Quite a surprise at the amount of media coverage of the retirement of a former Ayr United player given that he hasn’t turned out for the club since 1974. Also there has been little recognition of his visits to this country as a player in 1967 and as national team manager in 1985. These episodes were significant moments in the career of a man who went on to rewrite the record books as manager of Manchester United, which has hogged the major share of the panegyrics on his retirement.
Uruguayan national team and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is in the news because he has been banned for ten matches for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
MIRON Bleiberg is alive and well and his enthusiasm and passion for our football have not diminished.Not by any means.
Coverage in Uruguay and across the world this past week has been widespread on the news of the death of legendary goalkeeper Ladislao Mazurkiewicz.
VICTORIAN Premier League champion Dandenong Thunder is waiting on confirmation of a hearing date after lodging an appeal with Football Federation Australia.
“DON’T tell me we don’t have great players coming through the system,” said Joeys head coach Alistair Edwards. He sounded like he was up for this interview and I think I may have hit a nerve.
I don’t like to comment on matches I don’t watch, but Australia only winning 1-0 against Hong Kong leads me to declare I am somewhat unimpressed. Really, could Osieck have not just fielded a full team in which every outfield player has spent a portion of their career as a centre back? Have a go, Holger, or are you as big a coward as that imposter Pim Verbeek?
Australia’s revamped domestic competition has encompassed some turbulent times in its short history, however there’s an overwhelming feeling of excitement and optimism amongst A-League clubs and the football community in recent times. The product on the pitch is seemingly improving each season; crowds and television rating continue to escalate, while the new $160 million, four-year deal with Fox Sports and SBS will aid the game’s growth and underpin football into its next stage of development.
While I have a lot of sympathy for Tony Sage and Anthony di Pietro in their vocal disappointment at the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) reduction of the number of Asian Champions League (ACL) places available to Australia, the criticism is misdirected.