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Jedinak's Villa fail in EPL comeback bid

Mile Jedinak's hopes of joining Socceroos teammates Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan in the Premier League season are over following Aston Villa's 1-0 loss to Fulham.

Goodwin returns to A-League's Adelaide Utd

Craig Goodwin is returning to A-League club Adelaide United after spending the past two seasons in the Dutch Eredivisie.

FFA considering A-League expansion bids

DAVID GALLOP speaks to media during a press conference at FFA Headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Football Federation Australia says 15 bids for the two new A-League clubs will be assessed in the next week to 10 days.

Glory re-sign Diego Castro in A-League

DIEGO CASTRO of the Roar and JOSEPH KATEBIAN of the Glory compete for the ball during the A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Perth Glory star Diego Castro has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

Jurman feels settled in Socceroos shirt

Matthew Jurman of Sydney FC is challenged by MARK BRIDGE of the Wanderers during the A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC at Pirtek Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Defender Matthew Jurman says he feels like he belongs in a Socceroos shirt after joining Australia's pre-World Cup training camp in Turkey.

A-League expansion contenders

Fifteen groups have submitted formal expressions of interest to Football Federation Australia in the hope of snaring one of two new licences for 2019-20.

A-League expansion bids in on deadline day

Every publicly announced A-League expansion aspirant submitted a formal expression of Interest in time for the deadline.

Sainsbury feels World Cup run in his bones

TRENT SAINSBURY of the Socceroos acknowledges the crowd after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Thailand and the Australia Socceroos at Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Trent Sainsbury has given the most positive in-camp assessment yet of Australia's chances at the World Cup, saying he can "feel a run" in his bones.

US investors behind Gold Coast A-L bid

Gold Coast United's A-League bid has secured some well-connected support in the form of US investors Brett Johnson and Jordan Gardner.

Roar in talks to buy Stefan Mauk from NEC

DANIEL DE SILVA of the Mariners in action during the A-League match between the Central Coast and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

NEC technical director Remco Oversier has confirmed talks with Brisbane Roar for the sale of Stefan Mauk.

Aust travel warning for Russia ill-advised

The ordinary Russian is too pre-occupied with the World Cup to worry about political implications of hosting soccer's showpiece tournament, an expert says.

Sydney FC's Brosque inspired by Simon

ALEX BROSQUE of Sydney reacts after being tackled during the A-League match between Sydney FC and the Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney FC skipper Alex Brosque will consider passing on his captain's armband if his body can only take reduced minutes next A-League season.

Former Grand Prix CEO to lead FFA reform

Former Australian Grand Prix CEO Judith Griggs is in line to play a major role in the reform of Football Federation Australia's governance.

Ange urges Bert to take Arzani, Cahill

ANGE POSTECOGLOU, coach of Australia reacts during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group B match between Chile and Australia at Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Ex-Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou says he hopes to be perched at a Greek bar and watching Daniel Arzani and Tim Cahill represent Australia at the World Cup.

Absalonsen leaves A-League's Adelaide Utd

JOHAN ABSALONSEN of Adelaide United back-heels a pass during the A-League Elimination Final match between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Danish winger Johan Absalonsen is returning home, rejecting a new offer to stay at A-League club Adelaide United.

De Silva's decision critical: Okon

DANIEL DE SILVA of the Mariners in action during the A-League match between the Central Coast and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Next-gen hope Daniel De Silva faces a crunch call on his future during the A-League break according to former coach boss Paul Okon.

Socceroos file into crunch camp in Turkey

JAMES TROISI during the AFC Asian Champions League match between the Melbourne Victory and Kawasaki Frontale at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

James Troisi has said there's healthy competition and respect among Socceroos fighting for a place in Australia's World Cup squad.

Socceroos Arzani and Cahill renew mateship

The oldest and youngest members of Australia's World Cup squad, linking up in Socceroos colours for the first time, forged a friendship at club level.

