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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Farina targets Victory after three defeats in succession

 Frank Farina

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC’s crunch match against arch rivals Melbourne Victory this Saturday night looms as the final straw for under-fire coach Frank Farina.

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Mark Schwarzer retires from the Socceroos

Mark Schwarzer departs from the Socceroos having played 109 times for the national team since making his debut way back in 1993.

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Live A-League coverage: Melbourne Heart v Western Sydney

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Teo Pellizzeri Winless Melbourne Heart, again without their injured skipper Harry Kewell, will be desperate for a breakthrough victory but the task doesn't get any easier with a home clash against second-placed...

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Star American import Lori Lindsey rapt in Canberra United’s state

Lee Gaskin US international Lori Lindsey is eager to show the Canberra public what the W-League is all about.

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Live A-League coverage: Melbourne Heart v Sydney FC

Teo Pellizzeri The situation is getting desperate for winless Melbourne Heart. They are lodged at the bottom of the A-League ladder with just two points from five matches. On Friday night they host Sydney FC.

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Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill says jeering fans turned match into a pantomime

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Daniel Lane Lucas Neill said he lashed out at a handful of hecklers in the dying stages of the Socceroos' victory over Costa Rica with an expletive because they'd turned the match - his record-breaking...

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Live A-League coverage: Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

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Teo Pellizzeri Live coverage of the clash between old foes Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United FC from Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

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Live A-League: Melbourne Heart v Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Heart and Melbourne Victory.

Scott Spits It's that time of the season once again when local combatants Melbourne Heart and Melbourne Victory clash in arguably the best derby in the A-League.