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Arzani and McCormack combine again while Newcastle Jets has its worst game of the season10 January 2018 | FT Editor
The whiz kid, Daniel Arzani, combined once again with the seasoned pro, Ross McCormack, to score a double for Melbourne City against Perth Glory at home. Perth Glory has conceded 11 goals in three straight losses.
The reaction in the local Perth paper was not too flattering and in line with the many supporters who, they report, booed and jeered before the final whistle.
In the earlier game last night, the scoreline flattered Newcastle Jets writes Ray Gatt, in what was probably their worst performance of the season, against Gatty's Central Coast Mariners.
AAP's Emma Kemp said much the same thing as Gatt, claiming it was "highway robbery" in the F3 Derby.
Josep Gombau expects to see Western Sydney Wanderers get better every week after a rocky start to his stewardship.
Brisbane Roar players are on notice that they're fighting for their careers with very few performing to expectations this season, and 17 of them coming off contract. Let's see what effect that has ... when the going gets tough, etcetra.
Sydney FC are more-or-less home and hosed when it comes to the 2017-18 premiership, says Josh Brillante. He says it would take something "crazy" for it not to happen.
Josep Gombau is not a fan of the VAR in the A-League, saying the way it is used in the A-League is inconsistent and causing time delays that interfere with the flow of the game. He isn't against it in-principle.
Asian Champions League
Graham Arnold praises FFA scheduling. He says the split rounds are "perfect" for Asian Champions League participation.
Under-23 captain, Stefan Mauk, says the championship is "undervalued" in Australia, and it may be the last chance some players have to wear the green-and-gold. A-League clubs battled with FFA over the tournament as A-League players were forced to take part, but overseas players were not, and some players will not be eligible to play as an Under-23 by the time the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are conducted.
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