I witnessed Sam Kerr’s genius eight years ago

Sam Kerr celebrates one of her three goals against Japan at the Tournament of Nations.

Eight years ago, on a scorching hot Saturday in Sydney, I witnessed something that I’ve never forgotten.


I was sat outside Leichhardt Oval’s modest media box covering a W-League game between hosts Sydney FC and Perth Glory in front of a few hundred of the faithful.

An entertaining clash at the elite level of Australia’s domestic women’s game, it went 5-2 to the Sky Blues.

But the game was remembered by me because of an unknown 16-year-old playmaker/striker in the purple shirt of Perth.

Sam Kerr.After the game I spoke to a colleague and predicted, “Today, I saw the future of women’s football in Australia… potentially the greatest footballer in the world.”

Her name? Sam Kerr.


‘Picking up possession just inside the sky blues’ half,’ I wrote back then, ‘the pint-sized playmaker wriggled clear of her markers and launched an audacious 35 yard shot into the top corner to light up Leichhardt Oval.’

She reminded me instantly of Maradona. It was voted goal of the season.

Kerr had another audacious effort from long-range a few minutes later just to remind Sydney she could do anything she wanted to.

Kerr was a natural. And she was doing it with a smile on her face.

That sort of natural talent, athleticism and confidence just can’t be coached (sport ran in the family, too, her brother is former AFL star Daniel Kerr).

The opposition coach that day was one Alen Stajcic – the man who’s engineered Australia’s rise as a women’s football power since 2014 and one of the most respected coaches in women’s football both here and globally.

Sam Kerr.

“Staj” knew all about this kid from East Fremantle who’d played AFL til the age of 12 before switching to the world game, mentoring the youngster in national age teams.

“Linda [O’Neill] had a great game on her but Sam is fantastic,” said Stajcic at the time. “I’ve watched her develop as a player since she was 12. Glory have three or four of the best attacking talent in the country in Sam, Lisa De Vanna, Kate Gill and Collette McCallum.”


By 2009, Kerr had already debuted as a Matilda aged just 15 – solid proof of Australia’s ability to plan for the future.The following year she was an Asian Cup winner.

And that future is reaping huge dividends right now – spearheaded by the fabulous Kerr, now 23 – and a clutch of experienced yet young Aussie teammates and established stars in leagues all over the world

It hasn’t been a straight line – injuries have stymied Kerr’s rise. She’s played club football in Australia and the US with success but not at the level her potential suggested back then.

But right now, aged 23, she’s where I thought she might be. She’s got it all – and is back playing with a smile on her face.

Sam Kerr of Sky Blue FC has been named player of the month by the NWSL Media Association.She’s learnt that to just enjoy herself – not to take her football too seriously – it is the default mindset that brings out the best in her.

Kerr’s a huge star in the US NSWL with Sky Blue FC, top scorer in the league, and Australia’s X-factor on the international stage after tormenting Japan at the Tournament of Nations on Monday.

She’s the star of her own goal-scoring virals from the W-League and NWSL (and now famous somersault goal celebrations, which have certainly improved since the Asian Cup of 2010) and has the look of a winner who can do anything.

Just like that day in 2009.

And the next four years, under Stajcic’s canny guidance, she’ll only get better.

Around 50 caps down, the next 50 should be something to behold.

Sam Kerr.I finished my report back in 2009 with this prediction… “Remember that name…Sam Kerr.”


Australia, your latest football superstar Sam Kerr is here.

See her in action on Aussie soil this September for the Matildas versus Brazil, and during Season 10 of the Westfield W-League.

My latest prediction? She’ll be deemed world’s best player by the time of the next World Cup.


Source  :  Football Federation Australia

Sam Kerr on fire as Aussies ease past Japan

Kerr stars as Matildas down Japan

A classy Westfield Matildas have defeated Japan 4-2 in an entertaining clash at the Tournament of Nations, with on-fire Sam Kerr smashing a first-half hat-trick in San Diego on Monday morning (AEST).

After Friday’s incredible high following an historic first-ever win over the USA, the Aussies continued their eye-catching form on a warm day in California to make it two wins from two in the tournament.

The clash between two of Asia’s big guns in women’s football lived up to its billing with an open, entertaining game full of technical quality across the pitch.

But Australia again proved too good for Japan after the Matildas knocked Nadeshiko out of the Olympics qualifiers in Osaka last year.

The Matildas will now go into their final game against powerhouse Brazil on Friday (Australian time) in Carson confident of making it three wins from three after their breakout showing at this tournament – and with Sam Kerr on fire up front, few teams can stop them right now.


►Three goals in the opening 15 minutes had the fans on their feet, with Australia conceding first before hitting back twice in quick time thanks to classy Kerr, who made it a hat-trick just before the break.


Japan, Mina Tanaka 5’, 0-1

Japan had got in behind to win a corner, they worked it short and the cross was headed on to Mina Tanaka who flicked it past Mackenzie Arnold for the opener.

Australia, Sam Kerr, 10’ 1-1

Kennedy with the brilliant long ball over the top for the pacy Raso, who got in behind her full back, and a simple low cross found Kerr ahead of her defender and she couldn’t miss, sweeping home the equaliser.

Australia, Sam Kerr, 14’ 2-1

A defensive howler saw Japan caught in possession around 30m out. Kerr took advantage, burst through and slotted past Ikeda,

Australia, Sam Kerr, 43’ 3-1

Kerr got in between her defenders to burst through again. Her one-on-one with Ikeda was blocked by the Japan keeper before sweeping home the rebound to make it a hat-trick inside 40 mins. Cue her trademark somersault celebration.

Australia, Emily Van Egmond, 62’ 4-1

A handball in Japan’s box and the ice-cool Van Egmond made no mistake.

Japan, Momiki, 90+2’ 4-2 

Neat interplay and a low shot that looked like it took a deflection, to beat Mackenzie Arnold for a late consolation.

Source  :  Football Federation Australia

ONG de Russomanno rebate Anatel e vê “lesão” a consumidor no caso Simba

Resultado de imagem para Simba Record SBT Rede TV!

O INADEC – Instituto Nacional de Defesa do Consumidor – entrou em contato com a coluna para se manifestar a respeito de reportagem publicada na última sexta-feira (28): “Anatel descarta desconto por exclusão de canais abertos da TV paga”. Na ocasião, entre outras informações, foi dito que o parecer da agência era uma notícia ruim para a Simba, na guerra contra as operadoras.

Sobre o assunto, a ONG, que tem Celso Russomanno entre os fundadores, diz considerar “um avanço a Agência reconhecer o direito do consumidor do rompimento contratual sem pagamento de multa por fidelização, vez que foram interrompidos o fornecimento dos serviços dos canais abertos, alterando-se unilateralmente o contrato de prestação de serviços sem contraprestação equivalente e, assim, infringindo a Lei de Proteção ao Consumidor”.

Porém, em relação a não concessão de desconto correspondente na mensalidade pelo usuário afetado pela retirada dos canais abertos, “o INADEC é contrário ao posicionamento da Procuradoria Federal Especializada da Anatel (PFE). Não pelo que diz a agência, no tocante à obrigatoriedade ou não do oferecimento dos canais abertos pelas operadoras de TV. Mas, pelo que foi exposto na denúncia – sobre a descontinuidade de serviço ora apresentado”.

De acordo com o instituto, “sempre houve, durante a oferta dos pacotes, publicidades que seduziam o consumidor com a promessa de que as TVs abertas teriam melhor qualidade de imagem, e estas, foram exteriorizadas nos contratos e inclusas em seu preço final, inclusive nos pacotes básicos, e não simplesmente por cortesia. Considerado que em toda oportunidade de venda dos pacotes de TV por assinatura, sempre foi oferecido que os canais abertos seriam potencializados com melhor qualidade de imagens (sem chuviscos e imperfeições), está foi uma das razões para que os assinantes adquirissem os pacotes”.

E prossegue: “Diante dos fatos, A Lei consumerista brasileira responsabiliza o prestador de serviços, independentemente da existência de culpa, pela reparação dos danos causados aos consumidores por defeitos relativos à prestação dos serviços, bem como por informações insuficientes ou inadequadas sobre sua fruição e riscos”.