Socceroos get to work at plush Turkey camp

Australia's World Cup squad has arrived in Turkey to begin their preparations for their tournament opener against France on June 16.

Balotelli recalled for Italy soccer team

Striker Mario Balotelli has been recalled to the Azzurri for the first time in four years as the Italians seek to rebuild after failing to make the World Cup.

Strikers pull out of A-League expansion

There are two options for A-League expansion in Queensland left standing - Brisbane City and Gold Coast United - after the withdrawal of the Brisbane Strikers.

Team Wellington seal Club World Cup berth

Team Wellington are the premier club in Oceania after wrapping up a lop-sided OFC Champions League final against Fiji's Lautoka.

Brosque puts A-League retirement on hold

ALEX BROSQUE of Sydney shows his dejection during the A-League match between Sydney FC and the Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney FC skipper Alex Brosque has confirmed he will play another A-League season for the Sky Blues.

Victory's Theoharous moves to Germany

CHRISTIAN THEOHAROUS of the Victory celebrates after he scored a goal during the A-League match between the Melbourne Victory and the Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

German club Borussia Monchengladbach have signed 18-year-old winger Christian Theoharous from Melbourne Victory.

Babbel named new Wanderers A-League coach

The Wanderers have announced Markus Babbel as the man to steer the A-League club through a vital period of rejuvenation.

Durante gets Phoenix A-League assurance

ANDREW DURANTE of the Phoenix runs onto the ball against Andy Keogh of the Glory during theA-League match between Perth Glory and Wellington Phoenix at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Skipper Andrew Durante says he wouldn't have re-signed with the Wellington Phoenix if there was a question mark over their immediate A-League future.

O'Donovan cops 10 games for kung-fu kick

ROY O'DONOVAN of the Jets reacts to a missed goal during the A-League match between the Newcastle jets and the Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Newcastle striker Roy O'Donovan will sit out a chunk of next A-League season after being hit with a 10-match ban.

Phoenix retain A-League captain Durante

ANDREW DURANTE of the Phoenix looks on prior to the A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City FC at QBE Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Captain Andrew Durante and young defender Liberato Cacace are sticking with Wellington despite huge uncertainty hanging over the A-League club.

Brillante embraces Mr Versatile Roos tag

Dimitri Petratos of the Roar and JOSHUA BRILLANTE of Sydney FC compete for the ball during the A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

If it means a ticket to Russia four years after his Brazil near miss, Socceroos' World Cup hopeful Josh Brillante will more than happily play wherever he's put.

Human rights an issue for World Cup host

World Cup host Russia is trapped in the worst human rights crisis since the Soviet era, a human rights organisation says.

Holman, D'Agostino sign new Roar A-L deals

BRETT HOLMAN of the Roar celebrates scoring a goal during the A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and the Perth Glory at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Brett Holman and Nick D'Agostino are the latest players to re-sign with A-League club Brisbane.

O'Neill backs quietly driven coach Corica

BRANDON O'NEILL of Sydneycompetes with Terry Antonis of the Victory during the A-League Semi Final match between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney FC midfielder Brandon O'Neill believes new coach Steve Corica will have no problem in such a high-pressure role because he knows what it takes to win.

Popovic eyes A-League Glory days at Perth

TONY POPOVIC, coach of the Wanderers, looks on during the A-League match between the Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

New Perth Glory coach Tony Popovic is confident he is the right man to lead the club to success.

Matildas start ToN defence against Brazil

US Soccer has confirmed the match dates, locations and kick-off times for the second instalment of the tournament that shot Australia's women to prominence.

Corica intent on keeping A-League marquees

STEVE CORICA arrives at the Sydney FC coach announcement press conference at Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

As FFA continues its pursuit of big-name overseas stars, Steve Corica only has eyes for retaining Sydney FC's existing marquee men.

Popovic arrives in Perth for Glory stint

Wanderers coach TONY POPOVIC looks on during the A-League Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Diego Castro's future in the A-League is chief among incoming coach Tony Popovic's lengthy to-do list as he lands in Perth to begin his time as Glory boss.

