This 134-page issue of Leopold Method is a discussion about the future of the game in Australia, starting with Joe Gorman’s story on Australian football’s relationship with Asia.

Kate Cohen speaks to A-League coaches competing in the Asian Champions League, Kieran Pender writes about little-known Australian coaches forging careers in Asia and Scott McIntyre traces the achievements of the Japanese football development system.

Richard Parkin examines the challenges facing women’s football, Shaun Mooney looks at how new migrants participate in football in Australia and Vince Rugari explores at the failed experiment between football and AFL clubs in the National Soccer League.

Issue 2 contains:

  • The long road to Asia | Joe Gorman
  • Flights, fitness and fatigue: Competing in the Asian Champions League | Kate Cohen
  • Securing the Future of the Women’s Game | Richard Parkin
  • Pathways: Japan’s pursuit of technical excellence | Scott McIntyre
  • Sleeping with the enemy: Collingwood and Carlton in the NSL | Vince Rugari
  • The Quiet Australians | Kieran Pender
  • A fair go for all: How football can provide a home for new migrants | Shaun Mooney

Cover: The portrait of St George Budapest team who won the 1971 Tokyo International Tournament is drawn by artist Jamie Osborne.

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Contributors for Issue 2

Joe Gorman – Editor for Leopold Method. He has written about soccer, food and culture for the Guardian Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald, Sports Illustrated, SBS, Penthouse Australia, Roads and Kingdoms, New Matilda and Overland.

Kate Cohen – Freelance football writer who writes for Leopold Method. Whereas football writing commonly tell the reader the ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘when’ of a match, Kate endeavours to explain to the reader the ‘why’ and the ‘how’. Since writing for Leopold Method, Kate has quickly become one of the best young football writers in the country, winning the FFDU Young Football Writer of the Year in 2013. Her work has also featured for the Guardian Australia, the official Liverpool FC website as well as FourFourTwo Australia. In 2014, Kate was awarded as Digital Football Writer of the Year in the FFDU Awards.

Scott McIntyre –  Scott is a football reporter for SBS and Australia’s pre-eminent Asian football expert. He has covered three World Cups and five Asian Cups.

Richard Parkin – Richard is a Sydney-based football journalist. He was the football analyst and co-host of SBS’s World Cup show The Full Brazilian. Richard is a regular A-League columnist for the Guardian Australia, he hosted the 2010 World Cup for SBS Radio, and has reported on world football for the past four years for SBS World News.

Kieran Pender – Kieran is a Canberra-based sports writer, contributing to the Guardian Australia, Leopold Method, FourFourTwo Australia, RIDE and a variety of other publications. He covers football, basketball and cycling.

Vince Rugari – Writer for Leopold Method. Currently a sports reporter for Australian Associated Press in Brisbane, he is the former sports editor of The Area News in Griffith, NSW, one of Australian football’s most passionate regional outposts, and is a former journalist for The Cairns Post. A regular columnist for The Roar, he has also been published by the Guardian Australia, The World Game, Goal Australia and more. The round ball game has always been Vince’s master, but these days, his curiosity extends beyond the mainstream, in the areas where it is yet to take complete hold.

Shaun Mooney – Publisher of Leopold Method, and has contributed to the Guardian Australia. Shaun writes features on the business of football, grassroots issues and player development. He interprets the ‘cause and effects’ to provide an alternative approach to the discourse. Previously, Shaun wrote articles for retail and small business marketing, which were syndicated across six countries. He has also co-authored two business books.


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