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FTBL's A-League Awards for Round 2

FTBL's A-League Awards for Round 2

For every round of A-League football in 2020/21, FTBL will be handing out awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. 18 Jan 2021
'We're nowhere near our best...' - Macarthur FC lead lopsided A-League

'We're nowhere near our best...' - Macarthur FC lead lopsided A-League

Newcomers Macarthur FC have taken top spot on an unbalanced A-League table as the competition prepares to reshuffle its fixture again. 18 Jan 2021
A longer season is the gateway to the future says Matilda great

A longer season is the gateway to the future says Matilda great

Former Matilda legend Heather Garriock has joined the chorus of voices urging Football Australia to extend the length of the W-League season, sighting it as the best way to develop the next generation. 18 Jan 2021
'Not acceptable...' - Ugly fan antics overshadow City W-League win

'Not acceptable...' - Ugly fan antics overshadow City W-League win

Melbourne City's remarkable W-League turnaround against Melbourne Victory has been overshadowed by a group of Victory fans who hurled abuse and bottles at City and Matildas goalkeeper Teagan Micah. 18 Jan 2021
'We stopped playing, we were hiding...' but Macarthur go top with win

'We stopped playing, we were hiding...' but Macarthur go top with win

Macarthur coach Ante Milicic expects more good moments from imports Loic Puyo and Matt Derbyshire, after they both scored their first A-League goals to help the fledgling club to a 2-1 win at Newcastle and go top of the league. 18 Jan 2021
City, United prepare for fixture reshuffle

City, United prepare for fixture reshuffle

After spending weeks getting ready for their A-League derby clash, Melbourne City and Western United will embrace their next challenge - preparing for the unknown. 17 Jan 2021
Sydney derby double header - Three things we learned

Sydney derby double header - Three things we learned

A double header derby for a Saturday night and the fans were treated to a pleasant evening out. An entertaining men’s game ended up 1-1 while Sydney FC celebrated club legend Teresa Polias’ 150th W-League game with a 2-0 win over their arch rivals. 17 Jan 2021
'A lot of character...' - Maclaren downs United in comeback win

'A lot of character...' - Maclaren downs United in comeback win

Socceroos marksman Jamie Maclaren has once again proved Western United's bogeyman, scoring a late winner to help Melbourne City beat their A-League neighbours 2-1 at AAMI Park.  16 Jan 2021
'It's the wrong decision...' - Defiant Troisi hero and villain in derby

'It's the wrong decision...' - Defiant Troisi hero and villain in derby

Socceroo James Troisi played the roles of villain and hero as his Western Sydney Wanderers side fought back to force a 1-1 draw with local rivals Sydney FC at Stadium Australia. 16 Jan 2021
'Australia's ahead of the game...' - Oz support lured Matilda back home

'Australia's ahead of the game...' - Oz support lured Matilda back home

Matildas midfielder Alex Chidiac says Australia's support for women's footballers played a key role in her decision to return from Europe. 16 Jan 2021
'Ramy's a fantastic footballer...' - Jets' trio has Milicic on alert

'Ramy's a fantastic footballer...' - Jets' trio has Milicic on alert

They may have started their A-League campaign with back-to-back defeats but Newcastle's midfield trio fronted by youngster Ramy Najjarine are putting Macarthur coach Ante Milicic on alert. 16 Jan 2021
'It's probably the sweetest win...' - Sydney seek derby redemption

'It's probably the sweetest win...' - Sydney seek derby redemption

Sydney FC have back-to-back A-League championships over the past two years but when it comes to local bragging rights, the Sky Blues are on the back foot. 16 Jan 2021
Women take prime time lights in Saturday night derby

Women take prime time lights in Saturday night derby

Western Sydney’s clash against bitter rivals Sydney FC this weekend at ANZ Stadium will take on greater significance than a local derby. The ladies game will kick off at 7.30pm on Saturday night in what is shaping up to be a prime time classic. 14 Jan 2021
'It might be a few weeks...' - Glory sweat on Osama Malik's shoulder

'It might be a few weeks...' - Glory sweat on Osama Malik's shoulder

Perth Glory defender Osama Malik may require surgery after suffering a shoulder dislocation during a recent practice match. 14 Jan 2021
Castro willing to join hub this time

Castro willing to join hub this time

Diego Castro's future at Perth Glory looked bleak last year but the Spaniard has made peace with the club, with new coach Richard Garcia playing a key role. 13 Jan 2021
Socceroos greats laud Arok's influence

Socceroos greats laud Arok's influence

Ex-Socceroos Paul Wade and Robbie Slater have paid tribute to their former coach Frank Arok, after his death aged 88. 13 Jan 2021
'What a big club this is...' - Socceroo Irvine seals Hibernian move

'What a big club this is...' - Socceroo Irvine seals Hibernian move

Socceroos midfielder Jackson Irvine has returned to Scotland to rejuvenate his club career, joining international teammate Martin Boyle at top-flight Hibernian. 13 Jan 2021
Former Socceroos coach Frank Arok dies

Former Socceroos coach Frank Arok dies

Australian football is in mourning following the death of former Socceroos coach Frank Arok, aged 88. 12 Jan 2021
'Experience and aggressiveness...' - City sign Norwegian Eckhoff

'Experience and aggressiveness...' - City sign Norwegian Eckhoff

Norwegian Noor Eckhoff will bolster Melbourne City's midfield as they attempt to bounce back from a shocking start to their W-League title defence. 12 Jan 2021
'Disappointed the red was issued...' - Phoenix's Rufer given one-match ban

'Disappointed the red was issued...' - Phoenix's Rufer given one-match ban

Wellington midfielder Alex Rufer will miss the Phoenix's A-League clash with Newcastle after accepting a one-match ban for his controversial red card. 12 Jan 2021
'Our key defensive pillars...' - Melbourne City re-sign Good, Glover

'Our key defensive pillars...' - Melbourne City re-sign Good, Glover

Melbourne City duo Curtis Good and Tom Glover have re-signed on multi-year A-League deals, giving the club further stability. 11 Jan 2021