Category: Adelaide United

Adelaide United News

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 21

FFA Cup final 2017: Sydney FC beat Adelaide United – as it happened

Sydney FC beat Adelaide United 2-1 after extra timeSky Blues complete clean sweep of domestic silverwareMichael Marrone sent off after knocking over ball boy 11.41am GMT Related: Sydney FC’s FFA Cup triumph marred by melee after ball boy pushed over …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2017/nov/21/ffa-cup-final-2017-sydney-fc-v-adelaide-united-live

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 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

Oct 02

A-League 2017-18 preview part one: the teams bubbling under

Our team-by-team guide to the new season kicks off with the four sides least likely to make the finals this year

Wellington, Central Coast, Adelaide and Newcastle – if you support any of these teams you probably think what follows is a stitch-up or further evidence of some kind of bias. And the truth is, they could all equally go on to make the top four; this is Australian football we’re talking about after all, a universe about as reliable as a Trump administration spokesperson.

Yet there also happens to be some logic behind the decision to include them. This quartet occupied the bottom four spots on last year’s ladder, three of them have been hanging around there for the past two seasons, a pair of them for the last three years, and in the case of the Jets, seven seasons on the trot. So, while each can look forward to improved efforts, they still have plenty of ground to make up on sides above them.

Related: Tony Popovic quits Western Sydney Wanderers on eve of A-League season

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/03/a-league-2017-18-preview-part-one-the-teams-bubbling-under

Apr 15

Sydney FC break A-League points record to win Premier’s Plate

  • Sydney FC beat Newcastle 2-0 at Allianz Stadium
  • Adelaide FC and Western Sydney Wanderers drew 2-2 at Coopers Stadium

A-League premiers Sydney FC amassed the greatest points tally in the competition’s history after a final-round 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday. But it has come at a cost to the Sky Blues, after goal scorer and standout Milos Ninkovic limped off the Allianz Stadium pitch after a sliding tackle by Ben Kantarovski.

Ninkovic’s 56th-minute goal and skipper Alex Brosque’s 87th-minute effort took Sydney to 66 points from 27 games, one point more than the previous mark of 65 set by Ange Postecoglou’s brilliant 2010-11 Brisbane side over a 30-game season.

Related: David Squires on … the introduction of video assistant referees

Related: World first as video assistant referee called into action in Wellington and Sydney FC stalemate

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/15/a-league-round-27-saturday-match-reports

Apr 12

Adelaide United stay grounded despite ACL red-letter night in South Korea

  • Adelaide United beat Jeju United 3-1 in South Korea
  • FC Seoul beat Western Sydney Wanderers 3-2 at Campbelltown

Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor has refused to get carried away after the Reds’ stunning 3-1 Asian Champions League win over Jeju United. Tuesday night’s victory in South Korea, coupled with Gamba Osaka’s 3-0 loss to undefeated Group H leader Jiangsu Suning, saw the Reds climb off the bottom of the table and move into second place with four points.

Related: Liverpool to visit Australia again with Sydney FC friendly confirmed for May

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/12/adelaide-united-stay-grounded-despite-acl-red-letter-night-in-south-korea

Apr 03

A-League players to be booked if they appeal to referee for video referral

  • New technology to be introduced to top-tier football in Australia
  • Players effectively told to ignore video reviews

A-League players will be shown a yellow card if they urge referees to video review a decision once the technology comes into play from Friday night’s Melbourne City-Adelaide match.

Australia’s elite competition will become the first top-tier league in the world to use the technology and Adelaide defender Michael Marrone says players have been warned about how they should react to it. 

Related: Western Sydney emerge as unlikely title contenders with Antonis pulling strings | Jonathan Howcroft

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/03/a-league-players-to-be-booked-if-they-appeal-to-referee-for-video-referral

Mar 31

A-League: Adelaide and Perth draw after controversial Castro penalty

  • Adelaide United 1-1 Perth Glory at Coopers Stadium
  • ‘Yeah, it’s a pen,’ says Kenny Lowe as Castro penalty riles Adelaide fans

Perth Glory’s Diego Castro has kept his A-League side’s top-four ambitions flickering with a stage-dive penalty in a 1-1 away draw with Adelaide United. Castro scored after earning a penalty in an act which riled Adelaide and their parochial home crowd at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.

