Sunday, November 8, 2015

Darcy Burgess winner of the Australian leg of the Nike Most Wanted Competition

My story @fourfourtwoOZ on Darcy Burgess winner of the Australian leg of the Nike Most Wanted Competition. Plus his Green & Gold Dream

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/darcys-green-and-gold-dream#:pa8ICQRc4CGxMA

A-League Snobcast

Latest Episode of the A-League Snobcast is out now! Hosted by Rob Toddler and me. Featuring Sydney's flying start, David Carney goes back to season#1, Gosford's entertaining losers v Parramatta's boring winners, Wellington v Cronulla- the final showdown!













https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/a-league-snobcast/id940151220?mt=2#episodeGuid=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.robtoddler.com%2Fpodcasts%2Fepisode11.mp3

What does Optus Taking EPL rights mean for Aus football?

Could Optus EPL deal provide the A-League with a TV broadcast windfall? Read my @FourFourTwoOz article to find out.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/optus-deal-could-provide-league-windfall#MBgkgjg2bxX4HlhT.01#:VW1mdMBsSUGxMA


Frank Lowy's Second Life Book Review for 2SER

I produced this story for @2ser Interview with author and journalist Jill Margo on new biography of FFA Boss Frank Lowy. Listen here



Who is Frank Lowy to you? You may know him as the billionaire Westfield shopping mall mogul, or as the Chairman of the Football Federation Australia.
What you may not know is that he is a survivor of the Holocaust who at age 16 fled the terror of a Nazi-ruled Hungary and arrived in Australia.
The 85-year old, who is one of Australia's wealthiest businessmen, has a net-worth of over four billion US dollars.
His most recent biography A Second Life gives an intriguing insight into this refugee turned multi-billionaire.
Jill Margo, Walkey award-winning journalist and author of A Second Life, joined The Daily to tell us more about the biography.
http://www.2ser.com/component/k2/item/18727-frank-lowy-s-second-life

Four Four Two Podcasts

I'm on the Four Four Two Podcast again this A-League season.











Listen to the my last two appearances here. October 28

Here I am  with Editor KevinAirs442 & hosted by Adam Jackson. We talk Wellington Phoenix being kicked out of the A-League, the Sydney Derby and much more!

http://au.fourfourtwo.com/podcasts/442fm_11x04.mp3

November 3

With Kevin Airs, Adam Jackson and John Davidson. Newcastle Jets are flying so high on the A-League ladder they're making their fans noses bleed. What does Optus taking EPL rights mean to the A-League and Socceroos? Plus much more listen here:

http://au.fourfourtwo.com/podcasts/442fm_11x05.mp3

Interview with Sydney FC Defender Sebastian Ryall

Interview with Sydney FC Defender Sebastian Ryall

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/ryall-well-give-our-fans-bragging-rights#:TjpBq6wkuAGxMA

Interview with Sydney FC utility Rhyan Grant

My interview with Rhyan Grant

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/grant-sydney-needs-derby-clean-sheet

Hume City FFA Cup Yarns

Read my yarn @FourFourTwoOz Which superstar of world football are Hume City looking to sign for their FFA Cup Semi? 

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/ffa-cup-hume-call-superstar-exemption

My @FFACup yarn on Hume City's failed bid to sign retired Liverpool star for semi-final vs Victory via FourFourTwoOZ

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/hume-citys-cisse-bid-fails

Ahead Wednesday's FFA Cup semi-final between Hume City and Melbourne Victory I use the David vs Goliath cliche and Hume City coach Lou Acevski says "We'll give it all we've got!"

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/hume-city-well-give-it-all-weve-got#:N_4x82X8aGGxMA

Former Valencia youth product Theo Markelis backs Hume City FC to snatch victory in @FFACup semi-final against Melbourne Victory

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/markelis-backs-hume-snatch-victory

Interview with Sydney FC youngster Alex Gersbach

My yarn @FourFourTwoOz w Alex Gersbach School's out and the‪#‎ALeague‬ of summer is in for the ‪#‎SydneyFC‬ Left-back

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/schools-out-gersbach-now-big-test#X4G36b3JFHyDi3Mb.01

