Feb 24

Victory cruise past 10-man Adelaide, Jets edge tight clash with Roar

Brisbane Roar 0-1 Newcastle JetsMelbourne Victory 3-0 Adelaide UnitedMelbourne Victory are back on the winner’s list, easing pressure on coach Kevin Muscat and jumping to fourth on the A-League table with a 3-0 defeat of 10-man Adelaide United.Leroy Ge…

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Feb 05

International tug of war prompts calls to hand Daniel Arzani Socceroos cap

Melbourne City midfielder torn between Australia and IranPFA chief John Didulica says call-up is a ‘no brainer’It’s a no-brainer to give Daniel Arzani a Socceroos cap before the teen revelation is snapped up by Iran, players union chief John Didulica s…

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Feb 04

Mark Milligan’s departure could unlock Melbourne Victory’s potential | Ante Jukic

There is now potential for an improvement in the team’s functionality in possessionAlthough repetition is fundamental in developing an individual’s technique, tactics in football are just as much conceptual. Ultimately, the keys to the game are adaptab…

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Feb 04

Brisbane Roar claim W-League premiership as Sydney FC prove threat

Brisbane Roar 4-1 Canberra United at Suncorp StadiumSydney FC 4-1 Western Sydney Wanderers at Seymour Shaw ParkBrisbane Roar have won the W-League premiership for the third time, easing past Canberra United 4-1 to finish the regular season on top of th…

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Feb 03

Adelaide too good for Glory, and Jets down Victory

Newcastle Jets 2-0 Melbourne VictoryAdelaide United 2-1 Perth GloryAdelaide United outclassed Perth Glory 2-1 to rise to fourth on the A-League ladder. United’s Nikola Mileusnic netted the decider on Saturday night at Coopers Stadium as the Reds leapfr…

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Jan 28

Daniel Arzani towers over his Melbourne City team-mates

City coach Warren Joyce seems to not fully appreciate what a talent he has in ArzaniAs the ball helplessly rolled out of bounds, Melbourne City’s Warren Joyce barked from the touchline, “That’s fuckin’ schoolboy stuff!” After his attempted dummy in Cit…

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Jan 14

Perth Glory’s static ball movement shows lack of identifiable game plan

Glory still sit only three points off A-League finals, but the pressure is coming for Kenny Lowe after four consecutive defeatsFootball, it is often said, is a results business. Most recently in the Australian game, results have provided the foundation…

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Jan 14

Adelaide keep Sydney goalless as VAR awards City draw with Mariners

Adelaide United 0-0 Sydney FC at Coopers StadiumCentral Coast Mariners 2-2 Melbourne City in GosfordAdelaide United have managed the almost unthinkable this A-League season and kept Sydney FC scoreless.Not since Ben Kennedy kept a clean sheet in Centra…

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Jan 07

Graham Arnold is the standout candidate and should already be Socceroos coach

Coach of every national team should be the same as the players, a free market off the field of play is contrary to the idea of country v countrySix weeks on from Ange Postecoglou’s resignation and a month since the announcement of a many-handed recruit…

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Jan 03

A-League team-by-team report card: two out of 10 for quality

At the midpoint of the season, Sydney’s dominance puts them in a rosy light, but suggests almost every other team is coming up short At the midway point of the A-League season, despite some positive sub-plots, only two sides have performed at an enco…

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Dec 31

Sydney FC one of the best A-League teams ever, says Kenny Lowe

Lowe’s Perth hammered 6-0 by rampant Sky Blues‘They’re just a bloody good side,’ says Glory coachIf anyone is painfully aware of Sydney FC’s unstoppable force, it’s the man whose A-League side fell victim to the reigning champions’ most complete perfor…

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Dec 23

Late strike seals Melbourne derby win for Victory, Sydney smash Phoenix

Melbourne City 0-1 Melbourne Victory – as it happenedWellington Phoenix 1-4 Sydney FCDean Bouzanis’ moment of madness allowed Melbourne Victory to snatch a last-gasp 1-0 win in the A-League’s annual Christmas derby. Melbourne City were second-best at A…

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Dec 23

Melbourne City 0-1 Melbourne Victory: A-League – as it happened

Milligan wins it with an injury-time penaltyVictory leap to fourth, three points behind City 11.06am GMT Are they saying boo or Bou-zanis? Tough luck for the City goalkeeper, who had played well for 90 minutes – then undid it all with a rush of blood t…

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Dec 17

A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers’s revival flatters to deceive

Josep Gombau’s tactics at Wanderers lack the fundamental principles of movement that correspond with attacking playIt is as good a time as any, with Spanish round having just passed in the A-League, to remember football provides a universal language. T…

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Dec 16

Newcastle Jets take win over Adelaide after controversial handball call – as it happened

Newcastle Jets 2-1 Adelaide UnitedPetratos scores last-minute penalty after VAR fails to overrule handball 8.38am GMT Oof, Gulum has possibly the last chance of the game to level, but can only direct it straight at Moss. Regan picks up a yellow at the …

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Dec 13

David Squires on … Josep Gombau’s latest football revolution at Western Sydney

Our resident cartoonist takes a look at the Wanderers coach’s radical way of thinking Take a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoonsAnd David’s only got another book out. More details here Continue reading…

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Dec 10

Australia Sportwatch: City prevail over Mariners in A-League, W-League, WBBL and more – as it happened

A-League: Melbourne City 1-0 Central Coast MarinersW-League: Melbourne City 2-1 Canberra United; Newcastle Jets 3-0 Brisbane RoarWBBL: Sydney Sixers beat Sydney Thunder; Adelaide Strikers beat Hobart HurricanesGet in touch with Kate on email or via Twi…

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Dec 09

A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC – as it happened

Sydney FC thrash Western Sydney Wanderers 5-0Adrian scores twice in player-of-the-match performanceSky Blues move eight-points clear at the top of the A-League 11.00am GMT The Sydney derby rarely disappoints and this magical fixture turned on the style…

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Dec 08

NSW plans to spend $2bn on Sydney stadiums, but will that mean bigger crowds?

Melbourne has a culture of people going to sporting fixtures in huge numbers, Sydney doesn’t, and state-of-the-art stadiums are unlikely to change that The New South Wales government, in concert with the powerful SCG Trust, has adopted an “If we build …

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Dec 07

Tim Cahill has next club lined up, says Kevin Muscat

Cahill walked away from Melbourne City on Wednesday after agreeing terms to rip up his contract Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says he knows Tim Cahill well enough to believe he has his next playing deal stitched up.Cahill sensationally walked fr…

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