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Fans threaten boycott after Gallop response

Dominic Bossi 10:08 PM   Football Federation Australia is at risk of alienating A-League supporters after fans reacted with fury to comments by chief executive David Gallop on Tuesday.

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Premier League smashes spending record, but not on the players

Liverpool's massive expenditure on agents' fees highlighted Brendan Rodgers' bungled attempts to fill the void created by Luis Suarez.

Ben Rumsby 7:45 PM   Neither players nor fans will be happy with the record $260 million football clubs have splurged.

Hoole: Carney too slow to shut me down

35 Andrew Hoole during the Sydney FC Vs tottenham hotspur 
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Dominic Bossi 6:49 PM   Former Jets winger Andrew Hoole is relishing the prospect of marking former teammate David Carney who he says is getting too slow for the A-League

Mariners unhappy with A-League schedule

Jacob Poscoliero of the Mariners.

Dominic Bossi 6:30 PM   Just four days after hosting Western Sydney Wanderers, the Mariners are facing their lowest crowd of the season with a Thursday night clash with Melbourne City

Melbourne City put faith in Novillo to step up

Harry Novillo of Melbourne City is congratulated by teammate Erik Paartalu after scoring.

3:49 PM   Melbourne City are pondering how to replace injured winger Corey Gameiro, knowing there's still improvement to come from their wide forwards.

Gallops sticks to guns over FFA bans

Not backing down: A-League boss David Gallop defended the banning process.

Emma Kemp 3:34 PM   FFA chief executive David Gallop says the fundamentals of a proposed stadium ban appeals process will be "fine-tuned" but not changed.

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Bored president calls for early shootout

Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Kristen Tsiamis 12:23 PM   The Mauritanian Super Cup final ended in unusual fashion at the weekend, after the country's president got bored of the action, and ordered a penalty shoot-out in the 63rd minute.

Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar up for Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo.

11:05 AM   Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will go head-to-head once again for the title of world's best soccer player after being shortlisted along with Neymar on Monday for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or.

Van Gaal plays down Rooney injury

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

10:07 AM   Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has moved to calm fears that captain Wayne Rooney is set for a spell on the sidelines after the striker limped out of Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Leicester City.

Coutinho set for Reds return

Philippe Coutinho.

10:06 AM   Midfielder Philippe Coutinho is on course to return to Liverpool's squad for their League Cup quarter-final clash against Southampton on Wednesday, manager Jurgen Klopp has said.

Higuain double sends Napoli to top of Serie A

Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring a goal against Inter Milan.

9:53 AM   Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain scored twice to put them top of Serie A with an extraordinary 2-1 win over Inter Milan who twice hit the woodwork in stoppage time after playing the entire second half with 10 men.

City dominating the W-League, but is that good for the competition?

Dominant: Melbourne City celebrate one of their many goals this season.

9:00 AM   Melbourne City is unbeaten six games into the season and looks to have the title wrapped up.

United goalies' partner slams club

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Sean Gibson 8:11 AM   Yolanda Cardona was upset that neither she nor her long-term boyfriend Victor Valdes were invited to the 'United for Unicef' fundraiser.

Aguero injury fears dismissed by Pellegrini

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, centre, winces as he appears to be hurt shortly before being substituted during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

​For a moment the Etihad Stadium crowd held their collective breath. With an hour of this game gone, Sergio Aguero leapt for a header and, as he landed, seemed to twist his ankle.

Socceroos, Postecoglou win AFC Awards

Trophy time: Australia's Ange Postecoglou, second left and Japan's Asako Takakura, second right hold their Coach of the year awards during the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) annual awards in New Delhi.

Tom Decent   Ange Postecoglou has been named Asian football's coach of the year, while the Socceroos were judged national team of the year after their historic Asian Cup win at the AFC Annual Awards in India last night.

