A-League

Glory down but not out

Friday April 10, 2015 by  

Perth Glory has suffered a 3-nil loss at the hands of rivals Sydney FC on Friday night at nib Stadium.

A defiant Glory turned out in front of nearly 7,500 loyal members and supporters despite a disappointing day which saw the club stripped of its right to play in the A-League finals series.

Perth was first to threaten, and it came through Olyroo, Jamie Maclaren in the second minute. The 22-year-old forward skipped clear of the Sydney defence, but was unable to square the ball to an oncoming Dragan Paljic. Read more

Perth Glory excluded from 2015 Final Series

Friday April 10, 2015 by  

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has determined that Perth Glory Football Club will be excluded from the 2015 A-League Finals Series after being found to be in breach of the A-League’s Player Contract Regulations (‘salary cap’).

At the end of Round 27 the Club’s position on the ladder will be adjusted and recorded as seventh.

The sanction follows the determination that Perth Glory has deliberately failed to disclose reportable benefits and payments to at least six players, and from the beginning of the 2014/15 season has been operating in excess of the allowable salary cap of $2.55m by in the order of $400,000. Read more

Glory release Davies and Nichols

Thursday April 9, 2015 by  

Perth Glory has confirmed the mutual release of Matt Davies and Mitch Nichols to allow both players to pursue alternate football opportunities.

Nichols, a fringe Socceroo midfielder, started in 10 of 14 games this season while on-loan from Japanese club Cerezo Osaka.

He joined the club in September just prior to the season commencing but a hamstring injury in mid-December along with minor disciplinary issues since then saw the 26-year old on the outer with club officials. Read more

Phoenix to take on World’s Best

Wednesday April 8, 2015 by  

On the back of their A-League form this year the Wellington Phoenix will make their debut at this year’s HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens tournament to be held at Hong Kong Football Club from May 29-31.

The Phoenix will be the first New Zealand club to take part in the annual seven-a-side tournament which is into its 16th year. They will face stiff competition for Rookie-Of-The-Year status with three other teams on debut: Spanish club Atletico Madrid, English Premier League team Stoke City, and Shanghai’s SIPG.

The 16-team tournament regularly features the world’s biggest clubs with Manchester City taking the title in 2014. This year’s line up includes EPL teams Aston Villa, Leicester City, Newcastle United, and West Ham United. They are joined by leading teams from the A-League, Chinese Super League, Hong Kong Premier League and La Liga. Read more

Risdon’s wonder goal seals Glorious fightback

Saturday March 28, 2015 by  

Bunbury boy Josh Risdon has emerged as the hero, after scoring the best goal of his career, helping Perth Glory to secure three points and an emphatic 3-2 victory over Asian Champions, Western Sydney Wanderers.

nib Stadium was charged by an electric atmosphere as more than 150 Wanderers fans made the long trek across the Nullarbor.

Glory kicked-off the match in positive fashion and created a number of chances through Sidnei Sciola. Read more

Merrick reaches double century

Friday March 20, 2015 by  

Ernie Merrick will be coaching his 200th A League game when the Wellington Phoenix take on the Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday which is quite an achievement for someone who had no ambitions to be a coach.

Asked to look back over a career that includes 151 games with Melbourne Victory and 49 with the Phoenix, Merrick sits back in his chair and smiles.

“It is quite amazing when I didn’t think I would be a coach in the first place,” he says. Read more

Glory still in title race

Saturday March 14, 2015 by  

Perth Glory remains in the hunt for its maiden A-League Premiership despite a 2-1 loss at the hands of New Zealand rivals Wellington Phoenix at nib Stadium.

Roy Krishna bagged a brace for the visitors, but Ruben Zadkovich stole the show after his thumping equaliser set the game alight in the 29th minute.

Glory got the game underway, but it was the Phoenix who registered the first shot on target in the 3rd minute when an under-hit back-pass found its way to Krishna who fired low at the near corner. Read more

Glory remain Victory’s bogey team

Saturday March 7, 2015 by  

Irish international striker Andy Keogh has scored his 10th A-League goal of the season to help Perth Glory FC secure a 1-1 draw against title favourites, Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

Tensions ran high throughout the night, as Keogh opened the scoring just before the stroke of half time, coinciding with a night of milestones for several Glory players.

Goalkeeper Danny Vukovic played his 100th match in purple and equalled the A-League record for most appearances. Read more

Sky Blues to host EPL giants

Friday March 6, 2015 by  

Sydney FC will play host to English Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur in an exclusive one-off match to be played at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, 30 May.

The eight times FA Cup winners will bring their best available squad to Sydney – including Harry Kane, arguably the hottest young player in the EPL – for the clash with the in-form Sky Blues.

“I am delighted to be able to confirm that Sydney FC will compete against one of English football’s top clubs, Tottenham Hotspur,” said Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow. Read more

Hutchinson takes on player-coach role

Friday March 6, 2015 by  

Central Coast Mariners can today confirm that Head Coach Phil Moss has been stood aside, effective immediately. The Mariners are in negotiations with Moss in regards to his position and wish him all the best for his future endeavours in football.

Stepping in as interim Head Coach for the remainder of the A-League 2014/15 campaign will be Central Coast Mariners newly appointed Technical Director, Tony Walmsley.

The club will soon commence the search for a new permanent Head Coach with Walmsley to remain as the club’s Technical Director. Read more