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Sky Blues marquee De Jong eyeing A-League title and ACL progression


Sydney FC gun Siem de Jong believes his team can beat Perth Glory on Thursday and make it through to the Asian Champions League knockouts.

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The Bankwest Stadium seat that no one wants


Parramatta's new 30,000 seat stadium looks to be a wonderful addition to the Australian sporting landscape with A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers to be one of the major tenants.

But there is one seat at the venue you want to avoid.

See why.

A-League run home: Melbourne Victory face almost impossible battle to overhaul Sky Blues


Melbourne Victory are up against it to finish in the top two with the draw opening up for Sydney FC after Perth Glory's Premiers Plate victory.

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Brosque announces his retirement


Sydney FC legend Alex Brosque has committed to calling it quits from the A-League at the end of the season.

The 35-year-old retires as the club's most capped player - winning three premierships, two championships and scoring 66 goals in his 10 seasons at the Sky Blues.

"Football and Sydney FC has allowed me to have some of the most incredible experiences I could ever have imagined,” Brosque said.

"To have been able to do something I’ve loved ever since I was a young boy, and for this long, is incredibly humbling."

A-League Winners and Losers: Perth's path to Glory a shining light for struggling teams


Perth Glory achieved their first success in the A-League with a wonderful execution of a plan laid out after a disappointing campaign last season.

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Sky Blues overwhelm midfield while Wanderers pin hopes on set pieces


Shabab Hossain analyses the tactics used by both coaches in the 1-1 derby draw between Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers.

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Western United announce the signings of Pain, Aspro and Cavallo


New A-League franchise Western United have confirmed the acquisitions of trio Connor Pain, Jonathan Aspropotamitis and Joshua Cavallo.

Pain, 25, is the highest profile of the three recruits, returning to Melbourne after a three-year stint at Central Coast Mariners - with his career beginning at Victory in 2012.

Aspro, 22, also joins from the Gosford-based club, having spent only one season on the Central Coast following a move from Western Sydney Wanderers.

Cavallo is a 19-year-old central midfielder on the books of Melbourne City and has featured for the Australian under 19 team previously.

The trio joins a swag of signings for the new franchise including Greek marquee Panagiotis Kone, Socceroos defender Josh Risdon, Connor Chapman and Aaron Calver.

Rogic goal helps Celtic through to Scottish Cup final


Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic has scored his first club goal for four months as Celtic knocked off Aberdeen 3-0 to move into the Scottish Cup final.

Rogic got the final goal in the 69th minute, reacting first to a free kick deflecting off the wall, taking a touch, and firing the ball into the bottom corner.

It was his first strike since finding the back of the net in Celtic's 5-0 win against Dundee in October.

Celtic will now take on Hearts in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park on May 25.

Perth Glory wins A-League Premiers Plate


Perth Glory have won their first silverware in the A-League era as they claimed the Premiers Plate following a 1-0 win over Newcastle Jets on Sunday night.

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