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22 October 2018 11:49 AM David Beckham could make cameo at SCG for A-League's Sydney derby

David Beckham could make an appearance at the SCG for Saturday night’s Sydney derby — provided he can get out of a prior commitment. Beckham is in town for the Invictus Games but has been invited to watch the A-League fixture by Sydney FC, Fairfax Media understands. The problem is it clashes with the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games, which is on at the same time at Olympic 5

19 October 2018 4:39 AM A-League expansion bidders Western Melbourne linked to Celtic star

Celtic are said to be keen on extending Brown's contract but the prospect of a late-career swansong - particularly at an ambitious new A-League franchise - could tempt him. The Western Melbourne Group are planning to fund and build a 15,000-seat football-specific stadium in Tarneit, an hour's drive west of the Melbourne CBD, if their expansion bid is approved 5

16 October 2018 11:55 PM A-League expansion update: Two teams culled, Canberra one of six left

"We have six bids that all have positive aspects but require further work in certain areas. We need to continue our consultation with those bid teams to ensure that they adequately address these areas to ensure their future sustainability, which includes securing stadia, catchment area and financial capital." Canberra's bid - led by Michael Caggiano 9

16 October 2018 11:35 PM One hiccup, you're out: Peter Bell gives Docker Harley Bennell last chance

“Harley will be doing his best to stay committed to his fitness regime and try to be an elite player next season." Harley Bennell was warned by Peter Bell last week after failing to turn up to the club's fairest and best celebrations at the Fremantle Football Club on Saturday and Fremantle had explored trading him off to other clubs last week, but there 5

16 October 2018 9:00 AM Goodwin out to prove Adelaide was the right call against Sydney FC

Craig Goodwin's time is now. After turning down an offer from Sydney FC in the off-season to return to Adelaide United, the lanky left-footer knows he has to dominate the A-League to cement himself as one of the country's best attacking players and realise his burning Socceroos ambitions. Sky Blues fans will be seeing a lot of Goodwin over the next couple 7

16 October 2018 8:47 AM A-League expansion decision deferred but Canberra among favourites

A-League expansion has been put on ice with the announcement of two new teams to be pushed back. A delayed decision is expected next month which would likely push entry into the league back a season to 2020-21, but Canberra have firmed as one of the favourites. Canberra is the only ready-to-go bid with with a stadium deal, government support, a commitment 6

15 October 2018 11:14 PM Sudanese refugees share special Socceroo debuts

Nine years ago, Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil began to bond over football in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. They were two South Sudanese refugees who attended the same school, played for the same local club and their families were linked together through their community. On Tuesday morning, Deng and Mabil made their international debuts for Australia together 8

14 October 2018 4:20 AM Socceroos scapegoat Kruse focused on teammates and goals

It was never the criticism on social media that Robbie Kruse cared about, it was that of his teammates and coaches. The Socceroos winger was the target of abuse by online trolls during Australia's 2018 World Cup campaign but has received nothing but support from his peers for his performances. Speaking for the first time since the tournament, Kruse says he paid little 15

11 October 2018 7:31 AM How half hour with Arnold made Boyle switch national allegiance

He has never been to Australia before, doesn't yet know the national anthem but Scottish-born winger Martin Boyle says he is committed to the "great honour" of playing international football for the Socceroos. The 25-year-old former Scotland youth international will turn down any future chance of representing his home country and has pledged his future 15

11 October 2018 7:04 AM Bolt to start up front for Mariners in tilt for A-League deal

It will be no surprise to learn his tactical instructions will revolve around his pace and height. The fastest man in the world will be given the freedom to run behind the defence and instructed to look to space where he can exert his unrivalled speed. "We want him probing behind defenders without the ball so we can play the ball into space behind the defenders 13