Same culture but Corica to run own FC race

Steve Corica has been promoted to Sydney FC's top A-League coaching job after serving as an assistant since 2011.

Argentine Rodriguez departs Newcastle Jets

Argentine injury replacement player Pato Rodriguez will not play for the Newcastle Jets in the 2018-19 A-League season, the club says.

O'Donovan made to wait on GF sentence

ROY O'DONOVAN of the Jets celebrates a goal during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Wellington Phoenix at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

A disciplinary tribunal has deferred its decision on what sanction Newcastle striker Roy O'Donovan should serve for his head-high grand-final kick.

Victory shed four after A-League win

Mitch Austin, Matias Sanchez, Stefan Nigro and Cameron McGilp have been released by A-League champions Melbourne Victory.

FFA denies Cahilltex selection conspiracy

FFA CEO DAVID GALLOP speaks to the media during a press conference at the FFA Offices in Sydney, Australia.

David Gallop has moved quickly to hose down talk commercial incentives had played any part in Tim Cahill's Socceroos selection.

Maclaren will be better for cut: Thompson

ARCHIE THOMPSON of the Victory contests the ball with his Mariners opponent during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Melbourne Victory at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Former Socceroos striker Archie Thompson believes Jamie Maclaren can yet play a big role for Australia under coach-in-waiting coach Graham Arnold.

No Socceroo has 'a given right': Cahill

TIM CAHILL of Millwall takes part in a warm down session after the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Cardiff City at The Den in London, England.

Tim Cahill says he's in top physical nick and confident he can still make an impact at the highest level in a fourth World Cup.

Stiffed Socceroos: The men to miss Russia

A 17-man squad of the unluckiest players not to be heading to next month's World Cup in Russia with the Socceroos.

World Cup agony for Wright and Maclaren

Socceroos regular Bailey Wright and in-form striker Jamie Maclaren won't be going to the World Cup after being left out of Bert van Marwijk's 26-man squad.

Jets re-sign Vargas for another season

Venezuelan international midfielder Ronald Vargas has signed up for a second A-League season with Newcastle after an injury-marred first campaign.

Jakobsen joins Adelaide from Melb City

MICHAEL JAKOBSEN of Melbourne City watches on during the A-League match between Sydney FC and Melbourne City FC at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Michael Jakobsen has left A-League semi-finalists Melbourne City to link up with Adelaide United.

Mariners sign A-League defender Aspro

Jonathan Aspropotamitis has traded A-League homes, moving from Western Sydney to Central Coast.

Maclaren, Wright poised for World Cup chop

Bert van Marwijk's 26-man training squad for the World Cup will be announced on Tuesday, with a pacey goal scorer and defensive stalwart set to miss selection.

A-League expansion bid secures base, funds

Ex-Socceroo and A-League champion Clint Bolton has endorsed the "Team 11" expansion bid out of south-east Melbourne.

History and heartache calling Socceroos

In contrast to Australian efforts on the world stage in other sports, the Socceroos have only honest toiling and heartache to fall back on at the World Cup.

Socceroos to confront doubters in Russia

Three of the world's top 12-ranked nations - France, Denmark and Peru - stand in the way of the Socceroos in their World Cup group.

Australia's World Cup squad penpix

Penpix of Australia's preliminary 32-man squad for next month's World Cup in Russia.

FIFA World Cup facts and stats

FIFA World Cup trivia at a glance.

Australia's World Cup group form guide

Form guide for Australia's group at the World Cup.

World Cup venue Samara at a glance

Fast facts about the Russian city of Samara, where Australia will play Denmark in the World Cup.

World Cup venue Kazan at a glance

Fast facts about the Russian city of Kazan, where Australia will play France in the World Cup.

World Cup venue Sochi at a glance

Fast facts about the Russian city of Samara, where Australia will play Peru in the World Cup.

