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Wanderers fans descend on Seoul for ACL semi-final

DOMINIC BOSSI 6:13pm A dedicated group of Western Sydney Wanderers' fans will make the arduous trip to Seoul to cheer their team in the Asian Champions League semi-final.

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Rio Ferdinand's trashing of David Moyes is undignified

Out of his depth: former Manchester United manager David Moyes.

Paul Hayward 12:02pm Scot's chip ban is hardly a reason for player unrest, writes Paul Hayward.

Liverpool spent $719 million to get to the Champions League - they cannot afford to fail

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Chris Bascombe 11:05am Anfield board's gratitude will soon fade if Rodgers struggles against Europe's best, writes Chris Bascombe.

Hull's new boys score but West Ham take a point

West Ham

7:49am A Curtis Davies own goal gifted West Ham United a point after Hull City had twice taken the lead in a 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Monday.

Tuggeranong United back from the brink to take on A-League giants Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong United players talk strategy with coach Steve Forshaw in the lobby of the Alpha Hotel ahead of their match against Melbourne Victory.

CHRIS DUTTON 10:00pm Tuggeranong United was on the brink of collapse as their dire financial position almost forced the club to withdraw from the men's competition less than two years ago.

Socceroo Carl Valeri says Melbourne Victory is wary of his junior club Tuggeranong United in FFA Cup

Melbourne Victory's Carl Valeri at Canberra Airport on Monday.

CHRIS DUTTON 10:00pm Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says the Melbourne Victory's FFA Cup clash against Tuggeranong United is "no laughing matter", and the A-League heavyweights are desperate to beat his former junior club.

Tuggeranong United's Mouad Zwed - a distant relative of Muammar Gaddafi - being cheered on from Tripoli

Tuggeranong United's Mouad Zwed.

Amelia Crawford 10:00pm Tuggeranong player wishes parents could come from Libya to watch the biggest game of his life.

Rio Ferdinand criticises former Manchester United manager David Moyes for banning chips

From spuds to duds: David Moyes' ban on chips played an integral part in the demise of team spirit during his tenure as Manchester United manager, according to Rio Ferdinand.

9:44pm Rio Ferdinand has revealed what he believes were a series of mistakes David Moyes made during his unsuccessful stint as manager of Manchester United -- including the banning of chips the night before matches.

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Nicolas Anelka signs up for Indian Super League stint with Mumbai City

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9:16pm Controversial French striker Nicolas Anelka has sought to relaunch his career by signing on Monday to play for Mumbai City in the nascent Indian Super League.

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Victory recruit Daniel Georgievski welcomes depth in defence

Daniel Georgievski in action in the Champions League.

5:58pm Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says the arrival of Macedonian international Daniel Georgievski means there's some serious competition for places in the team.

A-League building bridges with old NSL through FFA Cup

David Gallop speaks to the media on Monday during the NPL finals series and partnership launch at AAMI Park.

LIAM MANNIX 5:22pm The winning team in the National Premier League finals series will gain automatic qualification to the FFA Cup as part of Football Federation Australia’s continuing strategy to try to build bridges between the A-League and lower-tier comps.

Deception at Arden Street: Brent Harvey's cross play

Brent Harvey has remained one of North's most valued players.

TONY WRIGHT 5:27pm Brent Harvey's bandy legs and diminutive size have deceived a lot of opponents over long years, and here he was, a man with a cross to bear, indulging in a little deception again.

Louis Van Gaal's new model Red Devils go on the rampage

Angel di Maria is the pick of the new Gaal-acticos.

Paul Hayward 1:55pm Expensive imports restored faith of United crowd with a display rich in promise and attacking swagger.

Wanderers looking to earn respect

Angela Habashy 1:36pm Western Sydney keeper Ante Covic says reaching the Asian Champions League final would earn Australian football the respect it deserves.

Erik Paartalu signs with Melbourne City

Erik Paartalu in action for Roar.

Melbourne City has strengthened its midfield for the upcoming season with the signing of Erik Paartalu.

Tuggeranong United takes professional approach to match against the Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

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players, some who are tradies, from left, Ethan Munster, Cameron
Doherty, Chris Ruiz, Tim Stewart and Zac Munster will play the might of Melbourne Victory.

CHRIS DUTTON Tuggeranong's team of tradies, public servants and students are getting ready for the biggest game of their lives.

Ante Covic urges Western Sydney Wanderers to go one better in Asia

SEBASTIAN HASSETT For all the feel-good stories about the Western Sydney Wanderers, goalkeeper Ante Covic acknowledges the club needs something to show for it, starting with the biggest prize in Asian football.

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini slams referee

Manuel Pellegrini accuses referee Mark Clattenburg of costing his side victory following a 2-2 draw away to Arsenal.

It's not normal: Mourinho hails Costa's exploits

Diego Costa.

Clare Lovell Diego Costa left the Stamford Bridge pitch to exultant cheers after a hat-trick against Swansea City on Saturday highlighted a breathless start to a Chelsea career for a team that has been designed around him.

