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Air Shot: Ridiculous William Gallas Defensive Howler Allows Western Sydney To Score Simple Tap-In (Video & GIF)

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By Chris Wright

In which Perth Glory centre-half William Gallas (yes, that William Gallas) posts his submission for the 2014 A-League blooper reel with a textbook, laughably clumsy 'air shot' against Western Sydney which allowed Wanderers striker Tomi Juric in to score his side's second goal in a 2-0 victory.

Melbourne Victory ‘Striker’ Andy Nabbout Demonstrates His Finishing Prowess vs Perth Glory (Video)

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By Chris Wright

From the game against Perth Glory a fortnight or so ago, here's an early contender for a spot on the 2014 A-League blooper reel courtesy of Melbourne Victory's predatory striker Andrew Nabbout.

After being put clean through on goal, bearing down on the Glory keeper, Nabbout quickly assesses his options and.

Madness Reigns As Air Shot And Phantom Penalty Settle Australian A-League Grand Final (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Brisbane Roar secured their second A-League title on the bounce on Sunday evening, though the manner in which they did so will make your mind swim as your synapses struggle to comprehend the weapons grade 'what the f**kity' on show.

With the score level at 1-1 and the last few seconds of normal time ebbing away, Brisbane striker Besart Berisha blustered through the Perth area to find himself clean through, swung his leg at a bobbling ball, missed entirely and then fell on his arse to cap off the show.

Central Coast Mariners

Australian player attempts golf swing goal celebration, hits teammate with corner flag

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Melbourne Victory completed an impressive comeback against Perth Glory that culminated in an extra-time winner to advance to the second round of the A-League finals series. Melbourne were down 1-0 to Perth (it would've been 2-0 had they converted an 87th-minute penalty) until a penalty of their own during injury-time forced the match to extra time, where Archie Thompson scored the winning goal in the 95th minute.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The FA Cup will be narrowed down to two finalists this weekend at Wembley Stadium, and each of the semifinal matches has a special twist to it. Tim Howard and Everton will look to topple Merseyside rival Liverpool. If that result happens, and Tottenham bests Chelsea in the all-London semifinal, then Howard and Brad Friedel could take center stage in the final.

Weekend Soccer on Television - 14/15 April 2012

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We have another full slate of games on tap for this weekend, though there are only a few that I would consider possible instant classics. Our Match of the Weekend features two clubs that look like they are heading for Champions League spots in next season's tournament when Schalke 04 hosts current Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund on Saturday morning in a match that will shown on GolTV in the U.

A-League update

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Liam Miller and Jacob Burns are rated "about 90 percent" to make Sunday's Hyundai A-League semi-final against Melbourne Heartin Western Australia, the Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson has claimed (Live soccer betting: PerthGlory evens draw 12/5 Melbourne Heart 11/4 - bet365 90 minutes).

Former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Miller has missed the last fivegames of the regular season because of an ongoing back injury but is finallyclosing in on a welcome return.

Prediction: Brisbane will qualify for ACL 2 years in a row... probably enough to keep Ange

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The top 2 teams plus the winner of the Grand Final go to the ACL. Unless one of these teams is Wellington (New Zealand is not part of AFC). So, if Wellington finish top 2, the 3rd team goes through. This makes it most likely that CCM and Brisbane will represent Australia again next year. Plus one.

Sorry Jets fans, with 4 weeks left I am calling that the top 2, bound for the ACL next year, will come from the top four of Central Coast Mariners (CCM), Brisbane Roar, Wellington Phoenix and Perth Glory.

Glory lose to Central Coast, Vuko confident, Andre talks and Burns

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Hi everybody,

Welcome to today's blog. Did you all have a decent weekend?

FP was out on the track for the final day of the races in town. It seemed like a ridiculously indulgent day full of booze, women and more booze. Hopefully your weekend was just as fun.


So Perth Glory lost 1-0 on the weekend to Central Coast Mariners with a former Glory boy scoring the goal.

Ferguson's winning mentality and Normanton interview

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Morning,

Welcome to the blog on this glorious Friday. In the office there is this bloke who feels the need to use this auspicious day to play that terrible song.
It was one of few pieces of music that was universal panned and it honestly could remove paint from walls, if needed.

SHANE SMELTZ

DTotD: New Zealand’s Shane Smeltz kicked in the face in World Cup Qualifier

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In the 90th minute of their World Cup Qualifier with New Caledonia on Friday, New Zealand needed a goal to ensure three points and progress to the next stage.

With the score at 1-1, Perth Glory's alliterative striker Shane Smeltz was put through with a good chance to win the tie, but it was scuppered when a New Caledonia defender put in a high studs-up challenge to his face.

Perth Glory beat Adelaide 1-0 and Fergo's reaction

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Match Report | Highlights
So this is what it feels like to win in the first round.