Van Marwijk keeps cards close to chest

Head Coach BERT VAN MARWIJK speaks to media during a press conference at FFA Headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Australian coach Bert van Marwijk is renowned as an uncompromising manager, but he's also already a world champion.

Germany, Brazil take World Cup favouritism

Defending champions Germany and Brazil are the favourites to win the World Cup as questions abound for the 32 nations at soccer's showpiece tournament.

Hat-trick helps Maclaren's World Cup hopes

Jamie Maclaren's World Cup hopes have been given a huge boost after he fired a hat-trick for Hibernian in a 5-5 draw with Rangers.

Dutchman van der Gaag linked with Sydeny

GRAHAM ARNOLD speaks to the media during a press conference announcing the succession plan for long term appointment of head Socceroos coach, at FFA Headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney FC could be poised to move on from the Graham Arnold era with Dutchman Mitchell van der Gaag linked with the vacant A-League coaching position.

Leroy George claims Victory A-League medal

LEROY GEORGE of the Victory controls the ball during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Dutch winger Leroy George has won the Victory medal as the club champion for the A-League title winners.

Mooy to soak up Huddersfield's victory lap

Socceroos star Aaron Mooy will play in Arsene Wenger's last match as Arsenal coach on Sunday, free of any fears of relegation with Huddersfield Town.

Phoenix won't deny club merger talks

The Wellington Phoenix won't deny that they are in potential A-League merger talks with a Sydney consortium.

Phoenix in Sydney merger talks: report

FFA CEO DAVID GALLOP speaks to the media during a press conference at the FFA Offices in Sydney, Australia.

Wellington Phoenix's owners are reportedly set to sell a 50 per cent stake in the A-League club to an expansion bid from southwestern Sydney.

Keisuke Honda on A-League marquee hit list

Keisuke Honda might be the A-League's next marquee target if a push to sign Andres Iniesta falls through as expected.

Glory unveil Popovic as new A-League coach

Wanderers coach TONY POPOVIC looks on during the A-League Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Perth have their new leader, with Tony Popovic to coach the Glory for the next three A-League seasons.

Lowdown on English Championship play-offs

The race for promotion to the EPL gets underway this weekend, with Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Fulham and Derby County battling for a place in the final.

Jedinak and Villa chasing play-off success

MILE JEDINAK captain of the Socceroos address the media during a press conference prior to the Australian Socceroos training session at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Aston Villa's Socceroos star Mile Jedinak is bidding to help take his club back up to the English Premier League.

Buhagiar joins Sydney FC amid A-L rebuild

Pacy former Central Coast attacker Trent Buhagiar, long mooted as a future Sky Blue, has signed a two-year deal with Sydney FC, days after leaving the Mariners.

Simon set for Mariners A-League homecoming

Off-contract Sydney FC striker Matt Simon is understood to have agreed a deal to return to his Mariners roots under new coach Mike Mulvey.

FFA hopeful of Iniesta A-League coup

DAVID GALLOP speaks to media during a press conference at FFA Headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Hours after J-League side Vissel Kobe had backed away from a reported big-money bid for Andres Iniesta, David Gallop says A-League clubs want the Spanish star.

All White Ridenton joins Newcastle Jets

MATTHEW RIDENTON of the Phoenix makes a clearing kick while Andy Keogh of the Glory looks on during the A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and the Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

The Wellington Phoenix will lose one of their best young Kiwi players as Matthew Ridenton signs with the Newcastle Jets in the A-League.

Sydney FC farewell Wilkshire and Buijs

Sydney FC have announced the departure of two senior defenders, former Socceroo Luke Wilkshire and Dutchman Jordy Buijs.

Elrich returns to Wanderers in A-League

Romeo Castelen of the Wanderers is tackled by TAREK ELRICH of Adelaide United during the  A-League match between Adelaide United and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Coopers Stadium  in Adelaide, Australia.

Defender Tarek Elrich has been signed by the Western Sydney Wanderers on a two-year deal.

IFAB to heed "lessons" from VAR disaster

Football's law-making body says it will "learn the lessons" from A-League's grand final controversy and ensure there is a back-up for VARs in future.

