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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 … the Melbourne A-League teams’ not-that-great escape

Our cartoonist looks at a noble attempt to keep the nation’s spirits up through the pandemic by not flying to CanberraTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Arsenal Women sign Australia full-back Steph Catley from Melbourne City

Catley has played in the US but never in Europe‘I’m so excited that it’s finally done,’ says 26-year-oldArsenal have announced the signing of the Australia full-back Steph Catley from Melbourne City.The 26-year-old, who has also played in the US for Po…

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Like listening to music with no bass: the experience of playing in an empty stadium | Kyah Simon

Fans are a huge part of sport and players feed off the atmosphere they create; winning the W-League title behind closed doors was surrealThe biggest crowd I’ve ever played in front of was at the Rio Olympics in 2016. It was a quarter-final against Braz…

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Melbourne City win W-League grand final behind closed doors

Melbourne City 1-0 Sydney FCSteph Catley wins player of the finalOn a day in which what felt normal a fortnight ago could be thought of as another era, and what felt normal mere days ago feels like a thought experiment going seriously wrong, Melbourne …

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Time for perspective after an A-League round that was anything but routine

The ramifications of coronavirus on the A-League are worsening by the day, with games moving into lockout mode from next weekendIf this had been a routine round of A-League action this column would be all about the 69th minute of Melbourne City’s 1-1 d…

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Moments of joy offer Australian football window into happiness revolution | Jonathan Howcroft

There’s delight to be found in the A-League if fans can escape a culture of ‘compare and despair’“If I only came tonight just to watch that goal, it was worth it,” remarked commentator Stan Lazaridis following Bruno Fornaroli’s superb finish for Perth …

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Warren Joyce leaves Melbourne City after underwhelming A-League season

English coach’s two-year contract not renewedCity’s season ended by Adelaide in elimination finalMelbourne City have parted ways with coach Warren Joyce and will continue their long battle to realise their A-League ambitions without the Englishman, aft…

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

Live updates from AAMI Park from second Melbourne derbyJoin the conversation: email or tweet to @rrjparkin 8.28am GMT With Sydney FC’s controversial win in the West on Friday, Melbourne Victory have the chance to go top of the A-League for the first ti…

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Bruno Fornaroli uproar prompts unlikely crisis at Melbourne City | Jonathan Howcroft

How Warren Joyce and the club address this latest challenge may define the coach’s tenureMelbourne City are in a pickle. “Unrest among fans [is] unlike anything we’ve seen in the Melbourne City era,” announced the club’s officially endorsed supporter g…

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Bruno Fornaroli omitted again as Warren Joyce ups ante on selection standoff

Melbourne City striker to miss second straight gameLachlan Wales set to retain place against JetsMelbourne City coach Warren Joyce has left striker Bruno Fornaroli out of his A-League squad for a second consecutive weekend. The Uruguayan was omitted fr…