Perth remain fifth, three points shy of fourth-placed Brisbane and third-placed Melbourne City ahead of weekend fixtures. After United’s Dylan McGowan headed the home side to the lead, Castro equalised having collapsed as a result of slight contact from the Reds defender.

Related: Canberra City: a blueprint for current A-League expansion hopefuls | Joe Gorman

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/31/a-league-adelaide-and-perth-draw-after-controversial-castro-penalty

Mar 25

Roar’s wonder goal sinks Victory and hands Premiers Plate to Sydney FC

  • Brisbane Roar 1-0 Melbourne Victory
  • Central Coast Mariners 2-3 Adelaide United
  • Sky Blues now uncatchable at top of ladder

Brisbane sharpshooter Jamie Maclaren delivered a timely reminder of his quality to Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou with an A-League wonder-goal to sink Melbourne Victory and deliver the Premiers Plate to Sydney FC. Brisbane’s 1-0 win confirms the Sky Blues’ first silverware in seven years as the runaway leaders enter Sunday’s clash with Perth 11 points ahead of second-placed Victory with three rounds to play.

Related: A-League: Santalab sets club record as Wanderers beat Melbourne City

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/25/adelaide-leapfrog-mariners-in-battle-to-avoid-wooden-spoon

Mar 22

David Squires on … the fiery ending to Adelaide’s encounter with Brisbane

Our resident cartoonist casts an eye back over the controversial clash at Coopers Stadium

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/ng-interactive/2017/mar/23/david-squires-on-the-fiery-ending-to-adelaides-encounter-with-brisbane

Mar 19

Tempers flare as Adelaide nick A-League win over Brisbane amid controversy

Adelaide United beat Brisbane Roar 2-1 at Coopers StadiumWestern Sydney Wanderers beat Wellington Phoenix 3-1 at Spotless StadiumTensions boiled over after Adelaide United stole a controversial last-gasp 2-1 win against Brisbane as a 98th-minute Sergio…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/19/adelaide-nick-a-league-win-over-brisbane-after-98th-minute-controversy

Mar 15

Wanderers gain confidence after rescuing ACL campaign in Korea

FC Seoul 2-3 Western Sydney WanderersAdelaide United 3-3 Jeju UnitedCoach Tony Popovic senses FC Seoul will again be there for the taking when revived Western Sydney resume their Asian Champions League campaign in four weeks.The Wanderers rescued their…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/16/wanderers-gain-confidence-after-rescuing-acl-campaign-in-korea

Mar 04

Further frustration for Wanderers in stalemate with struggling Adelaide

  • Western Sydney Wanderers 0-0 Adelaide United
  • Wellington Phoenix 3-3 Perth Glory

It was a new night but the same old struggles for Western Sydney, whose A-League finals ambitions are no healthier after they were held to a goalless draw by lowly Adelaide. A highly contentious disallowed goal denied the Wanderers a win they so sorely craved after Tuesday night’s 5-1 Asian Champions League disembowelling by Shanghai SIPG, and leaves their top-six spot at risk of being snatched away by Newcastle.

Related: A-League: Bobo strike seals Sydney FC victory in Big Blue

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/04/a-league-football-phoenix-glory-wanderers

Feb 22

Adelaide United struggle in ACL defeat to Gamba Osaka

Adelaide United 0-3 Gamba OsakaA-League champions no match for wily Japanese sideJapanese side Gamba Osaka proved too strong for Adelaide United, running out 3-0 winners in the opening match of Group H in the Asian Champions League at Coopers Stadium o…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/22/adelaide-united-struggle-in-acl-defeat-to-gamba-osaka

Feb 17

A-League: Adelaide United too good for Newcastle Jets in heated encounter

Adelaide United 1-0 Newcastle Jets at Coopers StadiumMarcelo Carrusca scores winner before heated melee in AdelaideA spirited Adelaide United ground out a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Newcastle Jets at Coopers Stadium on Friday night, thanks in no smal…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/17/a-league-adelaide-united-too-good-for-newcastle-jets-in-heated-encounter