Sydney FC re-sign Wilkinson for two years

ALEX WILKINSON of Sydney FC dribbles the ball during the A-League match between Sydney FC and the Newcastle Jets at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Veteran defender Alex Wilkinson has committed to staying with A-League club Sydney FC for two more seasons.

A-League bid slams Sydney FC semi crowd

Potential A-League applicants Southern Expansion have cited the attendance for a recent semi-final as a reason why there should be a third club in Sydney.

Gameiro handed A-League lifeline by CCM

COREY GAMEIRO of the Roar at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Corey Gameiro has been given another chance to put his A-League career on track after penning a one-year deal with the Central Coast Mariners.

FFA to contact Iniesta over A-League move

A-League chief Greg O'Rourke says FFA will make contact with Andres Iniesta, but alternative marquee plans are afoot if they miss out on the Barcelona great.

Van Marwijk already has Roos squad in mind

Head Coach BERT VAN MARWIJK speaks to media during a press conference at FFA Headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Bert van Marwijk has told his Socceroos players not to talk or even think about their other World Cup opponents until their opening clash with France is over.

O'Donovan to face A-League tribunal

ROY O'DONOVAN of the Jets celebrates a goal during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Wellington Phoenix at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Newcastle striker Roy O'Donovan is set to receive a lengthy ban for his ugly grand final kick to the face of Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas.

Van Marwijk turns to tennis to fix VAR

Socceroos Head Coach BERT VAN MARWIJK speaks to media during a press conference at FFA Headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk believes the VAR could be improved by adding a number of challenges for each team.

Nine forwards in 32-man Socceroos squad

BERT VAN MARWIJK, Head coach of Australia looks on prior to the International friendly between Australia and Colombia at Craven Cottage in London, England.

Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk named an unprecedented nine forwards in his 32-man extended group on Monday.

Bolter Karacic for Socceroos' problem slot

Head Coach BERT VAN MARWIJK speaks to media during a press conference at FFA Headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk sprung a surprise with the selection of Croatia-based youngster Fran Karacic in his preliminary World Cup squad.

Cahill a 'special case' for World Cup

TIM CAHILL of Millwall takes part in a warm down session after the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Cardiff City at The Den in London, England.

Tim Cahill and Daniel Arzani are among the Socceroos' 32-strong preliminary squad for next month's World Cup in Russia.

Theoharous slams tackle that cost him GF

Melbourne Victory teenager Christian Theoharous still can't believe the tackle that ruined his A-League grand final chances went unpunished.

End of an era as Victory overhaul looms

Melbourne Victory will take on an entirely different look when they defend their fourth A-League crown as a host of key players ponder their futures.

Title lost but Jets back on A-League map

Newcastle Coach ERNIE MERRICK during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Adelaide United at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Amid all the hostility and heartbreak of Saturday's A-League grand-final loss, Ernie Merrick is sure of one thing - the Newcastle Jets are back in business.

GF hero Thomas and O'Donovan go way back

Victory goalkeeper LAWRENCE THOMAS looks on during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Victory hero Lawrence Thomas says he nearly shared a home with Newcastle Jets striker Roy O'Donovan eight years ago.

VAR calamity changed course of GF: Kosta

SCOTT JAMIESON of Melbourne City and Kosta Barbarouses of the Victory contest the ball during the A-League match between Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Kosta Barbarouses felt the A-League decider "probably would have played out a bit differently" had the VAR done its job and overturned his goal.

Victory's win shatters City's Asian hopes

KOSTA BARBAROUSES of the Victory celebrates after scoring his sides third and winning goal during the A-League match between the Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Victory's A-League grand final win has also put an end to Melbourne City's hopes of playing in next year's AFC Champions League.

VAR fails to deny offside grand final goal

FFA has found the VAR did not have access to the right camera angles required to call an offside for the goal that won Melbourne Victory the A-League title.

