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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer

Tuggeranong United back from the brink to take on A-League giants Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Chris Dutton Tuggeranong United was on the brink of collapse as their dire financial position almost forced the club to withdraw from the men's competition less than two years ago.

Soccer

Slavich all but concedes defeat for Canberra's A-League bid

Chris Dutton Canberra A-League organisers have all but given up on their $4 million bid to join the competition and will start refunding foundation memberships as soon as the FFA confirms they will not be...

Football

FFA Cup flares the only minor hiccup in a brilliant night for Tuggeranong United

A flare is set off at the match between Tuggeranong United and Melbourne Victory.

Chris Dutton Melbourne fan who allegedly lit a flare at the FFA Cup clash against Tuggeranong faces a fine and a ban.

Football

Tuggeranong United show bravery in heavy defeat to Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong United goalkeeper Rohan Shepherd is beaten by a free kick in the second half.

Chris Dutton The scoreboard said they were belted, but the smiles on Tuggeranong United's faces told a different story.

Soccer

Socceroo Carl Valeri says Melbourne Victory is wary of his junior club Tuggeranong United in FFA Cup

Melbourne Victory's Carl Valeri at Canberra Airport on Monday.

Chris Dutton Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says the Melbourne Victory's FFA Cup clash against Tuggeranong United is "no laughing matter", and the A-League heavyweights are desperate to beat his former junior...

Soccer

Tuggeranong United takes professional approach to match against the Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong
players, some who are tradies, from left, Ethan Munster, Cameron
Doherty, Chris Ruiz, Tim Stewart and Zac Munster will play the might of Melbourne Victory.

Chris Dutton Tuggeranong's team of tradies, public servants and students are getting ready for the biggest game of their lives.

Soccer

Tuggeranong United players Zac and Ethan Munster will 'pull their fingers out' to honour dad

zac munster

Chris Dutton Before he died suddenly three weeks ago, Mick Munster would have told his two sons to pick up their bottom lips, pull their fingers out and prepare for the biggest game of their lives.

Soccer

Tom Rogic opens up about World Cup heartbreak and a shattered childhood dream

Chris Dutton Canberra soccer star Tom Rogic has opened up about his World Cup heartbreak, revealing the devastation of missing out on a "childhood dream" and saying the battle to be fit become too much to handle.

Soccer

Fans could cost Canberra football clubs points

Chris Dutton Capital Football has backed the Football Federation Australia's tough stance on crowd troublemakers.

Football

Football Federation Australia is all eyes for young talent

Former Socceroos Craig Moore and Tony Vidmar.

Chris Dutton FFA is banking on expert eyes to help it discover a new generation of soccer talent for the Socceroos.

Soccer

Will this be a season to remember?

Alessandro Del Piero

Lee Gaskin, Chris Dutton The A-League's moment of truth has arrived and I've got some bad news for the fans - I've looked into the soccer crystal ball and it doesn't look pretty.

Saturday Serve

FFA sells out Matildas

Chris Dutton dinkus

Chris Dutton Gender inequality, financial constraints or just laziness - all signs point to a huge FFA bungle in Canberra this week.

Soccer

Nikolai gets a chance to star

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25:  Nikolai Topor-Stanley poses during the A-League All Stars jersey launch at Carriageworks on June 25, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton A-League All Star Nikolai Topor-Stanley has not given up on his dream of playing at the World Cup next year.

Football

Green back in top form

Soccer player Jack Green

Chris Dutton A broken back ruined his first A-League bid but Jack Green hasn't given up on his professional dream.

Football

Woden Valley makes the final four

Sport. Premier League soccer match at O'Connor, between Canberra Olympic (blue) and Woden Valley (red).

Chris Dutton Woden Valley seals place in its first Capital Football premier league finals campaign.

Soccer

Rockets can see positives as Jets soar

11th July 2012, Story by Chris Dutton , Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Challenge Match - Canberra Rockets v Newcastle Jets at McKellar Park, Rockets Alex Oloriegbe tries to get past Scott Neville

Chris Dutton ACT Rockets coach Rob Graham wants more A-League clubs to challenge his team to lift the standard of competition in Canberra in the coming years.