Phoenix target experienced striker

Disconsolate coach Ernie Merrick walks off Westpac Stadium after Sunday's 2-0 loss to Melbourne City.

A striker, maybe a couple of fullbacks, a bit of size in midfield; coach Ernie Merrick has some thinking to do.

Chelsea's title built at back video

Chelsea players celebrate winning the Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

8:16 PM  Blues' experienced back four provided bedrock of London club's successful Premier League title push.

Wanderers braced for big test

Western Sydney defender Matthew Spiranovic believes his side can progress in the Asian Champions League.

9:24 PM  A-League franchise Western Sydney facing a monumental task to keep ACL title defence alive in China.

Reid rates Luis Suarez as No 1

Luis Suarez has taken his goal-scoring form from Liverpool to Barcelona but his skills aren't forgotten by Winston Reid.

No room for Wayne Rooney as All Whites skipper names the top five strikers he's marked in Premier League.

Chelsea win Premier League video

Chelsea's John Terry and Cesar Azpilicueta celebrate after winning the English Premier League at Stamford Bridge.

Ironic chants of "boring, boring Chelsea" ring out as champagne flows following title win at Stamford Bridge.

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Junior All Whites can't hold off Aussies in warm-up

New Zealand Under-20's Matthew Ridenton in action during their 3-2 loss to Australia in the  Five Nations tournament in Auckland.

New Zealand's under-20 footballers got their warm-up campaign off to a disappointing start with a 3-2 loss against Australia.

Junior All Whites ready for Australia

New recruits get a "crash course" on team's style of play as the countdown to the Fifa U-20 World Cup begins.

Keepy-uppy on the Sky Tower video

Hudson wants a home match for the All Whites

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Chelsea's title triumph built on granite foundations video

Chelsea players celebrate winning the Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

8:16 PM  Coach Jose Mourinho was happy to sell David Luiz secure in knowledge he had a back four that would be the bedrock of Blues' title push.

Chelsea win English Premier League video

Club anthem Blue is the Colour and ironic chants of "boring, boring Chelsea" resound as champagne flows at Stamford Bridge.

Luis Suarez has taken his goal-scoring form from Liverpool to Barcelona but his skills aren't forgotten by Winston Reid.

Winston Reid rates Luis Suarez as No 1 striker

No room for Wayne Rooney as All Whites skipper names the top five strikers he's marked in the English Premier League.

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Auckland City coach in talks with Brisbane Roar

Auckland FC coach Ramon Tribulietx has confirmed he is in talks with the Brisbane Roar.

Auckland City FC coach Ramon Tribulietx says move to the Brisbane Roar would be a "wonderful opportunity".

Team Wellington upbeat ahead of O-League final

A battered and bruised team remain upbeat about reaching Club World Cup.

A scuffle breaks out between Auckland City and Team Wellington players.

Auckland City win OFC Champions League

Auckland City are off to Club World Cup finals after penalty shootout victory over Team Wellington.

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Wanderers confident of ACL title defence

Western Sydney defender Matthew Spiranovic believes his side can progress in the Asian Champions League.

9:24 PM  Western Sydney face a monumental task to keep their Asian Champions League title defence alive.

Phoenix eliminated from playoffs by Melbourne City

Once talked about as potential A-League minor premiers, even champions, the Phoenix instead fell at the first playoff hurdle.

Disconsolate coach Ernie Merrick walks off Westpac Stadium after Sunday's 2-0 loss to Melbourne City.

An experienced striker Phoenix's No 1 priority

A striker, maybe a couple of fullbacks, a bit of size in midfield; they'd be what you'd shop for if you were coach Ernie Merrick.

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Chelsea's title triumph built on granite foundations

Coach Jose Mourinho was happy to sell David Luiz secure in knowledge he had a back four that would be the bedrock of Blues' title push.

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