“They’ll be looking for someone that’s outside of the club” – Kean rules self out of contention for Victory job

Melbourne Victory interim coach Steve Kean is well aware that his time at the helm of the fallen A-League giants is to be a short-term one.  Appointed as caretaker after Victory dismissed Grant Brebner following a 7-0 drubbing at the hands of rivals Melbourne City last Saturday, Kean will take the reigns for the first … Continue reading “They’ll be looking for someone that’s outside of the club” – Kean rules self out of contention for Victory job

Brebner’s Bravehearts: Victory coach wants courage in Melbourne Derby

Melbourne Victory coach Grant Brebner wants his side to be brave, confident, and embrace the risks associated with playing well when his side faces Melbourne City in the second Melbourne Derby of the season this Saturday evening.  Victory recorded their first win since a February 24, 2-0 win over Wellington Phoenix when they downed Newcastle … Continue reading Brebner’s Bravehearts: Victory coach wants courage in Melbourne Derby

‘Put the phone down’ – Victory keen to control dark side of social media

Full story first published for SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/put-the-phone-down-victory-keen-to-control-dark-side-of-social-media Melbourne Victory coach Grant Brebner, goalkeeper Matt Acton and defender Storm Roux have described how those at the club have sought to approach social media during the club’s poor run of form - especially when the ‘feedback’ crosses the line. Despite grounding Newcastle Jets last … Continue reading ‘Put the phone down’ – Victory keen to control dark side of social media

Where does Melbourne Victory go following their ‘season-defining’ run?

Needless to say, this past month hasn’t gone the way that Melbourne Victory coach Grant Brebner envisioned it.   On a sunny afternoon in late February, still smarting from an embarrassing 5-2 defeat to Brisbane Roar and a bruising 2-0 loss to Western Sydney Wanderers, the Victory coach fronted the media ahead of Newcastle Jets visit … Continue reading Where does Melbourne Victory go following their ‘season-defining’ run?

Jean-Paul de Marigny returns to Melbourne as Victory attempt to salvage season

Melbourne Victory boss Grant Brebner has dipped into his club’s celebrated past as he seeks to turn around its fortunes; adding championship-winning assistant and former Western Sydney Wanderers coach Jean-Paul de Marigny to his staff.  A seven-time Socceroo, de Marigny returns to AAMI Park for what will be his third stint as an assistant with … Continue reading Jean-Paul de Marigny returns to Melbourne as Victory attempt to salvage season

Identity Games: Is 2020-21 the year that Melbourne City overhauls Melbourne Victory?

Full story first published in SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/identity-games-is-2020-21-the-year-that-melbourne-city-overhauls-melbourne-victory Set to write its latest chapter at Marvel Stadium this Saturday evening, the derby between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City is, ostensibly, the oldest between two residents of a major metropolitan city in the A-League. Yet despite its head start and Melbourne’s self-styled reputation as … Continue reading Identity Games: Is 2020-21 the year that Melbourne City overhauls Melbourne Victory?

Brebner: Victory fans ‘justified’ in their boos

Full story published in SBS’ The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/brebner-victory-fans-justified-in-their-boos The weight of another defeat evident on his shoulders, Melbourne Victory coach Grant Brebner has promised some “tough, hard conversations” with his playing group following his side’s 1-0 loss to Newcastle Jets and admitted that, at the moment, Victory fans were “justified” in their frustrated boos. Pockets … Continue reading Brebner: Victory fans ‘justified’ in their boos

Five games to salvage a season? Melbourne Victory face a 2020-21-defining A-League run

Can five games make or break a season? Especially this early in the campaign? Grant Brebner and his Melbourne Victory squad might be about to find out.    After three consecutive road fixtures -- which yielded just a single point -- Victory welcomes Newcastle Jets to AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon, before subsequently facing 11th-placed Wellington … Continue reading Five games to salvage a season? Melbourne Victory face a 2020-21-defining A-League run