How two former tormentors helped Melbourne City land Valon Berisha

Friends with Erling Haaland and a former teammate of Sadio Mane, new Melbourne City arrival Valon Berisha certainly isn’t lacking in high-profile connections. But it’s two former Melbourne Victory legends that City might have to thank for landing him.  First reported by French publication L'Équipe, City on Wednesday afternoon confirmed the arrival of Kosovan international … Continue reading How two former tormentors helped Melbourne City land Valon Berisha

Record-setting Besart Berisha’s favourite goal from his ‘seven-month’ A-League stay

Full stort published in SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/record-setting-besart-berisha-s-favourite-goal-from-his-seven-month-a-league-stay A decade on from signing with Brisbane Roar for a “seven-month” stay, Besart Berisha further etched himself in the local game’s history on Saturday by becoming the second all-time highest scorer in Australian national league history - and there’s one goal that immediately jumps out to … Continue reading Record-setting Besart Berisha’s favourite goal from his ‘seven-month’ A-League stay

How the A-League’s goalscoring king would find Australia’s next great number nine

Full story first published for SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/how-the-a-league-s-goalscoring-king-would-find-australia-s-next-great-number-nine A greater emphasis on individual striking work during youth development and the introduction of a national second division are key in Australia finding its next great number nine, according to the A-League’s greatest-ever goalscorer. Fully fit after carrying soreness into his side’s season-opening draw with … Continue reading How the A-League’s goalscoring king would find Australia’s next great number nine