Dominic Bossi

Dominic Bossi

Dominic Bossi is a football reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Melbourne City in battle to hold on to Socceroo Aaron Mooy as European clubs circle

Dominic Bossi Melbourne City are hoping to keep hold of in-demand marquee Aaron Mooy who is becoming subject of a high-profile transfer move to a major European club in the January window.

Western Sydney Wanderers offer to challenge FFA bans on behalf of members

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers have become the first club to advocate on behalf of banned members, offering to challenge Football Federation Australia for any of those who believe they have...

FFA denies fan problems are out of control in the A-League

A scuffle between security and a fan at the A-League football match between  Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle this month.

Dominic Bossi Football Federation of Australia has hit back at reports suggesting crowd violence is growing in the A-League and getting out of control of the governing body and authorities.

A-League: Shane Smeltz backs Sydney to bounce back from fatigue to face Phoenix

Sydney FC's Shane Smeltz trains at Macquarie University on Monday.

Dominic Bossi Sydney FC may have just five days' turnaround following a return flight to Perth and a match played in stifling heat, but striker Shane Smeltz says his team will be fit to face Wellington Phoenix on...

Not all of the 198 named and shamed in News expose were hooligans

Heated: Sydney FC's Milos Dimitrijevic cools downduring the scorcher against Perth Glory.

Dominic Bossi A report at the weekend named 198 people who had received FFA banning notices. But their offences ranged from streaking to fighting with knuckledusters, while at least one claims to have been a...

Wanderers coach Andres Carrasco turned down Paris Saint Germain for Parramatta

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 20:  Portrait of  Barcelona assistant coach Andres Carrasco now at Wanderers on November 20, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Anthony Johnson/Fairfax Media)

Dominic Bossi It wasn't just the pedigree of coaching at Barcelona's La Masia academy that made the Wanderers jump at signing Andres Carrasco.

The lowdown: Western Sydney Wanderers v Wellington Phoenix

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Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers v Wellington Phoenix. 

Matildas star Elise Kellond-Knight named finalist for 2015 AFC Women's Player of the Year

In the running: Elise Kellond-Knight is a contender for Asian Women's Footballer of the Year.

Dominic Bossi The Asian Women's Footballer of the Year award could remain in Australian hands after Matildas star Elise Kellond-Knight was nominated as one of the finalists for the continent's top prize. 

Zeljko Kalac wants Western Sydney Wanderers' Andrew Redmayne to be a spiderman too

ANDREW REDMAYNE Goalkeeper during
Western Sydney Wanderers at training prior to the Sydney Derby against Sydney FC this weekend.
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Dominic Bossi Goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne had another year to run on his contract with Melbourne City, but he says he joined Western Sydney Wanderers because goalkeeping coach Zeljko Kalac thought he could turn him...

National Youth League restructure bad news for fringe A-League players

A-League restructure: Brisbane's Thomas Broich and Perth's Aryn Williams compete for the ball.

Dominic Bossi By as early as mid January, A-League players returning from injury may have no access to competitive football games below the top tier of football due to a restructure of the National Youth League.

Jacques Faty's absence from Sydney FC for Perth Glory clash not due to Paris attacks

Personal reasons for leave: Sydney FC defender Jacques Faty.

Dominic Bossi Jacques Faty will likely miss the match away to Perth Glory on the weekend but the club says it is for 'personal reasons' not linked to the Paris terror attacks.

Central Coast Mariners probed amid allegations club confiscated players' phones

Mariners strife: The Central Coast Mariners have been issued a

Dominic Bossi The A-League Players Union has issued a please explain to Central Coast Mariners after the club was alleged to have requested the full phone records of players. 

Socceroos remain focused for Bangladesh clash despite security threats over terrorist attack

Winning form: Tim Cahill and Mile Jedinak embrace after the striker scored a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match between the Socceroos and Kyrgyzstan in Canberra.

Dominic Bossi  Australia will spend as little time as possible in Dhaka to limit the threat of attacks but the players remain focused on the World Cup qualifier.

Sacrifice the theme of 2015 FFA Hall of Fame inductions as women's and indigenous football honoured

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 16:  Former Matilda Lisa Casagrande and former Socceroo John Moriarity pose after being inducted into the FFA Hall of Fame during the Football Federation Australia Hall of Fame induction ceremony and recognition of 1965 Socceroos at the FFA Offices on November 16, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Dominic Bossi The Australian Football Hall of Fame has recognised the pioneering 1965 Socceroos and two often forgotten pillars of the game.

A-League: Third Sydney team could be Cronullatasaray - or Real San Souciedad

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14:  Sydney FC fans hold up a French flag during a moments silence for victims of the Paris terror attacks prior to the round six A-League match between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Dominic Bossi With the Wellington Phoenix's future still up in the air, we've been kicking around some names for the prospective Shire-based third Sydney team.

A-Legue: Federico Piovaccari's first goal shows Western Sydney Wanderers can score from anywhere

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers winger Romeo Castelen has warned rivals not focus on marquee Federico Piovaccari but the entire side that has now proven goal scorers across their entire forward line.

A-League: Sydney FC players frustrated with officiating in Big Blue defeat to Melbourne Victory

Dominic Bossi Sydney FC players were left seething following the heavy-handed and lectured style of refereeing during their 4-2 loss to Melbourne Victory on Saturday night.

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Sydney FC unhappy with officiating after loss to Melbourne Victory in A-League

Far from satisfied: Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque walks away after a chat with the officials during the round six A-League match between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium.

Dominic Bossi Sydney FC unhappy with referee following 4-2 loss to Melbourne Victory

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Sydney FC slump to painful A-League defeat against Melbourne Victory

Busy as ever: Besart Berisha.

Dominic Bossi A game that carried so much promise for Sydney FC ended in disappointment after the Sky Blues were emphatically beaten on the scoreboard in a match they dominated.

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The view from the stands on November 16, 2005 when the Socceroos reached the World Cup

Socceroos coach Guus Hiddink savours the moment.

Dominic Bossi It was an overwhelming sense of desperation that swept across Olympic Park on November 16, 2005. For many of us there, this was the final roll of the dice for football in Australia.

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