Goalscorer Besart Berisha (l), Matthew Smith and his daughter Ava. Unfortunately, Matt kept his clothes on for this shot, but you can appreciate the full majesty here. Image: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images.
Earlier this month we advised you of a number of reasons (well, one, but it was a really good one) why you should be watching the A-League.
Our quest to entice our Kickette Army into watching soldiers on at warped ovary speed today.
Hang on, guys, let’s not get carried away. If taking your shirt off earns a yellow, we can only imagine what kind of punishment an on-pitch Jersey Turnpike would attract. Image: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images.
Referees have a tough time of it these days, what with television replays, shouty captains and we punters all desperate to be the first to tell them how poor their decision making skills are.
The pressure is on to maintain discipline among a bunch of guys whose best interests are served by trying to fool the man in black, and since kicking the hell out of a guy’s shins is not a FIFA-approved method of tacking, players have developed innovative new ways to distract, confound or otherwise nick the ball off their man.