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PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
The 2017/18 A-League season kicks off tonight with Melbourne City v Brisbane Roar.  Perth Glory's campaign begins on Sunday afternoon (3pm WST) against the Western Sydney Wanderers at Spotless Stadium. 

This season, one Saturday night game each week plus all the finals will be broadcast live on FTA via ONE.  All the games are also broadcast live on Foxtel.  Also, from 2018, the Socceroos games will be broadcast on FTA by Network Ten.  

Link to Perth Glory's A-League fixtures 

Link to Ladder 

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    Glory kick off their season with a 2-1 away loss to the Wanderers.

    https://www.a-league.com.au/match/western-sydney-wanderers-fc-v-perth-glory-a-league-08-10-2017/927946
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited October 2017
    Glory secure their first point of the season with a 2-2 draw against the Newcastle Jets.

    https://www.a-league.com.au/match/newcastle-jets-v-perth-glory-a-league-15-10-2017/927950
  • GilgameshGilgamesh    2,795 posts
    The lack of comments here show sadly were the current interest in the A League is at. Think I've caught about 15 mins of one game so far.
  • TiversTivers    6,645 posts
    1. Been overshadowed by Socceroos / Ange dramas
    2. NBL has gone past them
    3. It's only a week in - for mine, I listened to the Glory game whilst driving up from Douth on Sunday
  • paraleticparaletic    2,820 posts
    I have been around football my whole life and the game is going backwards. The level of skill is just pharking aweful! The ball spends most of the time out for a throw in. Have a close look at Chris Harold and Scotty Neville, they cant pass two bloody yards without a turnover! The old NSL unfortuantly was better to watch, i have no readon why, it just was. Players like Scott Miller, Bobby 10, Vas, Vinko, Mori - these were class players who could play football and made it entertaining.
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    I vaguely remember the NSL ... that was when the Glory used to win trophies.
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    Glory get their first win of the season, coming from a goal down to beat the Central Coast Mariners 2-1 at nib Stadium.

    https://www.a-league.com.au/match/perth-glory-v-central-coast-mariners-a-league-22-10-2017/927956

    LADDER (after 3 rounds)
    1 Melbourne City 9
    2 Newcastle Jets 7
    3 Sydney FC 7
    4 Western Sydney Wanderers 5
    5 Adelaide United 5
    6 Perth Glory 4
    7 Melbourne Victory 1
    8 Wellington Phoenix 1
    9 Central Coast Mariners 1
    10 Brisbane Roar 0
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    Glory lost 2-0 away to Sydney FC tonight.

    https://www.a-league.com.au/match/sydney-fc-v-perth-glory-a-league-27-10-2017/927957

    In the W-League, Glory kicked off their campaign with a 4-1 win against reigning champions Melbourne City at nib Stadium.

    https://www.w-league.com.au/match/perth-glory-women-v-melbourne-city-fc-women-w-league-27-10-2017/955101
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    Glory get their 2nd win of the season, courtesy of a Keogh header in the 80th minute, by beating Adelaide United 1-0 at nib Stadium. Attendance tonight was 11,049.

    https://www.a-league.com.au/match/perth-glory-v-adelaide-united-a-league-04-11-2017/927964

    LADDER (after 5 rounds)
    1 Sydney FC 13
    2 Melbourne City 12
    3 Newcastle Jets 11
    4 Perth Glory 7
    5 Western Sydney Wanderers 6*
    6 Adelaide United 5
    7 Melbourne Victory 2*
    8 Wellington Phoenix 2
    9 Central Coast Mariners 2*
    10 Brisbane Roar 1*
    * still to play this round
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited February 19
    Gilgamesh said:

    The lack of comments here show sadly where the current interest in the A League is at. Think I've caught about 15 mins of one game so far.

    Very true. I can't say I've watched any of the games over the summer. With Sydney FC way out in front and Perth Glory barely in contention, it's hard to fake an interest in the A-League these days.