Interview with Sydney FC young star Chris 'Kiki' Naumoff

Time to go kooky for Kiki! My yarn w Sydney FC starlet Chris Naumoff building on breakthrough season via@FourFourTwoOz

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/naumoff-builds-breakthrough-season#JplSwjv2H82AOD8P.01#:wg8vmfnvZ-GxMA

Four Four Two Magazine 10 Birthday Edition with Mark Bosnich Interview


Get the latest 442 magazine at newsagents now. It features my favourite all time moment in journalism so far. I was lucky to get the opportunity  to interview former Aston Villa, Manchester United and Socceroo Goal Keeping legend Mark Bosnich.

 http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/10th-birthday-special

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Interview with Oakleigh Cannons FC coach Arthur Pappas

My interview with Oakleigh Cannons FC coach Arthur Pappas. He's looking to exploit Hume City FC's injuries in @FFACup Quarter Final.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/papas-looking-exploit-hume-citys-injury-woes

Interview with Oakleigh Cannons Striker Sean Rooney

My @ FFACup yarn. A- League return for ex - Jet Sean Rooney? Oakleigh's striker also talks about the FFA Cup clash with Hume City. via @FourFourTwoOz.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/league-return-rooney-oakleighs-striker-lines-his-goals

Interview with Hume City Coach Lou Acevski

Hume City Coach Lou Acevski says playing at home is an advantage in FFA Cup Quarter Final clash against the Oakleigh Cannons via @FourFourTwoOz

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/ffa-cup-hume-citys-14m-edge

Latest issue of Four Four Two OZ magazine.

Get latest issue of @FourFourTwoOZ magazine. It's the A League special! Plus my feature on the Top 10 rising stars of the NPL.

In this issue my feature on who the top 10 players outside the A-League are.

Out now!

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/spilling-secrets-victory-and-sydney

Terry Antonis interview and challenge of making PAOK debut

My yarn on Terry Antonis as as he returns to training for PAOK via FourFourTwoOZ 

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/antonis-returns-training-paok

Interviews with Matildas defender Alana Kennedy & PFA Chief Adam Vivian.

My Matildas yarn @FourFourTwoOz featuring interviews with Matildas defender Alana Kennedy & PFA Chief Adam Vivian.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/striking-matildas-will-go-down-history-pfa

Interview with Sydney CEO Tony Pignata

My interview @FourFourTwoOz with SydneyFC CEO Tony Pignata he says that when it comes to Marquee players the MLS is blowing A-League clubs 'out of the water'

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/mls-blowing-league-clubs-out-water-pignata

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Matilda's defender Alanna Kennedy interview on 2SER

I produced this story for 2SER Sydney Community Radio. World Cup defender Alanna Kennedy was on this morning's The Daily program to talk about the Matildas ongoing strike action.

http://www.2ser.com/component/k2/item/17930-matildas-on-strike

Socceroos and A-League players could go on strike


My story @FourFourTwoOz Pay dispute threatens A League start. PFA says strike action on table

Matilda's pay dispute.

My yarn on Matilda's pay dispute with FFA. Team felt "disrespected' by FFA CEO David Gallop's snub.

Featuring interviews with PFA CEO Adam Vivian and Matilda's defender Alanna Kennedy

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/matildas-fury-gallop-pay-talks-snub
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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Heidelberg Warriors Coach: They took our Suarez

My yarn with Heidelberg United's coach George Katsakis. looking ahead to the FFA Cup game against Melbourne City he says, "Central Coast Mariners took our Suarez"

Photo Daniel Heffernan by Grahame Furlong

Huge week for Hume City

My FFA Cup yarn with Hume City coach Lou Asevski hails defining week. Last eight in the FFA Cup and a Grand Final decider looms.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/ffa-cup-hume-city-hails-defining-week

Photo Marcus Schroen Matt Johnson Photographs.

Fans outraged after Brisbane Strikers robbed of title chance

My story on controversial end of QLD NPL

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/fans-outraged-after-brisbane-strikers-robbed-title-chance

From Borroloola to Sydney to the Matildas?

My latest story for 2SER on young indigenous football star Shadeene Evans a product of the John Moriarty Football Program Her journey from a remote community in the Northern Territory to a Sports High School in Sydney.

http://www.2ser.com/component/k2/item/17760-shadeene-evans-young-indigenous-footballer

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sydney Olympic FFA Cup story.

