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Craig Foster

Engaging the people makes the game even more beautiful

Craig Foster Recent FFA fan forums showed how far this great game has come in a very short space of time.

Football

Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dies aged 45

Tim Hanlon Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has died aged 45 following a battle with cancer that forced him to stand down at the end of last season, the club announced on Friday.

Football

Giggs is the right man to turn United around

Next in line: interim Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs, right, speaks with his predecessor David Moyes.

Michael Owen Every top manager in the world will be linked with the Manchester United job over the next few weeks, but it could be the most obvious choice is already in place: Ryan Giggs.

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Football

Ray Baartz reflective over stolen opportunity

James Gardiner RAY Baartz admits there are times when he thinks ‘‘what if’’.

Matt McKay ready for wild ride in A-League decider

Phil Lutton A-League grand finals at Suncorp Stadium haven't proven to be for the faint of heart. With history firmly in mind, Roar midfielder Matt McKay says his side is ready for anything against the...

The day football burst with Pride

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Jill Stark On a country footy oval under overcast skies, change came. It came in the rainbow-coloured 50-metre lines painted at each end of the ground.

Western Sydney Wanderers fans make pilgrimage to Brisbane showdown

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03: Wanderers fans show their support during the FFA A-League Grand Final Live Site at Suncorp Stadium on May 3, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Heath Gilmore Every plane, train and automobile heading north to Brisbane on Saturday appeared to be carrying members of the red and black army, and their fervent hopes.

One-two punch drives Roar into history

Jubilation: Brisbane Roar celebrate Henrique's match-winner against the Wanderers.

Phil Lutton Brisbane's predictably thrilling leap into A-League history was conjured by a German mastermind and signed off by one of the league's oddest one-two punches; a reverent, softly-spoken Brazilian and a...

'Handful' of arrests but police praise A-League grand final crowds

More than 51,000 fans watched the A-League final at Suncorp Stadium.

Kristian Silva Police have praised spectators who attended Sunday's A-League grand final, saying there were only "a handful" of arrests made for minor offences.

Football

A-League grand final shows how far we've come

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Craig Foster Last week’s grand final was a stupendous occasion. To stand pitchside in the last half hour, with both sets of supporters heaving up and down as one, fighting for supremacy off field as much as on,...

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Abidal victim of Twitter cancer hoax

Abidal

Matt Bungard Former Barcelona star Eric Abidal was the victim of an ugly Twitter rumour on Friday, as ‘news’ spread that the footballer’s cancer had returned and he was retiring from football.

WAFL

Perth prove they're real Demons

WAFL

Brad Elborough Perth appears to be the real deal this season.

Football

Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix

Vital clash: Sydney must overcome the Wellington Phoenix this weekend to keep on track for a semi-final berth.

Shane Brady Live coverage of Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix in Round 26 of the A-League

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A-League finals: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero

Scott Spits It's time for the A-League finals. Glamour clubs Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC clash in an elimination final.

Football

Swansea stun Valencia, Spurs ease to victory

Miguel Michu.

Andy Scott Swansea City produced a remarkable performance on their Europa League debut to thump Valencia 3-0 in Spain on Thursday, while Tottenham Hotspur also got their campaign off to a winning start.

Football

Moyes won't panic despite neighbourhood quash

Manchester United's Scottish manager David Moyes arrives for the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on September 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

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Paul Hayward The handover was never going to be velvet. Despite the apparent smoothness of the transition from Alex Ferguson to David Moyes it was delusional to expect Manchester United's new manager immediately...

Football

Questions on his future are 'out of order', says Osieck

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck

David Sygall Questions about his future as Socceroos coach have been rebuked by Holger Osieck as ''a little bit out of order'', despite the national team's slide down the international rankings and recent heavy...

Mark Schwarzer left out of Socceroos squad

Mark Schwarzer.

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has not included goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer in a 24-man squad for friendlies against France and Canada.

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Manchester United manager David Moyes ready for the school of hard knocks

David Moyes

Henry Winter David Moyes believes Manchester United may suffer more defeats like the 4-1 thrashing by Manchester City and that he will continue "to take the punches" as he changes a team in "transition".

Football

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez set for return against Manchester United

Luis Suarez

Fans will welcome back Suarez but there is sure to be more trouble ahead, writes Chris Bascombe

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