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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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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 …

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Finals narratives carry A-League beyond ordinary football | Jonathan Howcroft

A pair of gripping contests over the weekend provided a timely reminder why it is we all botherStorytelling is at the heart of how we understand the world. Our brains have evolved to mould complex information into convenient narratives, creating and re…

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A-League semi-final: Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory – as it happened

Sydney FC 2-3 Melbourne VictoryTerry Antonis’ horror 90+4 minute own goal sparks epic extra-time and late last-ditch winner 2.01pm BST Well, where do you start with that.Five goals, seven yellow cards, two red cards – for staff, entering the field of p…

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Sydney FC’s failure in Asia is instructive for A-League finals opponents

Sydney FC swept all aside to win consecutive A-League premierships, but for championship rivals Asia shows clues to their shortcomings“We’ve recovered now,” Graham Arnold insisted before his team hosted Kashima Antlers in the AFC Champions League. “I k…

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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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