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Spain’s Cejudo joins Australia’s Wanderers

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Sydney (AFP) – Winger Alvaro Cejudo has become the second Spanish signing for the Western Sydney Wanderers ahead of the next Australian A-League season, the club said on Monday.

Cejudo, 33, joins the former Asian Champions League winners from Real Betis as the club’s second marquee signing alongside striker and former Osasuna teammate Oriol Riera.

Wenger expects Arsenal player Giroud to stay with Gunners

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Sydney (AFP) – Arsene Wenger says he expects Olivier Giroud to stay at Arsenal this season despite speculation over how he will fit in following the record signing of fellow French striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Giroud, the reported off-season target of Premier League rivals Everton and Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, was among the goalscorers in the Gunners’ 3-1 pre-season win over Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney on Saturday.

Wenger expects Arsenal player Giroud to stay with Gunners

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Sydney (AFP) – Arsene Wenger says he expects Olivier Giroud to stay at Arsenal this season despite speculation over how he will fit in following the record signing of fellow French striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Giroud, the reported off-season target of Premier League rivals Everton and Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, was among the goalscorers in the Gunners’ 3-1 pre-season win over Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney on Saturday.

Hulk, Oscar on target as Aussies take a hammering

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Shanghai (AFP) – Big-money Brazilians Hulk and Oscar were among the scorers as Australian sides were brutally put to the sword in the Asian Champions League on a night of goals on Tuesday.

Heavy-spending Shanghai SIPG hammered 2014 champions Western Sydney Wanderers 5-1, while the Brisbane Roar fared even worse, crashing 6-0 to Ulsan Hyundai of South Korea.

Hulk, Oscar on target as Aussies take a hammering

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Shanghai (AFP) – Big-money Brazilians Hulk and Oscar were among the scorers as Australian sides were brutally put to the sword in the Asian Champions League on a night of goals on Tuesday.

Heavy-spending Shanghai SIPG hammered 2014 champions Western Sydney Wanderers 5-1, while the Brisbane Roar fared even worse, crashing 6-0 to Ulsan Hyundai of South Korea.

Hulk strikes as Aussies take AFC hammering

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Shanghai (AFP) – Brazilian forward Hulk was amongst the scorers as Australian sides were put to the sword in the Asian Champions League on a day of one-side matches on Tuesday.

Big-spending Shanghai SIPG hammered 2014 champions Western Sydney Wanderers 5-1, while the Brisbane Roar fared even worse, crashing to a 6-0 humbling against Ulsan Hyundai.

Incredible Hulk blasts Shanghai to victory

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Seoul (AFP) – Brazilian forward Hulk blasted Shanghai SIPG to a 1-0 victory over FC Seoul but the big-spending Chinese giants needed to survive a penalty and a red card before winning their AFC Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Hulk’s rocket of a strike on 53 minutes got Andre Villas-Boas’s team off to a winning start in Group F, where they lie second on goal difference after Urawa Red Diamonds’ 4-0 demolition of Western Sydney Wanderers.

Incredible Hulk blasts Shanghai to victory

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Seoul (AFP) – Brazilian forward Hulk blasted Shanghai SIPG to a 1-0 victory over FC Seoul but the big-spending Chinese giants needed to survive a penalty and a red card before winning their AFC Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Hulk’s rocket of a strike on 53 minutes got Andre Villas-Boas’s team off to a winning start in Group F, where they lie second on goal difference after Urawa Red Diamonds’ 4-0 demolition of Western Sydney Wanderers.

Hulk blasts Shanghai to victory in AFC Champions League

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Seoul (AFP) – Brazilian forward Hulk blasted Shanghai SIPG to a 1-0 victory over FC Seoul but the big-spending Chinese giants needed to survive a penalty and a red card before winning their AFC Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Hulk’s rocket of a strike on 53 minutes got Andre Villas-Boas’s team off to a winning start in Group F, where they lie second on goal difference after Urawa Red Diamonds’ 4-0 demolition of Western Sydney Wanderers.

