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Shane Perris

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Shane is a proud Australian who has been obsessed with football since he first strapped on the boots at age 5. Mild mannered office worker by day and crazed Liverpool supporter by night (thanks to the wonder that is international timezones), he can also be found as resident geek at techwhimsy.com. Daydreams of the Socceroos winning the World Cup are his specialty.

A closer look at the Australian 2008 Olympic squad

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Australia's U23 team (often referred to as the Olyroos, a variation of the senior team's title "Socceroos") has had mixed fortunes at the Olympic...

6 Reasons why moving to Asia is the best thing to ever happen in...

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Until the 2010 qualifying series, Australia's road to the World Cup was a twisted, teasing and torturous one. Stuck in a Confederation with...

The Australian A-League — Coming Home (the local Marquee players)

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Over the past three seasons, Australia's marquee player system has quickly settled into two clear classes — the overseas marquee players and local players...

The Australian A-League: Has the overseas Marquee experiment worked?

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As I have written previously, the Australian A-League introduced the marquee player system as a way of attracting quality players while preventing expensive bidding...

The Australian A-League – an introduction to the Marquee player system

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Australia's A-League was born out of the ashes of the old National Soccer League (NSL). The NSL was plagued by poor management, ethnic rivalries...