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Mooy and Prickly Pear show grounds Jets

10,087 fans bared witness to a footballing masterclass as Melbourne City easily accounted for an out-of-sorts Newcastle Jets in a 4-0 victory on Sunday.

Surprisingly, the home side had the better of the opportunites early on, but high balls into the …

FFA, Gallop continue to erode fans’ confidence

Today, the FFA attempted to take an authoritative stance on malcontent and drive out the concerns of the football community.

Instead, they shot themselves in the foot.

What the bureaucrats at Football Federation Australia forget is that it is us – the …

Newcastle snatch point from ferocious Roar

The Newcastle Jets have proven they can mix it with the best this season after snatching a 1-1 draw from league leaders Brisbane Roar in front of 10,115 at Hunter Stadium.

The Roar would have the better of it in the …

Risking livelihoods is a step too far for journalism

Last night, I was greeted by the news that the yearly vitriolic anti-football piece by sporting gossip columnist Rebecca Wilson was ready for consumption.

An article that starts off with a stupid red card pun for the title, Wilson slams …

Wanderers ground Jets in come from behind win

Western Sydney turned the tables on the Newcastle Jets this afternoon with a come from 2-1 come from behind win after the home side took a controversial lead in the second half.

The Western Sydney Wanderers have proved that a week …

Berisha snatches last gasp Victory in derby

The first half started quietly enough and the first real chance to liven the crowd was a chest down from enigmatic striker Besart Berisha, however Gui Finkler blasted his shot over the bar.

It wouldn’t be long until City had an …

A-League of our own

A-League Semi Final - Melbourne Victory v Melbourne CityIf you’re like me, you have that one mate who consistently refuses to watch the A-League, because they deem the standard of football to be sub-par to their tastes.

Quite regularly, said person tends to support some rubbish English Premier League team like Sunderland or West Ham, which get pumped on a regular basis by the top four.

But still, you’re met with cries of “Yeah, nah mate, the football quality is bollocks”, or “they just don’t have the same quality players”, as they look whistfully …

FFA Cup Quarter Finals Matchday One Wrap

489540494It’s that time of the competition where heroes are made and legendary teams are slain, where 90 minutes can define the difference between a fairytale and underperforming – of course, we’re talking about the FFA Cup!

Three teams from Victoria and one from South Australia took part in two do-or-die Quarter final clashes in the Garden State, with the prize of reaching the semi finals at hand.

Melbourne Victory 3-1 Adelaide United…

2015 FFA Cup Round of 16 Matchday One Preview

FFACup_GenericThere’s only 16 teams left in the FFA Cup and with two all A-League clashes on the first matchday, it will be intriguing to see which sides will progress and which sides will say sayonara to the competition proper.

There’s also the tantalising fixture at Olympic Village to look forward to as well as the ultimate giant killing opportunity for Lions FC as they take on the Glory.

It’s do or die, so which clubs will take the upper hand?

Lions FC v Perth Glory

The Breakdown: The Glory got out of jail with a …

2015 FFA Cup Matchday Four Preview

FFACup_GenericIt’s the final matchday for the Round of 32 and it’s make or break time for the remaining six A-League sides in the competition.

Pairing off against each other, these six sides face a do-or-die battle for a place in the round of 16, and a chance at replenishing their long awaiting trophy cabinets.

Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers

The Breakdown: Both sides had FFA Cup’s to forget last year, with Western Sydney, in particular, having a disappointing outing in the round of 32 when they were knocked out by South Australian representatives …