A-League All Stars v Juventus

Once again, Australia has attracted another European powerhouse football club to our sandy shores. Italian Seria A Champions Juventus, who tonight will take on a fan selected A-League Allstars side at the ANZ Stadium. Australia football fans … [Read more...]

Have you got what it takes to be Philips Sports Skills Dad of the Year?

You may think that all my talents lie on the football pitch! Well, I'm not just a one trick pony you know!...... Click on this link to see my attempt at a 15 second video to show off a few of the skills that I have had tucked up my … [Read more...]

The Aussie FFA Cup is a huge success.

The FFA Cup has finally made its debut in Australia   Having spent most of my childhood days watching football matches from various parts of the world (mainly English football matches, as I'm getting on a bit, and back then we didn't have … [Read more...]

Interview Part Two.

Michael Bridges: Both Newcastle United and Sunderland can finish in the top-10 Jul 21, 2014 13:26 By Lee Ryder Michael Bridges believes that both teams are capable of finishing in the top 10 together for the first time … [Read more...]

My Evening Chronicle interview part one. (The Geordie version of The Herald!)

  Newcastle United Tour: Michael Bridges expects Sydney FC to provide a tough test Jul 21, 2014 10:45 By Lee Ryder In the first part of our exclusive interview with Michael Bridges he talks us through what to … [Read more...]

Rebuilding Bridges (stolen from Kat Caravella!)

Today's blog took me no time at all. Literally........because I have stolen it from our good friend Kat Caravella who works for the magazine Four Four Two. Kat is the person who first suggested that we start up a blog. She is an experienced … [Read more...]

An A-League full of quality. (I predicted it in an interview years ago!)

The question put to me in an interview back in 2008 while I was playing for Sydney FC was: Would you encourage more players from Britain to bring their boots Down Under?  "Yeah, definitely. Now the league's picked up, it's got a name for … [Read more...]

Nice little gift from the FFA in today’s post.

A lovely gesture from the Football Federation of Australia in recognition of my commitment to the Hyundai A League. Certainly one for the wall. Thanks guys. … [Read more...]

Great to be back coaching with the Newcastle Jets

After an amazing 16 days in Brazil, watching Australia play in their World cup matches, it was finally  time to come back down to earth and to get back to the day job working with the Newcastle Jets. I have been in the professional game of … [Read more...]

They opened up Brazil, like a can of tuna!

Wow 7-1, Yes, thats right 7-1! Last night I set my alarm for 5.45am (Australian time) so that I could be up in time to watch the 1st semi final match. Two of the World's greatest teams: Brazil, the host nation versus Germany. Brazil have … [Read more...]