Almost the perfect away day

If you’ve never done Melbourne Victory away, you’re missing out. The sense of parochial pride as you represent your club, your city and your state as your team goes into battle on foreign soil is the most sought after feeling of any football fan, and a big blue in Melbourne delivers in spades. I wasContinue reading “Almost the perfect away day”

Elephant in the room.

A truly bizarre evening at Jubilee Oval as Sydney’s women passed a huge test against form team Melbourne City, while the men surrendered meekly despite having all the ball. On a day when made-up Covid rules gave a new angle to an inventive Active support, with the Wiggles taking out Triple J’s Hottest 100, SydneyContinue reading “Elephant in the room.”

Miracle saves can’t stop the Mariners

Just when we thought Mariners had been thwarted by the heroics of Andrew Redmayne in the Sydney FC goal, a sketchy penalty was awarded and despatched, sending the Coasties to Wembley for the FFA Cup final. The Sky Blues were left to rue a catalogue of missed chances, and the predictability of the moves fromContinue reading “Miracle saves can’t stop the Mariners”

Cooked at Kogarah in midnight plum

Double the fun, double the entertainment. Some people love a double-header, some people loathe it; frankly what more would you want than two games of top flight live football back to back? There is a definite line between supporting the women and supporting the men, but it all comes together under the umbrella of supportingContinue reading “Cooked at Kogarah in midnight plum”

All it needed was a little Elvis

There’s something about the FFA Cup that conjures up an atmosphere, born from the fact that it’s do or die every game, that defeat means the end of the journey and victory moves you one step closer to a date with glory. This was no exception, and the wild rain, the sending off and theContinue reading “All it needed was a little Elvis”

Mixed emotions at Kogarah

We were delighted to have any football at all this weekend, and when Sydney FC Women ended up with a standalone fixture at Jubilee Oval, this was a chance to give some good support to the girls in blue. A fabulous display in the first half again had the league leaders well ahead by theContinue reading “Mixed emotions at Kogarah”

Did 2021 do it for you…?

If we don’t grab our opportunities while we can, we’ll be commenting at the end of every year to come with “thank god that’s over … ” Whilst we’ve all been through the Covid ringer this year, with normality disrupted, travel restrictions imposed and everyday events cancelled, this year has still seen some remarkable milestonesContinue reading “Did 2021 do it for you…?”

Hawkesby hat-trick and a Lowe blow

A Sky Blue summer’s day, the day before New Years’ Eve, a stark contrast to Monday’s wet and wild encounter, this was the book end to a year that started with a win in Wollongong for the men and finished with a win in Wollongong for the women. And what a stylish first half performanceContinue reading “Hawkesby hat-trick and a Lowe blow”

A tale of two misses

A lovely summer’s afternoon turned into a horrid evening of horizontal rain and blustery drizzle at Leichhardt Oval on a public holiday Monday. Sydney FC were up against their rivals Western Sydney Wanderers, and the Cove were out in force to lend a hand in creating the derby atmosphere that we crave so much atContinue reading “A tale of two misses”

Bulls milked

Sydney FC came to Campbelltown for a Boxing Day encounter with high flying Macarthur FC and bossed their hosts, scoring twice in a dominant first half before easing their way to victory in the second. The Cove sang right to the final whistle and the appearance of a two-litre carton of milk, held aloft likeContinue reading “Bulls milked”