Four years on, Maclaren feeling “more valued” heading into Socceroos’ World Cup tilt

As he seeks to put the final flourishes on his case for Qatar, Melbourne City striker Jamie Maclaren says that he feels like a more “more valued” of the Socceroos squad coming to the end of the 2022 World Cup cycle.  What a difference four years can make. Despite a strong run of form at … More Four years on, Maclaren feeling “more valued” heading into Socceroos’ World Cup tilt

“We’ve copped it from the boss” – Victory looking to bring the aggression to Melbourne Derby

After ‘copping it’ from coach Tony Popovic following their defeat to Western Sydney Wanderers, Nick D’Agostino and Melbourne Victory will look to bring a heightened level of aggression into the season’s first Melbourne Derby this weekend.  Despite riding a wave of momentum after a round one win over bitter foes Sydney FC and being lifted … More “We’ve copped it from the boss” – Victory looking to bring the aggression to Melbourne Derby

“It’s a great achievement” – Maclaren prepares to raise the bat after 100 games at City

Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo has praised the consistency and work ethic of Jamie Maclaren as the striker prepares to celebrate a century of games for the club.  Maclaren will become just the fourth player in City/Melbourne Heart history to reach 100 games in their colours when he runs out against Brisbane Roar on Friday … More “It’s a great achievement” – Maclaren prepares to raise the bat after 100 games at City

City tackling the COVID unknown ahead of Wanderers’ visit

Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo says he is taking it day by day in his efforts to ease his COVID hit side back into the swing of A-League Men (ALM) action against Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday evening. After being forced to postpone an FFA Cup and ALM fixture across the Christmas period due to … More City tackling the COVID unknown ahead of Wanderers’ visit

As borders re-open, Jamie Maclaren would “love” a Socceroo return

As Australia opens its borders to the world and the Socceroos prepare to end a 763 absence from home, Melbourne City striker and reigning A-League Men Golden Boot winner Jamie Maclaren says he would “love” to get the chance to represent his nation once again. Following the successful staging of two friendlies between the Matildas … More As borders re-open, Jamie Maclaren would “love” a Socceroo return

City seek a title seven-years in the making

The 2020-21 A-League Grand Final just hours away, Melbourne City’s players will head to AAMI Park this afternoon not just seeking a maiden championship but also to finally fulfil the promise that accompanied the arrival of City Football Group (CFG).  Placed behind the eight-ball by the league’s insistence on giving its founding clubs five years … More City seek a title seven-years in the making

“They’re all places that sound good on paper” — Why Jamie Maclaren stuck with Melbourne City

Jamie Maclaren says that the high-end Socceroo talent that Melbourne City has banked played a big role in re-signing with the A-League premiers and that when it comes to international moves, the grass isn’t always greener.  City announced that Melbourne-born Maclaren had added an extra two years onto the one year he had remaining on … More “They’re all places that sound good on paper” — Why Jamie Maclaren stuck with Melbourne City

Captain Fantastic: Rare Jamieson goal highlights regulation City win

Not every triumph across a premiership winning season is going to be a comprehensive thrashing. Across the length and breadth of a campaign – even one as short as the A-League – premierships hopefuls will inevitably be forced to grind down an opposition determined not to become yet another highlight on a trophy winning season. It’s … More Captain Fantastic: Rare Jamieson goal highlights regulation City win

In-form City flying under the radar might be a blessing for Kisnorbo

Full story first published in SBS’ The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/in-form-city-flying-under-the-radar-might-be-a-blessing-for-kisnorbo Melbourne Victory’s troubles might have made his side largely anonymous this week, but Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo isn’t complaining about it. In fact, with his striker Jamie Maclaren in career-best form, the inconspicuousness might be a blessing in disguise. Though their ten-man opposition undoubtedly … More In-form City flying under the radar might be a blessing for Kisnorbo

Inversion Therapy – City’s fullbacks loom as potential Melbourne Derby difference makers

The Erick Mombaerts legacy still lingers at Melbourne City. The club having dismissed the monotonously pragmatic stylings of Warren Joyce, Mombaerts was parachuted into the City Football Academy as one-part gaffer and one-part City Football Group (CFG) disciple ahead of the 2019-20 season.  The veteran coach and CFG consultant was entrusted not only with bringing … More Inversion Therapy – City’s fullbacks loom as potential Melbourne Derby difference makers