Harry Kewell


Ange starts the revolution - half a team wiped out - and a need for speed from full back.

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If you have been following the Socceroos since 2006, or just reading the blogs and articles over the last few years you'd know Australia owed a massive debt to our 2006 player group.

It's the bulk of that squad that got us to the 2010 and now 2014 World Cup. We say thank you.

To one and all.

Rodgers Wanted Spiranovic At Liverpool

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Recalled Australia defender Matthew Spiranovic could have joined Brad Jones at Liverpool this season - but instead landed regular first-team football in the Middle East. The 24-year-old centre-back, who signed for Qatari Stars League outfit Al Arabi on a lucrative two-year deal in July, received an approach from new Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers the same month, after the Northern Irishman had earlier tried to sign him for his former club Swansea City.

Melbourne Victory

Last Chance Saloon for Harry Kewell, Australia’s Golden Boy

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Almost a decade ago, the world witnessed one of the rising stars in the English game move to Liverpool. His name was Harry Kewell. Fast forward 10 years later, the once sought after and most gifted Australian footballer of his generation recently signed with A-league minnows Melbourne Heart on a reported AU$48,000 a season deal.

‘Gis A Job, Tony’ – Harry Kewell Turns Up At Stoke Unannounced, Looking For Work

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By Alan Duffy

Harry injured. Again.

Once a veritable bright young thing of the Premier League, former Leeds United star Harry Kewell has seen his career not quite live up to its initial potential. Now, after leaving Aussie side the Melbourne Victory, the 33-year-old Socceroo is looking for a new club, with Stoke City on his list of potential employers.

Reflections on Kewell and moving on

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Like many of you, I was disappointed to see Harry Kewell's time at Melbourne Victory cut short, especially under such difficult circumstances. However, I was even more disappointed in the reactions from a minority of fellow fans. Harry Kewell has always been a target of criticism. Sometimes those criticism's have been fair the type that

Melbourne confirm Kewell exit

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Melbourne Victory have confirmed today that Harry Kewell will not be returning to the club for a second season, after he opted to stay in England for a number of family reasons. Kewell, who scored 8 goals in his debut season, brought unprecedented interest to the Hyundai A-League when it was first announced that the

Kewell to quit Melbourne

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Good morning all. I didn't plan on writing a post today but some shocking news has broken overnight. According to the Herald Sun, Harry Kewell has quit Melbourne Victory due to family reasons. Kewell's mother-in-law has been very ill recently and he's decided to stay in England to support his family.

Is Jim's appointment the end of Vision Victory?

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It looks like Jim down South, sounds like Jim and according to those in the know it will be Jim.

And while Australia Coaching stocks are at an all time high the Victory are unable to set a new course or claim to be an innovative club if they take on honest, but still unproven Jim.

He dropped Broxham and Brebner from the midfield and that for me gives him a huge tick, a huge insight.

Victory fails to take their chances but Aussie Coach of Jets making gains

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Gary van Egmond has one Championship under his belt and looks like he has the craft to give this years title a little shake.

As he builds his team around him it was the quality of the goals that took my eye.

Ruben Zadkovich spreading 40 yard balls, player movement off the ball and young Jacob Pepper a local lad tapping home not once, but twice.

Kewell, Milligan & Thompson earn Socceroos call-up

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Melbourne Victory trio Harry Kewell, Mark Milligan and Archie Thompson have been named in Holger Osiek's Australia squad to face Saudi Arabia in next weeks World Cup Qualifier on February 29. Kewell has been in solid form over the last month and Mark Milligan, since joining  the Victory on loan in January has also impressed.

OFFBEAT :German National Team’s Retro Ad, Mourinho’s Carpark Moment, Harry Kewell’s Tennis Day..

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Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, where we cover the wacky side of football! Today, read about the German National Team's bizarre new campaign, Mourinho's Carpark 'Me Time', Harry Kewell's Tennis Day Out and Guti's Holiday!

Now now, don't get all excited! You're not looking at the latest 80′s German pop band founded by Lothar Matthäus, but it's close to the truth.

Ricardinho still haunts Victory

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Last August Melbourne Victory Chairman Anthony Di Pietro stated that the Club would be releasing Ricardinho at the conclusion of his loan deal from Parana Clube on December 31, 2011. At the time Victory were clearing the way for Harry Kewell and needed to free up the International Marquee spot which Ricardinho occupied.

Video: A near own goal hat-trick from the A-League

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The A-League's answer to Richard Dunne If new Melbourne Victory coach Jim Magilton was paying attention last weekend, he would have seen that the key to success in the A-League is simple: get out of the way of the opposition and leave them to it. The former Southampton, Ipswich and Northern Ireland midfielder was on [.

