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A series of tough decisions that Ange Postecoglou will undoubtedly get wrong

When the itinerary and timeline was announced last week for the Socceroos trip to Honduras, many were surprised.

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Riera is the striker the Wanderers have been craving

Last season, the Wanderers were a frustrating team to watch. They were third in the league for key passes made and chances created – behind Sydney and Brisbane – and yet were fourth-bottom for goals scored.

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Everton have sacked manager Ronald Koeman after they dropped into the relegation zone following Sunday’s 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal.

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Ange mum on Socceroos coaching future

Ange Postecoglou will allow the sideshow of his coaching future to roll on through next month’s World Cup qualifiers.

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The A-League’s foreign stars are the best we’ve ever seen in Australia

The pedigree of foreign players is unprecedented and the football has at times been exhilarating, suggesting this season of the A-League could be the most entertaining yet.

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John Aloisi fumes at VAR after Roar goal denied

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi has called for clarity around the A-League’s use of video reviews after his side was controversially denied an equaliser in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to the Newcastle Jets.

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Arnold to look at Sydney’s slow starts

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold will look at his team’s pre-game preparations after expressing concern about some tardy starts.

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Sam Kerr is US Women’s Soccer League MVP

Another day, another award for Matildas star Sam Kerr.

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West Ham United vs Brighton: EPL live scores

Two clubs looking to motor away from the bottom reaches of the EPL table in West Ham United and Brighton will do battle at London Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 6am AEDT.

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Muscat’s Victory not out of the woods yet

Probed at length pre-match on how exactly he felt having taking zero from a possible six points from his first two fixtures, asked about every rippling detail of his stoic reflection on the losses to Sydney and City, Kevin Muscat was surprisingly jovial.

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Victory salvage A-League draw with Reds

Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory have shared the points in a thrilling, sometimes bruising 2-2 draw at Adelaide Oval.

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There’s no bigger game in the A-League than the Sydney derby

The Sydney derby is one of the best and brightest games in Australian sport – a fact Football Federation Australia should be shouting from the rooftops.

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The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 3

Round three of the A-League throws up some interesting match-ups as teams lament their poor start or seek to consolidate their enterprising play in the opening rounds.

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Australian football’s dependence on division, animosity and selfishness

After a tumultuous week for Australian football, it was relieving to have a weekend of A-League action to distract us from the off-field drama that followed the win against Syria.

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Socceroos climb to 43rd in world rankings

The Socceroos have jumped seven places in FIFA’s world rankings to 43rd after their World Cup qualification victory over Syria.

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Joyce immediately building a new defensive foundation at City

Last season, City conceded only marginally fewer goals per game, on average (1.63), than Adelaide and Wellington did (1.70).

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Young Socceroos manager Paul Okon

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A-League crowd

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Melbourne Victory fans A-League

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Aaron Mooy Football Australia Socceroos 2017

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Australian Socceroo Matt Leckie in the Bundesliga for Berlin

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Brun Fornaroli dribbles the ball

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Roly Boenvacia Western Sydney Wanderers A-League

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Tim Cahill

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The Roar of the crowd

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Is Ernie Merrick the Jets’ best ever pilot?

By Chris Matthews-Darby, Today
Is Ernie Merrick the Jets’ best ever pilot?

Life is good in Newcastle at the moment. The Newcastle Interchange just opened, Supercars is weeks away, and it looks like Big Al’s restaurant is returning.

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A horse well and truly flogged: Football media at its worst

As Mesut Özil said this week, “ignore the noise”.

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The Ramble: Moscow mayhem, a masterchef’s madness and the derby doesn’t disappoint

Another week in football zips by and it marked the midway point in the European Champions League group stages.

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Perth Glory vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores, blog

It’s a battle of two sides still searching for their first win in the A-League when the Perth Glory host the Central Coast Mariners. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7pm (AEDT).

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Brisbane Roar vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

The last-place Brisbane Roar hosts the newly improved Newcastle Jets this weekend, in a match which could certainly go either way. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from Sunday 5pm AEDT.

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Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers: A-League highlights, live scores, blog

Match result: Sydney FC stormed back from two-nil down in the Sydney derby to secure a deserved draw against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

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Melbourne City vs Wellington Phoenix: A-League live scores, blog

Match result: Melbourne City have started the season with three straight wins for the first time in their history after defeating the Wellington Phoenix 1 nil in a tight contest at AAMI Park.

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Where is all the young English talent in the English Premier League?

Like many fans, I want to see an 18-year-old Englishman from his local football academy represent Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, both Manchester clubs on a consistent level. But this will not happen again for a long time.

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Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory: A-League highlights, live scores, blog

Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory meet in a Friday night clash at Adelaide Oval. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:5pm (AEDT).

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Football in Australia, only for the converted

Derby time. Colour, bragging rights, singing and three points up for offer.

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Underwhelming Socceroos a major health risk for Australian football

Reflecting on a largely no-name Socceroos team limp to a 2-1 second leg win against a gallant (albeit pedestrian) Syria in last week’s World Cup qualifier, it is hard not to feel slightly uneasy about the state of football in this country.

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Will anyone usurp Besart Berisha as the A-League’s top goal scorer?

Besart Berisha is the greatest goal scorer in the A-League era, maybe even Australian football. The first player in the A-League to score 100 goals, the only player to win multiple Golden Boots.

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Battle of the coaches: Warren Joyce v Darije Kalezic

By Chris Matthews-Darby, 18 Oct 2017
Battle of the coaches: Warren Joyce v Darije Kalezic

Melbourne City and the Wellington Phoenix face off at AAMI Park and after two matches you can already see the differences between the two sides.

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The Socceroos should be led by a crack team of 11 legendary Aussie coaches

With Ange Postecoglou likely to have said farewell to the national coaching job this time next month, FFA need a change of strategy and philosophy. Forget hiring a replacement from overseas – forget even hiring a football coach!

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Ange Postecoglou is taking the easy way out

By Cousin Claudio, 17 Oct 2017
Ange Postecoglou is taking the easy way out

Football in Australia is well known for its disharmony and in-fighting, going way back to the days of ‘old soccer’. Some of the decisions made and the timing of announcements can be bizarre too.

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Warts and all, I love the Western Sydney Wanderers

The Western Sydney Wanderers have been polarising in their short history – one premiership, two championship loses, and the unforgettable Asian Cup win went along with flare incidents, police presence, life bans and general poor behaviour.

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Dimitri Petratos Newcastle Jets A-League

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Ronald Koeman for Everton FC in the English Premier League

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Sydney FC fans Football A-League Grand Final 2017

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Joel Chianese Perth Glory A-League Football 2017

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Oriol Riera Western Sydney Wanderers A-League

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David Carney Sydney FC A-League Grand Final 2017

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Dimitri Petratos Newcastle Jets A-League

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