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Adelaide goes double Dutch

Adelaide goes double Dutch

Gertjan Verbeek has brought in the big guns in his first major Adelaide United appointment. 16 Jul 2019
Socceroo's ballistic form rockets him to K-League leader

Socceroo's ballistic form rockets him to K-League leader

Adam Taggart is enjoying the golden period of his entire career, hitting his seventh goal in seven games overnight to rocket Suwon Bluewings into the top six. 15 Jul 2019
Can League Two stars conquer the A-League?

Can League Two stars conquer the A-League?

Jay O'Shea is arguably the most exciting treasure from Robbie Fowler's lower-league trawl and says he's fitting into life Down Under just fine. 12 Jul 2019
Like father, like son: Popovic sons run rampant in Perth rout

Like father, like son: Popovic sons run rampant in Perth rout

Tony Popovic's two sons overshadowed Bruno Fornaroli's debut by scoring a brace in Perth Glory's 3-0 pre-season win over Bayswater City. 10 Jul 2019
Merrick: X-factor? More like 'Why-factor'

Merrick: X-factor? More like 'Why-factor'

Ernie Merrick has profiled Newcastle Jets' ongoing rebuild, highlighting the squad's promising attacking attributes while admitting further signings will have to be local. 9 Jul 2019
Arzani in Celtic's Champions League squad

Arzani in Celtic's Champions League squad

Socceroo wunderkind Daniel Arzani has been rushed back into Celtic's UEFA Champions League squad to face Bosnian heavyweights FK Sarajevo. 9 Jul 2019
Mariners' Great Scot intent on going back to the future

Mariners' Great Scot intent on going back to the future

Where do you find a lifeboat to rescue the sinking Central Coast Mariners? The unfashionable out of town suburbs of Scotland, of course. 5 Jul 2019
From Wellington to Bayern Munich: Has Australia made a terrible mistake?

From Wellington to Bayern Munich: Has Australia made a terrible mistake?

New Zealand has one professional football club to Australia's 10. Yet the Kiwis still may have a growing advantage. 4 Jul 2019
Ranked! Every club's transfer dealings so far

Ranked! Every club's transfer dealings so far

We're dusting off the old report cards and trying to find a red pen that works...it's transfer time, but has the A-League done its homework? 3 Jul 2019
Deng on Kurz: It's time for a new era

Deng on Kurz: It's time for a new era

Melbourne Victory and Socceroos starlet Thomas Deng believes Melbourne Victory will be as good for Marco Kurz as the German coach is for them. 28 Jun 2019
'Violence isn't the answer' - the campaign that touched Deng's heart

'Violence isn't the answer' - the campaign that touched Deng's heart

Thomas Deng has launched his support behind The Line's 'Never Follow' campaign, in the hope of encouraging men to avoid violent behaviour. 28 Jun 2019
Australia's Arsenal Enigma: What would a Joe Montemurro Matildas look like?

Australia's Arsenal Enigma: What would a Joe Montemurro Matildas look like?

Australia has one of the hottest prospects in women's football coaching right now, but he wasn't sitting on a bench in France. 27 Jun 2019
‘People didn’t give a sh** about women’s sport’: How Lisa De Vanna became the most important figure in Australian football

‘People didn’t give a sh** about women’s sport’: How Lisa De Vanna became the most important figure in Australian football

"I love serial killers," Lisa De Vanna nonchalantly tells Optus Sport, grinning through oversized sunglasses as she leans back against a wooden jetty near her Spearwood home. 21 Jun 2019
Ranked! The best obscure Aussie free agents in Europe

Ranked! The best obscure Aussie free agents in Europe

You may not know them, but these 12 European-based Aussies are either going to be the next A-League homecoming kings or big foreign stars of tomorrow. 20 Jun 2019
The other 2019 World Cup: Incredible story behind Pararoos World Cup campaign

The other 2019 World Cup: Incredible story behind Pararoos World Cup campaign

Flash back four years and one of the most inspirational teams in Australian sport were broken, unfunded and heading towards a shattering disaster. 18 Jun 2019
6 famous free-agents set for A-League returns

6 famous free-agents set for A-League returns

In 'Straya, we love a good foreign bargain. 18 Jun 2019
'I was rubbish before him': Socceroos steal Sydney's goalie whisperer

'I was rubbish before him': Socceroos steal Sydney's goalie whisperer

He's the man behind Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic and the extraordinary career resurgence of Andrew Redmayne. Now, he's been poached for the top goalie coaching gig in the country. 14 Jun 2019
The revolving door of backroom coaches swings round

The revolving door of backroom coaches swings round

The A-League is a peculiar, insular little society at times, with patterns tending to emerge and cement, with rarely a moment taken to stop and wonder 'What is actually going on?'. 14 Jun 2019
Teenage Matilda reveals 'surreal' World Cup atmosphere

Teenage Matilda reveals 'surreal' World Cup atmosphere

At just 18-years-old, it's hard to believe that prodigal Matildas defender Karly Roestbakken is still nearly two years OLDER than the youngest player in Australia's squad. 11 Jun 2019
Arnie's new generation: 5 surprise Socceroos for 2022 World Cup campaign

Arnie's new generation: 5 surprise Socceroos for 2022 World Cup campaign

An unseasoned Socceroos squad means lots of juicy new meat to sink our teeth into: here are some of the most appetising items on Graham Arnold's menu against South Korea. 7 Jun 2019
Arnold rubbishes B-team claims, says Socceroos 'aren't charity'

Arnold rubbishes B-team claims, says Socceroos 'aren't charity'

Graham Arnold has vehemently denied that his untested Socceroos squad to face Korea Republic tonight are a second string outfit, saying he expects them to win. 7 Jun 2019