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Tim Cahill

Where will be go next? In this article, David Davutovic tips Europe or USA. Another report last night suggested Tony Popovic's Karabukspor in Turkey. Some pundits have tipped the Middle East. Warwick Hadfield on ABC Radio this morning suggests wherever Ange Postecoglou ends up. 

This article suggests there is no alternative, that Cahill has taken a gamble by departing, but there is an understanding he won't play for another A-League team.

The reason Tim has left? He wants more game time to impress an unknown Socceroos coach so he can be one of only a handful of players to score a goal in four World Cup tournaments. The others who have done so? Two legends of the game: Pele and Uwe Seeler. This is an enormous achievement considering Cahill's international career really only began in 2004 when he was 23. This is why we reckon the Popovic or Postecoglou options sound feasible. Good luck Tim!

Asian Champions League

Terrific draw for Sydney FC who have Shanghai Shenhua and Kashima Antlers in their group, as well as the winner of a play-off match to come. They will welcome Carlos Tevez and Matt Jurman as opponents!

Melbourne Victory welcome Kawasaki Frontale, Ulsan Hyundai and also a play-off winner. 

In this report, the respective draws are presented as "mixed". 

The PFA backs Brisbane Roar in their request to shift their 27 January match v Central Coast in Gosford in order to play an ACL match in China on 30 January - assuming, of course, that they win their play-off spot.

W-League

The W-League #SydneyDerby is the curtain-raiser for the A-League on Saturday night. 

A-League

In a regurgitation of a story yesterday, Milos Ninkovic says he is not fully fit and is struggling to make the #SydneyDerby.

And in another regurgitation from the previous #SydneyDerby (or two), Vedran Janjetovic will "embrace" the jeers from Sydney FC fans. 

The Star Wars Round may mark the Return of the Roar when they meet Wellington Phoenix on Saturday. 

Socceroos coach

This Q&A between FFA's Luke Casserley and FOX Sports journalist is almost too cute by half trying to justify FFA's decision to outsource recruitment of the Socceroos coach.

Selection Committee member, Mark Schwarzer, is out in the media too saying that the next coach needs to be there until the 2022 World Cup. Hey Mark - we reckon that's what Ange thought too about this one! 


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