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Brisbane Roar manager Robbie Fowler calls A-League salary cap 'bit of a nightmare'

James Troisi scored his first goal for Adelaide United to pull off a late 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets.

Operating within the A-League's salary cap has been one of the biggest challenges Brisbane Roar coach Robbie Fowler has had to deal with in the role.

The Liverpool legend underwent a complete overhaul of the Roar's squad after taking over in his first full-time head coaching position earlier this year.

And he admits coming to grips with the restrictions of the cap had made his recruitment drive far from easy. The majority of Fowler's 13 senior recruits for the 2019-20 season have been relatively...

A-League needs promotion and relegation - Scott Jamieson

James Troisi scored his first goal for Adelaide United to pull off a late 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets.
Two goals from former Melbourne Victory man Besart Berisha helped Western United overcome an early deficit.
Adam le Fondre helped Sydney FC to their fifth win on the bounce as they demolished Brisbane Roar 5-1.
Phoenix took advantage of a late VAR penalty to condemn Western Sydney to their fourth straight defeat.
Melbourne City lose at home for the first time in over a year as Perth Glory ease to a 3-0 win.

Melbourne City captain Scott Jamieson says the A-League has to introduce a promotion and relegation system if the competition is to prosper.

The former Socceroos left-back, who has had spells in Europe, believes the Australian top-flight has suffered because there are no major consequences for teams that fail.

"I think it's definitely something that has to happen in the future, to have that pressure of promotion and relegation," Jamieson told RSN.

"I've played in England, I've played in Sweden,...

Western Sydney Wanderers manager Markus Babbel cited for referee comments

Phoenix took advantage of a late VAR penalty to condemn Western Sydney to their fourth straight defeat.
James Troisi scored his first goal for Adelaide United to pull off a late 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets.
Two goals from former Melbourne Victory man Besart Berisha helped Western United overcome an early deficit.
Adam le Fondre helped Sydney FC to their fifth win on the bounce as they demolished Brisbane Roar 5-1.
Melbourne City lose at home for the first time in over a year as Perth Glory ease to a 3-0 win.

Western Sydney coach Markus Babbel has been cited by Football Federation Australia for his comments after the club's A-League defeat to Wellington Phoenix.

Babbel claimed the Wanderers were playing against 12 men in the 2-1 defeat to the Phoenix on Saturday, a day after the Western Sydney coach had been reprimanded by FFA for a blast at match officials following their loss to Melbourne City.

Babbel was incensed after referee Daniel Elder awarded Phoenix a late penalty for a perceived handball by...

A-League review: Sydney FC are red hot, but FFA must do something about the heat

It's Monday, so here's the good, bad and ugly from Round 9 in the A-League.

JUMP TO: Sydney is on fire | Time to talk about the heat | Glory find their feet | Kone shines in McDonald's absence | Sorrow mixed with Postecoglou's success

Sydney is smoking ... Sydney FC look okay, too

Extending their lead atop the A-League standings to five points, Sydney FC cut Brisbane Roar up on the counter-attack in their 5-1 win at Kogarah Oval on Saturday.

Brisbane's inability to even respond at the breakdown...

W-League review: Brisbane get off the mark thanks to the Gorry Waddle

Matildas captain and star striker Sam Kerr sits down with ESPN to share her journey from Aussie rules to soccer and what coming home to Perth truly means.

The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less

Brisbane get their first win of the season after downing Canberra 2-1, Victory put a dent in the Wanderers' perfect run with a 1-1 draw, Perth go bottom after 2-1 loss at home to Newcastle, and Sydney stumble after going down to City 2-1.

JUMP TO: The winners | The losersHere's the tea | Is there a gif of that?

Brisbane's Tameka Yallop and Hayley Raso clicked to give the Roar their first win of the season.

The winners

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane were on track for their worst start to a season since 2014 coming into Thursday night's clash against...