Matilda returns but other looks set to head for the exit as Victory travel to face Adelaide

Melbourne Victory boss Jeff Hopkins will welcome Matildas’ midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight for his side’s meeting with Adelaide United and is targeting the return of other key contributors for Thursday’s meeting with Sydney FC but is increasingly resigned to losing on-loan star Alex Chidiac back to NWSL side Racing Louisville before the end of the season. … More Matilda returns but other looks set to head for the exit as Victory travel to face Adelaide

Vidosic backing City’s creativity to flourish against Roar

Despite a frustrating day at the office against Western Sydney Wanderers, Melbourne City interim coach Rado Vidosic will continue to back his top-of-the-table side with the freedom to “express themselves” on the park.  After scoring a combined seven goals in wins over Wellington Phoenix and Western United in the preceding two weeks, a generally free-scoring … More Vidosic backing City’s creativity to flourish against Roar

Victory targeting January reinforcement as D’Agostino eyes European move

Nicholas D’Agostino reportedly on the cusp of a European move and Luis Nani set for an extended period on the sidelines, Melbourne Victory boss Tony Popovic says that the club is looking for January reinforcements to join Bruno Fornaroli and Tomi Juric in its attack. A week on from losing Nani for the rest of … More Victory targeting January reinforcement as D’Agostino eyes European move

Twists, turns, and Tilio: Melbourne City thump Western United to keep on rolling

Sometimes, games of football provide their audiences with very little to remember them by, 90 minutes coming and going with nary an echo left on one’s consciousness. Yet on other occasions, games have so much going on that it’s difficult to determine which of its many narrative threads does merit the most attention in its … More Twists, turns, and Tilio: Melbourne City thump Western United to keep on rolling

Epakis: Glory going “all in” on ALW season

Perth Glory coach Alex Epakis says that his young side will go “all in” on ending the club’s three-year absence from A-League Women’s playoffs across the second half of their campaign.  For the second straight season, Glory was able to come to AAMI Park and take something off two-time defending champions Melbourne Victory on Friday … More Epakis: Glory going “all in” on ALW season

Victory come up blank again as Roar take 1-0 win at AAMI Park

Melbourne Victory’s meeting with Brisbane Roar never shaped as a contest that would offer thrills, spills and chills. Far from it. The league’s third most profligate attack hosting the competition’s most miserly offensive unit, it loomed more as a meeting between the resistible force and the stoppable object.  But perhaps in such circumstances it’s better … More Victory come up blank again as Roar take 1-0 win at AAMI Park

“She’s looking sharp” – City, Matildas set for boost with Vidošić eyeing Holly McNamara return

Melbourne City and the Matildas appear set for a boost in the coming months, with City coach Dario Vidošić signalling his hope that injured attacker Holly McNamara will be soon given the all-clear to return from an ACL injury.  McNamara, 19, emerged as one of the A-League Women’s brightest stars during her first season in … More “She’s looking sharp” – City, Matildas set for boost with Vidošić eyeing Holly McNamara return

Another record down, Maclaren sets sight on Berisha’s ALM goalscoring crown

With yet another A-League Men record broken, Melbourne City striker Jamie Maclaren is setting his sights on the ultimate goalscorer prize the league has to offer: the legendary Besart Berisha’s all-time goalscoring mark.  Maclaren took sole possession of the competition’s consecutive games with a goal mark last week: grabbing a brace in his side’s 3-1 … More Another record down, Maclaren sets sight on Berisha’s ALM goalscoring crown

Victory wary of desperate Glory, history, in ALW

His side may be riding an A-League Women winning streak, but Melbourne Victory boss Jeff Hopkins is wary of both the challenge that a desperate Perth Glory will present his side and that the weight of history that may favour the West Australians in their clash on Friday afternoon.  Lifted by a first-half Alex Chidiac … More Victory wary of desperate Glory, history, in ALW

Popovic confident goals will come for Nani, Victory

Melbourne Victory coach Tony Popovic has backed Portuguese superstar Nani and the rest of his attack to find their form, with the reshuffled lineup he deployed against the Central Coast Mariners declared a “football decision”. Deployed up front alongside Ben Folami, Nani was once again solid without being spectacular in his side’s 2-1 loss to … More Popovic confident goals will come for Nani, Victory