Five times Roy Keane nailed it

James Morrison 6:29 PM   The former Man United hardman has already written off Arsenal's Premier League chances. Here are five other times he got it spot on.

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Sydney FC sign former Mariner Simon

GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 10:  Matt Simon of the Mariners celebrates scoring a goal during the round 10 A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle Jets at Bluetongue Stadium on December 10, 2011 in Gosford, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

6:17 PM   Sydney FC have bolstered their attacking options with the signature of former Central Coast striker Matt Simon.

Wenger hails rugged Arsenal

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain celebrates after scoring the winning goal for Arsenal.

William Schomberg 7:32 AM   Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised his team's uncharacteristically rugged display after they beat champions Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield on Sunday.

Arsenal obsessed with 'selfies and six-packs'

Forthright: Roy Keane in his Manchester United days.

Ciaran O Raghallaigh   Former Manchester United midfielder launches withering attack on Wenger's side – and takes a shot at Man City, too.

EPL 2015-16 preview: All you need to know

English Premier League 2015-16.

Sebastian Hassett   Who's in, who's out, who's going to finish where and what are the odds for all 20 teams lining up for the 2015-16 English Premier League season.

Sponsor pressure may push Devils to Australia

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Michael Lynch   Liverpool pulled 96,000 plus to the MCG when they played Melbourne Victory at the cavernous stadium in 2013.

Celtic kick-off Scottish season with easy win

On target: Celtic's Leigh Griffiths, left, celebrates scoring with Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong.

Scottish champions Celtic began the defence of their Premier League crown with a straightforward 2-0 home win over Ross County.

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YouTube hit could become FFA Cup hit

Gungahlin United's Shane Murray at Gungahlin Oval ahead of their match against Sydney Olympic in the FFA Cup.

David Polkinghorne 10:03 PM   Could the FFA Cup lay the foundations for Canberra A-League team?

Canberra in running for Socceroos World Cup match

Canberra-raised Socceroo Tom Rogic.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra has emerged as the frontrunner to host the Socceroos' World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.

Brisbane Roar laundry man left high and dry

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29:  Disgruntled laundry operator Dennis Beecraft who is angry with the Brisbane Roar over owed money on July 29, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

Beth Newman   While Brisbane Roar chairman Chris Fong said QRU's legal action against the club might hinder a sale, some of the club's lower-profile creditors are grateful for the action.

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Goodes 'unAustralian' says former Roar goalkeeper

Confusing tweet: Griffin McMaster apologised for any offence his tweets may have caused.

Cameron Atfield   Former Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Griffin McMaster has weighed into the Adam Goodes racism controversy by suggesting the dual Brownlow medallist and former Australian of the Year should be deported.

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

Bid for the job: Michel Platini.

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week.

Roxburgh excited about England showdown

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Jason Dasey   England drawing Scotland in 2018 World Cup qualifying this week generated excitement all over the globe, including in the city of Kuala Lumpur, which Scottish football icon Andy Roxburgh now calls home.

Mexico coach fired after punch claim

Former Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera.

Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter's claim that the man known as "El Piojo" punched him.

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter deserves the Nobel Prize, says Russian president Vladimir Putin

Old pals: Vladimir Putin lavished praise on embattled FIFA boss Sepp Blatter.

Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter just can't stop praising each other.

Milos Dimitrijevic re-signs for Sydney FC two months after walking out

He's back: After two months of fearing the worst, Sydney FC fans can delight in the knowledge Milos Dimitrijevic has signed a two-year deal with the Sky Blues.

Sebastian Hassett   Serbian midfielder Milos Dimtrijevic has completed a sensational about-face to re-sign with Sydney FC - barely months after leaving the club following the A-League grand final.

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Cahill wins it for Shenhua

Tim Cahill is in top form.

Tim Cahill has continued his prolific form with the only goal of the game as in-form Shanghai Shenhua defeated Henan Jianye 1-0 in their Super League clash.

Western Sydney Wanderers sign Italian striker Federico Piovaccari

Strike force: Federico Piovaccari during his loan spell with Steaua Bucuresti.

Sebastian Hassett   Western Sydney Wanderers have finally found their new marquee player, landing a 30-year old Italian striker with an impressive CV.

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Grand final scar the motivation that drives Vedran Janjetovic

Looking forward: Sydney FC's Vedran Janjetovic is keen to put last year's disappointment behind them.

Sebastian Hassett   Vedran Janjetovic had an excellent season for Sydney FC last year, establishing himself as an unchallenged first-choice goalkeeper. It should be a year he looks fondly upon, but it's how it ended that dominates his thinking.

World champions Germany get kind qualifying draw

Former Russian soccer player Aleksandr Kerzhakov assists with the draw.

World champions Germany avoided facing some of their strongest rivals when the draw for the European qualifying groups for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia was made on Saturday.

