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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 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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A-League Round-Up Week 8: Victory Make Statement Of Intent

Gavin Bergin is here with a round-up of all the A-League action from week eight, including Melbourne Victory’s win over Adelaide United. It’s never easy to admit when you get something wrong, and when it comes to Kevin Muscat it’s even more difficult. Not so much that people had any inclination as to exactly how he would adapt to the …

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A-League Roundup Week 7 – The Top Four Roll On

Regular A-League analyst Gavin Bergin is here with the roundup of all the A-League action from week 7. Last week’s column detailed the supposed re-birth of Brisbane Roar, which in hindsight was just a bit premature. Less than a week later, Roar’s hierarchy took the decision to sack last season’s double-winning coach Mike Mulvey. People in charge at the club stated that …

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A-League Roundup Week 6 – Brisbane Come Roaring Back

Here’s this week’s roundup of all the action from A-League week six by Gavin Bergin. The team has not yet won a game this season, there have been widespread reports of in-fighting within the dressing room, and two of their players were openly arguing on the pitch after their latest defeat. How do they respond? In the case of Brisbane Roar this week, they simply …

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A-League Roundup Week 5 – What’s The Story? (Perth Glory)

Gavin Bergin is here with a roundup of all the action from week five in the A-league. As alluded to in our season preview, last season at Perth was, at best chaotic, and at worst a complete shambles. In-fighting and club politics led to the sacking of the manager, and apparently some serious soul searching among those involved at the club. …

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A-League Roundup Week 4 – Wanderers Champions Of Asia

In what has been a historic week in the A-League with Western Sydney Wanderers winning the Asian Champions League, Gavin Bergin discusses this and all the other action from week four. The story of Western Sydney Wanderers’ success in the Asian Champions League will live long in the memory of Australian football fans. They are the first Australian club to …

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A-League Round 3 Review – Farewell David Villa, We Barely Knew You

Gavin Bergin is here with a round up of round three in the A-League. The biggest story this week is that David Villa will be leaving Melbourne City but there is also plenty of other action to discuss. There’s a quote in ‘The Usual Suspects’ from Kevin Spacey’s character Verbal, where he is talking about the legendary bad guy Kaiser Soze when he says: “The greatest …

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A-League Roundup Week 2 – Sydney Is Sky Blue

Gavin Bergin gives the run-down of all the action from a busy week of action in the A-League.  The Sydney Derby. It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as the Milan Derby, El Clásico, El Superclásico, Old Firm, Merseyside or Manchester Derby. Yet you’d be hard pressed to find a match with as good an atmosphere as was …

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A-League Roundup Week 1 – Duffer Delights

We’re off and running in A-League Season 10. After all the build up and what felt like a never ending pre-season, this was the real thing – preceded with an excellent montage of the highlights of A-League seasons past. All week long the question had been whether star man David Villa would start for Melbourne City. In the end, he …

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A-League Preview Part 2

Gavin Bergin is here with Part 2 of his A-League Preview, as the new seasons gets underway. Newcastle Jets It’s been an off-season of huge changes at the Jets, with no fewer than 12 of their first team squad departing the club. Phil Stubbins has been appointed to oversee what is sure to be a hugely transitional season for the …

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