MELBOURNE -- There are a lot of statues in Melbourne's Olympic precinct.
Bronze statues encircle the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground -- tributes to immortals of Australian sport such as Norm Smith, Betty Cuthbert and the great Sir Donald Bradman, while just across Olympic Boulevard are monuments dedicated to Bob Rose and John Landy's immortal moment of sportsmanship with Ron Clarke. Permanent reminders of the legends of the past, they are fitting ornaments for the crown jewel of a city that, without...
Socceroos forward Mathew Leckie says European clubs "hate" their Australian players making the long trip home to represent their country and that international football can make life difficult for players.
Leckie, who is on the lookout for a new club for next season after being frozen out at Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin, said he loved playing for Australia but it did come at a cost.
"Most clubs hate when we have to travel for qualifiers or any games, because the travel is so far and obviously...
Mark Viduka is among four former Socceroos captains appointed to a high-powered think tank charged with discussing football's future in Australia.
The former Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United frontman ended an 11-year exile from the game earlier this month with an exclusive interview with ESPN, and was -- at the time -- critical of the FFA's current regime.