Brimmer blast puts Victory on cusp of ALM grand final

 A bolt from the (navy) blue from Jake Brimmer has handed Melbourne Victory the ascendency in their semifinal tie with Western United, as Tony Popovic’s side ran out 1-0 winners in the tie’s first leg at AAMI Park on Tuesday evening.  In the right place at the time to meet Jamie Young’s attempt to punch … Continue reading Brimmer blast puts Victory on cusp of ALM grand final

“It was like a Gordon Banks save, wasn’t it?” – High praise for Western United match-winner Jamie Young

If finals football is about moments, a singular point in a game when the victor and the vanquished are decided, then Western United keeper Jamie Young put in a famous A-League Men’s finals performance against Wellington Phoenix on Saturday evening.  Untied’s custodian produced a series of stunning saves to keep Phoenix at bay over the … Continue reading “It was like a Gordon Banks save, wasn’t it?” – High praise for Western United match-winner Jamie Young

Talay targeting goalscorer, normality, in 2022-23

After two years, Wellington Phoenix’s life out of a suitcase is finally, mercifully, coming to an end. But coach Ufuk Talay already has one eye on what lies ahead for his side in 2022-23.  Phoenix’s 2021-22 season was ended by rivals Western United on Friday evening; Aleksander Prijovic’s 10th-minute strike enough to see his side … Continue reading Talay targeting goalscorer, normality, in 2022-23

Young Hearts: Jamie Young lifts Western United to elimination final win

It couldn’t have been by any other scoreline, could it? Western United booked their place in a two-legged semifinal with Melbourne Victory on Saturday evening after downing Wellington Phoenix 1-0 at AAMI Park on Saturday evening.  It was the eighth time this season that John Aloisi’s side had won by the slimmest of margins. In … Continue reading Young Hearts: Jamie Young lifts Western United to elimination final win

Melbourne City are A-League Men premiers again but they’ve lost air of invincibility going into playoffs

It may have come under some of the most unusual circumstances under which a team has ever had to win their league but, in the end, it was an outcome that carried a distinct air of familiarity and expectation. Once again, Melbourne City are the premiers of the A-League Men. Full story for ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league-men/story/4662127/melbourne-city-are-a-league-men-premiers-again-but-theyve-lost-air-of-invincibility-going-into-playoffs