Western Sydney Wanderers Appoint Josep Gombau as Popovic’s Successor

Josep Gombau was appointed as the new head coach of Western Sydney Wanderers at the beginning of November and the 41-year-old has huge shoes to fill at the Parramatta Stadium. He took a watching brief during his first A-League assignment and would have been pleased with his sides battling performance against Melbourne Victory to earn … [Read the full story]

Melbourne City v Glory – 3-3, shit but exiting

This was not a classic, and not for the stuffy nosed puritans. But, this was as an exiting game as I can remember being played in the A-League. Melbourne City took the lead three times, but battling Perth Glory equalised every time. Bruno Fornaroli scored twice for Melbourne, but also missed 2 penalties. Diego Castro … [Read the full story]

How can Harry influence the South Coast Mariners?

Today in the A-League we have the Central Coast Mariner v Wellington Pheonix, and I ask ‘what influence will Harry Redknapp have on the game?’ Harry Redknapp Joined the Central Coast Mariners in May this year as a Football Consultant. But he is also an advisor for English Championship team Derby County. I ask the … [Read the full story]

Sky Blues set for Del Piero Talks

Sydney FC plan to hold talks with the former Italy international, Alessandro Del Piero, to see if the 39-year-old wants to carry on playing for the A-League side next season. Del Piero has spent the last two seasons with the Sky Blues, joining the club in September 2012 as the highest-paid player in A-League history. … [Read the full story]

Julia Gillard backs the A-League move

If the reaction of Canterbury-Bankstown is any guide then rugby league is confident they don’t have anything to fear from the A-League’s move into western Sydney. AFL club Greater Western Sydney Giants though have taken a more diplomatic view, welcoming the extra competition into an area that co-captain Luke Power says already has plenty to … [Read the full story]

John Kosmina is back

John Kosmina is back in charge at Adelaide United after being appointed on a one-year deal to coach the Reds in 2012-2013. Kosmina was rewarded with a contract extension following the Reds’ flying start to the Asian Champions League. Kosmina, who took over as Adelaide coach for a second time following the mid-year sacking of … [Read the full story]

‘Freedom of Speech’ attack on FFA

Clive Palmer has launched a fresh attack on Football Federation Australia by buying up a huge amount of advertising and signage at Hunter Stadium to promote his “Freedom of Speech” message during Friday night’s A-League clash between Newcastle and Gold Coast United. The latest development in Palmer’s feud with the FFA has the warring parties … [Read the full story]

Ben Buckley treads A-League clubs

Chief executive Ben Buckley has categorically ruled out giving A-League clubs a voice on Football Federation Australia’s board, despite the growing clamour from disgruntled owners to have a seat at the table. Amid the firestorm set off by Clive Palmer’s attack on FFA this week, several other club owners have demanded a greater say in … [Read the full story]

Brisbane Roar without Broich for Glory clash

Brisbane Roar have suffered a major blow ahead of their pivotal A-League clash against Perth Glory with Thomas Broich ruled out due to a shoulder injury. Roar coach Ange Postecoglou confirmed on Friday that Broich would not travel to Perth for tonight’s match after struggling to recover from the injury he sustained in last weekend’s … [Read the full story]

Good suspended after avoiding being sent off

He may have avoided a red card, but Melbourne Heart’s Curtis Good hasn’t dodged a suspension. In an A-League first, teenage defender Good was not sent off by referee Ryan Shepheard in his side’s 3-0 loss to Newcastle Jets¬†last week¬†despite picking up two yellow cards. Good received a second caution late in the match, but … [Read the full story]

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