Feb 12

A-League is providing the thrills, but FFA’s inertia is cause for serious concern

A-League should be gearing up for all-action climax to the season, but the absence of hype is demoralising and momentum is being lost

Living near Australia’s east coast, the first thing I do in a morning is pour myself a steaming hot mug of bias. This fuels the daily search for A-League news, which consists of an exhaustive trawl through sources from Victoria all the way to New South Wales. But today, to my surprise, I was confronted by a disturbance in the force, the unavoidable presence of Perth Glory.

Under the cloak of west coast anonymity Glory have won four of their past six matches to move level on points with fourth-placed Melbourne City, just two behind next week’s visitors to nib Stadium and occupants of the third and final Asian Champions League qualification spot, Brisbane Roar. During this run Glory have scored at least twice in every match, culminating in the season’s biggest shellacking on Friday night.

Related: A-League: Castro nets twice as Perth Glory thrash Adelaide

Related: Sydney FC looking like A-League Invincibles after emphatic Phoenix win

Related: Depleted Melbourne City come back to earn draw against Brisbane Roar

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/13/a-league-is-providing-the-thrills-but-ffas-inertia-is-cause-for-serious-concern

Feb 10

A-League: Castro nets twice as Perth Glory thrash Adelaide

  • Perth Glory 5-0 Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium
  • Diego Castro pilots thrashing with two-goal performance

Perth Glory maestro Diego Castro orchestrated a 5-0 belting of a demoralised Adelaide United in Friday night’s A-League match. Castro scored two goals, set up another for Andy Keogh and featured in the lead-up to Adam Taggart’s score as Perth climbed to fourth spot.

Adelaide can’t slip any lower on the ladder – they’re dead last – but they plunged to fresh, dark depths in a ramshackle display at Coopers Stadium. The loss was Adelaide’s biggest on home soil, eclipsing their 0-4 result just seven weeks ago against Sydney FC.

Related: Sydney FC looking like A-League Invincibles after emphatic Phoenix win

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/10/a-league-castro-nets-twice-as-perth-glory-thrash-adelaide

Feb 05

Central Coast finally post consecutive A-League wins with victory over Adelaide

  • Central Coast Mariners 2-1 Adelaide United
  • Mariners move to within five points of place in top six

Central Coast secured their first back-to-back A-League wins in nearly three years, seeing off Adelaide United 2-1 to defibrillate their slender finals aspirations. Fabio Ferreira scored against his former club in a hot and sticky Canberra on Sunday, before Kwabena Appiah netted his first A-League goal to lift the Mariners within five points of sixth-placed Western Sydney, who they play next weekend.

Their first set of consecutive wins since April 2014 came despite a slow start in stifling 33-degree heat, countered with drinks breaks both sides of half-time. And though Adelaide had the early run and earned a stoppage-time consolation via a fine finish from teenager Jordan O’Doherty, the reigning champions now lag five points adrift at the foot of the ladder.

Related: Dean Bouzanis apologises for Besart Berisha ‘gypsy’ slur in Melbourne derby

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/05/central-coast-finally-post-consecutive-a-league-wins-with-victory-over-adelaide

Jan 30

FFA rejects Wellington Phoenix’s heatstroke claim after Adelaide sorcher

  • FFA informed by medical staff that ‘no players suffered heatstroke’
  • Phoenix and Adelaide had played out 2-2 draw in steaming conditions

Football Federation Australia has rejected Wellington’s claims players suffered heatstroke during Adelaide’s A-League scorcher and defended its call not to push back the mid-afternoon kick-off time.

The controversial issue of heat and player welfare again came under the spotlight on Sunday when the Phoenix and Reds struggled through a sweltering 2-2 draw at Coopers Stadium.

Related: Wellington players fall ill during A-League draw in oppressive Adelaide heat

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/30/ffa-rejects-wellington-phoenixs-heatstroke-claim-after-adelaide-sorcher