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Western Sydney Wanderers' Labinot Haliti to fill Mark Bridge's boots in A-League grand final

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers striker Labinot Haliti is likely to start his first A-League grand final in place of the injured Mark Bridge but has played down the importance of his involvement now that...

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Mark Bridge still clinging to grand final hopes, says Popovic

Hopeful: Western Sydney Wanderers forward Mark Bridge.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic is clinging to hope that attacking midfielder Mark Bridge will be fit to take his place in Sunday’s A-League grand final.

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Mark Bridge could still play in the grand final, says Popovic

In the frame: Mark Bridge is in line for a shock return to the Wanderers' line-up for Sunday's A-League grand final against Brisbane Roar.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers forward Mark Bridge could be a shock inclusion for Sunday’s A-League grand final, according to coach Tony Popovic.

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Q & A with Mark Bridge

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Andrew Webster We speak to the Wanderers captain on the eve of his side's A-League opener against Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday.

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Mark Bridge says it's only a matter of time before Tony Popovic coaches the Socceroos

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Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers striker Mark Bridge doesn't want to lose coach Tony Popovic but says it's inevitable that he'll one day go on to coach the Socceroos.

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Western Sydney Wanderers lose grand final specialist

Injury concern: Mark Bridge left the pitch in the second half with an ankle injury.

Sebastian Hassett The Western Sydney Wanderers will need to defy all the odds to become A-League champions after Brisbane Roar won the right to host their third home grand final in four years.

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Kwabena Appiah says Western Sydney Wanderers won't be distracted by hype again in A-League grand final

Ready for the big one: Kwabena Appiah.

Dominic Bossi As the Western Sydney Wanderers enter another grand final, they're determined not to make the same mistake as last year by embracing the overwhelming public support that proved a distraction in the...

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Brisbane Roar's Dimitri Petratos set for A-League decider

Dimitri Petratos has an ankle injury.

Brisbane expect to be at full strength for Sunday's A-League decider against Western Sydney with winger Dimitri Petratos rated a "99 per cent" chance of playing.

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Western Sydney Wanderers' Youssouf Hersi desperate to atone for missing last year's A-League grand final

Grand final heartbreak  remains fresh in Youssouf Hersi's mind.

Sebastian Hassett Youssouf Hersi remembers last year’s A-League grand final like it was yesterday. He watched every pass, tackle and header from afar, chained inside his immaculate suit, a helpless onlooker like...

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Dimitri Petratos cleared by Roar

Brisbane Roar striker Dimitri Petratos is fit to play in Sunday's A-League grand final against Western Sydney.

Young Brisbane Roar striker Dimitri Petratos has been given the green light to play in Sunday's sold out A-League grand final against Western Sydney at Suncorp Stadium.

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A-League grand final Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers: The Lowdown

Compatriot games: Wanderers' German import Jerome Polenz has a plan to shackle Brisbane compatriot Thomas Broich.

Sebastian Hassett Talk about the irresistible force meeting the immoveable object. The Roar will look to dominate possession and pass the ball furiously around their defence and midfield, looking for gaps in a Western...

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Western Sydney Wanderers' Shannon Cole stands ready for third grand final

Unfinished business: Shannon Cole is ready to step up for injured Wanderers’ striker Mark Bridge.

Sebastian Hassett Shannon Cole's memories of his two A-League grand finals to date are mixed, to say the least.

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Western Sydney Wanderers believe in Asian Champions League miracle

Sebastian Hassett They might be considered rank outsiders to qualify for quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League but Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic believes his players can pull off a minor miracle...

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Wanderers shift focus to title glory after emphatic win over Perth

Ryan Edwards of Perth runs with the ball during the round 24 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory at Parramatta Stadium on March 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett Seeing Brisbane Roar hoist the Premier’s Plate the night before must have been a deflating sight for the Western Sydney Wanderers.

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Wanderers down Ulsan Hyundai 2-0 to top ACL group

On the scoresheet: Mark Bridge.

Second-half goals from Mark Bridge and substitute Brendan Santalab lifted Western Sydney Wanderers to a crucial 2-0 AFC Champions League win over Korean powerhouse Ulsan Hyundai.

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Western Sydney Wanderers end slump with hard-fought win over Perth Glory

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Sebastian Hassett For the first time in what seemed a small eternity, the Western Sydney Wanderers weren't in the top two when they stepped onto the field on Sunday night.

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Live: Western Sydney Wanderers v Perth Glory

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Ash Grey Western Sydney Wanderers will attempt to stop the rot against a dangerous Perth Glory side at Parramatta Stadium.

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Wanderers can halt runaway Brisbane Roar, says coach Tony Popovic

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic is firm in the belief that his side has what it takes to win their top-of-the-table clash with Brisbane Roar at Parramatta Stadium on Friday night.

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Tony Popovic has faith his Wanderers can upset the all-conquering Brisbane Roar

Sebastian Hassett Wanderers coach is full of belief his side has what it takes to beat Brisbane Roar.

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Wanderers can match it with the best when it really matters

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Sebastian Hassett THEY won't say it publicly, but the Western Sydney Wanderers were utterly desperate to prove their championship credentials against the league's best team.

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