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Matildas pay gap is an example of a broader cultural problem

The Blog FC Staff June 27, 2015

While the Matildas are making history at the Women’s World Cup in Canada, the issue of women’s pay in football has been dominating the headlines locally. Paid significantly less than their male counterparts, The Blog FC looks at why women are paid less and how that can change. By Ryan Cropp and Mark Houston  On… Continue Reading »

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Australia’s match with Kyrgyzstan was the essence of world football

Joey Ratcliffe June 17, 2015

Australia toiled to a 2-1 victory over minnows Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek, but the match represented more than just a World Cup qualifier: it was a snapshot of the significance of the world game writes Joey Ratcliffe. It all seemed too easy after one minute, when Mile Jedinak’s free-kick found it’s way over the goalkeeper to give… Continue Reading »

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Champions League Final: Juventus 1-3 Barcelona

Inside Spanish Football June 7, 2015

Barcelona have become the only club in Europe to ever win the treble twice in the competition’s history as they defeat Italian champions Juventus in the 2014-15 Champions League final, writes Inside Spanish Football’s Tom Conn. Spanish champions Barcelona took on Italian champions Juventus in a true Champions League final in Berlin’s Olympiastadion as both… Continue Reading »

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Chelsea see off Sydney FC thanks to Remy rocket

Mark Houston June 3, 2015

Loic Remy’s thunderous shot on the half-hour was enough for English champions Chelsea to see off Sydney FC in front of a record crowd at ANZ Stadium. A strong, though somewhat short-handed, Chelsea side took to ANZ Stadium in Sydney in front of over 85,000 fans – the most to attend a football match in… Continue Reading »

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Kane strike helps Spurs sink Sydney

Mark Houston May 31, 2015

Harry Kane had clearly read the script, and his 43rd minute strike was enough to see Tottenham Hotspur record a 1-0 win over Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium. It’s been a season to remember for Spurs striker Harry Kane, and the 21-year-old continued his fine Premier League form in the AIA Cup against Sydney FC,… Continue Reading »

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The Blog FC’s A-League Team of the Season

Joey Ratcliffe May 30, 2015

It was one of the closest A-League seasons in history and selecting the Team of the Season was just as tight. Joey Ratcliffe goes through the players who starred this season and made it into our Team of the Season for 2014/15. EUGENE GALEKOVIC (ADELAIDE) Arguably the best goalkeeper in the A-Leagues 10-year history, Eugene… Continue Reading »

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The Pod FC Episode 8: It’s Timmy Time

The Blog FC Staff May 30, 2015

After another layoff The Blog FC is back with another edition of its award-winning* podcast, The Pod FC. Adam Dow is joined by regular Mark Houston alongside Joey Ratcliffe to discuss the A-League grand final between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC, the Australian season as a whole, the last rounds of the Premier League and… Continue Reading »

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Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers face an uncertain future

Thomas Stelzer May 29, 2015

2014/15 will be a season many Liverpool fans will want to forget. What was meant to be a fond farewell for departing legend Steven Gerrard became a horror show, with uninspired performances in the club’s most important matches followed by an embarrassing 6-1 defeat to Stoke on the final day and, ultimately, a 6th-placed finish. Brendan Rodgers’… Continue Reading »

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Sevilla win second consecutive Europa League title

Inside Spanish Football May 29, 2015

An exciting, back and forth Europa League final was played out in Warsaw between Dnipro and Sevilla, with the Spanish side claiming a 3-2 victory to make it back-to-back Europa League titles and book a place in the 2015/16 Champions League. Inside Spanish Football’s Tom Conn has the match report and reaction from Warsaw. Dnipro… Continue Reading »

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Spurs arrive in Sydney ahead of clash with FC

Mark Houston May 28, 2015

Tottenham Hotspur touched down in Sydney to much fanfare today, and manager Mauricio Pochettino and players Harry Kane and Ryan Mason addressed the media alongside Sydney FC counterparts Graham Arnold, Sebastian Ryall and Jacques Faty. Mark Houston was at Circular Quay. Tottenham Hotspur arrived at Sydney Airport to a raucous reception from Spurs’ Australian fanbase,… Continue Reading »

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