“I understand the fans and agree” – Popovic backs fan anger over A-Leagues grand final controversy

By Joey Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Tony Popovic has backed supporter anger over the A-Leagues’ decision to stage its next three grand finals in Sydney, saying that he “understands” plans to walk out of this weekend’s Melbourne Derby in protest of the decision and that he hopes the move can be reversed.  Controversy and fan … More “I understand the fans and agree” – Popovic backs fan anger over A-Leagues grand final controversy

Four years on, Maclaren feeling “more valued” heading into Socceroos’ World Cup tilt

As he seeks to put the final flourishes on his case for Qatar, Melbourne City striker Jamie Maclaren says that he feels like a more “more valued” of the Socceroos squad coming to the end of the 2022 World Cup cycle.  What a difference four years can make. Despite a strong run of form at … More Four years on, Maclaren feeling “more valued” heading into Socceroos’ World Cup tilt

Despite COVID chaos, “five-star” Hannah Wilkinson lifts Melbourne City to thumping win over Melbourne Victory 

Despite their preparation being thrown into chaos by a positive rapid COVID test, Melbourne City put the A-League Women’s (ALW) defending champions to the sword on Sunday afternoon: running out 5-1 winners over Melbourne Victory.  Going second after a performance that simultaneously served to bolster their title credentials and raise further questions about a Kayla … More Despite COVID chaos, “five-star” Hannah Wilkinson lifts Melbourne City to thumping win over Melbourne Victory 

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

236 days after Kyra Cooney-Cross stunned Sydney FC with a last gasp olimpico to secure Melbourne Victory the 2021-22 W-League crown, Australia’s premier women’s football competition returns on Friday night with a historic first: expansion side Wellington Phoenix playing the first competitive fixture of their existence against Western Sydney Wanderers in Wollongong. Full story published … More A-League Women Season Preview 2021-22: New signings, key players, ones to watch

A-League Men set to start ‘new era,’ but will this one stick?

“Another new era for the game?” Delivered through a grin, leave it to Ange Postecoglou to keep an eye on the bigger picture. Once again, Australian football is being touted as entering a brave new epoch as the 2021-22 A-League Men season dawns, alongside an A-League Women campaign that will begin on Dec. 3. Yes, … More A-League Men set to start ‘new era,’ but will this one stick?

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

Josh Cavallo: Coming out as gay has ‘taken me to a new level’

On Wednesday, Josh Cavallo was briefly the biggest player in world football. With a message posted across his and his Australian A-League Men club’s social media channels, the 21-year-old Adelaide United utility altered the landscape of football around the globe with one simple sentence: “I am proud to publicly announce that I am gay.” Full … More Josh Cavallo: Coming out as gay has ‘taken me to a new level’