Nike F.C. Cup Grand Final Preview: South Melbourne FC v Calder United SC

Thanks to the effects of COVID lockdowns, match suspensions and the eventual cancellation of the 2021 campaign no Community Shield, Premiers’ Plate, or Victorian Championship has been awarded across the 12 months – leaving the 2021 Nike FC Cup as the lone opportunity for Victorian sides to add something to the honour board in what … Continue reading Nike F.C. Cup Grand Final Preview: South Melbourne FC v Calder United SC

Dockerty Cup Grand Final Preview: Hume City FC vs Avondale FC

After a year like no other (or at least a year like none other than maybe 2020), the 2021 Victorian men’s football season will reach its conclusion on Sunday afternoon: Hume City taking on Avondale FC at CB Smith Reserve for the right to call themselves champions in the Dockerty Cup’s 113th year. Full story … Continue reading Dockerty Cup Grand Final Preview: Hume City FC vs Avondale FC

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

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

Football Australia exploring means of supporting pandemic-affected FFA Cup clubs

Football Australia has confirmed it is exploring methods of supporting NPL clubs affected by delays to their Round of 32 FFA Cup Fixtures with minimum roster requirements and competitiveness.  Football Australia, in the wake of the successful staging of Round of 32 FFA Cup contests across West Australia, South Australia and Queensland, undertook a select … Continue reading Football Australia exploring means of supporting pandemic-affected FFA Cup clubs