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A-League grand final: Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory – in pictures

Melbourne Victory secured to a record fourth championship thanks to Kosta Barbarouses’ only goal of the game in Newcastle Continue reading…

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A-League grand final: Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory – in pictures

Melbourne Victory secured to a record fourth championship thanks to Kosta Barbarouses’ only goal of the game in Newcastle Continue reading…

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Melbourne Victory claim record fourth A-League title with win over Newcastle Jets

Newcastle Jets 0-1 Melbourne VictoryLawrence Thomas wins Joe Marston medalThe sense of ambush came early, before Melbourne Victory ground through the gears of a steely performance to beat Newcastle 1-0 in the city’s first home A-League grand final.Vict…

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Melbourne Victory beat Newcastle Jets to win A-League grand final – as it happened

Kosta Barbarouses goal secures a record fourth titleLawrence Thomas receives the Joe Marston medal 2.06pm BST There you have it, another A-League season done and dusted. Good luck figuring it all out when the team that finished fourth takes home the bi…

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From Tinkler turbulence to triumph: Newcastle jets into a new era | John Davidson

After almost sinking into oblivion three years ago, the club has managed one of Australian sport’s most remarkable revivalsHistory will be made at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night when the first grand final of any national sporting code is held…

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How the A-League grand final shapes up tactically in the absence of Arnieball | Ante Jukic

In Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory, two inherently reactive teams will come up against each otherSign up to receive the latest Australian sports storiesDespite the increased sense of tactical ambiguity that Sydney FC’s absence provides, it still s…

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David Squires on … the 2017-18 A-League season’s grand finalists

In his penultimate outing this season, our cartoonist looks at the paths taken to title decider and that Riley McGree goalLook back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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Forget fairytales, A-League success is borne out of unity of purpose | Richard Parkin

The varied aptitudes of Newcastle Jets’ coach, CEO and owner have created a blueprint to make other clubs envious Football teams are usually defined by their stars. Diego Maradona’s Argentina, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid. Even those clubs that prof…

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Newcastle: where football harnesses the power of a close-knit community | Ben Smee

There are few places in the world where a casual fan can sip a juice with a footballer who was once the world’s top goalscorerThere was an absurdity to it: a Brazilian international sitting in a suburban Newcastle sports club and drinking an orange jui…

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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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Melbourne Victory coaches handed four-match bans for ‘assault’

Jean-Paul de Marigny and Dean Anastasiadis ran onto pitchPair will miss grand final after altercation with David CarneyMelbourne Victory assistant coach Jean-Paul de Marigny and goalkeeping coach Dean Anastasiadis have been handed four-match A-League b…

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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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Riley McGree wonder-goal: is this the greatest ever A-League strike?

Newcastle Jets mid-season signing lights up semi-final with incredible scorpion kickPundits debate, was it intentional, is it the best A-League goal of all time?With a spot in the A-League grand final on the line and redemption for a club that has badl…

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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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Stunning backheel volley lights up A-league semi-final – video

Riley McGree scored an incredible backheel from the edge of the box to bring Newcastle Jets level against Melbourne City. The Jets went on to win the tie and progress to their first final since 2008. After some intricate play in midfield McGree’s stunn…

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