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I received a text message on Monday morning, right after my live blog of the thrilling draw between the Matildas and the USA.

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This season, there have been only two constants in the Newcastle Jets starting XI. One is captain and A-League legend Nikolai Topor-Stanley, the other an unheralded 23-year-old who has been a key cog in this remarkable fairytale – midfielder Steven Ugarkovic.

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This article continues my series of monthly updates on the pay TV ratings and attendances of club football games in Australia across all four codes.

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With A-League 11 two months away, the squads slowing coming together.

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Experienced striker Matt Simon has signed a one year deal with A-League club Sydney FC.

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Since the beginning of organised sport, women have scratched, clawed and fought their way to be able to compete at the highest level in their chosen pursuits.

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“Blaming Adam Goodes is like blaming a rape victim for the way that they dress” Swans chairman Andrew Pridham.

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There’s nothing in sport like the English football pyramid – no other sporting competition on Earth has so much interest and loyalty in the fourth level of their sport and below.

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With the current English Premier League season fast approaching, we put the current Liverpool squad under the microscope to find who is on the rise and who needs to perform.

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League One has become a temporary graveyard of fallen big UK football teams over the past decade – Leeds United, Norwich City, Southampton and Leicester City have all spent time in the purgatory that is the old Third Division.

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It seems over the past few years, the foreign players in the A-League have dazzled in the world’s greatest sport and made it famous in Australia.

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Last week it was announced that the FFA Cup round of 32 would be streamed live.

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When Australian tourists take a trip to Croatia, their first calling is the coast. Party islands like Hvar, honeymoon stretches such as Vis and historical centres Dubrovnik and Split dominate itineraries.

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2015 has been a busy year in international football. There have been four major continental championships this year in Asia, Africa and both Americas, all of which have featured semi-surprise winners.

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The 2015-16 Premier League season kicks off on August 8, with a meeting between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. It’s a fixture that features star forward Harry Kane, who was pivotal in Spurs’ fifth place finish last season.

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Match Result: A scrappy affair sees Madrid pick up their second preseason trophy edging Milan in penalties. Both sides looked pretty even over 90 minutes with neither side able to make the break through. Bacca went closest for Milan with his volley saved well by Cassila who ended up converting the final penalty for Madrid […]

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Match Result: At the end of the 90 minutes its Paris Saint-Germain defeating Manchester United 2-0.

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The second edition of the FFA Cup is already well advanced but it’s at the Round of 32 that people really begin to take notice. Join us on The Roar for the pick of the fixtures between Palm Beach and South Melbourne with live scores and commentary from 7:30pm AEST.

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Louis van Gaal’s latest catch is Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has signed a three-year contract worth £15 million. This is not a new liaison between Van Gaal and Schweinsteiger, as Van Gaal coached Bayern Munich from 2009 to 2011.

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The Sydney Futures Exchange in Grosvenor Street is a place for high-fliers of the finance world. It’s also a building that saw an intriguing event in football’s past.

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