Watching the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in Australia thumbnail

Last night, which would have been early hours in the morning here, the UEFA Champions League (UCL) kicked off, as the 2018/19 competition got underway. The UCL is almost certainly the world’s most prestigious club competition; it’s undoubtedly the top prize for the big clubs like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. But how do [...]


If any of you haven’t heard of the AFC Asian Cup, then you can’t have read my post SBS Strike Again! Another Special European Broadcast. If you have read that post, you will know that the Asian Cup is actually older than the UEFA European Football Championship also referred to in the title. This competition has [...]

Australian Hyundai A-League versus The English Premier League thumbnail

I’m surprised I have lived here in Australia as long as I have without making this comparison before. Still, better late than never. Now, I understand this is a bit of a bloke’s post, and even then, not every bloke likes football (as it should be called) or soccer, as it is called here. For [...]


Last week I wrote a post about a “Special Broadcast Service” from the terrestrial television channel SBS here in Australia. I got thoroughly bashed in the comments by everyone; it seems that nobody else liked the “Special Broadcast Service” I was talking about. It was a little European competition that has been established so many [...]


Tomorrow is FA Cup final day and this post may look as though it’s going to be about the English FA Cup Final at Wembley. It isn’t, it’s about something much more important than that. But for some while it will probably just look like a post about the English FA Cup Final at Wembley. [...]


Last Saturday morning my young daughter, Elizabeth, played her first competitive team sport, netball. She really loved it and throughout the game the girls rotated positions. In the 12 minutes Elizabeth played as an attacker, she scored two goals. Or are they called nets or something? She is already looking forward to next week’s game. [...]

indoor football

When I lived in England, which is almost 3 years ago now, I used to regularly play five aside football. I played quite a bit of it actually, two games a week, one on Thursday nights and one on Sunday nights with the games lasting one hour each. And I did that for 28 years. [...]