My yarn @FourFourTwoOz with Sydney Olympic winger Michael Giatzatis. More than interstate rivalries in FFA Cup vs Hume City.

After being eliminated in the Round of 16 last year, Sydney Olympic will be hoping to avoid a repeat this season when they face Hume City for a spot in the final eight this Tuesday night.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/olympic-playing-ffa-cup-glory

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Palm Beach Sharks have Western Sydney Wanderers on the Menu

Yes I used a shark pun in my latest FFA Cup story. Sharks are Beach Palm circling their next victim FFA Cup. 


No NPL side has defeated an A-team in the League Cup this year FFA, but the Sharks have Western Sydney Wanderers on the menu in their round of 16 home clash.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/palm-beach-young-gun-aims-league

FFA Cup story Marko Jesic: Rockdale City Suns can beat Melbourne Victory

Ex- Newcastle and former Olyroo Jet Marko Jesic says Rockdale City Suns can be Melbourne Victory giant-killers in the FFA Cup.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hume City Midfielder Marcus Schroen Up for FFA Cup game v Sydney Olympic

More than interstate bragging rights on the line when Victorian NPL side Hume City take on Sydney Olympic in the FFA Cup Round of 16.

Marcus Schroen will be one two watch. Spent three seasons with FC Den Bosch in Holland’s Jupiler League at the age of 16.

Interview with Joeys coach Tony Vidmar

My exclusive interview @FourFourTwoOz with former Socceroo Tony Vidmar. Even with a 'Group of Death' he says the Joeys are keen to face the world's best at the under -17 World Cup in Chile.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/group-death-joeys-keen-face-worlds-best

Awer Mabil Danish Adventure

My yarn @FourFourTwoOz on Awer Mabil's move to Danish champs FC Midtjylland Transition to 1st team may take a while.

I speak to Danish Journalist about Mabil's new club and teammates

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/mabils-big-european-brake-aussie-speedster-cools-his-heels-denmark.

Interview with Sydney FC Captian Alex Brosque

My interview with Sydney FC Captain Alex Brosque. The Sky Blues skipper out for FFA Cup & Big Blue revenge.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/brosque-sydney-chasing-big-blue-revenge

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Exclusive Interview with Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold

In a wide-ranging interview the Sky Blues tactician says Sydney helped put ex-marquee, Marc Janko's career back on track, and says cross-town rivals Western Sydney Wanderers were thwarted by FFA scheduling during their AFC Champions League campaign.



http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/arnold-league-young-mans-game

Interview with former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Oldfield

Former Liverpool FC GK Chris Oldfield, talks A-League gig & FFA Cup tie as his Hume City takes on Sydney Olympic in the round of 16.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/hume-city-keeper-holds-league-hopes

Is South Melbourne striker Milos Lujic the best Aussie based striker not playing in the A-League

My story via @ FourFourTwoOz. Why is South Melbourne striker Milos Lujic not playing in the A-League?

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/best-aussie-based-striker-not-playing-league

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Interview with Central Coast Mariners Coach Tony Walmsley



Interview with Central Coast Mariners Coach Tony Walmsley, he talks about tonight's FFACup game with Wellington Phoenix FC & his hopes to finish in the finals for the upcoming A-League season ahead

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/cup-barometer-new-era-mariners

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FFA Cup: Heidelberg United

Once a production line for the are looking to an inspirational push

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/heidelbergs-heroes-inspire-ffa-cup-push

FFA Cup: Hume City and their Fantastic Four

Read my story on as the plan to unleash their fantastic four in the

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/ffa-cup-hume-city-unleash-fantastic-four

Exclusive Interview with Central Coast Mariner's striker Roy O'Donovan

My yarn with new signing Roy O'Donovan, he thanks royal ruckus for Mariners move | via

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/odonovan-thanks-royal-ruckus-mariners-move

The story behind new Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor

My story behind new coach Guillermo Amor via

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/story-behind-new-adelaide-united-coach-guillermo-amor

Sydney FC striker Shane Smeltz up for the fight

My exclusive interview w Shane Smeltz Who's primed for the title fight.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/smeltz-primed-title-fight

