What we learnt – Adelaide City 1-0 Western Sydney Wanderers

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What we learnt – Adelaide City 1-0 Western Sydney Wanderers

Adelaide City faced Western Sydney Wanderers on Tuesday night in a match that not only epitomised the FFA Cup, but also made history in the competition. It was the first time that an A-League side had met a state league side and the intimate Marden Sports Complex played host to a competitive and enthralling Round of 32 match. Adelaide City progressed to the Round of 16 after a 1-0 win, in a tense match that failed to hit any great heights in the first half. Western Sydney defender Anthony Golec made a last ditch challenge to deny City striker Anthony…

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What we learnt – Adelaide United 1-0 Wellington Phoenix

Adelaide United hosted Wellington Phoenix on Tuesday night in their Round of 32 FFA Cup clash. The match was played at Marden Sports Complex due to ongoing renovation works at United’s home ground, Coopers Stadium. A crowd of 2,804 was on hand to see United win 1-0, and ensuring their progression to the Round of 16. United scored, what turned out to be the winner, in the 31st minute when Sergio Cirio tucked home after good build up work in the left channel, but the goal came against the run of play. The Phoenix dominated the first half but afforded…

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Preview – FFA Cup Round of 32 part II

NEWCASTLE JETS (NSW) VS PERTH GLORY (WA) Both A-League clubs will begin new chapters on Tuesday night, as this Round of 32 clash will be the first under a new coach for both sides. Although Perth incumbent Kenny Lowe was caretaker for much of last season for Glory, this clash will be his first with the list he has spent the off-season compiling. Names such as Mitch Nichols, Youssouf Hersi (absent due to All-Stars) and Northern Irish International Andy Keogh are just a few of the names that have been recruited with the goal of returning Perth to their glory…

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Analysis key to Olympic FC Cup win

Detailed scrutiny of opponents Melbourne Knights was key to Olympic FC’s 3-1 FFA Cup win at Goodwin Park on Tuesday, according to captain Danny Byrne. The NPL Queensland champions jumped out to a 2-0 lead within 25 minutes thanks to a Jake McLean brace, before Mustafa Jafari’s late strike booked their place in the last 16. “To be honest our analysis session was pretty much spot on,” Byrne said. “We tried to nullify the options they had which was obviously the long ball into the danger zone. “Take nothing away from them, they’re a very good side, but once the…

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Preview – FFA Cup Round 32

BROADMEDOW MAGIC   (NNSW)                   vs                               BRISBANE STRIKERS (QLD) One of two representatives of the Northern New South Wales region, the Broadmedow Magic will host the Brisbane Strikers on the opening night of the inaugural FFA Cup. The Strikers will travel to Magic Park hoping to enhance the already booming reputation of football in Queensland and in particular Brisbane, with the onetime NSL champions looking to compete with the A-league’s most successful side, Brisbane Roar, for local fans. The Magic will go in as underdogs against the freewheeling Strikers. The Strikers lived up to their name throughout the Canale Cup qualifiers,…

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The FFA Cup is being disrespected

Before a ball has even been kicked in the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Cup the competition has suffered at the hands of administrators who, through mismanagement and a desire to sanitise football in Australia, have ensured the competition enjoys a lower status than a friendly match that is largely devoid of meaning or benefit, other than acting as a cash cow for the FFA. The friendly to which I refer is of course the ‘All Stars’ game, where a group of individuals (this is no team) will face a Juventus side that is likely to consist mostly of squad players…

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FFA Cup Round of 32 fixtures

Matches in the Round of 32 will be played on July 29, August 5, August 12 and August 19  Official dates and times will be finalised on Monday June 30 Newcastle Jets vs Perth Glory Melbourne City vs Sydney FC Wellington Phoenix vs Adelaide United Broadmeadow Magic (Nth NSW)  vs Brisbane Strikers (QLD) Sydney United (NSW) vs Far North Queensland Heat (QLD) Olympic FC (QLD) vs Melbourne Knights (VIC) Parramatta FC (NSW) vs St Albans Saints (VIC) Manly United (NSW) vs Sydney Olympic (NSW) South Hobart (TAS) vs Tuggeranong United (ACT) Hakoah Sydney City East (NSW) vs Palm Beach Sharks…

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