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Leaping Larry 7:10 PM The threat of Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers supporter groups to walk out during this weekend's matches as a protest to the A-League's treatment of fans – and rather more specifically banned ones – evokes a number of major issues.
Lee Gaskin 6:19 PM Former A-League4Canberra bid chief Ivan Slavich says he would be hesitant to deal with Football Federation Australia again unless it drastically changes its views on A-League expansion.
Michael Cockerill 5:18 PM At the end of a troubled week sparked by a tabloid beat-up that had the fingerprints of vested interests all over it, one thing is clear - one of the few things that genuinely unites the tribes in football is the familiar whiff of discrimination.
Dominic Bossi 4:55 PM The man attempting to overthrow FIFA president Sepp Blatter is about to undertake a socialist revolution, bring power back to the masses in the clean-up of the world's biggest organisation.
Sebastian Hassett 3:14 PM The ongoing tension between Sydney FC and controversial referee Chris Beath has boiled over, with Sydney FC ready to submit a claim to Football Federation Australia asking that the official be taken off their matches for the rest of the season.
Dominic Bossi 3:06 PM A firmer foothold in Asia? A leader in women's football and another chance another chance at a World Cup? What would can the FFA hope for if Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein became the next FIFA President
Chris Bascombe 2:36 PM Jurgen Klopp said he wants Liverpool fans to crave every second of his team's performances, but it was he who could not bear to watch the critical moment of the Europa League win over Bordeaux.
Oliver Brown 2:22 PM The most excruciatingly ponderous Manchester United team in living memory could yet sit top of the Premier League on Sunday morning.
Michael Lynch 1:40 PM I scanned the media this week vainly searching for images of the notorious hooligan Harry The Dog, leader of the fabled F-Troop, London club Millwall's hard core fan group from the 1970s.
12:41 PM Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has warned Adelaide United the A-League champions are fit, firing and out to prove a point on Saturday night.
9:22 AM Away fans will be banned from top soccer matches in France until mid-December with the country in a state of emergency following the Paris attacks and because of the forthcoming Climate Summit in the capital.
11:49 PM Newcastle Jets coach Scott Miller suspects his Brisbane Roar counterpart John Aloisi would take back his rant against "anti-football" if he had the chance.
Dominic Bossi It was never the way Paul Izzo imagined his first regular spot in the A-League would come about but following the abrupt departure of Liam Reddy from Central Coast Mariners, the youngster is out to cement his place.
Michael Lynch Centre halves. Big, tall, strong, imposing players in the middle of the back four, aren't they. Great in the air, often less good on the ground.
Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday he believes that only the Congress of soccer's governing body, and not its Ethics Committee, can bar him from office.
Dynamo Kiev have been ordered to play their next two home European games behind closed doors following racist behaviour and crowd disturbances caused by their fans when they hosted Chelsea last month.
Mario Mandzukic shrugged off his poor recent form to score the goal that sent last year's runners-up Juventus into the Champions League round of 16 with a 1-0 win over Manchester City.
Keep up to date with all the Champions League scores from Thursday morning's action.
Jason Dasey Tuesday night's Malaysia Cup quarter-final underlined all that was good about Singapore's involvement, with a big crowd in Kuantan watching regional superstars such as Safuwan Baharudin and Faris Ramli duelling with Pahang's import players, including Dickson Nwakaeme, Matias Conti and Zesh Rehman.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory's star winger Fahid Ben Khallfallah will understand if angry Melbourne Victory fans walk out of the game in protest on Saturday night.
Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers have become the first club to advocate on behalf of banned members, offering to challenge Football Federation Australia for any of those who believe they have unfairly received stadium bans.
Mike Collett Arsenal beat Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 to keep alive their hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16 for a 16th straight season.
Roar forward raises eyebrows with form after return from injury.