Juventus and Roma maintain winning starts

Carlos Tevez helped Juventus seal a win over Udinese.

Goals from Carlos Tevez and Claudio Marchisio gave champions Juventus their second straight win of the Serie A season with a 2-0 victory over Udinese on Saturday.

Franck Ribery scores on return as Bayern go top

Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery celebrates after he scored against VfB Stuttgart.

Mark Rodden Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery scored in his first game this season as the champions moved joint top of the Bundesliga on Saturday, while Shinji Kagawa also enjoyed a goalscoring return as Borussia Dortmund saw off Freiburg.

Atletico beats Real in Madrid derby, Neymar lifts Barcelona

Arda Turan (C) celebrates the winning goal for Atletico Madrid with teammates Tiago (L) and Raul Garcia.

Iain Rogers Real Madrid's early-season woes deepened when they lost 2-1 at home to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday, while substitute Neymar struck twice in Barcelona's 2-0 win against visiting Athletic Bilbao.

Diego Costa grabs hat-trick for Chelsea, City draw at Arsenal

Hat-trick: Chelsea striker Diego Costa continued his goal-scoring spree.

Toby Davis Diego Costa continued his stunning start to life at Chelsea with a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Swansea City on Saturday while champions Manchester City were staring up the table after snatching a 2-2 draw at Arsenal.

Manchester City holds Arsenal to 2-2 draw

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez scores his team's second goal against Manchester City on Saturday.

Martin Demichelis scores an 83rd-minute equaliser as champions Manchester City hold Arsenal to a 2-2 draw.

Tuggeranong United players Zac and Ethan Munster will 'pull their fingers out' to honour dad

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CHRIS DUTTON Before he died suddenly three weeks ago, Mick Munster would have told his two sons to pick up their bottom lips, pull their fingers out and prepare for the biggest game of their lives.

Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers to protect Raheem Sterling from burnout

Raheem Sterling is now being seen as the player to carry England into the next European Championships

Chris Bascombe Brendan Rodgers says he will protect Raheem Sterling from burnout to ensure his career is not curtailed in the manner of Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.

The complex world of Joey Barton

No shrinking violet: Joey Barton.

HENRY WINTER The QPR midfielder explains how jail, philosophy and his son's birth have altered his outlook on soccer and life.

Manchester United can overcome bad start, says Louis van Gaal

Louis Van Gaal

Mark Ogden Louis van Gaal claims he can mould Manchester United's newly assembled stars into title winners this season after insisting it would be "easy" to select his best XI from a squad of expensive signings.

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Arsenal can cope with early starts, says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger

Jeremy Wilson 6-3, 5-1, 6-0. They are a series of scores which have more in common with the culmination of a routine Roger Federer first rounder at Wimbledon than the Premier League. Yet these are Arsenal's results last season against the country's top three clubs (Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea) in matches that kicked off at 12.45pm.

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10 years of the A-League, and - profits aside - they're having a ball

Dwight Yorke and Sydney FC celebrate the inaugural championship.

DOMINIC BOSSI Supporting Australian domestic football is no longer a dirty little secret. Wearing your local football team's jersey around town is no longer seen as a bold statement, rather part of a growing trend. It has been 10 years since the A-League was declared and as the club game approaches its first decade of full-time professionalism, the move into the mainstream of the Australian sporting consciousness has changed the way game is perceived.

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Sydney Olympic relishing an unlikely return to spotlight

Sydney Olympic shirt

SEBASTIAN HASSETT A whole decade might have passed since Sydney Olympic played at the elite level of Australian football but don’t think the two-time national champions remain sated by past glories.

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World Cup spots on the line in W-League

Angela Habashy Competition will be fierce in the W-League this season with World Cup spots on the line ahead of next year's showpiece in Canada.

Danny Welbeck not up to Manchester United's standards, says Louis van Gaal

Midweek brace: Danny Welbeck scored twice for England against Switzerland in their Euro 2016 qualifier.

Jeremy Wilson and Mark Ogden Louis van Gaal has defended his decision to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal by claiming the England forward failed to take the chance to save his Manchester United career.

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Hooligans strip footballer Elias Di Biasi during match

Hooligans remove the shirt of Deportivo Italiano midfielder Elias Di Biasi.

A footballer has been assaulted by hooligans and stripped of his shirt and shorts during a match in Argentina.

Red Devils to tighten belts

Manchester United have told Louis van Gaal they expect a top-three Premier League finish this season after forecasting an unprecedented 10 per cent fall in revenues following their failure to qualify for Europe under David Moyes.

Big AL test awaits Berisha replacement

Laine Clark Brisbane Roar import Mensur Kurtishi will get a full 90 minute hit-out as part of a unique pre-season doubleheader on Friday night.

Socceroos to face Japan in November

The Socceroos will have one final hit-out before next year's Asian Cup when they face Japan in Osaka on November 18.

Socceroos to warm up for Asian Cup with Japanese test

Socceroo talisman: Tim Cahill.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT The Socceroos will round off their preparations for January's Asian Cup with a friendly on November 18 against arch-rivals Japan, the same team many are expecting they'll face in the final of the tournament itself.

