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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler announced as new coach of A-League’s Brisbane Roar

44-year-old handed first coaching roleFowler tasked with rebuilding struggling clubLiverpool great Robbie Fowler has made his first serious move into coaching after being named head coach of A-League strugglers Brisbane Roar. Fowler, who scored 183 goa…

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David Squires on … the Glory days returning to Perth

Our cartoonist celebrates the return of silverware to Perth – the 2018/19 A-League premiersTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Perth Glory end A-League silverware drought with Premiers’ Plate

Perth Glory 1-0 Newcastle JetsTony Popovic and players ‘to savour and enjoy moment’Perth Glory’s 15-year silverware drought is over, but coach Tony Popovic says his team still has unfinished business as they attempt to cap a fairytale season.Glory’s 1-…

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‘Humble, no-fuss’ – model leader Carl Valeri hangs up A-League boots

As the last of the Socceroos ‘golden Generation’ call it quits, Carl Valeri’s quiet contribution back home deserves due respectCarl Valeri announced his retirement last week, elegantly concluding an A-League career executed to near perfection. It’s bee…

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David Squires on … a mixed week in Australia’s code wars

Our cartoonist takes a look at the unifying quality of the SCG pitch and the AFL’s groundbreaking venture into AsiaTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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‘We’ll destroy A-League teams’: Steve Corica delighted with Sydney FC’s ACL outing

Sky Blues draw 3-3 with star-studded Shanghai SIPGCoach impressed with improved performance Bullish Sydney FC coach Steve Corica has declared his side will destroy A-League opposition if they reproduce the attacking flair they showed in their Asian Cha…

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PFA slams substandard SCG pitch after serious injury in A-League blockbuster

Melbourne Victory await news of Terry Antonis’ knee Sydney CEO says club are considering ‘all options’The players’ union has called for an independent investigation of the SCG playing surface, which has been slammed as dangerous after Saturday’s game b…

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David Squires on … a pedestrian end to the A-League regular season

Our cartoonist looks at an underwhelming run-in that has at least been buoyed by Mitchell Duke’s goal celebrationTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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A-League championship contenders – who has made the grade? | Richard Parkin

With the finals spots confirmed we get out the red pen to evaluate the league’s top sidesAfter a heavy 4-1 defeat in Wellington last weekend, the Newcastle Jets’ outside chances at a finals run are effectively over and this season’s championship conten…

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Adelaide United midfielder Ken Ilsø banned after positive cocaine test

Danish player awaits results of B testClub treating matter with the ‘utmost seriousness’Adelaide United midfielder Ken Ilsø has been provisionally suspended by Football Federation under its anti-doping policy.FFA confirmed the player returned a positiv…

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The penalty science giving keepers an edge when they’re on the spot

There was a lot more to Ben Kennedy’s incredible injury-time penalty saves for the Mariners on Saturday than simply “guessing the right way”, reveals Vedran Janjetovi?The trill of the whistle pierces the night air. Jolted, thousands of spectators grasp…

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Behind the football: the uncertain role and influence of agents in the A-League | Richard Parkin

It is an under-scrutinised aspect of the Australian game, especially in the salary-capped A-League where almost two-thirds of players every season jostle for new deals. Richard Parkin delves into the world of agents, brokers and intermediariesLess than…

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Central Coast Mariners appoint sacked Matildas coach Alen Stajcic

Former Matildas boss signs for rest of the seasonAppointment comes swiftly after sacking of Mike MulveyCentral Coast Mariners have moved swiftly to appoint Alen Stajcic as caretaker head coach for the remainder of the 2018-19 A-League season.It comes j…

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Mariners sack Mike Mulvey after A-League record-equaling loss to Phoenix

Central Coast Mariners 2-8 Wellington PhoenixClub confirm Mulvey’s departure in early hours of morningCoach Mike Mulvey has been sacked by Central Coast Mariners following their chastising 8-2 A-League home defeat to Wellington Phoenix.Saturday evening…

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Melbourne Victory scrap deal with ACL sponsor linked to gambling

Club removed branding for ACL game this weekNew partner to be announced last on FridayMelbourne Victory have scrapped all deals with Kaishi Entertainment after removing the would-be sponsor because of its links with online gambling.Kaishi would have be…

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Bruno Fornaroli debacle exposes Melbourne City’s soullessness

The bruising departure of cult favourite Bruno Fornaroli has laid bare Melbourne City’s challenge to captivate fansMelbourne City last week dotted the final i on its relationship with Bruno Fornaroli. How the club and its former captain each addressed …

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David Squires on … how it all came to this for Melbourne City

Our cartoonist casts his eye over the struggling A-League club following a largely insipid season Take a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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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…