On-field intrigue has again paired with off-field drama in the A-League this week. Here are five things to watch out for in what promises to be a dramatic round 19:
1. More than just pride on the line
There is no doubt the Melbourne derby has developed into one of the most eagerly anticipated battles on the A-League calendar, and this week's latest instalment is no exception.
That Socceroo defender Alex Wilkinson has recently opted to sign for Melbourne City over Melbourne Victory and will likely...
The Western Sydney Wanderers have accepted a suspended three-point penalty and $50,000 fine on Thursday, after Football Federation Australia found them guilty of bringing the game into disrepute.
The governing body has charged the club with responsibility to ensure incidents like last weekend's pyrotechnics in Melbourne are not repeated for the next 12 months, or else risk the suspended sanction being triggered.
The punishment followed "deplorable" acts by a small group of away fans, who ignited...
Western Sydney Wanderers have issued strong requests for the Football Federation Australia (FFA) to withdraw any sanctions that they may place on the club due to misconduct in the crowds during their match against Melbourne Victory on Saturday.
Flares and detonators were ignited by the Wanderers fans in the away end of the stadium. This has led governing body FFA into taking action against the club who have had problems with their fanbase before.
The Wanderers, however, have argued that the implementation...