BRISBANE, Australia -- Three-time A-League champions Brisbane Roar have hired ex-Australia forward John Aloisi as head coach for next season, with one of his first assignments set to be against Liverpool in a friendly on July 17.
Aloisi, who scored the winning penalty to secure Australia's place at the 2006 World Cup, had playing stints in the Premier League, and in the Italian and Spanish top-flight competitions across a 20-year career.
He quickly moved into management and became head coach at...
Now that's the kind of headline that only comes along once in a blue moon!
Allow us to explain: Saturday evening saw Central Coast Mariners lay on a testimonial for their retiring captain John Hutchinson that, among several other mascots on the pitch, featured a chap dressed up as a giant bottle of barbecue sauce.
At one point during the game the bottle managed to weave (incredibly slowly) past several players before finding him-/her-/itself through on goal.
However, obviously deciding that being...
Newcastle Jets had their A-League licence terminated by Football Federation Australia on Wednesday.
The move comes for the alleged non-payment of players and failure to meet operational requirements, FFA said in a statement.
Earlier, the foundation club of the Australian domestic competition had been placed into voluntary administration by its owners, Hunter Sports Group (HSG).
FFA CEO David Gallop said HSG had been given every chance to continue as owners of the licence, but were unable to meet...