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Michael Lynch 5:54 PM Melbourne Victory face a crack down from the FFA after fans ripped flares and caused disturbances both inside and outside AAMI Park on Saturday night before the derby match against Melbourne City.
Dominic Bossi 8:50 PM Blake Powell was playing state league football this team last year. On Sunday he scored four goals to stun the title favourites.
Steve Lillebuen 10:12 AM Police have revealed the night of the A-League's Melbourne derby ended in violence with arrests, evictions and nine flares ripped - two during the game.
Jim White 9:49 AM After his Manchester United side drifted to their seventh defeat of a dispiriting Premier League campaign, Louis van Gaal conceded that the chances of a top-four finish were now close to extinct.
9:33 AM Manchester United's top-four hopes suffered another setback as goalkeeper David De Gea's own goal cost them a 2-1 defeat at Premier League strugglers Sunderland on Saturday.
7:44 AM Champions Chelsea's most convincing display of the season extended their unbeaten run under Guus Hiddink to 12 games and left Newcastle United in the Premier League relegation zone
Paul Hayward 2:30 AM From facing relegation to an improbable title bid, the club has given others reason to hope.
Emma Kemp When Jonathan Aspropotamitis trains, it's in full knowledge his next match for Western Sydney may not come for a while.
Vince Rugari He was the unknown teenager Clive Palmer once tipped would captain the Socceroos, but Mitch Cooper can still salvage something from his injury-ravaged career if he wants to, says Newcastle coach Scott Miller.
Sebastian Hassett A lovely day at Allianz Stadium, both Alex Brosque and David Carney back in the starting line up and a bottom-four opponent. What could possibly go wrong?
Michael Lynch If the FFA ever does decide to join the global football mainstream and embrace the concept of promotion and relegation by establishing a second professional tier for the A-League, then it will be the clubs in the state-based National Premier Leagues that form the basis of the division.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory major shareholders Anthony Di Pietro, the club chairman, and Mario Biasin, have thrown a 100,000 Euro lifeline to struggling Italian club Triestina.
Sebastian Hassett There were so many on-field points of interest that popped up from last weekend's match - it's just a shame we never got to talk about any of them.
Craig Foster The new FFA board is about to begin work. A thousand mouths are waiting to be fed: the A-League, youth development, schools programs, grass roots, national teams. But one issue stands above all and upon which all others are ultimately dependent: the final and full alignment of the game from top to bottom, with complete integration of state and territory member federations.
Jason Dasey Singing the national anthem of his adopted country took a while to get used to for Perth-born Matthew Davies.
Vince Rugari Brisbane Roar have dodged A-League disaster, salvaging a 2-2 draw against plucky Newcastle in Friday night's clash at Suncorp Stadium.
Dominic Bossi It wasn't easy being a Keogh in Perth last April.
Zac Lowe They may only be starting their careers, but Canberra kids James Fletcher and Tai Trewin are thinking big when it comes to future ambitions.
Title-winning coach Kevin Muscat says he's noticed a lift in training intensity as his Victory side prepares for their Melbourne derby clash with crosstown title rivals Melbourne City.