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Talking Points: Wellington Phoenix 2 Newcastle Jets 1 – VAR at...

Wellington Phoenix have earned just their second opening day win in A-League history, defeating Newcastle Jets 2-1 in a cagey affair at Westpac Stadium...

Ritchie de Laet to be City’s on-field coach in the face...

Melbourne City's Belgian recruit Ritchie de Laet has been in an around some of Europe's - and indeed the world's - biggest derby matches.  Manchester...

Wellington Phoenix 2018-19 season preview – Rudan the right man for...

Wellington Phoenix will be out to rebound from a disastrous 2017-18 season under Mark Rudan's fresh tutelage.  Last Season Wellington's most recent campaign can only be...

Talking Points: Socceroos 4 Kuwait 0 – Winning start, but room...

Graham Arnold's tenure as Socceroos manager has kicked off in winning fashion, with his team downing easily downing a disappointing Kuwait side 4-0 in Kuwait...

Refreshed Massimo Luongo plots Asian Cup assault after World Cup “write-off”

Football managers tend to give little away tactically before a match, and often his charges know as much about their final starting XI as...

“It’s just fitting” – Socceroos relishing the long road, Mark Milligan...

Stretching from the intriguing central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan to the mysterious surrounds of Honduras, the Socceroos' journey to the World Cup was a long...

A word to define the frustration of a nation

gallant adjective 
1. (of a person or their behaviour) brave; heroic. It is the most frustrating word in Australian football. Why? Because it is a recurring -...

More than numbers – Tim Cahill’s Russian mission statement

It is his fourth World Cup, but Tim Cahill is in Russia for more than just numbers.  Some have argued - and with good reason -...

Who will be left with Les Blues? Milligan and Jurman battle...

With just under 48 hours until the Socceroos open their 2018 World Cup campaign against France, plenty of intrigue still surrounds a number of...

Talking Points: Socceroos 4 Czech Republic 0 – A flattering scoreline?

The Socceroos have earned a major shot in the arm ahead of the World Cup, comfortably dispatching a disappointing Czech Republic 4-0 in St...