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Melbourne Victory need to capitalise on the present

The race for the Premiers Plate is likely over for the Melbourne Victory, with Sydney easing past Melbourne City last Friday.

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Crystal Palace fans accidentally vandalise own bus

Crystal Palace supporters inadvertently vandalised their own team’s bus thinking it belonged to Middlesbrough prior to the Premier League soccer clash between the relegation rivals on Saturday.

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Ibrahimovic wins League Cup for United

Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck twice including a late headed winner as they edged Southampton 3-2 in an absorbing League Cup final at Wembley.

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It’s time to ditch the A-League’s top six finals series

It doesn’t say much for the A-League’s finals series when a team can potentially qualify despite having lost more games than they’ve won.

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Highlights: Mariners deny Jets a top six A-League spot

Central Coast have come from behind to draw 1-1 with Newcastle, denying the Jets a return to the A-League’s top six and a first home F3 derby win in 1590 days.

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Postecoglou calls for life bans on RBB

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has denounced Western Sydney’s active support group as “juvenile idiots” and called for lifetime bans on Red and Black Bloc members involved in the offensive Sydney derby banner.

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Highlights: Glory continue good form with win over Wanderers

Perth Glory has rocketed to third on the A-League table after a hard- fought 2-0 win over a weary Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium on Saturday night.

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Klopp backing Liverpool after Spanish training camp

Liverpool soccer manager Jurgen Klopp has no doubts his players will be able to switch on their competitive instincts after their longest period of inactivity of the season.

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Highlights: Victory survive Reds rally

Melbourne Victory have continued their surge toward the A-League finals, surviving a late scare from last-placed Adelaide United to claim a 2-1 victory.

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WATCH: Phoenix upset tired Roar 2-1 in A-League

Brisbane Roar have missed another chance to move ahead in the battle for third spot on the A-League ladder after an upset 2-1 defeat to Wellington Phoenix.

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Wanderers apologise to Arnold over banner

The Western Sydney Wanderers have issued a formal apology to Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold over the offensive banner which marred last weekend’s Sydney derby at ANZ Stadium.

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City undone by Muscat’s foolishness as Sydney roll on

Melbourne City, visibly eager to begin the first stage of their ‘Ruin Sydney’s Premiership’ project, swaddled themselves in a pre-match huddle.

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Danny Allsopp has regrets over 6-0 grand final win

It’s hard to imagine anyone at Melbourne Victory having regrets with their 6-0 grand final triumph over Adelaide United, but one man does.

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Arnold hails Sydney FC bond after tough week

Graham Arnold believes the circus that followed the Sydney derby has galvanised his team for the A-League finals run-in.

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We can either sink or swim in the AFC Champions League

The AFC Champions League group stage kicked off this week, prompting the usual amount of hand-wringing from disappointed Aussie fans.

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Champions Leicester sack manager Ranieri

English Premier League champions Leicester City have sacked manager Claudio Ranieri, the club said in a statement.

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Wanderers' fans rejoice in A-League season 2013/2014 (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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Matthew Leckie Australia Socceroos 2016 Football

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Shinji Okazaki competes with Socceroos player Tim Cahill

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Wayne Shaw goalkeeper pie

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The Roar of the crowd

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Leicester City 3 – Integrity 0

By Garry White, 28 Feb 2017
Leicester City 3 – Integrity 0

Where did that come from? Leicester City played a blinder this morning and left a listless Liverpool vanquished by a 3-1 margin.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the A-League All-Stars

By Stuart Thomas, 28 Feb 2017
Ladies and gentlemen, the A-League All-Stars

Mid-season is traditionally the time when the big American sports slip into all-star mode and the razzle and dazzle meter is ramped up to maximum.

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Finals aren’t the issue, how we treat the premiership is

Yesterday, Roar Expert Mike Tuckerman, wrote that “It’s time to ditch the A-League’s top six finals series.”

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Loyalty is lost in modern football

By Eddy Bramley, 28 Feb 2017 New author!
Loyalty is lost in modern football

Last week saw the demise of a Premier League fan favourite.

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Reviewing South Melbourne’s chances of entering the A-League

South Melbourne, the greatest Oceanic club of the century has been one of the most vocal teams in their attempts to obtain an A-League licence.

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It is time to say goodbye to Arsene Wenger

By Aneesh Chandoke, 28 Feb 2017
It is time to say goodbye to Arsene Wenger

​This article is dedicated to a topic on which I assume every football writer has given his opinion.

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Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Match result: The Jets and Mariners fought out a draw in the F3 derby on Sunday, unable to be split at 1-all.

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Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League scores, blog

The Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers will be fighting to maintain their place in the top six when they clash on at nib Stadium Saturday night. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 10pm (AEDT).

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

Match result: Melbourne Victory have added another win to their ledger, surviving a late charge from Adelaide United to win 2-1.

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Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Match result: The Brisbane Roar have missed out on what could’ve been an important win, upset 2-1 by Wellington Phoenix on Saturday.

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Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Highlights: A-League scores, blog

Sydney FC may have had their historic undefeated run ended, but they’re still firmly in control at the top of the ladder as they take on a Melbourne City side looking to break free in the top four. Catch all the action from 7:50pm (AEDT) on The Roar.

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How the FFA Cup can solve the A-League’s mid-season malaise

All entertainment hits a dull patch – it’s not even confined to the world of sports: books, movies and TV shows always have a quiet part. Heck, even Married at First Sight has a dull bit (admittedly it begins about two minutes into the first episode.)

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Alex Wilkinson for the Johnny Warren Medal

By Stuart Thomas, 24 Feb 2017
Alex Wilkinson for the Johnny Warren Medal

The idea of a defender winning the Johnny Warren Medal is a little absurd right? Past history tells us that it is.

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Changing the A-League calendar to make us great in Asia

Currently, the A-League’s premiers and champions gain automatic entry to the Asian Champions League, but with those trophies being awarded in April and May, our best clubs must wait nine months before they are tested in Asia.

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A response to events at the Sydney Derby

By Alessandro Vari, 22 Feb 2017
A response to events at the Sydney Derby

Another week, another A-League controversy and another minority of fans crying wolf that the suits at Chifley Square are conspiring against their so-called ‘free speech’.

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Fearless Foxes must take the fight to Sevilla

Leicester City Football Club are again on the verge of creating world sporting history. This time it will be for the most amazing fall from grace ever.

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Western Sydney Wanderers fans celebrate the Wanderers 2-nil win over the Brisbane Roar during their semi-final match at Parramatta Stadium, Sydney, Friday, April 12, 2013. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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Greg O'Rourke David Gallop press conference

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Jurgen Klopp

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Adelaide United 2016 A-League Grand Final Football

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David Carney tussles with Scott Neville during the Sydney Derby.

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Arsene Wenger is again under pressure to deliver.

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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger

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