Jason Culina


Socceroos' Golden Generation fall one by one to the sniper

Michael Cockerill He's good, isn't he, Ange Postecoglou? The bodies are falling, but no one sees the gun go off.


Alistair Edwards' sons failed to shine at Perth Glory, so storm was always brewing

Alistair Edwards - Perth Glory

Michael Lynch There’s hardly a father alive who hasn’t wanted the best for his son, who has not done what he could to help him, or swiftly moved to defend him when he is the subject of unwarranted criticism.

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A-League clash revives Spirit of the past

Sebastian Hassett dinkus

Sebastian Hassett For a place dripping with cricket, union and league nostalgia, one of Australian football's most tortured ghosts still lurks between the stands at North Sydney Oval.

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A-League: When transfer deals turn sour

Ange Postecoglou

Michael Lynch There are probably only a handful of players in the A-League, certainly under the age of 30, who would not jump at the chance to move overseas to improve their pay or career prospects.

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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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Returning stars underline rise in stature of A-League

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Sebastian Hassett There was a time in the not-too-distant past when an unspoken rule held sway: to play for Australia, you needed to play your club football outside Australia.

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Mat Ryan follows great tradition … in Belgium

Sebastian Hassett When Mathew Ryan left the Mariners, many wondered why he would buck the trend of going Dutch.

Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan eyes berth to Brazil World Cup

Mathew Ryan

Sebastian Hassett When Mathew Ryan finally made his much publicised departure from the Central Coast Mariners, many wondered why the goalkeeper would buck the trend of going Dutch or chasing a deal in England or...

United stand against thug minority

Michael Cockerill dinkus

Michael Cockerill Sydney United are angry, and finally they are going to do something about it. The hooligan minority that has dragged this once proud club almost to its knees over the past decade has seemingly...


Del Piero keeps on kicking goals

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Richard Hinds Les Murray was at Sydney FC training. Which, under normal circumstances, would be like the Pope popping into a suburban parish to watch the local priest conduct holy communion.

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Newcastle Jets swoop on Heskey

Emile Heskey in action for Aston Villa.

James Gardiner Former England striker Emile Heskey has reportedly agreed to terms on a $1 million one-year deal with the Newcastle Jets.


No room for complacency


Michael Lynch The Socceroos still have much to do, not least is reinvigorating an ageing team.

McFlynn must attack to get back on side

Sydney FC captain Terry McFlynn.

Sebastian Hassett Dumped Sydney FC captain might be wondering whether his A-League career is on the ropes.


Shocked Sky Blues looking for answers

'Shambolic': Sydney lost 7-2 to the Mariners.

Liam Fitzgibbon Sydney FC set for a week of soul searching as it attempts to rebound from 'shambolic' performance.


Culina in Sky Blue debut

Jason Culina

Adrian Warren, Sydney Socceroo midfielder Jason Culina will have his first hit-out in a Sydney FC shirt today.

Profit from that loss, Del Piero urges Sky Blues

Alessandro Del Piero at a training sesssion.

Sydney Sydney FC star says team needs to approach match against Melbourne Victory with no fear.


Long-awaited Culina return boosts Sydney FC

He feared the day may never come, but Jason Culina says he'll take the field with a whole new outlook when he caps a remarkable return from injury for Sydney FC on Friday.


Farina bemoans weak Sydney FC

Adelaide Frank Farina hasn't played soccer for 15 years, but reckons he could have easily got touches against his hapless Sydney FC on New Year's Eve.


Heart beating for Socceroo

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 01:  Lucas Neill of Australia in action during the Australian Socceroos Training Session at Parken Stadium on June 1, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart is confident it will capture the signature of Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill after it talks to the veteran defender and his agent in Sydney on Friday.


Socceroos' ageing warriors


Michael Lynch The sun is setting on Australia's golden generation. The next nine days will determine whether darkness settles on their international careers by mid-June, or the sun sits above the horizon for a...