The Game That Doesn’t Belong
The misreporting of football (soccer) at a domestic level signifies a grave concern for Australian fans and supporters alike, encompassing one of the great contemporary ethical media dilemmas: the demarcation between a prolific and powerful story, and the truth. In the past, eruptions between rival ethnic groups of clubs at a local level became a template for media discrimination of the sport.

Despite changes being brought about the structure of top flight football in an attempt to develop the game into a powerhouse of the Australian sports landscape, the failure to deter the media from the overtly-negative portrayal of aspects of the game has inevitably lead to double standards, including the downplaying or failure to report significant occurrences at other sports events. The result is a public susceptible to the influence by an agenda driven media.

However one question remains: can the deep rooted attitudes towards the round ball game represent a considerable threat to its growth and potential?


Reality is setting in! Hopefully I will have fully recovered from my injury before the big run in 2 weeks #runforthekids #icandoit #slowturtle

Taking a break from my sunny walk on Chapel Street and planning my next holiday #alafolie #southyarra #awesomecoffee #nomnommacarons #takesmebacktoparis

Rooftop @ Crown on a beautiful Melbourne evening

Hidden gems around Melbourne! What a beautiful walking path… #Melbourne #scenicwalk

Fulfilling a teenage dream! #Five #meetandgreet #boybandsrule

Awesome dinner as usual at @themeatandwineco Southbank celebrating our 7 yr anniversary! #steakalicious #nomnomnom

My friend knows me too well! Love my present! #IloveNiall #OneDirection #NiallBear

Had an awesome time watching @onedirection in Melbourne on Thursday! Can’t wait to see them again on the 29th! Love u @niallhoran xxx #1Dconcert #boybands #IloveNiall

Awesome gig tonight Hunter! Thanks for signing my CD :) #bennettslane #music #acousticgig