Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett

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

Western Sydney Wanderers prepared to ban Red and Black Bloc, as Popovic asks troublemakers to stay away

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers chief executive John Tsatsimas says the club is so fed up with his club's fans' behaviour that they are prepared to ban the Red and Black Bloc (RBB) if they continue making...

A-League: Wanderers coach Tony Popovic tells fans: 'Bring passion, not flares'

Passion: Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has asked a segment of the club's supporters to bring their usual level of passion to Sunday's match against the Wellington Phoenix but has begged them to...

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Western Sydney Wanderers not afraid to ban the Red and Black Bloc: John Tsatsimas

Firm stance: Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas says he isn't afraid to ban the club's active supporter group, the Red and Black Bloc (RBB), if required.

Western Sydney Wanderers' Red and Black Bloc argue they are unfairly targeted by police

Standing strong: Western Sydney Wanderers fans are not afraid to show their fervour.

Sebastian Hassett Misbehaving fans could cost them a premiership, but the Western Sydney Wanderers' active supporter group, the Red and Black Bloc (RBB), have failed to specifically condemn those letting off flares...

Western Sydney Wanderers unhappy with sanctions but demand rogue fans stay away

Stay away: Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas tells troublesome fans they are not welcome at the club.

Sebastian Hassett While the Western Sydney Wanderers were disappointed to be hit with a suspended three-point deduction and $50,000 fine for fan misbehaviour in Melbourne last weekend, club chief executive John...

My form must improve, not just the players, says Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold made a rare admission on Thursday - he admits his coaching this season hasn't always been up to standard.

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Western Sydney Wanderers face the waiting game as Football Federation Australia ponders sanctions

Sebastian Hassett The Western Sydney Wanderers will now face a nervous wait to find out how Football Federation Australia whether punish them for fan misbehaviour after submitting their show cause response to the...

Western Sydney Wanderers forward Brendon Santalab said team shouldn't be punished for fans' antics

Making a mark: Brendon Santalab (left) is quikcly beocming one of the A-League's most influential bench players.

Sebastian Hassett The Western Sydney Wanderers shouldn't be punished with points deductions or fine for their fans' bad behaviour in the 1-1 draw against Melbourne Victory last Saturday, according to striker Brendon...

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Western Sydney Wanderers hoping to escape sanction but want unruly fans gone

Rogue elements: Wanderers boss John Tsatsimas says troublemakers aren't formally linked to the club.

Sebastian Hassett While the Western Sydney Wanderers will plead to Football Federation Australia to avoid handing out points deductions or fines for last Saturday's crowd behaviour, the club is determined to stamp out...

Sydney FC skipper Alex Brosque can't wait to return against Perth Glory

Sebastian Hassett Having missed almost half the A-League season through injury, Sydney FC marquee man Alex Brosque is bursting to get back on the field after being cleared to play against Perth Glory on Saturday night.

If fans don't put out flares, FFA should take points off clubs

Sebastian Hassett Five Things We Learned - A-League Week 18.

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Wanderers without rewards but brilliant performance rams home title credentials

Sebastian Hassett His side might have gone barely two minutes from losing to Melbourne Victory but Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic couldn't be more pleased at how his side demolished the reigning...

Flare-toting Western Sydney Wanderers' fans admonished by FFA and club

Sebastian Hassett Football Federation Australia has slammed the behaviour of Western Sydney Wanderers' fans on Saturday night while the Wanderers themselves say such fans have "no place" at their club.

Luis Garcia's impact has changed Central Coast Mariners' position on marquees, says Tony Walmsley

Sebastian Hassett He has only played 75 minutes of A-League football but the remarkable contribution of Luis Garcia to the Central Coast Mariners has led the club to realise the value of marquee players, according to...

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Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers - The Lowdown

Happy days: Mark Bridge is in sparkling form this season.

Sebastian Hassett Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers - The Lowdown

All pressure on Melbourne Victory, says Western Sydney Wanderers' Brendon Santalab

Confident: Western Sydney Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab.

Sebastian Hassett The Western Sydney Wanderers might be on top of the table but last week's loss to Perth Glory means Melbourne Victory will go into Saturday night's game at Etihad Stadium under extra pressure,...

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says entertainment over winning is 'a load of crap'

Sebastian Hassett The idea that style should be prioritised over winning has been admonished as "a load of crap" by Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold, who says no coach has ever been sacked for getting results.

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Sydney FC homecoming complete for David Carney after Newcastle left him 'flat'

Back home: David Carney training with Sydney FC on Wednesday.

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC winger David Carney believes his return "home" to the Sky Blues will bring out the best in him, saying the quality of the Newcastle Jets' squad didn't match his aspirations.

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Sydney FC's David Carney targets silverware after making switch from Newcastle Jets

Back to Sydney: David Carney's return to Sydney FC is complete.

Sebastian Hassett New Sydney FC recruit David Carney is hoping his presence can help spur Sydney to their first title in six years after penning an 18-month deal with the club.

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David Carney gets his move to Sydney FC after Jets agree to release

David Carney at the Jets last month.

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC have finally been re-united with David Carney, some ten years after the left-side utility left the club to embark on a journey that took him across the world.