Harry Kewell lights up A-League

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Fantastic game in Melbourne last night. Is it me or does this stadium lend itself to exciting games. Fast, furious and full of entertainment.

Is it the surface, or the proximity of the crowds?

Harry Kewell was superb in Melbourne last night as the Victory defeated the Jets 2-1.

Returning to his left wing position - wonder what Mehmet thought - Kewell simply did what everyone knows he can.

LA Galaxy win surprise shootout

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Melbourne Victory and LA Galaxy have played out a 2-2 draw in an exhibition match at Etihad Stadium tonight in front of 34,608 fans, but an unexpected penalty shootout was scheduled which Los Angeles won 4-3. Harry Kewell was left out of the squad in order to keep him well rested and injury free but the main

Timbers Tid Bits: Re-Entry Draft Stage 1 Edition

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Today marks the first stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft, the draft selection where players can be transferred to other teams if their option is declined by their original team. I'm expecting this first stage to be fairly uneventful. Montreal might pick up a player or two, but otherwise I'm expecting most teams to pass as they did last year.

Gold Coast Preview

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Well, what a week its been at Melbourne Victory. Francis Awaritefe axed, continued rumours of splits in the Board, Harry Kewell hiring his own personal coach and intense speculation of Mehmet Durakovic's future. Despite the Club's stance that its not in crisis its quite obvious that there are many issues going on behind the scenes.

Melbourne Victory Mess: Actually is it Ernie's midfield legacy?

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It started with Ernie - Mehmet inherited and added to the mess and now look where we are.

The Victory midfield has been a debacle since Fred left. His fast running midfield added much to Archie Thompson and a younger Danny Allsopp's firepower but how many years ago was that.

And was the style sustainable in Asia - or even the A-League.

Roar's training video helps the opposition

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Check out the video and you'll know how to stop the Roar!

If you watched the recent Wellington Roar game you'll have seen Ivan Franjic played in time and time again a la the above video training drill. Four men in the box, the ball played back or across to a Roar player.

In the drill there were only defenders - against Wellington and Victory there were 7 or 8!


Australia football must regenerate on Wednesday. Asian Cup not the World Cup should be our focus

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If Australia beat Iraq we qualify directly for Brazil 2014, but win or lose Wednesday is time to rebuild.

Should Australia fail to win they may go to the third qualifying play-off route - but lets leave that aside for now.

Sasaa Ognenovski, Lucas Neill, Timmy Cahill, Luke Wilkshire, Mark Bresciano, Mark Schwarzer, Archie Thompson, and Harry Kewell - he'll want back in - are all ageing.

Harry Kewell: Those Kids Are Not Alright

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Cheers for sending, Catia!

The Midweek Mmm: Erik Paartalu, Brisbane Roar

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Right, can anyone remember where we left the Kickette camper van? Images: Matt Roberts/Getty Images, Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images.

When it comes to the Australian A-League, our flighty affections lie squarely in Melbourne, where Harry Kewell and his fam are nearing the end of plying their cuteness.

Is Harry finished? Someone's got to ask it.

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Now Craig Foster and the like can ooze over Harry's nice touch, his nice pass - so can I - but come on Australia - how many has there been?

Is the Emperor wearing any clothes?

We all want Harry to do Harry stuff - but Carlos is outperforming him. If you want skill, touch and goals look to Carlos Hernandez.


A-League stars - Has the money dried up?

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Harry Kewell's gone to.....Blackburn Rovers.

The reasons appear genuine but in football circles who would ever know the truth. And Harry certainly didn't get the financial deal last year that he was expecting...suspicious, me...would you want to go to Blackburn when you were almost 34?

Bet t'Rovers fans are excited.

A tale of 3 qualities

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Group 1 - it isn't the players
Sydney, Victory, and Adelaide have not kept up with this year's step up in the A-League arms race. Sorry Robbie, Craig Foster got to it right. It isn't the Victory players - they have by far the best squad on paper. Sydney and Melbourne's coaches and tactics have not been good enough.

