The make-or-break nature of the World Cup can’t be underestimated, writes Paul Marcuccitti.
With contemporary World Cup teams favouring more conservative play, InDaily’s Paul Marcuccitti, in Russia for the tournament, hopes for at least a few epic matches of the kind that once hooked a generation of young football fans.
Even in the wake of Adelaide United’s greatest triumph, InDaily soccer columnist Paul Marcuccitti was wary about the Reds’ future. Two turbulent years later, he says the club’s new broom gives fans a genuine reason to be excited about the future.
Just yesterday, renowned philosopher and humble poet Kanye West tweeted “constantly bringing up the past keeps you stuck there”.
After nearly a decade, Adelaide United faces the prospect of finals revenge against Melbourne Victory. Paul Marcuccitti remembers the incident-ridden 2009 A-League grand final.
Memories of the mostly forgotten 2006 Women’s Asian Cup played largely in Adelaide demonstrate how far the women’s game has come in Australia, writes Paul Marcuccitti.