Arzani dances into World Cup contention

XAVIER TORRES of the Glory and DANIEL ARZANI of Melbourne contest for the ball during the A-League match between the Perth Glory and Melbourne City FC at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

A 32-man extended squad will be named by Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk on Monday with Australia's World Cup opener little over a month away.

A-League title was 'bloody hard': Muscat

Melbourne Victory coach KEVIN MUSCAT looks on during the A-League match Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

After winning Victory's fourth A-League title and his second as a coach, Kevin Muscat hailed his team for "staring down them hurdles" and rising above them.

Besart Berisha hints at move abroad

BESART BERISHA of the Victory celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2017 A-League Grand Final match between Sydney FC and the Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Melbourne Victory star Besart Berisha says there is nothing left for him to win in the A-League after claiming his fourth grand final win.

O'Dovovan facing ban for grand final kick

Roy O'Donovan is facing a long stint on sidelines after his kick to face of Lawrence Thomas.

A-League grand final player ratings

Player ratings for the A-League grand final between Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory.

VAR controversy rears ugly head in GF

A video assistant referee controversy has marred Melbourne Victory's A-League grand final win.

Snapshot of the A-League grand final

Melbourne Victory have beaten Newcastle 1-0 to win a record fourth A-League title.

Victory beat Jets to win A-League title

Newcastle Coach ERNIE MERRICK during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Adelaide United at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

The Jets' brave grand-final performance wasn't enough to stop Melbourne Victory claiming the 2017-18 A-League championship.

Socceroos to meet Syria in Asian Cup group

Sydney FC coach GRAHAM ARNOLD looks on during the AFC Asian Champions League match between Sydney FC and Suwon Bluewings at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The Socceroos have been drawn with Syria, Jordan and Palestine in the group stages of next year's Asian Cup in the UAE.

Muscat expects a grand final 'arm wrestle'

Newcastle Coach ERNIE MERRICK during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Adelaide United at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

While Ernie Merrick spoke of avoiding grand final aggression, Kevin Muscat was more accepting of the possibility of a nitty-gritty battle in the opening phases.

Newcastle alive with grand final fever

The stars have aligned for the Newcastle Jets and their long-suffering supporters ahead of Saturday night's A-League grand final.

A-League grand final key match-ups

Match-ups to look out for in Saturday night's A-League decider at McDonald Jones Stadium.

grand final pressure on Victory

ERNIE MERRICK coach of the Phoenix watches on during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Ernie Merrick is more than happy to claim the underdog tag leading into Newcastle's grand-final showdown with Melbourne Victory.

Theoharous set to miss A-L grand final

KEVIN MUSCAT, Head Coach of the Victory speaks to his players during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat admits the outlook "doesn't look great" for Christian Theoharous' chances of playing in the A-League grand final.

Marquee funds return in boost for A-League

After a season of poor attendances and viewership numbers, the A-League will spend millions of dollars to entice elite talent to come to Australia.

Jets sign Necevski as emergency back-up

GLEN MOSS of the Wellington Phoenix defends during the A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and the Central Coast Mariners at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

Veteran Ivan Necevski will serve as back-up to Newcastle goalkeeper Glen Moss in the A-League grand final.

Roar beats Mariners to sign NPL sensation

ADAM TAGGART of the Glory looks to pass the ball during the round 25 A-League match between the Perth Glory and Sydney FC at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Brisbane Roar has beaten A-League rivals Central Coast to the signature of state-league strike sensation Dylan Wenzel-Halls.

Jets coach happy over no Muscat mixing

ERNIE MERRICK of the Jets during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle Jets at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Ernie Merrick is pleased there won't be a joint media conference with both A-League coaches before the grand final.

Muscat was always our man

Melbourne Victory coach KEVIN MUSCAT looks on during the A-League match Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Victory chairman Anthony Di Pietro says the mid-season boo-boys at AAMI Park didn't make him second-guess his re-appointment of coach Kevin Muscat.

