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David Squires on … Melbourne Victory’s coaching hot seat

Our cartoonist looks Marco Kurz’s dismissal and who may replace him in the long termTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Melbourne Victory sack coach Marco Kurz after 13 A-League games in charge

German pays price for winning just four gamesKevin Muscat’s replacement leaves with club in sixthThe unhappy reign of Marco Kurz at Melbourne Victory has reportedly come to an end just 13 A-League games into his tenure.Kurz took over at the traditional…

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Revived Phoenix squatting all over David Gallop’s A-League metrics

Four years after facing expulsion, Wellington have transformed from putrescent to poster boysThe trailer for the chucklesome mockumentary series Wellington Paranormal features the fictional sergeant of the New Zealand capital’s police force warning tha…

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David Squires on … Newcastle Jets and the Ernie Merrick circus

Our cartoonists pays tribute to the coach who was sacked by the A-League club this weekTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Ernie Merrick: the A-League’s great entertainer exits stage right | Richard Parkin

Over 13 seasons and 300-plus A-League games the positives have far outweighed the negativesAs the January transfer window opens, the A-League has its first coaching casualty, and despite the scrutiny surrounding several of the competition’s other coach…

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Marquee hits and misses highlight A-League’s evolution | Richard Parkin

Once signed primarily to sell jerseys, star players are increasingly expected to deliver on-fieldOver its first decade marquee signings were trumpeted as critical to the commercial success of the A-League – generating excitement among fans, and garneri…

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David Squires on … what is in store for the A-League in 2020

Our cartoonist dusts off his crystal ball and makes some wild predictions for the new yearTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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David Squires on … what is in store for the A-League in 2020

Our cartoonist dusts off his crystal ball and makes some wild predictions for the new yearTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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David Squires on … the anniversary of the most A-League game of all time

Our cartoonist looks back on the match that had it all: Central Coast Mariners v Perth GloryTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Markus Babbel’s A-League struggles continue at Western Sydney Wanderers | Richard Parkin

Wanderers bosses are faced with difficult choices as poor form and negative headlines stalk head coach Markus BabbelThe Germans have a delightful way with words. Take zweifel; in English it means “doubt”, but this nowhere near captures the deep, almost…

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David Squires on … the not-very-official 2019 Australian football awards

Our cartoonist, statuettes in hand, announces the winners of Australian football’s most-coveted awards – the ones he makes upTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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David Squires on … the end of David Gallop’s FFA reign

Our cartoonist gets one final chance to draw Football Federation Australia’s CEO before he disappears into Sydney’s smoke hazeTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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David Squires on … how long can Markus babble on at Leaky Wanderers?

Our cartoonist looks at how it has gone wrong for the Western Sydney Wanderers coach this seasonTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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David Squires on … the second coming of Ange Postecoglou

Our cartoonist on the rebirth of the former Socceroos coach with Yokohama F. Marinos in the J LeagueTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Playing the A-League blame game: why IFAB and VAR are timeless diversions

Bad decisions are ready-made excuses for coaches, but also easy-to-hand smokescreens As the field of geology tells us, even spontaneous eruptions have long, often ancient, antecedents. Friction builds up inexorably. Pressure increases. It all happens s…

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Playing the A-League blame game: why IFAB and VAR are timeless diversions

Bad decisions are ready-made excuses for coaches, but also easy-to-hand smokescreens As the field of geology tells us, even spontaneous eruptions have long, often ancient, antecedents. Friction builds up inexorably. Pressure increases. It all happens s…

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David Squires on … unprovoked attacks on The Failing A-League

Our cartoonist on the rise of rival sports and weird comparisons with footballTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Sam Silvera, Louis D’Arrigo underline exciting future for homegrown talent | Jonathan Howcroft

Their styles may be contrasting, but Sam Silvera and Louis D’Arrigo share a common bond. They are young, raw and the embodiment of an A-League future fuelled by local productWhatever ‘it’ is, Sam Silvera has got it. When the ball goes near the Central …

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David Squires on … A-Pocalypse Now: the horror, the horror

Our cartoonist on Melbourne Victory’s poor start to the A-League season under coach Marco KurzTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Perth Glory scramble to get their spluttering season back on track | Jonathan Howcroft

After 85-and-a-half minutes against Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory’s indifferent start to the season was threatening to become a mini-crisis. Then something brilliant happenedGoalmouth scrambles are brilliant. Brilliant like a Paul Whitehouse Fast Show sk…