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Dec 13

David Squires on … Josep Gombau’s latest football revolution at Western Sydney

Our resident cartoonist takes a look at the Wanderers coach’s radical way of thinking Take a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoonsAnd David’s only got another book out. More details here Continue reading…

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Dec 10

Australia Sportwatch: City prevail over Mariners in A-League, W-League, WBBL and more – as it happened

A-League: Melbourne City 1-0 Central Coast MarinersW-League: Melbourne City 2-1 Canberra United; Newcastle Jets 3-0 Brisbane RoarWBBL: Sydney Sixers beat Sydney Thunder; Adelaide Strikers beat Hobart HurricanesGet in touch with Kate on email or via Twi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2017/dec/10/australia-sportwatch-w--and-a-league-star-wars-round-action-and-more-live

Dec 09

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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Dec 07

It’s been a long time coming, but Fifa intervention means FFA change is on the way

Opting for a body consensual in nature but under Fifa/AFC direction, resolution should occur with minimum of damageIt feels somewhat perverse to praise Fifa’s acumen during a week in which its handling of Russia has re-alerted the football community to…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/08/its-been-a-long-time-coming-but-fifa-intervention-means-ffa-change-is-on-the-way

Dec 07

FFA and Lowy avoid sack as Fifa extends football peace talks

Fifa was widely expected to recommend Lowy and his board be removed and a normalisation committee be installedFootball Federation Australia chairman Steven Lowy has avoided the sack and a Fifa takeover of the local game after the world governing body a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/07/ffa-and-lowy-avoid-sack-as-fifa-extends-football-peace-talks

Dec 07

Tim Cahill has next club lined up, says Kevin Muscat

Cahill walked away from Melbourne City on Wednesday after agreeing terms to rip up his contract Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says he knows Tim Cahill well enough to believe he has his next playing deal stitched up.Cahill sensationally walked fr…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/07/tim-cahill-has-next-club-lined-up-says-kevin-muscat

Dec 06

David Squires on … rebuilding Sydney’s stadiums

Our resident cartoonist on how the exorbitant costs are justified by more empty seats and an Olympic legacy to match Tim Cahill’s in the A-LeagueTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoonsAnd David’s only got another book out. More …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/ng-interactive/2017/dec/07/david-squires-on-rebuilding-sydneys-stadiums

Dec 05

Tim Cahill leaves Melbourne City casting doubt over World Cup hopes

Cahill’s next move unknown with World Cup six months awayStriker says his focus is now on making squad for RussiaTim Cahill’s participation in next year’s World Cup finals has been thrown into doubt after the Socceroos striker and his A-League club, Me…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/06/tim-cahill-leaves-melbourne-city-casting-doubt-over-world-cup-hopes

Dec 03

It is in football’s best interests for Fifa to intervene in FFA crisis

After two years of failure to resolve the governance crisis, Lowy’s suggestion of further meditation is fancifulLater on Monday, in a conference room in Zurich, the 19 representatives of Fifa’s Member Associations Committee will gather to sift through …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/04/in-footballs-best-interests-for-fifa-to-intervene-in-ffa-crisis

Dec 03

Australia Sportwatch: Brisbane outclass Canberra in W-League, A-League and more – as it happened

W-League: Brisbane Roar 1-0 Canberra United; Melbourne City 1-1 Adelaide UnitedA-League: Central Coast Mariners 1-0 Perth Glory; Melbourne Victory 3-2 Wellington Phoenix 8.07am GMT No winner from this clash, with Ashley Hatch and Alyssa Mautz scoring a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2017/dec/03/australia-sportwatch-canberra-united-v-brisbane-roar-in-w-league-a-league-round-up-and-more-live

Dec 02

A-League: Roar snatch win as injuries hit Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers 0-2 Brisbane Roar Roar get badly needed winBrisbane have finally got their A-League season on track by snatching a sorely needed 2-0 A-League win off an injury-hit Western Sydney.Ivan Franjic marked his return to the Roar with …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/02/a-league-brisbane-roar-western-sydney-wanderers-newcastle-jets-melbourne-city

Dec 01

Socceroos and Matildas face nervy wait for Fifa decision on FFA crisis

Fifa intervention could have ramifications for Australian national sidesWorld governing body set to take over after FFA plans for reform rejectedThe Socceroos and Matildas will be watching nervously for Fifa’s next move amid the unlikely but alarming p…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/01/socceroos-and-matildas-face-nervy-wait-for-fifa-decision-on-ffa-crisis

Nov 30

Fifa set to take over football in Australia after FFA’s proposal for reform rejected

FFA’s plans fail to garner requisite support at AGMFFA chairman Steven Lowy’s position in jeopardy Football in Australia is set to fall under the control of Fifa after Football Federation Australia’s plans for congressional reform were rejected by its …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/30/fifa-set-to-take-over-football-in-australia-after-ffas-proposal-for-reform-rejected

Nov 29

David Squires on … the A-League’s Star Wars round

Our resident cartoonist on the similarities between the strange bedfellows, including verbose protocol droids and complex father-son relationshipsView all of David Squires’ cartoons in his archive hereAnd David’s only got another book out. More details…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2017/nov/30/david-squires-on-the-a-leagues-star-wars-round

Nov 29

Marrone to sit out only one extra match for ‘very ugly’ ball boy incident

Defender received a four-match ban with two of those suspendedFFA disciplinary counsel suggested ball boy may have exaggerated injuryMichael Marrone will only spend one more week on the sidelines for his “very ugly” FFA Cup final clash with a ball boy….

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/29/marrone-to-sit-out-only-one-extra-match-for-very-ugly-ball-boy-incident

Nov 28

A-League invites ridicule with Star Wars round promotion

Fans mock commercial tie-up that chief executive David Gallop hails a way to ‘expand the football family’In the midst of a governance crisis, Football Federation Australia has announced it has teamed up with Walt Disney for a Star Wars round, to kick o…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/28/a-league-invites-ridicule-with-star-wars-round-promotion