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A-League preview: Victory favourites



2015/2016 Season

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Melbourne Victory favourites as A-League season gets set to begin

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson preview week 1 of the Australian A-League, as the Brisbane Roar take on the Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United host Melbourne Victory.

With the A-League set to kick off on Oct. 8, ESPN FC takes a look at how the 11th edition of Australia's premier competition is shaping up...

Melbourne Victory

Ins: Danny Vukovic (Perth Glory), Oliver Bozanic (FC Luzern), Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Swansea)

Outs: Nathan Coe (released), Andrew Nabbout (released), Jordan Brown (released), Mark Milligan (Baniyas)

Lessons from last season: Winners of the Premiership-Championship double last year, Melbourne Victory know what it takes to be a success in the...

Serbian striker Milos Trifunovic signs for the Newcastle Jets

Milos Trifunovic has played for the likes of Red Star Belgrade, Bunyodkor and Radnicki Nis.

The Newcastle Jets have signed Serbian striker Milos Trifunovic for the new A-League season, completing the club's foreign quota of players.

The 30-year-old Trifunovic joins the Jets from Serbian club Radnicki Nis, having previously played in China, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

He is Newcastle's fifth foreign-born player, joining Brazilian midfielder Leonardo, fellow Serbian Enver Alivodic, former Western Sydney midfielder Mateo Poljak of Croatia and South Korean defender Lee Ki-je.

The Jets open...

 By Rob Brooks

Scott Miller looking to make his mark in the A-League with Newcastle Jets

Scott Miller
Scott Miller has taken a gamble, but so have the club he has joined.

Sometimes it only takes one phone call to send a career in football to the other side of the world. For Scott Miller -- who was serving the ninth year of his coaching apprenticeship at Fulham at the time -- that moment arrived when Australia national team boss Ange Postecoglou dialled his number in early June.

A vacancy which would suit a driven, disciplined young coach had emerged Down Under and the Asian Cup winning Postecoglou urged Miller to take the opportunity. Within a matter of days, the...

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Former Fulham assistant Scott Miller becomes Newcastle Jets head coach

Newcastle Jets fans will have a new look coaching staff to cheer on in the 2015-16 season.

Former Fulham assistant manager Scott Miller has become the youngest head coach in A-League history after being appointed by the Newcastle Jets on Thursday.

The 33-year-old takes the vacant position which was occupied by Phil Stubbins until he was sacked last month when Football Federation Australia took over the club from owner Nathan Tinkler.

Miller, who worked as part of national boss Ange Postecoglou's backroom staff in 2013, will be assisted by ex-Melbourne Victory deputy Jean-Paul de Marigny,...

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Newcastle Jets' A-League licence voided by Football Federation Australia

In the 2014-15 season, the Newcastle Jets finished last in the A-League with only three wins in 27 games.

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...