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AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
7 Brisbane 4 4 5 16
8 Melbourne V 4 3 7 15
9 W Sydney 4 2 8 14
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W-League review: Melbourne City shine again; Victory are becoming Dowie FC

Natasha Dowie of Victory celebrates a goal
Natasha Dowie has been in good scoring form for Melbourne Victory.

The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less

Sydney defeat Canberra 4-0 in a catch-up game before drawing 0-0 with Brisbane three days later; City stay top with 2-0 win over Newcastle; Victory climb into finals contention with 3-0 win over Adelaide; Wanderers bounce back with 3-1 win over Perth.

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Winners

Melbourne Victory (aka Dowie FC)

It's weird to describe Melbourne Victory as a dark horse given they're the reigning W-League...

A-League midseason review: Sydney FC, Melbourne City lead the pack

We are near the midway point -- curse you, uneven rounds and byes -- of the A-League season. It's time for some perspective.

To this point, it appears the competition this season is broken up into three tiers, as reflected by the ladder: Sydney, Melbourne City to Adelaide United, then the rest. It's the A-League, though, so anything can happen between now and the time the Toilet Seat is lifted in triumph.

Anyway...

1. Sydney FC

The ladder does not lie. Sydney have unquestionably been the A-League's...

Melbourne Victory right to fire Marco Kurz, but should never have hired him

Derived from German, the word "angst" was introduced to the English language in the 19th century. In existentialist framing and consequent introduction to the English language, angst denotes fear or -- inherently relevant to Melbourne Victory under Marco Kurz -- an inner turmoil.

Even when things can appear to be in good health on the surface, that uncertainty and worry can linger. Over the course of 199 days, that angst manifested with Kurz and Melbourne Victory, leading to his dismissal as coach...