Posts Tagged "A-League"

As managers sweat and pour over tactical systems, wearing erasers into nubs, and wander through the endless grind of team-building, the gaffers that have a stud to build around must always feel grateful they have a shiny pile to grip onto.

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Key defender Rhyan Grant is suspended for Thursday’s A-League blockbuster with Melbourne Victory but Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold refuses to be rattled by his Big Blue selection conundrum.

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Sydney FC have a chance to increase their lead to possibly eight points atop of the A-League table at Allianz Stadium on Friday, as they welcome stuttering stragglers Adelaide United. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage, starting from 7:50pm AEDT.

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Last night’s AAMI Park contest was hardly an even fight, so is it once again time to talk about A-League refereeing standards?

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With the match poised at 1-1, the A-League’s bottom team were jutting out their jaws, snorting in defiance of a conclusion that had, not long earlier, seemed inevitable.

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Somewhere along the line, the football powers at be felt it would be wise to create the role of the fourth official. Near as I can tell it was officially implemented in 1991.

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Channel Ten are reportedly in negotiations with Fox Sports to secure the free-to-air A-League broadcast rights for the next six seasons.

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Tim Cahill has headed Melbourne City to much-needed A-League win, dismissing the challenge of 10-man Central Coast with a 2-1 result at AAMI Park.

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Melbourne City have underperformed in the A-League and need a win against the Central Coast Mariners to stay in the hunt for a top-two finish. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.50pm (AEDT).

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The football just keeps on coming this season – not long after the Phoenix sprung a surprise 3-0 win over the Victory, we’re back with another edition of A-League expert tips and predictions.

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Perth won’t appeal the two-game A-League ban handed to captain Rostyn Griffiths over his second-half brain snap in Newcastle.

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Saturday night’s 0-0 stalemate in the Sydney Derby was the Western Sydney Wanderers’ first clean sheet of the season, which was the biggest positive from the match for coach Tony Popovic.

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The FFA has detailed proposed changes to the A-League’s rules regarding foreign player quotas. The plan, expected to be further examined over the next few seasons, is set to be tentatively introduced in time for the 2018-19 season.

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Adelaide United chairman Greg Griffin has slammed Football Federation Australia (FFA) over its intention to make Asian players a compulsory feature of the A-League’s foreign contingent.

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The Sydney derby was nothing to write home about, but that won’t stop the keyboard warriors from bashing away furiously about how their sport is supposedly better.

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For some, the notion of having a limit as to how much a club can pay its players seems counter productive. It’s a ceiling stopping teams from reaching their true potential.

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Asian players will be a compulsory feature of the A-League’s foreign contingent from 2018-19, Football Federation Australia (FFA) has confirmed.

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Danish midfielder Thomas Kristensen will stay in the A-League for another two seasons after signing a contract extension with Brisbane Roar.

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Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has issued a warning to chasing A-League rivals Melbourne Victory, declaring “we’ll just beat them” on Australia Day.

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Newcastle and Perth remain in the A-League’s top six after playing out a 2-2 draw marred by a controversial penalty and late red card to Rostyn Griffiths.

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