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Melbourne City eye shedding A-League albatross as pieces come together

With Asian Champions League action on the horizon and perhaps a first grand final, Melbourne City are finally ready to deliver on their potentialMelbourne City began the A-League season beating Brisbane Roar 2-0 at AAMI Park and in an act of neat symme…

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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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A-League end of season awards: our team of the year

In a season dominated by back-to-back premiers Sydney FC it’s no surprise to see the Sky Blues dominatingWe’re at the end of the A-League season – well, the end before the end – so before the tussle for the toilet seat begins it’s time to discuss somet…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/apr/16/a-league-end-of-season-awards-our-team-of-the-year

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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After predictable season, the A-League finals offer potential surprises

The sudden resurgence by a handful of clubs as we head towards the campaign’s conclusion is creating a buzz that’s been lackingAs the A-League drifts wraithlike towards the final round of the home-and-away season, excitement is not at fever pitch. Sydn…

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A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers 2-2 Brisbane Roar – as it happened

Oriel Riera brace catapults Wanderers back into top sixRoar loss sets up three-way race for last A-League finals spot 10.43am BST A denouement in the end as Wanderers proved far too strong during that opening stanza. The in-form Roar huffed and puffed,…

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David Squires on … Sydney FC’s premiership triumph

This week our cartoonist salutes the A-League premiers and acknowledges a conspiracy that runs deeper than first thoughtTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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Consecutive A-League premierships complete Graham Arnold’s rebuild | Jonathan Howcroft

In 2014 Sydney FC were a fixer-upper; Arnold has turned them into the most desirable property on the blockEarly in his tenure at Sydney FC Graham Arnold described the culture he inherited at the Sky Blues as toxic.“When players walked in the training f…

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A-League: Newcastle Jets trounced at home by Melbourne City – as it happened

Newcastle Jets 0-3 Melbourne City at McDonald Jones StadiumJets’ slump continues 10.19am BST There were three goals, but it was not an exciting game. There were four yellow cards, but it was not a dirty game. I said at the start that a win was more imp…

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Sportwatch: wins for Waratahs, GWS, Melbourne United, Brisbane Roar and Warriors

Brumbies 17-24 WaratahsCollingwood 12.7 (79)-15.5 (95) GWS GiantsMelbourne United win NBL championshipBrisbane Roar 1-0 Central Coast MarinersCarlton 9.13 (67) – 15.11 (101) Gold CoastRoosters 6-30 Warriors 12.06pm BST Final score: Brisbane Lions 74-10…

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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…

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David Squires on … Sydney FC’s impending A-League implosion

This week our cartoonist takes at look at the Sky Blues’ alarming dip in form since Graham Arnold announced his intention to leaveTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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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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A-League: Adelaide’s lack of goals all about the type of shots they are generating

Adelaide United rank first in shots this season (328) but only eighth in goals (25) and, along with most A-League sides, live in a mass of predictable grey“Balance, clearly, is part of it, but there must also be intelligence: endlessly repeating the sa…

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David Squires on … Australia’s favourite team

This week our cartoonist looks at the reasons behind Newcastle Jets’ turnaround Take a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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Jets a case study for romance of well-functioning A-League

Newcastle boast increased attendances, and connection between crowds and playersWhen Andrew Nabbout received possession on the left touchline 56 minutes into Saturday’s fixture between Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC expectation fizzed around McDonald Jon…

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A-League: Ten man Newcastle Jets beat Sydney FC – as it happened

Newcastle Jets 2-1 Sydney FCJets down to 10 men for most of the game 8.56am GMT Newcastle have narrowed the gap at the top of the A-League to eight points, but how they did it is just as important as the result. They played with heart and pride after g…

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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…

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