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A-League

A-LeagueThe A-League is Australia’s premier national football competition, having replaced the defunct NSL in 2004. Kicking off its inaugural season in 2005-06, the A-League currently features ten teams from Australia and one from New Zealand. The Brisbane Roar are the defending champions after defeating the Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 in extra time in the 2014 grand final. The A-League reaches its 10th season in 2014/15.

The A-League commenced its ninth season in October 2013 with the league scaled back to ten teams after the removal of North Queensland Fury, two years after expansion saw both the Fury and Gold Coast United enter the A-League, and Melbourne Heart following the year after. Melbourne Heart have since been renamed Melbourne City after their takeover by the owners of English Premier League club Manchester City. The Western Sydney Wanderers were the latest team to be added to the league, in 2012/13. In what was one of the sporting stories of the Summer, the Wanderers captured the premiership plate in their first attempt.

Previous winners of the A-League include Sydney (twice), Melbourne Victory (twice), Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar (three times). Currently, the two highest-ranked teams gain entry into the group phase of the Asian Champions League.

2014/15 A-League fixture and draw

A League Articles

A-League expert tips and predictions – Round 8

A-League expert tips and predictions – Round 8

by , 28 Nov 2014

The tipsters have settled into a rhythm, and once again we bring you tips and predictions from the best* in the business for Round 8 of the A-League. It should be a cracking round, with Victory and Adelaide coming up against each other in what should be a titanic struggle. There is also a replay […]

A-League Round 7 wrap: The coaching merry-go-round starts

A-League Round 7 wrap: The coaching merry-go-round starts

by , 28 Nov 2014

Each season we predict and wait. Who will be the first coach to go? No sane person would have predicted it to be Mike Mulvey – but if you did then please inform us as to who will be the premiership winner and grand final champion. With the coaching merry-go-round starting, Round 7 saw horrible […]

Why the Sydney Derby will become the city’s premier sporting event

Why the Sydney Derby will become the city’s premier sporting event

by , 28 Nov 2014

As we prepare for another instalment of the Sydney Derby, it’s an appropriate time to reflect on what the derby has meant for football in Sydney and why it will become the city’s premier sporting event in the years to come. It’s hard to believe that this fixture did not exist just over two years […]

A-League preview and talking points: Round 8

A-League preview and talking points: Round 8

by , 28 Nov 2014

Mike Mulvey axed and trouble on the Coast. Round 7 of the A-League was one to savour, with Brisbane certainly setting the tongues wagging, and we take a look a look at the new round ahead. The Roar made a huge decision forcing their double-winning coach out, to the surprise of most, while Victory, Sydney […]

A-League Round 8 preview panel

by , 28 Nov 2014

Preview of A-League Round 8 matches (all times AEDT): Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United at AAMI Park 7.40pm Head to Head: Melbourne Victory 15 Adelaide United 10 drawn 6 Last clash: Round 2 2014-2015 – Adelaide United 1 drew Melbourne Victory 1 at Adelaide Oval Tab Sportsbet: Melbourne Victory $2.20 Adelaide United $3.10 Draw $3.40 […]

Wanderers wins will come soon, says Popovic

by , 26 Nov 2014

Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has warned Sydney FC his Wanderers side are not far away from a first A-League win of the season ahead of Saturday’s derby clash. The high-flying Sky Blues have yet to taste defeat since the arrival of Graham Arnold and came from behind to win the round two clash between […]

Brosque says FC are wary of lowly Wanderers

by , 26 Nov 2014

Sydney FC skipper Alex Brosque believes Western Sydney are in a false position at the foot of the A-League table ahead of Saturday’s big derby clash at Pirtek Stadium. Brosque’s side are unbeaten this season under the leadership of coach Graham Arnold and beat the Wanderers 3-2 in round two, having came from 2-0 down. […]

Frans Thijssen’s mighty challenge to steady Brisbane Roar

Frans Thijssen’s mighty challenge to steady Brisbane Roar

by , 25 Nov 2014 Video

Stability never has been a trademark of the A-League. This season even more so. Take your pick from the bunch: the farce of Jonny Steele’s short lived Newcastle stay, Western Sydney remaining winless after six games, a cacophony of on and off-field problems in Gosford and David Villa’s premature exit to name a few. The […]

Mariners’ predicament represents new era of A-League expansion

Mariners’ predicament represents new era of A-League expansion

by , 25 Nov 2014

The A-League’s tenth season has started rather uncharacteristically, with a distinct gap between the top four and bottom six consolidating as the season unfolds. The current top four were part of season one and are each from different capital cities: Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. The unpredictable nature of the A-League means it could well […]

Glory wary of unpredictable Roar

by , 25 Nov 2014 Video

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe says his side won’t get distracted by Brisbane’s off-field woes heading into Saturday night’s A-League clash at Suncorp Stadium. The Roar dropped a bombshell on Sunday when they sacked coach Mike Mulvey just six months after he led the team to the title. Former Dutch international Frans Thijssen has been […]


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