Marc Fox

Soccerphile writers

Based now near Stoke in the UK after a long spell in Brisbane Australia, Marc Fox, will be covering the English Premier League, the Australian A-League, the Australian national team and Australian players overseas for Soccerphile. Marc also compiles our regular news updates. If you wish to hire Marc as a freelance writer or editor please contact him through Soccerphile.

Chris Hughton

Chris Hughton and his calm, practical guidance is reaping rewards at St. James Park.

Loan Deals

Australian players seek loan deals in the run up to the World Cup in South Africa.

Sol Campbell

Sol Campbell rejoins Arsenal with the full support of boss Arsene Wenger.


Kuwait v Australia

Kuwait take on Australia in an Asian Cup qualifier.


Manchester City

Manchester City chase a Champions League spot after their showdown with Chelsea at Eastlands.


Melbourne Heart

New franchise Melbourne Heart sign prodigy Kristian Sarkies and the experienced Matt Thompson.


Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry on loan at Plymouth Argyle hopes to make the Socceroos' World Cup squad.


Everton

Everton's crisis of confidence is evident in their displays so far this season.


Gold Coast United

Gold Coast United have capped their gate at just 5,000 spectators for the visit of North Queensland Fury and Robbie Fowler.


Becks Appeal

England veteran David Beckham is very much in coach Fabio Capello's plans for World Cup 2010.


Give Them A Go, pleads Versleijen

Socceroos u-20s coach Jan Versleijen demands more playing time in the A-League for his young players.


Lucas Neill

Lucas Neill - Socceroos captain Lucas Neill moves to Everton on a one-year deal.


Getting Their Own Back

Promising youngsters Shane Lowry & Rhys Williams commit their futures to the Socceroos.


Transfer Window

The 2009 summer transfer window closes with some last minute deals.


Gold Coast United

Gold Coast United and coach Miron Bleiberg have taken the A-League by storm.


Manchester City Spending

Manchester City have bought wisely and well, going for settled Premiership performers.


Mark Viduka

Mark Viduka last played for the national team at the 2007 Asian Cup and his hopes for 2010 are fading fast.


John Terry

Manchester City's chase of John Terry recalls Chelsea's pursuit of Steven Gerrard.


Gary van Egmond

Newcastle Jets coach Gary van Egmond quits to take up a post with the FFA.


Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson is Liverpool's first big signing of the summer.


Lay off and look forward: Schwarzer

Mark Schwarzer tells coach Pim Verbeek's critics to back off and look ahead.


Asian Champions League

Newcastle Jets make the last 16 of the ACL with a narrow win over Ulsan Hyundai.


Nolan Knows

Newcastle United's Kevin Nolan knows what it's like to battle relegation.


Spurs For Europe

Tottenham Hotspur could be heading for Europe this season.


Asian Champions League

Australian sides Central Coast Mariners & Newcastle failed to convince in their opening games in the ACL.


Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side have struggled to score this season.


A-League Grand Final

Melbourne Victory won another controversial Grand Final with Adelaide United.


Gareth Barry

Gareth Barry wins praise from team mate Stilian Petrov.


Japan v Australia

Australia scrape a draw with Japan in Yokohama.


The Joy Of Facts

Manchester United lead the Premiership after Rafa Benitez's 'It's a fact' outburst.


David Carney

David Carney links up with old Sydney FC coach Ian Crook at Norwich City.


Novice Socceroos

There are a few surprises in Pim Verbeek's Asian Cup squad for the first round of qualifiers.


Jason Culina

PSV's Jason Culina is mulling a return to Australia with Gold Coast United.


Adelaide United

Adelaide United were impressive at the World Club Cup in Japan.


Vidula & Moore

Mark Viduka & Craig Moore were in Brisbane for the Qatar qualifier; Moore on the pitch and Viduka on the sidelines. Will either of them be in South Africa come 2010?


Robbie Cornthwaite

Adelaide's Robbie Cornthwaite leads his team to the ACL semi-finals.


World Cup Qualification

A look at Australia's options as the team enters the final round of qualification for the 2010 World Cup.


Verbeek's Selection Headache

Lucas Neill looks set to miss vital home and away World Cup qualifiers.


