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Running Mitch Nichols the key that unlocks Wanderers’ potency

The Western Sydney Wanderers seem to experience a squad overhaul every off-season, despite having only been in existence for four years.

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New date confirmed for postponed Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory clash

The postponed Round 7 A-League clash between the Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 17 in between Rounds 15 and 16.

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Miron Bleiberg urges FFA to plan for an 18-team A-League

Miron Bleiberg has urged Football Federation Australia to take full advantage of a surfeit of A-League expansion bidders and start planning for an 18-team competition now.

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Mooy, Williams take top football gongs

Aaron Mooy has crowned his rise from A-League off-cut to Australian football’s great hope by winning Professional Footballers Australia’s (PFA) player of the year award.

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Kewell set on a return to Liverpool

Socceroo great Harry Kewell has revealed his coaching aspirations, and he’s thinking big.

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The fallout from North’s dive betrays our own insecurities

Something struck me this weekend, as I sat, eyes flitting back and forth lazily like summer flies, from the oddly hypnotic bags under Ned Zelic’s eyes, to the airbrushed part in Mark Bosnich’s smoothed-down assemblage of gossamer scalp fibres he calls hair.

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Season set for next expansion clubs to enter the A-League

The A-League is set to welcome at least one new side into the fold for the 2018-19 season, league boss Greg O’Rourke has revealed.

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Blatter accepts ban after failed appeal

Former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter is “disappointed but not shattered” following his failed appeal against a six-year ban that was imposed amid the biggest corruption scandal to shake the world soccer body.

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Merrick’s influence heavy over A-League

Even if Ernie Merrick doesn’t coach another game, his record as the most successful mentor in the A-League’s history will take some beating.

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Arnold challenges Sydney stars

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has declined to confirm marquees Bobo and Filip Holosko will play FFA Cup final conquerors Melbourne City, instead appearing to issue the pair a challenge to lift their game.

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Brisbane Roar can thank Jade North for their two dropped points

Jade North got exactly what he deserved on Saturday night, costing Brisbane Roar an important two points courtesy of an outrageous piece of play-acting.

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Ernie Merrick resigns as Wellington Phoenix coach

Last-placed Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick has resigned, the A-League club confirmed on Monday.

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Liverpool capitulate against Bournemouth as Manchester United draw

English Premier League heavyweights Liverpool and Manchester United have been caught by late sucker punches in games that finished far more dramatically than they began.

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Highlights: Adelaide score breakthrough A-League victory

Adelaide United recruit Henrique scored two screamers as the Reds climbed from the bottom of the A-League table with a 2-0 win against Wellington.

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Highlights: Ninkovic, Ibini guide Sydney to win over Jets

Sydney FC have corrected a slight wobble in their A-League season with a 2-0 defeat of depleted battlers Newcastle, but will have to raise the bar further against Melbourne City next weekend.

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Mourinho: It might be too hard to win the league

Manchester United might have left themselves too much ground to make up in the Premier League title race as they trail leaders Chelsea by 11 points after 13 games, according to their manager Jose Mourinho.

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Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe

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Bruno Fornaroli Melbourne City

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John Aloisi Brisbane Roar

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The Roar of the crowd

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Roar faux exclusive: Mrs Gallop’s diary

The wife of FFA boss David Gallop’s diary has been release to the public in a Roar faux exclusive.

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Socrates: The maverick Brazilian football star

The legend of Brazilian football player Socrates, who died five years ago this month, was unique. He was a multifaceted talent – a qualified doctor, a maverick player of calibre who also captained a highly talented Brazilian World cup squad.

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Napoli tops group B in Champions League after defeating Benfica

SSC Napoli has finished first in their Champions League group after claiming a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Portuguese opponents Benfica.

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Manchester City vs Celtic highlights: UEFA Champions League scores, blog

Celtic are in for their last hurrah of the 2016-17 Champions League when they travel to face Manchester City in a dead rubber. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 6:45am (AEDT).

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Costa crucial to Chelsea’s charge

By Michael Fowler, 6 Dec 2016
Costa crucial to Chelsea’s charge

Chelsea made a big statement with their 3-1 victory at the City of Manchester stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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Conte cruising, Mourinho’s madness: Premier League talking points

Another exciting weekend of Premier League action has finished and gave us some very interesting talking points.

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Atalanta’s undefeated run comes to an end after losing to Juventus

Atalanta’s tremendous run finished in Turin following a 3-1 defeat to a Juventus outfit that was eager to bounce back from last week’s odd performance against Genoa.

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Bournemouth vs Liverpool highlights: Premier League scores, blog

The high-flying Liverpool travel to the south coast where they face a Bournemouth side which continues to defy expectations in the Premier League. Join The Roar from 12:30am (AEDT) Monday for all the scores and action in the live blog.

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Adelaide United vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: Reds win 2-0

Match result: Adelaide United have gotten themselves into the winners circle, recording a 2-0 win at home over the Wellington Phoenix.

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Newcastle Jets vs Sydney FC highlights: Sky blues win 2-0

Match result: Sydney FC continue to build an advantage at the top of the table, going two wins clear with a 2-0 victory over the Newcastle Jets on Sunday.

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Manchester City vs Chelsea: English Premier League live scores, blog

Two of the English Premier League’s heavyweights clash in a blockbuster clash this Saturday, as Chelsea travel to title rivals Manchester City. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 11:30pm (AEDT).

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Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar highlights: City and Brisbane share the points

Match result: Neither side came out the victory when Melbourne City and the Brisbane Roar met on Saturday night, with the final score being a 1-1 tie.

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Central Coast Mariners vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: Wanderers win 4-1

Match result: The Western Sydney Wanderers have claimed their second win of the A-League season, defeating the Central Coast Mariners on the road 4-1.

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That’s not football… Why soccer doesn’t own the word ‘football’

Not long ago, AFL and NRL nearly exclusively monopolised the rights to the words football and footy – so long as you knew which state you were standing in.

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Look how far we’ve come – my football journey, and Australia’s

Much criticism is levelled at writers who are deemed to focus on negatives in a search for controversy, clicks and notoriety. While there is always space for criticism in all walks of life, it is easier to criticise than celebrate.

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Chapecoense’s fairytale run ends in tragedy

By Anthony Barbagallo, 2 Dec 2016
Chapecoense’s fairytale run ends in tragedy

On the 28th of November 2016, footballing nation Brazil experienced one of the worst tragic disasters as their Brazil Serie A team Associação Chapecoense de Futebol were involved in a plane crash that killed 71 people in Medellín, Colombia.

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Melbourne Heart player Harry Kewell announces his retirement

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