World Cup 

Michael Lynch has a chat with Ante Milicic after the World Cup Draw with Ante saying he believes we've got every chance to progress out of the group stage. Lynch also writes that the group is tough but not impossible, and is an easier task than the one that faced the team in Brazil. 

A look at where the Socceroos will be based in Russia for the World Cup - in Kazan, also the city of our first game v France.

Socceroos coach

No names - an unknown friend of Jurgen Klinsmann calls an unknown Socceroo to inquire about the Socceroos coaching position for Klinsmann whose salary expectations are thought to be more than double what FFA is willing to pay.


It might have been Newcastle Jets who dominated the game, but it was an unlikely goalscorer, Manny Muscat, who slotted home the winner for Melbourne City in the 86th minute. 

Winless since the opening round, heading into a #SydneyDerby, and losing two key forwards. Not a great combination of events for a "lacklustre" Western Sydney Wanderers who lost 0-2 to Brisbane Roar. Much the same storyline in this version of the story also. 


It's one thing to increase your general admission prices from $10 to $27, Canberra United, you're entitled to do so. But when a journalist asks you a perfectly reasonable question: Why?, the least you can do is respond. 

Nice read from Lynchy on Melbourne City's goalkeeper Lydia Williams and how she likes to lead from the back. 

FFA Congress

We missed this one yesterday from John Stensholt in the Fin Review. No longer a dog whistle is it? Stensholt reports that the 'blame' for Steven Lowy's problems is due to the City Football Group and, in particular, its deputy chairman, Simon Pearce. By the way, to clarify: the reason the meeting of the Member Associations Committee is in Abu Dhabi this coming week is because the Club World Cup is being held there; and City Football Group is not Chinese owned, it is majority owned by the Abu Dhabi United Group. 

Due to a glitch, it is not possible to refer to all News Corp articles today. 

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