Ricki Herbert

Soccer

How the A-League clubs shape up

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

Red-letter day, but it's grey for Sky Blues

Wellington v Sydney FC

Sebastian Hassett Here's the good news. Alessandro Del Piero hasn't lost his class. The trick is his teammates must now learn to find him.

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Red-letter day, but it's grey for Sky Blues

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 06:  Alessandro Del Piero of Sydney FC signs autographs following the round one A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and Sydney FC at Westpac Stadium on October 6, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett Here's the good news. Alessandro Del Piero hasn't lost his class. The trick is his teammates must now learn to find him.

Fatigued Wellington work hard to share points with Brisbane

Cathy Walshe Wellington Phoenix battled to its second A-League 1-1 draw in a week, bringing a rampant Brisbane Roar back to earth at Westpac Stadium yesterday.

Fuming Phoenix skipper blasts rival for diving as Adelaide United powers to victory

ADELAIDE United's double scorer Jeronimo Neumann has been branded a cheat by Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante for diving in a bitter A-League match at Hindmarsh Stadium yesterday.

If it was a dive, Jeronimo may face suspension

Jeronimo Neumann and Cassio of Adelaide celebrate after the round four A-League match

Liam Fitzgibbon ADELAIDE import Jeronimo Neumann may become only the third A-League player banned for diving and Wellington captain Andrew Durante could be sanctioned for calling him a cheat.

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...

I'm not a cheat: Adelaide striker maintains he didn't take a dive

Jeronimo Neumann

Adelaide United striker Jeronimo Neumann says he's not a cheat and didn't dive in an incident which has caused an A-League furore.

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Adelaide striker accused of diving insists he's no cheat

Steve Larkin Adelaide United striker Jeronimo Neumann says he's not a cheat and didn't dive in an incident against the Phoenix.

Reds back Jeronimo to bounce back from uproar

Jeronimo Neumann

Steve Larkin ADELAIDE UNITED players have rallied around Argentine attacker Jeronimo Neumann to shield him from the fallout of the A-League's diving controversy.

Corica takes the reins as Sydney start hunt for new coach

Steve Corica

Dominic Bossi SYDNEY FC might appear as a club in crisis but captain Terry McFlynn believes there is still plenty of time for a new coach to save their season.

Phoenix keep focus on play-offs

Cathy Walshe WELLINGTON: Bottom-of-the-table Wellington Phoenix can still make the A-League play-offs, captain Andrew Durante believes, but they have to start on Sunday with a win over Newcastle at Westpac...

Newcastle add to Phoenix woes

Sam Gallaway and Paul Ifill

Daniel Gilhooly Adjusting to life without Ricki Herbert proved beyond the Wellington Phoenix, who have given up on reaching the A-League playoffs following their 2-1 loss to the Newcastle Jets.

Phoenix jobs could be on line, Greenacre warns

Chris Greenacre

WELLINGTON PHOENIX acting coach Chris Greenacre is desperate to end what he describes as the most ''turbulent'' week of his life with victory over Melbourne Heart on Sunday in Dunedin.

A-League

Week off won't stop Wanderers' momentum in new-look finals

Ante Covic

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers may have temporarily lost the momentum of their 12-match unbeaten streak, but the A-League minor premiers have welcomed the week's rest in the new-look finals series.