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The Best Signing in A-League 2019 So Far

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For most of the A-League clubs out there, last month was huge. Changes happened – and there were a lot of them. While most …

Which European stars could arrive in Australia this summer?

referee_professionalWhether it’s George Best at the NSL’s Brisbane Lions or Alessandro Del Piero with Sydney FC, Australian clubs have a history of attracting big names in the twilight of their career.

With its year-round sun and almost unrivalled lifestyle for players and their families, Australia can still act as a big pull. So, with the summer transfer window here, let’s take a look at some of Europe’s finest that could make their way down under.

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A-League 2018/19 top scorer lured to the Indian Super League

The VYBK Stadium: Roy Krishna’s new home at ATK FC

The captain of the Fijian national soccer team and the mainstay in the Wellington Phoenix frontline has confirmed his departure from the club.

Roy Krishna, who finished last season’s A-League as the top scorer with 19 league goals to his name, has agreed a lucrative one-year deal to represent ATK FC in the Indian Super League (ISL). The 31-year-old has spent the last five years of his career playing for the Phoenix, racking up an impressive 51 goals in 122 competitive appearances.

The 2018/19 campaign …

A-League 2019/20 Season Preview

victoryfansThe 2018/19 season came to a close with Perth Glory and Sydney FC playing out a below average 0-0 draw. It ended up going to penalties where Sydney came out on top 4-1. They don’t care how they won it, a win’s a win.

Sydney won the 2017 Grand Final on penalties too. Their win before that? 2010. On penalties. If Sydney are ever in the A-League Grand Final and it goes to penalties, back them. Who’d bet against them going all the way again next year? Prices aren’t yet out for next …

Robbie Fowler and Brisbane Roar Take a Punt on the Gig of A-League

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Often the question arises as to whether Robbie Fowler can coach. With the subsiding global publicity blitz and his start of new life as the in charge of Brisbane Roar, that is the only thing which matters.

In case the answer …

2018-2019 A League Contenders

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Perth Glory, who are sitting pretty at the top of the ladder, six points clear of second, come in as favourites to win their first premiership under the A-League brand. Perth’s last month of football has seen them lose to the Victory, who firm as strong contenders in this year’s chase for the title, as well as a draw to City and the Wanderers. Their last four games against Central Coast, Newcastle, Sydney and Wellington will determine whether Perth are up for the challenge come finals time in a month. If …

Stajcic Thrown a Lifeline by Mariners

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Alen Stajcic will make his return to football management with the Central Coast Mariners after being given the job until the end of the season. The 45-year-old will step into the men’s game for the first time in his career, having enjoyed a successful career managing in the women’s game.

It was Stajcic’s last assignment and subsequent sacking in women’s football that, by his own admission, left his ‘career in tatters’, after he was let go from his position as head coach of the Australian women’s national soccer team.

It was an acrimonious …

Why the race to the 2018/19 A-League finals will be your best bet

glorycelebrateAs we start to close in on the A-League finals series, here are four teams who could take out the championship trophy.

Perth Glory

Simply put, the Glory are in the box seat for the 2018/19 A-League crown.

Perth have lost just one game all season, with their only defeat coming at the hands of Sydney in their final game before Christmas, meaning they’ve been undefeated so far through 2019.

The Glory have scored the most goals (45) and have conceded the least (20), which shows just how dominant they can be at both ends of …

Can anyone challenge Perth Glory for A-League success?

Perth Glory

Last week, Perth Glory consolidated their position at the top of the A-League table and stretched their lead to six points following their workmanlike win over second placed Sydney. With them brushing aside their closest competitors with such relative ease, it certainly appears that they already have one hand on the A-League trophy. Can anyone beat them?

Odds-on for the league

If you consider the regular season only, it is becoming increasingly difficult to see Perth being overtaken at the top of the table, despite the fact that …

Key Signings For The Upcoming A-League Season

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The A-League season starts at the end of October and Australia is gearing up for yet another outstanding contest from their favourite local sides. There have been a number of crucial transfers this off-season, with clubs aiming to secure their talent and plug their weak spots. Both national and international signings have brought new strengths to teams that needed it the most.

International Signings

The A-League is still in its infancy, and so it can be difficult for club managers to secure top international talent. Australian clubs tend to offer lower wages …