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Joel Fruci

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FM19: Making Sunderland Great Again – Manager of the month

Results in League One kept coming for me on Football Manager 2019 despite being held to a draw for the first time in my...

FM19 Blog: Making Sunderland Great Again – Finding a ‘boy’

Matchday arrived for the first time for me in charge of Sunderland.  This early-round FA Cup matchup had the potential to be a tricky tie. It...

FM19 Blog: Making Sunderland great Again – Putting your stamp on...

Now that I had signed on with Sunderland, it was time to take the tour of the club and get to know my players,...

FM19 Blog: Making Sunderland Great Again – Signed, sealed and delivered!

It’s a tough life being an unemployed football manager, especially if you’re only 23. So you can imagine how tough it was to find...

Wellington Phoenix tracking in the right direction despite defeats, Steven Taylor...

Steven Taylor remains confident Wellington Phoenix are in a good place despite a blip on the radar early in the 2018-19 A-League season. The...

Talking Points: Melbourne City 2 Wellington Phoenix 0 – City cruise...

Melbourne City have bounced back from their Sydney FC defeat, downing Wellington Phoenix 2-0 in comprehensive fashion in front of 6,410 fans at AAMI Park...

Ritchie de Laet plays through pain in Melbourne City defeat

It has been more than two years since Ritchie de Laet played for Leicester City in any capacity, but he felt the passing of...

“This team creates chances, I take chances” – ALF walks the...

Any lingering fears Sydney FC fans might have had of their club's ability to replace Bobo's goals have been extinguished after just three A-League 2018-19...

Talking Points: Melbourne City 0 Sydney FC 3 – Mr Fix...

Sydney FC have remained unbeaten in the A-League, downing Melbourne City 3-0 at AAMI Park on Friday night in front of a crowd of...

Talking Points: Melbourne Victory 2 Perth Glory 3 – Ikonomidis shatters...

Chris Ikonomidis has struck at the death to earn Perth Glory a thrilling 3-2 win over a resurgent Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park on...