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Socceroos legend Marston dies, aged 89

Pioneer: Joe Marston with Socceroos star Bailey Wright in 2014.

Dominic Bossi 12:28 PM   One of the founding fathers of football in Australia, Joe Marston, has passed away at the age of 89.

Sydney's inner-city needs to embrace traditions

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 12:20 PM   Football on the Pyrmont peninsula is poised for a comeback 87 years after it disappeared - a key plank in a "Spaces to Play" campaign aimed at securing desperately needed sporting space for inner Sydney.

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PSG notch emotional win in first home game since attacks

Emotional win: PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic wearing a jersey reading: "I am Paris" in memory of the victims of the Paris attacks, kicks the ball during the French League One clash between Paris Saint Germain and Troyes.

11:52 AM   Paris St Germain register an emotional victory in their first home game since the November 13 terror attacks on their city.

Barca thump Sociedad in La Liga

Lionel Messi kisses his son Thiago before the game.

11:43 AM   A Neymar double, a spectacular volley from Luis Suarez and a goal for Lionel Messi saw top of the table Barcelona's unstoppable strike force sweep aside Real Sociedad 4-0 in La Liga on Saturday.

Stanislas scores late as Bournemouth draw with Everton

Sliding on: Junior Stanislas celebrates scoring his team's second goal.

Declan Warrington 11:36 AM   Eddie Howe refused to head straight into birthday celebrations despite Bournemouth's dramatic 3-3 draw with Everton providing fresh belief they can survive in the Premier League.

Sunderland still in relegation battle despite win over Stoke

Cautiously optimistic: Sunderland's manager Sam Allardyce.

Damian Spellman 11:25 AM   Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has warned his players they are still in a Barclays Premier League relegation battle despite collecting six points in as many days.

McClaren irate after Newcastle's loss to Palace

Good times: James McArthur celebrates scoring for Crystal Palace against Newcastle United at Selhurst Park.

Nick Purewal 10:07 AM   Steve McClaren will haul his embattled Newcastle squad in for an extra training session on Sunday following their humiliating defeat at Crystal Palace.

Deeney scores decisive goal as Watford beat Aston Villa

Rejoice: Troy Deeney celebrates scoring his team's third goal.

Sean Taylor 8:54 AM   Troy Deeney piled on the misery for his boyhood club Aston Villa with the decisive goal in Watford's 3-2 win at Villa Park.

Aguero injured as Manchester City smash Southampton

Ouch: Manchester City's Sergio Aguero at Etihad Stadium.

Andy Hampson 8:38 AM   Manuel Pellegrini played down Sergio Aguero's latest injury after the striker limped out of Manchester City's defeat of Southampton.

Vardy sets EPL record in Manchester United draw

Milestone: Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium.

7:50 AM   Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has set a new English Premier League record after scoring during his team's 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Live: English Premier League Scores

Stunning brace: Memphis Depay.

12:18 AM   Keep up to date with all the EPL scores from the overnight action.

Muscat unhappy at second-half fade-out

Victory coach Kevin Muscat urges his team on against Adelaide United.

Michael Lynch 11:27 PM   Melbourne Victory may have stretched their A-League winning run to four with a regulation triumph over Adelaide United, but coach Kevin Muscat was far from happy with his team's second-half performance.

Melbourne Victory leap to top spot

Melbourne Victory fans stage a walkout during the A-League match against Adelaide United at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Michael Lynch 10:31 PM   Melbourne Victory has leapt to the top of the A-League table with a comfortable 2-1 win over bottom of the table Adelaide United at Etihad Stadium.

Swallow bile and get some perspective

Craig Foster

Craig Foster 10:20 PM   Football doesn't stand idly by any more, we fight for what's ours and what we have built, of which everyone is proud.

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Depleted Jets take heart from Roar draw

Ben Kantarovski celebrates his late equaliser.

Robert Dillon 8:57 PM   It wasn't the home-ground win they craved, but the Newcastle Jets are entitled to claim a moral victory after holding A-League leaders Brisbane to a 1-1 draw at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.

