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He retired because he couldn’t get back into Japan after international duty in the middle of the pandemic, though.

ANALYSIS: Langerak's staggering omission is Arnie's way of showing us he's in charge

Unlikely to get much (any) playing time, but I’m happy to see Cam there too.

ANALYSIS: Langerak's staggering omission is Arnie's way of showing us he's in charge

Yes, interesting to see Tommy Deng favoured over Trent Sainsbury (the latter of whom had looked a bit off the pace in recent showings).

Interesting Christmas dinner in the Arnold household, that’s for sure.

ANALYSIS: Langerak's staggering omission is Arnie's way of showing us he's in charge

Just wanted to thank everyone for their contribution to this discussion. I read all your comments, even if I didn’t quite have time to reply last Monday.

The A-Leagues need to focus on football, not more VAR decisions

I watched a replay. Crazy game. The MLS Cup almost always is.

After a cracking weekend, it's time to celebrate football's feel-good stories

No way Celtic will bring in a former Rangers player as manager.

After a cracking weekend, it's time to celebrate football's feel-good stories

An incredibly frustrating season comes to a predictable end, unfortunately.

S-Pulse conceded stoppage-time equalisers against Kashiwa and Shonan Bellmare in the final few games of the season and ultimately went down to another 88th-minute equaliser (Sapporo’s winner was redundant).

Very hard to come back from J2 (just ask JEF United). Kyoto should just about be good enough to see off Kumamoto.

After a cracking weekend, it's time to celebrate football's feel-good stories

I hope he’s still enjoying his grand tour of NPL3 Victorian grounds.

The best atmospheres of any code is the A-Leagues' biggest selling point

I can’t believe anyone could possibly be angered by my thoughts, which I myself have personally always rather enjoyed.

The best atmospheres of any code is the A-Leagues' biggest selling point

I disagree with mwm’s premise entirely. I’ve been to plenty of big football games over the years, both here and abroad. The games I remember are always the ones with the best atmospheres.

The best atmospheres of any code is the A-Leagues' biggest selling point

Yeah, I’m fully invested in Fantasy now. My wife put together a team as well. It’s a great ‘in’ for the league.

The best atmospheres of any code is the A-Leagues' biggest selling point

I have an archive of hundreds of columns which go into great detail about on-pitch action, but folks like you only ever seem to comment on these ones. Is it just because you don’t like the fact the A-League produces a better atmosphere than other sports?

The best atmospheres of any code is the A-Leagues' biggest selling point

I mean, I was at both games, Randy. And one (the Big Blue) was louder than the other (the NRL GF). I’m simply reporting what I saw and heard in person.

I’m glad you enjoy rugby league, but it hardly holds the monopoly on big crowds at the SFS, which has hosted numerous sold-out Socceroos games and Sydney Derbies.

The best atmospheres of any code is the A-Leagues' biggest selling point

Hi Waz. Unfortunately I can’t be in two places at once. The Big Blue was the match of the round, and I was there, so I wrote about it. But Brisbane Roar will be getting plenty of coverage from me this season.

The best atmospheres of any code is the A-Leagues' biggest selling point

Fair call. But don’t forget Dwight Yorke might help the Bulls break the shackles.

I reckon the quality of Robert Mak and Joe Lolley at Sydney FC has been a little bit overlooked as well. But we’ll see.

A totally accurate prediction of where every A-League Men team will finish

Hi Cpaaa. I appreciate the sentiment.

I was on the road last weekend, otherwise I’d have covered it.

I’ll be back on deck on Mondays for the rest of the season.

A totally accurate prediction of where every A-League Men team will finish

Carn the Eels!

An open letter to Eels fans: Dare to dream on this tale of two Grand Final journeys

No chance Danny Vukovic features for the Socceroos going forward. Ryan, Langerak and Redmayne are the three keepers.

World Cup 'X-Factor' dazzles, but questions remain: Five things we learned from Australia's 2-0 win over New Zealand

Perhaps just to remind everyone who’s boss? That’s the only reason I can think of.

World Cup 'X-Factor' dazzles, but questions remain: Five things we learned from Australia's 2-0 win over New Zealand

Hard to do justice to Robbie’s whole story in just 690 words. Needless to say, we spoke about A LOT during our call. He had plenty more to say, including:

– how the Australia Cup is one of his favourite competitions in world football
– how it took him ages to convince PSG officials to sell him a ticket to the Kop of Boulogne when he first moved to Paris
– how it’s hard to get close to big European superstars, even if you work with them every day.

And plenty more. I probably could have written his biography by the end of it. He’s a super-interesting bloke.

Robbie Thomson is excited for the A-League, and more importantly, he's one of us

Yes, he and Simon Hill are Network Ten’s two main callers.

Robbie Thomson is excited for the A-League, and more importantly, he's one of us

Good insight, although I guess we’ll see how Allianz Stadium holds up after Bruno Mars.

'Bottom of the pecking order': When it comes to football, not all pitches are equal

It’s a decent thought, but half the problem is that many stadium operators are unaware of the magnitude of international football tournaments in the first place. Some of the pitches we saw at the 2015 Asian Cup were a case in point.

'Bottom of the pecking order': When it comes to football, not all pitches are equal

And the next concert is literally sandwiched between a couple of A-League rounds.

'Bottom of the pecking order': When it comes to football, not all pitches are equal

You seem like a well-adjusted individual…

'Bottom of the pecking order': When it comes to football, not all pitches are equal

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