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Who is the A-League’s most valuable asset?

As managers sweat and pour over tactical systems, wearing erasers into nubs, and wander through the endless grind of team-building, the gaffers that have a stud to build around must always feel grateful they have a shiny pile to grip onto.

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Highlights: Late Maclaren goal leaves Brisbane Roaring

Brisbane have ended their five-week winless A-League run with a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Phoenix in Wellington.

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Sydney FC face Big Blue selection dilemma after suspensions

Key defender Rhyan Grant is suspended for Thursday’s A-League blockbuster with Melbourne Victory but Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold refuses to be rattled by his Big Blue selection conundrum.

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Manchester City shell out record fee for 13-year-old

Manchester City have paid a record STG175,000 ($A285,320) to sign 13-year-old defender Finley Burns from third-tier Southend United.

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Is it time to talk about A-League referees?

Last night’s AAMI Park contest was hardly an even fight, so is it once again time to talk about A-League refereeing standards?

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A-League needs to grow up over arm-to-face red cards

With the match poised at 1-1, the A-League’s bottom team were jutting out their jaws, snorting in defiance of a conclusion that had, not long earlier, seemed inevitable.

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Channel Ten looming as the likely A-League free-to-air broadcaster

Channel Ten are reportedly in negotiations with Fox Sports to secure the free-to-air A-League broadcast rights for the next six seasons.

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Highlights: Cahill fires City to win over Mariners

Tim Cahill has headed Melbourne City to much-needed A-League win, dismissing the challenge of 10-man Central Coast with a 2-1 result at AAMI Park.

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The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 16

The football just keeps on coming this season – not long after the Phoenix sprung a surprise 3-0 win over the Victory, we’re back with another edition of A-League expert tips and predictions.

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Perth skipper Rostyn Griffiths handed two-match ban

Perth won’t appeal the two-game A-League ban handed to captain Rostyn Griffiths over his second-half brain snap in Newcastle.

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Asian Champions League winners Jeonbuk Motors of South Korea will be unable to defend their title over their involvement in a 2013 bribery scandal.

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The key to breaking down Sydney FC’s remarkable defence

Saturday night’s 0-0 stalemate in the Sydney Derby was the Western Sydney Wanderers’ first clean sheet of the season, which was the biggest positive from the match for coach Tony Popovic.

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Kruse and Holland headed for China

Socceroos Robbie Kruse and James Holland have signed for Chinese Super League club Liaoning Whowin.

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A-League’s proposed quota changes further ashen Phoenix’s future

The FFA has detailed proposed changes to the A-League’s rules regarding foreign player quotas. The plan, expected to be further examined over the next few seasons, is set to be tentatively introduced in time for the 2018-19 season.

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Adelaide United chairman slams FFA over Asian import quota

Adelaide United chairman Greg Griffin has slammed Football Federation Australia (FFA) over its intention to make Asian players a compulsory feature of the A-League’s foreign contingent.

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Socceroos in limbo after Chinese Super League rule changes

Australian players will find it more difficult than ever to cash in on the booming Chinese Super League after changes were made to the competition’s foreign quota system.

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Pep Guardiola

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David Gallop

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Jurgen Klopp

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Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold

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Besart Berisha of Victory celebrates after scoring a goal

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Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

Perth Glory who are yet to lose a game in 2017 play host to the wounded Melbourne Victory who are coming off a midweek trip across the ditch. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 8pm (AEDT).

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Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar highlights: Maclaren delivers Roar’s first 2017 win

Match result: The Brisbane Roar have added another win to their ledger – their first of 2017 – on Saturday, thanks to a 87th-minute winner from Jamie Maclaren.

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No Grant, no worries, as Arnold lauds Sydney FC’s depth

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold praised his side’s depth following their record-breaking 2-0 win over Adelaide United – the Sky Blues becoming the fastest team to reach 40 points in an A-League season, needing just 16 games.

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Sydney FC vs Adelaide United highlights: Sky Blues defeat the Reds 2-0 in clinical second half

Sydney FC have a chance to increase their lead to possibly eight points atop of the A-League table at Allianz Stadium on Friday, as they welcome stuttering stragglers Adelaide United. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage, starting from 7:50pm AEDT.

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The Turkish Leicester City? A look at Istanbul Basaksehir’s rise

They were only promoted in 2014, but since then Istanbul Basaksehir have claimed two fourth place finishes in succession in the Super Lig. Could this be the year when the minnows break the usual monopoly and claim their first ever title?

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Pity the fourth official, the toughest job in football

Somewhere along the line, the football powers at be felt it would be wise to create the role of the fourth official. Near as I can tell it was officially implemented in 1991.

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WATCH: Under 20s player leaves keeper with no chance

In the NPL Victoria under 20s league, James Anile struck a perfectly placed free kick past the keeper and into the net for Hume City FC.

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Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores, blog, highlights

Melbourne City have underperformed in the A-League and need a win against the Central Coast Mariners to stay in the hunt for a top-two finish. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.50pm (AEDT).

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Guardiola needs signings to save season and job

By Petar Alavanja, 19 Jan 2017
Guardiola needs signings to save season and job

After a quick glance at Pep Guardiola’s trophy cabinet you would be forgiven for thinking it belonged to a veteran coach who’s been around for decades.

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Guardiola is being exposed as a fraud

By Josh Chahal, 19 Jan 2017
Guardiola is being exposed as a fraud

Pep Guardiola’s first season in English football has been nothing short of a nightmare.

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WATCH: Words fail us as schoolboy scores wondergoal

Down 0-1 with ten minutes left in the match, a substitution by Sacred Heart College would prove critical in sending the under-15 knockout cup final to extra time against Mt Albert Grammar, at Bill McKinlay Park in Auckland.

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The race to the W-League finals is heating up

The dash to the W-League finals is heating up, three teams having a realistic chance of taking out the premiership, and three more fighting to make the final spot.

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Another relegation battle looming for Big Sam

As Crystal Palace suffered a 3-0 defeat against a struggling West Ham team last Saturday it must have felt like Déjà vu for Sam Allardyce.

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Everton: The EPL’s sleeping giant from Merseyside

It’s a cold, soggy morning in the North-West of England, as the Manchester City bus rolls on down the M62, en route to Goodison Park.

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The salary cap: A necessary evil

By Tim Foran, 16 Jan 2017
The salary cap: A necessary evil

For some, the notion of having a limit as to how much a club can pay its players seems counter productive. It’s a ceiling stopping teams from reaching their true potential.

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Manchester United vs Liverpool highlights: Premier League scores, blog

Manchester United host arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford in what promises to be an absolute blockbuster. Join The Roar from 3am (AEDT) Monday for all the action.

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The Olympic Football used for Rio 2016 (Photo: Twitter)

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FIFA boss Gianni Infantino (Photo: AP)

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Football World Cup trophy (Photo: Flickr)

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Lionel Messi Argentina Football World Cup 2014

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