A-League

Wanderers found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute

Thursday February 11, 2016 by  

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today fined the Western Sydney Wanderers $50,000 and imposed a suspended three (3) competition point deduction after finding the club guilty of bringing the game into disrepute following the misconduct of some of its supporters last Saturday.

The sanction has been handed down after FFA found some Western Sydney Wanderers fans took part in a pre-meditated and coordinated series of incidents including the ignition of flares and detonators and the display of unauthorised banners.

Where a serious incident occurs that FFA determines should trigger the suspended sanction, the Club will immediately lose three points in the A-League. This will apply to incidents that occur in or around any matches the club participates in and will be in place for a period of 12 months, through to 6 February 2017. Read more

Mariners sign Fletcher, part ways with Sim

Wednesday January 20, 2016 by  

The Central Coast Mariners have bolstered their attacking stocks with former Young Socceroo striker, Matthew Fletcher, while mutually parted ways with Matt Sim.

Fletcher will wear Yellow & Navy until at least the end of A-League Season 2016/17 and is available for selection this Saturday to take on the Western Sydney Wanderers.

The 23-year-old, who has spent majority of his career in the U.K. with the likes of Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday & Hull City will add some serious firepower to Walmsley’s front third. Read more

Reds edge out 10-man Glory

Saturday January 9, 2016 by  

Perth Glory has been defeated 3-1 at home for only the second time this season in its Round 14 clash against Adelaide United at nib Stadium.

The spotlight was on Andy Keogh from kick-off, as the Irishman made his season debut, but it shifted to Chris Harold soon after in the sixth minute when he played a key part in opening the scoring.

Richard Garcia had the ball wide left and sent a cross into the area. Harold was there to pick it out and sent the ball flying past Eugene Galekovic, although the deflection off Reds defender Tarek Elrich saw it credited as an own goal. Read more

Mariners celebrate NYE with three points

Thursday December 31, 2015 by  

The Central Coast Mariners have recorded a convincing 3-1 victory over Wellington Phoenix on the last day of 2015 courtesy of goals to Fabio Ferreira, Mitch Austin & Mickey Neill.

Two goals in the space of four minutes to Ferreira & Austin plus a maiden A-League goal in the second half to Neill were enough to seal three points at Central Coast Stadium.

It was an attacking and entertaining affair on Gosford’s waterfront for the 10,073 Members and fans who turned out on New Year’s Eve. Read more

Sky Blues draw 2015 AFC winners

Thursday December 10, 2015 by  

Sydney FC have been drawn against 2015 AFC Champions League winners Guangzhou Evergrande in group H for the group stage of the 2016 AFC Champions League, following the live draw made in Kuala Lumpur tonight.

The group is rounded out by the third ranked Japanese team, to be announced in January, and the winner of Playoff 1, to be contested between teams from Korea, Vietnam and Hong Kong, as the Sky Blues take part in their third AFC Champions League campaign following spells in 2007 and 2011.

The Sky Blues have never faced Guangzhou, coached by FIFA World Cup winner and former Chelsea FC manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, but have experience against teams from China, remaining undefeated against teams from the nation, having twice faced Shanghai Shenua in the group stage winning twice and drawing twice. Read more

Young Glory backline holds Sydney FC scoreless

Saturday November 21, 2015 by  

A young Glory backline comprising of WA duo Alex Grant and Aryn Williams matched it with glamour of the Sky Blues attacking prowess.

The match was cagey from the offset, with both teams battling for possession in midfield. Glory had most of the territory in the early going, but were unable to carve out any major chances until the 22nd minute. Socceroo Josh Risdon positioned himself well to get on the end of a Richard Garcia cross but the fullback could not find the target, as he dragged his shot wide.

Sydney’s first shot followed 6 minutes later. An Alex Gersbach cross found Filip Holosko, however the Slovakian’s header was tame and easily collected by Glory ‘keeper Ante Covic. Read more

Injury hit Glory lose in Brisbane

Sunday November 15, 2015 by  

Perth Glory has lost its A-League Round Six clash against Brisbane Roar 1-0. Glory arrived at Suncorp Stadium on the back of last week’s FFA Cup final loss searching for three vital A-League points.

With injuries to Gyorgy Sandor, Chris Harold, Mitch Oxborrow, Dino Djulbic and the loss of Josh Risdon (Socceroos), Glory had to re-shuffle its line-up.

The match started evenly with neither team taking the upper hand until the hosts started to dominate play and possession mid-way through the first-half. Read more

Foreign flair runs riot over Reds

Sunday October 25, 2015 by  

Perth Glory has earned its first three points of the A-League season, thanks to an emphatic 3-1 victory over Adelaide United at nib Stadium on Sunday.

New signings Guyon Fernandez and Diego Castro scored their first goals for the club, as Glory took to the field for its third match in seven days. Both goals were set up by returning captain Richard Garcia, who was voted the QBE Supporters’ Man of the Match.

While Adelaide dominated possession from the outset, the South Australians could not muster a clean shot on target in the first 45 as a result of some stringent Glory defending. Read more

Sydney FC sign striker Matt Simon

Monday August 3, 2015 by  

Sydney FC have secured the services of towering striker Matt Simon on a one year deal the club announced today.

Simon, who is a free agent, penned a contract with the Sky Blues this afternoon following a two week trial with the club, during which he scored and assisted in their pre-season victory against Macarthur Rams.

The 29 year old has made over 150 appearances in the A-League and is the Central Coast Mariners’ record goal scorer with 45 goals. Read more

Amor to replace Gombau

Friday July 24, 2015 by  

The Adelaide United Football Club would like to announce the mutual termination of the contract of head coach Josep Gombau, with the clubs’ current Technical Director Guillermo Amor to take over the reins.

Josep Gombau was contracted to the club until the end of the 2016/17 season, however, following a request from Josep to be released from his contract due to family reasons the Club has reluctantly, on compassionate grounds acceded to his request.

The Spaniard will leave his mark on this club, through football but also through his character and relationship with the players, fans and staff. Read more