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In Michael Calvin’s brilliant book Life on the Volcano, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes recalls his final days as Manchester City boss.

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Facing possible loss of competition points, A-League leaders Western Sydney Wanderers say they are searching for ways to better prevent fans blackening the club’s reputation at away games.

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Adelaide United have been tossed out of the Asian Champions League by China’s Shandon Luneng, who banked a 2-1 victory in Tuesday night’s playoff game in Adelaide.

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FFA must dock the Wanderers competition points

The time has come for Football Federation Australia to can the rhetoric and start to dock the Western Sydney Wanderers points for the behaviour of some of their supporters.

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FFA talking tough could be rough for Wanderers

The tone of the media release issued by Football Federation Australia yesterday afternoon suggests the Western Sydney Wanderers will be fortunate to avoid an immediate points penalty for what happened at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

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Fan issues escalate: FFA charge Wanderers with bringing game into disrepute

The FFA has put the blame for the weekend’s poor fan behaviour squarely on one club, and more specifically on one group by issuing the Western Sydney Wanderers with a show cause letter for bringing the game into disrepute.

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It’s time for A-League supporters to unite against flares

The A-League’s active support went to extreme measures to have their voices heard over the FFA’s much-maligned banning process, yet now they must unite again to condemn minorities who continue to tarnish the game’s reputation.

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WATCH: Liverpool fans stage mass walk-out

Liverpool fans were not happy with the front office.

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Gallop threatens fan bans over flares

FFA boss David Gallop has foreshadowed bans for Western Sydney fans who set off flares, disrupting the Wanderers’ A-League clash with Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.

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Newcastle have stopped the A-League’s goal-scoring machines in their tracks, defeating a 10-man Melbourne City 2-1 at Hunter Stadium.

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Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe’s focus is still firmly fixed on the A-League play-offs, his hopes bolstered by a gritty 1-0 win over the Phoenix in Wellington.

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Leicester City’s unlikely assault on a first Premier League title gathered momentum with a ruthless 3-1 demolition of Manchester City helping them storm five points clear at the top on Saturday.

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Western Sydney Wanderers struck an 89th minute equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw away to Melbourne Victory on Saturday.

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Brisbane Roar has sent a stern message to their A-League rivals by tearing a 10-man Central Coast to shreds with a ruthless 4-0 win on Saturday.

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Newcastle captain Nigel Boogaard is not at all surprised David Carney made disparaging comments about his former teammates, saying he acted the same way even while at the club.

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Central Coast coach Tony Walmsley hopes other A-League clubs and coaches are brave enough to take the marquee leap next season as the Mariners have done with Luis Garcia.

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Jamie Vardy scores

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David Carney Newcastle Jets

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Jurgen Klopp

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Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez, center, celebrates

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Pep is all set and will move to the Premier League. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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The Roar of the crowd

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A-League fans have shot themselves in the foot

By Daniel Jeffrey, 9 Feb 2016 Video
A-League fans have shot themselves in the foot

In any other circumstances, this would have been a game to celebrate.

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Forget the flares, this A-League season is all about flair

It was like going back to the future last weekend, as Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers played a pulsating, passionate, top-of-the-table clash at Docklands in front of a marvellous crowd of 25,445.

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North Korea: For the love of the Great Successor

By Ben of Phnom Penh, 8 Feb 2016
North Korea: For the love of the Great Successor

North Korea has earned the moniker ‘The Hermit Kingdom’ for good reason: less is known about this nation than any other on Earth.

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Chelsea FC vs Manchester United highlights: Premier League scores, result

Manchester United remains in the running for a Champions League spot and will fancy their chances of victory against struggling Premier League giants Chelsea FC. Join The Roar for live scores from 3am AEDT.

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The man who earnt three yellow cards

By Mister Football, 8 Feb 2016 Video

I am about to enter very dangerous territory – a story carrying a trifecta of controversy.

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So we have come to the second installment in this series of the World Game’s weird and wonderful player names.

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Chinese Super League: Super or just superficial?

In today’s football market one of the big things luring players might not be the lifestyle or quality of their surroundings, but more so the financial benefits that accompany their move.

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Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City highlights: Jets upset City

Match result: Newcastle Jets have managed to lift themselves to eighth place on the table with a hard-earned win over Melbourne City, who will leave Newcastle extremely frustrated.

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Wellington Phoenix vs Perth Glory highlights: Glory win 1-0

Match result: Perth Glory maintain a slim chance of cracking into the A-League’s top six after a 1-0 win over the Wellington Phoenix on Sunday.

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Aston Villa’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham on Wednesday morning (AEDT) was the last straw in the club’s bid to pull off a remarkable recovery.

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Manchester City vs Leicester City: Premier League live scores

The most important match of the season thus far sees Manchester City host Leicester City in a game that could decide which team goes on to win the Premier League title. Join The Roar for live scores from 11:45pm AEDT.

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Melbourne Victory vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Victory, Wanders record 1-all draw

Match result: Melbourne Victory were denied an important win on Saturday night as an 89th minute goal from Brendan Santalab saw the Western Sydney Wanderers steal a draw.

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Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners: Roar thrash Mariners 4-0

Match Result: Following a slow start from both teams, the Brisbane Roar well and truly flexed their muscles in the second half of the opening stanza and took a 4-0 win.

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Adelaide United vs Sydney FC: A-League live scores, blog, highlights

Adelaide United host Sydney FC at Hindmarsh Stadium, in what shapes as an exciting match to kick off this week’s round. Join The Roar from 7:20pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.

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The world game’s weird and wonderful player names: Part 1

Watching football, every now and then you come across a player name that takes your breath away – sometimes you doubletake, and re-read that player’s name just to be sure you got it right.

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Can a Jeggo-less Reds prevail in season-defining fixture?

After nine games unbeaten, Adelaide United have rediscovered the impressive performances that defined Josep Gombau’s tenure, albeit using a more refined approach.

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Chelsea EPL

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Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez, center, celebrates

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Mesut Ozil Arsenal

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Melbourne Victory fans

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Adelaide United's Iain Ramsey celebrates a goal

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Wellington Phoenix players

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Newcastle Jets midfielder Ruben Zadkovich edges past Adelaide United's Dario Vidosic (Image: Supplied)

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Andy Keogh and teammates Perth Glory

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Brisbane Roar player Brandon Borrello (left) celebrates scoring goal

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