Archie Thompson

Archie Thompson proves there's life in the old dog yet

Archie Thompson celebrates after putting his team ahead.

Jesse Hogan Archie Thompson has earned and long-relished his position as the Melbourne Victory fans' favourite upfront.

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Hamstring injury keeps Melbourne Victory striker Archie Thompson on sideline

Archie Thompson.

Michael Lynch Archie Thompson unable to get through a training session to the coaching staffs satisfaction.

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Archie Thompson hasn't given up on a World Cup berth

Archie Thompson.

Michael Lynch Archie Thompson is now 35, but he still harbours dreams of going to his second World Cup

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Victory hopeful Archie Thompson will face Perth

Archie Thompson.

Defender Adrian Leijer is confident Archie Thompson will return from a hamstring injury to give their side a timely boost in strike-power against Perth on Friday.

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A-League: Victory's Archie Thompson to miss Wanderers clash

Melissa Woods Socceroos striker Archie Thompson remains sidelined with a hamstring injury and will miss Melbourne Victory's keenly-anticipated A-League clash with Western Sydney.

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Archie Thompson still out as Melbourne Victory retains unchanged line-up

Archie Thompson

Melissa Woods Socceroos striker Archie Thompson remains sidelined with a hamstring injury and will miss Melbourne Victory's keenly anticipated A-League clash with Western Sydney.

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Archie Thompson and Melbourne Victory have been good for each other

Fire power: Victory's Archie Thompson has been the A-League's most consistent striker.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory would like Archie Thompson to finish his time in the game in navy blue.

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Who is Archie Thompson asks Brazil star Neymar

Archie Thompson.

Angela Habashy When Neymar was asked what he thought about Archie Thompson's comment that Oscar was a better player, the Brazilian star had no idea who Thompson was.

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Sydney FC's Tiago Calvano cops ban over assault charge on Archie Thompson

Tiago Calvano

Sydney FC's Brazilian defender Tiago Calvano has copped a two-match ban after being found guilty of assault on Archie Thompson but a possible far longer suspension still hangs over him.

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Archie Thompson, Mark Milligan face dilemma over clash

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Michael Lynch Archie Thompson and Mark Milligan, Melbourne Victory's two key players, are facing the classic club-versus-country dilemma: both want to play for the national team in the friendly against France in...

Archie Thompson on bench for Victory

Guy Hand Melbourne Victory will unleash Archie Thompson from the bench, while first-choice goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos also returns against Newcastle on Friday night.

Mark Milligan signs on as Melbourne Victory marquee player

Mark Milligan

Melbourne Victory have locked in Mark Milligan as the club's Australian marquee for the next three seasons.

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Tuggeranong United to host Melbourne Victory and Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong players celebrate their penalty shootout win over South Hobart in the FFA Cup round of 32.

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong United will have their wish when they host A-League powerhouse Melbourne Victory in the FFA Cup.

Melbourne Victory set sights on winning FFA Cup

Scott Galloway of Melbourne Victory.

Melbourne Victory have set their eyes on winning the inaugural FFA Cup following a solid 2-0 win over Western Australia's Bayswater City.

Pressure cooker Brazil means heat on Selecao as Chile aim to spoil the party

Handling the pressure ... Neymar has scored four times for Brazil at the World Cup.

Michael Lynch In a country of 200 million people,  when every boy grows up wanting to play for the Selecao, there's a special kind of pressure on Brazilian footballers.

Heart's Ben Garuccio grabs derby test with both hands

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart youngster Ben Garuccio was not nervous about making his seasonal debut at AAMI Park in a fierce derby against Melbourne Victory last Saturday night.

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Adrian Leijer and Tom Rogic out for Victory while Mike Mulvey marshalls Brisbane troops

Adrian Leijer lined up at the heart of defence.

Michael Lynch Former skipper Adrian Leijer and Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic will be absentees from Sunday's sudden-death A-League semi-final but Kevin Muscat will otherwise have virtually a full-strength...

Victory loses but Muscat makes his mark

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Kevin Muscat could barely contain his emotions in the wake of Melbourne Victory's controversial semi-final defeat against Brisbane Roar on Sunday, and it was hard not to sympathise with the navy...

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Penalty call still burns Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat

Kevin Muscat.

Three days after Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat saw his side denied a last minute penalty against Brisbane Roar - a match they lost 1-0 - the emotion is still there.

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Kevin Muscat plugs gaps as Melbourne Victory seeks response to Heart loss

Michael Lynch Every game for Melbourne Victory feels like a cup final at this stage of the campaign.