Singapore v Australia Friendly

Australia's drab draw with Singapore seems of little help as preparation for the big match with China.


A-League Grand Final 2008

Newcastle Jets win a controversial and stormy Grand Final with Central Coast Mariners.


A-League Preliminary Final

Newcastle beat Queensland 3-2 in the preliminary final as Queensland boss Frank Farina fumes.


Asian Zone World Cup Qualifying

Australia defeated Qatar 3-0 in Melbourne to get Pim Verbeek's men off to a winning start, but tougher challenges lie ahead.


Pim Verbeek

Pim Verbeek is the new Australian national team coach while Beckham breezes through Sydney.


John Kosima

John Kosima takes over as the new coach at Sydney FC after Branko Culina is shown the door.


John Aloisi & Ahmad Elrich

John Aloisi & Ahmad Elrich join the A-League after careers in Europe.


Favourites Flounder

Branko Culina & Sydney FC are struggling in the A-League and accused of "arrogance" by the press.


Graham Arnold

Graham Arnold - the Socceroos's caretaker coach defends his legacy of bringing on new players.


A-League In Numbers

A-League In Numbers - Juninho's salary, the number of returning Socceroos, English and Brazilian players. All the statistics for the new season.


A-League 2007-08 Preview

A-League goes samba as Juninho, Jardel et al head down under.


Asian Cup 2007 Australia Post-Mortem

Australia exit the Asian Cup in the quarters and the post-mortem begins in earnest.


Graham Arnold Ponders His Options at Asian Cup and World Cup 2010

Graham Arnold is looking for the right balance in team selection as the coach must look to the future.


Lucas Neill Predicts Socceroos Success at Asian Cup

Lucas Neill predicts Australia will win the 2007 Asian Cup.


Asian Cup

Asian Cup 2007 - the Socceroos have learnt the lessons of poor preparation by A-League clubs in the ACL.


Asian Champions League

FC Sydney & Adelaide United have prepared and performed poorly in this year's Asian Champions League.


Mark Viduka

Mark Viduka - will the Middlesbrough striker be around for the Asian Cup?


Asian Champions League

FC Sydney v Urawa Reds - honors even in a 2-2 draw in Sydney.


Kosmina Jumps, Vidmar Takes Over

John Kosmina resigns as coach of Adelaide United as Aurelio Vidmar is in at the deep end as his replacement.


Grand Final 2007

Archie Thompson nets five as Melbourne crush Adelaide at Telstar Stadium.


Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher learns to relax at Sydney FC.


Rob Baan

Rob Baan is appointed the new technical director of the FFA.


A-League News

The A-League - all the latest news from Australia as the A-League heads in to the Christmas Break.


NZ Knights Fold

The New Zealand Knights after two seasons at the bottom of the A-League have folded.


A-League Update

A mid-season update on all the action Down Under.


A-League Team Profiles

A-League Team Profiles, squad previews and key players - New Zealand Knights, Adelaide United, Newcastle United and Queensland Roar.


A-League Preview

The new Australian football league - the A-League - kicks off in August 2005. 8 teams, a new format and some new names. What are its chances of replicating the success of the Japanese J-League on which it is loosely based?


Archie Thompson

The new Australian hope up front - Archie Thompson - is tearing up the A-League.


Asian Cup

Opportunities and perils - in the form of Bahrain - await Australia.


Kazuyoshi Miura

A national hero in Japan, former national team center forward Kazu "King Kazu" Miura has made the move to the A-League.


Marquee Signings

Dwight Yorke at FC Sydney, Ned Zelic with Newcastle Jets and Shengqing Qu at Adelaide United are the A-League's first three 'big-name' players.


Socceroos - Asian Success

Asian Success, Marc Fox looks at Australia's decision to jump ship to the Asian Football Confederation.


Socceroos - The Road To Germany

The Road to Germany, Marc Fox looks at Australia's performance at the Confederations Cup.


Ian Crook Interview

FC Sydney's assistant coach, Ian Crook, talks to Soccerphile about the inaugural A-League season.


World Cup News - Uruguay Again

Once again the Socceroos to Face Uruguay for a spot at the World Cup.


World Cup News - Oz Qualifies

In a thrilling match, the Socceroos downed Uruguay and are on their way to the World Cup.



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