Battle-hardened City ready for Sydney FC ALW test

Melbourne City A-League Women coach Rado Vidošić believes that his side’s challenging slate of opening fixtures will place them in good stead to challenge high-powered Sydney FC. Initially scheduled to take place in Melbourne on Sunday, an Australian Open-driven dearth of personnel to broadcast the contest forced the relocation of the 2019-20 Grand Final re-match … Continue reading Battle-hardened City ready for Sydney FC ALW test

Singing as they go, Western United ready for ‘Nix road trip

Almost a month after their last A-League Men (ALM) match, third-placed Western United hold no reservations about heading out interstate to finally resume their season when they take on Wellington Phoenix on Friday evening. In fact, they're making a song and dance about it. After initially being able to soldier on and complete games against … Continue reading Singing as they go, Western United ready for ‘Nix road trip

Barbieri continuing to lead Melbourne City’s ALW side on and off the park

Just a month shy from her 42nd birthday, Melissa Barbieri is quite used to serving as a dressing room leader and mentor. But when COVID hit Melbourne City’s A-League Women’s change rooms, a different type of leadership was needed from the veteran goalkeeper.  After initially being able to stage a memorable 5-1 win over local … Continue reading Barbieri continuing to lead Melbourne City’s ALW side on and off the park

Hopkins urges Victory ALW side to seize their opportunities ahead of Wanderer visit

Melbourne Victory A-League Women (ALW) coach Jeff Hopkins is backing his youngsters to step up and fill the void left by the departure of Lynn Williams and his Matildas' cohort for the club's suddenly crucial fixture against Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday afternoon. Two losses on the bounce – the first a 5-1 humiliation at … Continue reading Hopkins urges Victory ALW side to seize their opportunities ahead of Wanderer visit

City confronting ALM fixture crunch as more players test positive

Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo has acknowledged fixture congestion looms as a significant issue for his side after four more City players contracted COVID-19 this week. Ten days on from revealing that all but five members of his squad had contracted the coronavirus – forcing the postponement of an FFA Cup and A-League Men fixture … Continue reading City confronting ALM fixture crunch as more players test positive

Kicking it at Coopers: Melbourne City ALW coach Rado Vidošić welcomes Coopers Stadium challenge

It’s not often that an opposition coach cheerily embraces the opportunity to take on Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium, but that's what Melbourne City A-League Women (ALW) coach Rado Vidošić is doing ahead of his side's clash with the Reds on Saturday. Second on the ALW table heading into the weekend’s action, City notched their … Continue reading Kicking it at Coopers: Melbourne City ALW coach Rado Vidošić welcomes Coopers Stadium challenge

Football Australia to consider national bans for Cavallo abusers

Football Australia has not ruled out banning individuals found to have threatened or sent anti-gay slurs to Adelaide United footballer Josh Cavallo from organized football at a national level.  Cavallo, who became the only openly gay top-flight male professional player currently playing in world football when he came out last October, took to his Instagram … Continue reading Football Australia to consider national bans for Cavallo abusers

Wanderers show signs of life in ALM draw with City

Maybe there’s life in Western Sydney Wanderers yet.  Despite coming into Sunday afternoon’s clash with Melbourne City as the A-League Men’s designated club in crisis, the representatives of Sydney's west produced their best performance of the 2021-22 campaign to force a 3-3 draw with the defending champions at AAMI Park.  In doing so, not only … Continue reading Wanderers show signs of life in ALM draw with City