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Mike Phelan Promises A-League Committment Despite United Appointment

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Alex Ferguson’s former right-hand man Mike Phelan Thursday said he remained committed to Australia’s Central Coast Mariners despite being appointed first-team coach at Old Trafford alongside caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Phelan is sporting director of the A-League side — the club that handed an unsuccessful trial to sprint king Usain Bolt — and vowed to be back “as soon …

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Robbie Keane’s Wife Claudine Hints At Potential Australia Move For The Former Ireland Captain

BORDEAUX, FRANCE - JUNE 18: Robbie Keane of Republic of Ireland applauds supporters during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Belgium and Republic of Ireland at Stade Matmut Atlantique on June 18, 2016 in Bordeaux, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Robbie Keane has apparently warmed to the idea of moving to Australia’s A-League. Keane has been a free agent since leaving LA Galaxy at the end of the MLS season, having scored 83 goals in 125 appearances for the franchise, and has indicated his willingness to prolong his career. The 37-year-old announced his international retirement last summer and while he previously …

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Watch: A-League Keeper Dribbles Into Midfield In 90th Minute, Inevitable Happens


Australia’s premier football division, the A-League, has garnered a bit of a reputation for being bizarrely entertaining and this morning’s action definitely didn’t disappoint.  Dubliner Andy Keogh’s Perth Glory took on Tim Cahill’s Melbourne City FC in the nib Stadium. The game got off to a dramatic start with the hosts opening from the penalty spot inside the first five …

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Is This One Of The Worst Offside Calls Of All Time?

The A-League, what did we expect really? Terrible defending to go along with that terrible offside call.      The only thing worse than the refereeing decision is the defending. It’s one calamity after the other. The right-back’s leisurely stroll towards the free ball sees him bundled over. Then of course nobody goes to press the now unmarked man. And …

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Damien Duff’s Injury Puts LOI Retirement Plan In Jeopardy

Ex-Ireland international Damien Duff has previously claimed that he would relish finishing his career off in the League of Ireland but that dream could now be in jeopardy after Duff suffered ankle and calf injuries while playing for Melbourne City. Duff injured his ankle injury while playing against Wellington at the weekend and he now awaiting results on a scan …

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A-League Festive Roundup – Part 2

The festive period has seen a huge number of games since our last A-League roundup in week 11.  Following on from Part One of our festive roundup, which focused on Adelaide, Brisbane, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory, Part Two will look at the fortunes of Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney Wanderers.  Newcastle Jets Our week …

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A-League Festive Roundup – Part 1

The festive period has seen a huge number of games since our last A-League roundup in week 11.  In part one of our roundup, we take a look back at Adelaide, Brisbane, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory’s current situation following the festive games, as we enter a three-week break for the Asian Cup. Adelaide United Josep Gombau’s men had fallen a long …

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A-League Team Of The Season So Far

We’ve reached the halfway stage in the A-League, and now it’s time to take a three week break for the Asian Cup. Gavin Bergin is here with his team of the season so far.   GK: Vedran Janjetovic (Sydney FC) While his side may be struggling to score at the other end, Janjetovic is personally having perhaps the best season …

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A-League Roundup Week 11: Jets Finally Take Flight

Gavin Bergin is here with a roundup of all the A-League week 11 action.    Phil Stubbins would not be a household name amongst most casual football observers. The man from Hull moved to Australia in 1988 and quickly became involved in the Australian National Soccer League with Heidelberg United in Melbourne. He was to spend many years – briefly …

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A-League Roundup Week 10 – Big Blue Produces A Classic

Gavin Bergin delivers this week’s A-League Roundup, a week in which the ‘Big Blue’ dominated headlines. For the second time this season, the “Big Blue” between Melbourne Victory and Sydney ended in a draw. Unlike the first meeting which ended in an entertaining nil-all draw, this one produced six goals with a hat-trick for Archie Thompson along the way. An …

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