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Texi

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Author of Unashamed Football Novels, football writer, part-time blogger, Sydney FC member, Geordie boot boy, over 35s player, park football referee, football dad. Member of the Meadowbank Ultras.

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Stadium food has not been a joy.

The emotional roller-coaster of being an Aussie fan in Doha

Yes, the players were very open with their time.

The emotional roller-coaster of being an Aussie fan in Doha

Harsh – surely you wouldn’t wish that on any home nation?

World Cup day 1 like no other starts with spectacular ceremony, ends in tame defeat and muted atmosphere

Us beating France. I like what I’m hearing.

'How could they sleep at night?' - the 49 Aussies who ignored 'virtue-signalling' to celebrate at WC opener

Heh, you’ll need to educate me in how to use it correctly.

'How could they sleep at night?' - the 49 Aussies who ignored 'virtue-signalling' to celebrate at WC opener

On this performance alone, yes. On routine if unspectacular victories over Perth and Jets, difficult to tell if the Wanderers’ defence is as strong as their results suggest. They certainly were found out in this one.

Individual errors costly as Wanderers self-destruct in first loss of 2022-23

Borrello did a lot of work to be fair, Ninkovic is still on another level, but he did give that ball away for the third goal. Was Yengi injured? I missed that news.

Individual errors costly as Wanderers self-destruct in first loss of 2022-23

I had tipped Wanderers to continue their mean streak, but they were no match in the end for a well-drilled and enthusiastic Mariners team. Kaltik at the back was immense. Silvera was busy when he came on, Tulio put a shift in, there was not a weak link in the Central Coast team. Tip against the Coasties at your peril from now on.

Individual errors costly as Wanderers self-destruct in first loss of 2022-23

I’d love to know what the style of play purports to be at Sydney FC.

Individual errors costly as Wanderers self-destruct in first loss of 2022-23

You’d still have to fancy the Wanderers over Sydney FC. The Sky Blues are weak.

Individual errors costly as Wanderers self-destruct in first loss of 2022-23

In Tony we trust. I don’t think we have an option.

Time for Gustavsson to put up or shut up as Matildas take on Denmark

Plenty of good Australian books coming out via Fair Play Publishing. PJ Laverty has a fiction novel out soon called The Gaffer. Check out their website if you’re looking for a good read, there’s quite a catalogue there now.

What is the best football book ever? (part 2)

Plenty more Texi Smith titles out there too! Give Anna Black – This Girl Can Play a go, now that we’re less than a year out from out very own World Cup. Thanks for the mention.

What is the best football book ever?

Just needs someone to open a selective academy that’s free to participants. Perhaps funded by an overseas club looking for talent. When that reaps rewards, others would need to follow suit. And all the best talent would drain away overseas… but it does anyway.

Qatar 2022 - are you on board?

The Gods are not happy. Last night a terrible storm rained down on the tipsters. Who will emerge from the rubble?

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Match Week 16

Oh hello Stuart

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Match Week 16

Ha ha. I would laugh if this really happened.

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Match Week 12

Sydney FC to beat Macarthur FC to make those inflated ticket prices worthwhile. How can you justify those prices?

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Match Week 6

Remember there’s draws too! If this was a World Cup knock out stage, that would be right. It’s bloody hard this! If you had 33% draws, then you’d have 66% chance of getting it wrong, whatever you pick. That probably doesn’t make any mathematical sense, feel free to rubbish me in the comments.

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Match Week 4

Anyone who tips the round should get a big cash prize. This is impossible!

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Match Week 3

This is going to be one hell of a round. Weather will wreak havoc. Strange things will happen, fluke goals will be scored, mistakes will be made, but we know that the A-League will deliver.

The Roar's A-League Men's tips and predictions: Round 2

Well written Ian Nacho. As a long-suffering, life-long Newcastle fan, you can try as much as you like, but I’m having this moment. Ask any rational Toon fan and they’ll be with you in despair at the funny money coming in to the EPL, however if it has to be our club and it has to be at the expense of a horrible owner, so be it. Looking forward to more of your writing on the Roar.

Quid game: Why Newcastle’s Saudi takeover turns my stomach as much as the Netflix classic

Hold on AdelaideAndy, I think Ian Syson has hacked your account.

'Please let us have this moment': Fan's reaction as Saudis takeover Toon

Bravo mate. People getting on their high horses and we just want to enjoy the moment as football fans.

'Please let us have this moment': Fan's reaction as Saudis takeover Toon

Sorry, I must have misread your initial reply.

'Please let us have this moment': Fan's reaction as Saudis takeover Toon

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