Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett is a football reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Graham Arnold warns Sydney FC to put aside emotions against Wanderers

Sebastian Hassett While the Sydney derby is now entrenched as one of the hottest events on the Australian sporting calender, Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has warned his players not to get caught up in the emotion of...

Mark Bresciano retires from international duty but open to A-League return next season

Mark Bresciano has not ruled out a return to the A-League.

Sebastian Hassett The ranks of Australian football's "golden generation" have thinned again after Mark Bresciano announced his international retirement, with a possible return to the A-League his next possible career...

Asian Champions League a "fresh start" from Western Sydney Wanderers' A-League nightmare: Matthew Spiranovic

Starting again: Matthew Spiranovic and the Wanderers want to forget about their A-League woes in the Asian Champions League.

Sebastian Hassett The Western Sydney Wanderers' Asian Champions League title defence provides the perfect opportunity to wipe the slate clean after their horror A-League campaign, according tp defender Matthew...

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Five things we learnt from the A-League

Fabulous: Fabio Ferreira controls the ball during the match against Sydney FC.

Sebastian Hassett Five things we learned this week: A-League Round 18

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Return to Europe beckons for Marc Janko if Sydney FC offer doesn't materialise

Plenty of interest from overseas: Sydney FC’s Marc Janko.

Sebastian Hassett While Sydney FC marquee striker Marc Janko remains committed to the Sky Blues’ title cause for now, he admits he doesn’t know where his future lies next season.

The Lowdown: Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers

Wanderers' weapon: Mark Bridge.

Sebastian Hassett The Lowdown: Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers

Clubs queuing up for A-League's most in-demand talent

Watched: Bernie Ibini of Sydney FC.

Sebastian Hassett Some of the A-League’s biggest names are set to come onto the market at the end of the year, with rival clubs salivating at the prospect at landing an off-contract star for nothing.

Dr Craig Duncan: the brains behind Socceroos' fitness a bonus for burdened Wanderers

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Sebastian Hassett Fresh from overseeeing Australia's much-lauded fitness during the Asian Cup, Dr Craig Duncan's exceptional year of success might help rub off on the Western Sydney Wanderers as they get set to endure...

Ex-Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey accepts technical position in Malaysia

Sebastian Hassett Reigning A-League coach of the year Mike Mulvey is set to resume his career in Malaysia after accepting an offer to become the technical director at Sabah FA.

Sydney FC's title challenge hinges on steamrolling A-League stragglers: Alex Brosque

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 17:  Rhyan Grant and Alex Brosque of Sydney FC pose with Zachary Chidiac on February 17, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Rhyan Grant; Alex Brosque; Zachary Chidiac

Sebastian Hassett A dream fixture run against the A-League's bottom five teams gives Sydney FC the ultimate shot at making a late-season surge for the title.

Western Sydney Wanderers not up to speed, says Tony Popovic

Keeper's ball: Ante Covic climbs high to claim the ball over Jets player Kije Lee.

Sebastian Hassett A week before the Wanderers head to Japan to start their ACL defence, Popovic is concerned his team are "too slow" in attack.

Shane Smeltz will be staying at Sydney FC, says Graham Arnold

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 14:  Shane Smeltz of Sydney FC celebrates after scoring his second goal during the round 17 A-League match between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium on February 14, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett A match-saving brace from Sydney FC's Shane Smeltz in Saturday night's Big Blue might have done more than salvage a point.

'Non-existent' penalty yet another embarrassing refereeing blunder, says Kevin Muscat

Flashpoint: Referee Strebre Dilovski speaks to Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat on the sideline.

Sebastian Hassett Seething Melbourne Victory coach slammed the decision to award Sydney FC a "non-existent" penalty in Saturday night's 3-3 thriller as symptomatic of the refereeing crisis.

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Five years on, Sydney FC's Valentine's Day gift remains the most treasured win of all

Sydney captain Steve Corica holds aloft the minor premiership trophy after beating Melbourne Victory in 2010.

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC might have won grand final against Melbourne Victory in the 2009-10 season on penalties, but to many a diehard, there's something that bit more meaningful about the day they won the league...

The Lowdown: Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory

Sebastian Hassett The Lowdown: Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold backs new defenders to hold out Melbourne Victory

Involved this weekend: Robert Stambolziev is back in Australia having played in Europe.

Sebastian Hassett If there's any combination a coach is loath to change after a win, it invariably is one of his two centre-halves. Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold will have to replace both against Melbourne Victory.

Sydney FC's Aaron Calver ready for tough test against Melbourne Victory

Big challenge: Sydney FC's Aaron Calver.

Sebastian Hassett No matter whether Sydney FC's Aaron Calver starts at right-back or centre-half against Melbourne Victory on Saturday, he'll be facing up to one of the league's two toughest tests: Besart Berisha or...

Sydney FC's mystery man Robert Stambolziev could make Big Blue debut

Robert Stambolziev.

Sebastian Hassett New Sydney FC signing Robert Stambolziev might be a mystery to most Australian football fans but those in the know insist the midifelder, who can play on either attacking wing, has talent to burn.

Tim Cahill: I can do more for Australia in China than in A-League

Tim Cahill, here holding the Asian Cup, is committed to playing in China for at least one season.

Sebastian Hassett Socceroos star Tim Cahill says he can do more for Australian football by going to play in the Chinese Super League than playing in the A-League, although he'll "never rule out" finishing his career...

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