E conclui: “Desta forma, entendemos pertinente o restabelecimento da transmissão dos canais retirados e/ou abatimento proporcional no custo de assinatura de cada um dos consumidores a fim de cessar a lesão aos direitos dos consumidores”.


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Tite é o convidado de hoje do #NoiteDeCraques no Esporte Interativo

Resultado de imagem para Tite Libertadores 2012

O técnico Tite, da seleção brasileira, estará nesta terça-feira no programa “Noite dos Craques”, pelo Esporte Interativo.


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Silvia Pfeifer fez participação especial em novela em Portugal

Resultado de imagem para Silvia Pfeifer


Silvia Pfeifer está voltando ao Brasil, depois de fazer novela em Portugal na condição de convidada especial.


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Silvio Luiz fez críticas sobre as ruas esburacadas de São Paulo e recebeu as respostas

Resultado de imagem para BURACOS nas ruas de SP


Silvio Luiz, sempre muito ativo nas redes sociais, foi persistente em suas críticas aos buracos nas ruas de São Paulo… … Tamanha insistência levou o prefeito João Doria, da China, a ligar para ele, com as devidas explicações . Culpa do orçamento.


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SBT vai exibir a novela Um Caminho para o Destino


SBT vem com novela inédita na faixa da tarde, “Um Caminho para o Destino”…

… Produção em HD e uma das maiores audiências da Televisa nesses últimos tempos no México e Estados Unidos.


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Westfield FFA Cup 2017 Round of 32: MD2 Preview

Olympic Village

staff writers
The current PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria league leaders and a team from northern Brisbane are the latest clubs aiming to conquer a Hyundai A-League giant on night two of the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32.

The headline match of the night comes from Olympic Village in Melbourne as Heidelberg United come up against two-time Westfield FFA Cup finalists Perth Glory in a highly anticipated Round of 32 encounter.

Your ‘how to watch’ FFA Cup guide

A club steeped in history and one of the founding clubs of the old National Soccer League (NSL), Heidelberg United enter their second appearance in the Westfield FFA Cup Final Rounds wiser for the experience of their first.

The match will be the second time the Bergers have hosted a Hyundai A-League side in the Westfield FFA Cup after 11,372 people packed into Olympic Village to watch them take on Melbourne City FC in a Quarter Final back in September 2015.

Heidelberg United were on the wrong end of a 5-0 score line on that night but with Perth Glory still in the preliminary stages of their pre season and after seeing Redlands United and Green Gully topple Hyundai A-League opponents in the Round of 32 last year, the home side will dream that they can conjure up a similar ‘cupset’ against Perth Glory.

FOX SPORTS (Channel 505) will have LIVE and exclusive coverage of the match on what will be another massive night of Westfield FFA Cup action with three other Round of 32 encounters taking place in Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales.

It will be a classic case of David and Goliath in the area of Redcliffe north of Brisbane as Brisbane Premier League club Peninsula Power welcome reigning Westfield FFA Cup holders Melbourne City FC to Dolphin Stadium.

Coached by Aaron Philp, who has been involved with Peninsula Power since he first began playing for the club at the age of five, the home side faces a monumental task against a Melbourne City FC side with attacking players of the ilk of Bruno Fornaroli, Luke Brattan, Bruce Kamau, Nick Fitzgerald and co.

A further incentive for both Peninsula Power and Heidelberg United to find the back of the net against their more fancied opponents is the continuation of the NAB Golden Goals initiative, which will see the Westfield FFA Cup partner give any Member Federation club $2,500 for each goal they score against a Hyundai A-League opponent.

In Tasmania, it’s a showdown between two Round of 32 debutantes as Olympia FC Warriors take on APIA Leichhardt Tigers at KGV Park in Glenorchy.

The Tasmanian locals galvanised behind Devonport Strikers’ Cup run in the Final Rounds last year and Olympia Warriors, a club with a decorated honours list and a current youthful, exuberant squad, will be hoping for the same parochial support against a highly talented APIA outfit sprinkled with players who have had Hyundai A-League experience.

