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Matildas striker Caitlin Foord joins Arsenal from Sydney FC

Caitlin Foord
Caitlin Foord has joined FA Women's Super League side Arsenal.
  

Matildas striker Caitlin Foord has been granted a release from Sydney FC to join FA Women's Super League giants Arsenal.

The latest in a string of W-League players to sign with a European club, the 25-year-old will link up Australian coach Joe Montemurro at the FAWSL champions.

"I'm sad to be leaving my girls at Sydney FC at this stage of the season but this is an unbelievable opportunity which is impossible to turn down," she said.

"Arsenal are one of the world's biggest clubs and the...

W-League review: Melbourne City shine again; Victory are becoming Dowie FC

Natasha Dowie of Victory celebrates a goal
Natasha Dowie has been in good scoring form for Melbourne Victory.

The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less

Sydney defeat Canberra 4-0 in a catch-up game before drawing 0-0 with Brisbane three days later; City stay top with 2-0 win over Newcastle; Victory climb into finals contention with 3-0 win over Adelaide; Wanderers bounce back with 3-1 win over Perth.

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Melbourne Victory (aka Dowie FC)

It's weird to describe Melbourne Victory as a dark horse given they're the reigning W-League...

W-League review: Kyah Simon's recovery is a boost for Melbourne City and Matildas

The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less

City extend their unbeaten streak with 4-0 thrashing of Canberra, Newcastle's game against Adelaide is rescheduled due to heat and smoke, and Western Sydney record their first loss of the season after a 4-0 drubbing at home to Brisbane Roar.

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Melbourne City's Kyah Simon (centre) could make her first Matildas appearance in over a year after hitting form in the W-League.

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Kyah Simon

Kyah Simon has had A Week. On Wednesday, the veteran striker was recalled by Australia for their Olympic qualifiers in February...

A-League 'in operational and learning mode' due to bushfires

While Australian football's summer scheduling has long had to contend with extreme heat, the bushfires currently gripping the nation has forced organisers to rapidly come to terms with a new threat posed by smoke-driven hazardous air quality.

Smoke has repeatedly buffeted Australia's major cities since the blazes began, with capital city Canberra recording the worst air quality in the world for several consecutive days.

A 2:00 pm recording of Canberra's air quality index (AQI) on New Year's Day...

W-League review: Good news for Melbourne clubs but Brisbane toil

The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less

City stay undefeated with 2-0 win over Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth forced to settle for a 2-2 draw, Victory claw their way into the top four with 2-1 win over Newcastle, and Canberra's game against Sydney is postponed due to bushfire smoke.

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Melbourne City celebrate after Aivi Luik scored against Brisbane Roar.

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Melbourne's clubs

As a Sydneysider (and a Sydney FC supporter), I've often been loath to compliment Melbourne and everything that exists...