Brett Emerton

Jogo 0139/2012 - Elim. Brazil 2014 - Austrália 4x2 Arábia Saudita

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Copa de 2014, foi realizado no dia 29/02/2012, na cidade de Melbourne-AUS, onde jogaram as seleções da Austrália (22º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Arábia Saudita (89º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
2014Dammam 06/09/2011 KSA1:3 (0:1)AUS
Copa das Confederações
1997Riyadh 16/12/1997 KSA1:0 (1:0)AUS Group matches
1996Riyadh 09/10/1996 KSA0:0AUS 1988Sydney 09/07/1988 AUS3:0 (2:0)KSA Group matches
Mundial Sub-20
1999Ibadan 04/04/1999 AUS3:1 (1:0)KSA First stage
Mundial Sub-17
1987Montreal 12/07/1987 KSA0:1 (0:0)AUS First stage
1996Miami 22/07/1996 AUS2:1 (1:1)KSA First stage
O árbitro desse jogo, foi: KIM Dong Jin (KOR)


Alex Brosque (43.

FFA? When will the A-League clubs make money?

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Back in 2003 when the NSL died and we had to wait an eternity for football to be played professionally again in Australia it all seemed so grim.

And yet we true believers have been on a roller-coaster of emotion, more so, much more than any other code.

Most codes rumble on with their home and away season, great crowds in AFL land, less so in League, and Union is a nice part-time sport tacked on at the edges, domestically at least.

seven weeks

Melbourne 2 Perth 2

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I'm usually not one to brag but I said it time and time again during pre-season. Mehmet Durakovic's lack of experience is a real concern. Now, seven weeks into the new season we're seeing the results of that. Admittedly, if we wanted Harry Kewell we had to settle for a manager who would demand less

Melbourne 2 Perth 2

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I'm usually not one to brag but I said it time and time again during pre-season. Mehmet Durakovic's lack of experience is a real concern. Now, seven weeks into the new season we're seeing the results of that. Admittedly, if we wanted Harry Kewell we had to settle for a manager who would demand less

The Rest

Official: Crawley Town Appoint Harry Kewell As New Head Coach

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Coming straight out of the wide blue yonder, Crawley Town have appointed Harry Kewell as their new head coach.

The League Two side made their big announcement via a statement issued on their official websiteat around midday.

NEWS | The club are delighted to announce the appointment of Harry Kewell as our new Head Coach.

5 English Premier League Players That Promised A Lot But Became Flops

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There's little doubt who the star of Chelsea's superb start to the season is. Diego Costa's seven goals in his first ever four games for the Blues helped Mourinho's side to maximum points from their opening four fixtures in the Premier League. A ruthless striker was the missing ingredient from Chelsea's push towards the title last season with Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o all failing to consistently find the back of he net.

Cosi's Kitchen - GMS

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"Stick a fork in me, I'm done" -- Harry Kewell

Some A League Thoughts

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When it comes to countries nutty about sport, few are nuttier than the Australians. Australia; where a horse race can bring the county to a standstill; where men in tight, very tight shorts chase an odd shaped ball are often cheered on by 70,000 nutty spectators; where two types of rugby are popular and they excel in both.

The Nicks are back, Western Sydney to play in red and black.

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Paddy Bordier is rejoined by Nick Cumpston and Nick Amies behind the microphones this week as we dissect all the goings-on in Australian football. Western Sydney Wanderers were unveiled as the newest A-league side in a strip reminiscent of Brazil's Flamengo while the Harry Kewell saga has finally come to a close.

The countdown to kick off begins

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Last night's earth tremor in Melbourne may be the talk of the town this morning but never fear. Contrary to reports, it wasn't an extreme act of mother nature, rather, it was just Harry Kewell's new contract hitting the table. Well, the countdown to the new A-League season is on as the 2012/13 fixture was released yesterday.

Doubt over Kewell as Ange chases Buval

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Good morning. Today's post is a couple of days late but there are a few issues to address nonetheless. First up, the Harry Kewell situation. It was reported on Tuesday that Harry's three-year contact he signed with the club last year has been torn up, meaning he is effectively a free agent. Talks over a

A-League on fire: Brilliant Kewell, Brilliant Brisbane.

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Fantastic the football on the weekend.

Tucked into two games. Victory and Adelaide and Brisbane v Sydney.

What treats.

Harry Kewell turned back the clock with a wonderful performance, again. If Archie or Danny could have finished one or two of their Harry inspired chances Victory would have won.

Lynchy after FFA award like Cockerill as well?

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Mike Cockerill got his FFA Award this week, and fair play to him. You do the time, 30 years - you get an award.

I'm no fan of Mike's football analysis, he knows that - his tactical and player movements on and around the park leave a lot to be desired for this football fan. I grew up in the UK!

Don’t write off the Victory

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With six rounds completed in this A-League season, things do not seem to be going as smoothly as we thought they would. All the glitz and glamour of the arrival of Harry Kewell, and pre season hype about our embarrassment of riches up front hasn't exactly come to fruition. The report card isn't exactly glowing