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Newcastle Jets reach A-League grand final – as it happened

Riley McGree equalised with one of the great A-League goals as the Newcastle Jets reached their first grand final since 2008Stunning backheel volley lights up semi-final 1.02pm BST A night full of incident turned into a night full of celebration for N…

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David Squires on … an unpredictable A-League finals series

Our resident cartoonist on a well-attended week one and a surprise final four Continue reading…

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Melbourne City eye shedding A-League albatross as pieces come together

With Asian Champions League action on the horizon and perhaps a first grand final, Melbourne City are finally ready to deliver on their potentialMelbourne City began the A-League season beating Brisbane Roar 2-0 at AAMI Park and in an act of neat symme…

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Sportwatch: Berisha magic, Hawks grounded, Eels win big – as it happened

Besart Berisha brilliance books Melbourne Victory semi-final dateNorth Melbourne shock Hawthorn in AFL, Eels win first NRL game 11.18am BST And with that dramatic finale, we’ll conclude tonight’s Sportswatch.Some close encounters across all four codes …

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Perth Glory sack Kenny Lowe as A-League axe swings again

Glory finished eighth and missed out on the finalsCoach will move into position with club’s academyPerth Glory’s longest-serving coach Kenny Lowe has been axed after failing to guide the side to the A-League finals this season. Lowe, who had one more y…

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Western Sydney Wanderers sack A-League coach Josep Gombau after tumultous season

Spaniard Josep Gombau sacked following two-line statement from A-League clubWanderers endured miserable season following Tony Popovic’s shock exit Josep Gombau has been sacked as coach of Western Sydney Wanderers less than six months into his three-yea…

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David Squires on … the A-League’s final (not finals) round

This week our cartoonist reviews the final regular season round of the A-League and welcomes Mike Mulvey back to the competitionTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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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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Wanderers’ dramatic defeat to Adelaide allows Brisbane into A-League finals

Western Sydney Wanderers 2-3 Adelaide UnitedWanderers miss out as Roar cling on to sixth placeBrisbane Roar claimed the sixth and last A-League finals spot after Western Sydney Wanderers suffered a dramatic 3-2 home loss to Adelaide United. Needing a w…

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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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A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers 2-2 Brisbane Roar – as it happened

Oriel Riera brace catapults Wanderers back into top sixRoar loss sets up three-way race for last A-League finals spot 10.43am BST A denouement in the end as Wanderers proved far too strong during that opening stanza. The in-form Roar huffed and puffed,…

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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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Fifa to appoint independent chair to lead FFA reform

Eight-member panel tasked with solving governance crisis State federations, A-League, PFA and FFA representedAn independent chairperson will lead an eight-member panel that has been tasked by Fifa with fixing the broken governance structures of Footbal…

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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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A-League: Newcastle Jets trounced at home by Melbourne City – as it happened

Newcastle Jets 0-3 Melbourne City at McDonald Jones StadiumJets’ slump continues 10.19am BST There were three goals, but it was not an exciting game. There were four yellow cards, but it was not a dirty game. I said at the start that a win was more imp…

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