Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds is the Chief Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

Why it's time flares fell out of vogue with A-League fashionistas

Richard Hinds There is an equation often used by Australian soccer fans to illustrate the victimisation they feel: 11 arrests during a one-dayer at the SCG equals a quiet night out; 11 arrests at an A-League game...

Football

Derbies help give A-League traction

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Richard Hinds The derbies might still be the A-league's exceptions outside the finals.

Football

Grooming the Socceroos to become the boys for Brazil

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Richard Hinds Entering the press conference room, Holger Osieck greets the waiting pack with an ironic reference to the many cameras thrust in his face. ''Strange there are so many.

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Football

Make room on the Socceroos bandwagon

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Richard Hinds Surely the Socceroos win. Surely they beat Iraq and avoid the tortuous uncertainty of sudden death repechage in Asia and South America. Surely they go straight to Rio.

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Soccer

Del Piero keeps on kicking goals

Richard Hinds Les Murray was at Sydney FC training. Which, under normal circumstances, would be like the Pope popping into a suburban parish to watch the local priest conduct holy communion.

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Football

Del Piero keeps on kicking goals

Richard Hinds Les Murray was at Sydney FC training. Which, under normal circumstances, would be like the Pope popping into a suburban parish to watch the local priest conduct holy communion.

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Soccer

Del Piero draws crowds but not the win

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Richard Hinds Sydney FC left searching for first win of season after going down 3-2 to Newcastle.

Becks brings sex appeal, but substance is key

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Richard Hinds TV deal worth $160 million gives A-League a chance to consolidate, and grow.

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Super skills and A-grade entertainment

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Richard Hinds Samantha Kerr's joyous somersault after scoring the second goal in Sunday's W-League grand final deserves a place in the hall of fame, writes Richard Hinds.

A-League

Ready to kick off: passion of fans both an asset and a danger

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Richard Hinds It is a damp Saturday evening in Melbourne and I am sitting behind the goal at the northern end of AAMI Park with my 14-year-old Main Son. The first half has been tense, if not electrifying.

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High praise for Gallop as timing is everything

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Richard Hinds David Gallop's move to the A-League coincided with its best and brightest season.

Red (and black) letter days

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Richard Hinds The media have often been accused of sensationalising behaviour of A-League fans.