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Galloway signs with Melbourne City

2019-05-15T04:19:43Z

Adelaide United full-back Scott Galloway has signed a three-year-deal with Melbourne City commencing next A-League campaign.

The 24-year-old has returned to Melbourne after enjoying a breakout season with the Reds - playing at both the left and right back positions.

The Covert Agent first reported on Galloway's move to City on April 29.

"I’m looking forward to joining up with Melbourne City next season. It is an ambitious club with a talented group of players, that I’m confident is on the cusp of achieving success," Galloway said.

"I know a few of the players already and know it’s a great environment there. I’m excited to continue to develop my game and show the City fans what I can do."

Galloway began his career with City's rivals Melbourne Victory in 2013, before moving on for single seasons at Central Coast and the Phoenix between 2016-18.

Ex-Wanderers captain joins Western United

2019-05-15T01:15:19Z

Former Western Sydney Wanderers captain Brendan Hamill has signed with new A-League franchise Western United only a day after announcing his departure from the red and black.

The 26-year-old skippered the Wanderers during the recent season but has decided to return to Melbourne, where he began his A-League career with Heart.

"After speaking to the coaches and staff at Western United, I was really impressed on how they are planning to make a huge impact in their first season of the A-League starting in October," Hamill said.

"Having played in Melbourne a few years ago, my wife and I cannot wait to get back to start pre-season. I was a young teenager when I first arrived in Melbourne.

"I’ve matured a lot having played in South Korea for a number of seasons and then taking up a leadership role at the Wanderers. I’m also really excited to play alongside Ersan Gulum."

Hamill joins Gulum, Josh Risdon, Aaron Calver and Jonathan Aspropotamitis in an impressive defensive group compiled by the new A-League franchise.

Macarthur FC: New A-League franchise name, badge and colours appear to be leaked on social media

2019-05-15T01:03:45Z

The name, badge and colours of the new A-League franchise from South Western Sydney appears to have been leaked on social media ahead of Wednesday's annoucement.

See the leak.

Wanderers sign Swiss international

2019-05-14T23:47:07Z

Western Sydney Wanderers have announced the signing of Switzerland international Pirmin Schwegler for the next A-League season.

The 32-year-old defensive midfielder moves Down Under to join Wanderers coach Markus Babbel after a distinguushed career in the German and Swiss top flights - including 26 appearances in his most recent campaign with Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga.

Schwegler has 14 caps for his nation, going to the 2010 World Cup but not making an appearance as a substitute.

"I am very excited to join the Western Sydney Wanderers and I’m counting down the days until I arrive," Schwegler said.

"I am very proud to be part of the Red & Black and look forward to getting started."

Along with his most recent stint at Hannover, Schwegler has also played at Bayer Leverkusen, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim.

Penalty specialist Jedinak helps Aston Villa get to Championship playoff final

2019-05-14T22:45:12Z

Jed Steer saved two spot-kicks as Aston Villa advanced to the Championship play-off final with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out triumph over a 10-man West Brom at The Hawthorns on Tuesday.

Craig Dawson's first-half header left the aggregate score locked at 2-2 after 120 minutes but the visitors held their nerve from 12 yards to book a trip to Wembley for the second successive season.

Mason Holgate and Ahmed Hegazi failed to convert before Tammy Abraham stroked home the decisive effort in a cruel end for Jimmy Shan's side, who had Chris Brunt sent off for a second yellow card in the 80th minute.

Australia's Mile Jedinak was brought on the in 122nd minute as spot-kick specialist - converting the second penalty in the shootout.

Former A-League player Brennan becomes Australia's first openly gay male footballer

2019-05-14T21:35:15Z

Green Gully attacker Andy Brennan has become the first professional male footballer in Australia to reveal he is gay

Read more.

'It was everything' - Mabil pays tribute to sister after breakthrough goal

2019-05-14T05:55:18Z

Awer Mabil scored his first goal since the tragic death of his sister in January with the Socceroos attacker revealing a shirt in tribute to her.

After nearly five months without finding the back of the net, Mabil converted a penalty in FC Midtjylland's 4-0 win over Kobenhavn on Monday. 

Having lost his sister in a car crash earlier in the year, the Aussie proudly showed off a shirt in her honour with the words: "Thank you for having our backs, love you always little sister."

Mooy tops Huddersfield ratings as Southampton circle

2019-05-14T04:55:31Z

Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy has been handed the highest Huddersfield Town player rating by the Examiner with Southampton reportedly ready to splash the cash for the Australian.

While Christopher Schindler picked up the Terriers' official club award, the Examiner has declared Mooy the club's most consistent performer this season handing him an overall rating of 6.93 out of 10.

Read the full story here.

