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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

Tuggeranong United proposes to maintain FFA Cup momentum with pre-season tournament

Chris Dutton Could seeing Socceroos star Carl Valeri playing in Canberra become a regular fixture?

Football

Tuggeranong United show bravery in heavy defeat to Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong United goalkeeper Rohan Shepherd is beaten by a free kick in the second half.

Chris Dutton The scoreboard said they were belted, but the smiles on Tuggeranong United's faces told a different story.

Football

FFA Cup flares the only minor hiccup in a brilliant night for Tuggeranong United

A flare is set off at the match between Tuggeranong United and Melbourne Victory.

Chris Dutton Melbourne fan who allegedly lit a flare at the FFA Cup clash against Tuggeranong faces a fine and a ban.

Soccer

Socceroo Carl Valeri says Melbourne Victory is wary of his junior club Tuggeranong United in FFA Cup

Melbourne Victory's Carl Valeri at Canberra Airport on Monday.

Chris Dutton Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says the Melbourne Victory's FFA Cup clash against Tuggeranong United is "no laughing matter", and the A-League heavyweights are desperate to beat his former junior...

Soccer

Tuggeranong United back from the brink to take on A-League giants Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong United players talk strategy with coach Steve Forshaw in the lobby of the Alpha Hotel ahead of their match against Melbourne Victory.

Chris Dutton Tuggeranong United was on the brink of collapse as their dire financial position almost forced the club to withdraw from the men's competition less than two years ago.

Soccer

Tuggeranong United takes professional approach to match against the Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

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players, some who are tradies, from left, Ethan Munster, Cameron
Doherty, Chris Ruiz, Tim Stewart and Zac Munster will play the might of Melbourne Victory.

Chris Dutton Tuggeranong's team of tradies, public servants and students are getting ready for the biggest game of their lives.

Saturday Serve

FFA sells out Matildas

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

Soccer

Tuggeranong United players Zac and Ethan Munster will 'pull their fingers out' to honour dad

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Chris Dutton Before he died suddenly three weeks ago, Mick Munster would have told his two sons to pick up their bottom lips, pull their fingers out and prepare for the biggest game of their lives.

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.

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

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...

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...