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Category: A-League

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‘A terrible position’: A-League clubs and players reach impasse over pay deal | Simon Hill

After players rejected a new CBA offer talks are in deadlock and the impact on the game in Australia could be severeTo say A-League players did it tough to get the domestic season completed is akin to saying Harry Kewell had the merest hint of talent. …

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David Squires on … the final word on the A-League season

Our cartoonist looks at a fittingly unique climax to a campaign like no otherTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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One-club hero Rhyan Grant defies convention for serial winners Sydney FC | Jonathan Howcroft

The defender, whose improvised goal landed the Sky Blues a record fifth A-League championship, has become the focal point of his team’s sustained success After rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in 2013 Rhyan Grant told reporter…

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Rhyan Grant chests home extra-time winner as Sydney FC secure fifth A-League title

Sydney FC 1-0 Melbourne City (aet)Grant scores improvised effort in 100th minuteSydney FC secured a fifth A-League championship after Rhyan Grant’s chested goal in extra-time proved the unlikely match-winner in the grand final against Melbourne City.Gr…

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A-League 2020 grand final: Sydney FC v Melbourne City – live!

Updates from the title decider at Bankwest StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 9.30am BST For the love of hair. 9.28am BST These teams have shared victory and defeat in two meetings this season. Jamie Maclaren doesn’t score with the sam…

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Melbourne City’s search for identity ramps up with first grand final appearance | Simon Hill

A maiden A-League title would go some way to discovering what has so far remained elusive to the City Football GroupIt has been a decade in the making but Melbourne City, for so long the A-League’s great underachievers, will finally take their seat at …

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David Squires on … the 2020 A-League grand final

Our cartoonist looks at how Melbourne City and Sydney FC made it to the title deciderTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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A-League semi-finals: Melbourne City v Western United and Sydney FC v Perth Glory – live!

Updates from the double header at Bankwest StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 8.59am BST Six shots in total, only three on target, only one of those from inside the box. City need a rethink. All square after a tense opening 45 @FOXFOOTBAL…

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Alessandro Diamanti sparkles as Western United complete A-League semi-finals lineup | Jonathan Howcroft

The Italian’s influence stretches beyond scoring memorable goals and delivering breathtaking passesThere is an absurdity to Alessandro Diamanti bestowing his outrageous talent week-in week-out on a near-invisible A-League. It’s like tuning into Neighbo…

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David Squires on … Alessandro Diamanti, perfect marquee signing

Our cartoonist pays tribute to Western United’s talismanic Italian, who has been voted the A-League’s player of the seasonTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Sydney FC stand on brink of football folklore against backdrop of indifference | Simon Hill

A record fifth national championship is just two wins away but the lack of fanfare is indicative of the fissure within the gameIn many countries around the world, numbers matter when it comes to football. In England, Sir Alex Ferguson made it his missi…

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A-League on alert after fan at Newcastle game returns positive Covid test

Fans at Sunday’s match told to monitor their healthMan in his 20s at McDonald Jones Stadium tested positiveA-League fans who were at Newcastle Jets’ game against Western United at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday have been put on alert, after a second …

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A-League on alert after fan at Newcastle game returns positive Covid test

Fans at Sunday’s match told to monitor their healthMan in his 20s at McDonald Jones Stadium tested positiveA-League fans who were at Newcastle Jets’ game against Western United at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday have been put on alert, after a second …

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A-League: Melbourne City v Sydney FC – live!

Updates from the postponed game to be played at ANZ StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 9.34am BST 72 mins: Sydney begin the fightback patiently, earning a corner on the left, but the 14th set piece of its type of the night is as effective …

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A-League: Melbourne City v Sydney FC – live!

Updates from the postponed game to be played at ANZ StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 9.34am BST 72 mins: Sydney begin the fightback patiently, earning a corner on the left, but the 14th set piece of its type of the night is as effective …

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A-League: Melbourne City v Sydney FC – live!

Updates from the postponed game to be played at ANZ StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 9.34am BST 72 mins: Sydney begin the fightback patiently, earning a corner on the left, but the 14th set piece of its type of the night is as effective …

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David Squires on … a battle royale in the Fox Sports commentary booth

Our cartoonist takes a look how friction behind the microphone spiced up an A-League gameTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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David Squires on … the wait to crown the A-League premiers

Our cartoonist looks at how Sydney FC have been frustrated in their pursuit of the Premiers’ PlateTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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‘The challenges are immense’: The reality of life for athletes in a sporting hub | Jonathan Howcroft

For Perth Glory defender Alex Grant, being apart from his new family and largely confined to the team’s accomodation is not easyAlex Grant is 3,000km away from his newborn son. The pair have been separated by the width of a continent for one week, and …

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A-League returns: Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix – live!

Updates from the game at Jubilee StadiumAny thoughts? Get in touch on email or tweet @JPHowcroft 11.25am BST “Do you know the crowd regulations for this game?” Asks David Haask. “Fox commentators haven’t explained, presumably because it’s the same as N…