This Week in Australian Football Weekly
With finals places up for grabs, escape plans from cellar-dwellers, and a World Cup in the background, it’s shaping up as a very interesting Round 17 for the Hyundai A-League.
With finals places up for grabs, escape plans from cellar-dwellers, and a World Cup in the background, it-s shaping up as a very interesting Round 17 for the Hyundai A-League.
This week in Australian Football Weekly and The Full90, we talk to red-hot Wellington Phoenix striker Paul Ifill how the move south has reignited his love of the game, why he signed on for two more years with Wellington, and why he wants to finish his career in the A-League.
We won't go into the woes of Adelaide United, but young gun defender Scott Jamieson admits there's nowhere to hide as the club fights to escape last place on the ladder, and says everyone in the side needs to find the belief they an do it for the fans.
In previous years, Sydney FC have been criticised for failing to connect with fans and the community, but with a cross-town rival on its way and encroaching from other codes, CEO Edwin Lugt says the Sky Blues are doing everything they can to build for the future.
And ignore the rumours about Gold Coast United marquee man Jason Culina - the Qantas Socceroos star says he's not going anywhere until he's done the job for his new team.
And Perth Glory prepare to enter the crunch time with three of their most important players planning to leave; it's not ideal, but coach Dave Mitchell has known all along it could happen, and now has to adjust his side at a crucial point in the season.
All this plus the nonsensical statistics of the A-League by the numbers, Mile Jedinak opens up on what the World Cup means to him, the Westfield W-League is building up to a massive finale, and Leigh Broxham's secret fans.
In-form Vukovic earns Genk contract extension
Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Danny Vukovic has been rewarded for his excellent form with a two-season contract extension at Belgian club KRC Genk. The 33-year-old's deal was due to expire at the end of the campaign but the Pro League leaders have taken up their option to extend
Aussies Abroad: Vukovic’s Genk beaten in battle of Belgium’s top two
Danny Vukovic’s Genk remain well clear on top of the table despite falling to a rare defeat in Belgium against Club Brugge overnight. In a meeting of the competition’s top two at the Jan Breydel Stadion, Genk were beaten the fired-up home side, going down 3-1. There was lit
Aussies Abroad: Ryan’s Brighton through to Quarter-Finals while Milligan, Giannou pick up strong results
There were a handful of Caltex Socceroos in action on Sunday morning (AEDT) while some key figures were rested as their clubs negotiated cup ties. Firstly to Europe where Mark Milligan played a full 90 at the heart of Hibernian’s midfield as they welcomed new manager Danny Hec
Aussies Abroad: Luongo gallant in Watford defeat
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo can turn his attention to the EFLChampionship after QPR crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday morning (AEDT). The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes in QPR’s 1-0 loss to Watford at Loftus Road, in a tight game where each side cou