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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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Gui Finkler volleys dramatic winner as Victory seals semi-final berth

Gui Finkler of the Victory celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Sydney FC.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory keeps its season alive for another week and condemned Sydney to finals defeat.

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Sydney FC's season ended by last-gasp goal

Cliffhanger: Melbourne Victory's Gui Finkler celebrates his injury-time strike that ended Sydney FC's season.

Sebastian Hassett After a season which encountered every emotion football can possibly manufacture, it was perhaps fitting Sydney FC would exit the finals following 90 minutes which summed up their whole campaign.

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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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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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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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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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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, 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...

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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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A-League finals: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero

Scott Spits It's time for the A-League finals. Glamour clubs Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC clash in an elimination final.

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.

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Kevin Muscat hails 'momentous' win over Guangzhou

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Romeo Lippi (left) watches the game as Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat shouts instructions to his players.

Jesse Hogan Elated Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has hailed the two-nil defeat of Asian club champion Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday night as a momentous achievement for the club - and great preparation...

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Melbourne Victory hopes Adrian Leijer will be fit for final against Sydney FC

Victory defender Adrian Leijer hoping to be fit for final.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory has not abandoned hopes Adrian Leijer will be fit for Friday night's A-League elimination final against Sydney FC after he was cleared of a serious injury.

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Forwards the key to Victory, says Jurman

Matt Jurman.

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC left full-back Matt Jurman believes blunting Melbourne Victory’s explosive forwards is the key to securing an upset victory in their elimination final on Friday night.

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Melbourne Victory begins crucial week on winning note

James Troisi and Kosta Barbarouses

Jesse Hogan The most pivotal week of Melbourne Victory's season began in magnificent fashion, with Nathan Coe's inspired goalkeeping triggering a stirring defeat of reigning Asian club champion Guangzhou on...

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Melbourne Victory thumps Phoenix 4-1

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Melbourne Victory tuned up for the A-League finals in style with a 4-1 pasting of a hapless Wellington Phoenix.

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Victory v Jets: Draw a finals victory

Free fall: Victory's Mark Milligan is tackled by the Jets' Ruben Zadkovich on Saturday night.

Craig Kerry Penalty goal from captain Mark Milligan seals Melbourne Victory's place in A-League finals.