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Glory boss unimpressed by PFA anger

Glory boss unimpressed by PFA anger

Perth Glory boss Tony Sage remains firm after standing down the A-League club's players and staff despite the PFA threatening to sue him. 2 Apr 2020
'He was fine, no symptoms whatsoever'

'He was fine, no symptoms whatsoever'

Lawrie McKinna has spoken about the unnamed Newcastle Jets player who returned a positive test for COVID-19, just days after the A-League was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. 2 Apr 2020
Football Manager 2020 decides A-League season

Football Manager 2020 decides A-League season

The 2019/20 A-League season has effectively been put on hold due to the coronavirus. And with the pandemic becoming an international concern, football fans aren’t holding their breaths in the hope that the competition will resume. So here at FTBL we’ve taken the liberty of completing the entire season on Football Manager 2020 from the beginning to find a result. 2 Apr 2020
Virus leaves off-contract players stranded

Virus leaves off-contract players stranded

Adelaide's director of football Bruce Djite says out-of-contract A-League players have been left with "nowhere to go" during the coronavirus pandemic. 2 Apr 2020
PFA demands Fox decision on A-League

PFA demands Fox decision on A-League

Anxious A-League players have directed the PFA to demand an answer from Fox Sports over its short-term and long-term commitment to the competition. 2 Apr 2020
FFA extends grassroots suspension to end of May

FFA extends grassroots suspension to end of May

Football Federation Australia has extended the suspension of National Premier Leagues (NPL) and grassroots football to at least May 31 as Australian football continues to wrestle with the COVID-19 crisis gripping the globe. 1 Apr 2020
PFA raises prospect of free-agency as more A-League clubs stand-down players

PFA raises prospect of free-agency as more A-League clubs stand-down players

Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has raised the possibility of A-League players becoming free agents in the wake of Western Sydney Wanderers, Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United becoming the latest A-League side to stand-down players in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 1 Apr 2020
Football Victoria to stand-down over 50% of staff

Football Victoria to stand-down over 50% of staff

Football Victoria (FV) has become the latest Member Federation to announce staffing stand-downs and wage reductions in the face of the COVID-19 crisis sweeping the globe.   31 Mar 2020
FFA: ‘While other codes foster unity...we’re regressing’

FFA: ‘While other codes foster unity...we’re regressing’

FFA CEO James Johnson has issued a call for unity in the face of the COVID-19, but stopped short of signalling an immediate intention to intervene in the growing rancour over A-League player stand-downs. 31 Mar 2020
'Players calling members': A-League stars take leading role in coronavirus outreach

'Players calling members': A-League stars take leading role in coronavirus outreach

As part of the PFA's push for cooperation, player delegates at each of the A-League’s clubs have written to their respective CEOs seeking to find other avenues of contributing during the A-League’s suspension. 30 Mar 2020
PFA ramps up call for collective action in face of player stand-downs

PFA ramps up call for collective action in face of player stand-downs

With the threat of player-stand downs looming, Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has reiterated its calls for collective action to navigate the COVID19 disrupted A-League landscape. 30 Mar 2020
'The field was hand-cut': Former Matildas' 'scariest' 90s North Korean adventure

'The field was hand-cut': Former Matildas' 'scariest' 90s North Korean adventure

It was 1998. The internet was a relatively new concept. Social media hysteria didn’t exist. COVID19 wouldn’t stop the world in its tracks for another two decades. 30 Mar 2020
'It all came crashing': Cyprus-based Aussie's coronavirus standstill

'It all came crashing': Cyprus-based Aussie's coronavirus standstill

Professional football is often a rollercoaster. A series of ups and downs, highs and lows that can test the toughest of characters. 30 Mar 2020
Jedinak takes up coaching role

Jedinak takes up coaching role

Mile Jedinak has taken up a role coaching at Aston Villa's academy. 29 Mar 2020
New scrutiny of women's football 'a shock to the system'

New scrutiny of women's football 'a shock to the system'

Women's football is garnering more attention, publicity and mainstream respect than ever before. But it has been a transition for the players, according to one of the game's best, Lucy Bronze. 29 Mar 2020
No FA financial support for Matildas' WSL stars, season end hoped for August

No FA financial support for Matildas' WSL stars, season end hoped for August

The English FA have ruled out providing financial support for Women's Super League clubs and are aiming to finish the WSL by August. 29 Mar 2020
'I was drug tested straight after the game'

'I was drug tested straight after the game'

Claire Emslie's late season surge was a key part of Melbourne City's undefeated W-League championship, but as soon as the final whistle blew, things got a lot harder. 29 Mar 2020
Western Sydney's 'history making' legacy is its youth

Western Sydney's 'history making' legacy is its youth

Before COVID19 reared its ugly head, the 2019/20 W-League season had more than its fair share of drama and excitement. 29 Mar 2020
Sage responds: What planet are they on?

Sage responds: What planet are they on?

Perth Glory owner Tony Sage has responded to threats of legal action from the Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) players union by asking “what planet they are on?” 28 Mar 2020
Jets player becomes first A-League COVID-19 diagnosis

Jets player becomes first A-League COVID-19 diagnosis

A player from the Newcastle Jets became the first confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis by an A-League player on Saturday afternoon. 28 Mar 2020
PFA threatens legal action against Perth Glory

PFA threatens legal action against Perth Glory

Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has threatened legal proceedings against Perth Glory after the West Australian club issued stand-down notices to its players in the wake of the A-League’s suspension. 28 Mar 2020