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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

Adelaide United vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

Adelaide United vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

by , 26 Oct 2014

Adelaide United face a tricky assignment at home as they tackle a Perth Glory side on the rise after two straight wins. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5:00pm (AEDT). Opening wins against the Phoenix and the Roar have Perth sitting pretty on top of the A-League ladder heading into the third […]

Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores

Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores

by , 26 Oct 2014

The Newcastle Jets travel across the ditch in search of their fist win, to face a Wellington Phoenix side who are coming off a strong win. Join The Roar for live scores from 3:00pm (AEDT). Both sides caused halftime-headaches for punters last week as they took the route less-expected to come away with points. The […]

Restoring the Roar’s pride – on and off the field

Restoring the Roar’s pride – on and off the field

by , 26 Oct 2014 Video

Brisbane Roar have a new look and a new kit this year, and have bucked the trend to modernise team logos and uniforms by donning a more traditional kit. It looks to be some sort of Gaellic-symbolism, but don’t tell the FFA. Last season the Roar became the A-League’s most successful franchise, securing their third […]

Scrap the salary cap, expand and reward success

Scrap the salary cap, expand and reward success

by , 26 Oct 2014 Video

Continually improving the A-League is a must for football to even experience greater heights. After nine seasons, and on the back of a few seasons where the league seemed to be struggling financially, football has really picked up and started to take off. However, for football fans to experience further growth I feel a number […]

Remember, remember the 25th of October: Football’s coming of age

Remember, remember the 25th of October: Football’s coming of age

by , 26 Oct 2014

I just wonder if in years to come, football fans here in Australia will look back on Saturday, October 25, 2014 and say, “Yep, we got noticed that night”. In Australia’s two biggest cities, two huge club games in two different competitions drew a combined 65,000 fans into two football cauldrons. That both Parramatta Stadium […]

Inequality or mediocrity: Football’s dilemma

Inequality or mediocrity: Football’s dilemma

by , 26 Oct 2014

Is a football league measured by the quality of the those at the top or by those at the bottom? This is a key question for the future of Australian football. Should the potential super clubs of the A-League be restrained by the capacity – or lack thereof – of its weakest links? It seems […]

Josh Kennedy to join Melbourne City

by , 26 Oct 2014

Melbourne City have reportedly signed Socceroo Josh Kennedy to replace departing star David Villa. The Japan-based 32-year-old has agreed to join the A-League club on a multi-year deal, according to a News Limited report on Saturday. Kennedy’s current contract expires on December 31 and he could be available for City’s clash with Central Coast on […]

Arnold: Sydney on the rise

by , 26 Oct 2014

His marquee man produced one of the A-League’s best goals but Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is reserving most raves for the former glamour club’s improving team culture. Describing the Sky Blues as a bunch of individuals when he took over in the winter, Arnold is now presiding over a tight-knit squad which has stormed […]

Glory don’t worry us: Adelaide United

by , 26 Oct 2014

Adelaide United are wary, but not worried, about Perth’s hat-trick hero Andy Keogh or any of his Glory teammates. The Reds host the surprise A-League leaders on Sunday at Coopers Stadium. Irish import Keogh has four goals in two A-League starts, including a hat-trick against reigning champion Brisbane Roar last weekend. But Adelaide’s in-form striker […]

Berisha earns A-League derby win

by , 26 Oct 2014 Video

Melbourne Victory strikers old and new have combined for a stunning 5-2 A-League derby win over Melbourne City. Besart Berisha’s first Victory hat-trick was book-ended by goals from foundation striker Archie Thompson on Saturday night in a match to live long in the memory. In a pulsating match, the Victory came from behind twice after […]


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