Asian Champions League

Soccer

Sainsbury's first goal keep Mariners' Asian Champions League dream alive

Daniel McBreen and Trent Sainsbury

Stuart Condie Trent Sainsbury picked the perfect moment to score his first goal for Central Coast on Wednesday, heading in late to earn the Mariners a 2-1 win over Chinese side Guizhou Renhe that revives his...

Football

Contreras adds Latino spice to Victory

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory have nailed down a marquee signing for the season, confirming on Sunday what has been the subject of rumour all week – that Chilean international defender Pablo Contreras will be...

Soccer

A-League: Melbourne Heart v Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Heart and Melbourne Victory.

Teo Pellizzeri Kevin Muscat says Melbourne Victory's players might be tired, disappointed and its younger brigade more worldly wise after their Asian Champions League loss on Wednesday night, but none of that will...

Football

Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets

Shane Brady Live coverage of Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets from Parramatta Stadium.

Brosque happy to make way for Kennedy in starting side

Alex Brosque  celebrates his goal with Lucas Neill during World Cup Qualifier at AAMI Stadium.  Australian Socceroos v Saudi Arabia.Picture by Vince Caligiuri The Age 29th February 2012

Sebastian Hassett While Alex Brosque claims he's recovered from a groin injury that threatens to limit his impact in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, the forward feels he will lose his place in the starting side...

Football

Gallop says Wanderers soaring sky high

David Gallop

Sebastian Hassett Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop believes the Western Sydney Wanderers are on "greater growth trajectory than any other sporting club in the country" - which means the...

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Football

FFA knocks back Panthers’ Wanderers bid

Shinji Ono

Andrew Webster Football Federation Australia has rejected an audacious bid from the Panthers Group to buy a stake in the Western Sydney Wanderers.

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A-League

Ono wanders in determined to shine

The Western Sydney Wanderers FC latest signing Shinji Ono arriving at Sydney airport

Sebastian Hassett THE A-League's newest boom recruit, Western Sydney Wanderers' marquee Shinji Ono, arrived in Sydney yesterday and promised to give ''everything'' to make the club a success.

Soccer

Jets crash at home as Heskey fails to fire

Emile Heskey

ADELAIDE UNITED spoilt Emile Heskey's A-League debut as they defied a brutal travel schedule to open their season with a 2-0 upset of Newcastle at Hunter Stadium yesterday.

Soccer

Canberra takes on the world

canberra united

Fleta Page Canberra United has conquered the W-League, next stop the world, with the reigning Australian club champions set for a play-off against the best club teams from Japan and Europe in November.

Starter fight: Ono makes case for place in first XI

Shinji Ono

Dominic Bossi SHINJI ONO made an impressive debut for Western Sydney Wanderers last week with a 30-minute cameo off the bench, but the marquee player is still not certain to start against Adelaide United tonight.

The Roar raised the standard, now rivals have caught up

Craig Foster dinkus

Craig Foster How fascinating that last year's champions, Brisbane Roar, are sitting bottom of the A-League. Who would have thought? Come to think of it, though, the signs were already there last year.

A-League

Mariners weigh up bid to lure Del Piero

David Beckham

Sebastian Hassett ALESSANDRO Del Piero and David Beckham pairing up on the Central Coast to take on the best of Asia? It's ambitious, but that is the dream of Central Coast Mariners owner Peter Turnbull.

Roar crash out of ACL on penalties

Mike Mulvey

Struggling A-League champions Brisbane Roar's Asian Champions League campaign is over before it really began after losing their group stage qualifier on penalties to Buriram United on Wednesday night.

Mulvey to put the Roar back into champions

Mike Mulvey

Phil Lutton Newly appointed Roar coach Mike Mulvey says no player is safe as he tries to put the wind back in the sails of the A-League champions.

Penalty kicks plague Mariners

Dominic Bossi After seeing his team miss their past four penalty kicks, Central Coast Mariners coach Graham Arnold has had enough.

A-League

Wanderers reach summit but Mariners threat remains

Labinot Haliti

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic hailed Saturday night's 1-0 win over Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium as a ''milestone'' result for the club but warned their beaten opponents...

Football

Wanderers' mojo missing, but relentless run continues

Ben Sigmund and Jerome Polenz

Sebastian Hassett Five points clear on top of the league, a record-breaking ninth-straight win and a place in next year's Asian Champions League seemingly assured.

Real close on Champions League semi

Real Madrid all but secured their place in the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday with a 3-0 defeat of Galatasaray in their quarter-final first leg.

Arnold backs fresh faces to handle test

Graham Arnold

Sebastian Hassett He might have left seven of his best players at home, but Central Coast coach Graham Arnold hates the idea he'll be fielding a compromised team in Tuesday night's Asian Champions League match against...