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Eddie McGuire once described the western suburbs of Sydney as the “land of the falafel”, so it was ironic to find the AFL’s latest leader, Gillon McLachlan, in Auburn earlier this week,  begging us falafel-eaters to bite into his GWS Giants.

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Brisbane fail to Roar, Victory victorious, Adelaide stay undefeated and the Jets shot down over Kiwi skies. Round 3 of the A-League dished up some juicy morsels and there should be more excitement and thrills this weekend.

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On the cusp of Asian triumph, I would like to dedicate an article to one of Western Sydney Wanderers’ forgotten heroes, midfielder Mark Bridge.

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It would of course seem churlish or just plain daft to dream of criticising Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea team right now.

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It should be obvious from my profile photo that AFL is my passion, but this isn’t one of those annoying “my code is better than your code” contests.

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Leading European clubs want FIFA to hold the Qatar World Cup in April 2022, Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a British newspaper interview published on Wednesday.

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Their supporters may be thin on the ground in Riyadh but the Western Sydney Wanderers should get plenty of love from home with up to 2000 fans expected to cheer on their historic Asian Cup title bid in Parramatta.

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The AFL has put the blame squarely on the FFA over a potential scheduling clash for the A-League grand final.

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After a compelling season where Los Blancos went on to claim their record 10th Champions League trophy, Real Madrid are now being primed for yet another assault on Europe’s premier competition.

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Bentleigh Greens are the lone semi-professional club through to the FFA Cup semi-finals after ending the run of former NSL champions Adelaide City on Wednesday night.

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Melbourne Victory had two men sent off and lost star striker Besart Berisha to injury during their dramatic 4-2 loss to Perth Glory in Wednesday night’s FFA Cup quarter-final showdown at nib Stadium.

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MATCH RESULT: Perth Glory marched past A-League title-favourites Melbourne Victory 4-2 on Wednesday evening to secure their place in the semi-finals of the FFA Cup.

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MATCH RESULT: It required extra time for a result to be decided, but it was the home side in the end, the Bentleigh Greens advancing to the FFA Cup semi-finals following a 2-1 win against Adelaide City.

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While the celebrations in Germany slowly peter out following their dominant performance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the focus of international football fans is already turning to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which has just released the logo that will brand the next instalment of the world’s most popular sporting event.

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Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy says it’s only a matter of time until the A-League expands to a 12-team competition and adopts a system of promotion and relegation.

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I was born into a family with claret-and-blue blood three generations deep, so tasting the sweet nectar of English footballing glory was always going to be an elusive privilege for me.

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Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic admits Brendon Santalab’s dislocated shoulder is still touch and go days out from the second leg of the team’s Asian Champions League decider.

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Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has heralded Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers for finding the perfect tactical system for him during the two years they worked together at Anfield.

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World football boss Sepp Blatter opposes any boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and has backed the huge preparations undertaken by President Vladimir Putin’s government for the mega event.

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Only 14 Western Sydney Wanderers fans will travel to Saudi Arabia to support their team in their historic second leg of the Asian Champions League final.

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