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David Squires on … the A-League grand final, VAR and Panenkas

Our cartoonist looks at Sydney FC’s win in Perth which featured the now-customary balls-up and a shootout miss for the agesTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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New A-League club Western United confirm Mark Rudan as inaugural coach

Former Wellington boss signs three-year dealGertjan Verbeek named Adelaide’s new coach Western United have finally unveiled Mark Rudan as their inaugural manager following months of speculation that he would lead the A-League club.Rudan parted ways wit…

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Kevin Muscat stands down as Melbourne Victory coach

Wednesday’s ACL game will be coach’s last in charge‘An undisputed legend of the club,’ say VictoryMelbourne Victory have never known life without Kevin Muscat but soon will after the four-time A-League champion agreed an exit from the club. Muscat, the…

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Case for defence presents penalties to settle A-League grand final | Jonathan Howcroft

It’s common to bemoan the ending of a football match in such fashion, but not in Perth on Sunday nightSeven kicks. A championship season 140 matches long spanning seven months came down to seven kicks. Sport can be grotesquely cruel.Those seven kicks f…

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Sydney FC crowned A-League champions for fourth time after shootout win in Perth

Perth Glory 0-0 (aet) Sydney FC; Sydney win 4-1 on pensVAR controversy forgotten Andrew Redmayne starsVideo killed the radio star, according to The Buggles in 1980 and many in 2019 would have you believe that VAR has killed football. Yet after a first …

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A-League grand final: Perth Glory v Sydney FC – live!

Updates from the title decider at Optus StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 9.02am BST Pre-match entertainment. Perhaps as an nod to the formative years of Castro and Brosque in the 1990s, tonight’s show kicks off with something from the M…

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‘You can’t be what you can’t see’: Girls-only mascots for A-League grand final

Move approved by FFA to appeal to female fansPerth play Sydney FC on Sunday at Optus StadiumThe role of mascots at the A-League grand final has historically been reserved for rising male stars of the game, but when 22 young girls run out accompanying p…

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David Squires on … the silver lining of over-policing in the A-League

Our cartoonist finds one positive beneficiary of Jubilee-Oval-gate in A-League grand final weekTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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A-League grand final preview: a celebration of Perth’s rebirth or Sydney’s continuity?

It’s cruel that one football match can determine an entire season, but therein lies the drama of finalsGrand finals are torturous affairs. They funnel the blood sweat and tears of a 140 match season into a single 90 minute duel. When the final whistle …

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A-League grand final set for record crowd, as Perth eye first title

Perth Glory host first championship decider in WA since 2003FFA announce pre-game entertainment as Castro looks to fireFootball Federation Australia bosses are confident of a record A-League grand final crowd in Perth, with extra seating options being …

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A-League grand final set for record crowd, as Perth eye first title

Perth Glory host first championship decider in WA since 2003FFA announce pre-game entertainment as Castro looks to fireFootball Federation Australia bosses are confident of a record A-League grand final crowd in Perth, with extra seating options being …

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Matildas’ Ante Milicic to coach new A-League side Macarthur FC

Expansion club to enter competition in 2020-21New club’s logo and colours unveiled alongside MilicicLess than a week after signing an extension to his Matildas contract, Ante Milicic has been unveiled as the inaugural coach of A-League expansion club M…

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Matildas’ Ante Milicic to coach new A-League side Macarthur FC

Expansion club to enter competition in 2020-21New club’s logo and colours unveiled alongside MilicicLess than a week after signing an extension to his Matildas contract, Ante Milicic has been unveiled as the inaugural coach of A-League expansion club M…

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It’s taken me years to get comfortable saying this: I’m a gay footballer | Andy Brennan

After ruminating over this decision for so many years and being entirely unsure about myself, I couldn’t be happierFirstly, it is really important for me to say that the main reason I am doing this is to make me feel most comfortable in who I am. It ha…

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Andy Brennan is first male Australian footballer to come out as gay

Announcement comes after widespread support It has been a ‘mental burden’, says former Newcastle player Former Newcastle Jets player Andy Brennan has become Australia’s first professional male footballer to come out as gay while still playing the game….

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Andy Brennan is first male Australian footballer to come out as gay

Announcement comes after widespread support It has been a ‘mental burden’, says former Newcastle player Former Newcastle Jets player Andy Brennan has become Australia’s first professional male footballer to come out as gay while still playing the game….

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Andy Brennan is first male Australian footballer to come out as gay

Announcement comes after widespread support It has been a ‘mental burden’, says former Newcastle player Former Newcastle Jets player Andy Brennan has become Australia’s first professional male footballer to come out as gay while still playing the game….

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Football fans have long been treated with contempt, and there is no sign of that changing | Stephen Ganavas

The ugly fallout from the police response to Sydney FC fan Rory Carroll should come as no surprise Rory Carroll and his daughters may be the latest fans to fall victim to draconian police measures at football matches in Australia, but this instance has…

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Police evict Sydney FC fan after row over disabled toilet, leaving daughter ‘traumatised’

Football Federation Australia investigating after Rory Carroll and family escorted from stadium by police officersFootball Federation Australia is investigating after a fan was ejected from Sunday’s A-League semi-final at Sydney’s Jubilee Oval amid acc…

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Lack of plan B leaves Victory with plenty to think about in A-League off-season | Richard Parkin

The 6-1 capitulation to Sydney FC and no plan B should prompt some uncomfortable questions“Sport, sometimes this happens, where you have a really off night.” Six goals conceded. A record drubbing against historical arch-rivals. A campaign started with …