Hulk blasts Shanghai to victory in AFC Champions League

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Seoul (AFP) – Brazilian forward Hulk blasted Shanghai SIPG to a 1-0 victory over FC Seoul but the big-spending Chinese giants needed to survive a penalty and a red card before winning their AFC Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Hulk’s rocket of a strike on 53 minutes got Andre Villas-Boas’s team off to a winning start in Group F, where they lie second on goal difference after Urawa Red Diamonds’ 4-0 demolition of Western Sydney Wanderers.

Diamonds cut Sydney to ribbons in AFC Champions League game

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Sydney (AFP) – Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds smashed four second-half goals past Western Sydney Wanderers to start their AFC Champions League with a thumping 4-0 win on Tuesday.

Shinzo Koroki and Tadanari Lee struck within two minutes of each other before Tomoaki Makino and Rafael Silva also got on the scoresheet as the Group F visitors ran riot in Sydney.

Sydney FC charge to 11-point lead in A-League football

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Melbourne (AFP) Sydney FC have extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches and opened an 11-point lead at the top of Australia's A-League with a 2-1 win over title rivals Melbourne Victory.

Graham Arnold's Sky Blues came from behind to defeat 10-man Victory for the second time this season to all but seal the A-League premiership with 10 games left to the finals.

Sydney FC charge to 11-point lead in A-League football

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Melbourne (AFP) Sydney FC have extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches and opened an 11-point lead at the top of Australia's A-League with a 2-1 win over title rivals Melbourne Victory.

Graham Arnold's Sky Blues came from behind to defeat 10-man Victory for the second time this season to all but seal the A-League premiership with 10 games left to the finals.

Arsenal

Wenger pleased with Arsenal’s pace and intensity in Sydney – On to China!

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Arsenal won their second pre-season warm up against the Western Sydney Wanderers by 3 goals to 1 and are slowly building their fitness as they head off to China for some much harder games. They may have been only against A-League sides but Wenger was more than pleased with the attitude of the players.

Arsenal v Western Sydney Wanderers

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Lacazette has a new Arsenal striker competitor up front....

...from Per Mertesacker. Thats right, after a fantastic, stand out performance in the FA Cup final, it took Per only 4 minutes to get on the scorers sheet.

courtesy of the Arsenal Gentleman

Welcome to the land Down Under Arsenal.

Sydney FC

A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers Ban 14 Members Of Supporters Group Responsible For ‘Oral Sex’ Tifo Banner

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Western Sydney Wanderers have issued banning orders to severalmembers of their most prominent supporters' group after an offensive banner was unfurled during last week's feisty derby encounter against Sydney FC.

In fact, Wanderers confirmed that 14 members of their Red and Black Bloc (RBB) fan group have beengiven 18-month stadium bans for their parts in organising and performing the mini-tifo in question.

Western Sydney face red card for sex banner

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Sydney (AFP) – Football Federation Australia has demanded an explanation from Western Sydney Wanderers over an “offensive” banner unfurled at the weekend’s fierce derby showing a rival coach engaging in a sex act.

The FFA issued a show-cause notice on Wanderers, foreshadowing a likely hefty fine, ahead of the Sydney club’s Asian Champions League opener against Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday.

Western Sydney face red card for sex banner

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Sydney (AFP) – Football Federation Australia has demanded an explanation from Western Sydney Wanderers over an “offensive” banner unfurled at the weekend’s fierce derby showing a rival coach engaging in a sex act.

The FFA issued a show-cause notice on Wanderers, foreshadowing a likely hefty fine, ahead of the Sydney club’s Asian Champions League opener against Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday.

A-League: Goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic Pelted With Rubber Snakes During Sydney Derby (Photo)

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The Sydney derby took place in the A-League overnightand eventually wound up goalless, though the evening didn't pass entirely without incident.

