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How do fans maintain interest in soccer when it is rapidly becoming a 12-month sport?

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The Newcastle Jets have been consigned to the A-League wooden spoon after a 2-1 loss to a hugely depleted Brisbane Roar on Friday night.

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Nathan Tinkler faces a possible ban from entering A-League stadiums after he was cited under Football Federation Australia’s national code of conduct for an alleged, explosive tirade against a journalist last week.

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Brisbane Roar appears to have backflipped on its commitment to retaining interim coach Frans Thijssen as technical director.

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Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque admits he thought seriously about hanging up the boots at A-League season’s end before hitting a late purple patch of form.

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For a side in the hunt for promotion from England’s fourth division football league, a 74th minute match-winning free kick is an incredibly significant moment.

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It’s a similar tale for the Bombers and Glory

Essendon qualified for finals football in 2013 but was denied the right to participate.

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Bayern and Barca into Champions Leage semis

Doubles from Robert Lewandowski and Neymar inspired Bayern Munich and Barcelona respectively into the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday.

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Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick says his team have a few surprises in store for Sydney FC as part of the New Zealand team’s quest for a top-two ladder finish.

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Western Sydney Wanderers’ Asian Champions League title defence has suffered a massive blow, with a 2-1 home loss to Japan’s Kashima Antlers in heavy rain at Parramatta on Tuesday.

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Steven Gerrard has accused his Liverpool teammates of letting nerves affect them in their lacklustre FA Cup semi-final defeat against Aston Villa.

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The battle for the Toon has just begun

As Harry Kane broke away and slotted home his 30th goal of the season it was as if a fire alarm had sounded. St James’ Park emptied faster than pre-game pints at The Strawberry.

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Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has lashed out at speculation linking controversial striker Kerem Bulut to a move abroad.

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Western Sydney have thwarted Adelaide United’s chances of securing a coveted top-two A-League spot, upsetting the 10-man Reds 2-1 at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday.

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The champagne is on ice for Melbourne Victory after their 1-0 win over a second-string Brisbane Roar as good as sealed the A-League Premiership.

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Perth Glory owner Tony Sage is adamant the A-League club doesn’t have a culture of systemic rorting, saying he’s as gutted as anyone that the team has been kicked out of the finals.

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Former Perth Glory CEO Jason Brewer

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Former Perth Glory CEO Jason Brewer

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Germany press for a goal against the Socceroos in Kaiserslautern

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The Roar of the crowd

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Sam Allardyce is certainly a name not wanted to be heard by West Ham fans right now.

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Jordan Henderson signs five-year extension with Liverpool

Despite losing to Aston Villa in the F.A Cup semi on the Wednesday, Liverpool has had consolation this week.

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[VIDEO] Newcastle Jets vs Brisbane Roar highlights: A-League scores, blog

Match result: The Brisbane Roar have defeated the Newcastle Jets 2-1 to end the regular season with a win and finish 6th on the ladder. BRISBANE 2 NEWCASTLE 1

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Curly Doodson and the Swimmers: Untold football stories from the Great War

The Hospital ship HMTS Gascon was steaming through the Eastern Mediterranean as fast as it could go. On board were wounded and dying Commonwealth soldiers recently plucked off the beaches of Anzac Cove.

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Mourinho and van Gaal – the Premier League’s two new rivals

Kurt Zouma no doubt stole the show with his man-of-the-match performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over the monstrous Manchester United, but the real story was off the pitch.

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How Victory won the Premiers Plate

By Thom Davies, 23 Apr 2015
How Victory won the Premiers Plate

Melbourne Victory will claim their third A-League Premiers Plate on the coming weekend, excluding a major catastrophe.

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[VIDEO] Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid highlights: UEFA Champions League scores, blog

Match Result Scoreline: Real 1-0 Atletico

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Klopp to the Kop rumours increase as Rodgers feels the heat

With only a handful of games remaining in the English Premier League the silly season is now upon us and with it comes rumours – most of which are completely and utterly wrong.

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Arsenal are priming for a trophy-laden campaign

Beating Theo Walcott’s speedy mark of 4.42 seconds by one hundredth of a second makes Hector Bellerin Arsenal’s new fastest player.

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Barcelona FC enter the second leg of their UEFA Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou looking to cruise into yet another semi-final. Join The Roar for live scores from 4:45am (AEST).

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Highbury Fidelity: The ghosts of Arsenal FC

By Jay Croucher, 21 Apr 2015
Highbury Fidelity: The ghosts of Arsenal FC

Pickup artists have a concept called the Cat String Theory. It’s the idea that you attract someone by making them think you’re someone that they can’t have.

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Return of skipper does little to lift Liverpool

When word filtered through that Steven Gerrard was in the starting line-up for Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Aston Villa, fans would have felt a sense of confidence, even relief.

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The defining moments that have shaped Australian football

If you are under 30, especially under 20, your understanding of football is modern. You are used to seeing the A-League and football generally in the news and on television.

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Brisbane Roar facing acid test in China

By Les Woods, 21 Apr 2015
Brisbane Roar facing acid test in China

Tonight Brisbane Roar face Beijing Guoan in China for their Asian Champions League group stage fixture. The Queenslanders go into the match needing points and a positive result from the Urawa versus Suwon game, or their continental tour could be over.

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An A-League grand final at the MCG would be one for the people

Now in its tenth season, the A-League has showcased the ultimate football experience with star players, great matches and memorable goals.

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Swindon Town cries disloyalty as EPL clubs chase Massimo Luongo

Massimo Luongo is certainly a wanted man after his impressive season with Swindon Town and his fantastic performance during the Socceroos’ Asian Cup campaign.

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Ruben Zadkovich of Perth Glory

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Chelsea's Fernando Torres competes with Manchester United's Antonio Valencia. AP Photo/Sang Tan

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Brisbane Roar player Brandon Borrello (left) celebrates scoring goal

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Adelaide United Celebrate during an A-League match

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Sydney City FC player Marc Janko

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Roar midfielder Matt McKay (centre) in the rain

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Melbourne Victory's Harry Kewell will need to be on song against Brisbane Roar

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