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Victory vindicates Postecoglou’s path for the Socceroos

It might have been mission accomplished for the Socceroos and Ange Postecoglou, who conquered Asia at only the third attempt after the most tense, thrilling and fitting of finals at Homebush on Saturday night, but, like any good manager, he was already looking to build on it.

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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou’s overwhelming emotion is relief.

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By hoisting the Asian Cup trophy, Australia have become the princes of soccer’s poorest tournament.

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Massimo Luongo and James Troisi have crowned Australia as the kings of Asian soccer in an historic 2-1 triumph against South Korea.

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Any nations agitating to evict Australia from the Asian Football Confederation would be better off focusing efforts on trying to win a World Cup, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says.

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Football Federation Australia are poised to take the first steps towards removing the Newcastle Jets’ A-League licence by issuing a show cause notice to owner Nathan Tinkler this weekend.

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Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak is certain the sleeping giant of Australian sport has awakened.

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Western Sydney and defender Daniel Mullen parted ways on Friday by mutual consent and with immediate effect.

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South Korea skipper Ki Sung-yueng claims the Socceroos will feel the pressure more than his team in Saturday’s Asian Cup final.

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The United Arab Emirates secured third place in the Asian Cup defeating Iraq 3-2 on Friday night in a spirited encounter at Newcastle’s Hunter Stadium.

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The Socceroos’ transfer targets won’t get any advice from coach Ange Postecoglou.

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Ange’s attacking philosophy victory could hinge on defence

While Ange Postecoglou’s attacking philosophy is starting to pay dividends for the Socceroos in the Asian Cup, and proving a lot of detractors wrong, it’s the team’s defensive improvements that have been just as impressive and worthy of praise.

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Preview of A-League Round 15 matches (all times AEDT).

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The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) has threatened legal action over Newcastle Jets’ attempts to axe five senior players.

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Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan has lauded the scrambling defence of a side that has gone from leaky to stingy.

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Defender Ivan Franjic’s battle to overcome injury isn’t yet occupying the thoughts of Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.

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Masato Kudo of Kashiwa Reysol tries to hold back John Hutchinson of the Central Coast Mariners. Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro

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Nathan Tinkler

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Nathan Tinkler

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The Roar of the crowd

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Melbourne City vs Western Sydney Wanderers: A League live scores, blog

Melbourne City meet the Western Sydney Wanderers for the first time this season as the A League returns to Melbourne on Sunday. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5.00pm (AEDT).

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[VIDEO] Chelsea vs Manchester City: Premier League highlights, live scores, blog

It’s an early tussle for the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea attempt to draw further distance at the top of the table ahead of Manchester City. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:15am AEDT.

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2015 Asian Cup: Australia won, because that’s what Australians do

From the beginning, Australia’s Asian Cup was full of hope rather than expectation, and it delivered in almost every way.

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FIFA still a cavalcade of opaque intentions

By Evan Morgan Grahame, Today
FIFA still a cavalcade of opaque intentions

It came as a surprise to no one when former Spurs hirsute (Spursute?) sweetheart, now professional preener, David Ginola, called off his tilt at the FIFA presidency. His campaign, primarily backed by gambling company Paddy Power, ended a few precious, hilarious moments after it commenced, though that isn’t to say there weren’t some fantastic highlights. […]

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2015 Asian Cup: Asia conquered, now for the world?

Fresh from Asian Cup glory, can Ange Postecoglou’s revolution see the Socceroos challenge globally at Russia 2018?

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Asian Cup Final: Socceroos leave it late to snatch victory

Australia have been crowed champions of Asia after a hard-fought, enthralling and energy-sapping 120-minute encounter with South Korea in Sydney.

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[VIDEO] Socceroos vs South Korea highlights: 2015 Asian Cup Final scores, blog

It is a date with destiny for Australia, as they strive for their first piece of silverware in Asia as they face the formidable South Korea in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final in Sydney. Join The Roar for a detailed pre-match show, live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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My favourite football hooligan

By Juan Manuel D'Angelo, 31 Jan 2015
My favourite football hooligan

This could well be the title of a film about the life and work of Vinnie Jones, also known as ‘Vinnie CoJones’, ‘The Butcher of Wales’ or simply ‘Psycho’.

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Mile Jedinak the key to Asian Cup glory

By johnhunt92, 31 Jan 2015
Mile Jedinak the key to Asian Cup glory

Despite pre-tournament fears, the Socceroos have defied expectations and made the Asian Cup final thanks to an impressive campaign.

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Asian Cup: Can the Socceroos crash Korea?

By John Davidson, 31 Jan 2015
Asian Cup: Can the Socceroos crash Korea?

Can Australia claim its first-ever Asian Cup trophy or will South Korea end its 55-year drought?

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Overseas commentators and the summer of unnecessary accents

Much was made of the changing of the guard in the Channel Nine commentary box a few years back when former first-class cricketer and experienced media man Mark Nicholas was appointed to become the face of the network’s cricket coverage.

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[VIDEO] Iraq vs UAE highlights: 2015 Asian Cup scores, blog

UAE and Iraq meet in Newcastle to determine who finishes third and fourth in the 2015 Asian Cup. Join The Roar from 8.00pm (AEDT) for the action from Hunter Stadium.

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Who’ll save the Newcastle Jets?

By John Davidson, 29 Jan 2015 Video
Who’ll save the Newcastle Jets?

A record defeat, player unrest, assistants sacked and a club in crisis. How can the Newcastle Jets be turned around?

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The Socceroos’ affinity with Newcastle

It is often regarded as the cradle of football in Australia. The oldest clubs in Australia reside there, and some of them have histories longer than the biggest European clubs.

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Asian Cup 2015: Australia’s assault rolls on

By John Davidson, 28 Jan 2015
Asian Cup 2015: Australia’s assault rolls on

Australia is through to the Asian Cup final against South Korea after an inspired 2-0 victory over the United Arab Emirates in Newcastle.

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[VIDEO] Socceroos vs UAE highlights: 2015 Asian Cup semi-final scores, blog

The Socceroos tackle the United Arab Emirates in the semi-final of the Asian Cup tonight, with the winner destined to face South Korea in the Final next Saturday. Join The Roar from 8:00pm (AEDT) for live blog coverage.

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Australia's Tim Cahill celebrates. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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Asian Cup Logo

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Tim Cahill is not Australia's greatest ever sportsman. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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James Troisi celebrates with Melbourne Victory teammates after scoring

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Tim Cahill is not Australia's greatest ever sportsman. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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An A-League match featuring Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners

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Adelaide United Celebrate during an A-League match

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