Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

What a week. It seems we have been looking back over the last fifty years. The Beatles and James Bond are giving us nostalgia of times long ago. Have you forgotten Sir Cliff Richard and Status Quo are visiting us here in Australia? And who can forget The Rolling Stones. Living in the past brings … [Read the full story]

Julia Gillard backs the A-League move

If the reaction of Canterbury-Bankstown is any guide then rugby league is confident they don’t have anything to fear from the A-League’s move into western Sydney. AFL club Greater Western Sydney Giants though have taken a more diplomatic view, welcoming the extra competition into an area that co-captain Luke Power says already has plenty to … [Read the full story]

‘Freedom of Speech’ attack on FFA

Clive Palmer has launched a fresh attack on Football Federation Australia by buying up a huge amount of advertising and signage at Hunter Stadium to promote his “Freedom of Speech” message during Friday night’s A-League clash between Newcastle and Gold Coast United. The latest development in Palmer’s feud with the FFA has the warring parties … [Read the full story]

Ben Buckley treads A-League clubs

Chief executive Ben Buckley has categorically ruled out giving A-League clubs a voice on Football Federation Australia’s board, despite the growing clamour from disgruntled owners to have a seat at the table. Amid the firestorm set off by Clive Palmer’s attack on FFA this week, several other club owners have demanded a greater say in … [Read the full story]

Brisbane Roar without Broich for Glory clash

Brisbane Roar have suffered a major blow ahead of their pivotal A-League clash against Perth Glory with Thomas Broich ruled out due to a shoulder injury. Roar coach Ange Postecoglou confirmed on Friday that Broich would not travel to Perth for tonight’s match after struggling to recover from the injury he sustained in last weekend’s … [Read the full story]

Good suspended after avoiding being sent off

He may have avoided a red card, but Melbourne Heart’s Curtis Good hasn’t dodged a suspension. In an A-League first, teenage defender Good was not sent off by referee Ryan Shepheard in his side’s 3-0 loss to Newcastle Jets last week despite picking up two yellow cards. Good received a second caution late in the match, but … [Read the full story]

Come on people…WA needs NRL

Billionaire businessman Tony Sage heads a consortium that has held talks with Ricky Stuart to lure the New South Wales Blues State of Origin coach to head up a new NRL franchise in Perth. Sage, a mining magnate who owns A-League club Perth Glory, and consortium partner Ben Elias, the Balmain Tigers great, have a … [Read the full story]

Carlos Hernandez transfer is at a stand-still

Dario Vidosic’s Brisbane Roar homecoming coupled with Carlos Hernandez’s transfer has hit road blocks. Melbourne Victory coach Jim Magilton has seemingly put an end to speculation linking Carlos Hernandez with a loan move to Adelaide, an arrangement the Reds insist they are not interested in anyway. The Victory boss has apparently made it clear that … [Read the full story]

Osieck will use A-League players for qualifier

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck is expected to yield to common sense by using a largely A-League-based squad for Australia’s dead rubber World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia in Melbourne on February 29. Despite suggesting late last year during a press conference to announce AAMI Park as the venue for the game that he would play … [Read the full story]

Harry Kewell gets rid of long-term manager

Socceroos and Melbourne Victory star Harry Kewell has split from long-term manager Bernie Mandic. Mandic has managed Kewell since he was a youngster in Sydney’s West, before securing Kewell’s move to Leeds United in the Barclays Premier League, while handling his moves to Liverpool, Galatasaray and to the A-League. The news continues a tumultuous week … [Read the full story]

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