Victory confident of avoiding FFA Cup hangover against Phoenix

Melbourne Victory certainly enjoyed winning their first trophy since the Heist in the Hunter on Saturday evening, but coach Tony Popovic says not to expect any sort of hangover in their A-League Men (ALM) clash with Wellington Phoenix on Wednesday evening.  Golazos from Jason Davidson and Chris Ikonomidis lifted Victory to their second FFA Cup … Continue reading Victory confident of avoiding FFA Cup hangover against Phoenix

Nigro embracing opportunities to play with Victory set to rotate squad for FFA Cup

Melbourne Victory defender Stefan Nigro isn’t quite sure what to expect from Perth Glory in their FFA Cup meeting on Wednesday evening, but he’s nonetheless embracing an opportunity to state his case for more minutes in a competitive hitout.  Victory’s Tony Popovic-era got off to a winning start on Saturday evening; downing Western United 1-0 … Continue reading Nigro embracing opportunities to play with Victory set to rotate squad for FFA Cup

FA CEO James Johnson outlines the roadmap to promotion and relegation in Australia

James Johnson has confirmed that Football Australia has settled on two models for a national second tier, and the federation now is in the final process of determining the shape of the next significant chapter in Australian football. Full story on ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league-men/story/4521449/fa-ceo-james-johnson-outlines-the-roadmap-to-promotion-and-relegation-in-australia

Drama, brilliance, and calamity as Prijović helps Western United down Newcastle in FFA Cup

It wouldn’t be Australian football if it marked a historic occasion without adding in equal amounts controversy, brilliance, and downright insanity.  After Lachlan Wales opener had been cancelled out by Daniel dos Santos Penha’s sumptuous second-half free-kick, Aleksandar Prijović’s 79th-minute goal consigned Newcastle Jets to the unwanted title of the first A-League Men’s side in … Continue reading Drama, brilliance, and calamity as Prijović helps Western United down Newcastle in FFA Cup

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 … Continue reading City take the win, South take the pride from FFA Cup

“I owe a lot to them” — City coach Kisnorbo looking forward to going back where it all began against South Melbourne

Kisnorbo (in white) in National Soccer League action for South MelbourneImage Credit: South Melbourne He's long progressed past the point of needing to catch the tram down, but Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo is relishing the chance to return to the place where his professional career began when he leads his side against South Melbourne … Continue reading “I owe a lot to them” — City coach Kisnorbo looking forward to going back where it all began against South Melbourne

Football Australia exploring means of supporting pandemic-affected FFA Cup clubs

Football Australia has confirmed it is exploring methods of supporting NPL clubs affected by delays to their Round of 32 FFA Cup Fixtures with minimum roster requirements and competitiveness.  Football Australia, in the wake of the successful staging of Round of 32 FFA Cup contests across West Australia, South Australia and Queensland, undertook a select … Continue reading Football Australia exploring means of supporting pandemic-affected FFA Cup clubs