"For me, going to jail was the best thing that happened to me because I figured out who I was, I figured out there was more to life than football," Ahmad Elrich said.
Harry Redknapp has spent time with some of England's leading clubs, but his next move is set to see him link up with the Central Coast Mariners as a consultant.
One of only four A-League clubs to have survived from the NSL era, it hasn't always been easy for the Reds to unite the city behind them.
Cue the Delorian folks, because Canberra sport has gone back to the future this week.
Canberra will host a "festival of football" when the Central Coast Mariners host Wellington Phoenix in November.
FFA chairman Steven Lowy is wary of holding any hostages to fortune over the single biggest issue confronting Australian soccer _ the revenue streams that will be unlocked through the new TV deal.
Adelaide United forward Bruce Djite says the fact that his side has been able to train on Adelaide Oval before Sunday's A-League grand final is a big "advantage" compared to the Western Sydney Wanderers, who won't see the ground until match day.
There were 112,838 people at MCG for the 1970 second semi-final.
The five key areas between Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers.
Scott Jamieson believed he would be hoisting last year's title with Perth Glory until the salary cap scandal ripped the club apart. Now he gets a second chance at the one trophy that's eluded him.
The 30-year-old says it would be difficult to ignore lucrative offers from cashed up Asian clubs.
When the players' union released its team of the season on Thursday morning eyebrows were not just raised – they were rolled back inside most soccer fans heads.
Imagine loving a football team so much you would move to the other side of the world to watch them play. Perhaps it would be understandable if that side was a powerhouse club like Manchester United or Chelsea but to do it for Leicester City?
Spurs midfielder Dele Alli will miss the rest of the season after he was given a three-match ban for violent conduct by the English Football Association on Thursday.
Fingernails are being bitten to the quick by fans of Burnley, Middlesbrough and Brighton and Hove Albion as a three-way fight for promotion to the Premier League reaches its climax.
Villarreal's Adrian Lopez produced a stinging sucker punch in stoppage time to leave Liverpool reeling.
Canberra back on A-League radar as ACT government secures deal for Mariners-Phoenix fixture.
Western Sydney Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab says his old teammate Iacopo La Rocca's late-season move from midfield to defence is something the Italian is doing against his will.
If Western Sydney Wanderers are to win their first A-League title they will have to overcome one of the greatest hoodoos in the competition's 11-year history
Melbourne City's star striker Harry Novillo says that lurid headlines claiming he physically assaulted his girlfriend were a police and media beat up that blackened his image and hurt him personally and in the eyes of his club.
After a forgettable A-League campaign last season, the Wanderers are on the verge of a grand final win. Coach Tony Popovic discusses their remarkable turnaround.
After flirting with the idea of buying Serie A club AC Milan earlier this month, the Crown Prince of Johor (TMJ) has spoken to officials at his beloved Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) about his admiration of unsettled Roma icon Francesco Totti.
One of Sydney FC's fan favourites is inching closer to leaving the club with Ali Abbas poised to join a Korean club following the Asian Champions League round of 16.
A top-flight Swedish league match between IFK Gothenburg and Malmo was abandoned after 78 minutes on Wednesday when a firework exploded under the feet of substitute Tobias Sana.
They might have won the A League premiership and head into Sunday's grand final as favourites, but Adelaide United's players are clearly not rated all that highly by their peers.
Saul Niguez produced a piece of individual brilliance to help Atletico Madrid to a 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in a tense first leg of their Champions League semi-final.
The death of AFL State of Origin would not, on the surface, have much to do with Sunday's A-League grand final. But the law of unintended consequences operates in mysterious ways.
Canberra United and Matildas striker named W-League's top player.
If Western Sydney Wanderers beat Adelaide United on Sunday, will their club look any different in years to come?
The 96 soccer fans who died in the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium crush were unlawfully killed, with police failures to blame, a jury concluded on Tuesday.