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Tuesday Torso: Lucas Neill, Australia

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We’re really reaching here, aren’t we? Image Credit: Mark Nolan/Getty Images AsiaPac.

Gone Too Soon: Little Luca Jones

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Images: REUTERS/David W Cerny, via tumblr.

A minute’s silence was held prior to Melbourne Victory’s league fixture vs. Perth Glory this weekend, after it was announced that Luca Jones, son of Socceroo’s goalkeeper Brad Jones (above), had passed away.

Luca, who was five-years-old, had been battling leukaemia for eighteen months. He was diagnosed just prior to the Australian NT’s 2010 World Cup campaign, causing his dad to abandon his dream of playing in a major tournament and race to his side. At the time, Brad was playing his league soccer for Middlesbrough but has since moved to Liverpool.

Please join us in sending our deepest condolences to Brad and his partner Dani at this difficult time.

Lucas Neill: Combover Caution

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Australia National soccer football team presentation press conference

Image: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac.

Lucas, we realise that your hair situ wasn’t (and shouldn’t have been) uppermost in your mind while you were visiting a soccer club for under-10′s in flood-hit Bangkok. For that reason, we’re not going to give you a hard time.

But you do seem to be sporting a bit of a combover there. Please be careful. These things have a way of getting out of control.

Harry Kewell & Sheree Murphy: Beaming On The Black Carpet

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Harry Kewell and Sheree (not Sharee as The Daily Mail likes to call her) Murphy walked the black carpet outside the opening of Shane Warne’s new club, Club 23, at Crown Casino in Melbourne. Image taken 7.11.2011.

Tuesday Torso: Nick Ward, Wellington Phoenix

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Nick Ward of the Phoenix left the field shirtless after receiving a red card during the round two A-League match between Wellington Phoenix and Newcastle Jets at Westpac Stadium on 16.10.2011 in New Zealand. Image Credit: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images AsiaPac.