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Western Sydney Wanderers appoint German legend Babbel as A-League coach

Former Liverpool and Bayern Munich legend Markus Babbel announced as new WSW head coachWanderers chairman sees signing as big statement ‘internationally’ as well as domestically Western Sydney will undertake their A-League rebuild under former German i…

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Western Sydney Wanderers sack A-League coach Josep Gombau after tumultous season

Spaniard Josep Gombau sacked following two-line statement from A-League clubWanderers endured miserable season following Tony Popovic’s shock exit Josep Gombau has been sacked as coach of Western Sydney Wanderers less than six months into his three-yea…

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Wanderers’ dramatic defeat to Adelaide allows Brisbane into A-League finals

Western Sydney Wanderers 2-3 Adelaide UnitedWanderers miss out as Roar cling on to sixth placeBrisbane Roar claimed the sixth and last A-League finals spot after Western Sydney Wanderers suffered a dramatic 3-2 home loss to Adelaide United. Needing a w…

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A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar – live!

Updates on the key A-League clash in the battle for sixth placeGet in touch on email or tweet @rrjparkin 9.23am BST 39 min: Deary me – forget a two-goal buffer, Wanderers have gone again!The hosts opening up the Roar seemingly at will; Carrusca with sp…

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Wanderers hit with suspended points deduction after latest flare up

Club avoid fine after shutting down active supporter areaRisk of three-point deduction in place until end of next seasonFootball Federation Australia has handed Western Sydney a suspended three-point A-League deduction as punishment for the misbehaviou…

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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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A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers’s revival flatters to deceive

Josep Gombau’s tactics at Wanderers lack the fundamental principles of movement that correspond with attacking playIt is as good a time as any, with Spanish round having just passed in the A-League, to remember football provides a universal language. T…

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David Squires on … Josep Gombau’s latest football revolution at Western Sydney

Our resident cartoonist takes a look at the Wanderers coach’s radical way of thinking Take a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoonsAnd David’s only got another book out. More details here Continue reading…

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A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC – live!

Updates from the second Sydney derby of the seasonGet in touch with Jonathan by email or Twitter 9.15am GMT 16 min: Big job now for this unfamiliar Wanderers outfit to claw the game back against the champions. Bonevacia thinks he’s up to the task, taki…

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A-League: Roar snatch win as injuries hit Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers 0-2 Brisbane Roar Roar get badly needed winBrisbane have finally got their A-League season on track by snatching a sorely needed 2-0 A-League win off an injury-hit Western Sydney.Ivan Franjic marked his return to the Roar with …

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VAR determines two red cards as Adelaide account for 10-man Wanderers

Adelaide United 2-0 Western Sydney Wanderers at Coopers StadiumCornthwaite received a second yellow for a VAR-spotted handballA goal in each half from Ryan Kitto has helped steer Adelaide United to a 2-0 win over 10-man Western Sydney Wanderers at Coop…

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Tony Popovic in precarious position as Super Lig club board resigns

Coach quit Western Sydney for Turkey on eve of A-League seasonKarabukspor sit in relegation zone after losing past three fixturesTony Popovic’s tenure at Turkish side Kardemir Karabukspor has been thrown into chaos with the Super Lig club’s entire boar…

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Josep Gombau makes A-League return as Wanderers coach

Former Adelaide United coach succeeds Tony Popovic at Western SydneyCaretaker Hayden Foxe expected to remain at club as an assistantWestern Sydney Wanderers have turned to Olyroos coach and former Adelaide United mentor Josep Gombau as the full-time su…

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Wanderers begin post-Popovic era with A-League victory over Perth

  • Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 Perth Glory
  • Wellington Phoenix 1-1 Adelaide United

No Tony Popovic, no problem for Western Sydney Wanderers as they opened their A-League season with a 2-1 home win over Perth Glory on Sunday. A week after it was announced coach was leaving the club, the Wanderers scored twice late in the first half to secure a win for caretaker coach Hayden Foxe.

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A-League 2017-18 season preview part two: the outside chances | Jonathan Howcroft

The second of our team-by-team guides looks at three sides with bags of talent but hamstrung by obvious frailtiesPart one: the teams bubbling underIns: Mitch Nichols (Wanderers), Scott Neville (Wanderers), Jacob Poscoliero (Mariners), Jake Brimmer (Liv…

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Tony Popovic quits Western Sydney Wanderers on eve of A-League season

  • Coach leaves to join Turkish Süper Lig club Karabukspor
  • ‘The timing is not great,’ Popovic says

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has quit the A-League club just a week out from the start of the new season.

After five seasons at the Wanderers, Popovic confirmed his resignation on Sunday and will join Turkish club Karabukspor.

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David Squires on … Arsenal’s pre-season trip to Sydney

Our resident cartoonist looks at the fallout from the Premier League club’s tour to Australia where they faced Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers

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Olivier Giroud helps Arsenal breeze past Western Sydney Wanderers

Arsenal wrap up pre-season tour of Australia with 3-1 winGiroud, Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny net for GunnersArsenal capped their pre-season tour of Australia with a comfortable 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers, thanks to goals by Olivier Girou…

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Red and Black Bloc threatened with closure as Wanderers run out of patience

  • Open letter issues stern warning to ‘rogue element’ of supporter group
  • Club asks true fans to step up and lead group into future

Western Sydney Wanderers have threatened to disband their active supporter group, the Red and Black Bloc, if a “rogue element” among its membership steps out of line once more. In an open letter to fans, Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said the RBB was on borrowed time and called for new leaders to step up within the group amid concerns over the suitability of those currently in charge.

“As a club we are looking to bring forward a new era in active support,” Tsatsimas said in the letter. “This has come about due to the number of incidents in our short history which have compromised our club, our values and our culture.

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Alexandre Lacazette poised to make Arsenal debut in Sydney

  • Club’s record signing named in Gunners’ squad for trip to Australia
  • Saed Kolašinac and Olivier Giroud also on plane for two friendlies

Arsenal’s most expensive signing is poised to debut at ANZ Stadium this week after Alexandre Lacazette was named in the 25-man squad to play Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers.

Lacazette, who last week signed for a club record £52.7m from Lyon, has boarded a plane bound for Sydney with his new Premier League side and manager Arsène Wenger.

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