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Dec 27

David Squires on … Australian football’s end of year awards

As an eventful year draws to a close, our resident cartoonist dishes out his awards on Australian football’s imagined night of nightsTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoonsAnd David’s only got another book out. More details here…

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Dec 26

World Cup qualification to FFA crisis: Australian football’s ‘weird’ year

Postecoglou’s legacy is unclear and the A-League in decline, but evolution of FFA is an opportunity to alter the status quo2017 was a weird year for Australian football. It was the best of times and it was the worst of times, occasionally simultaneousl…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/27/world-cup-qualification-to-ffa-crisis-australian-footballs-weird-year

Dec 23

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…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/23/melbourne-derby-victory-sydney-phoenix

Dec 23

Melbourne City 0-1 Melbourne Victory: A-League – as it happened

Milligan wins it with an injury time penaltyVictory leap to fourth, three points behind City 11.06am GMT Are they saying boo or Bou-zanis? Tough luck for the City goalkeeper, who had played well for 90 minutes – then undid it all with a rush of blood t…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2017/dec/23/melbourne-city-v-melbourne-victory-a-league-live

Dec 20

David Squires on … Australian football’s Christmas wish list

Our resident cartoonist takes a look at what gifts might be sent over the festive period, including a Graham Arnold action figureTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoonsAnd David’s only got another book out. More details here Con…

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Dec 20

FFA reels in VARs after anger over use of video replay system

Number of reviews will be reduced in A-LeagueVARs told to focus on match-changing situationsA-League chiefs have moved to end hysteria around the video assistant refereeing trial, tweaking interpretations of the rules which should result in far fewer i…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/20/ffa-reels-in-vars-after-anger-over-use-of-video-replay-system

Dec 19

Implementation of VARs in Australia proves messy and divisive | Dean Biron

Fifa’s A-League experiment has highlighted that contention in football usually concerns matters of opinion, not factIn a scene from the Coen Brothers 2007 film No Country for Old Men, Sheriff Bell , played by Tommy Lee Jones, and his sidekick Deputy We…

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Dec 17

A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers’s revival flatters to deceive

Josep Gombau’s tactics at Wanderers lack the fundamental principles of movement that correspond with attacking playIt is as good a time as any, with Spanish round having just passed in the A-League, to remember football provides a universal language. T…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/18/a-league-western-sydney-wandererss-revival-flatters-to-deceive

Dec 16

Newcastle Jets take win over Adelaide after controversial handball call – as it happened

Newcastle Jets 2-1 Adelaide UnitedPetratos scores last-minute penalty after VAR fails to overrule handball 8.38am GMT Oof, Gulum has possibly the last chance of the game to level, but can only direct it straight at Moss. Regan picks up a yellow at the …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2017/dec/16/newcastle-jets-v-adelaide-united-a-league-live

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