Melbourne Victory signs versatile Macedonian full-back Daniel Georgievski

Daniel Georgievski will bolster a youthful Melbourne Victory defence.

LIAM MANNIX Melbourne Victory signs versatile Macedonian international full-back Daniel Georgievski.



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Hyundai A - 2013-14 - All Rounds

Round 1
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ADE 2 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
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MEC 2 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
BRI 4 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
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NEW 0 vs PER 0 Report Stats
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VIC 1 vs BRI 0 Report Stats
Sat, 26 OctTimes shown AEDT
CCM 1 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs WST 2 Report Stats
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WEL 0 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
PER 1 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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Round 4
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WST 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
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PER 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
NEW 2 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
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BRI 3 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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VIC 3 vs WEL 2 Report Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 08 NovTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sat, 09 NovTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs PER 1 Report Stats
ADE 1 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
SYD 3 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
Sun, 10 NovTimes shown AEDT
CCM 0 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
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Round 6
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MEC 0 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
Sat, 16 NovTimes shown AEDT
PER 1 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
WST 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
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NEW 2 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
Thu, 19 DecTimes shown AEDT
CCM 1 vs WEL 0 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 22 NovTimes shown AEDT
BRI 3 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sat, 23 NovTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
VIC 3 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
PER 1 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
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NEW 3 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
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Round 8
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CCM 0 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
Sat, 30 NovTimes shown AEDT
BRI 1 vs PER 0 Report Stats
SYD 2 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
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WEL 0 vs WST 0 Report Stats
MEC 3 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
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ADE 1 vs BRI 2 Report Stats
PER 4 vs WEL 2 Report Stats
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WST 1 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
CCM 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
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Round 10
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VIC 2 vs PER 0 Report Stats
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WEL 1 vs BRI 2 Report Stats
ADE 4 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
NEW 0 vs WST 1 Report Stats
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SYD 2 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
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Round 11
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BRI 0 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
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MEC 1 vs VIC 3 Report Stats
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WEL 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
PER 0 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
Mon, 23 DecTimes shown AEDT
WST 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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Round 12
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SYD 2 vs BRI 5 Report Stats
Fri, 27 DecTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
Sat, 28 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC 1 vs WST 1 Report Stats
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ADE 1 vs NEW 0 Stats
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CCM 2 vs PER 1 Stats
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Round 13
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WST 1 vs WEL 3 Report Stats
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ADE 2 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
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NEW 0 vs PER 1 Report Stats
VIC 0 vs BRI 3 Report Stats
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Round 14
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NEW 1 vs VIC 1 Report Stats
PER 3 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
Sat, 11 JanTimes shown AEDT
BRI 1 vs ADE 2 Report Stats
WST 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
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Round 15
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MEC 3 vs NEW 1 Report Stats
PER 0 vs BRI 0 Report Stats
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WEL 5 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
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ADE 1 vs WST 0 Report Stats
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Round 16
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BRI 2 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
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ADE 2 vs MEC 2 Report Stats
CCM 3 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
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VIC 0 vs SYD 5 Report Stats
WST 3 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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Round 17
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MEC 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
PER 1 vs VIC 1 Report Stats
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WEL 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
NEW 2 vs WST 2 Report Stats
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WST 1 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
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CCM 1 vs VIC 3 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
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MEC 2 vs PER 1 Report Report Stats
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Round 19
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VIC 3 vs WST 1 Stats
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ADE 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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SYD 2 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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WEL 0 vs MEC 5 Stats
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Round 20
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CCM 1 vs WEL 4 Report Stats
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NEW 0 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
VIC 4 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
PER 0 vs WST 2 Report Stats
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ADE 5 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
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BRI 3 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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CCM 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
MEC 4 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
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Round 22
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BRI 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
Fri, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
VIC 3 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
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NEW 1 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
SYD 3 vs WST 1 Report Stats
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WEL 1 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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Round 23
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SYD 1 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
WST 0 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
CCM 3 vs NEW 1 Report Stats
PER 1 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
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ADE 3 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
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NEW 5 vs WEL 0 Report Stats
BRI 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
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BRI 2 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
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WEL 0 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
CCM 2 vs WST 1 Report Stats
VIC 1 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
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PER 3 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
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NEW 2 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
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MEC 2 vs WST 3 Report Stats
BRI 0 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
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Round 28
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VIC 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
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Round 29
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WST 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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Round 30
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Hyundai A - 2013-14 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W D L +/- Pts
Brisbane Roar FC 27 16 4 7 18 52
Western Sydney FC 27 11 9 7 5 42
Central Coast Mariners FC 27 12 6 9 -3 42
Melbourne Victory FC 27 11 8 8 -1 41
Sydney FC 27 12 3 12 2 39
Adelaide United FC 27 10 8 9 9 38
Newcastle Jets FC 27 10 6 11 0 36
Perth Glory FC 27 7 7 13 -9 28
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