The remaining match of the night will see Western Sydney Wanderers FC host Wellington Phoenix at Campbelltown Stadium. It is the second straight time the two sides have met at Campbelltown Stadium in the Round of 32.

Last year the Wanderers prevailed in a five goal thriller and with players from both teams looking to impress and Wellington now under the tutelage of new coach Darije Kalezić, it has the ingredients to be another fascinating Cup tie.

Finally, there will be a moments silence prior to kick-off at all four matches tomorrow night and again on Wednesday night following the news that Australian football icon Les Murray has passed away. The players will also wear black armbands as a sign of respect.

Further to the full broadcast of the match between Heidelberg United and Perth Glory, FOX SPORTS will have LIVE updates and crosses to the other three matches, which will also be streamed at https://www.foxsports.com.au/football/ffa-cup/live-stream.

For ticketing details on all four matches, click here.

Westfield FFA Cup 2017 Round of 32 – Match Day 2 Fixtures

Heidelberg United v Perth Glory
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Olympic Village, Heidelberg West (VIC)
 7:30pm local (7:30pm AEST)

Referee: Adam Kersey
Assistant Referee 1: Luke Brennan
Assistant Referee 2: Joanna Charaktis
Fourth Official: Lachlan Keevers

Tickets: Click here for ticketing details

TV Broadcast: 7.00pm (AEST) Live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS (Channel 505)

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tags #HFCvPER #FFACup

Heidelberg United squad: 1.Christopher Theodoridis-Petropoulos (gk), 2.Joshua Wilkins, 3.Leslie Doumbalis, 4.Jordan Wilkes, 5.Michael Trigger, 6.Lewis Hall, 7.Reuben Way, 8.Andrew Cartanos, 9.Adrian Zahra, 10.Jack Petrie, 11.Kostas Kanakaris, 12.Ken Athiu, 13.Luke Byles, 14.Harry Noon, 15.Paul O’Brien, 17.Steven Pace, 19.Sean Ellis, 22.Alexander Schiavo, 23.Christian Pavlidis (gk)

Perth Glory squad: 2.Alex Grant, 3.Marc Warren, 4.Shane Lowry, 5.Jacob Poscoliero, 6.Mitch Nichols, 7.Joel Chianese, 8.Rostyn Griffiths, 10.Andy Keogh, 13.Nick Feely (gk), 14.Chris Harold, 15.Brandon Wilson, 16.Joseph Mills, 17.Diego Castro, 21.Jamal Reiners, 22.Adam Taggart, 23.Scott Neville, 28.Joseph Knowles, 33.Liam Reddy (gk)


Peninsula Power v Melbourne City FC
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Dolphin Stadium, Redcliffe (QLD)
 7:30pm local (7:30pm AEST)

Referee: Lara Lee
Assistant Referee 1: Nathan MacDonald
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Olson
Fourth Official: Chris Beath

Tickets: Click here for ticketing details

Broadcast: Streamed LIVE at https://www.foxsports.com.au/football/ffa-cup/live-stream

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tags #PENvMCY #FFACup

Peninsula Power squad: 1.Jake Reesby (gk), 2.Myles Carseldine, 3.Matthew Boyd, 4.Daniel Cunha, 5.David Salin, 7.Andre Bonotto, 8.Jared Austin, 9.Charles Mendy, 10.Thomas Strickland, 11.Richard Hurlin, 17.Michael Baird, 14.Isaac Colgrave, 15.Eric Matheus Spiandorello, 18.Shaun Feuerriegel, 19.Zhaydan Basson, 20.Trent McEvoy, 21.Dean Briggs, 22.Matthew Carr (gk), 25.Joshua Woolley, 26.Will Gibson (gk), 27.Cheyne Moodley, 28.Jack Porter, 29.Jarrod Brown

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Dean Bouzanis (gk), 2.Emmanuel Muscat, 3.Scott Jamieson, 6.Osama Malik, 7.Nick Fitzgerald, 8.Neil Kilkenny, 11.Bruce Kamau, 12.Braedyn Crowley, 13.Stefan Mauk, 14.Daniel Arzani, 15.Denis Genreau, 17.Tim Cahill, 18.Eugene Galekovic (gk), 21.Ruon Tongyik, 22.Michael Jakobsen, 23.Bruno Fornaroli, 25.Iacopo La Rocca, 26.Luke Brattan, 30.John Roberts, 34.Connor Metcalfe, 35.Ramy Najjarine, 36.Dylan Pierias, 37.Nathaniel Atkinson, 39.Anthony Lesiotis, 40.Yaren Sozer (gk)


