Man City wait on de Bruyne injury news

The Manchester City team check on Kevin de Bruyne.

Manchester City are still waiting to discover the full extent of the injury to midfielder Kevin De Bruyne which saw the Belgian forced off towards the end of the club's Premier League win at Swansea.

A local coach is the key to a revitalised Newcastle Jets

Local touch: Novacastrian Mark Jones has revitalised the Newcastle Jets.

Mark Jones isn't going to get a free ride now that he's coach of Newcastle Jets. But he will get a clear run at making a go of one of the toughest gigs in the A-League because he's a local. If you think that doesn't matter, or shouldn't matter, then you don't know what makes the Novocastrian football community tick.

Kompany sidelined with groin injury

Vincent Kompany.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has suffered another setback after sustaining a groin injury in the League Cup win at Swansea City, the Premier League club said on Friday.

W-League players pay to play

Melbourne City celebrate their W-League title earlier in the year.

A report has laid bare the woeful pay and conditions for W-League players as expectations ramp up on Football Federation Australia to improve the situation before the new season.

Why football needs players like 'Shack'

Big presence: Peter "Shack" Vukmirovic made 17 appearances for Perth Glory.

Big season coming up for Perth Glory. If last season was about burying the salary cap scandal, this one is about completing the rehabilitation and winning a first A-League championship. Favouritism is a new challenge for a club accustomed to a siege mentality forged by supposed "eastern states bias". Let's see how they respond.

From the A-League to India for Liverpool fan Watson

Former life: Cameron Watson during his one-year deal with Newcastle Jets. He is now playing for Indian champions ...

Signing with the Indian champions might not seem the obvious way to get a taste of the English club you've followed all of your life. But that's exactly what happened to former A-League midfielder Cameron Watson when he made his competitive debut for Bengaluru FC.

City look potent as Fornaroli, Cahill combine

Tim Cahill of City.

Melbourne City boss John van 't Schip was wearing a satisfied smile as he came to face the media after his side's demolition of a lacklustre Western Sydney Wanderers on Wednesday night, as well he might.

Fabregas faces biggest challenge of his career

Desperate for minutes: Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas.

The 80-yard dash and knee-slide may not have counted towards the running statistics Antonio Conte likes to study, but the celebration in front of Chelsea's travelling supporters demonstrated the way in which Cesc Fabregas is tackling the biggest challenge of his career.

City cruise, United forced to work

Manchester City's Aleix Garcia (right) celebrates scoring his side's second goal.

Manchester City reached the fourth round of the EFL Cup with a 2-1 win over Swansea City, continuing their imperious start to the season under Pep Guardiola with a ninth straight win in all competitions.

Van 't Schip thrilled with Cahill, Fornaroli combination

Melbourne City's Tim Cahill celebrates his goal against Western Sydney at AAMI Park.

Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip declared himself delighted with his team's 4-1 win over the Western Sydney Wanderers, fired by the first-half contribution of star signing Tim Cahill, who linked well with Uruguayan hitman Bruno Fornaroli.

Bobo propels Sydney FC into FFA semis

Bobo of Sydney FC contests the ball with Matthew Lewis of Blacktown City on Wednesday night.

Sydney FC marquee man Bobo has made a cracking starting debut for his new club, scoring his first goal and notching two superb assists to propel the Sky Blues into their first FFA Cup semi-final.

Cahill stars as slick City rout Wanderers

City's Tim Cahill celebrates his goal during the FFA Cup Quarter Final against Western Sydney at AAMI Park.

It was the Timmy and Bruno show _ with a little spectacular assistance  from their Danish friend Michael Jakobsen's overhead kick  _ as rampant Melbourne City put Western Sydney Wanderers to the sword and powered through to the FFA Cup semi finals.