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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen praises US star Lori Lindsey ahead of W-League swansong

Lee Gaskin Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen wants to send retiring star Lori Lindsey out on a high.

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Nikolai Topor-Stanley confident Western Sydney Wanderers can stay focused on A-League title

Wanderers defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Lee Gaskin Nikolai Topor-Stanley insists the impending loss of star imports Shinji Ono and Youssouf Hersi won't distract the Wanderers.

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Matildas star Sally Shipard calls time on her magnificent football career

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during  her Canberra United career.

Lee Gaskin Sally Shipard packed a lot into her career for someone forced to retire so young.

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Canberra United remains confident despite W-League road trips

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08:  Kendall Fletcher of Canberra United and Amy Chapman of Brisbane Roar contest possession during the round four W-League match between Canberra United and the Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park on December 8, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin They're travelling nearly 13,000 kilometres before the next home game, but Canberra United aren't complaining.

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Canberra United's Grace Gill wary of threat from Jets despite mismatch in form

Lee Gaskin Canberra United midfielder Grace Gill knows better than most the danger of underestimating the Newcastle Jets.

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W-League: Canberra United striker Caitlin Munoz to miss Perth game because of injury

Lee Gaskin Canberra United striker Caitlin Munoz will miss her second straight game with a quad strain.

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W-League: Michelle Heyman backs Canberra United strike partner Stephanie Ochs

Michelle Heyman and Stephanie Ochs.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman insists her partnership with Stephanie Ochs will only get better.

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Sally Shipard to return as Canberra United juggles busy schedule

Lee Gaskin Canberra United will consider rotating its squad to cope with a busy schedule of three games in six days, including having star midfielder Sally Shipard available for the first time this season.

Trudy Burke ready to keep the faith for Canberra in W-League

Lee Gaskin It's only her third appearance in the W-League, but Canberra United goalkeeper Trudy Burke says she's ready to fill the gloves of Matildas representative Lydia Williams today.

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Canberra United wants to carry momentum towards finals, says captain Nicole Sykes

Lee Gaskin Canberra United will draw on the lure of securing a home final to overcome fatigue and oppressive heat on Saturday.

Football

Shipard-shape: Sally makes her point in merciless Jets thrashing

Lee Gaskin Sally Shipard capped her emotional comeback with a rare goal for Canberra United on Saturday.

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Georgia Yeoman-Dale adds danger factor to Canberra United bench

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01:  Georgia Yeoman-Dale of Canberra United in action during the round 11 W-League match between Canberra United and the Newcastle Jets at McKellar Park on February 1, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra United livewire Georgia Yeoman-Dale is making up for lost time in the team's charge to the W-League title.

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W-League: Premiership crowns Canberra United's late-season fightback

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 09:  Caitlin Munoz (C) of United celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal during the round 12 W-League match between Sydney FC and Canberra United at WIN Jubilee Stadium on February 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Fifth on the table less than a month ago to league champion - Canberra United's late season rally has been remarkable.

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Timotheou pumped for AIS opener

Sport.  Canberra teenager George Timotheou will play for the AIS in the National Youth League in the season opener against the Newcastle Jets at the AIS.  24 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin The absence of a Canberra A-League team will make George Timotheou's pro dream even sweeter.

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FFA warns Beckham could cost the big one

FILE - 20 NOVEMBER 2012: David Beckham has announced he will quit the American Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy in December 2012. COMMERCE CITY, CO - APRIL 21:  David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy looks on as he warms up prior to facing the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on April 21, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin David Beckham's profile would be a coup for the A-League, but winning a championship with the English star would be difficult, Football Federation Australia technical director Han Berger says.

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Scottish giants offer Canberra star a crack at the big time

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 02:  Shinji Ono of Western Sydney Wanderers FC and Tom Rogic of Central Coast Mariners pose during a 2012/13 A-League player portrait session at Parramatta Stadium on October 2, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin, Dominic Bossi Canberra wunderkind Tomas Rogic will showcase his immense talent to the European club that launched Mark Viduka's career.

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Canberra on the outer as FFA made 'wrong choice' in western Sydney

NCH   NEWS, 
A League, Newcastle Jets vs Western Sydney Wanderers at Hunter stadium.
 Image shows  Western Sydney Wanderers fans at the game.
29th March 2013    pic   Darren Pateman

Lee Gaskin Former chairman of the A-League4Canberra bid, Ivan Slavich, concedes an A-League team in Canberra is ''some way off'' and insists Football Federation Australia made the wrong choice in awarding the...

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Fairytale a change of pace for Topor-Stanley

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Daniel McBreen of the Mariners competes for the ball against Nikolai Topor-Stanley of the Wanderers  during the A-League 2013 Grand Final match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium on April 21, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Western Sydney Wanderers star Nikolai Topor-Stanley will be the first to tell you everything happens for a reason.

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Schroder aims high

Lee Gaskin Not only would an elusive championship be the pinnacle of Robbie Schroder's 14 seasons in the ACT top flight, it would also be the perfect swansong for the Canberra Olympic veteran.

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Trninic wary of letdown after Malaysia

Lee Gaskin Backing up mentally from the high of beating Malaysia will be the biggest challenge facing Canberra FC.