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Sydney FC's Ali Abbas makes comeback after 12-months on the sideline

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 23:  Sydney FC coach, Graham Arnold and Ali Abbas address the media prior to a Sydney FC training session at Macquarie Field on October 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Graham Arnold; Ali Abbas

Dominic Bossi   Exactly 365 days after suffering a potential career-ending injury, Ali Abbas finally makes his comeback from injury for Sydney FC

Santalab declares Wanderers champions in the making

Breaking free: Brendan Santalab gets a clear look at the goal during the Wanderers' win over Central Coast.

Dominic Bossi   Western Sydney Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab has boldly declared his side champions in the making having extended their winning streak to five in a row, beating Central Coast Mariners in testing circumstances. After narrowly avoiding the wooden spoon last season, the Wanderers are now second to league leaders Melbourne Victory on only goal difference and growing in confidence of winning an elusive A-League title.

Five things we learned from A-League, round 8

The Wanderers' 'active supporters' bay was empty during Sunday's match as supporters protested against the FFA's treatment of fans.

Dominic Bossi   Five things we learned from the A-League, round 8.

Matildas move eyes from pay to Rio

Alen Stajcic has his eyes on Rio.

Daniel Cherny   At last free from the clutches of the contract dispute that hogged headlines surrounding his team, Matildas coach Alen Stajcic says his team's eyes are focused squarely on a berth at next year's Rio Olympics.

Pourre named permanent Brisbane Roar CEO

Roar coach John Aloisi and Henrique celebrate an A-League win this year. The club has announced interim CEO David Pourre will fill the role on a permanent basis.

Interim chief executive appointed to role permanently.

West Ham's wasteful finishing costly in draw with West Brom

Eyes on the prize: West Ham United's Manuel Lanzani and West Bromwich Albion's James McClean.

Andy Sims   Slaven Bilic admitted West Ham's wasteful finishing cost them as they were pegged back by Rickie Lambert in a 1-1 draw against West Brom.

Arsenal EPL hopes suffer double-blow

Up it goes: Olivier Giroud and Gary O'Neil battle for the ball at Carrow Road.

Mark Bryans   Arsenal's EPL title ambitions suffered a double-blow as a draw at Norwich was compounded by an injury to Alexis Sanchez.

Privacy watchdogs to investigate soccer fans' details leak

Protest: a thousand Wanderers fans left Central Coast Stadium in protest.

Markus Mannheim   Soccer's governing body, police and a government agency to receive 'please explain' letters.

Klopp pleased Liverpool maintain momentum against Swansea

Mastermind: Jurgen Klopp.

Carl Markham   Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was pleased his side's momentum was not blown off course as his side ground out a 1-0 win over Swansea.

Costa dropped but Chelsea still toothless in Spurs draw

Bore draw: Harry Kane looks dejected after missing a rarely-seen chance in Sunday's clash with Chelsea.

Ian Chadband   Tottenham and Chelsea played out a dull 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Wanderers climb to top of the A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers celebrate after a goal by Mitch Nichols against Central Coast Mariners.

Dominic Bossi   After narrowly avoiding the wooden spoon last year, the Wanderers are now joint top of the league after fifth win in a row.

FFA to introduce appeals process for banned fans

The Wanderers' 'active supporters' bay was empty during Sunday's match as supporters protested against the FFA's treatment of fans.

Dominic Bossi   Governing body has vowed to finally open an appeals process for banned spectators after about 1000 Wanderers fans walked out of Sunday's game against Central Coast.

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Soccer circles in a spin about Melbourne visit of Brazilian superstar Kaka

Football circles are buzzing that Brazilian player Kaka is to visit Melbourne.

Michael Lynch   Brazilian soccer superstar Kaka is due to arrive in Melbourne for a flying visit next weekend.

Canberra United cruise to W-League win without Matildas stars

Canberra United's Ashleigh Sykes.

Chris Dutton   Canberra United showed no signs of weakness without their Matildas trio, beating the Wanderers 4-1 on Sunday.