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Author Archive for Simon Hill

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‘A terrible position’: A-League clubs and players reach impasse over pay deal | Simon Hill

After players rejected a new CBA offer talks are in deadlock and the impact on the game in Australia could be severeTo say A-League players did it tough to get the domestic season completed is akin to saying Harry Kewell had the merest hint of talent. …

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Melbourne City’s search for identity ramps up with first grand final appearance | Simon Hill

A maiden A-League title would go some way to discovering what has so far remained elusive to the City Football GroupIt has been a decade in the making but Melbourne City, for so long the A-League’s great underachievers, will finally take their seat at …

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Sydney FC stand on brink of football folklore against backdrop of indifference | Simon Hill

A record fifth national championship is just two wins away but the lack of fanfare is indicative of the fissure within the gameIn many countries around the world, numbers matter when it comes to football. In England, Sir Alex Ferguson made it his missi…

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Football in Australia is doomed to be a marginal sport unless its leaders show vision | Simon Hill

After many false dawns, football in Australia must finally realise its vast potential by learning from past failuresTo understand the latest existential crisis facing football in Australia, one must start at its genesis, which strangely coincided with …