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Sydney FC agree on pay deal with players as A-League closes in on CBA

Alex Wilkinson lauds “amicable” Sydney FC discussionsSky Blues back in training ahead of A-League three-peat bidAs the A-League clubs and Professional Footballers Australia close in on a new collective bargaining agreement, reigning champions Sydney FC…

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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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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: 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 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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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…

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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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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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Ange Postecoglou showed us the chasm – but soon we could miss out in Asia entirely

Yokohama Marinos gave Sydney FC a footballing lesson, but losing 2022 ACL places could hurt moreIt was billed as Australia’s most anticipated AFC Champions League match since Western Sydney Wanderers faced Al-Hilal in the 2014 final. Ange Postecoglou v…

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David Squires on … Sydney derby bragging rights and a crime scene investigation

Our cartoonist looks at the controversy surrounding the game and Western Sydney’s perfect start to the A-League seasonTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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A-League’s Sydney derby a high-water mark to long keep in the memory | Richard Parkin

A pulsating atmosphere, a sold-out purpose-built football stadium – an aspirational target for the leagueA sold out stadium. A top-of-the-table clash. A cross-town rivalry. Players back against their old clubs. The league’s most vibrant supporters re-m…

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Tigres to ban ‘pseudo fan’ who allegedly groped USA player Sofia Huerta after game

Man appeared to grope midfielder while posing for selfieMexican media say man has been identified and lawsuit filedMexican club Tigres says it intends to ban a supporter for life after he appeared to grope USA international Sofia Huerta after a friendl…

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‘An epic achievement’: Robbie Fowler’s coaching debut ends in shock FFA Cup win

Inexperienced Brisbane Roar beat Sydney FC 2-0‘I’m comfortable in dug-out,’ new coach saysBrisbane Roar will tackle Central Coast Mariners for a spot in the FFA Cup quarter-finals after Robbie Fowler’s side headlined a host of upsets. An inexperienced …

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David Squires on … the A-League grand final, VAR and Panenkas

Our cartoonist looks at Sydney FC’s win in Perth which featured the now-customary balls-up and a shootout miss for the agesTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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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 …