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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

Melbourne City vs Adelaide United: A-league live scores, blog

Melbourne City vs Adelaide United: A-league live scores, blog

by , 31 Oct 2014

Melbourne City will say a sooner than expected goodbye to David Villa as they host an in-form Adelaide United outfit hellbent on sending the Spanish star out a loser. Join The Roar from 7:40pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary. Despite an encouraging off-season including some great recruitments, the newly named Melbourne City have started […]

A-League expert tips and predictions – Round 4

A-League expert tips and predictions – Round 4

by , 31 Oct 2014

It’s another shortened round in the A-League this weekend, and another chance for our experts to get themselves rolling in their tipping comp. So far it’s been tough doing, and this week promises to be no different. With only four games, it also gives them less room for error, with the Western Sydney Wanderers playing […]

Villa keen to farewell A-League a winner

by , 31 Oct 2014

One of many underperformers in a lopsided derby loss, David Villa wants to make a better final impression on the A-League. Melbourne City, smashed 5-2 by cross-city rivals Victory in a prime example of how the rebadged club has struggled with a new sense of expectation, face Adelaide United on Friday night in Villa’s farewell. […]

A-League preview and talking points: Round 4

A-League preview and talking points: Round 4

by , 30 Oct 2014

Brisbane fail to Roar, Victory victorious, Adelaide stay undefeated and the Jets shot down over Kiwi skies. Round 3 of the A-League dished up some juicy morsels and there should be more excitement and thrills this weekend. Here we run the rule over Round 4. Brisbane take a much-needed break, Arnie’s Sky Blues head up […]

AFL blames FFA for date row

by , 30 Oct 2014

The AFL has put the blame squarely on the FFA over a potential scheduling clash for the A-League grand final. Two of Australia’s top sporting organisations are at odds over the revelation that Etihad Stadium will be unavailable for the A-League on May 17 if Melbourne Victory or Melbourne City make the grand final. AAMI […]

Berisha injured as Glory thump Victory in FFA Cup

by , 30 Oct 2014 Video

Melbourne Victory had two men sent off and lost star striker Besart Berisha to injury during their dramatic 4-2 loss to Perth Glory in Wednesday night’s FFA Cup quarter-final showdown at nib Stadium. Former Socceroo Archie Thompson was forced to withdraw before the match due to sickness, and Victory were dealt another blow when Berisha […]

Lowy flags multi-tier, expanded A-League

Lowy flags multi-tier, expanded A-League

by , 29 Oct 2014

Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy says it’s only a matter of time until the A-League expands to a 12-team competition and adopts a system of promotion and relegation. The 84-year-old flagged the changes in a television interview aired on Wednesday. In particular, he said the introduction of a multi-tier model was all but inevitable. […]

Wanderers’ Santalab racing the clock over injured shoulder

by , 29 Oct 2014

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic admits Brendon Santalab’s dislocated shoulder is still touch and go days out from the second leg of the team’s Asian Champions League decider. The Wanderers flew out of Sydney on Tuesday night ahead of their historic clash against Al-Hilal in Riyadh – just three days after Santalab suffered the […]

Arnie’s inside info to boost Sydney FC against Mariners

by , 29 Oct 2014

Sydney players are confident coach Graham Arnold’s inside knowledge of Central Coast will help the pacesetting A-League side to break another bogey this week. Arnold will coach for the first time in a competitive game against the club he famously led to the 2012-13 A-League title when the two teams meet on Sunday. Coming off […]

A-League Round 3 wrap: Brisbane lose their Roar, Blue Skies ahead and Phoenix flying

A-League Round 3 wrap: Brisbane lose their Roar, Blue Skies ahead and Phoenix flying

by , 28 Oct 2014

Brisbane Roar have recorded not only their worst start to an A-League season but equalled North Queensland Fury’s similar start, after not recording a single point from their first three fixtures. After the Roar’s third straight loss, rumours have begun to circulate of disharmony between the playing group and coach Mike Mulvey. WATCH THE LATEST […]


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