City to ease Socceroos back into action as ALM resumes, shift pressure to Sydney FC

Rado Vidosic says Melbourne City will take a cautious approach toward integrating their three Socceroos back into their squad as the A-League Men season resumes. The interim coach also believes the pressure is on Sydney FC to get a result out of the two side’s meeting on Saturday evening.  City had three representatives in coach … More City to ease Socceroos back into action as ALM resumes, shift pressure to Sydney FC

Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate: Victory and City ready to light the fuse on another Melbourne Derby

There’s nothing like a derby. The familiarity between two sporting foes breeding the best form of contempt, a derby contest will reliably elicit emotions, passion, joy, and despair like no other contest.  And with the Melbourne Derby on track to be one of the biggest fixtures since the COVID-19 pandemic, Melbourne Victory coach Tony Popovic … More Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate: Victory and City ready to light the fuse on another Melbourne Derby

Bills to pay, games to win: Izzo prepares for a first taste of the Melbourne Derby

Paul Izzo admits that his history with Adelaide United did briefly give him pause before signing with Melbourne Victory, but he holds no regrets as he soaks up the atmosphere of his first Melbourne Derby week.  Izzo, 27, signed a three-year contract with Victory ahead of the 2022-23 season, joining as a free agent after … More Bills to pay, games to win: Izzo prepares for a first taste of the Melbourne Derby

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 looking to rise to the occasion as new ALM season commences

Preparing to commence the 2022-23 A-League Men (ALM) season against the side that vanquished his Melbourne City in last year’s decider, Patrick Kisnorbo says his side is targeting an improvement in “one-off games” heading into a new year.  City will host Western United at AAMI Park to open the new ALM campaign on Friday evening, … More City looking to rise to the occasion as new ALM season commences

How two former tormentors helped Melbourne City land Valon Berisha

Friends with Erling Haaland and a former teammate of Sadio Mane, new Melbourne City arrival Valon Berisha certainly isn’t lacking in high-profile connections. But it’s two former Melbourne Victory legends that City might have to thank for landing him.  First reported by French publication L’Équipe, City on Wednesday afternoon confirmed the arrival of Kosovan international … More How two former tormentors helped Melbourne City land Valon Berisha

On the Lam – Kisnorbo welcoming the versatility and leadership of new City signing

Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo has welcomed the versatility and leadership qualities that new signing Thomas Lam will bring to his two-time defending A-League Men premiers.  A day before they face Wellington Phoenix in the Australia Cup Round of 16, City announced the signing of 28-time Finland international Lam on Tuesday morning; the former PEC … More On the Lam – Kisnorbo welcoming the versatility and leadership of new City signing