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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…

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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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 …

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‘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…

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A-League 2017-18 season preview part three: the title contenders | Jonathan Howcroft

It’s the third and final instalment of our A-League season preview – AKA the if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it edition. There’s no prizes for guessing which teams we reckon should be challenging for the championship and premiership during the 2017-18 campaign, with another Sydney FC vs Melbourne Victory ding-dong on the horizon.

Related: A-League 2017-18 season preview part two: the outside chances | Jonathan Howcroft

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‘Stranger things have happened’: Rovers prepare to meet Sydney FC in Darwin | Helen Davidson

The FFA Cup draw has thrown up a classic David and Goliath encounter between part-time players from the tropics and the three-time A-League champions

On a Tuesday evening Darwin Rovers are getting some extra training in at a suburban Darwin oval. They started late because some players hadn’t finished work, and they’re sharing the dying light with a few other sporting groups.

But every session helps ahead of the biggest game of their lives this week, against the reigning A-League champions, Sydney FC.

Related: Football in Australia: as big as it’s going to get? | Paul Connolly

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