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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…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/24/victory-adelaide-jets-roar-a-league

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…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/06/international-tug-of-war-prompts-calls-to-hand-daniel-arzani-socceroos-cap

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…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/04/brisbane-roar-claim-w-league-premiership-with-canberra-win

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…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/14/a-league-round-sixteen-sunday-results

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…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/31/sydney-fc-one-of-the-best-a-league-teams-ever-says-kenny-lowe

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…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/23/melbourne-derby-victory-sydney-phoenix

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…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/07/tim-cahill-has-next-club-lined-up-says-kevin-muscat

Dec 02

A-League: Roar snatch win as injuries hit Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers 0-2 Brisbane Roar Roar get badly needed winBrisbane have finally got their A-League season on track by snatching a sorely needed 2-0 A-League win off an injury-hit Western Sydney.Ivan Franjic marked his return to the Roar with …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/02/a-league-brisbane-roar-western-sydney-wanderers-newcastle-jets-melbourne-city

Nov 26

VAR determines two red cards as Adelaide account for 10-man Wanderers

Adelaide United 2-0 Western Sydney Wanderers at Coopers StadiumCornthwaite received a second yellow for a VAR-spotted handballA goal in each half from Ryan Kitto has helped steer Adelaide United to a 2-0 win over 10-man Western Sydney Wanderers at Coop…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/26/var-determines-two-red-cards-as-adelaide-account-for-ten-man-wanderers

Nov 24

Melbourne City coach sees red over VAR system as Glory prevail

Ten-man City battle valiantly but go down 3-1 to Glory‘There’s got to be something a bit more instant,’ Warren Joyce saysBoth Melbourne City and the A-League’s video assistant referee are in for a week of scrutiny after Perth Glory’s 3-1 win at AAMI Pa…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/25/melbourne-city-coach-sees-red-over-var-system-as-glory-prevail

Nov 21

Sydney FC’s FFA Cup triumph marred by melee after ball boy pushed over

Sydney FC claim third trophy of 2017 with 2-1 win over Adelaide UnitedExtra-time scuffle on sideline sees United’s Michael Marrone sent off There was extra-time and a late all-in brawl, but Sydney FC beat Adelaide United in the FFA Cup final 2-1 to cli…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/21/sydney-fcs-ffa-cup-triumph-marred-by-melee-after-ball-boy-pushed-over

Nov 19

Melbourne Victory find maiden A-League win as Kerr scores double

A-League: Melbourne Victory 2-0 Perth Glory at nib StadiumW-League: Perth Glory 2-0 Melbourne Victory at nib StadiumEnemy No1 Besart Berisha came back to haunt Perth Glory yet again as Melbourne Victory notched their first win of the season with a 2-0 …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/19/melbourne-victory-find-maiden-a-league-win-as-kerr-scores-double

Nov 18

‘It’s just tittle-tattle’: Melbourne City coach shuts down talk over Tim Cahill

Joyce says the speculation has not affected the team as City suffer error-ridden 3-1 defeat to Brisbane RoarMelbourne City coach Warren Joyce has declined to answer questions about his supposedly strained relationship with Tim Cahill amid speculation t…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/18/its-just-tittle-tattle-melbourne-city-coach-shuts-down-talk-over-tim-cahill

Nov 08

Tony Popovic in precarious position as Super Lig club board resigns

Coach quit Western Sydney for Turkey on eve of A-League seasonKarabukspor sit in relegation zone after losing past three fixturesTony Popovic’s tenure at Turkish side Kardemir Karabukspor has been thrown into chaos with the Super Lig club’s entire boar…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/08/tony-popovic-in-precarious-position-as-super-lig-club-board-resigns

Nov 03

Socceroos dealt major blow as Tim Cahill limps out of A-League clash

Striker sustains ankle injury in Melbourne City’s defeat to Sydney FCScans will determine fitness before World Cup qualifier against Honduras Socceroos star Tim Cahill was sent to hospital and is in doubt for Australia’s win-or-bust World Cup qualifier…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/03/socceroos-dealt-major-blow-as-tim-cahill-limps-out-of-a-league-clash

Oct 31

Josep Gombau makes A-League return as Wanderers coach

Former Adelaide United coach succeeds Tony Popovic at Western SydneyGombau pledges to encourage attacking football at clubNew Western Sydney Wanderers head coach Joesp Gombnau has pledged to play attacking football and build something big at the A-Leag…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/01/josep-gombau-makes-a-league-return-as-wanderers-coach

Oct 27

‘Very ordinary’: video referee controversy mars Sydney FC win

Three penalties given as Sydney FC beat Perth Glory 2-0 at Allianz Stadium‘We’re making a mockery of a lovely game,’ says Glory coach Kenny Lowe It was another week, another video assistant referee controversy as a four-minute-long penalty decision ove…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/28/very-ordinary-video-referee-controversy-mars-sydney-fc-win

Oct 20

Early goals a worry for Adelaide coach after draw against Melbourne Victory

Marco Kurz says draw a fair result for both sides but laments Reds’ inability to secure a win after being ahead 2-1Adelaide United coach Marco Kurz has lamented his side’s inability to kill off Melbourne Victory in their bruising 2-2 A-League draw at t…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/21/early-goals-a-worry-for-adelaide-coach-after-draw-against-melbourne-victory

Oct 20

MasterChef’s George Calombaris fined $1,000 for assault at A-League

Calombaris pleaded guilty to assaulting a 19-year-old man at grand final between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC MasterChef judge George Calombaris has been fined $1,000 after he assaulted a man at the A-League grand final in Sydney earlier this year.C…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/20/masterchefs-george-calombaris-fined-1000-for-assault-at-a-league

Oct 13

A-League: John Aloisi roars at Adelaide’s fitness ‘myth’

Brisbane Roar coach says it was his own team’s lack of conditioning that proved decisive in the Reds’ 2-1 winBrisbane Roar coach John Aloisi believes it is a “myth” that Adelaide United are much fitter than other A-League sides, arguing it was his own …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/14/a-league-john-aloisi-roars-at-adelaides-fitness-myth