Adelaide United’s celebrations will likely be short-lived, knowing a mammoth task awaits them after their stunning elimination final victory.
Axed Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has finally opened the book on his hurt and despair, also calling for an independent inquiry into his ousting as coach of the national women’s football team.
Chasing funding and fans, St Kilda has replaced Gold Coast as Port Adelaide’s opponent for the AFL’s annual match in Shanghai.
From their early years in Kenya to a shared childhood in suburban Adelaide, to the A-League and then the Socceroos, Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil have plenty of history in common.
Defender Bailey Wright and in-form Hibernian hitman Jamie Maclaren are the biggest names to be culled from Bert van Marwijk’s Socceroos squad for the World Cup.
Adelaide United will chase evolution not revolution in the A-League off-season after seeing their flickering finals flame snuffed out by old enemy Melbourne Victory.