Perth Glory: A-League 2019/20 preview

Posted: 11 October 2019 5:10 pm News

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Last season's premiers are looking to keep up the good work in the new A-League season.

Perth Glory had a successful 2018/19 season in the A-League, with their best campaign to date. They finished first in the league and made it to the Grand Final, where they lost to Sydney FC. Still, nobody can deny the sheer strength and talent of the team, which is sure to prove itself in the months to come.

Glory did suffer some significant losses ahead of the new season, but it's a testament to the club's administration that those departures led the way for exciting acquisitions like Bruno Fornaroli and James Meredith. All in all, Glory seem ready to kick off the new A-League season in style.

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History of Perth Glory

Founded in 1995, Perth Glory is one of the clubs that survived from the now-defunct NSL and joined the A-League for its inaugural season. They won one premiership and have appeared in two grand finals. The club has also made a strong impression in the FFA Cup, reaching the final in both 2014 and 2015, but losing on both occasions.

2018 saw the arrival of Asian Champions League-winning coach Tony Popovic, along with a host of new playing recruits, which led to the team's most successful campaign to date. Glory's home ground is Perth Oval and the team's main supporter group is known as The Shed.

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How to watch Perth Glory live

Fans can watch Perth Glory's first 2019/20 A-League game on 13 October, against Brisbane Roar. The match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports. Their Round 2 encounter with Western United, scheduled for 19 October, will be broadcast on both Fox Sports and ABC.

After that, fans will be able to follow Perth Glory live on Fox Sports or on free-to-air TV when applicable. ABC is set to broadcast one A-League Saturday game live, as well as offer delayed broadcasts of one elimination final, one semi-final and the 2020 Grand Final. Meanwhile, Fox Sports will show all A-League fixtures live.

However, as far as the most convenient way to stay up-to-date with the A-League is concerned, that would be Kayo Sports. The streaming platform will broadcast all fixtures via the Internet. You can watch on your laptop, on the big screen or on your mobile device when on the go. A Basic subscription to Kayo Sports costs $25/month and lets you stream on two screens at the same time, while a Premium subscription supports three simultaneous streams for $35/month. Either way, new users get a 14-day free trial.

Besides football, Kayo Sports offers coverage of over 50 sports, live and on demand. It also boasts plenty of features that make sports streaming a breeze. You can watch up to four videos on the same screen with SplitView, which means that you don't have to miss out when sporting events you're interested in are scheduled at the same time. If you're in a rush, you can enjoy a Kayo Mini, which is a condensed version of a key match and delivers all the highlights in 20 minutes or less. A-League fixtures will be available both live and on demand, with Kayo Minis handy after a match has ended as well.

Subscribers can access Kayo Sports via web or download the app to a smartphone/tablet. The service is also compatible with Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV and Telstra TV. You can find out more about the platform in our Kayo Sports review.

Alternatively, fans can watch Perth Glory fixtures on Fox Sports as long as they have a Foxtel IQ subscription with the Sport channel pack. If that's the case, you can watch on TV or stream matches to your laptop or mobile device with Foxtel GO. The app is free for all Foxtel subscribers.

You can also follow the A-League with Foxtel Now, as Fox Sports is included in the Sport pack. Or, you can stream matches live with the MyFootball Live App. Check out our A-League viewing guide for more information.

Perth Glory transfers 2019

Notable losses for Perth Glory ahead of the new A-League season include Brendon Santalab, Jacob Italiano, Jason Davidson, Andy Keogh and Shane Lowry. However, there's an infusion of fresh talent as well, especially in the likes of Bruno Fornaroli from Melbourne City and James Meredith from Millwall.

Since we're talking about gains, we should also mention Nicholas D'Agostino, Gregory Wüthrich, Kim Soo-beom, Dane Ingham, Osama Malik, Riley Warland and Jacob Tratt.

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The 2019 Perth Glory squad

Here's the complete Perth Glory squad for the 2019/20 A-League season:

Goalkeepers: Liam Reddy, Tando Velaphi
Defenders: Ivan Franjic, Alex Grant, Dane Ingham, Tomislav Mrcela, Jacob Tratt, Daniel Walsh, James Meredith
Midfielders: Jake Brimmer, Ethan Brooks, Diego Castro, Chris Ikonomidis, Neil Kilkenny, Kim Soo-Beom, Osama Malik, Trent Ostler, Kristian Popovic, Juande, Joshua Rawlins, Brandon Wilson
Forwards: Joel Chianese, Nicholas D'Agostino, Bruno Fornaroli, Chris Harold, Gabriel Popovic

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