Jason Culina


Culina considered retiring before Sydney swooped

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Jason Culina press conference., Jason who will have season-ending surgery next week, spoke to the media this morning.
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Angela Habashy A year ago Jason Culina was considering giving the game away, but the injury-plagued former Socceroos midfielder feels his career is back on track after becoming Sydney FC's latest star recruit.


Del Piero won't be risked as Sky Blues hope for green light

Alessandro Del-piero

Dominic Bossi ALESSANDRO Del Piero will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness for the game against the Central Coast Mariners but Sydney FC coach Ian Crook says he will not risk starting his marquee man...


Sydney see hope with return of wounded

Jason Culina

Sebastian Hassett THE road to redemption for Sydney FC after their humiliating 7-2 defeat against Central Coast begins on Tuesday, when many senior players will make their first appearances in several weeks in a...

Culina classy in comeback match

Dominic Bossi Jason Culina played his first game in nearly two years as Sydney FC defeated Western Sydney Wanderers 1-0 in a friendly match played behind close doors on Tuesday.

Crook hopes veterans can seal leaky defence


Sebastian Hassett SYDNEY FC coach Ian Crook will waste no time calling in the cavalry for Saturday night's clash against Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium with several big guns set to be brought straight back into...


Focused Culina missed his ovation

Jason Culina

Dominic Bossi IT WAS a moment for which he had waited almost two years, and which drew a standing ovation from 13,317 fans - but Jason Culina was so focused he didn't even notice.

Farina fires a warning to struggling stars

Frank Farina

Robert Dillon SYDNEY FC coach Frank Farina has warned that some of his players are running out of chances to prove they are worthy of selection following the 2-1 loss to the Newcastle Jets at Hunter Stadium on...

Resurgent Jets heap misery on Sky Blues


Robert Dillon NEWCASTLE JETS reclaimed a top-six berth and left Sydney FC languishing in the A-League cellar with victory at Hunter Stadium on Saturday night.


Injuries force Farina's hand: 16-year-old set for senior duty

New signing Joel Griffiths wit Sydney FC Coach Frank Farina at the press conference to announce his joining Sydney FC one day before the clubs sydney derby against the Western Sydney Wanderers.Photography brendan Espositosmh,14th December,2012

Dominic Bossi SYDNEY FC coach Frank Farina is set to hand 16-year-old defender Aaron Calver his first A-League start after the club's injury crisis further depleted their back line.


Sydney set to drop Culina after Farina row

Sydney FC midfielder mid Jason Culina speaks with coach Frank Farina

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC midfielder Jason Culina will almost certainly be dropped for Sunday's match against Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium after engaging in a row with coach Frank Farina at training on Friday...

Striker hopes to make Sydney permanent home

Jarrod Kyle

Sebastian Hassett HE'S big, he's tall, and Sydney FC coach Frank Farina reckons 19-year-old Jarrod Kyle might be the secret weapon to unleash on unsuspecting rivals in the race to the finals.


Farina could learn from nearby foes

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett When you look at the respective playing rosters of Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers, it's hard to fathom - nigh impossible - how this situation came to pass.

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Live: Socceroos v Iraq


After years watching his beloved Dunfermline play in the Scottish leagues, Jim Morrison brings his unique understanding of Route One football to Sydney as the Socceroos look to book a ticket to the...

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Del Piero keeps on kicking goals

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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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Jets close to signing Heskey


Sebastian Hassett THE Newcastle Jets appear to be on the cusp of landing their own big-name marquee signing with former Liverpool and England striker Emile Heskey close to agreeing terms.

FFA hits out at 'mischievous' union in Culina insurance case

FFA hits out at 'mischievous' union in Culina insurance case

Football Federation Australia has fired back at claims the governing body is responsible for ensuring injured Socceroo star Jason Culina was insured by his A-League club.

Players' union set to fight Jets' decision to terminate deal with injured Culina

Socceroo Jason Culina is shocked and disappointed by the Newcastle Jets' wish to tear up his A-League contract and the players' union is set to fight any case vigorously on his behalf.


Tinkler confirms decision to quit A-League


Nathan Tinkler has confirmed he will hand back the A-League licence for the Newcastle Jets to the Football Federation Australia.


Palmer turns unlikely A-League 'saviour'

Laine Clark A man who had threatened to sue Football Federation Australia for $20 million has been credited with helping save the A-League on a dramatic day in which the Newcastle Jets' future was assured.


Culina may be next on Sydney FC's shopping list

SPORT-NCH Jets training at Ray Watt Oval Callaghan. Jason Culina running at training.
Photo by PHIL HEARNE  Tuesday 26th July 2011.

Michael Cockerill Jason Culina could yet become the final piece of the recruiting jigsaw for Sydney FC after the Sky Blues boosted their attacking stocks with the signing of veteran Croatian striker Krunoslav Lovrek.