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Opinion

The Greek migrant shipwreck was another preventable tragedy at the borders of Europe

The Mediterranean route between Libya and Italy has been described as the “world’s most dangerous maritime crossing”. This was proven once again last week in the tragic shipwreck of a …

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Live football in Greece: The agony and the ecstasy

Imagine spending thousands of dollars to pay for a flight from Sydney to Athens, sitting 20hrs in total in economy class seats on two planes that travel over 15,000 kms, …

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The King is dead…

Edson Arantes do Nascimento anointed as simply, Pele, the legendary Brazilian football (soccer) player who rose from poverty to become the King of Football, died December 29, 2022, at 82. …

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A League’s decision to hold all grand finals in Sydney divides the football community

Just one week after the great result by our Socceroos in the Qatar World Cup in reaching the Second Round, Australian Football missed the excellent opportunity to maintain the positive …

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Graham Arnold restored the Australian football DNA

Australia achieved the honourable loss we were looking for against Argentina and the genius of Lionel Messi. The 2-1 score line does not detail all the chances, twists and turns, …

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Arnold and the Socceroos confound the critics

I was in transit to Los Angeles when that moment – that will long live in Australian football history – was created by Graham Arnold and his team. Mathew Leckie’s …

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The Socceroos’ huge victory was needed

Any World Cup needs its stars to fire, especially Qatar with all the negative criticism over corruption and human rights issues it has attracted. And the stars have not disappointed. …

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Socceroo DNA was missing in the disastrous game with France

The France 4 – Australia 1 score was no big surprise in the World Champions as superstars like Mbappe and Dembele ran our defence ragged. However, this defeat felt different …

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Port Melbourne thumps Heidelberg United to put their finals hopes in danger

Heidelberg finds itself once again behind in the race for the top six after suffering a huge loss at the hands of Port Melbourne, with the regular season slowly approaching …

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Black Cretans and 1922

“The Cretans are vastly picturesque: great number of blacks, male and female.”: Edward Lear 1846 According to the British consul in Chania, Crete, writing in 1858 about British efforts to …

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