After a decade and a half of ups and downs, Adelaide United’s most important story remains that of its frantic formation, 15 years ago tomorrow. A team was built, and the supporters came – proving the world game had true supporters in South Australia, writes Paul Marcuccitti – they just needed a team they could get behind.
In Moscow for the World Cup, Paul Marcuccitti discovered a place and people that defy many of the preconceptions and expectations of Western visitors. And, he writes, it’s well worth visiting.
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.
A definitive new book detailing every player who has represented the Socceroos reveals a great deal about the often hidden history of the men’s national team and the sport in this country.
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.