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Roy O’Donovan handed 10-game ban for A-League grand final assault

Newcastle striker punished for foul on Lawrence ThomasSecond biggest ban in A-League history behind Danny VukovicRoy O’Donovan has been slugged with a 10-match ban for his A-League grand-final kung-fu kick on Lawrence Thomas. Related: Women Onside: the…

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Football law-making body deems global VAR ‘back up’ needed

‘Software crash’ blamed for A-League grand final debacleA-League to take lead from rugby league’s ‘bunker’Football’s law-making body concedes the A-League grand final has exposed a flaw in the global protocols for video reviews and underlined the glari…

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Lawrence Thomas’ medal reward for Victory’s superior A-League defence | Ante Jukic

Keeper’s performance allowed Muscat’s side to play their tactical game: sit deep and reactIt was the 17th minute. Melbourne Victory had already gone 1-0 up, and James Troisi suddenly hacked the ball into nothingness. Likely to the displeasure of his co…

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FFA review finds VAR technology failed during A-League grand final

VAR did not have access to angles required to adjudge goal offsideBarbarouses’s strike was the decisive blow in Victory’s winA “technical failure” with the video assistant referee (VAR) stopped the controversial technology from disallowing the goal tha…

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‘It’s a bit throbby’: grand final hero Lawrence Thomas shrugs off head injuries

‘I tried to do what I do best – get in the way,’ says Victory keeperMarston medal winner heavily bandaged after knocksAs Lawrence Thomas answered questions beneath Newcastle’s McDonald Jones Stadium, deflecting praise as he had goal-bound shots, he had…

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Ernie Merrick hits out at Melbourne Victory’s grand final tactics

‘I would hope not to coach a team that plays like that’Newcastle 0-1 Melbourne Victory – in picturesFrustrated Newcastle coach Ernie Merrick has accused newly crowned A-League champions Melbourne Victory of using negative football to win the grand fina…

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A-League grand final: Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory – in pictures

Melbourne Victory secured to a record fourth championship thanks to Kosta Barbarouses’ only goal of the game in Newcastle Continue reading…

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Melbourne Victory claim record fourth A-League title with win over Newcastle Jets

Newcastle Jets 0-1 Melbourne VictoryLawrence Thomas wins Joe Marston medalMelbourne Victory have snuffed out Newcastle’s A-League fairytale at the final hurdle, defeating the Jets 1-0 to win a record fourth A-League title.Kosta Barbarouses scored the q…

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Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory: A-League grand final 2017-18 – live

Updates from the game at McDonald Jones StadiumFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @JPHowcroft 10.12am BST Victory’s starting XI is as expected, and unchanged from their semi-final victory over Sydney FC. There’s one change on the bench though …

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From Tinkler turbulence to triumph: Newcastle jets into a new era | John Davidson

After almost sinking into oblivion three years ago, the club has managed one of Australian sport’s most remarkable revivalsHistory will be made at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night when the first grand final of any national sporting code is held…

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How the A-League grand final shapes up tactically in the absence of Arnieball | Ante Jukic

In Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory, two inherently reactive teams will come up against each otherSign up to receive the latest Australian sports storiesDespite the increased sense of tactical ambiguity that Sydney FC’s absence provides, it still s…

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Forget fairytales, A-League success is borne out of unity of purpose | Richard Parkin

The varied aptitudes of Newcastle Jets’ coach, CEO and owner have created a blueprint to make other clubs envious Football teams are usually defined by their stars. Diego Maradona’s Argentina, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid. Even those clubs that prof…

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David Squires on … the 2017-18 A-League season’s grand finalists

In his penultimate outing this season, our cartoonist looks at the paths taken to title decider and that Riley McGree goalLook back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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Newcastle: where football harnesses the power of a close-knit community | Ben Smee

There are few places in the world where a casual fan can sip a juice with a footballer who was once the world’s top goalscorerThere was an absurdity to it: a Brazilian international sitting in a suburban Newcastle sports club and drinking an orange jui…

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Riley McGree wonder-goal: is this the greatest ever A-League strike?

Newcastle Jets mid-season signing lights up semi-final with incredible scorpion kickPundits debate, was it intentional, is it the best A-League goal of all time?With a spot in the A-League grand final on the line and redemption for a club that has badl…

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Stunning backheel volley lights up A-league semi-final – video

Riley McGree scored an incredible backheel from the edge of the box to bring Newcastle Jets level against Melbourne City. The Jets went on to win the tie and progress to their first final since 2008. After some intricate play in midfield McGree’s stunn…

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A-League semi-final: Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City – live!

The race for the championship hots up as Newcastle Jets take on Melbourne City in semi-final oneJoin the conversation by email or Twitter 10.25am BST Good evening everybody and welcome to live coverage of the antepenultimate fixture in this season’s A-…

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A-League end of season awards: our team of the year

In a season dominated by back-to-back premiers Sydney FC it’s no surprise to see the Sky Blues dominatingWe’re at the end of the A-League season – well, the end before the end – so before the tussle for the toilet seat begins it’s time to discuss somet…

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Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City: A-League – live!

Updates from the round 25 game at McDonald Jones StadiumFeel free to get in touch on email 8.54am BST 45+2 min: Newcastle were very poor in the first half. They’ve made the finals, they can’t be usurped from second, Sydney are already premiers and the …

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David Squires on … Australia’s favourite team

This week our cartoonist looks at the reasons behind Newcastle Jets’ turnaround Take a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…