Season 36 Episode 43

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The World Football Programme 107.9FM for Saturday November 26, 2022.

Penny is joined by Vince Matassa and Dave Kindness this week, in a week full of World Cup football.

Vince gives us a review on how he’s travelling post Perth Glory Charity Match, we get the opportunity to see the Glory Women in Perth Sunday, Australia shined for the briefest of moments in the World Cup with a flashy goal by Craig Goodwin and there were lots of other memorable moments that only a World Cup can bring. Lots to share and give opinions on!

Our guests for this week –

Pokuah Frimpong, Paramount Plus and Network 10 Commentator, discusses the A-League. The mens league is having a long break for the World Cup. What does this mean for our local players and clubs? Perth Glory women are at home after the fans have been deprived by covid last season. Their round two match lands Sunday at Macedonia Park.

Derek Pollock, our local football expert, talks his way through a World Cup review. How are the Socceroos looking, France are showing us why they are ranked 4th in the world and we are 38. Our next games against Tunisia (Saturday) and Denmark (Wednesday) will also be a challenge against higher ranked opposition. What teams are entertaining us and what teams have surprised us?

Tom Sermanni, Former Matildas and New Zealand Coach and now Head of Womens Football, Western Sydney Wanderers, Tom shares what his new role involves and how has the Australian football landscape changed. We explore Australia’s preparations for the Women’s World Cup and what other countries are doing in this space.

Phillippa Mengel, PPMG Sports Convenor and Nerang SC Secretary. We wrap the Pan Pacific Masters Games recently played in Queensland. How the forms of football being played this time round has expanded, how did covid impact one of the largest tournaments in the world and is Australia one of the most popular Masters Football destinations in the world for Masters Games?