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Football Federation Australia has scored some own goals this year. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Season wrap: Goals – and own goals – in Australian football

What should have been a great year for Australian soccer has been let down by underwhelming fan interest and a distracting dispute between Football Federation Australia and A-League clubs.
The FFA should pay more attention to recent history, rather than reacting to external forces with dubious intentions. AAP/Dan Himbrechts

The ‘new football’ should stop engaging in ‘old soccer’ debates

No-one seriously believes that football – followed by so many, and accepted as legitimate by most of the community – could be killed off in Australia by a handful of media mouthpieces.
Hawthorn fans watched the players train this week - everyone is a winner when it comes to the AFL grand final. AAP/Julian Smith

Why AFL grand final is the most successful event in Australia

When the Sydney Swans take on Hawthorn at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday, it won’t just be AFL fans cheering. As Australia’s dominant sport competition, the AFL generates more revenue than any…
The stoush involving Clive Palmer and the Football Federation of Australia mirrors the game’s earlier woes. AAP

Soccer in Australia: Is history repeating Itself?

Soccer in Australia occupies a paradoxical position in the Australian sporting landscape. It has the highest overall participant rates, yet is ranked fourth of the four football codes in popularity and…

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