Gold Coast United


Gold Coast United axed

Sebastian Hassett Gold Coast United has been kicked out of the A-League, according to the club's controversial owner Clive Palmer.

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...


How the A-League clubs shape up


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


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.


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...

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...


Canberra has the X-factor: Gallop

FILE - AUGUST 21, 2012: Former NRL CEO David Gallop is expected to be appointed as the new chief executive of Football Federation Australia. Gallop who was CEO of the NRL for 10 years will replace Ben Buckley, who has been boss of the FFA for the past six years.
 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05:  David Gallop speaks to the media at the announcement of his resignation as ARLC CEO at Rugby League Central on June 5, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra's inclusion in the A-League would give the competition an ''X-factor'', FFA chief David Gallop says.


Rogic's move from Mariners opens door to Roar for Lustica

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06: Steven Lustica of Gold Coast United poses with the National Youth League Player of the Year award during the 2010-11 A-League Awards and W-League Awards at the Westin Hotel on March 6, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Fleta Page Tom Rogic may have left the A-League, but his departure has paved the way for another Canberran to return as former Canberra FC player Steve Lustica is set to join Brisbane Roar till season's end.


Wanderers rewriting the rule book on debut teams


Darren Walton Already the talk of the A-League, the Western Sydney Wanderers are on course to achieve a footballing feat never seen before in Australia.


Spluttering Socceroos put code in danger


Glenn Jackson IN rugby league, the premiership is said to prosper when Souths are successful. Ditto the AFL and Collingwood.

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Del Piero caught in All Stars tug-of-war

Alessandro Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett A three-way showdown is looming between Football Federation Australia, Sydney FC and Alessandro Del Piero over the star forward's availability for the match between the A-League All Stars and...

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Palmer accused of refusing to pay the big bucks

Clive Palmer

Ben Butler, Rory Callinan Mining magnate and would-be politician Clive Palmer has refused to pay nearly $500,000 in wrongful dismissal awards to two top football players booted off his now defunct Gold Coast team.


Players granted overdue protection after new deal

Hyundai A-League Grand Final 2013

Sebastian Hassett Australian football's new $160 million television deal, which began on Monday, could have coincided with a gluttonous pay day for the 200 or so footballers employed by A-League clubs.

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Top talent fuelled by spirit of Bundy

Joshua Brillante

Michael Lynch There must be something in the water in Bundaberg. The Central Queensland town is world famous for its rum, but it is not doing a bad job in producing high-quality footballers either.

Can the premiers become champions?

Shane Stefanutto

Phil Lutton The Brisbane Roar have swept all before them this A-League season. As they kicked down the door and made off with the Premier's Plate, they went 25 games without a loss.

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Late equaliser denies Victory

Late equaliser denies Victory

Gold Coast captain Michael Thwaite bagged an injury-time equaliser as another Melbourne Victory meltdown resulted in a 1-all draw in last night's A-League clash at Aurora Stadium in Launceston.

Bleiberg quits United over Palmer's 'disrespect'

Michael Cockerill Miron Bleiberg has resigned as coach of Gold Coast United, claiming owner Clive Palmer had ''disrespected'' him, and the game, with his actions in the tumultuous aftermath of the appointment of...

Our pay paved the way, give us a say

Paul Mulvey Perth Glory backer Tony Sage says club owners must have more say in how the A-League operates, but is wary of letting the ''animals run the zoo''.


Slavich all but concedes defeat for Canberra's A-League bid

Chris Dutton Canberra A-League organisers have all but given up on their $4 million bid to join the competition and will start refunding foundation memberships as soon as the FFA confirms they will not be...

March towards wooden spoon a case of worst of the best

March towards wooden spoon a case of worst of the best

It's always a race to the title, but what is it to the wooden spoon? A forced march?