Minister demands fair play

Campaign: Ex-Matilda Tal Karp is involved in the drive to improve women’s standing in sport.

Larissa Nicholson 8:18 PM   The MCG is a shrine to male sporting achievement, a state minister said, as she called for greater involvement from women in every aspect of sporting life.

Why France will be cynosure at Euro 2016

Illustration: Mick Connolly

Jake Niall 8:09 PM   France will play for a lot more than just a trophy at Euro 2016.

Cahill says critics should check stats

Record speaks for itself: Socceroos talisman Tim Cahill has no plans to step down from the national team.

Daniel Lane 7:19 PM   Tim Cahill, who will spearhead Shanghai Shenhua's charge in the Chinese FA Cup final on Sunday, has challenged any critic who thinks that at 35 he ought to retire.

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United back depth to cover Matildas stars

Canberra United defender Ellie Brush (left) challenges Sydney FC's Leena Khamis for the ball in last week's W-League game in Sydney.

Lee Gaskin 7:04 PM   Canberra United defender Ellie Brush says the defending W-League champions can hold down the fort and secure a valuable three points without their trio of Matildas stars.

Muscat has tough calls for Champions League

Tough decisions: Kevin Muscat.

Michael Lynch 7:00 PM   Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat must find a way to select three of his five foreign players for the looming Asian Champions League campaign.

Something in the air for Wanderers skipper

"The most pleasing thing is that we've seen the change ourselves since day one of the pre-season, and now we're getting results for it and tangible points": Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Emma Kemp 5:13 PM   Nikolai Topor-Stanley will never forget the last time Western Sydney beat Central Coast in Gosford, because it was the very moment he realised just how remarkable a journey he was on.

Gameiro tears ACL again

Corey Gameiro is out for the year.

Daniel Cherny   Melbourne City winger Corey Gameiro has been left "devastated" but has vowed to return "better and stronger" next season after scans confirmed that he had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, his second ACL tear in little over a year.

Van 't Schip wants consistency - and Mooy to stay

Aaron Mooy was instrumental once again for Melbourne City on Friday night.

Michael Lynch   Its typical of a coach not to get too carried away even when his team has produced its best scoreline of the season and hammered its opposition 5-1.

Guardiola linked with EPL move to City

Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola talks to Franck Ribery during a training session in Munich.

Jason Burt   A cancelled press conference before Bayern's match against Hertha has renewed claims that a move is all but certain.

Spurs job easier than mine, Mourinho claims

Uncertain future: Jose Mourinho.

Matt Law   Jose Mourinho is at it again, niggling Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino in the lead-up to the teams' clash at White Hart Lane.

Mooy happy at City, says van 't Schip

Melbourne City's Harry Novillo greets fans after the big win over Perth Glory.

Michael Lynch   Melbourne City coach John an't Schip is confident that Aaron Mooy can play football at a higher level than the A-League _ but he is optimistic that the Socceroo star will remain at Melbourne City, at least for the immediate future.

City romp to win over Perth

Connor Chapman of Melbourne City scores with a headerl past Perth Glory goalkeeper Ante Covic.

Michael Lynch   Talismanic midfielder Aaron Mooy inspires Melbourne City to morale-boosting 5-1 win over Perth Glory.

Never a good sign when the crowd walks out

Melbourne Victory fans show their support during this year's A-League grand final.

Leaping Larry   The threat of Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers supporter groups to walk out during this weekend's matches as a protest to the A-League's treatment of fans – and rather more specifically banned ones – evokes a number of major issues.

Former A-League4Canberra bid chief hesistant to deal with FFA again

A-League4Canberra bid leader Ivan Slavich writes out refund cheques for people who supported the bid.

Lee Gaskin   Former A-League4Canberra bid chief Ivan Slavich says he would be hesitant to deal with Football Federation Australia again unless it drastically changes its views on A-League expansion.