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Michael Lynch says his wish for 2018 is that the other A-League clubs match the ambition (and money?) of the Sydney and Melbourne clubs and the "innovation and adventure" of Newcastle Jets. It would make for an all-round, more exciting competition. 

Ray Gatt's weekly article on Central Coast Mariners revolves around their game v Melbourne Victory in Geelong and Paul Okon's belief that sometimes stats (sorry Andrew Howe) do lie. Despite their position, they are still in the mix for a finals position (which says a lot about the A-League). As always, an enjoyable Gatty read.

An AAP version via Emma Kemp of the same story here

A debut with Melbourne Victory for Dino Djulbic looks likely, while Terry Antonis may be kept "on ice". 

That may be something Antonis is grateful for considering the weather forecast in south-eastern Australia, but Melbourne Victory says the weather, the hard pitch and the unfamiliar ground are no excuses for anything but a win. 

Good result for Western Sydney Wanderers with a 0-2 win away from home. Not so good for Brisbane Roar with their fifth home loss for the season, in front of 11,189 people. 

Marco Monteverde notes that it's three wins in four games for the Wanderers under Gombau, and the second consecutive win for the first time this season. 

Adelaide United looked the goods in Perth with an "emphatic" 0-3 win against Perth Glory. 

Not only can Graham Arnold coach, but is good at creative accounting too it seems when it comes to managing within the salary cap - and we don't mean 'creative accounting' in the pejorative. 

Melbourne City to "unleash" teenager Daniel Arzani in the match against Wellington Phoenix. Young Daniel has been inspired and mentored by Tim Cahill. 

Another new face for Melbourne City with Dario Vidosic playing for them, only three weeks after leaving Wellington Phoenix. City are also covering for the absences of Stefan Mauk and Bruce Kamau. 


Canberra United's Ellie Carpenter says that her game has "gone to another level" this season under coach Heather Garriock, and she is open to staying with the team. 

Away Games

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We're also offering those who complete the survey to enter the draw to win a copy of Paolo Condo's The Duellists - Pep, Jose and the Birth of Football's Greatest Rivalry.

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