Brett Emerton

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Brett Emerton calls time on a brilliant career

Sebastian Hassett Australia's third-most-capped Socceroo, Brett Emerton, will announce on Thursday morning that his 18-year professional career is over.

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Socceroos veteran Brett Emerton to retire from the game

All over: Brett Emerton played 95 times for the Socceroos.

Sebastian Hassett Third-most-capped Socceroo of all time set to announce his 18-year professional career is over.

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Final whistle blows for soccer great Brett Emerton

Sebastian Hassett When the referee blew his whistle for half-time, for Brett Emerton, it was a good as full-time.

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Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers: Alessandro Del Piero and Brett Emerton in doubt for derby

Under a cloud: Sydney FC marquee men Alessandro Del Piero and Brett Emerton.

Dominic Bossi The sold-out Sydney derby on Saturday might not feature Sydney FC's two marquee players.

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Alessandro del Piero and Brett Emerton out for Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero.

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC marquee pairing Brett Emerton and Alessandro Del Piero have been ruled out of Sunday's clash with Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium.

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Alessandro Del Piero and Brett Emerton set to return for Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero

Dominic Bossi Sydney FC's hopes of returning to form have received a boost as star players Alessandro Del Piero and Brett Emerton are close to lining up for the Sky Blues' Boxing Day clash against Brisbane Roar.

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Veteran Socceroo Brett Emerton retires

7 Brett EMERTON In action during the Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney fc at Pirtek Stadium
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Sebastian Hassett Australia's third-most capped Socceroo, Brett Emerton, has decided to retire from football.

Brett Emerton may have to wait to return to Sydney FC starting lineup

Brett Emerton

Sebastian Hassett Even though Sydney FC marquee star Brett Emerton is fit again there is unlikely to be a place for him in the starting side in Brisbane on Saturday night.

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Sydney FC star Brett Emerton likely to be sidelined for A-League season opener

PADOVA, ITALY - AUGUST 07:  Brett Emerton of Sydney FC scores his first goal during the pre-season friendly match between Padova Calcio and Sydney FC at Stadio Euganeo on August 7, 2013 in Padova, Italy.  (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC have been dealt a major blow for Friday night's season-opening clash against Newcastle at Allianz Stadium with marquee star Brett Emerton almost certainly out with a back injury.

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A-League players can take soft options or make hard choices

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Does life in the A-League make it too easy for too many players to accept their lot?

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National teams must be prioritised over clubs

Ange Postecoglou.

Ange Postecoglou The opportunity to represent your country at any level is something every young player aspires to.

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Emerton reaches his limit: no more pain jabs to keep playing

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16:  Brett Emerton looks on during a press conference at Allianz Stadium on January 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett When the referee blew his whistle for half-time in the Sydney derby last Saturday night, for Brett Emerton, it was as good as full-time.

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Central Coast Mariners heap more misery on Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett A month might be a long time in football but that doesn't mean things will change. Sometimes it means more of the same.

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Alessandro Del Piero, Sydney FC to discuss future, says Scott Barlow

Alessandro Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow will meet with Alessandro Del Piero before the end of the month to thrash out whether the marquee star will be at the club next season.

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A-League needs to get out of the comfort zone

Ange Postecoglou.

Ange Postecoglou My travels in the UK will see me visit some of the less glamorous venues in world football to check on some of our Australian players who are building a career over here.

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Alessandro Del Piero deserves the A-League's gratitude

Alessandro Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett ALESSANDRO Del Piero might have already decided what he will be doing in the next stage of his career and will soon - possibly in the next seven days - fill the rest of us in.

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Inside the big top: Sydney FC's marquee men ... and their wish list

Juninho

Sebastian Hassett From Yorke to Del Piero, the Sky Blues have had some of the world's biggest stars on their books.

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Sydney FC face tough battle to make it back into A-League's top six

Brett Emerton

Sebastian Hassett For the first time since round five, Sydney FC are out of the top six, and might have a tough time fighting their way back in.

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Sky Blues chiefs won't forget the Roar deal they got over border

Besart Berisha.

BEFORE their clash against Sydney late last season, Brisbane coach Mike Mulvey thundered this at his team: ''Boys, this is our State of Origin. This is what it means to be a Queenslander.

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Alessandro Del Piero calf injury blow for Sydney FC's derby chances

Alessandro Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett Next week's Sydney derby is almost certain to take place without Alessandro Del Piero after the marquee striker suffered a calf injury on Saturday night.

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