“I think it’s sad for the game” – Mariners left bewildered after VAR-influenced defeat

Central Coast Mariners’ coach Nick Montgomery has expressed his bewilderment with two controversial VAR rulings that marred his side’s 3-2 loss to Melbourne City on Tuesday evening.  Up 1-0 thanks to Beni Nkololo’s goal with seconds remaining in first-half regulation, the Mariners were pegged back by City in injury time after Jamie Maclaren fired home … Continue reading “I think it’s sad for the game” – Mariners left bewildered after VAR-influenced defeat

Drama reigns as Melbourne City return to top of ALM

Melbourne City has, temporarily at least, gone back to the top of the A-League Men table after recording a 3-2 win over Central Coast Mariners on Tuesday evening, although it wasn’t a triumph without its controversies. Down 1-0 after Béni Nkololo had put the Mariners ahead, City was able to drag the game back to … Continue reading Drama reigns as Melbourne City return to top of ALM

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

The football world's longest offseason is finally at an end and, with a new name in tow, the A-League Men competition is back, kicking off on Friday as defending champions Melbourne City take on Brisbane Roar. Full story, published alongside Ante Jukic, in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league-men/story/4521891/a-league-men-season-preview-2021-22-new-signingskey-playersones-to-watch

Melbourne City, Sydney FC to square off in fitting A-League Grand Final

And then there were two. 174 days after the 2020-21 A-League season began, we find ourselves right back where we were last year: Melbourne City and Sydney FC set to battle for the title of Australian champions. Beyond that, Staj has left the Mariners, Arnie issues a plea and coaches are on the move. Full … Continue reading Melbourne City, Sydney FC to square off in fitting A-League Grand Final

Crystal Palace’s Jay Rich-Baghuelou impresses ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Matildas, Socceroos, Mariners, Olyroos and much more. It's a busy time in football in Australia and around the globe, and the ESPN Australia and New Zealand wrap is here to keep you up to speed. Full story published in ESPN Australia and New Zealand: https://www.espn.com.au/football/crystal-palace/story/4409003/crystal-palaces-jay-rich-baghuelou-impresses-ahead-of-tokyo-olympics