Needed boost: A-League strugglers sign ex-PL midfielder

Struggling Central Coast have finally secured the former Premier League midfielder they had been linked with before their grim A-League campaign. The Mariners on Thursday confirmed the signing of Jem Karacan for the rest of the season and hope to unveil him for their next home game against Melbourne Victory on February 2. Karacan, a […]

Axed: Ex-Socceroo leaves 5th A-League club after just six months

Former Socceroos attacking midfielder Mitch Nichols has parted ways with the Wellington Phoenix, his fifth A-League club. The club said the 29-year-old leaves immediately after his contract was “mutually terminated”. Nichols has struggled to make an impact since joining the Phoenix on a two-year deal in the off-season, seeking a fresh start after a turbulent […]

‘A disgrace’: Plastic shards found on pitch ahead of A-League game

Shards of plastic were found on the Spotless Stadium pitch barely an hour before Friday night’s A-League game kicked off at the venue. The Wanderers were due to face the Jets at the venue, but in an inspection before kick-off, pieces of plastic were found on the pitch, with staff removing them from the ground. […]

Arnold: A-League better than Holland

IMPRESSED by the improved standard of this season’s A-League, Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has vowed to give Australia-based players chances to shine in upcoming friendly internationals against South Korea and Lebanon. The Socceroos’ 2019 Asian Cup preparations will step up a notch when they host the South Koreans at Suncorp Stadium on November 17, and […]

Cup magic as Bentleigh claim A-League scalp, Wanderers escape

THERE was a sprinkling of Cup magic as Bentleigh Greens’ 10 men beat Wellington Phoenix 1-0 to reach the last 16 of the FFA Cup, while Western Sydney pulled off a dramatic escape against Hellenic. BENTLEIGH GREENS 1-0 WELLINGTON PHOENIX Marco Jankovic, son of former Real Madrid defender Milan Jankovic, scored the decisive goal in […]

A-League snubbed by Spanish superstar

FOOTBALL Federation Australia’s hopes of luring Fernando Torres to the A-League are set to be dashed as the Spanish striker prepares to announce his next club. Torres is expected to confirm he will play for Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire when he reveals his next destination on Tuesday afternoon (EST). Despite a bold bid […]

‘Staggering’: A-League humiliated

LAST night’s explosive A-League grand final descended into chaos as a “disgraceful” kick from Newcastle Jets star Roy O’Donovan floored opposition goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas. But surprisingly, it wasn’t the most shocking error seen on the field at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday. Newcastle fans, who flocked in the thousands to see their team play in […]

Jets entertain Victory in A-League decider

Berisha: ‘We are feeling fantastic’4:02 A-League: Besart Berisha talks to the press ahead of the A-League Grand Final that will take place in Newcastle against the Jets. May 3rd 2018 a day ago /display/ news and galleries/Football/ The Daily Telegraph Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Email a […]

Victory warm up for A-League finals in style

MELBOURNE Victory provided a positive glimpse into the future while some fringe players planted some intriguing selection seeds in Kevin Muscat’s mind ahead of the finals. A 2-1 win over an understrength but nonetheless star-studded Shanghai SIPG meant Victory finished a disappointing Asian Champions League on a high and gave them a shot in the […]

Roar gifted A-League finals berth

WITH his team having defied the odds to qualify for the finals for an eighth successive year, Brisbane coach John Aloisi believes the Roar are good enough to win the A-League championship. Following their 3-2 away win over Perth Glory on Saturday night, the Roar faced a nervous wait to find out if it was […]