UNITED KINGDOM COACHES KEEP FAILING AT REDEMPTION

Whether it be James Magilton failing at Melbourne Victory or Gary Neville at La Liga side Valencia, the times when football managers of United Kingdom extract ruled the cradle ages of professional clubs as well as national squads keeps appearing farther away.


For every Brian Clough of Nottingham Forest of the days of yore stands a certain Steve Bruce that struggled to make a team his spent more than enough time building from the lower tiers of English football his own.
Granted a handful of men have served as exceptions like David Moyes although his latest management stints seems to be failing himbut we got to count him because, gee… I don’t, he was good enough to be handed the task of managing Manchester United? Yeah, it ended in flames but you can’t pretend like what he did at Everton was courtesy of the swipe of a magic wand. Continue reading “UNITED KINGDOM COACHES KEEP FAILING AT REDEMPTION”

BRISBANE ROAR STAR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AFTER SIX YEARS AT THE CLUB

Shane Stefanutto has announced his retirement from club football after six years with the Hyundai A-League club.

The 36-year-old left-back has played 145 games across all competitions. He featured for in seven games for North Queensland Fury in the 2009/2010 season, and then he went on to play 138 games for Brisbane Roar from 2010 till he retired.


As he hung up his boots, he said:

“I think back to all the wonderful times we have had, the premierships, the trophies . . . all the friends and the battles we had on the field, they are all special things.

“It is something I will definitely miss now but have enjoyed across the whole journey.

“The club has a culture – something that’s really special.

“It’s 23 people who get an opportunity to fulfil that role. They should see that as a real privilege.

“Now that I am not going to be part of that, I realise what a wonderful opportunity I had.

“It’s sad that I am not going to be playing any more but I am excited for those players who will be Brisbane Roar next season and years beyond.

“I wish them, the club, its members, fans and sponsors all the best for the future.”

The three-time Championship medalist and two-time Premiership winner was showered with praises by the head coach, John Aloisi, saying:

“You knew with Stef you were always getting 110 per cent whether it was in the game, on the training field or in the dressing room. Continue reading “BRISBANE ROAR STAR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AFTER SIX YEARS AT THE CLUB”