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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

Jeronimo back to haunt Adelaide as Jets’ wait for a win finally ends

by , 20 Dec 2014 Video

Newcastle’s long wait for a first win of the A-League season is over with a late Jeronimo Neumann strike sealing a shock 2-1 success over newly-crowned FFA Cup winners Adelaide United at Hunter Stadium. The Argentine pounced in the 81st minute against his former club, sweeping home from close range after good work from David […]

Salary cap woes won’t affect Glory: Lowe

by , 20 Dec 2014

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe insists the salary cap drama surrounding the A-League club won’t distract his players, saying people over east can keep moaning as much as they like. Football Federation Australia have launched an investigation into the ladder-leading Glory after a Fairfax Media report accused them of rorting the salary cap. Perth allegedly […]

Van ‘t Schip takes tough approach

by , 20 Dec 2014

It was painful at the time but Melbourne City coach John van `t Schip says the seeds of his side’s A-League revival were sown in their 5-1 loss to Wellington Phoenix. As international marquee Robert Koren prepares to make his debut in the Melbourne derby, it’s the unveiling of a different personality that is set […]

[VIDEO] Newcastle Jets vs Adelaide United highlights: A-league scores, blog

[VIDEO] Newcastle Jets vs Adelaide United highlights: A-league scores, blog

by , 19 Dec 2014 Video

The inaugural FFA Cup winners, Adelaide United, travel to the Hunter looking to cap off a memorable week with a win against a troubled Newcastle Jets. Join The Roar from 7:40pm (AEDT) to follow the first A-League game of Round 11. The Jets continue to fly under the radar this season, but for all the […]

Unwrapping the A-League presents

Unwrapping the A-League presents

by , 19 Dec 2014

What to buy? How much to spend? Will it be useful? These are questions many of us are wrestling with at this time of year as the Christmas present transfer window edges closer to being closed. But while it’s too early to tell whether we’re successful in that endeavour, those of us who are A-League […]

A-League expert tips and predictions – Round 11

A-League expert tips and predictions – Round 11

by , 19 Dec 2014

The A-League moves into a Christmas schedule, starting with a four-pronged attack of matches this weekend. There won’t be two Sunday games, with the Wanderers vs Roar fixture scheduled for the 25th March. It’s still a Round 11 match though! On the tipping front, a Christmas-related Roar function meant that Friday wasn’t the time to […]

A-League preview and talking points: Round 11

A-League preview and talking points: Round 11

by , 19 Dec 2014

Goals galore in the Big Blue and Brisbane upset Adelaide. Round 10 of the A-League was exciting, except for Jets fans, and it’s time for Round 11 in the run-up to Christmas. Six goals were pumped in during the clash between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory as old stagers Shane Smeltz and Archie Thompson proved […]

Time to change the A-League’s import quota to “four plus one”

Time to change the A-League’s import quota to “four plus one”

by , 18 Dec 2014

While Adelaide United’s foreign contingent of Spaniards and an Argentine were impressing all in the FFA Cup final on Tuesday night, there was another game involving the A-League imports being played at Hindmarsh Stadium. According to a report on the News network, A-League club bosses held discussions with the FFA and are making ground in […]

FFA needs to campaign for additional ACL spots

FFA needs to campaign for additional ACL spots

by , 18 Dec 2014

The inaugural FFA Cup has come to a close, with Adelaide United taking home the newly minted silverware against an inform Perth Glory. Reflecting on the FFA Cup, there are many reasons to be optimistic and positive as to the direction that the A-League and football in Australia is taking. During the campaign we were […]

Glory in spotlight over salary cap woes

by , 18 Dec 2014

Perth Glory is facing the prospect of being fined or stripped of competition points if an expected FFA investigation into salary cap irregularities shows anything untoward. The FFA is set to look into Glory’s accounts after it was reported the club failed to declare player-agent fees, player accommodation allowances and motor vehicle costs in salary […]


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