Brett Emerton


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.


Live A-League: Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners


Alex Nicholson Sydney FC have fallen out of the top six for the first time in months. Can they bounce back against the Mariners?

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Alessandro Del Piero to captain Sydney FC

Sydney FC captain Alessandro Del Piero

A-League marquee superstar Alessandro Del Piero will captain Sydney FC in his second season in Australia.

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England want to play Socceroos, report says

England's Manager Roy Hodgson is pictured ahead of the World Cup 2014 Group H Qualifying football match between England and Montenegro at Wembley Stadium in north London on October 11, 2013. England won the match 4-1. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS


Sebastian Hassett England are reportedly keen to play Australia in a friendly next month - provided the Three Lions have already qualified for the World Cup in Brazil.

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Live A-League coverage: Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers


Phil Mitchell Join Phil Mitchell for full, live coverage of the Sydney derby, live from Allianz Stadium.

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In Del Piero, football's moment has arrived


Sebastian Hassett IF NO other lesson has been learned from the past week in football, let this be the one: Australians are hungry for the round ball. As hungry as any other code this country has to offer.

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Winning way gives Del Piero broad shoulders

Alessandro Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett NO PLAYER in any domestic football code will know the weight of expectation on Alessandro Del Piero's shoulders when he makes his debut for Sydney FC next month, but the $4 million man wouldn't have...


Del Piero keeps on kicking goals

Richard Hinds dinkus

Richard Hinds Les Murray was at Sydney FC training. Which, under normal circumstances, would be like the Pope popping into a suburban parish to watch the local priest conduct holy communion.

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Captain happy to hand Del Piero armband

Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett Football: Alessandro Del Piero hasn’t even arrived in Australia yet but the new Sydney FC signing could be in line to take on the captain’s armband this season.


How the A-League clubs shape up


The 2012-13 A-League season is upon us, so we run through each team’s prospects.

Stars have aligned, so let the good times roll

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett IN TRUTH, last A-League season was meant to be the most eagerly awaited of all. Harry Kewell had landed at Melbourne Victory, Brett Emerton had signed with Sydney FC and domestic football hadn't...


Sky Blues will live up to hype, says Emerton

Brett Emerton

Sebastian Hassett WITH the biggest home crowd in Sydney FC history set to converge on Allianz Stadium this Saturday, Brett Emerton has assured Sky Blues fans there will be no repeat of their disappointing first-up...


Osieck urged to give younger players a try

Brett Emerton.

Joe Barton Overlooked Socceroo Brett Emerton wants to use next month's international friendly against South Korea as his springboard back into the national set-up.

Del Piero lets fly from the spot and the lip as poor Sky Blues get lucky

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett Good teams win even when they play poorly, or so the adage goes. If this is true, Sydney FC have little to worry about.


ADP defies injury to lift Sydney to victory


Sebastian Hassett SYDNEY FC marquee Alessandro Del Piero says his unusually quiet display in yesterday's A-League win over Perth Glory was due to injured hamstrings and fatigue.

Refs marked down as player standards rise

Emile Heskey

Dominic Bossi THE arrival of marquees Alessandro Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono has raised the standard of football in the A-League but players and coaches fear the quality of refereeing is lagging.

Stars grab goals but it's Grant who bags praise from coach

Rhyan Grant

Dominic Bossi SYDNEY FC's two marquee players, Alessandro Del Piero and Brett Emerton, both scored as the Sky Blues clinched a comeback win against Perth Glory on Sunday, but it was the performance of Rhyan Grant...


Sky Blue but with a chance of storms

Blake Powell

Sebastian Hassett SYDNEY FC always wanted it this way. From the moment the club was put together, way back in 2004, they always held aspirations of the grandest stage.

Old Mariners keep Rogic on path

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06: Mile Sterjovski of the Mariners breaks free from Mateo Poljak of the Wanderers during the round one A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers FC and the Central Coast Mariners at Parramatta Stadium on October 6, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) 153514049.jpg

Daniel Lane MARQUEE player Mile Sterjovski and the Mariners' senior brigade have taken the task upon themselves this season of helping boom teenager Tom Rogic stay grounded.

Osieck offers a glimpse of the future without stars

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Necessity is the mother of invention, as Holger Osieck, the Socceroos coach, is fast discovering.