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As managers sweat and pour over tactical systems, wearing erasers into nubs, and wander through the endless grind of team-building, the gaffers that have a stud to build around must always feel grateful they have a shiny pile to grip onto.
Brisbane have ended their five-week winless A-League run with a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Phoenix in Wellington.
Key defender Rhyan Grant is suspended for Thursday’s A-League blockbuster with Melbourne Victory but Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold refuses to be rattled by his Big Blue selection conundrum.
Manchester City have paid a record STG175,000 ($A285,320) to sign 13-year-old defender Finley Burns from third-tier Southend United.
Last night’s AAMI Park contest was hardly an even fight, so is it once again time to talk about A-League refereeing standards?
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With the match poised at 1-1, the A-League’s bottom team were jutting out their jaws, snorting in defiance of a conclusion that had, not long earlier, seemed inevitable.
Channel Ten are reportedly in negotiations with Fox Sports to secure the free-to-air A-League broadcast rights for the next six seasons.
Tim Cahill has headed Melbourne City to much-needed A-League win, dismissing the challenge of 10-man Central Coast with a 2-1 result at AAMI Park.
The football just keeps on coming this season – not long after the Phoenix sprung a surprise 3-0 win over the Victory, we’re back with another edition of A-League expert tips and predictions.
Perth won’t appeal the two-game A-League ban handed to captain Rostyn Griffiths over his second-half brain snap in Newcastle.
Asian Champions League winners Jeonbuk Motors of South Korea will be unable to defend their title over their involvement in a 2013 bribery scandal.
Saturday night’s 0-0 stalemate in the Sydney Derby was the Western Sydney Wanderers’ first clean sheet of the season, which was the biggest positive from the match for coach Tony Popovic.
Socceroos Robbie Kruse and James Holland have signed for Chinese Super League club Liaoning Whowin.
The FFA has detailed proposed changes to the A-League’s rules regarding foreign player quotas. The plan, expected to be further examined over the next few seasons, is set to be tentatively introduced in time for the 2018-19 season.
Adelaide United chairman Greg Griffin has slammed Football Federation Australia (FFA) over its intention to make Asian players a compulsory feature of the A-League’s foreign contingent.
Australian players will find it more difficult than ever to cash in on the booming Chinese Super League after changes were made to the competition’s foreign quota system.
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Perth Glory who are yet to lose a game in 2017 play host to the wounded Melbourne Victory who are coming off a midweek trip across the ditch. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 8pm (AEDT).
Match result: The Brisbane Roar have added another win to their ledger – their first of 2017 – on Saturday, thanks to a 87th-minute winner from Jamie Maclaren.
Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold praised his side’s depth following their record-breaking 2-0 win over Adelaide United – the Sky Blues becoming the fastest team to reach 40 points in an A-League season, needing just 16 games.
Sydney FC have a chance to increase their lead to possibly eight points atop of the A-League table at Allianz Stadium on Friday, as they welcome stuttering stragglers Adelaide United. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage, starting from 7:50pm AEDT.
They were only promoted in 2014, but since then Istanbul Basaksehir have claimed two fourth place finishes in succession in the Super Lig. Could this be the year when the minnows break the usual monopoly and claim their first ever title?
Somewhere along the line, the football powers at be felt it would be wise to create the role of the fourth official. Near as I can tell it was officially implemented in 1991.
In the NPL Victoria under 20s league, James Anile struck a perfectly placed free kick past the keeper and into the net for Hume City FC.
Melbourne City have underperformed in the A-League and need a win against the Central Coast Mariners to stay in the hunt for a top-two finish. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.50pm (AEDT).
After a quick glance at Pep Guardiola’s trophy cabinet you would be forgiven for thinking it belonged to a veteran coach who’s been around for decades.
Pep Guardiola’s first season in English football has been nothing short of a nightmare.
Down 0-1 with ten minutes left in the match, a substitution by Sacred Heart College would prove critical in sending the under-15 knockout cup final to extra time against Mt Albert Grammar, at Bill McKinlay Park in Auckland.
The dash to the W-League finals is heating up, three teams having a realistic chance of taking out the premiership, and three more fighting to make the final spot.
As Crystal Palace suffered a 3-0 defeat against a struggling West Ham team last Saturday it must have felt like Déjà vu for Sam Allardyce.
It’s a cold, soggy morning in the North-West of England, as the Manchester City bus rolls on down the M62, en route to Goodison Park.
For some, the notion of having a limit as to how much a club can pay its players seems counter productive. It’s a ceiling stopping teams from reaching their true potential.
Manchester United host arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford in what promises to be an absolute blockbuster. Join The Roar from 3am (AEDT) Monday for all the action.
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