“I do understand what people think of us” — Jamieson well aware of target(s) on his club’s back

As A-League Men’s (ALM) reigning premiers and champions, Melbourne City has an obvious target on their back this season. Captain Scott Jamieson, however, says there’s been one there for years -- and he’s not bothered by it.  In a marketplace of ideas renowned for its ability to produce differences in opinion and a resulting fierce … Continue reading “I do understand what people think of us” — Jamieson well aware of target(s) on his club’s back

Roar go down fighting as City escape season opener with the three points

Melbourne City may have entered the 2021-22 A-League Men season as its prohibitive favourites but, as demonstrated by a travel-weary Brisbane Roar in their fighting 2-1 defeat in the season-opener on Friday evening, they’re not going to have it all their own way this season. First-half goals to Curtis Good and Connor Metcalfe proved enough … Continue reading Roar go down fighting as City escape season opener with the three points

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

“I’m not perfect, never claimed to be…” – Kisnorbo keeping a singular focus ahead of A-League Men season

Melbourne City might have 11 targets painted on their back as the 2021-22 season prepares to commence, but Patrick Kisnorbo and his side don't care to look back and check. It being the opening week of the A-League Men competition, that inevitably means that the previews are coming thick and fast and, while there is … Continue reading “I’m not perfect, never claimed to be…” – Kisnorbo keeping a singular focus ahead of A-League Men season

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

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

Rebekah Stott rejoins Melbourne City as she continues recovery from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Rebekah Stott's remarkable comeback from Hodgkin's lymphoma has reached another major milestone with the defender signing a one-year contract to join Melbourne City for the coming W-League season. Full story published for ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-w-league/story/4456173/rebekah-stott-rejoins-melbourne-city-as-she-continues-recovery-from-hodgkins-lymphoma

Graham Arnold wants to put new Olyroo Daniel Arzani back on the world’s map

Graham Arnold has proclaimed he wants to "help resurrect" Daniel Arzani’s career following the announcement that the dynamic attacker was part of his 18-player squad for the Tokyo Olympics. Following his emergence as the best prospect Australian football had seen in many a year back in 2018, a rotten run with injuries, as well as … Continue reading Graham Arnold wants to put new Olyroo Daniel Arzani back on the world’s map