Recently we listened to almost hysterical reactions, whilst glorified practice games were played in Australia, by some of the world’s most wealthy and successful football clubs, (which are colloquially called Soccer in this country), such as Real Madrid and Manchester City, to name just a couple. So much so, that we almost missed a very important press release. It covered the fact that after much deliberation, Melbourne Victory had put pen to paper, for a new contract for Archie Thompson.
You see Archie represents almost everything that soccer hasn’t got in this country. He is a much loved player, who has had a huge presence in the Australian A League as a one club player who has been there from the get go.
Don’t be fooled by the 90,000 + crowd at the MCG, to see such players as Ronaldo; Soccer in this country is only beginning to hold its own as a football code.