The British trainer has shown he is not afraid to think outside the square.
Michael Lynch, The Age's expert on soccer, has had extensive experience of high level journalism in the UK and Australia. Michael has covered the Socceroos through Asia, Europe and South America in their past three World Cup campaigns. He has also reported on Grands Prix and top class motor sport from Asia and Europe. He has won several national media awards for both sports and industry journalism.
Staying unbeaten and picking up points in every game is all well and good, but not very helpful when all you do is draw -- especially while your key opponents are winning.
Give me a full-on scrap, rather than an easy win, for my next title, says F1 champ Lewis Hamilton.
Moonee Valley authorities are hoping for a bumper finale to their night racing season when a hot field of sprinters take to the track for the last group 1 race of the season in Victoria.
For coach Michael Valkanis and Melbourne City, every game from here on in is a final.
Victory centre back Alan Baro says competing against the world's best is both exhilarating and frightening.
Australia's second-tier soccer clubs will continue their push for a national second division, but are prepared to work with the FFA on its creation.
The FFA Cup is all about giant killing. Victorian NPL clubs like Hume and Bentleigh Greens have made the semi-finals, while Green Gully last season embarrassed A-League club Central Coast Mariners when they dumped them out last August.
Tim Cahill did the business for Melbourne City on Saturday night, as he has done for so many clubs and his country for so many years.
The Melbourne Cup has had winners trained in Ireland, France, Germany and Japan in the 23 years since Irish training maestro Dermot Weld revolutionised Australia's greatest race by sending out Vintage Crop to win on a rainswept day in November 1993.