Unashamed Football Novels

  • FWF2020 mini-wrap

    November 23, 2020 by

    Cracking weekend away in beautiful Manly. When the idea was floated a few weeks ago with Michelle, a mate from the mighty West Ryde Rovers and a die-hard football fan, it was quickly locked in and due to the size of my Friday night, I was the designated passenger for the trip to the seaside.… Read more

  • Football. Beer. Sponsor?

    November 8, 2020 by

    Every week, I play football. Even if I’m injured, my football teams still play football. Currently it’s summer soccer, in winter it’s the 11-a-side game and there are many other opportunities to get out there and play. My football teams tend to drink beer. We’re quite the connoisseurs too, and the quality, especially in 2020,… Read more

  • Rovers go Interstate

    October 25, 2020 by

    West Ryde Rovers Over 35s went on their annual pilgrimage to Canberra this weekend to take part in the Woden Valley Vets Shield tournament. A horrible weekend for weather could not dampen the enthusiasm, as Rovers went in search of that elusive first title. The Rovers squad, cobbled together from a nucleus of Rovers 35s… Read more

  • Some people are on the pitch…

    October 17, 2020 by

    The 2020 local league season came to a conclusion as the top two teams from each division went head to head in the Grand Final. A marvellously Australian creation, the Grand Final totally cheapens the Premiership crown, but provides a cup final-like atmosphere across the most dramatic two days of football of the year. This… Read more

  • Ending on a high

    October 10, 2020 by

    This was the final weekend of the season for most, only the Grand Finalists back for more next weekend, so who would end the season on a high, and who would finish with heads in hands. Find out here! Of course GSAP continues almost perpetually, five weeks to go in that one, and plenty of… Read more

  • Park the bus

    October 2, 2020 by

    What a week of football. A decimated 35/2 team almost snatched a draw from the league leaders, 15/1s lost their way, U13 GSAP were given a lesson, but football was still the winner and everyone left happy. Saturday morning was super windy, the corner flags were fully unfurled, and Meadowbank Park would definitely not be… Read more

  • The greatest goal ever

    September 25, 2020 by

    A big week comes to an end. The end of the season approaches, we’re only two games away from its conclusion, but still the games keep on throwing up memorable moments. Could we have witnessed the greatest goal of all time from Texi? We’ll find out later. First we start at Waterloo Park in Marsfield,… Read more

  • Ryde derby honours

    September 19, 2020 by

    When the two powerhouses of Ryde football, North Ryde and West Ryde Rovers, collided at the city’s premier stadium, Magdala Park, local pride was on the line. Who would come out on top this time? Would there be any horses punched? Read on… First up, Saturday morning’s clash between Redfield College and West Ryde Rovers,… Read more

  • Senses working overtime

    September 12, 2020 by

    An absolute corker of a weekend to bring in spring in the suburbs, the temps in the high 20s and a feeling that the cold dark days of winter are well and truly behind us. It might not be the best conditions to play in, but it makes the whole football experience that much more… Read more

  • Come in Number 23

    September 4, 2020 by

    Before we start, some instructions – if you’re reading this on your mobile, you might be able to swipe the photos to see the next one in the sequence. I didn’t realise that you only got one of the photos in each gallery. You’ve been missing out! Anyway, on we go. The weekends are for… Read more

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