From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Melbourne Victory left it late, while Central Coast relied on defensive grit, but in the end the two most deserving sides marched on after the first week of the A-League finals.
It’s a rare coach who watches his team lose a knockout finals game and leaves excited.
A Premier League defeat paled into insignificance for West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on a day the club paid tribute to late Australian striker Dylan Tombides.
Liverpool took another step towards a first league title since 1990 after winning 3-2 at Norwich City on Sunday to pull five points clear in the Premier League.
Sydney FC coach Frank Farina expects Alessandro Del Piero to make a decision shortly on whether he remains in the A-League.
A lone Bernie Ibini goal was enough to seal victory for the Central Coast in their elimination final against Adelaide on Saturday keeping their A-League title defence on track.
A nightmare schedule threatens to derail the Central Coast’s dream of defending their A-League title, with Mariners coach Phil Moss slamming the timing of their semi-final fixture.
Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp has dimisssed speculation he may be tempted to move on to Spanish giants Barcelona.
Gui Finkler has sensationally earned Melbourne Victory a second A-League final, knocking out Sydney FC with an injury-time winner.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that whatever happens to the club in the final weeks of the season, the future is bright for the north London side.
Adelaide United defender Nigel Boogaard knows better than most what to expect in Saturday’s A-League elimination final against Central Coast.
The Australian football community is mourning the loss of youth international Dylan Tombides, who passed away on Friday following a three-year battle with cancer. He was aged 20.
Just how draining is it to play in the AFC Champions League? We’ll soon find out, when Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners take to the pitch in their sudden-death A-League finals this weekend.
Adversity is the mother of progress. That’s what Mahatma Gandhi once said and Central Coast coach Phil Moss insists his charges will prove the famed saying right when they host Adelaide in their do-or-die A-League finals match on Saturday.
He’s won two A-League grand finals at Etihad Stadium, and Seb Ryall hopes on Friday night the venue will begin a path towards a third.
The Roar has you covered for A-League team announcements, as well as all the ins and outs for the first week of the finals.
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With a 3-2 victory over Norwich, Liverpool require only seven points to seal their first league title since 1990. It’s been an agonising wait for Reds fans as our club, steeped in history, has struggled since the inception of the Premier League.
Today’s second A-League elimination final between the Central Coast Mariners and Adelaide United promises to be one of the most entertaining matches of the season. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4.30pm (AEST).
An initiative I would like to throw open to fellow Roarers is the idea of an A-League Cup replacing the finals system.
Melbourne Victory’s 2-0 win over Guangzhou Evergrande at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night was a monumental step for the growth of football in Australia.
Melbourne Victory host Sydney FC on Friday night in the first elimination match of the A-League finals. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:30pm (AEST).
At the age of 17 in 1983 I first played club football for a local under-18 team.
Another titanic tussle awaits in the Copa del Rey final as FC Barcelona face off against eternal rivals Real Madrid. Join us for live scores and commentary from 5:30am AEST.
Central Coast Mariners host FC Seoul in the Wednesday night in the penultimate match day in Group F. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:30pm AEST.
Manchester City’s recent purchase of Melbourne Heart has been a welcome addition to the Australian football scene. The clubs new owners are set to provide massive investment in the form of a new home training base for the club, as well as an academy. This is beneficial to both Melbourne Heart and the A-League.
When it was announced in January 2014 that Melbourne Heart would be bought by Manchester City, the red and white half of Melbourne could barely contain their glee.
Football is often chastised for the more seedy, salacious and hedonistic lifestyles of players with bulging wallets and celebrity lifestyles. Indeed, footballers are seen on newspaper front pages as often as they are on the back.
We’re exactly halfway through April, at the pointy end of the season, and Madrid’s “other” football team, Atletico, are still alive and kicking on two fronts. How are they keeping this up?
Before a huge Good Friday clash against Sydney FC, the Melbourne Victory must first take care of business in the Asian Champions League when they host Guangzhou Evergrande tonight. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm AEST.
The success of the Western Sydney Wanderers as a sporting franchise has been pretty astonishing over the past couple of years.
On that cool, sunny day at Anfield in September, I stood at the Anfield Road end, looking across at The Kop. The crowd were in full voice, the mighty Reds out on the pitch against Sunderland.
Fernando, this is a painful letter for a Chelsea fan to write. We had so many hopes and dreams that have ultimately been shattered.
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