Olympia FC Warriors v APIA Leichhardt Tigers
Tuesday 1 August 2017
KGV Park, Glenorchy (TAS)
 7:30pm local (7:30pm AEST)

Referee: Shaun Evans
Assistant Referee 1: Wilson Brown
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Ilievski
Fourth Official: Stratos Plomaratis

Tickets: Click here for ticketing details

Broadcast: Streamed LIVE at https://www.foxsports.com.au/football/ffa-cup/live-stream

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tags #OFCvALT #FFACup

Olympia FC Warriors squad: 1.Mitchell Stalker (gk), 2.Lucas Hill, 3.Paul Stevens, 4.Shae Hickey, 5.Joffrey Nkoso, 6.Nicholas Mearns, 7.Warren Wadawu, 8.Jake Vandermey, 9.Shane Cartwright, 10.Thomas Bellini, 11.Joel Sammut, 12.Noah Smithies-Sharples, 13.Hugh Undy, 15.Mark Ortmann, 18.Jakub Sklenar, 19.Thomas Little, 20.Lochlan Hardwick, 22.Jakob Cole (gk)

APIA Leichhardt Tigers squad: 1.Ivan Necevski (gk), 2.Nathan Millgate, 3.Paul Galimi, 4.Joshua Symons, 7.Sean O’Connell, 8.Corey Biczo, 9.Matthew West, 10.Franco Parisi, 11.Jordan Murray, 12.Dominic Cox, 13.David Dapuzzo, 15.Themba Muata-Marlow, 16.Sean Symons, 17.Adrian Vlastelica, 18.Adrian Ucchino, 19.Brandon Lundy, 20.Tasuku Sekiya, 21.Cameron Stephan, 22.Luke Turnbull (gk), 23.Mathew Cook


Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Wellington Phoenix
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah (NSW)
 7:30pm local (7:30pm AEST)

Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Assistant Referee 1: Owen Goldrick
Assistant Referee 2: Scott Edeling
Fourth Official: Kurt Ams

Tickets: Click here for ticketing details

Broadcast: Streamed LIVE at https://www.foxsports.com.au/football/ffa-cup/live-stream

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tags #WSWvWEL #FFACup

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jerrad Tyson (gk), 3.Jack Clisby, 4.Josh Risdon, 5.Brendan Hamill, 6.Jacob Melling, 7.Steven Lustica, 8.Roly Bonevacia, 9.Oriol Riera, 11.Brendon Santalab, 14.Jumpei Kusukami, 15.Kearyn Baccus, 16.Jaushua Sotirio, 18.Robert Cornthwaite, 19.Mark Bridge, 20.Vedran Janjetovic (gk), 21.Marc Tokich, 22.Jonathan Aspropotamitis, 23.Lachlan Scott, 25.Chris Herd, 30.John Hall (gk), 33.Michael Thwaite, 42.Keanu Baccus, 49.Abraham Majok

Wellington Phoenix squad: 3.Scott Galloway, 5.Ryan Lowry, 6.Dylan Fox, 7.Gui Finkler, 10.Michael McGlinchey, 11.Hamish Watson, 12.Adam Parkhouse, 13.Marco Rossi, 14.Alex Rufer, 15.James McGarry, 16.Louis Fenton, 18.Sarpreet Singh, 19.Thomas Doyle, 20.Lewis Italiano (gk), 21.Roy Krishna, 22.Andrew Durante, 23.Matthew Ridenton, 24.Logan Rogerson, 30.Oliver Sail (gk)

* squads are subject to change

Source  :  Football Federation Australia

Programação da Record não será mais alterada em 2017


Alcançando bons resultados ou não, a atual programação da Record não sofrerá mais mudanças…

… Vai do jeito que está pelo menos até o fim deste ano.


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