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Melissa Barbieri – Still Leading by Example


  Melissa Barbieri has become an icon of Australian football since she emerged for the Matilda’s (The Australian National Women’s Football Team) back in 2002.   But an Asian Cup triumph, four World Cups and 86 caps later, being a legend of the Australian game hasn’t affected the mother and goalkeepers desire to compete and to win.   Following an …

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5 Biggest Shocks of Euro 2016!

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Join us as we count down our 5 Biggest Shocks of Euro 2016, hours before the Final Kicks Off between France and Portugal.   5. Harry Kane Many thought that Harry Kane would be a key figure in England’s Euro 2016 Campaign. Many were right to believe that, after the Spurs Forward scored 25 League goals last season as Spurs …

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Belgium and Italy: Disappointment versus Surprise


Heading into Euro 2016, expectations for these two nations could not have been further apart. With the Italian side being dubbed, “the worst Italy team in 50 years” by the media, there were even fears among the supporters that the team would struggle to qualify out of the group, and that a failure in the Euros, combined with their poor showing …

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Ibrahimovic confirms he’s joining Manchester United

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  After what seems like weeks of speculation linking Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Premier League,and in particular Manchester United, the big Swede has confirmed that his next destination will be Manchester United. The recently retired ex-Sweden Captain released a statement on his social media accounts with the Manchester United badge, stating that the time had come to let the world …

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Importance of Substitutions at Euro 2016


Substitutions are an important part of football in general because they represent a change in tactics and personnel in order to adapt to how the match is developing, but Euro 2016 has seen them become a major part of a lot of the matches. So far twelve goals have been scored after the 87th minute in the Euros with Czech Republic …

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Minimum Points Needed to Get Out of the Group Stages at Euro 2016


With England suffering a heartbreaking last minute equaliser at the hands of Russia, I wondered about the possible scenarios that could happen to England in the following matches against Wales and Slovakia. One of these scenarios was England finishing third which usually leads to a team getting knocked out, but this tournament has a unique structure due to there being …

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21 under 21 at Euro 2016


Olexandr Zinchenko – Ukraine (19) Zinchenko is a product of the Shaktar Donetsk Youth Sportive School system, but was let go by Shaktar in 2014 to join FC Ufa of the Russian Premier League. He made his international debut against Spain in a Euro 2016 qualifier and scored his first goal against Ukraine breaking a record previously held by Andriy …

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5 Underdogs to Look Out For at Euro 2016

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With Euro 2016 just a few days away it’s time to look at the teams that have managed to avoid the tag of favourites going in to the tournament, but at the same time they have the quality to upset some of the bigger nations if they are not given enough respect and we always love an underdog to surprise …

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The State of Australian Football – Part 2

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  It is too easy to underestimate the importance of reputation in the world game. In Australia we have done this for too long. It is hard to think of one footballing nation that derives instant respect without a bona fide superstar.   The football identities of entire nations have been built around individuals who have reached the heights of …

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The State of Australian Football – Part 1

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  How can Australian football continue developing if we think we’ve already hit our peak?   Football fans across the world love the idea of a golden era. An epoch of brilliance that in a heartbeat they can identify – ‘I remember where I was when’, best when encapsulated by a moment (‘Aloisi scores’ anyone?) and always available in a …

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