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Darije Kalezic’s Phoenix are doing whatever it takes to win

Darije Kalezic’s tactical approach with the Wellington Phoenix is centred on a results-based philosophy

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The most pressing issue from the Sydney Derby

In a typically feisty, atmospheric derby, the Western Sydney Wanderers were able to cause Sydney FC problems with their energetic pressing.

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The Central Coast Mariners finally have a clear direction under Paul Okon

Paul Okon has rebuilt a sinking ship in his own possession-based image

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A-League rivals paying Sydney FC the ultimate compliment: imitation

It is one of the A-League’s great traditions that each new season starts with teams copycatting elements of the previous season’s winners. After Sydney FC’s extraordinary success in 2016-17, this season is no different.

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The key to breaking down Sydney FC’s remarkable defence

Sydney’s defensive record this season is astonishing, so how do you score against such a mean, stingy defence?

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Forget the manager, Brisbane have the clearest identity in the A-League

There is no right or wrong way to play football, but it is near-unanimous that Ange Postecoglou’s Brisbane Roar had an attractive style of play. Five years on from that groundbreaking era, John Aloisi has forged a new but still unmistakeable identity for Brisbane.

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Why Adelaide United are primed for another revival

It feels like the same old story at Adelaide United. The start of this season has mirrored the disaster of last year, with Guillermo Amor’s side anchored to the bottom of the table without a win in the opening eight games. However, there may be reason to believe Adelaide can pull off another miraculous turnaround, just as they did last season.