From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
“The circus comes to town and then leaves.” So said Scott Munn, the chief executive of the club then known as Melbourne Heart, more than three years ago.
Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic admits the Asian Champions League final has been his No.1 priority this season as he finally gets the chance to focus fully on Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal.
His club’s incredible 4-0 victory in the most recent A-League Melbourne derby might have brought the house down, but it doesn’t impress Melbourne City defender Robbie Wielaert.
Sydney FC defender Nikola Petkovic will miss his side’s A-League clash with Brisbane on Friday night after the match review panel dismissed a review of his controversial red-carding in the Sky Blues’ loss to Adelaide on Tuesday night.
Melbourne City’s marquee player injury curse has struck again with Robert Koren ruled out of A-League action until at least December.
David Villa, Melbourne City’s Spanish star and one of the best players to grace the A-League, will depart the club after Round 4 to head to New York.
As Bailey Wright sat in the Craven Cottage change room just moments away from making his Socceroos debut, he must have taken a minute to revel in his achievement.
Two goals extra time goals from Bruce Djite have booked Adelaide United’s spot in the FFA Cup semi-final as the Reds beat 10-man Sydney FC 3-1 at Allianz Stadium.
A furious Graham Arnold has slammed World Cup referee Ben Williams after his Sydney FC side’s exit from the FFA Cup to Adelaide United on Tuesday night.
Their opponents may have a new name and strip but Melbourne Victory are expecting the same down and dirty A-League derby when they clash with Melbourne City on Saturday night.
Socceroos defender Mark Milligan says Australia has to suffer some short term pain for long term gain on the international stage.
Daley Blind has rescued spluttering Manchester United with a dramatic late equaliser in a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.
It’s sure to be scrapbooked as one of the most iconic images of any Sydney Derby – yet should the FFA unglove the iron fist, the Cove’s euphoric celebration of Alex Brosque’s winner could have fans making a different kind of noise.
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Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has jumped to the defence of Sasa Ognenovski following an incident that led to him being cited by the A-League’s match review panel on Monday.
Newcastle Jets were a mere footnote in most A-League pundits’ season predictions.
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An on-fire Andy Keogh, a pulsating Sydney derby and an unbeaten Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory. Round 2 of the A-League delivered big-time and there is more to come this weekend.
A week after the the goals, the amazing crowd scenes, the noise, and the controversy of the latest instalment of the all-Sydney clash, the focus shifts to Melbourne for the southern state’s derby.
MATCH RESULT: It is the result we were expecting, but painful all the same for those at Anfield. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring and thereby secured Real Madrid’s first ever goal against .
David Villa and the City Group have made a mockery of the A-League and everything Australian football has built over the last 10 years.
I’m writing against the grain of popular opinion; I think that Ben Williams got it spot on in sending off Sydney FC defender Nikola Petković in the FFA Cup quarter final against Adelaide.
First, there was Italian Benito Carbone, who played three guest matches for Sydney FC. Then Brazilian legend Romario played four guest matches for Adelaide United.
The career of a professional sports coach is complex, and fraught with uncertainty.
MATCH RESULT: Adelaide United 3 Sydney FC 1
It’s not every week you get eight goals scored against a Premier league team, but unfortunately for Sunderland fans, they decided to help their opponents out.
MATCH RESULT: Just when we thought Manchester United were getting into a rhythm and had started to build some momentum they appear to be back to the drawing board as they escape the Hawthorns with a 2-2 draw against West Brom.
Sean Dyche’s squad is the least glittering in the league and the financial restrictions under which he must try and work are suffocating.
You know it’s going to be a magical evening when the seemingly impenetrable iron fence blocking your shortcut across Moore Park suddenly loses one of its bars, allowing you to squeeze through the gap like a wizard entering Diagon Alley.
If I could get a dollar for every time I’ve heard of a comparison between Football and the other codes in Australia, particularly in the last couple of months, I’d be a very rich man.
The working week ahead is always made more pleasant when your team takes home all three points.
MATCH RESULT: Liverpool are lucky to escape with all three points after a flurry of late goals saw them sneak home with a 3-2 win over QPR.
MATCH RESULT: An unlikely 3-2 win for Perth sees them on top of the A-League after two games. It didn’t look pretty but they’ll be happy after coming from behind twice to beat reigning premiers Brisbane.