Perth Glory thoroughly deserved to have the three points from yesterday but the 1-0 scoreline would suggest it was a close thing.

In fact Glory were dominate for about three quarters of the game, mounting attack after attack - like waves.

No Guts, No Glory ad de-constructed

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Welcome to the blog for today folks.

Righto no small talk, no chit chat, here is the first advertisement for the No Guts, No Glory campaign. It was finally released yesterday afternoon (Perth time). Have a gander:




So what do you think? Love you to throw in your two cents worth in the comments section as well as vote in the poll question in the side bar.

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David Beckham tells Perth Glory owner he’s not going to Australia at Spice Girls musical

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When David Beckham announced his departure from the LA Galaxy, the A-League was already a rumored destination for him. With the Australian league signing international superstars like Alessandro Del Piero and Emile "I can do things" Heskey and Beckham saying he "wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career" it seemed like a natural fit upon leaving MLS.

Brisbane Roar: It’s Bubba Time!

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Goalscorer Besart Berisha (l), Matthew Smith and his daughter Ava. Unfortunately, Matt kept his clothes on for this shot, but you can appreciate the full majesty here. Image:Â Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images.

Earlier this month we advised you of a number of reasons (well, one, but it was a really good one) why you should be watching the A-League.

Gone Too Soon: Little Luca Jones

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Images: REUTERS/David W Cerny, via tumblr.

A minute's silence was held prior to Melbourne Victory's league fixture vs. Perth Glory this weekend, after it was announced that Luca Jones, son of Socceroo's goalkeeper Brad Jones (above), had passed away.

Luca, who was five-years-old, had been battling leukaemia for eighteen months.

5 Foreign Players we don't need

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In the A-League we love to sign foreign players - often has beens from the lower teams or divisions of Europe or Brazil.

Are the Aussie's really any worse?

After seven years we have our proof.

Here's five, still running around that we really don't need anymore, if we ever did - and I bet they get more coin than the local player they replace.

Robbie Fowler pioneers revolutionary fitness programme

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No work today I'm getting my fitness back Former Liverpool star Robbie Fowler has become quite the journeyman. After leaving British football he spent two years in Australia with North Queensland Fury and then Perth Glory, before this season ending up at Muang Thong United in the Thai Premier League.

Wellington

Recap: Perth 1-1 Wellington

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Alex Smith went the distance as Wellington Phoenix battled to a hard-fought draw on the road against Perth Glory.

Preview: Wellington - Perth

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Everything will be on the line for Alex Smith and Wellington Phoenix when they face Perth Glory on Saturday in a single game elimination in the second round of the A-League Final Stage.

A-League winners were....Brisbane, Central Coast, and Welly

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Brisbane thrashed Perth Glory with a stunning display against arguably the most inept visitors since....well Adelaide United.

How good do Wellington look compared to these two teams. And this a Perth team that did so well in Melbourne just last week. What does that tell us about Melbourne?

Liam Miller

Finals Football Week 1 - Perth linesman gives Perth a goal that never was.

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Shane Smeltz stole the headlines as Perth put a strangely negative Melbourne Heart to the sword.

Perth aren't pretty for the neutral and with Liam Miller off his game it was dire stuff. A strange second "goal" that clearly wasn't killed the game all hats off to Smeltz for celebrating early - did he influence the Perth-based linesman who gave a goal.

Ferguson: Glory must end our run

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Ian Ferguson will tell his Perth Glory players they must enda wretched run in Queensland against basement club Gold Coast United on Sundayto be taken seriously as Grand Final contenders (Live soccer betting: Gold Coast United 11/4 drawSoccer betting tips: 12/5 Perth Glory evens - bet365 90 minutes).

Glory draw to Syndey, members video, old warrior Mehmet and more

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Hi all.

Welcome to ze blog. In most parts of the world it would just be an ordinary, boring, if not tedious, Monday morning.

But with the boys in blue and yellow getting deconstructed (you could happily substitute that with either smashed, mauled, clawed or demolished) on Saturday, there's this concept of Mad Monday to contend with.

Short blog with words from Ergic Snr and Coyne

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Hi all and welcome to this brief blog.

Perth Glory take on Sydney FC in another friendly tomorrow. Both sides lost their previous games (Perth lost to Central Coast, Sydney to Newcastle) and this will be a chance to see where they are at.

Mostly it will be noteworthy because of Brett Emerton, though Fairfax's Michael Cockerill focused his pre-game story on youngster Terry Antonis.

A:League: The ten (actually more) I want to see play

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Now the A-league has just two players this year, Harry and Emmo, so it should be more interesting everyone tells me.

Well with Matthew Leckie, Marcus Flores and others having left who are the fellas who the Nearpost is particularly looking forward to seeing take to the field in Season 7:

Melbourne Victory - Of course Harry Kewell, but I'm as interested to see how the young Kiwi Marco Rojas goes.

