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Western Sydney Wanderers appoint German legend Babbel as A-League coach

Former Liverpool and Bayern Munich legend Markus Babbel announced as new WSW head coachWanderers chairman sees signing as big statement ‘internationally’ as well as domestically Western Sydney will undertake their A-League rebuild under former German i…

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Roy O’Donovan handed 10-game ban for A-League grand final assault

Newcastle striker punished for foul on Lawrence ThomasSecond biggest ban in A-League history behind Danny VukovicRoy O’Donovan has been slugged with a 10-match ban for his A-League grand-final kung-fu kick on Lawrence Thomas. Related: Women Onside: the…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/18/roy-odonovan-handed-10-game-ban-for-a-league-grand-final-assault

Sydney FC confirm former Socceroo Steve Corica as new coach

Graham Arnold’s assistant steps upClub opt to stick with existing philosophy and cultureSteve Corica is Sydney FC’s new head coach, stepping up after serving a seven-year apprenticeship as assistant. The 45-year-old former Socceroos midfielder has been…

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Tony Popovic returns to A-League as Perth Glory coach

Former Wanderers boss to replace Kenny LowePopovic back in Australia after failed stint in TurkeyPerth Glory have signed Tony Popovic as coach for next season on a three-year deal.Popovic is set to be unveiled at the club’s awards night on Friday eveni…

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Football law-making body deems global VAR ‘back up’ needed

‘Software crash’ blamed for A-League grand final debacleA-League to take lead from rugby league’s ‘bunker’Football’s law-making body concedes the A-League grand final has exposed a flaw in the global protocols for video reviews and underlined the glari…

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FFA review finds VAR technology failed during A-League grand final

VAR did not have access to angles required to adjudge goal offsideBarbarouses’s strike was the decisive blow in Victory’s winA “technical failure” with the video assistant referee (VAR) stopped the controversial technology from disallowing the goal tha…

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Ernie Merrick hits out at Melbourne Victory’s grand final tactics

‘I would hope not to coach a team that plays like that’Newcastle 0-1 Melbourne Victory – in picturesFrustrated Newcastle coach Ernie Merrick has accused newly crowned A-League champions Melbourne Victory of using negative football to win the grand fina…

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Adrian Mierzejewski wins Johnny Warren medal in debut A-League season

Clare Polkinghorne and Sam Kerr share Julie Dolan medalDaniel Arzani and Ellie Carpenter also honouredSydney FC’s Adrian Mierzejewski was a runaway winner of the Johnny Warren medal, claiming the A-League’s top individual honour in his first season in …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/01/adrian-mierzejewski-wins-johnny-warren-medal-in-debut-a-league-season

Melbourne Victory to consider additional sanctions for coaches

Four-game bans for Jean-Paul de Marigny and Dean AnastasiadisPair will miss grand final after altercation with David CarneyMelbourne Victory will consider an additional club sanction for coaches Jean-Paul de Marigny and Dean Anastasiadis but will shiel…

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Perth Glory sack Kenny Lowe as A-League axe swings again

Glory finished eighth and missed out on the finalsCoach will move into position with club’s academyPerth’s longest-serving A-League coach Kenny Lowe has been sacked, and it appears unlikely owner Tony Sage will fork out the big dollars needed to lure T…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/20/perth-glory-sack-kenny-lowe-as-a-league-axe-swings-again

Western Sydney Wanderers sack A-League coach Josep Gombau after tumultous season

Spaniard Josep Gombau sacked following two-line statement from A-League clubWanderers endured miserable season following Tony Popovic’s shock exit Josep Gombau has been sacked as coach of Western Sydney Wanderers less than six months into his three-yea…

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Sydney FC condemn Allianz pitch after Asian Champions League exit

Sydney FC 0-0 Shanghai ShenhuaA-League Premiers crash out of ACL at group stage for third timeSydney FC players have denounced the standard of Allianz Stadium’s pitch and expressed relief it will be re-turfed in time for their A-League semi-final.Comme…

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Wanderers’ dramatic defeat to Adelaide allows Brisbane into A-League finals

Western Sydney Wanderers 2-3 Adelaide UnitedWanderers miss out as Roar cling on to sixth placeBrisbane Roar claimed the sixth and last A-League finals spot after Western Sydney Wanderers suffered a dramatic 3-2 home loss to Adelaide United. Needing a w…

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Sydney FC answer doubters after claiming A-League premiership

Perth Glory 2-3 Sydney FC at nib StadiumBobô scores twice as Sky Blues secure Premiers’ PlateSydney FC coach Graham Arnold was beaming with pride having secured a second straight A-League premiership but he wants to keep setting records especially afte…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/mar/30/sydney-fc-answer-doubters-after-claiming-a-league-premiership

A-League: Okon quits Central Coast with name in line for Sydney FC job

Former Socceroo leaves club effective immediatelyMariners have slipped to ninth with 11-game winless streakCentral Coast coach Paul Okon has quit the A-League club with immediate effect. The off-contract former Socceroo is understood to have walked awa…

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Wanderers hit with suspended points deduction after latest flare up

Club avoid fine after shutting down active supporter areaRisk of three-point deduction in place until end of next seasonFootball Federation Australia has handed Western Sydney a suspended three-point A-League deduction as punishment for the misbehaviou…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/mar/02/wanderers-hit-with-suspended-points-deduction-after-latest-flare-up

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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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

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

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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