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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: Who’s going to the finals, and who’s missing out

A-League: Who’s going to the finals, and who’s missing out

by , 3 Mar 2015

With the A-League about two-thirds into its 10th season, the race for the premiership, as well as for a place in the finals, is starting to get interesting. It’s the closest campaign Australia has seen in the league’s fledgling history, with the top five teams separated by just four points. Either of Adelaide, Wellington, Perth, […]

Football fans call it passion, but it’s just thuggery

Football fans call it passion, but it’s just thuggery

by , 3 Mar 2015

The story that stood out the most from the weekend’s sporting action came from Sydney FC and Western Sydney’s A-League showdown on Sunday. Unfortunately it wasn’t the result of what has been heralded as a cracking game that caught my eye. Rather it was the actions of supporters, with one reported to have slapped 19-year-old […]

Evolving Australia’s football structure (Part 1)

Evolving Australia’s football structure (Part 1)

by , 3 Mar 2015

Reading through recent musings concerning A-League expansion and speculation about the opportunity for significantly increased revenue into the sport from broadcast sources, football is clearly facing some important policy decisions in the short term, and is also at a crucial point in the medium term. Taking the wider view, we are reaching the end of […]

FFA to ban fan who slapped Aaron Calver

by , 3 Mar 2015

Football Federation Australia has identified the fan who slapped Sydney FC defender Aaron Calver on the face and will issue him a multi-year ban. Calver decided not to press charges after a Western Sydney fan struck him at the conclusion of the Sky Blues’ dramatic 4-3 win at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday. The governing body […]

Antonis eager to win back starting spot

by , 2 Mar 2015

He came back from a triumphant Asian Cup campaign only to find he’d lost his Sydney FC starting spot, now Terry Antonis is determined to get it back. The 21-year-old midfielder came on as a late substitute to clinch the stunning winner for Sydney FC in their dramatic 4-3 victory over fierce rivals Western Sydney […]

Phoenix stun Victory at home

by , 2 Mar 2015

It was supposed to be a Melbourne Victory celebration, but Wellington Phoenix spoiled the party with a stunning 3-2 win at AAMI Park. Kevin Muscat’s men had the opportunity to move to the top of the table with a win in Archie Thompson’s 200th A-League appearance, but the never-say-die Phoenix had other ideas, coming from […]

[VIDEO] Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: 2015 A-League scores, blog

[VIDEO] Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: 2015 A-League scores, blog

by , 1 Mar 2015 Video

Match Result Final score: Victory 2-3 Phoenix Wellington make history as they secure a win in Melbourne over the Victory for the first time ever. They were behind twice in this contest but on the back of a superb performance from Burns, they manage to get the job done away from home. The Victory looked […]

Jets share the points with Mariners

by , 28 Feb 2015

The linesman’s decision went his team’s way but Central Coast coach Phil Moss remains a strong advocate for the introduction of technology in the A-League to assist referees. The subject was again on the table after a close call dominated discussions following the F3 derby between the Mariners and Newcastle which finished 0-0 at Hunter […]

Sydney beat Wanderers in heated derby

by , 28 Feb 2015

A Terry Antonis winner has handed a 10-man Sydney FC victory over Western Sydney in a 4-3 blockbuster derby. After going down 3-0 inside 25 minutes, the Wanderers clawed their way back into the A-League game but Sydney’s potent attack, which has scored 19 goals in the past five games, proved the difference at Parramatta […]

[VIDEO] Perth Glory vs Brisbane Roar highlights: 2015 A-league live scores, blog

[VIDEO] Perth Glory vs Brisbane Roar highlights: 2015 A-league live scores, blog

by , 28 Feb 2015 Popular article! Video

Perth Glory entertain Brisbane Roar at home on Saturday as the A-League title race hots up. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from nib Stadium from 9.30pm (AEDT). League leaders the Glory are in a bit of a slump at the moment after having drawn their past two games and going down 3-1 […]


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