Craig Goodwin ready for 'amazing' clash against Liverpool

My exclusive interview with fan & Red Craig Goodwin ready for 'amazing' clash

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/liverpool-fan-goodwin-ready-amazing-clash

James Demetriou attracting A-League interest

Swansea's Aus striker James Demetriou attracting A-League interest of & United

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/demetriou-attracting-league-interest

Top 10 moments in round ball evolution

With FFA giving fans a chance to design 2016's official match ball I look at it's history

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/hair-there-top-10-moments-round-ball-evolution#XdF2HZDtXX8tQsli.99

Monday, July 13, 2015

2SER Interview Elvis DeMarchi, the program manager of John Moriarty Football

With Matilda's stars Kyah Simon and Lydia Williams shining a light on the quality of Indigenous footballers in Australia during the recent Women's World Cup in Canada, the next generation of talent is being cultivated in a remote part of the Northern Territory.
Seven Indigenous girls from the remote Gulf of Carpentaria, are currently representing the Northern Territory at the Football Federation Australia National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour.
The girls are part of an organisation started by the first Indigenous player to be chosen to represent Australia, John Moriarty, who was born in Borroloola – which along with the Robinson River is part of the area the John Moriarty Football program locates Indigenous talent.
Listen now to Elvis DeMarchi, the program manager of John Moriarty Football to find out more about the organisation and the work they are doing.

Exclusive Interview with Swansea Striker James Demetriou

My exclusive interview @FourFourTwoOz with Swansea’s young Aussie striker James Demetriou on moving onward & upwards after a first season of up and downs in the EPL

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/swanseas-young-aussie-striker-takes-missteps-his-stride


Meet Cluj's young Aussie Anthony Carter

Dracula's not the only one making his mark in Transylvania. Meet Cluj's young Aussie Anthony Carter 

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/get-carter-meet-young-aussie-making-his-mark-romania

My exclusive interview @ Four Four Two with the latest Aussie Abroad to make his European top flight debut.

Exclusive interview Adelaide United Goalkeeper. Eugene Galekovic

My Exclusive interview with Adelaide United Goalkeeper. Eugene Galekovic  vows torrid time for Darwin debutants in the FFA Cup. 

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/galekovic-vows-torrid-time-darwin-debutants

Friday, July 3, 2015

Art of the Striker 442 Cover Feature

My first ever cover feature for 442. The Art of the Striker featuring: Marc Janko, Shane Smeltz, Archie Thompson Nathan Burns, Andy Keogh. Very proud to have gotten the A-League on the front cover of 442. It's one of the main reason I became a football writer was to promote Australian football!

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/features/secret-art-striker

Exclusive interview with Olyroo Steven Ugarkovic

My exclusive interview with Olyroo Steven Ugarkovic for 442, toughened in fires of club v country battle.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/olyroo-toughened-fires-club-v-country-battle

Interview with Sally Shipard on 2SER Sydney Community Radio

Did my first shift @2ser Sydney Community Radio on Thursday's Daily Show. Produced a story on Matilda's history making Women's World campaign featuring an interview with former Matilda Sally Shipard who is part of SBS's Women's World Cup Coverage

http://www.2ser.com/component/k2/item/16461-former-matilda-sally-shipard-on-australia-s-history-making-world-cup-campaign




Exclusive interview with Blackburn Rovers midfielder Hyuga Tanner

Here's an exclusive interview with young Aussie Abroad and Australian youth representative Hyuga Tanner who plays for Blackburn Rovers


http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/tanner-catching-eye-england

Saturday, June 27, 2015

John Moriarty Football inspiring young indigenous girls to be the next Matildas

My feature on the work being done in remote communities in the Northern Territories by the John Moriarty Football program. The foundation is  helping young girls and inspiring them to follow in the footsteps of  The Matildas like Kyah Simon and Lydia Williams.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/young-girls-inspired-matildas-simon-williams

Exclusive interview with Matildas Goalkeeper Lydia Williams

My exclusive interview with Matildas Goalkeeper Lydia Williams for @ Four Four Two Oz She says the Matildas are out for revenge in the quarter final clash against Japan at the Women's World Cup in Canada.

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/williams-puts-heroics-aside-now
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