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Mariners sign key duo as Sydney FC survive FFA Cup scare

Ross McCormack and Socceroo Tommy Oar return to A-LeagueSydney FC 4-2 Avondale FC (extra time)Sydney FC coach Steve Corica has shown his relief and delight at the club’s passage through a tight FFA Cup squeeze.The Sky Blues led 2-0 but were forced into…

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Siem de Jong given chance to turn page on chequered injury history at Sydney FC | Louise Taylor

The gifted Dutchman’s body has at times been unable to keep up with his exceptional football brainSteve McClaren was attending a funeral and his phone had remained switched off for some time. When Newcastle United’s then manager turned the device back …

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Sydney FC set to unveil latest marquee signing Siem de Jong

Dutchman to be presented with Adam le FondreDe Jong played 22 times for Newcastle in Premier LeagueSydney FC are tipped to unveil former Premier League player Siem de Jong as their marquee player on Thursday.The Sky Blues will hold a press conference i…

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Sydney FC chase Spanish legend as marquees head overseas

Bobo and Adrian set to depart A-League premiersCoach Steve Corica identifies “exciting targets”Sydney FC are on the hunt for ex-Spain striker Fernando Torres after they confirmed the departures of marquee striker Bobo and Johnny Warren Medallist Adrian…

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Sydney FC poised to confirm Steve Corica as new coach

Graham Arnold’s assistant expected to step upClub opt to stick with existing philosophy and cultureSydney FC are expected to unveil ex-Socceroos midfielder Steve Corica as Graham Arnold’s coaching successor on Wednesday afternoon.After a seven-year app…

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Adrian Mierzejewski wins Johnny Warren medal in debut A-League season

Clare Polkinghorne and Sam Kerr share Julie Dolan medalDaniel Arzani and Ellie Carpenter also honouredSydney FC’s Adrian Mierzejewski was a runaway winner of the Johnny Warren medal, claiming the A-League’s top individual honour in his first season in …

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Finals narratives carry A-League beyond ordinary football | Jonathan Howcroft

A pair of gripping contests over the weekend provided a timely reminder why it is we all botherStorytelling is at the heart of how we understand the world. Our brains have evolved to mould complex information into convenient narratives, creating and re…

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A-League semi-final: Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory – live!

Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory battle to see who takes on Newcastle Jets in the A-League grand finalJoin the conversation – email: richard.parkin.casual@theguardian.com, twitter: @rrjparkin 10.46am BST Sydney FCIt’s as expected from the home side who …

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Sydney FC’s failure in Asia is instructive for A-League finals opponents

Sydney FC swept all aside to win consecutive A-League premierships, but for championship rivals Asia shows clues to their shortcomings“We’ve recovered now,” Graham Arnold insisted before his team hosted Kashima Antlers in the AFC Champions League. “I k…

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Sydney FC condemn Allianz pitch after Asian Champions League exit

Sydney FC 0-0 Shanghai ShenhuaA-League Premiers crash out of ACL at group stage for third timeSydney FC players have denounced the standard of Allianz Stadium’s pitch and expressed relief it will be re-turfed in time for their A-League semi-final.Comme…

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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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After predictable season, the A-League finals offer potential surprises

The sudden resurgence by a handful of clubs as we head towards the campaign’s conclusion is creating a buzz that’s been lackingAs the A-League drifts wraithlike towards the final round of the home-and-away season, excitement is not at fever pitch. Sydn…

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David Squires on … Sydney FC’s premiership triumph

This week our cartoonist salutes the A-League premiers and acknowledges a conspiracy that runs deeper than first thoughtTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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Consecutive A-League premierships complete Graham Arnold’s rebuild | Jonathan Howcroft

In 2014 Sydney FC were a fixer-upper; Arnold has turned them into the most desirable property on the blockEarly in his tenure at Sydney FC Graham Arnold described the culture he inherited at the Sky Blues as toxic.“When players walked in the training f…

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Sydney FC answer doubters after claiming A-League premiership

Perth Glory 2-3 Sydney FC at nib StadiumBobô scores twice as Sky Blues secure Premiers’ PlateSydney FC coach Graham Arnold was beaming with pride having secured a second straight A-League premiership but he wants to keep setting records especially afte…

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David Squires on … Sydney FC’s impending A-League implosion

This week our cartoonist takes at look at the Sky Blues’ alarming dip in form since Graham Arnold announced his intention to leaveTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC: A-League – live!

Live updates from McDonald Jones StadiumFeel free to get in touch on email 6.24am GMT Sydney’s Brandon O’Neill is reportedly a target for Glasgow side Rangers. It will be interesting to see if this has any effect on how he plays today. Not to mention …

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Graham Arnold is the standout candidate and should already be Socceroos coach

Coach of every national team should be the same as the players, a free market off the field of play is contrary to the idea of country vs countrySix weeks on from Ange Postecoglou’s resignation and a month since the announcement of a many-handed recrui…

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A-League team-by-team report card: two out of 10 for quality

At the midpoint of the season, Sydney’s dominance puts them in a rosy light, but suggests almost every other team is coming up short At the midway point of the A-League season, despite some positive sub-plots, only two sides have performed at an enco…

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Sydney FC one of the best A-League teams ever, says Kenny Lowe

Lowe’s Perth hammered 6-0 by rampant Sky Blues‘They’re just a bloody good side,’ says Glory coachIf anyone is painfully aware of Sydney FC’s unstoppable force, it’s the man whose A-League side fell victim to the reigning champions’ most complete perfor…