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Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has selected 12 Australian-based players to participate in a training camp ahead of next month’s crucial 2014 World Cup Qualifiers.
They’re shouting it from the rooftops now – four-time national champions South Melbourne want in the A-League. Make no mistake, this is a huge moment in Australian football.
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One day A-League fans will know the pain of relegation, which seems to be a curious obsession of the oft-bewildering Asian Football Confederation.
Glory midfielder Steven McGarry has re-signed with Perth for another season, while the son of new coach Alistair Edwards has also penned a deal with the A-League club.
Guangzhou Evergrande’s highest-paid player earns more in two months than Central Coast pay their entire team for a whole year.
Melbourne Heart have rejected a takeover offer from former NSL heavyweights South Melbourne, with the current owners not prepared to sell a controlling share of the A-League club.
Western Sydney Wanderers have released three players from their losing grand final side as they look ahead to next season’s A-League and Asian Champions League campaigns.
Former Barcelona academy mentor Josep Gombau has been appointed Adelaide United coach for the next two seasons, the A-League club announced on Tuesday.
The Central Coast Mariners prolonged their historic season by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday, scraping into the knock-out stages of the Asian Champions League for the first time despite a 3-0 defeat against Kashiwa Reysol.
It’s been largely ignored or forgotten about, but this month marks ten years since the publication of the Crawford Report, which set football in this country in a fundamentally new direction.
Socceroos star Robbie Kruse is reportedly set for a switch to Champions League-bound German heavyweights Bayer Leverkusen.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has singled out Australian import Tom Rogic for praise, despite the champion Scottish side’s 3-1 loss to Motherwell at Fir Park on Sunday.
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Why are there not more transfers between Major League Soccer and Australia’s A-League? That question has reverberated across the Pacific Ocean in recent years, as the two leagues have increasingly been compared in favourable terms.
The new CEO of the FFA, David Gallop, proudly announced earlier this year that FFA staff and officials were working out the details of an FFA Cup, scheduled to begin in just 12 months.
The decade of speculation is over. Sir Alex Ferguson will retire after 1500 games in charge at Manchester United at the end of the 2012/13 English Premier season, and he will go down in sporting legend as not only the most successful manager ever involved in British football, but as the greatest coach in history.
“This is the greatest moment of my life and I’m struggling to take it all in. I haven’t said anything to my players yet. I’ve just hugged and kissed them. I’ve slobbered all over them.” – Sir Alex Ferguson after the treble winning season of 1999.
It’s arguably the last ‘big’ game of the season in the English Premier League as Chelsea host Tottenham in a game with massive implications – join us from 4.45am AEST for live scores and commentary of all the action.
Roberto Mancini’s position as Manchester City manager will be reviewed at the end of this season, even if the club wins the FA Cup final this weekend.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, any followers of the A-League will not have failed to notice the controversial issue of the day – the concept of a consortium representing former NSL powerhouse South Melbourne FC making a $3.5 million bid to at least buy into (if not all of) Melbourne Hearts’ shares, with [...]
Joe Gorman’s excellent article on South Melbourne’s attempts to buy into the A-League via the Melbourne Heart have raised some fascinating and spirited discussion on the legacy the National Soccer League (NSL).
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Last week I gave an analysis of the long-term stats of A-League teams and, based on comments, figured it was worth providing a few more numbers and figures on our association code.
The top 35 players have now been selected for the inaugural A-League All Stars match. Over 30,000 votes were cast by fans who were able to choose from all 10 A-League teams in picking a squad of 15.
Only one month to go until June’s three vital World Cup qualifiers for the Socceroos and already my fingernails are down to stubs.
Barcelona was dealt a crushing 7-0 aggregate defeat in the semi-finals in the UEFA Champions League, after being thoroughly outplayed by a disciplined Bayern Munich outfit last week.