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AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
7 Western Utd 6 3 8 21
8 W Sydney 5 3 8 18
9 Melbourne V 4 4 9 16
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A-League Sydney derby postponed due to torrential rain

The Sydney A-League derby between Sydney FC and Western Sydney has been postponed due to torrential rain in the Sydney basin, Football Federation Australia announced.

Rain is forecast to continue after bucketing down in Sydney for the last 48 hours, and after assessment of Netstrata Jubilee Stadium as well as consultations with Sydney FC, the Wanderers and match officials, the fixture has been called off.

"With over 100mm of rain falling in the Sydney area over the past two days, and in the interest...

Sacked Western Sydney Wanderers boss Babbel slams 'weak' A-League, referees

Markus Babbel
Former Wanderers boss Markus Babbel has been highly critical of A-League standards and referees.

Sacked Western Sydney coach Markus Babbel says referee standards are incredibly bad in a "weak" A-League.

Babbel, who was axed as the Wanderers' coach on Jan. 20, has launched a scathing attack on the A-League in an interview with German newspaper Bild.

Babbel was cited twice last December and fined by Football Federation Australia for making critical comments about referees.

"What is going on here is gambling under the open sky," he told the newspaper. "I was stolen eight points this season, it...

Western Sydney's sacking of beleaguered Babbel was inevitable

"When you develop your opinions on the basis of weak evidence," Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote in The Black Swan, "you will have difficulty interpreting subsequent information that contradicts these opinions, even if this new information is obviously more accurate."

It is a pertinent idea and quote with respect to the Western Sydney Wanderers, especially following Markus Babbel's dismissal as coach.

Because the narrative on the Wanderers' capabilities shifted, and quickly, taking into account...