The words that brought Brenton to tears...
All it took was a few words of praise - but to hear it come from his veteran commentator hero Martin Tyler was enough to reduce Fox Sports' Brenton Speed to tears.
Sydney FC to sign English striker
Sydney FC are expected to confirm the signing of English striker Adam le Fondre after his sudden exit from Championship club Bolton was confirmed to chase a "once in a lifetime" move.
Kevin De Bruyne to miss three months with backpacking trip
Playmaker will be unavailable until November after taking a last-minute decision to fly to Peru and hike the Inca Trail, report Back of the Net
Quiz! Can you name all 53 goalscorers from Arsenal vs Chelsea games over the last 15 years?
As Unai Emery andMaurizio Sarri prepare for their first Premier League Gunners vs Blues clash, can you name the players whove decided these matches over the past decade-and-a-half?
FFA Cupsets show expansion is ready to go
One of the obstacles occasionally thrown up by anti-expansion apologists (and how many of those are left?) is the danger of spreading talent too thinly across the league. Well given the recent performance of NPL clubs in the FFA Cup, that fear is pretty much blown out of the water.
Referees: A Grassroots Crisis
There is a crisis in grassroots football, and I myself am part of the problem.
Striking Gold - how to solve the Socceroos' scoring woes
In three games at the recent World Cup, playing the teams ranked 7, 11 and 12 in the World, we conceded five goals – one of them a dodgy VAR penalty and two others were super unlucky deflections. All things considered, that was not too bad for a country rated 36, so clearly, defense is not a problem. Australia’s biggest problem is scoring goals.
Confessions of an Australian England Fan
Inconceivable as it may sound to some in both Australia and England, there is a deep down affection for the Old Country in these Antipodes. Those of British stock, in particular, can’t help but want England to do well in football competitions – but only if Australia is no longer in contention.
Pic special: Usain bolts into Australia
Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt touched down in Sydney this morning and the circus around his trial with Central Coast Mariners began...
Pics: Japanese film crew attend Melbourne Victory training
Keisuke Honda's move to the A-League has generated plenty of interest back in his homeland. A Japanese film crew in Australia attended Monday's training session with Honda's new club, Melbourne Victory. The Japanese superstar will link up with Kevin Muscat's men later this week.
Is this the greatest team goal ever?
Bayer Leverkusen put on an absolute masterclass on how to play out from the back, with a series of pinpoint perfect passes, tight triangles and tidy finish – all at lightning pace. Have you ever seen anything better?
Iniesta turns it on with super strike in Japan
This is what the A-League missed out on – Andres Iniesta showed his Barca genius when he scored for his new J1 League side Vissel Kobe in a 1-1 draw with Sanfrecce last night. The former Spanish World Cup winner was briefly linked with a move to the A-League in May until Kobe outbid Australian clubs for his services.
Wayne Rooney's amazing tackle, recovery and assist
Wayne Rooney defied the naysayers with this amazing track back from the opposition box to pull off a text book bone crunching tackle (in front of an open goal), recover and then belt back up the pitch before delivering a pinpoint cross-pitch pass for a last second winner. And all that in the 96th minute!