FIFA puts troubles aside at glitzy World Cup draw

Former German player Oliver Bierhoff at the draw.

Mike Collett   FIFA put its problems to one side and began the countdown to the 2018 World Cup finals on Saturday when Russian president Vladimir Putin and FIFA chief Sepp Blatter re-assured the nation the tournament would go ahead as planned.

FIFA as opulent as ever at World Cup draw

Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Brian Homewood   When it boils down to it, making a draw for a major soccer tournament involves little more than pulling balls out of plastic pots.

Oceania winners to face South American side in playoff

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 25:  The World Cup trophy is displayed at the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at The Konstantin Palace on July 25, 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

The winners of the Oceania World Cup qualifying group will have to play the fifth-placed South American side to reach the finals in Russia.

US in group with Trinidad for World Cup qualifiers

The CONCACAF qualifying competition is the most complicated out of all of FIFA's six confederations.

Americans will begin their quest for an eighth straight World Cup appearance with Trinidad & Tobago likely to provide the toughest opposition in their first qualifying group.

Mexes scores stunning volley against Inter

AC Milan's Philippe Mexes (left) celebrates with his teammate Agustin Jose Mauri.

A breathtaking volley from central defender Philippe Mexes gave AC Milan a 1-0 win over rivals Inter in a pre-season friendly in Shenzhen, China on Saturday.

Fong takes to Twitter to address fan concerns

The last A-League grand final, between Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers,  attracted a crowd of 51,153 at Suncorp Stadium.

Beth Newman   Brisbane Roar chairman Chris Fong has been bullish about the club's future, taking to Twitter to talk up its sale prospects.

Panama upset US to finish third at Gold Cup

Teammates celebrate with Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia.

Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia made three consecutive saves during a penalty shootout for his team to stun the United States 2-1 and secure third place at the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Marquee men don't always deliver so be careful what you wish for

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Michael Lynch   There's nothing like an arresting statistic to grab your attention, so when I was monitoring my social media feed and an article from the Irish Times popped up about salaries in America's major League Soccer  it certainly piqued my interest.

CBA still stalled but soccer union and FFA set for further talks

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Michael Lynch   The players union and soccer's governing body, the FFA, have still to resolve their impasse over the new CBA nearly a month after the previous agreement expired.

Mat Ryan has the depth to make the La Liga grade

Making it big: Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan.

Daniel Lane    Valencia's Aussie recruit Mat Ryan's first taste of Spanish football was against their national team, the then defending World Cup champions, and it was brutal.

Rugby moves to wind up Roar over rent

Dimitri Petratos of the Roar celebrates a goal during the international friendly match between against Liverpool FC at Suncorp Stadium.

Brisbane Roar's financial crisis looks set to come to a head after the Queensland Rugby Union filed an application to have the A-League club wound up.

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AFL's 'monopoly' lost: Matthews

Leigh Matthews: "Secrecy and finding the truth are rarely great partners."

Daniel Cherny   Australian football legend Leigh Matthews has warned the AFL that the league's "spectacle is more criticial" than it's ever been, with football's "monopoly on Melbourne winter sport" lost.

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Ronaldo turns on the tricks as Real run riot at MCG to see off City

Cristiano Ronaldo is congratulated by his Real Madrid team mates after scoring the second goal.

Michael Lynch   What a difference six days makes. Last Saturday night Real Madrid were derided for a lack of adventure in a scoreless stalemate against AS Roma in the opening ICC match, a boring encounter which drew jeers from a bumper MCG crowd.

Madrid's deadly BBC strikeforce cut up City's defence debutantes in MCG thriller

The MCG was packed to the gills for this closing match of the International Champions Cup.

John Mangan   With three of the world's most deadly strikers facing up against a defence still in its sporting nappies, there could only be one result.

Rafa's all smiles as Real rout City, but Manuel says result unimportant

Dazzling: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid at the MCG last night.

Michael Lynch   Rafa Benitez, the Real Madrid boss, could hardly contain his smiles in a post match analysis of his team's destruction of Manchester City in front of almost 100,000 fans at the MCG.

Soccer appears briefly as professionalism runs rampant at the MCG

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Devil's Advocate   Tuesday night at the MCG saw a breathtaking display of modern-day sport professionalism. Also, there was some soccer involving Manchester City and AS Roma.

Ryan follows former ACT trailblazer to Spain

Canberra's Andy Bernal  played almost 100 matches in La Liga, Spain.

Lee Gaskin   Before Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan became the fifth Australian to join a Spanish club in the prestigious La Liga, Andy Bernal was the first.

Adelaide coach Josep Gombau quits to begin New York academy

United head coach Josep Gombau.

Sebastian Hassett   Adelaide United coach Josep Gombau has been released from the remaining two years of his contract to move to New York and begin work on a youth development project.


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