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Liverpool may take plunge with Mario Balotelli

John Percy Liverpool's increasing desperation for a proven international forward has led them to explore the possibility of a surprise move for Mario Balotelli.

Soccer

Leicester seal second-tier title with win at Bolton

David Nugent (L) and Andy King of Leicester City celebrate victory

Leicester City celebrated winning the English Championship title on Tuesday with a 1-0 win at Bolton Wanderers that opened an unassailable seven-point lead.

Arsenal aims to back up Villa win at Bolton

London Thomas Vermaelen believes FA Cup victory over Aston Villa can help salvage the club's faltering challenge for a top four EPL place.

Derby is make or break, says Bolton

Michael Lynch Goalkeeper thinks winner of tomorrow's derby could take the title as well.

Clint Bolton out of Sydney FC side

Clint Bolton has been ruled out of Sydney FC's crunch match with A-League leaders Central Coast after succumbing to a hip injury.

Fulham suffers Championship jolt

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Fulham suffered a major reality check on its return to the Championship after a 13-year absence as it crashed to a lacklustre 2-1 defeat at Ipswich on Saturday.

How every English Premier League club will rate this season

Can Manchester City relicate last season's success?

We look at Every English Premier League club's prospects for the 2014-15. Who they've signed and who they've released for the season, beginning Saturday August 16.

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Western Sydney Wanderers defender Matthew Spiranovic battles for A-League fitness

Fitness cloud: Western Sydney's Matthew Spiranovic.

Michael Lynch Western Sydney Wanderers centre back Matthew Spiranovic, a key man for the Socceroos in the World Cup, is battling to be fit for the start of the new A-League season in October.

Melbourne City earns draw with Oldham Athletic

Melbourne City

Melbourne City has earned a 1-1 draw with English third-tier side Oldham Athletic.

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Western Sydney Wanderers' passionate supporters helped convince Dutch star Romeo Castelen to move

Romeo Castelen

Former Dutch international Romeo Castelen has signed a two-year deal with Western Sydney.

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David Williams relishing the transformation at Melbourne City

New hope: City's coach John van't Schip with players Patrick Kisnorbo (left) and David Williams.

Jesse Hogan Three years after he emerged from the ruins of North Queensland Fury, and since then playing for a team that has only matched its Melbourne rival in some derbies, David Williams is ecstatic at the...

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Chelsea great Frank Lampard ends 13-year spell at club

Frank Lampard

Chelsea will have a massive void to fill in midfield next season after the club's all-time record goalscorer Frank Lampard announced on Monday he was ending his 13-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

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Leicester, Burnley headed for EPL

Championship leaders Leicester and second-placed Burnley move a step closer to the Premier League with a pair of significant wins.

Soccer

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge shows it is about more than just money

Still hungry: Daniel Sturridge.

Chris Bascombe Once tagged a surly misfit, the Liverpool striker has blossomed playing regularly at Anfield.

Football

A-League analysis: Why Wanderer Ante Covic's a keeper

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Michael Cockerill Western Sydney Wanderers have Ante Covic to thank for securing a coveted top-two finish, which delivers a home final and a week off.

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Who will make the Socceroos' World Cup squad?

Generation next: The Socceroos, likely to be led by Mile Jedinak (centre) in Brazil, will be virtually unrecognisable to previous World Cup squads.

Sebastian Hassett When Ange Postecoglou names his 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup next Wednesday, he will maintain the dreams of a select few and confirm the nightmares of many.

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Ryan Giggs is a genuine legend

Ryan Giggs

Henry Winter Guile and goals over two football lifetimes make Ryan Giggs a genuine legend.

Soccer

The best of A-League local rivalries

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch A look at how the A-League derbies compare, through the eyes of some of the men who have experienced all three.

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Sydney FC's Matt Thompson relishes another derby in the west

Matt Thompson

Sebastian Hassett Hard though it might be for some to comprehend, there was football in western Sydney before the Wanderers. There was even a successful team based at Parramatta Stadium.

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Trent Sainsbury Mariners' laid-back man of the moment

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 12:  Carlos Hernandez of the Phoenix is brought down in the tackle of Trent Sainsbury of the Mariners during the round 14 A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and the Central Coast Mariners at Westpac Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Dominic Bossi Scrawled in ink down Trent Sainsbury's forearm are the words: "I am the master of my own fate."