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  • Update – 30 September 2021

    Matildas In Ireland & Official Retirement of a Legend On the 22nd September, for the first time the Matildas played an international friendly against lowly ranked Ireland and lost 3-2. This was the Matildas first match after their semi-final loss to the U.S.A. at the Tokyo Olympics and not the way for superstar Sam Kerr…

  • Josh Kennedy is K2 – 16 of the First 40

    16. JOSHUA KENNEDY It is fitting that the 1.94m Josh Kennedy is the second K in the collection thus K2! In 2013 his last minute goal against Iraq booked the ticket to Brazil but unfortunately injury prevented him playing in his 3rd World Cup. Items from his time as a Socceroo are complimented by a…

  • Update – 31 August 2021

    Matildas at the Toyko Olympics On the 2nd August the Matildas again played Sweden this time for the right to play for a Olympic Gold Medal. Sweden dominated the Matildas in their group game but this was a much closer affair. In the end Sweden scored a fortuitous goal and Sam Kerr had hers controversially…

  • KK is K1 – 15 of the First 40

    15. ELSIE KELLOND-KNIGHT Elise Kellond-Knight is the first of four K’s in the First 40. With club career spanning Australia, Europe, U.S.A. & Japan, selected in both 2011 and 2015 in the World Cup All-Stars as well being only the 5th Matilda to play over 100 games, Elise is an obvious early addition to the…

  • Update – 31 July 2021

    Matildas at the Toyko Olympics On the 14th July, Matildas played an pre Olympic friendly against Japan. They lost 1-0 after a penalty awarded against Alanna Kennedy for handball. Seventeen of the Matildas from the Olympic squad of twenty-two played in the match. The Matildas Olympic campaign commenced on the 17th July with a match…

  • J is for Jedinak – 14 of the Top 40

    14. MILE JEDINAK While J is for Jedinak, Mile was always going to be in the first 40. Captaining Australia at two World cups and to the Asian Cup Champions title is an achievement that is unlikely to be equalled. The collection has over 280 items and includes three different complete Crystal Palace rainbow card…

  • Update – 30 June 2021

    Seven Socceroos debut and three return after long absences in World Cup Qualifiers This month the Socceroos played their last four games of their AFC Stage One Group for qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Graham Arnold picked a squad of 31 players and took the opportunity to given seven players their debut.…

  • 13 of the Top 40

    Question One – With a collection of a few thousand cards, stickers, programmes and other miscellaneous items dedicated to the international playing career of Matildas and Socceroos which ones do you list first? Answer – Lets start with a Top 40 – (Yes i do have an extensive music collection!) Question Two – How do you choose the…

  • Launch Date – 15 years On

    The original collection was focussed on the Golden Generation of Socceroos. It is now over ten years since that collection expanded to collecting cards, stickers, programmes and other similar items of all the Socceroos and Matildas. Over the last five years I have been thinking about establishing a website to display the collection, generate discussion,…