The Rest

Death or Perth Glory: Player power and the sacking of Alistair Edwards

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The season of goodwill has never extended into football and the anti-Santa has struck with predictable timing, handing out the sack no manager wanted. Andre Villas-Boas, Steve Clarke and Gianfranco Zola have all suffered various forms of defenestration in the run up to Christmas, some easier to predict than others.

Former Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs defender William Gallas joins Perth Glory

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William Gallas has agreed a one-year deal with Australian side Perth Glory. The A-League outfit reportedly beat a number of clubs, including Crystal Palace and at the height of their defensive injury crisis Manchester City, to Gallas' signature. Gallas will officially complete the move once he has undergone a medical.

Perth Glory 2013/14 Macron Home and Away Kits

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Perth Glory FC have unveiled their 2013/14 home and away kits for the Australian A-League [...]

Daniel de Silva, um juvenil no Mundial de sub-20!

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Há cinco atletas com apenas 16 anos a disputar o Mundial de sub-20, que está a decorrer na Turquia. O mais novo de todos é o australiano Daniel de Silva, que completou 16 anos apenas no passado dia 6 de março. Apesar da tenra idade, o atleta, o segundo mais novo de sempre a estrear-se na A-League australiana com 15 anos e 352 dias, foi titular nos dois jogos dos "socceroos" e até marcou um golo no empate com a Colômbia (ver vídeo em baixo).

Singapore's New Coach Is An Ossi Who Has Worked In Aussie!

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SINGAPORE - After a five-month search, the Football Association of Singapore has finally found its new national head coach. The national body has unveiled former Belarus coach Bernd Stange as the man who will be stepping into Radojko Avramovic's shoes at a media conference today (May 15). FAS officials said he was chosen because of his familiarity with Asian football, having coached at Perth Glory, Oman and Iraq, and his track record of lifting small countries such as Belarus up the FIFA ladder into the top-30 positions.

Grand Final Derby?

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Nick Amies and Gerald Crawford discuss the Socceroos' loss to Romania, the Culina/Farina debacle, Ian Ferguson's departure from Perth Glory and the new A-League finals format.

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Pair Of Bobby Dazzlers – These Are Perth Glory Winger Travis Dodd’s Aboriginal Design Nike Boots

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By Chris Wright

These are Perth Glory winger Travis Dodd's new custom-designed Nike Mercurials, which he apparently plans to wear in upcoming away fixtures and which also happen to simultaneously be both the best and the worst football boots we've ever seen...

Reminds me of the day Pies mixed vodka with Benylin and woke up face-down in an empty skip round the back of WH Smiths at 6:00am with no recollection of the previous 24 hours.

A-League and the Premier League, not much difference!

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Why you could even say Manchester United and Perth Glory are on level pegging! Paddy certainly agrees, but both Nicks disagree. All this an more on the Nearpost this week.

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Marquee Players a Thing of the Past - Gorman

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The days of franchises making "the Dwight Yorke-type of signing" are over, to quote A-League boss, Lyall Gorman.

Robbie Fowler and Dwight Yorke were two of several high-profile exports from the English Premier League to ply their trade Down Under, in recent years, but marquee signings could soon be consigned to the history books, given that many clubs are tightening their belts.

Live Blog: NYL – Melbourne v Perth

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Good morning folks. I know Victory fans aren't in the best mood today but here's a bit of a treat to cheer you up this morning. From 11am Victoryblog contributor Zee Ko will be live blogging the National Youth League game between Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory. Its been a tough season for Victory Youth

A-League professionalism shines through.....again, and again

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Two bits of A-League off field brilliance to make you weep this festive sesason.

Marcos Flores is brilliant - and still United couldn't win the league - well lets sign the Coach up for four years and let Flores go.....

Loving the A-League business minds working hard around the country prior to the season and now the chooks have come to roost.

Perth Preview

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Good afternoon Victory fans. For some weird reason it feels like forever since my last post. This week has kind of dragged on, but never mind because live football is upon us once again. We take on Perth Glory at home tomorrow in a match where we really need to start bringing things together. There's been a

Perth Glory vs Adelaide preview and prediction

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I think it's safe to say that everyone who is a fan of the round ball game would have been relieved the season has finally started.

They say that idle hands are the devil's playthings, so with six months of nothing you can imagine the crap that has happened.

At least we can now focus on the football.

Marketing campaign clearer, Hughes sick and Sagely words

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Hi folks,

Welcome back to the blog.

It's pretty clear what will be the gimmick of Perth Glory's new advertising campaign, thanks to a couple of things released by the club this week.

The first photograph shows what's underneath the "No Guts, No Glory" purple shirt, while the "leaked" CCTV footage also shows people with shirts on their head.