Western United sign Nix keeper

2019-05-14T03:08:46Z

After being crowned the A-League best keeper this season, Filip Kurto has sealed a move to new A-League side Western United.

The Polish shot-stopper starred for Wellington Phoenix as they reached the finals and he'll now join United on a two-year deal.

"I am really excited to be joining Western United in their first ever team,” Kurto said.

"This is a very big honour for me after the great season I had in Wellington to move to Victoria.

"Thank you to the coaches for observing me and believing in me to take such a big responsibility with this new team."

Optus Sport pull in record ratings

2019-05-14T02:37:29Z

A dramatic final night of English Premier League action saw Optus Sport draw in its most ever viewers - eclipsing figures set during the 2018 World Cup.

In one of the most enthralling title races for some time, Manchester City were crowned champions after a 4-1 win over Brighton nullified Liverpool's 2-0 victory against Wolves

The occasion proved a winner for Optus Sport with audience numbers for the broadcaster up 100 per cent and subscriptions up 50 per cent year-on-year.

Read the full story here.

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Wanderers captain confirms departure

2019-05-14T00:57:56Z

Western Sydney Wanderers skipper Brendan Hamill has confirmed his departure from the club on social media.

The 26-year-old had played over 100 matches for the club in all competitions and leaves with a heavy heart. 

"This was undoubtably the hardest decision I’ve been faced with in my career. My time at WSW has come to an end," Hamill wrote on Instagram. 

Read the full story here.

Matildas announce World Cup squad

2019-05-13T23:59:29Z

Matildas coach Ante Milicic has unveiled a 23-player squad for the upcoming 2019 Women's World Cup.

There's no room in the side for veteran striker Kyah Simon, who will be on standby for the tournament alongside Kyra Cooney-Cross, or young Atletico Madrid attacker Alex Chidiac. 

While 16-year-old rising star Mary Fowler has been named alongside Matildas captain Sam Kerr. 

Check out the full squad here.

'Abysmal' - Celtic fans blasts Rogic

2019-05-13T22:42:17Z

Australian midfielder Tom Rogic has come under fire from Celtic fans for underwhelming performances this season.

The Socceroo, who did miss months of action through injury and international duty, played in the Hoops' Old Firm Derby loss on Sunday with fans less than impressed with what they saw.

After reported transfer interest from Southampton and Leicester City, the Celtic faithful seem content to see the Aussie leave over the off-season.

Rogic played 21 league games this season scoring three goals and picking up six assists.

Ryan shocked by Hughton's Brighton sacking

2019-05-13T21:58:35Z

Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan has expressed his shock at seeing Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton sacked after the final Premier League match of the season.

Hughton, who has been in charge of Brighton since 2014, was shown the door by the club after they narrowly avoided relegation - finishing just two points clear of the drop. 

Ryan had firmly established himself as number one under Hughton and revealed his surprise at the decision on social media. 

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Dolan Warren Awards 2019: Blue carpet action from football's night of nights

2019-05-13T21:30:51Z

See all the action from the blue carpet of the 2019 Dolan Warren Awards at The Star casino in Sydney.

Check it out here. 

Dolan Warren Awards 2019: All the winners

2019-05-13T21:00:49Z

Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna has won the Johnny Warren medal for the best player during the 2018-19 A-League season.

Check out all the winners here.

Evicted A-League fan denies drinking after police say he wanted 'greater variety of beer'

2019-05-13T06:20:43Z

Evicted fan Rory Carroll has denied drinking beer at the A-League semi-final after NSW police accused him of wanting a 'greater variety of beer' prior to his ejection from Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

Read Carroll's statement.

Manchester United's Perth friendlies to be shown on Channel 7

2019-05-13T04:19:10Z

Channel 7 have secured the exclusive rights to show Manchester United's upcoming friendly matches against Perth Glory and Leeds United.

The Red Devils will take on Tony Popovic's side at Optus Stadium on July 13 before facing off against Leeds four days later at the same venue.

Channel 7 will broadcast the first match on 7Two with the the second fixture to be shown on 7Mate.

Read the full story here.

Nix foreigner confirms departure

2019-05-13T03:23:24Z

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Mandi has confirmed his departure from the club on social media.

The off-contract Spaniard featured 25 times for the Nix this season and scored twice as Wellington reached the finals.

"Thanks for everything New Zealand, always in my heart," Mandi posted on Instagram.

A number of Phoenix players could soon follow suit with star player Roy Krishna being chased by several clubs. 

Wanderers join race for Krishna

2019-05-12T22:50:30Z

Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna has caught the attention of Western Sydney Wanderers.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the Wanderers have made an approach for the off-contract Fijian, who has also caught Sydney FC's attention.

The report also claims Western Sydney captain Brendan Hamill won't be extending his contract with the club and could be set for a move to Western United.