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Five tactical observations from round one of the A-League

Five tactical insights from a thrilling opening round to the new season.

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Western Sydney Wanderers 0-0 Central Coast Mariners: Wanderers debut ends in stalemate

Both the Wanderers and the Mariners put an emphasis on denying the opposition space and neither side could find the breakthrough.

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Melbourne Victory 1-2 Melbourne Heart: Heart’s high pressing forces Victory errors

Dylan MacAllister scored the match winner in a pulsating opening to the new A-League season.

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A-League Tactical Previews

Five observations ahead of an exciting new A-League season

The high profile marquee signings of Alessandro Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono have immensely raised the profile of the A-League, but there are also plenty of intriguing coaching appointments and tactical developments to ensure the upcoming new season will be the most exciting yet. Tactical variety The A-League has always been ripe with […]

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Arnold tinkering with new solutions to keep Mariners fresh

Graham Arnold rejected the overtures of Sydney FC to remain coach of the Central Coast Mariners, much to the club’s delight.

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How can Brisbane Roar take the next step under Rado Vidosic?

Rado Vidosic steps into the Brisbane top job, with some big shoes to fill.

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Gary van Egmond puts faith in youth to revitalise Newcastle Jets

Gary van Egmond’s focus on youth could bode well for his plans to implement a positive, possession style at Newcastle Jets.

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A-League Tactical Previews

Adelaide United transitioning to new attacking style under Kosmina

Kosmina’s second tenure at Adelaide has seen him attempt to turn the Reds into a more proactive footballing side.

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A-League Tactical Previews

How can Sydney get the best out of Alessandro Del Piero?

Ian Crook has to find a way to make Sydney attractive again, while getting the best out of marquee signing Alessandro Del Pier.

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Will Ange Postecoglou play without a striker at Melbourne Victory?

The biggest managerial move of the A-League off-season saw Ange Postecoglou move home to Melbourne Victory, where his challenge lies in changing the fortunes of the dysfunctional side.

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Erik Paartalu key to Brisbane’s Grand Final win over Perth Glory

An intriguing battle between two contrasting approaches centred around Perth’s attempts to nullify Brisbane’s holding midfielder