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Saturday marks the one year anniversary of the National Curriculum’s revised edition. There won’t be a celebration but outgoing FFA Technical Director Han Berger will leave his post comfortable with what he’s achieved.

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Twenty years ago this month, North Ryde Soccer Club almost pulled off one of the biggest upsets in cup history against NSL giants Marconi.

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There is an American sporting expression ‘offence wins games, defence wins championships’.

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Fairytales were in short supply in the FFA Cup round of 16 on Tuesday as A-League clubs Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners eased to wins over lower league opposition.

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Italian striker Ciro Immobile has scored his first goal for Borussia Dortmund as the German side produced a dominant performance to outclass Arsenal 2-0 in their Champions League opening group game in Dortmund.

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MATCH RESULT: It’s all over in Dortmund, as Arsenal lose their first game of their 17th consecutive season in the Champions League.

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Having got through their first match in the FFA Cup against South Hobart FC courtesy of penalties, Tuggeranong United face a much greater obstacle in the Round of 16 when they come up against A-League side Melbourne Victory. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:30pm (AEST).

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This past week, I corresponded with three Korean football fans on their opinions of the Wanderers and the A-League ahead of Wednesday’s AFC Champions League semi-final first leg.

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When Diego Simeone replaced Gregorio Manzano in the Atlético Madrid hot-seat at the end of 2011, no one could have foreseen the impression the former Argentinian international would have on the club.

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The EPL has concluded for another weekend, and the panel have plenty to discuss from another action-packed round.

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It was like watching a different team entirely. Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind added a couple of new names to the starting line up, but the way Manchester United beat Queens Park Rangers made it seem like a brand new team was in front of us.

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Former Socceroos great Damian Mori says his Adelaide City side are in the right frame of mind to continue their giant-killing FFA Cup run after their shock win over Asian Champions League semi-finalists Western Sydney Wanderers last month.

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Mario Balotelli has the experience required to lead the line when they return to Champions League action for the first time in five years at Anfield on Tuesday.

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MATCH RESULT: Hull City went ahead twice, but twice West Ham managed to pull level as the fourth round of English Premier League football draws to a close with a 2-2 draw.

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With the AFL and NRL finals done for another week, football takes centre stage once again across Australia. Round-ball tragics can rejoice that the magic of cup football will merge with the glamour of continental competition over the next few days.

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Jose has found his foil, his man Friday, a player who represents all the things Jose himself strives for. Few thought that Diego da Silva Costa wouldn’t survive in the Premier League, but even fewer would have anticipated him to thrive quite so effectively.

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Mesut Özil is a playmaker, a footballing wizard, an unlocker of defences. Whatever you want to call him – an enganche, a trequartista, a number 10 – he plays the part of the diminutive creator on the footballing stage.

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After a shocking season last year, Graham Arnold has regenerated Sydney FC into a powerhouse, like they were five years ago.

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Radamel Falcao made his debut as Manchester United belatedly kickstarted their season with a breezy 4-0 win at home to Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League.

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Perth Glory’s Kate Gill and Canberra United’s Michelle Heyman both kicked-off the W-League season in goalscoring form to help their respective sides to opening wins and stake an early claim for Women’s World Cup selection.

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