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Australia Day, 2014 and the Melbourne Victory are in crisis. If losing 5-0 in Wellington the week before was not bad enough, they had just suffered the indignity of being walloped 5-0 again – this time by rivals Sydney FC on their own turf.

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While professional football has always been a costly hobby for the wealthy and a vehicle to get rich quick, it is really since the Sky era was ushered in that the unquenchable thirst for riches was truly unleashed.

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I do hope Ivan Gazidis and the Arsenal board have taken note of how the whole David Moyes and Manchester United relationship worked out, as it provides two valuable lessons about how they should handle the end of Arsene Wenger’s tenure as the Gunners’ manager.

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The teams set to play this weekend’s A-League semi-finals are the same four that played last year’s semis, when the Wanderers vanquished the Roar 2-0 to progress to the final, and Central Coast defeated Victory 1-nil. The Mariners would go on to be crowned the A-League Champions for the 2012-13 season with a 2-0 victory.

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Being runaway A-League ladder leaders was “boring”, according to Brisbane playmaker Thomas Broich.

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Central Coast remain optimistic of success in Saturday’s do-or-die A-League semi-final against Western Sydney Wanderers.

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After a six-and-a-half months of the A-League campaign we’re down to the last four. These four sides compete in a straight knockout to decide who contests the 2014 grand final.

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The Roar has you covered for A-League team announcements, as well as all the ins and outs for the second week of the finals.

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It’s time Sydney FC made good on their promise to become one of Asia’s biggest clubs. If ever the Sky Blues are to become a serious force, they cannot afford to get another coaching appointment wrong.

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So the David Moyes experiment has ended in a childish and embarrassing way. This has been the case with any news coming out of Manchester United this season.

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The arguments that AFL is turning into a different sport are hardly new. There has been the debate that AFL is turning into rugby, and before that it was supposed to be basketball.

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The manner in which David Moyes was sacked is another glaring example of how far Manchester United has fallen.

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The little club that won’t go away has arrived in Japan for Match Day 6 of their 2014 Asian Champions League tilt.

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David Moyes says he is “proud” to have managed Manchester United, but has added that he understood the “frustration” that had led to his dismissal.

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In the months of March, April and early May, Australia’s four football codes are in full swing. Super Rugby, NRL and AFL have commenced their seasons, while the A-League heads towards the end of their competition.

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It was the biggest win by an Australian team in Asian Champions League (ACL) history and Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic is hoping the glut of goals continues in their A-League semi-final against the Central Coast.

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Mark Schwarzer has been suddenly thrust into the limelight of some of Europe’s biggest football matches but Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says there’ll be no call for a World Cup rethink.

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Ange Postecoglou believes Western Sydney’s rotation policy might just be what gives the side the edge in the A-League semi-finals.

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Now Sydney FC have sacked coach Frank Farina, a decision on the future of star skipper Alessandro Del Piero must be soon to follow.

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Central Coast Mariners have been eliminated from the Asian Champions League following a 1-0 loss to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Japan.

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