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Vince Rugari

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Vince Rugari is an Adelaide-born journalist who cut his teeth on the sporting graveyard that is the Gold Coast. He fancies the round ball and the Sherrin, and used to be a handy leg-spin bowler before injury curtailed a baggy green push. He is a Port Adelaide fan by birth, as painful as that has been recently. He's now sports editor of The Area News in Griffith, NSW.

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Oi Patrick! I wrote this!

Brad Thorn could play for the Reds next year

I don’t want comments, but The Roar are free to publish my AAP stories as they like. This is a news piece I have produced for our wire service, not The Roar regulars. Sorry if you can’t find the newsworthiness in it.

For record pay is due on 15th of every month, but money was supposed to be in bank accounts yesterday, seeing as the 15th is a Saturday.

Pressure mounts on FFA to take over Roar

I think in tandem with all the other news coming out of this club, Fuss, we can safely say this is a concern.

Roar in grind as A-League sponsor plunges

OK, but I was never referring to any other story by using the term “multiple sources” – that refers to MY sources.

FFA: We are not taking over Brisbane Roar

I was told by two separate people with knowledge of the situation that was going to be the case. I was not referring to any other story.

FFA: We are not taking over Brisbane Roar

No Waz, it was multiple sources

FFA: We are not taking over Brisbane Roar

We’re looking very good Rosey but I’ve been hurt before. Felt the same way from 2001-2003. But unlike Choco, there’s something about Hinkley’s rhetoric as you highlighted above that suggests to me he will not allow this team to underperform.

The best part is we’ve only just opened our premiership window, in fact it’s probably not fully open yet – and looking at the age profile of our list it will be open for a while yet. Exciting times. However, Hawthorn and Sydney will still take some beating.

Rosey's 2015 AFL preview: Port Adelaide

Don’t rate Heppell in there either, Rosey. Swap him for Gray and I’m a happy man. I’d even have Hartlett ahead of Heppell, but as you know very well, I am shamelessly biased.

The Roar's top 50 AFL players: 1-10

Ha!

A-League expert tips and predictions – Round 4

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A-League expert tips and predictions – Round 4

GAME OVER. 3-2 SYDNEY.

What a game!

Your thoughts? For me, that’s a great win for Sydney – nothing like coming from two down at home to beat your derby rivals, particularly when there’s a red card involved. That had it all. Let’s hope next week’s Melbourne derby – and the ACL final – can give us the same sort of buzz.

Cheers for joining me, catch you next time.

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

And by that I mean, the Wanderers know they’re cooked with nine on the park.

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

90+2′ – Sydney FC 3-2 Western Sydney Wanderers

Nearly done. Five minutes of stoppage time, and we’re halfway through it. Pretty much everyone would be happy if KGJ blew the whistle right now.

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

90” – Sydney FC 3-2 Western Sydney Wanderers

Simon Hill advises that Brendon Santalab has limped off with injury – and WSW have made all three subs! That means they’ll play this game out with nine players, so the cue is pretty much in the rack right now

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

86′ – Sydney FC 3-2 Western Sydney Wanderers

Less than five minutes to go now and it’s looking like Sydney will lock this one away. Can you believe the Wanderers have leaked seven goals in the last two games? Two losses in a row too – a bad start to what will probably be the tightest A-League season on record.

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Mark Rudan has called it – best Sydney derby yet. Hard to argue. But is there another twist in the tale? Eight minutes to go, and Gamiero is subbed OFF – ON comes Ali Abbas, and you know he’ll give everything he’s got in these final minutes. 3-2 Sydney.

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HE’S DONE IT THIS TIME! BROSQUE MAKES IT 3-2 SYDNEY!

What a moment…was that Gersbach with the chest to control the ball in? Not sure – actually, he had the ball in, and Gamiero was the recipient. He showed great vision to find Brosque with a little poke, and the new skipper made no mistake – firing in what looks like the winner in front of the home end. Fans running onto the field to celebrate with him has well!

80 minutes gone, 3-2 Sydney… and of course, it’s Poznan time for the RBB, regardless of the fact they just conceded.

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

78′ – Sydney FC 2-2 Western Sydney Wanderers

NEARLY! A glancing header from Brosque, after a cross from the right from Ryall, flies just wide of the left post and a stationary Covic, who probably would have struggled to keep it out if it was on target.

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

41,213 in the house tonight. Great turnout on the back of 30k last night in Radelaide.

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Another change for Western Sydney – Brendan Hammil OFF, Kwabena Appiah ON. 15 minutes to go, 2-2.

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

74′ – Sydney FC 2-2 Western Sydney Wanderers

Sydney still turning the screws, from corners and second phases and whatnot, but the Wanderers are standing firm. There’s a winner to come, surely…

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Wanderers now making a change – and Romeo Castelen, who has been great, is sacrificed for Shannon Cole. Personally I’d have yanked Mark Bridge… 72 minutes gone, 2-2.

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Mate I thought that was a red every day of the week and twice on Sundays, but that’s just me

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Fantastic stuff

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

WOW. STRAIGHT RED VITOR SABA.

A nasty tackle on Terry Antonis and the ref didn’t think twice about it. That is a huge moment. Massive. WSW now down to 10 men, can they hold on?

[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog