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Gavin Bergin

Gavin Bergin
Born and bred in Dublin's fair City, now residing in Melbourne, Gavin is passionate about football. He has watched and played the game for as long as he can remember, and has also taken a keen interest in the Australian A-League since moving to Australia. Also a fan of many other sports from Gaelic Football, to Hurling, Rugby, Boxing, Golf, and Formula 1. Follow Gavin on Twitter via @fontofontaine

A-League Festive Roundup – Part 2

The festive period has seen a huge number of games since our last A-League roundup in week 11.  Following on from Part One of our festive roundup, which focused on Adelaide, Brisbane, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory, Part Two will look at the fortunes of Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney Wanderers.  Newcastle Jets Our week …

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A-League Festive Roundup – Part 1

The festive period has seen a huge number of games since our last A-League roundup in week 11.  In part one of our roundup, we take a look back at Adelaide, Brisbane, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory’s current situation following the festive games, as we enter a three-week break for the Asian Cup. Adelaide United Josep Gombau’s men had fallen a long …

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A-League Team Of The Season So Far

We’ve reached the halfway stage in the A-League, and now it’s time to take a three week break for the Asian Cup. Gavin Bergin is here with his team of the season so far.   GK: Vedran Janjetovic (Sydney FC) While his side may be struggling to score at the other end, Janjetovic is personally having perhaps the best season …

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A-League Roundup Week 11: Jets Finally Take Flight

Gavin Bergin is here with a roundup of all the A-League week 11 action.    Phil Stubbins would not be a household name amongst most casual football observers. The man from Hull moved to Australia in 1988 and quickly became involved in the Australian National Soccer League with Heidelberg United in Melbourne. He was to spend many years – briefly …

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A-League Roundup Week 10 – Big Blue Produces A Classic

Gavin Bergin delivers this week’s A-League Roundup, a week in which the ‘Big Blue’ dominated headlines. For the second time this season, the “Big Blue” between Melbourne Victory and Sydney ended in a draw. Unlike the first meeting which ended in an entertaining nil-all draw, this one produced six goals with a hat-trick for Archie Thompson along the way. An …

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A-League Roundup Week 9 – Who Needs A Football Pitch?

Gavin Bergin is here with a round-up of all the news and action coming from the A-League in week nine. Australia is a country renowned for its sporting pedigree. Regularly troubling the higher echelons of the medals table at the Olympics, recognised as world leaders in Cricket, Rugby Union and Rugby League, and a world leader in sport science. Football in Australia, spearheaded …

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A-League Round-Up Week 8: Victory Make Statement Of Intent

Gavin Bergin is here with a round-up of all the A-League action from week eight, including Melbourne Victory’s win over Adelaide United. It’s never easy to admit when you get something wrong, and when it comes to Kevin Muscat it’s even more difficult. Not so much that people had any inclination as to exactly how he would adapt to the …

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A-League Roundup Week 7 – The Top Four Roll On

Regular A-League analyst Gavin Bergin is here with the roundup of all the A-League action from week 7. Last week’s column detailed the supposed re-birth of Brisbane Roar, which in hindsight was just a bit premature. Less than a week later, Roar’s hierarchy took the decision to sack last season’s double-winning coach Mike Mulvey. People in charge at the club stated that …

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A-League Roundup Week 6 – Brisbane Come Roaring Back

Here’s this week’s roundup of all the action from A-League week six by Gavin Bergin. The team has not yet won a game this season, there have been widespread reports of in-fighting within the dressing room, and two of their players were openly arguing on the pitch after their latest defeat. How do they respond? In the case of Brisbane Roar this week, they simply …

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A-League Roundup Week 5 – What’s The Story? (Perth Glory)

Gavin Bergin is here with a roundup of all the action from week five in the A-league. As alluded to in our season preview, last season at Perth was, at best chaotic, and at worst a complete shambles. In-fighting and club politics led to the sacking of the manager, and apparently some serious soul searching among those involved at the club. …

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