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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

Give him a break! Why Marc Janko is worth more than he seems

Give him a break! Why Marc Janko is worth more than he seems

by , 1 Aug 2014

“Marc Who?” Really, Fox? You guys as well? That’s a bit ridiculous. Having been announced as Sydney’s marquee for the 2014/15 A-League season, Austrian captain, Marc Janko has been in for criticism from Sydney FC and rival fans alike. Some have suggested that he is an unfit replacement for the retiring Alessandro Del Piero, pointing […]

Janko fills Del Piero’s boots at Sydney FC

by , 1 Aug 2014

Sydney FC’s new marquee signing only heard of the A-League when Alessandro Del Piero was lured to Australia. Marc Janko, Austria’s 31-year-old captain and striker, was named on Thursday to replace the Italian superstar following his two-season stay in the harbour city. Del Piero provided a huge boost for the Sky Blues and the A-League, […]

Sydney FC unveil marquee Marc Janko for 2014/15 A-League season

Sydney FC unveil marquee Marc Janko for 2014/15 A-League season

by , 31 Jul 2014

Austrian captain Marc Janko has been named as Sydney FC’s international marquee signing and Alessandro del Piero’s replacement for this A-League season. Janko’s A-League deal is for the 2014/15 A-League season, and will wear the 21 shirt, as it is his lucky number. The 31-year-old striker has played for Red Bull Salzburg, FC Twente, FC […]

FFA Cup embraces football’s family

by , 31 Jul 2014

We had waited long enough, and finally it arrived. The FFA Cup Round of 32 got underway on Tuesday night. Clubs across the country competed in state knockout competitions to reach the round of 32 of the FFA Cup. It would bring together local federation clubs and A-League clubs for the first time since Australia’s […]

FFA Cup’s outstanding opening night shows potential of a connected football

FFA Cup’s outstanding opening night shows potential of a connected football

by , 30 Jul 2014

Great crowds, atmosphere, play, goals and coverage, mixed with send-offs, penalties and interest aplenty. As far as opening nights go, the FFA Cup’s introduction to Australia could hardly have gone better. With two of the opening four matches going into extra time, one to penalties, this was a tight and tense opening night, sprinkled with […]

Upsets, shootouts, crowds: The FFA Cup roars to life

by , 30 Jul 2014

Although the promotion for the opening night of round of 32 fixtures for the inaugural FFA Cup was nothing to write home about, the games themselves – all of which contained semi-pro state teams – certainly was. In a quick rundown of the non-televised contests, Sydney Olympic won the all NSW Premier League derby over […]

Sydney FC should avoid signing a high-profile marquee

Sydney FC should avoid signing a high-profile marquee

by , 29 Jul 2014

Graham Arnold’s revolution at Sydney FC is almost ready to begin. The A-League winning coach has cut free the deadwood, made some impressive signings and pre-season is well underway. There’s just the small matter of a second marquee signing. After Frank Farina was dumped following uninspiring performances, poor results and fan unrest, Arnold was parachuted […]

The FFA Cup: It’s real, and it’s spectacular

The FFA Cup: It’s real, and it’s spectacular

by , 29 Jul 2014

Football is such a political game in Australia that sometimes, supporters forget to stop and smell the roses. Tonight, they will be in full bloom. The FFA Cup begins this evening with four games in four cities. Eight teams, semi-professional at best, full of players you’ve never heard of, battling it out at very humble […]

Semi-professional, fully committed: The FFA Cup could be won by an outsider

Semi-professional, fully committed: The FFA Cup could be won by an outsider

by , 29 Jul 2014

With the FFA Cup set to kick off tonight, fans will flock to support their local teams at suburban grounds, while thousands more will set up camp in their living rooms to watch live on Fox Sports. There will be many pessimists who claim the cup is a waste of time and that the best […]

FFA Cup another giant leap for football in Australia

FFA Cup another giant leap for football in Australia

by , 29 Jul 2014

The day is nigh. Another chapter is being written in the increasingly busy book of Australian football. Much of the hype surrounding the FFA Cup has been built on the success of the FA Cup in England, but we’ve a vastly different product down here. 22 non-professional teams will be vying for their share of […]


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