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.
Statement: Optus' FIFA World Cup™ coverage
Like all football fans in Australia, FFA has been very disappointed by the technical problems which have so affected the FIFA World Cup coverage by Optus. Optus’ broadcasting agreement is with FIFA not FFA, but FFA is receiving regular updates from both Optus and SBS to see wh
Opponent Watch: Denmark midfielder ruled out of FIFA World Cup™
France have played out a difficult training game against an Under-19 club opponent while Denmark have seen one of their key midfielders ruled out of the tournament with an injury. Plus the latest on Peru in this edition of Opponent Watch. DAY 29 WRAP: France game dissected
Revealed: What Jedinak said to Socceroos teammates after loss
Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak has explained what he said to teammates in a huddle following the narrow 2-1 loss to France at the FIFA World Cup™. Jedinak, who scored Australia’s goal from the penalty spot, was picked in midfield alongside Aaron Mooy and the duo produced a ste
The star a nation is built around: Denmark's key men
Denmark is the next name on the Socceroos’ list as they head to Samara for the second Group C fixture on Thursday night (AEST) – you can catch it at 10pm AEST on SBS and Optus Sport. Ranked 12th in the world, Denmark finished second in their qualifying group behind Poland and