Western United and Melbourne City prepare for colossal derby clash

Both Western United and Melbourne City are expecting reinforcements for their top-of-the-table, immovable object meets an irresistible force battle on Saturday, but still might be missing two of their biggest weapons.  Though his chances of playing in the subsequent fixture against Sydney FC are good, United coach John Aloisi confirmed on Friday that Italian star … Continue reading Western United and Melbourne City prepare for colossal derby clash

Popovic: Melbourne Victory’s intangible strength growing

After coming from behind to claim a second-straight road win over bitter rivals Adelaide United, Melbourne Victory coach Tony Popovic believes the character of his group is strengthening.  Almost two months after the Popovic-era properly commenced at Victory and life is going pretty well for the four-time A-League Men (ALM) champions. Top of the table … Continue reading Popovic: Melbourne Victory’s intangible strength growing

Melbourne Victory go top after seeing off depleted Western United

Melbourne Victory has vaulted to the top of the A-League Men table after defeating a Western United outfit heavily depleted by COVID-19 protocols 3-1 at AAMI Park on Sunday evening. Coming into the game off the back of a pulsating 2-2 draw with their other Victorian rivals in Melbourne City, Victory rode goals from Jason … Continue reading Melbourne Victory go top after seeing off depleted Western United

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

Fear, loathing and waiting for Western United’s stadium

Last week, A-League club Western United made two announcements that were simultaneously unrelated and intrinsically tied. The latter of the two represented a club attempting to find a "least bad" option available that, nonetheless, kicked off a firestorm. The former, in hindsight, served as a reminder that the coming controversy was entirely of United's creation. … Continue reading Fear, loathing and waiting for Western United’s stadium

A-League chaos: South Melbourne seek to block Western United from using Lakeside Stadium

The A-League's fixture list has been thrown into chaos after former NSL powers South Melbourne declared an intent to block Western United from staging fixtures at Lakeside Stadium. Full story in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league/story/4482125/a-league-chaos-south-melbourne-seek-to-block-western-united-from-using-lakeside-stadium

Soil set to be turned at site of Western United’s proposed stadium

A small, but tangible, step on the road to Western United’s elusive stadium apears set to be made next month, with the announcement that early works on the proposed venue’s site are set to commence.  In a Wednesday afternoon release, Western Melbourne Group (WMG) -- United's parent company -- announced that construction of haul roads … Continue reading Soil set to be turned at site of Western United’s proposed stadium