    LADDER (20/27 rounds completed)
    1 Sydney FC 49
    2 Newcastle Jets 38
    3 Melbourne City 33
    4 Adelaide United 29
    5 Melbourne Victory 26
    6 Western Sydney Wanderers 26
    7 Brisbane Roar 22
    8 Perth Glory 19
    9 Central Coast Mariners 17
    10 Wellington Phoenix 17

    About the only thing still going for the Glory this season is that they will only have to travel twice in the last seven rounds.

    v Melbourne City, nib Stadium
    v Western Sydney Wanderers, Spotless Stadium
    v Central Coast Mariners, nib Stadium
    v Melbourne Victory, nib Stadium
    v Sydney FC, nib Stadium
    v Newcastle Jets, Newcastle
    v Brisbane Roar, nib Stadium

    The FFA have also announced in the past week that they will expand to 12 teams for the 2019/20 season.
  • paraleticparaletic    2,820 posts
    edited February 19
    Sad to say the game has no currency here in Aus. Most boring F'kn league around. I think its a dead horse. I still think about the proper "glory" days. Consistent crowds of 16,000 at Perth oval which was a footy oval. And the players were class. Not the boring hacks we have now
  • paraleticparaletic    2,820 posts
    kenny lowe sacked, interesting to see who takes the role. 
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    That makes it two A-League managers sacked in two days and now all four clubs that missed out on the finals this season will have new managers for the 2018/19 season.

    • Wanderers sacked Josep Gombau yesterday
    • Glory sacked Kenny Lowe this morning
    • Darije Kalezic left the Phoenix on March 8, Chris Greenacre is the caretaker coach
    • Paul Okon left the Mariners on March 20, Mike Mulvey will be the new manager

    ELIMINATION FINALS
    3-Melbourne City v 6-Brisbane Roar
    4-Melbourne Victory v 5-Adelaide United

    SEMI FINALS (next week)
    1-Sydney FC v lowest-ranked Elimination winner
    2-Newcastle Jets v highest-ranked Elimination winner
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    PAUL said:

    That makes it two A-League managers sacked in two days and now all four clubs that missed out on the finals this season will have new managers for the 2018/19 season.

    • Wanderers sacked Josep Gombau yesterday
    • Glory sacked Kenny Lowe this morning
    • Darije Kalezic left the Phoenix on March 8, Chris Greenacre is the caretaker coach
    • Paul Okon left the Mariners on March 20, Mike Mulvey will be the new manager

    Plus, you can add Graham Arnold to that list, as he is leaving Sydney FC to take over managing the Socceroos after the World Cup.
    paraletic said:

    kenny lowe sacked, interesting to see who takes the role. 

    According to The Weekend Australian, Tony Popovic is the frontrunner for the vacant role, although Sydney FC are looking for a suitable replacement too.
  • TiversTivers    6,645 posts
    Personally I think Kenny did very well with the limited resources he was provided.

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited April 22
    ELIMINATION FINALS
    Melbourne City 2-0 Brisbane Roar
    Melbourne Victory 2-1 Adelaide United

    SEMI FINALS (next week)
    1-Sydney FC v 4-Melbourne Victory
    2-Newcastle Jets v 3-Melbourne City
    PAUL said:

    paraletic said:

    kenny lowe sacked, interesting to see who takes the role. 

    According to The Weekend Australian, Tony Popovic is the frontrunner for the vacant role, although Sydney FC are looking for a suitable replacement too.
    In today's Sunday Times, they threw up the names, Robbie Fowler and Socceroos assistant coach, Ante Milicic, as possible replacements.
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    Tony Popovic signed on to coach Glory for the next three seasons.

    https://www.a-league.com.au/news/popovic-confirmed-new-head-coach
  • paraleticparaletic    2,820 posts
    Best thing the club has done in like, forever. Will be getting me a membership this year. Will win the league within his 3 years. Big call, i know, but he is a quality coach.
  • TiversTivers    6,645 posts
    If he’s given a budget
  • paraleticparaletic    2,820 posts
    Im hoping that would have already been discussed
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