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?

Australian top-flight set for a radical overhaul: A-League Men, A-League Women

Australia’s professional football leagues will undergo a major change heading into the 2021-22 season, with the competitions unified under a new “A-Leagues” banner to be formally unveiled by league administrators, the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) on Wednesday. The W-League will become the A-League Women (ALW), while the A-League will officially become known as the A-League … More Australian top-flight set for a radical overhaul: A-League Men, A-League Women

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. … More Fear, loathing and waiting for Western United’s stadium

W-League set to feature Western United, Wellington Phoenix in expanded competition next season

Seeking to capitalise on the “halo effect” of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, ESPN can reveal that Western United and Wellington Phoenix loom as favourites for inclusion in a potential 11-team W-League for the 2021-22 season. Full story published for ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-w-league/story/4427431/w-league-set-to-feature-western-unitedwellington-phoenix-in-expanded-competition-next-season

Melbourne Victory stuck in an existential crisis

The axe falling at the biggest club in the land, Grant Brebner’s exit from Melbourne Victory dominates this week’s ESPN Australian Football Wrap. But beyond that there’s the APL’s plans, the Wanderers and much more. Full story published for ESPN Australia and New Zealand: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league/story/4362836/melbourne-victory-stuck-in-an-existential-crisis

APL confirms plan to expand W-League to ’12, potentially 13′ teams

Australian Professional Leagues commissioner Greg O’Rourke has said that the organisation intends to expand the W-League to “12, potentially 13 clubs,” possibly in time for the 2021-22 season. Full story published for ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-w-league/story/4357064/apl-confirms-plan-to-expand-w-league-to-12potentially-13-teams