One week after putting Melbourne Victory’s hope of playing finals football on life support, Western United will look to continue their own unlikely playoff resuscitation at the expense of another this week when they travel to Queensland to take on Brisbane Roar. But they know their foes won’t go quietly. Goals from strike duo Noah … More Beware of wounded lions; John Aloisi wary of desperate Brisbane Roar
Melbourne Victory’s A-League Men supporters are not happy this season. You can’t blame them, either, with their side rapidly sliding towards a second wooden spoon in three seasons. But for those entrusted with turning things around, that sense of expectation and pressure associated with playing in front of one of the league’s biggest fanbases is … More As season ticks away, Victory seek response against Mariners
Tony Popovic and his squad are under no illusions that their current position on the A-League Men (ALM) table is “not good enough” heading into the season’s final weeks, especially given the expectations of the club and its fanbase. After green shoots had begun to emerge across a month in which they took seven points … More Victory still believing as pressure mounts over “not good enough” campaign
Despite being the defending champions of the A-League Men, Western United’s existence as a footballing entity can still be said to be a work in progress. Silverware on the park is one thing, but there’s so much more that goes into transitioning from an idea to something resembling a club on and off the field. … More United, Alosi and the intertwining journey they are on.
Rai Marchan’s return and Jake Brimmer’s injury have added new selection headaches for Melbourne Victory coach Tony Popovic ahead of this weekend’s potentially season-defining Big Blue against Sydney, but one thing is less clouded: he believes Victory remains the A-Leagues’ biggest club. Brimmer had successful surgery on Thursday after suffering a tear to the meniscus … More Marchan returns as Victory looks to make an on-pitch statement against Sydney FC
For Noah Botić, the football pitch is a place where he can be himself, a place where he doesn’t have to worry about the expectations heaped on his young career and he can just be himself. But even with him beginning to find his goalscoring touch and see the field more regularly, Western United coach … More Nobody else, just the next Noah Botić – striker finding his feet at Western United
Melbourne Victory’s hopes of staging an upset in Saturday night’s Melbourne Derby appear set to receive a boost; injured goalkeeper Paul Izzo nearing a return and new signing Fernando Romero potentially taking up a position on the bench. The good vibes from Victory’s 3-1 win over Wellington were quickly spoiled against the Newcastle Jets last … More Victory ready to reinforce and keep their season alive against City
Melbourne City coach Rado Vidošić admits that the abandoned Christmas Derby has been the subject of discussion during the lead into this Saturday’s meeting with Melbourne Victory. But just the first 22 minutes. None of the nonsense that followed that. City and Victory will meet at AAMI Park on Saturday evening for the first time … More City looking to keep clicking into place at the expense of cross-town foes
The 41st iteration of the A-League Men’s Melbourne Derby set to once again take centre stage, Melbourne City attacker Valon Berisha and newly-signed Melbourne Victory defender Damien Da Silva hope the occasion will be a smashing occasion – for all the right reasons. Observed in a purely footballing vacuum, Saturday evening’s fixture between Melbourne’s two … More “They want to smash us, we want to smash them!” – Does a smashing Melbourne Derby await? Who is watching for it?
Having made Melbourne City his home, Rado Vidošić had no hesitation in accepting the offer to become the defending premiers’ permanent coach, the veteran eager to bring to bear the lessons and influences gleaned over a long career in the A-Leagues to the job. After initially being appointed on an interim basis following Patrick Kisnorbo’s … More City job a “no-brainer” for the Postecoglou-, Mombaerts-, Arnold-influenced Vidošić