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South told to maintain focus

FFA Cup: Milos Lujic has scored the winning goal in the 94th minute over the Edgeworth Eagles in the round of 32. South Melbourne celebrate after Milos Lujic scored the winner in their FFA Cup match against Edgeworth FC on Wednesday night. SOUTH Melbourne coach Chris Taylor says his players …

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Emboldened clubs zero in on FFA soft spot

FFA Cup: Every FFA Cup goal from the opening night. Current FFA chairman Steven Lowy with former chairman Frank Lowy. THE spectre of Australia’s controversial World Cup bid threatens to toxify even further relations between the A-League clubs and Football Federation Australia, as the clubs continue to demand full access …

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Troisi coy on stunning backflip

A-League: James Troisi has knocked back Melbourne City and signed a new two-year deal with Melbourne Victory. James Troisi says Melbourne Victory is No.1 for him. Picture: Getty Images JAMES Troisi says Melbourne Victory is the “number one club” for him after his stunning re-signing was announced on Thursday afternoon. …

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Troisi explains transfer twist, Sydney snare Socceroo

James Troisi of the Victory MIDFIELDER James Troisi insists Melbourne Victory was always his preferred A-League home after signing a new two-year deal. Troisi is understood to have come close to joining crosstown rivals Melbourne City, and had been spotted across the globe, including in Haifa in Israel, amidst reports …

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Sydney FC sign keeper Cisak

Football: Sydney United’s Panni Nikas has been awarded NPL goal of the week for this freakish strike against Sydney FC. New Sydney FC goalkeeper Alex Cisak. THE A-League was just being born when Alex Cisak headed overseas — now the goalkeeper has the challenge of keeping Sydney FC at the …

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Premier League grounds then and now

Premier League stadiums have changed over the last 25 years. IT’S been 25 years since the Premier League was born. Back in 1992, the old First Division was scrapped after 104 years, as a breakaway league was formed in time of the 92-93 campaign, with 22 teams ready to do …

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Rodgers’ Rogic experiment backfires in UCL setback

Brendan Rodgers, Tom Rogic, Celtic v Rosenborg SOCCEROO Tom Rogic’s Celtic have stuttered in their bid to reach the Champions League group stages with a 0-0 draw against Norway’s Rosenborg in the first leg of their third-round qualifier at Parkhead. The Hoops played without a recognised centre forward due to …

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United, Spurs on alert, target’s exit ‘100 percent’

Manchester United’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho. EVERTON manager Ronald Koeman sparked a transfer chase for Ross Barkley on Wednesday by revealing he is “100 percent” certain the England midfielder will leave Goodison Park. Barkley is in the final year of his Everton contract and last season he was told by …

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South continue FFA Cup journey after late winner

South Melbourne players celebrate their win over Edgeworth Eagles. LEO Athanasakis stood silently, taking in the scenes as he leant out the open window high in the Lakeside Stadium grandstand. Below the South Melbourne president were so many of the club’s supporters standing as one, with jubilant players on the …

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Passion pays as Reds blitz friendly

White City’s Kyle Markham pushes Adelaide United’s Michael Marrone at Marden Sports Complex on Wednesday night.Picture: Matt Loxton/AAP MARCO Kurz injected much-needed passion on the Adelaide United bench just 90 match minutes into his Reds coaching career. The German’s every word was heeded by his young Reds side during United’s …

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