Rebooting the Lionesses – FIFA WWC 2015…

THERE WAS a time when a third / fourth playoff at the World Cup wasn’t a “nonsense match” – in England at least. Just five years ago in fact, when the Lionesses won their Bronze medal in Canada. It remains the best World Cup performance by a senior England team since 1966 and represented a symbolic reboot for women's football triggering exponential growth in coverage, investment and uptake at grass roots levels across the country...

‘Fork in the Road’ Time for Western Sydney Wanderers…

TWELVE MONTHS AGO, Western Sydney Wanderers were propping up the W-League and, frankly, a bit of a laughingstock. Now, they are genuine W-League playoff contenders, recently handing out a walloping to fierce cross-City rivals Sydney FC. Oh, but hang on... They were also on the end of a 0-4 home drubbing last weekend at the hands of Brisbane Roar. So, which way is this campaign about to go?...