April has to be one of the most exciting months on the pitch as the European leagues come to an end, where promotions/relegations and European places are determined.
An interesting month in November with representative football the highlight. News faces to the Socceroo's squad in Korea, HAL players featuring in squad for the EAFF East Asian Cup and a great run by the U19's. Many of the Asian leagues have now been completed, whereas the European leagues are entering the busy New Year period or taking a winter break. Several loan deals affecting our younger players.
In terms of club football, October is the month where most leagues around the world are on the park playing. A huge amount of game time for our Aussies Abroad, a much needed win for the Socceroos and a sprinkling of transfers.
For those football starved fans enduring a long off-season in Australia, we have some respite as the big European leagues returned to action in August. Plenty of player movements, so many Aussies trying to establish themselves at new clubs. An international friendly for the Socceroos and the next stage in WC2014 qualifying is nearly upon us. The Young Socceroos are playing a tournament in Asia.
VICTORIANS Bailey Wright and Jackson Irvine continue to make giant strides in their professional playing careers in Britain.
A huge amount of player movement over the past month as the transfer window remains open and many look for new clubs as players aim to get settled during the pre-season.
As most of the European leagues have now finished for 2011/12, much of the action on the pitch is in Asia for our Aussies Abroad.
Many of our Aussies Abroad in Europe have now finished their club seasons. The end of season emotional rollercoaster of promotion, relegation, European qualification, contract extension or release is upon us. Asian leagues are in full swing, with a couple of Aussies now also playing in the Americas, so plenty of action on the pitch. The Socceroos are in training camp in preparation for their important upcoming fixtures.
INJURY robbed Young Socceroos star Jamie Maclaren from being named on the Blackburn Rovers bench against Chelsea a fortnight ago.