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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

Melbourne Victory midfielder Carl Valeri returns to Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos squad

David Polkinghorne Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Carl Valeri is in the frame for the Asian Cup.

Football

Former Socceroos star Carl Valeri considers stint in A-League

David Polkinghorne Will Canberra's Carl Valeri return to Australia to play in the A-League?

Football

In A-League of his own

Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

David Polkinghorne Nikolai Topor-Stanley among fan favourites to play for All Stars against Manchester United.

Football

Juniors get pathway into A-League

Sport.  from left, Canberra FC player Aaron Evans and Canberra Olympic player Jeremy Habtemariam are both going to trial with A-League club Adelaide United.  26 July 2013 Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne The doors into the A-League are starting to open for talented Canberra juniors.

Soccer

Rogic hopes capital will get A-League team

David Polkinghorne CENTRAL Coast Mariners midfielder Tom Rogic says he would have considered signing with Canberra if its bid to have an A-League team in the nation's capital had succeeded.

Football

Carl Valeri sees Melbourne Victory as stepping stone to Socceroos

Carl Valeri is desperate to return to the Socceroos' fold.

David Polkinghorne Carl Valeri is hoping to use new club Melbourne Victory as a springboard for a Socceroos return.

Football

Canberra's Carl Valeri signs with Melbourne Victory

An ankle injury has marred the last two years of Valeri's career.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos veteran Carl Valeri signs three-year deal with A-League club.

Soccer

Andy Rakic returns from Europe to join Canberra FC

Andy Rakic has returned home after playing soccer professionally in Europe and is playing for the club he played for in juniors, Canberra FC.

David Polkinghorne After 12 years plying his trade in Croatia, Germany and Luxembourg, Andy Rakic is back where it all began with his old coach - if his clearance from Germany ever comes through.

Football

Tom Rogic must be picked for Socceroos, says Robbie Slater

Tom Rogic.

David Polkinghorne Tom Rogic has been cleared of serious injury and must be picked in the Socceroos squad, Robbie Slater says.

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Canberra's Tom Rogic part of Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou's new golden generation vision

Tom Rogic.

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun Tom Rogic is part of Ange Postecoglou's vision of a new golden generation.

Football

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade says Canberra could host Asian Cup winner

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade.

David Polkinghorne Former Socceroos and Canberra Cosmos captain Paul Wade thinks the ACT could play host to the eventual winner of next year's Asian Cup.

Football

ACCC looks at football body deals

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David Polkinghorne Consumer Commission is investigating Capital Football for alleged ''issues of exclusive dealing''.

Soccer

Lustica to give it a Red hot go

David Polkinghorne Canberra product Steven Lustica has his final chance to earn a spot in Adelaide United's starting line-up.

Football

Canberra stars hoping to shine

David Polkinghorne The 2013-2014 A-League season has three very different meanings for its three Canberrans, writes David Polkinghorne.

Football

Rogic's got it all, says Valeri

David Polkinghorne Carl Valeri is the same as every other Socceroos fan - he wants to see Tom Rogic at the World Cup.

Soccer

Capital Football on front foot to prevent final flare-ups

17 september 2011. PHOTO by GARY SCHAFER,  soccer gf at deakin
Canberra fans celebrate the final win.

David Polkinghorne Capital Football has hired security staff for this season's finals campaign to ensure there is no repeat of the crowd trouble that marred last year's men's premier league grand final.

Soccer

Talay takes on Tuggeranong challenge

Ufuk Talay

David Polkinghorne He's played for one of the biggest clubs in the world, worked with Liverpool legend Graeme Souness and now former Sydney FC midfielder Ufuk Talay is ready for his next challenge - playing for the...

Soccer

Rogic hopes for a gig against Devils

Tomas Rogic

David Polkinghorne Tom Rogic would love nothing better than to come up against his idol when the Red Devils play a one-off exhibition match against an A-League All Stars side at ANZ Stadium, in Sydney, on July 20.

Soccer

Rogue hit 'out of character'

Tomas ROGIC recieves a red card after a viscous tackle on Rhyan Grant Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium for round 13 of the Hyundai A-League.
Photographer: Brendan Esposito
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David Polkinghorne Tom Rogic's coach has come to the defence of the under-fire playmaker, blaming the Central Coast Mariner's red card on a lack of protection from the referee.

Soccer

Mariners wait on Celtic bid for Rogic

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 15:  Tom Rogic of Australia and the Central Coast Mariners shares a joke with fellow players during a Nike and FFA media announcement at Carriageworks on October 15, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) Tom Rogic headshot

David Polkinghorne Central Coast Mariners were expecting Scottish Premier League giant Celtic to make a formal bid of about $600,000 for rising soccer star Tom Rogic overnight.