O'Donovan tells Jets, 'just turn up' to GF

ROY O'DONOVAN of the Jets celebrates a goal during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Wellington Phoenix at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

When Newcastle Jets striker Roy O'Donovan looks back on his career highlights, the A-League grand final still rates as "huge".

Socceroos to learn Asian Cup opponents

Head coach GRAHAM ARNOLD of Sydney FC looks on prior to the AFC Champions League Group H match between Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Sydney FC at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea.

A 'Group of Stans' is one possibility for Australia at the 2019 Asian Cup, with the Socceroos to learn their group stage opponents on Saturday.

Cahill reminds fans of his Socceroos worth

TIM CAHILL passes during an Australia Socceroos training session at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia

He's the Socceroos' all-time greatest goal scorer and Tim Cahill is reminding fans of just that as he fights for a place in Australia's 2018 World Cup squad.

From Besart the Great to Berisha the Best

BESART BERISHA of Melbourne Victory and team mates look dejected after losing the penalty shoot out during the 2017 A-League Grand Final match between Sydney FC and the Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Success for Melbourne Victory in Saturday's grand final would give Besart Berisha a fourth championship; and surely the title of the A-League's best ever.

Rivals circle, De Silva eyes Mariners exit

DANIEL DE SILVA of the Mariners in action during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Wellington Phoenix at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Brisbane and Melbourne City are among the clubs keen to snare the signature of Daniel de Silva, who is set to leave A-League strugglers Central Coast.

Wanderers confirm trio of City signings

BRENDAN HAMILL of the Wanderers is challenged by NICK FITZGERALD of the City during the A-League match between Melbourne City and the Western Sydney Wanderers at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Nick Fitzgerald has signed a three-year deal with the Wanderers while Melbourne City teammates Bruce Kamau and Ruon Tongyik have committed to two years.

Profiles of the A-League grand finalists

Profiles of A-League grand finalists Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory.

Merrick, reluctant coach to Jets' saviour

ERNIE MERRICK of the Jets during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle Jets at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

With the blood of a lion tamer and a family of circus performers, Newcastle Jets coach Ernie Merrick was born to walk the all-consuming football tightrope.

Season of struggle galvanised Victory: Bes

BESART BERISHA of the Victory celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2017 A-League Grand Final match between Sydney FC and the Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha says the A-League club's early season woes have built character in the side heading into Saturday's grand final.

Sydney FC dominate PFA team of the year

DIMITRI PETRATOS of the Jets in action during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

A-League players have voted six Sydney FC stars into their team of the season, as announced by Professional Footballers Australia.

McKinna hopes CCM can follow Jets' AL lead

Former Central Coast Mariners coach and one-time Gosford mayor Lawrie McKinna still has a soft spot for his old A-League club.

After long time trying, Moss has GF chance

GLEN MOSS of the Jets (GK) kicks out from goal during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and Melbourne City at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

An unforeseen twist of events have A-League veteran Glen Moss readying to stand in goal for the first big dance of his 11-year career.

Victory have experience edge in decider

Kosta Barbarouses hopes Melbourne Victory's big match experience will tell in the A-League grand final against Newcastle Jets on Saturday.

Keeper Young takes out Roar's top gong

Jamie Young has been crowned Brisbane Roar's player of the year after an outstanding A-League season in the goalmouth.

10-year wait driving Hoffman to A-L glory

Ten years after being a part of Newcastle's last A-League title-winning team, Jason Hoffman is finally on the brink again with the Jets.

Glory knew I was going to Roar: Taggart

ADAM TAGGART of the Glory looks to pass the ball during the round 25 A-League match between the Perth Glory and Sydney FC at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fringe Socceroos striker Adam Taggart says Perth officials had known of his decision to head to A-League rivals Brisbane before the move had been announced.

A-League's Jets a 'big club' now: McKinna

Traditionally one of the A-League's battling sides, CEO Lawrie McKinna says the Newcastle Jets now have to think and act like the 'big club' they want to be.

