A-League Men Season Preview 2021-22: New signings, key players, ones to watch

The football world's longest offseason is finally at an end and, with a new name in tow, the A-League Men competition is back, kicking off on Friday as defending champions Melbourne City take on Brisbane Roar. Full story, published alongside Ante Jukic, in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league-men/story/4521891/a-league-men-season-preview-2021-22-new-signingskey-playersones-to-watch

“I’m not perfect, never claimed to be…” – Kisnorbo keeping a singular focus ahead of A-League Men season

Melbourne City might have 11 targets painted on their back as the 2021-22 season prepares to commence, but Patrick Kisnorbo and his side don't care to look back and check. It being the opening week of the A-League Men competition, that inevitably means that the previews are coming thick and fast and, while there is … Continue reading “I’m not perfect, never claimed to be…” – Kisnorbo keeping a singular focus ahead of A-League Men season

FA CEO James Johnson outlines the roadmap to promotion and relegation in Australia

James Johnson has confirmed that Football Australia has settled on two models for a national second tier, and the federation now is in the final process of determining the shape of the next significant chapter in Australian football. Full story on ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league-men/story/4521449/fa-ceo-james-johnson-outlines-the-roadmap-to-promotion-and-relegation-in-australia

Drama, brilliance, and calamity as Prijović helps Western United down Newcastle in FFA Cup

It wouldn’t be Australian football if it marked a historic occasion without adding in equal amounts controversy, brilliance, and downright insanity.  After Lachlan Wales opener had been cancelled out by Daniel dos Santos Penha’s sumptuous second-half free-kick, Aleksandar Prijović’s 79th-minute goal consigned Newcastle Jets to the unwanted title of the first A-League Men’s side in … Continue reading Drama, brilliance, and calamity as Prijović helps Western United down Newcastle in FFA Cup

City take the win, South take the pride from FFA Cup

In reality, Melbourne City's win over South Melbourne at Lakeside Stadium on Friday night -- 3-0 thanks to a brace from Scott Galloway and goal from Connor Metcalfe -- was never really in doubt. Heading to Albert Park as belligerents for the first time in their existence, Melbourne City represents everything that the National Premier … Continue reading City take the win, South take the pride from FFA Cup

“I owe a lot to them” — City coach Kisnorbo looking forward to going back where it all began against South Melbourne

Kisnorbo (in white) in National Soccer League action for South MelbourneImage Credit: South Melbourne He's long progressed past the point of needing to catch the tram down, but Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo is relishing the chance to return to the place where his professional career began when he leads his side against South Melbourne … Continue reading “I owe a lot to them” — City coach Kisnorbo looking forward to going back where it all began against South Melbourne

Victory to add Joe Palatsides as Head of Academy

November 10 Update: Melbourne Victory has confirmed the appointment of Joe Palatsides as Head of Academy: https://twitter.com/gomvfc/status/1458210686627057665?s=20 Original Story Published on November 9: Melbourne Victory’s rebuild has added another key piece, with youth guru Joe Palatsides set to be unveiled as the fallen A-League Men giant’s new Head of Academy.  At a press conference on … Continue reading Victory to add Joe Palatsides as Head of Academy

As borders re-open, Jamie Maclaren would “love” a Socceroo return

As Australia opens its borders to the world and the Socceroos prepare to end a 763 absence from home, Melbourne City striker and reigning A-League Men Golden Boot winner Jamie Maclaren says he would “love” to get the chance to represent his nation once again. Following the successful staging of two friendlies between the Matildas … Continue reading As borders re-open, Jamie Maclaren would “love” a Socceroo return

John Aloisi making some big changes at Western United

The 2021-22 campaign is set to be a big one for Western United -- both figuratively and literally.  Highlighted by the departure of foundation head coach Marko Rudan just days after its commencement, United has have experienced a tumultuous offseason; welcoming John Aloisi as its new gaffer, moving from its original training base at City … Continue reading John Aloisi making some big changes at Western United