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Victory in Melbourne does Movember

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

It’s Movember again and time to focus on men’s health. To show Victory in Melbourne’s commitment, I am donating my face to the cause by growing a moustache for the entire month of November, and I need your support. My Mo will spark conversations, looks of horror and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for prostate cancer male depression.

Why am I so passionate about men’s health?

  • 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
  • This year 20,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed
  • 1 in 8 men will experience depression in their lifetime

I’m asking you to support my Movember campaign by making a donation by either:

  • Donating online at:
  • Writing a cheque payable to ‘Movember,’ referencing my Registration ID: 58313 and mailing it to: Movember, PO Box 60, East Melbourne, VIC, 8002

Funds raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others. Through the Movember Foundation and its men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue – the national depression initiative, they are funding world class research, educational and support programs which would otherwise not be possible.

If you’d like to find out more about the type of work you’d be helping to fund by supporting Movember, take a look at the Programs We Fund section on the Movember website:

Thank you in advance for supporting my efforts to change the face of men’s health. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Confessions of a media whore

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

It seems of late that I seem to be appearing in the media a little of late and have even attending my first ever press conference. Here are a recent example of me being a bit of a media whore:

In Australian FourFourTwo’s Fifth Birthday Edition that’s out now I contributed to their memorable Harry Kewell moments piece:

In November 2010 Australian FourFourTwo

And in close-up.

In November 2010 442 Close Up

Living in a fantasy world

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

You wouldn’t know it but the new A-League season kicks off this Thursday with some other team in Melbourne kicking off proceedings. In light of this it is time for the latest incarnation of Victory In Melbourne’s Fox Sports A-League Fantasy league in both Classic and Head-to-Head formats. The necessary codes to join are as follows:

Classic Mode: 13236-2737

Head-to-Head: 13236-2738

Also whilst I am at it I have decided to create the first ever Victory In Melbourne Premier League Fantasy league also in both Classic and Head-to-Head formats. The necessary codes to join these leagues are as follows:

Classic Mode: 740403-168490

Head-to-Head: 740403-168550

Snoozer of the Week

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

From today’s Leaping Larry’s Sporting Week in the Sunday Age:

Snoozer of the Week

“ATM Andy” Demetriou’s vaudeville turn for the week was a splendid fantasy in pure verbal soda water to the effect that if Australia did host the FIFA World Cup, the AFL would not take a back seat. he’s right too. If the World Cup ever happens here, the AFL won’t make it into the back seat. For the duration of that even, proverbially speaking, it’ll be left three suburbs behind, in the lockers at a bus depot.

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Not everyone’s cup of tea

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The idea of an FA Cup style competition here in Australia is one that fans seem to push for every year. However, I am of the opinion that the FFA is not really that interested and you can find out why in the latest installment of Half-Time Heroes that hit the internet today.

Just another pissant fanzine

Monday, August 10th, 2009

It seems as it is the season for fanzines to make their debuts, with the previouly mentioned Half-Time Heroes being quickly followed by an Adelaide United fanzine, Because of Pissant Town, which is the creation of Bill Skinner of The Spawning Salmon fame. While it’s not normally in my nature to support anything to do with Adelaide United, anything to do with independent media gets my tick of approval.

Heroic beginnings

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

If you were at all saddened by the recent news of the demise of my attempt at a fanzine, the84thminute, don’t worry there is a new one that will certainly more than fill the tiny hole that it left behind. It’s called Half-Time Heroes and is the creation of the Nearpost’s Eamonn Flanagan and A Football Story’s Con Stamocostas. The first issue is out now and you can view it here. Enjoy and good luck to the team.

What to ask?

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

I am currently putting together some questions to ask former Melbourne Victory player, Simon Storey for an upcoming blog post for Do you have anything you want asked?

Looking for contributions

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

I’m currently in the process of putting together an online magazine covering all aspects of Australian football - its fans, players, stadia, teams, etc from every level of the game. It is be called “the 84th minute” in honour of the Socceroos’ first ever goal at a World Cup.

As part of putting together the 84th minute I am looking for contributors. I am looking for writers with perspectives missed in the mainstream football media.

Areas that are to be covered in the 84th minute include:

- Analysis
- Opinion
- Reviews
- Local Game
- Femme Futbol
- My Favourite Ground
- Fan Culture

To sign up as a regular contributer or to send any one-off pieces, email Please note that not all submissions will be accepted and all are subject to editing.

Lionel v Diego

Monday, May 21st, 2007

I know this is old news but I did see this comparison between that great goal by Lionel Messi when playing for Barcelona against Getafe and the one Diego Maradona scored against England in the 1986 World Cup. I originally saw it on the TyC Sports site and then I discovered it again when looking for something else on You Tube. Its amazing how similar these two goals are.

What I was actually looking for was a clip of Messi and Maradona playing football tennis.