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Newcastle Jets to remain in A-League after securing fourth owner since 2000

Newcastle Jets to remain in A-League after securing fourth owner since 2000

In short: Maverick Sports Partners has bought the Newcastle Jets Football Club. The club was previously kept in the A-League through a consortium-agreement controlled by other A-League clubs. What’s next? The deal will allow the club’s men’s and women’s teams to remain in the A-League. The Newcastle Jets football club will remain in the A-League men’s and women’s...

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More players accused in Australian football match-fixing investigation

More players accused in Australian football match-fixing investigation

Two more players could be involved in the Australian football match-fixing case that has already resulted in three Macarthur FC players being charged. Midfielder Kearyn Baccus appeared in court Thursday to face charges relating to an illegal betting plot to receive yellow cards during A-League matches in return for payment. He was arrested on May...

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‘This is a love story’: New Western Sydney Wanderers film shines light on Australia’s forgotten sporting fairytale

‘This is a love story’: New Western Sydney Wanderers film shines light on Australia’s forgotten sporting fairytale

Less than 24 hours after the Central Coast Mariners made national headlines celebrating their historic treble of titles, a documentary was quietly released on SBS that told a similar, but arguably more remarkable, football story that has been all but wiped from the collective memory of Australian sports fans. In 2014, just two years after...

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Ange Postecoglou ‘bewildered’ over talk that Tottenham visit will overshadow A-League Men grand final

Ange Postecoglou ‘bewildered’ over talk that Tottenham visit will overshadow A-League Men grand final

In short: Tottenham will play Newcastle United on Wednesday night at the MCG in an exhibition match between the EPL giants. The game precedes a double-header on Friday night at Docklands featuring Newcastle’s men’s team and Arsenal’s women’s team. What’s next? The A-League Men’s grand final then follows those games, with Melbourne Victory and Central Coast...

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‘No place in our game’: Three A-League players stood down over alleged betting scandal

‘No place in our game’: Three A-League players stood down over alleged betting scandal

In short: Football Australia has issued no fault suspensions to three A-League players charged in connection with alleged betting corruption. The suspensions will remain in place until criminal charges have been concluded. Football Australia CEO James Johnson says illegal betting has ‘no place in our game’. Three Macarthur FC players have been suspended from the A-League after being...

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Players paid $10k to give away yellow cards in A-League games, police allege

Players paid $10k to give away yellow cards in A-League games, police allege

In short: NSW Police have charged three Macarthur FC players including captain Ulises Dávila over an alleged betting scandal. The three players were allegedly involved in the manipulation of yellow cards during A-League games. What’s next? The players have secured bail and will appear in court at a later date. Three players from A-League side Macarthur...