Will Someone Please Remove the Sky Blue Band Aid?

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Will Someone Please Remove the Sky Blue Band Aid?

As someone who is an inaugural season ticket holder with Sydney FC, I have been able to thoroughly see their development as a football club. Yet, I’m still not convinced that the word ‘development’ can be used with Sydney FC in the same sentence and we are some nine years on since their inception in the league. With an allegiance towards the Sky Blues, I cannot be biased or hide from the fact that Sydney FC has done things wrong and continue to do so. I will and have been over my time as a writer with Robbie Striker and…

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Brett Emerton Retires

Sydney FC and Socceroo midfielder Brett Emerton has today announced his decision to retire from professional football. Australia’s third most capped player has called time on his distinguished career after more than 600 appearances for club and country. The 34-year old who had eleven years playing at the highest level in Europe will retire from the game immediately, revealing problems with a back injury were part of his decision to hang up his boots. “It’s widely known I’ve been struggling for fitness this season and those injury concerns have meant it has become increasingly difficult to perform to my best,”…

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Janjetovic Signs a New Two-Year Deal with the Sky Blues

Sydney FC has moved to secure the future of rising star Vedran Janjetovic by locking the goalkeeper into a new two year deal with the Sky Blues. The Croatian-born stopper has been one of success stories of the Sky Blues season having signed for the club from Sydney United following a successful trial at the start of last season. The deal will keep the 26-year old at the club until the end of the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League season. “Vedran has been a real find for Sydney FC and has improved game after game,” said Head Coach Frank Farina. “He is…

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Injury Ends Yau’s Loan Deal with Sydney FC

Sydney FC and Panamanian international Yairo Yau have agreed to a termination of the forward’s one year loan contract. Yau has been diagnosed with a long term injury which will keep him out of the rest of the season. The mutual termination will allow the Panamanian to leave the club with immediate effect. “Yairo has given great service to Sydney FC over the last 19 months and has become a firm fan favourite,” said Head Coach Frank Farina. “We wish him a speedy recovery and all the best for his future career.” The attacker, who was first signed by the…

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Sydney FC Record Historical Win Over Newcastle

Sydney FC are up to 2nd place on the Hyundai A-League ladder after a historic win over the Newcastle Jets at Allianz Stadium. The 2-0 victory made it a record breaking four wins in a row for the Sky Blues – the first time a team has achieved that in the club’s history. Goals in either half from Joel Chianese and Ranko Despotovic handed Frank Farina’s men the win, with Chianese’s opener Sydney FC’s 300th Hyundai A-League goal. Farina made two changes to the side that snatched the three points in the thriller against the Wellington Phoenix last weekend. Matthew…

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Sydney FC Accept Calvano Ban

Sydney FC has accepted the eight match suspension handed to defender Tiago Calvano by the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Disciplinary Committee (DC). The Brazilian was charged with unsporting conduct towards a match official following an incident in the 25th minute of Sydney FC’s game against Melbourne Victory in round five of the Hyundai A-League. Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Tony Pignata said: “We are obviously disappointed to lose Tiago for eight games but we accept the decision of the disciplinary committee. “In hindsight Tiago admits he made a wrong decision and accepts his punishment. However we still believe what he…

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Despotovic Scores Dramatic Winner on Debut

A dramatic last gasp strike from super-sub Ranko Despotovic has earned Sydney FC a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Wellington Phoenix at Allianz Stadium tonight, to send the Sky Blues clear in third on the Hyundai A-League ladder. Sydney looked on course for a 1-0 win after a goal of the season contender from Richard Garcia in the first half. But a red card to defender Pedj Bojic put the home side on the back foot and Phoenix forward Kenny Cunningham’s 90th minute equaliser looked to have earned the Kiwi’s a point. However the debutant Despotovic, who arrived in the…

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Sydney FC is a Perfect move for Despotovic

New Sydney FC signing Ranko Despotovic has described his move to play with Sydney FC as “perfect”. The Serbian international has trained with his Sky Blues team-mates all week and is in contention to make his debut against Wellington Phoenix at Allianz Stadium tomorrow (5.30pm kick off). The striker is also excited about the prospect at linking up with legendary Italian footballer Alessandro Del Piero up front. “When I was a kid I was a great fan of his and he’s a great, great player,” said the Serb. “I don’t know about here in Australia but in Europe he is…

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Sydney FC Want ‘Mo’ Fans

Sydney FC and partner StarTrack will dedicate a special bay to the club’s Movember campaign when they play Wellington Phoenix at Allianz Stadium this Saturday night (ko. 5.30pm) to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Members and supporters who are growing their own ‘Mo’ for Movember are encouraged to sit in the StarTrack Bay 32 at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night to show off their growth. One hundred free sky blue wigs will be handed out to those in the bay to ensure they aren’t missed by the Fox Sports TV cameras and photographers at the ground. Sydney FC is…

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Del Piero No diver

For the past week I have sat back and taken in the debate surrounding Alessandro Del Piero and his ‘diving’ antics. From the outset I should make it clear I do not think Del Piero is a diver and a play acting footballer. I have looked at every one of the fouls that have raised concern from Sydney FC’s 3-2 win over Melbourne Victory and quite frankly cannot find fault in Del Piero. Australian sport has a mentality players are meant to be strong and tough. Falling over is considered taboo and rightfully so. Unfortunately, there seems to a failure…

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