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Roar  Kick Off Friendlies With 4-0 Victory Over Logan Lighting News 

Roar Kick Off Friendlies With 4-0 Victory Over Logan Lighting

Brisbane Roar officially kicked off their pre-season match schedule with a friendly against Football Queensland Premier League side Logan Lightning, at the Logan Metro Sports Park on Wednesday evening. This was the first match to be played on the training field at this recently-completed venue. A number of new signings featured in the maych, however it was last season’s star Frenchman Eric Bautheac who stole the show with a brace in the second half securing their comfortable 4-0 victory. The Roar went ahead in the 15th minute through Young Roar…

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Australia Criticised By Craig Foster After Finishing Bottom of Group C News 

Australia Criticised By Craig Foster After Finishing Bottom of Group C

Australia have come under criticism from Craig Foster, after they bowed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a  2-0 loss to already-eliminated Peru to finish bottom of Group C. The Socceroos walk away with only a solitary point as the only two goals scored in their three game campaign, came from the penalty spot. Peru went ahead early in the Tuesday night’s match, with their first goal of the tournament in the 18th-minute through Carillo who volleyed the ball past Mat Ryan, giving him no chance. Australia threatened…

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Sydney FC Announce Appointment Of Ufuk Talay News 

Sydney FC Announce Appointment Of Ufuk Talay

Sydney FC have announced the appointment of of Young Socceroos Head Coach Ufuk Talay as their new Assistant coach. The 42-year-old will begin his new role with the Sky Blues immediately, replacing former Assistant Phil Moss who resigned in order to pursue a career outside football. Since his appointment as Young Socceroos Head Coach in 2016 he has guided them to the under 19’s Championship Finals in October, where they will play for a coveted spot at next year’s FIFA Under 20 World Cup. Before taking over Paul Okon for…

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Arzani Scores First International Goal Ahead In World Cup Warm-up News 

Arzani Scores First International Goal Ahead In World Cup Warm-up

Daniel Arzani has scored his first international goal to help the Socceroos to their first win in their final World Cup warm-up match. The 19-year-old Melbourne City star came off the bench in 73rd minute and took just 67 seconds to score the opener before setting up another goal as Australia beat Hungary 2-1 in Budapest on Sunday. Arzani cut inside and unleashed a strike that caught everyone off guard, particularly RP Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi, who should’ve done better. But then a mix-up led to an own goal and…

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Jean-Paul de Marigny Joins Wanderers News 

Jean-Paul de Marigny Joins Wanderers

A-League title-winning assistant coach Jean-Paul de Marigny has joined Western Sydney Wanderers to work under new coach Markus Babbel. The former Australia international joined Melbourne Victory in 2013 for four seasons and under Kevin Muscat, helped them reach three Grand Finals with two wins, including last months Grand Final. But the 54-year-old made the decision to return to New South Wales to join his wife and family who are based in Sydney “I’m very excited, I spent a lot of time in Western Sydney both coaching and playing so it’s…

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Phoenix Appoint Former Sydney Captain Mark Rudan News 

Phoenix Appoint Former Sydney Captain Mark Rudan

Wellington Phoenix have appointed former Sydney FC captain Mark Rudan as their new head coach, to replace Darije Kalezic. Follow all our latest World Cup Betting Tips here. Kalezic left before the end of disappointing 2017-18 season which saw the team finish ninth, one place above wooden spooners Central Coast Mariners. Rudan has enjoyed a successful playing career including stints in Germany, China, Japan and Switzerland and now signed a two-year-deal in his first coaching job in his first Hyundai A-League. The announcement was made on Wednesday with the 42-year-old…

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Popovics Signing Was Reason Brandon Wilson Resigned To Glory News 

Popovics Signing Was Reason Brandon Wilson Resigned To Glory

Promising Olyroos midfielder Brandon Wilson has said that the signing of Tony Popovic as Perth Glory’s new coach convinced him to re-sign to the club. Despite having had interest from a number of other Hyundai A-League clubs, the 21-year-old has signed a new two-year deal which will keep him with Glory until the end of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season. Wilson was born in Botswana the capital of Gabarone in Southern Africa, before moving to Australia as a 10-years-old. He joined Glory from English club Burnley in 2016 where he…

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James Troisi Sends Message Of Intent For Socceroos News 

James Troisi Sends Message Of Intent For Socceroos

As the Caltex Socceroos continue their buildup to the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Melbourne Victory attacker James Troisi has sent a message of intent. With the odds not appearing to be in Australia’s favour because of their lack of World Cup experience, Bert van Marwijk’s squad are upping their preparations in a pre-tournament squad in Antalya, Turkey. Of the 26-man group, only 7 have experience at the global event those being Tim Cahill, Mile Jedinak, Mark Milligan, Mathew Leckie, Mat Ryan, Massimo Luongo and James Troisi. Troisi has said…

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Tim Cahill Takes Youngster Daniel Azani Under His Wing News 

Tim Cahill Takes Youngster Daniel Azani Under His Wing

As 19 Caltex Socceroos touch down in Antalya, Turkey for their pre World Cup training camp, youngster Daniel Arzani has spoken of his need to prove his worth as Tim Cahill takes him under his wings. The 19-year-old who is the youngest squad member of the national team is relying on his former Melbourne City teammate to help him to adapt to life in Bert van Marwijk’s 23-man FIFA World Cup squad. The talented attacker was named in Marjwiijk’s preliminary squad, with the final 23-man being announced on the 3rd…

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Michael Jakobsen Leaves Melbourne City For Adelaide Utd News 

Michael Jakobsen Leaves Melbourne City For Adelaide Utd

Danish central defender Michael Jakobsen has traded A-League homes, leaving Melbourne City to join rivals Adelaide United. The 32-year-old began his career with PSV Eindhoven and has five caps for the Danish national team, in addition to over 200 Danish Superliga appearances for heavyweights like Aalborg and Kobenhavn. Whilst at City he made 43 appearances in two seasons, winning the FFA Cup in 2016. The Dane who was handed the club captaincy in the wake of Bruno Fornaroli’s long-term ankle injury, had played every match up until round 27 when…

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