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Perth Glory’s hopes of title success have been dealt an unexpected blow, with star signing Chris Herd performing a major backflip by opting out of his contract with the A-League club.

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An early Juventus blitz has given the Italian champions a winning end to their tour of Australia, defeating Tottenham 2-1 at the MCG.

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EPL free signings may make the biggest splash

As we dab at our watering eyes, blinking and squinting as a cavalcade of €30 million-plus transfer fees scorch the retinas, there is much more frugal – and perhaps more handsome – business being conducted this off-season.

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Adelaide United has joined a host of A-League clubs on the hunt for a new line-leading striker with Bruce Djite set for an imminent transfer to South Korea.

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Is anyone really surprised when no one shows up for friendlies?

Sports fans in Australia are no mugs. That probably explains why there were more than 75,000 empty seats at the MCG on Saturday night.

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Melbourne Victory overcome wondergoal to down Juventus at MCG

Melbourne Victory has claimed an upset International Champions Cup win, downing Italian champions Juventus after a penalty shoot-out.

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Melbourne Victory have granted a compassionate release to A-League goalkeeper Danny Vukovic, who is relocating to Sydney FC so he can care for his sick child in his hometown.

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Why the Bullets could be bad news for Brisbane Roar

Here is some free advice for Brisbane Roar. The Brisbane Bullets are back, and they’re ready to cannibalise your support.

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Italian champions Juventus have spared 13 players the trip to Australia for the International Champions Cup following their European Championship exploits. Italy skipper Gianluigi Buffon and France midfielder Paul Pogba are among those given an extended break by the Serie A giants, thus missing their two Melbourne dates this month. It means Argentina striker Paulo […]

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Stellas and ciggies: RBB members show how hard and scary they are

Australia’s most controversial fan group, the Western Sydney Wanderers-supporting Red and Black Bloc, have taken aim at their A-League enemies in a provocative video clip.

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John Terry to remain Chelsea captain

Long-serving defender John Terry will remain Chelsea’s captain in the coming season, new manager Antonio Conte said on Thursday at his first news conference since joining the Premier League club.

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FFA drafts in Greg O’Rourke as new A-League boss

Australia’s premier football competition has a new boss, with the FFA announcing Greg O’Rourke will take over as the head of the A-League.

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Arsenal’s tour of Sydney four decades in the making

As is the new custom in Australia, an English heavyweight is coming to our shores next winter, 2017. Last time it was Chelsea, this time it’s Arsenal, who will put on a two-game feast for Sydney football fans for the first time in 40 years.

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People might not like Ronaldo, but they love talking about him

Cristiano Ronaldo might get a lot of people offside so to speak with his ways both on and off the pitch, but new statistics released by Facebook show there is no denying just how much he is talked about, whether it is positive or critical.

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Josh Brillante has sealed his A-League homecoming, signing a three-year deal with Sydney FC.

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Euro 2016: The best and the worst

As Portugal successfully ground out an entire tournament from start to finish, and Cristiano Ronaldo departed the final match prone and in tears, the last four weeks seem to fade into a carousel of moments.

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Real Madrid

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France Euro 2016 Football

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Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Football Euro 2016

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Dimitri Payet France Euro 2016 Football

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Real Madrid

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The Roar of the crowd

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Arsene Wenger needs to show leadership and make Calum Chambers his skipper

Arsenal’s captain curse has continued. First, fans had to endure the pain of Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie leaving in the prime of their careers.

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Is the schedule of modern day football too hectic?

By Jake Rosengarten, 29 Jul 2016
Is the schedule of modern day football too hectic?

Between the regular club season, cup football, continental campaigns and international fixtures and major tournaments, when do football stars get a rest?

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Do injuries affect team performance?

By Mick Hughes, 28 Jul 2016
Do injuries affect team performance?

Last week I spoke about individual performances in team sports following ACL reconstruction.

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Will the A-League soon revolve around China?

By Nicholas De Pasquale, 27 Jul 2016
Will the A-League soon revolve around China?

Inside the next ten years Asian investment will drive world football.

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Brexit – bringing change to your football code

With the referendum in the United Kingdom to leave the EU now a month old, now is a good time to speculate the possible effects on various football codes.

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What the A-League needs to bring to the table in 2016-17

With just over two months until the start of the twelfth A-League season it might be time to think about the things that could make it one of the best ever.

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Juve clash shows how far Victory have come

By Luke Gaskett, 26 Jul 2016
Juve clash shows how far Victory have come

A lot has been said about Melbourne’s 1-1 (4-3) victory against mighty Juventus’ mostly youth contingent and there’s a lot of contrasting opinions floating around about the significance of the win.

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Manchester United vs Manchester City: ICC live scores, blog

The International Champions Cup continues with a marquee match-up as Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United faces off against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 9:30pm (AEST).

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Brad Smith on the verge of Bournemouth switch

Liverpool left-back Brad Smith looks set to join fellow Premier League side AFC Bournemouth in a reported £6 million ($10.5 million) deal.

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The EPL new boys: Welcome to the big stage

The English Premier League back three former EPL clubs to the fold, and they’ll be fighting hard for every win this season. Who are they, and what can we expect?

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Memories of two tournaments: Euro 2016 and Copa America

The end of the UEFA 2016 European Championships in France has taken the zing out life for millions of football aficionados all over the world.

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The ongoing woes of England football

Fifty years ago this month (30th July 1966) England won its only FIFA World Cup.

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Will Cristiano Ronaldo come back the same player?

As the dust settles on what was an incredible Euro 2016 football tournament, one of the biggest news stories to come out of it (apart from England being knocked out by lowly Iceland) was the knee injury to Portuguese and Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Just like Iceland, let’s do our own thing

By Stuart Thomas, 20 Jul 2016
Just like Iceland, let’s do our own thing

If you saw the coming home celebrations of the Icelandic Football team you were probably smiling from ear to ear just as I was.

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Looking up: The A-League’s fortunes are turning around

If the last one was the off-season of discontent, then this offseason is the off-season of hope.

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Ambitious A-League predictions: Archie to …where?!

If anyone predicted the onslaught of footballing upsets this season, they’re either lying or have travelled through time Back to the Future style to witness something that hasn’t been seen since it was so great.

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Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

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Demba Ba breaks leg

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Melbourne Victory Kevin Muscat

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Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo

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Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Football Euro 2016

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Roy Hodgson England Football Euro 2016

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