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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 with a coronation, but could end with a free-for-all | Jonathan Howcroft

The A-League comes out of lockdown on Friday, but with plenty happening during the four-month hiatus it could be an unpredictable end to the seasonOn the horizon, in an apocalyptic world wresting itself from the grip of a terrifying pandemic, looms a m…

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PFA threatens legal action after Perth Glory stand down A-League players

Glory owner Tony Sage describes move as ‘heartbreaking’PFA is demanding all players be reinstated immediatelyAustralia’s professional footballers’ union is demanding Perth Glory owner Tony Sage revoke the stand-down notices sent to the A-League club’s …

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David Squires on … when football meets cryptocurrency and tokenised ecosystems

Our cartoonist looks at the London Football Exchange’s failed bid to take over Perth GloryTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Perth Glory reach agreement with blockchain trading firm over club’s sale

A-League deal subject to approval from FFA London Football Exchange hope to acquire other clubsPerth Glory owner Tony Sage has reached an agreement with a UK-based blockchain trading firm to sell a majority stake in the A-League club. London Football E…

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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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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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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…

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A-League club Perth Glory confirm ambitious Zlatan Ibrahimovic bid

Reigning premiers want Swede on guest player deal Striker hints at move to Spain at end of stint in MLSPerth Glory have launched an audacious bid to sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The reigning A-League premiers have approached the 38-year-old Swedish…

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Rashford and Garner score as Manchester United beat Perth Glory

United open pre-season tour with 2-0 victorySolskjær able to name different XIs in each halfMarcus Rashford and the teenager James Garner got Manchester United’s pre-season tour off to a winning start, with the new boys Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissa…

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Perth Glory v Manchester United preseason friendly – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from Optus StadiumAny thoughts? Get in touch on email or tweet @JPHowcroft 11.07am BST Hello and welcome to a special preseason minute-by-minute to keep an eye on the action from the opening match of Manchester United’s preseas…

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Case for defence presents penalties to settle A-League grand final | Jonathan Howcroft

It’s common to bemoan the ending of a football match in such fashion, but not in Perth on Sunday nightSeven kicks. A championship season 140 matches long spanning seven months came down to seven kicks. Sport can be grotesquely cruel.Those seven kicks f…

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Sydney FC crowned A-League champions for fourth time after shootout win in Perth

Perth Glory 0-0 (aet) Sydney FC; Sydney win 4-1 on pensVAR controversy forgotten Andrew Redmayne starsVideo killed the radio star, according to The Buggles in 1980 and many in 2019 would have you believe that VAR has killed football. Yet after a first …

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A-League grand final: Perth Glory v Sydney FC – live!

Updates from the title decider at Optus StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 9.02am BST Pre-match entertainment. Perhaps as an nod to the formative years of Castro and Brosque in the 1990s, tonight’s show kicks off with something from the M…

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A-League grand final preview: a celebration of Perth’s rebirth or Sydney’s continuity?

It’s cruel that one football match can determine an entire season, but therein lies the drama of finalsGrand finals are torturous affairs. They funnel the blood sweat and tears of a 140 match season into a single 90 minute duel. When the final whistle …

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A-League grand final set for record crowd, as Perth eye first title

Perth Glory host first championship decider in WA since 2003FFA announce pre-game entertainment as Castro looks to fireFootball Federation Australia bosses are confident of a record A-League grand final crowd in Perth, with extra seating options being …

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A-League grand final set for record crowd, as Perth eye first title

Perth Glory host first championship decider in WA since 2003FFA announce pre-game entertainment as Castro looks to fireFootball Federation Australia bosses are confident of a record A-League grand final crowd in Perth, with extra seating options being …

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Kurz fumes over FFA’s ‘disgusting’ A-League finals decision as Perth win thriller

Perth Glory 3-3 Adelaide United, hosts win 5-4 on penaltiesGerman coach slams FFA home-end penalties decisionDeparting Adelaide United coach Marco Kurz was left disgusted by what he considered an unfair advantage handed to the home side by FFA during h…

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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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Sam Kerr’s Glory denied a W-League championship in a six-goal thriller

Sydney FC 4-2 Perth GloryUS imports shine as McCaskill and Huerta score beltersSam Kerr might be the star import in the American women’s football league. But it was Sydney FC’s American imports to the W-League who turned the tables on the celebrated Ma…