U.A.E. vs Australia

An uninspiring match. Australia probably had the better of it, but were wasteful in the heat and humidity. It was nice to keep a clean sheet, but you can't win matches (our tournaments) if you can't score. Still more to do.

Kill The Moon

A creepy, atmospheric episode that builds nicely to an innovative conclusion. But is Clara finished travelling with the Doctor?

The Caretaker

A clever plot involving a new alien and a confrontation between the two men in Clara's life.

Time Heist

A clever, bank heist episode with the added wrinkle of time travel. There were some good ideas here and some more insight into the Doctor, but ultimately I think this could have been better with some more polish and maybe some more time (to properly explore the plot).

Listen

A thoroughly creepy episode exploring whether there are creatures who have perfected hiding and how would we know. The Doctor's corresponding search takes us across timelines and to crucial points in the childhoods of both the Doctor and Danny Pink. A much better episode than the previous one.

Australia vs Saudi Arabia

Australia broke an almost year-long drought with a scrappy 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia. It was a bit of an odd match. We got off to a flyer, up 2-0 after just six minutes. We improved in some areas, but dropped off in others. Saudi Arabia made a game of it, fighting back to 2-1 and 3-2, but we held on. Our 'keeper can consider himself lucky he wasn't sent off. A penalty was given which suggested a red card, not a yellow card to me. Still plenty more to do, but a win will help the confidence.

Robot of Sherwood

A traditional Who story in a way - a period piece with something alien that shouldn't be there. In this case it's the legendary Robin Hood battling a Sheriff of Nottingham with robot knights. Ultimately, while there were a couple of highlights and some witty moments, this was a light-weight story that compares poorly to the previous episode.

Belgium vs Australia

Postecoglou continues to experiment and try new players and combinations. It's important to re-build, but it would be nice to win a game, given the Asian Cup is only a few months away. Belgium, ranked 5th in the world, were too strong and ran out comfortable winners. We struggled on the attack, especially when Bresciano and Cahill went off. Defensively we seem to have more options than in attack. Our best defence should do reasonably well in the Asian Cup, but we need some goal scorers if we're going to progress.

Into The Dalek

A brilliant, chilling new episode that promises a lot from Capaldi's Doctor. A fascinating insight into both the Doctor and the Daleks matched by a clever, well-paced plot.

Deep Breath

After an eight month wait, endless teasers, a world tour and pop-up shops to whet the appetite, the new Doctor is finally here. As foreshadowed, there is a significant change in the character of the Doctor (offset by many references to the past). This first episode of the new series was broadcast simultaneously around much of the world on TV and in cinemas and was pretty solid. We're introduced to the new Doctor and there's a new mystery already.

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