City hit Toure trouble as Reds take the ALM points

Adelaide United young gun Mohamed Toure’s late goal on Tuesday night has lifted his side to a 2-1 win over Melbourne City at AAMI Park and up into third place on the A-League Men table.  Locked at one actual and multiple disallowed goals apiece as the contest entered its final stages, Toure moved rapidly to … More City hit Toure trouble as Reds take the ALM points

Melbourne Victory fined $5k for anti-gay abuse directed at Josh Cavallo

Football Australia is fining Melbourne Victory $5,000 AUD for anti-gay abuse directed at Josh Cavallo by supporters during an A-League Men match earlier this month, as Victory’s investigation closes in on the individuals they believe were responsible. Full story in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/melbourne-victory-ausmelbourne_victory_fc/story/4578872/melbourne-victory-fined-$5k-for-anti-gay-abuse-directed-at-josh-cavallo

Barbieri continuing to lead Melbourne City’s ALW side on and off the park

Just a month shy from her 42nd birthday, Melissa Barbieri is quite used to serving as a dressing room leader and mentor. But when COVID hit Melbourne City’s A-League Women’s change rooms, a different type of leadership was needed from the veteran goalkeeper.  After initially being able to stage a memorable 5-1 win over local … More Barbieri continuing to lead Melbourne City’s ALW side on and off the park

Kicking it at Coopers: Melbourne City ALW coach Rado Vidošić welcomes Coopers Stadium challenge

It’s not often that an opposition coach cheerily embraces the opportunity to take on Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium, but that’s what Melbourne City A-League Women (ALW) coach Rado Vidošić is doing ahead of his side’s clash with the Reds on Saturday. Second on the ALW table heading into the weekend’s action, City notched their … More Kicking it at Coopers: Melbourne City ALW coach Rado Vidošić welcomes Coopers Stadium challenge

Football Australia to consider national bans for Cavallo abusers

Football Australia has not ruled out banning individuals found to have threatened or sent anti-gay slurs to Adelaide United footballer Josh Cavallo from organized football at a national level.  Cavallo, who became the only openly gay top-flight male professional player currently playing in world football when he came out last October, took to his Instagram … More Football Australia to consider national bans for Cavallo abusers

Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo subjected to anti-gay slurs

Josh Cavallo, the only openly gay top-flight male professional player currently playing in world football, has declared that “hate will never win” after he was the target of anti-gay slurs during Adelaide United’s 1-1 draw with Melbourne Victory on Saturday. Full story published in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/adelaide-united-ausadelaide_united_fc/story/4565501/adelaide-uniteds-josh-cavallo-subjected-to-anti-gay-slurs

Victory and Adelaide share spoils after explosive conclusion to latest Original Rivalry clash

Inevitably across the length of a footballing season, you’re going to get the odd lemon here or there; a game that begins to feel more and more like a chore to watch as it progresses and in which, if you’re not viewing out of obligation, makes you wonder why you’re still there as the minutes … More Victory and Adelaide share spoils after explosive conclusion to latest Original Rivalry 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 … More Popovic: Melbourne Victory’s intangible strength growing

After a week of COVID disruptions, Western United delivers the Pain to Adelaide United.

If nothing else, Western United is consistent. Despite losing three players to positive COVID tests and having their preparations sent into chaos, John Aloisi’s side was on the right side of a 1-0 scoreline for the fourth straight week against Adelaide United on Friday evening; temporarily going back to the top of the A-League Men … More After a week of COVID disruptions, Western United delivers the Pain to Adelaide United.

Aloisi: Western United prepared ready for ‘inevitable’ COVID case

Western United coach John Aloisi says that a COVID case in his team won’t disrupt their preparations for Friday evening’s clash with Adelaide United, having spent the pre-season preparing for a positive test to pop up in the group. Western became one of a growing number of Australian sporting teams to report a positive COVID … More Aloisi: Western United prepared ready for ‘inevitable’ COVID case