Australian Football Weekly

Like the countdown to Christmas, there are now only 10 weeks until the Hyundai A-League finals...

Like the countdown to Christmas, there are now only 10 weeks until the Hyundai A-League finals and, as usual, there-s still everything to play for. In Australian Football Weekly…

Adelaide United vice-captain Lucas Pantelis reveals how he-s enjoyed the extra responsibility in Travis Dodd-s absence but says it-ll be for nothing if the Reds don-t finish strongly.

Melbourne is putting the kids to bed, hammering large pieces of crooked wood across the windows and the doona over its eyes as the second Melbourne derby rears its head. Heart striker John Aloisi and Victory hitman Robbie Kruse get into “the biggest game of the season”.

Gold Coast United have been on a roller-coaster this season; performing better than ever but in front of smaller crowds than ever. Midfielder Zenon Caravella admits it-s frustrating but says the players are doing everything they can to make it work on the pitch.

What more can you say about Perth Glory? Quite a lot, according to skipper Jacob Burns who says his side take heart from other teams who have turned it around late and admits its all up the Glory squad to make it work.

Import Franny Jeffers has made an instant impact for Newcastle Jets but his guest stint is nearing its end - although not if he has anything to do with it…

North Queensland Fury have been a beacon for young talent this season and midfielder Panagiotis Nikas exemplifies all the hard work that has gone into the troubled club.

What else? Your weekly dose of the Westfield W-League, National Youth League, a look into how Italian football has failed to stop crowd trouble and Leigh Broxham reveals Victory-s biggest Maccas muncher.

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