Indeed, Sydney FC fans took it upon themselves to bombard Western Sydney Wanderers' goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic with rubber snakes, which landed draped on the roof of his net.

Comprehensive Team By Team Preview Of The 2014-15 A-League Season

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It's the 10th anniversary of the A-League this season, and interest in football in Australia has never been stronger in the wake of a captivating World Cup in Brazil.

At the beginning of the A-League's inception ten years ago, many thought the league would fail to make an impression in Australia's diverse sporting landscape.

Aussie football fans should not miss the Sydney Derby on Saturday

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Western Sydney Wanderers will take the field against Sydney FC in a front of a sold out crowd on the weekend.

And every football fan around Australia should take a peak.

If you want technique look no further than Alessandro Del Piero or the young Aussie Terry Antonis or check out former Feyenoord star Shinji Ono or Aussie Aaron Mooy if they take the park.

Australia

Australia Names 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014: Luke Wilkshire Dropped From Team

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Australia head coachAnge Postecoglou has made several controversial decisions in his selection of the 23 men who will be on the roster for the Socceroos heading to Brazil.

Luke Wilkshire, who has 80 caps for Australia, has been eliminated from the squad, which will probably mean the end of his international career, while Josh Kennedy and Tom Rogic were ruled out due to injuries.

“Who Do We Sing For?” The remarkable rise of Western Sydney Wanderers

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"Who Do We Sing For?" The remarkable rise of Western Sydney Wanderers is a post from: Just Football

by Tim Palmer

Last Saturday, the chairman of Sydney FC, Tony Pignata, having seen his side upset the second placed Central Coast Mariners, tweeted a short message to his followers.

The Rest

Reigning Abroad: Battle in Melbourne City

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This week in W-League action: Jess Fishlock gets a brace

Another exciting week of W-League action took place in Australia, and Seattle Reign FC players once again played a big role in their games. Here's an update on their most recent play Down Under.

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Western Sydney Wanderers (Kendall Fletcher, Paige Nielsen) v.

Major Link Soccer: Javier Morales says goodbye to Real Salt Lake

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The MLS veteran doesn't say what he'll do next. Minnesota United wants Sigi Schmid (what expansion team wouldn't?). Kim Little is hanging out with little kids and dragons.

Seattle

Kendall Fletcher, playing in the W-League in Australia this season for Western Sydney Wanderers, is taking on the role of veteran guide for the young Americans on the squad with her, thanks to her experience moving between leagues around the world.

Major Link Soccer: The Mexican Migration

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Everyone from MLS is off to Liga MX. An American group wants to buy Everton. And merry Christmas!

Seattle

I don't know what an Arrow Liver is, and I refuse to find out, but here is a great interview with Seattle Reign's (currently Western Sydney Wanderers') midfielder Keelin Winters. I really hope her liver is OK.

Japanese Midfielder Yojiro Takahagi Celebrates Debut Goal With Nifty ‘Sumo’ Celebration (Video)

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Having only signed for Western Sydney Wanderersa couple of weeks ago after spending his entire career at J League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Japanese international midfielderYojiro Takahagi wasted no time introducing himself on the A League stage on Saturday.

When in Athens…. sign Achilles

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The struggles of Melbourne Heart to attract a consistent supporter base have been well documented, particularly when compared to the success of their 2nd team peers, the Western Sydney Wanderers. Sure poor results have played their part, but a large part of the difficulty Heart are having in attracting a supporter base is that there is nothing naturally differentiating the Heart from the Victory, their cross-town older siblings.

Near Post Pod Cast 26 March 2013 - Sydney Derby & Socceroos vs Oman Preview

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Listen from 30 mins in! (because I didn't cut this one, the half hour show starts 30 minutes into this podcast, before that appears to be 30 mins of heavy metal, if you're into that kind of thing.

Laurie Bushy and Gerald preview the Socceroo's clash with Oman, and discuss the Sydney Derby (Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney United), the fan behaviour and the media reaction.