A-League ponders expansion format changes

FFA will review every aspect of the A-League's competition format in line with expansion, with an extra finals week and even a second chance on the cards.

Victory legends take A-League centre stage

ARCHIE THOMPSON of the Victory contests the ball with his Mariners opponent during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Melbourne Victory at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Archie Thompson hopes Saturday's A-League grand final can see Melbourne Victory's two title-winning coaches, Ernie Merrick and Kevin Muscat, reconcile.

Van Marwijk returns for A-League decider

BERT VAN MARWIJK, Head coach of Australia looks on prior to the International friendly between Australia and Colombia at Craven Cottage in London, England.

Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk will be in the McDonald Jones Stadium stands for the A-League grand final.

Upbeat Williams keeps Victory spirits high

RHYS WILLIAMS of the Victory competes for the ball during the AFC Asian Champions League match between the Melbourne Victory and Ulsan Hyundai FC at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Rhys Williams has spent more time around Melbourne Victory's squad at training this week than A-League grand final hopeful Christian Theoharous.

Focused McGree blocks out wonder-goal hype

Riley McGree of Adelaide United kicks the ball during the A-League match between Adelaide United and the Brisbane Roar at Coopers Stadium in Adelaide, Australia. 

Three months on loan under Ernie Merrick at Newcastle has taught Riley McGree a thing or two about how to play with a spontaneity beyond his 19 years.

Georgievski ready to face old club Victory

Last grand final Daniel Georgievski was awarded the Joe Marston Medal with Melbourne Victory. In this one he'll play against them.

All White McGlinchey leaving Phoenix

Classy midfielder Michael McGlinchey is leaving the struggling Wellington Phoenix after four seasons of A-League service.

Jets threaten to bar GF scalping members

Jets chief executive Lawrie McKinna has labelled the exorbitant grand-final scalping "shocking" and threatened to oust any members involved.

Jets can make Aussie sporting history

Newcastle Jets can become the first Australian domestic football team in 84 years to go from wooden spooners to champions if they win the A-League title.

Footy teams who went from spoon to GF

A look back across the four major football codes in Australia at which teams have reached a grand final the year after finishing bottom of the ladder.

Victory unfazed by Newcastle sell-out

LEIGH BROXHAM of the Victory breaks away from the defence during the A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and the Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Melbourne Victory are stepping into the lion's den when they travel to Newcastle for Saturday's A-League grand final but Leigh Broxham is unconcerned.

Boogard expects best Victory in decider

NIGEL BOOGAARD of the Jets reacts during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle Jets at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Newcastle captain Nigel Boogaard doesn't believe Victory's 120-minute semi-final marathon and coaching suspensions will affect them in the A-League grand final.

Goodwin released by Dutch club Sparta

Craig Goodwin could resurface at Adelaide United after being released from his contract at Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam.

Ex-Socceroo Slater claims FFA awards snub

Former Socceroo Robbie Slater has labelled FFA "petty" after complaining he was not invited to the A-League and W-League awards.

Optus to open up World Cup, EPL action

Australian viewers without an Optus mobile subscription can now watch all matches at the FIFA World Cup - for a monthly fee.

Perth Glory slam Taggart for A-League move

ADAM TAGGART of the Glory reacts during the round League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Former golden boot winner Adam Taggart has signed with Brisbane Roar for the next two A-League seasons, but Glory owner Tony Sage isn't happy.

Give top two second bite of cherry: Arnold

Head coach GRAHAM ARNOLD of Sydney FC looks on prior to the AFC Champions League Group H match between Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Sydney FC at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea.

Graham Arnold says the A-League could benefit from following the finals formats of NRL and AFL, whose top two teams can't be eliminated in their first match.

Keep Medal in Sydney FC family: Adrian

ADRIAN MIERZEJEWSKI of Sydney FC controls the ball during the A-League match between Sydney FC and the Wellington Phoenix at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

A Sydney FC player has won the Johnny Warren Medal for a second year running, and its recipient Adrian Mierzejewski is keen to keep the trend going.