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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Saturday Serve

FFA sells out Matildas

Chris Dutton Gender inequality, financial constraints or just laziness - all signs point to a huge FFA bungle in Canberra this week.

Football

Belconnen United on winning streak despite missing coach

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Chris Dutton Belconnen United edges closer to Capital Football glory, while Canberra referee Ben Williams creates history.

Soccer

Flexible seating at proposed stadium to keep Canberra in frame for World Cup if Qatar is stripped of hosting rights

Chris Dutton The ACT government will consider a flexible design model for a new rectangular stadium with a clear roof in Civic to ensure Canberra has the capacity to host World Cup games if FIFA strips Qatar of...

Football

Matildas star Sally Shipard retires from soccer

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during happier times at Canberra United.

Chris Dutton Chronic injuries have forced Canberra and Australian star Sally Shipard to quit soccer at 26.

Soccer

Fans could cost Canberra football clubs points

Chris Dutton Capital Football has backed the Football Federation Australia's tough stance on crowd troublemakers.

Football

Football Federation Australia is all eyes for young talent

Former Socceroos Craig Moore and Tony Vidmar.

Chris Dutton FFA is banking on expert eyes to help it discover a new generation of soccer talent for the Socceroos.

Football

Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen calls for drinks breaks rule change

SPORT: Canberra United v Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park. United player Ashleigh Sykes reacts after the referees decision .  8th December 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen wants the FFA to overhaul drinks break rules after a sapping 1-0 loss.

Soccer

Will this be a season to remember?

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Lee Gaskin, Chris Dutton The A-League's moment of truth has arrived and I've got some bad news for the fans - I've looked into the soccer crystal ball and it doesn't look pretty.

Football

Heyman baffled by lock-out

SPORT: Michelle Heyman during training with the Matildas at the AIS athletics track, Bruce .. 12th June 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton Michelle Heyman admits she is confused as to why the Matildas' match against New Zealand on Thursday has been closed to the public.

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Soccer

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...