And then there were two. 174 days after the 2020-21 A-League season began, we find ourselves right back where we were last year: Melbourne City and Sydney FC set to battle for the title of Australian champions. Beyond that, Staj has left the Mariners, Arnie issues a plea and coaches are on the move. Full … Continue reading Melbourne City, Sydney FC to square off in fitting A-League Grand Final
Teasing more to say on it at a later date, Melbourne City captain Scott Jamieson says his side is adopting an ‘anyone, anywhere, anytime’ mindset after the “utterly disappointing” decision to move their semifinal to Sydney. Initially set to host Sunday’s semifinal against Macarthur FC at AAMI Park, 2020-21 Premiers City will now be forced … Continue reading ‘Anyone, Anywhere and Anytime’ – Frustrated City look to refocus ahead of relocated semifinal
Engaging in what he’s described as the most aggressive rehab protocol in his career, Melbourne City attacker Andrew Nabbout is targeting a return to football for the A-League finals -- if not sooner. After playing a key role in the club’s barnstorming march to a maiden A-League premiership -- City losing just a single game … Continue reading Aggressively rehabbing Nabbout targets early return.
After losing some of his biggest stars to international duty, Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo is keeping the bigger, finals-shaped picture in mind as he prepares for his side’s final two regular-season games. Sunday’s clash with Melbourne Victory will mark the first in which City is without the services of striker Jamie Maclaren, midfielder Connor … Continue reading Socceroo stars absent, Melbourne City adopting “broader picture” thinking
Full story first published in SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/rudan-s-secret-weapon-set-to-fuel-western-united-s-finals-push Regulation as their win on Monday evening might have been, Western United coach Mark Rudan’s deployment of a brand new defensive front against the Newcastle Jets has added a new dimension to the A-League side's run to the finals. Rudan has deployed a five-player defensive … Continue reading Rudan’s secret weapon set to fuel Western United’s finals push