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A-League: Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City – live!

Updates from the derby at Marvel StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 9.25am GMT 26 mins: This is going to be a real test of City’s character now, just as much as Victory’s. You’d expect them to put the game beyond Victory’s reach before it…

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Western United: new A-League club’s name and colours confirmed

Expansion team to wear green and blackSocceroos defender Josh Risdon signsWestern United will be the name of the A-League’s 11th club, and they will play in the colours of green and black after a two-week fan survey helped shape the decision on the key…

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David Squires on … the A-League’s high-scoring festival of calamity

This week our cartoonist looks back at a weekend that was pure, gloriously unadulterated A-LeagueTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Neil Kilkenny thrives under perfectionist Popovic as Perth revolution continues | Jonathan Howcroft

The little details Tony Popovic demands are the difference this season, says the Glory midfielderPerth Glory have missed the finals in seven of the 13 iterations of the A-League. They have won no silverware during that time and have only once finished …

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January signings set A-League for reboot and lively finals run in

With clubs across the league strengthening in key areas the back end of the season could dramatically come to lifeDecisive activity during the mid-season transfer window has the potential to transform the remainder of the A-League season. What’s more, …

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January signings set A-League for reboot and lively finals run in

With clubs across the league strengthening in key areas the back end of the season could dramatically come to lifeDecisive activity during the mid-season transfer window has the potential to transform the remainder of the A-League season. What’s more, …

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Fornaroli exile to continue as City eye A-League return for Maclaren

A-League club’s record goalscorer expected to remain at CitySocceroo striker Jamie Maclaren believed to join club shortlyWantaway striker Bruno Fornaroli appears certain to be marooned at Melbourne City beyond Thursday’s transfer deadline with no softe…

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Back him or sack him – Wanderers hierarchy must share the blame for Markus Babbel’s ‘frustration’

As another foreign coach struggles to adapt to the unique circumstances of Australian football, at what stage do clubs learn the secrets to successful integration?For the third time in 13 days, Western Sydney Wanderers butchered a lead and a golden cha…

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Adelaide score injury-time winner to break battling Mariners’ hearts

Adelaide United 2-1 Central Coast MarinersSubstitute George Blackwood seals comeback victoryAdelaide United substitute George Blackwood scored a last-gasp winner in a 2-1 A-League triumph over Central Coast at Coopers Stadium.Blackwood’s 92nd-minute he…

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Early Wellington Phoenix goal sinks Melbourne City

David Williams scores against former clubWellington remain on course for playoffsStriker David Williams has returned to haunt former A-League club Melbourne City, scoring the only goal in a pulsating 1-0 win for the Phoenix in Wellington.Williams’s fir…

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Usain Bolt gives up on football dream, saying his ‘sports life is over’

Bolt trialled with Australian side Central Coast Mariners32-year-old says he ‘really enjoyed just being in a team’Usain Bolt has given up on his dream of becoming a professional footballer, saying “the sports life is over” for him.The eight-time Olympi…

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Dark clouds and silver linings: the A-League season so far

Despite off-field dramas, there are still plenty of positives to take from the season at its midpointAre you a glass half-full or half-empty A-League follower? At the midpoint of the home-and-away season it’s possible to take stock and conclude there’s…

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A-League: Sydney beat Newcastle to stay on pace

Sydney FC 1-0 Newcastle JetsAs it happenedSydney FC have all but put a nail in the coffin of Newcastle’s A-League season with a controversial 1-0 win at Jubilee Oval.Not only did the Sky Blues remain within touching distance of pacesetters Perth with t…

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A-League: Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets – live!

Sydney FC hoping for a win to keep pace with Glory and VictoryNewcastle hoping to put between them and the wooden spoon spot 7.03am GMT 26 mins: long ball to Jair, who was trying, but failing, to angle it down to O’Donovan. Accuracy of shots and passin…

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‘We need to talk about this’: Markus Babbel lashes ‘blind’ FFA on refereeing

Wanderers fall to late Glory winner in 4-3 thrillerControversial penalty scored by Perth’s JuandeWestern Sydney coach Markus Babbel has criticised the quality of refereeing in the A-League, saying Football Federation Australia are “blind” if they can’t…

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David Squires on … Chris Sutton’s guide to the 2019 Asian Cup

With his reputation for fearlessness, commentator Chris Sutton embarks on his biggest adventure yetIf you like David’s cartoons, buy his new book Goalless Draws Continue reading…

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Keisuke Honda injury deals Melbourne Victory and A-League a massive blow

Marquee and Japanese superstar out for an additional monthHonda has five goals and three assists in eight appearancesMelbourne Victory’s championship defence has been dealt a major blow after star Keisuke Honda was ruled out for a further month with a …

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Snapped goalpost delays Central Coast v Perth Glory A-League game

Game held up for more than half an hour after Perth’s Tomi Mrcela crashes into net, forcing replacement with portable goal A snapped goalpost caused a lengthy delay in Monday night’s A-League game between Central Coast and Perth in Gosford.The incident…

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Brisbane Roar lose to Sydney FC as club consider head coach options

Sydney FC 2-1 Brisbane RoarRoar yet to clarify Darren Davies’ role long-termA brace to Sydney FC striker Adam Le Fondre and an Andrew Redmayne penalty save has piled further pain on the Brisbane Roar, beaten 2-1 by the Sky Blues at Jubilee Oval. Relate…

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John Aloisi tenders shock resignation as Brisbane Roar coach

A-League club languishes in 9th position after four lossesBrisbane Roar are reeling after head coach John Aloisi resigned from the A-League club, effective immediately. Related: Markus Babbel frustrated by inconsistent Wanderers after Adelaide draw Co…