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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

Wanderers, Mullen part ways in A-League

by , 31 Jan 2015

Western Sydney and defender Daniel Mullen parted ways on Friday by mutual consent and with immediate effect. Mullen made nine appearances for the Wanderers, including the Asian Champions League final win, after signing in February 2014 with the A-League outfit. Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas thanked Mullen for his contribution over the past 12 months. “Daniel […]

A-League Round 15 Preview Panel

by , 30 Jan 2015

Preview of A-League Round 15 matches (all times AEDT). SUNDAY, Feb 1 Melbourne City v Western Sydney Wanderers at AAMI Park 5pm Head to Head: City 0 Wanderers 5 Draw 1 Last clash: Round 27 2013-2014 – Wanderers 3 bt City 2 at AAMI Park Tab Sportsbet: City $2 Wanderers $3.50 Draw $3.40 Melbourne City […]

Mariners skipper Hutchinson to retire

Mariners skipper Hutchinson to retire

by , 29 Jan 2015

Central Coast Mariners skipper John Hutchinson will retire at the end of the A-League season. The 35-year-old Mariners foundation player, who’s appeared more than 250 times for the club, made the announcement on Thursday. He captained the club to their maiden A-League championship in 2012/13. “All good things must come to an end, and I […]

Newcastle Jets being destroyed by one man’s Tinklering

Newcastle Jets being destroyed by one man’s Tinklering

by , 29 Jan 2015 Video

As more than 20,000 Novocastrians crowded into Hunter Stadium to watch Newcastle’s biggest moment in world sport on Tuesday night, little did they know that their beloved Newcastle Jets were being dragged into further turmoil. It started with a mini-revolt in the morning, as the club’s players confronted manager Phil Stubbins with a vote of […]

Who’ll save the Newcastle Jets?

Who’ll save the Newcastle Jets?

by , 29 Jan 2015 Video

A record defeat, player unrest, assistants sacked and a club in crisis. How can the Newcastle Jets be turned around? The same time as the Hunter hosted its biggest ever game of football – the Socceroos’ historic 2-0 Asian Cup semi-final win over the UAE – the crap is hitting the fan at the Jets. […]

Tinkler swings axe through Newcastle Jets coaching staff

by , 29 Jan 2015 Video

Owner Nathan Tinkler has swung the axe at the crisis-stricken Newcastle Jets, sacking three of the A-League club’s coaching staff. Assistant coach Clayton Zane, goalkeeping coach Neil Young and strength and conditioning coach Andrew Packer were all told on Wednesday afternoon their services were no longer required. The removal of Zane, a favourite amongst the […]

Official: Tinkler sacks Jets captain Jaliens, Carney, Griffiths,  Celeski, Madaschi

Official: Tinkler sacks Jets captain Jaliens, Carney, Griffiths, Celeski, Madaschi

by , 28 Jan 2015 Video

Newcastle Jets owner and recently installed Chairman Nathan Tinkler has sensationally sacked five senior Newcastle Jets players following a disastrous 7-0 loss to Adelaide United and growing player discontent. The Jets confirmed tonight that David Carney, Billy Celeski, Joel Griffiths, Kew Jaliens and Adrian Madaschi have all been terminated – with Carney explicitly listed as […]

Lowe in awe of Glory’s fighting spirit

by , 27 Jan 2015

It’s not often Kenny Lowe is lost for words, but even the Perth Glory coach is trying to find new terms to describe his team’s fighting qualities. A-League leaders Glory scored twice in the last 12 minutes on Sunday to salvage a 3-3 draw against fellow title contenders Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium and maintain […]

Glory salvage draw with two late goals

by , 26 Jan 2015

A-League leaders Perth Glory scored two goals in the last 12 minutes to salvage an entertaining 3-3 draw against Melbourne Victory on Sunday. Victory were 3-1 up through strikes by Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Besart Berisha and Kosta Barbarouses but Rostyn Griffiths grabbed a goal back and substitute Jamie Maclaren equalised with two minutes left to […]

Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

by , 25 Jan 2015

Round 15 of the A-League sees first placed Perth Glory host third placed Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium. Join us on The Roar from 8:00pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary. Top of the table Perth Glory will be looking to get back to their winning ways against a motivated Melbourne Victory side. Coming off […]


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