Victory, at last, get some oxygen after win over Wellington

Now, let’s make it very clear right off the top; Friday evening’s 3-1 win over Wellington Phoenix does not even come close to saving Melbourne Victory’s season. Despite the win, Tony Popovic’s side still sits bottom of the A-League Men, two points back of the next worst side and given the investment and expectations attached … More Victory, at last, get some oxygen after win over Wellington

Matilda returns but other looks set to head for the exit as Victory travel to face Adelaide

Melbourne Victory boss Jeff Hopkins will welcome Matildas’ midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight for his side’s meeting with Adelaide United and is targeting the return of other key contributors for Thursday’s meeting with Sydney FC but is increasingly resigned to losing on-loan star Alex Chidiac back to NWSL side Racing Louisville before the end of the season. … More Matilda returns but other looks set to head for the exit as Victory travel to face Adelaide

Victory targeting January reinforcement as D’Agostino eyes European move

Nicholas D’Agostino reportedly on the cusp of a European move and Luis Nani set for an extended period on the sidelines, Melbourne Victory boss Tony Popovic says that the club is looking for January reinforcements to join Bruno Fornaroli and Tomi Juric in its attack. A week on from losing Nani for the rest of … More Victory targeting January reinforcement as D’Agostino eyes European move

Epakis: Glory going “all in” on ALW season

Perth Glory coach Alex Epakis says that his young side will go “all in” on ending the club’s three-year absence from A-League Women’s playoffs across the second half of their campaign.  For the second straight season, Glory was able to come to AAMI Park and take something off two-time defending champions Melbourne Victory on Friday … More Epakis: Glory going “all in” on ALW season

Victory come up blank again as Roar take 1-0 win at AAMI Park

Melbourne Victory’s meeting with Brisbane Roar never shaped as a contest that would offer thrills, spills and chills. Far from it. The league’s third most profligate attack hosting the competition’s most miserly offensive unit, it loomed more as a meeting between the resistible force and the stoppable object.  But perhaps in such circumstances it’s better … More Victory come up blank again as Roar take 1-0 win at AAMI Park

Victory wary of desperate Glory, history, in ALW

His side may be riding an A-League Women winning streak, but Melbourne Victory boss Jeff Hopkins is wary of both the challenge that a desperate Perth Glory will present his side and that the weight of history that may favour the West Australians in their clash on Friday afternoon.  Lifted by a first-half Alex Chidiac … More Victory wary of desperate Glory, history, in ALW

Popovic confident goals will come for Nani, Victory

Melbourne Victory coach Tony Popovic has backed Portuguese superstar Nani and the rest of his attack to find their form, with the reshuffled lineup he deployed against the Central Coast Mariners declared a “football decision”. Deployed up front alongside Ben Folami, Nani was once again solid without being spectacular in his side’s 2-1 loss to … More Popovic confident goals will come for Nani, Victory

Impact players set to return, others set to miss, as Victory look to spoil Kuol’s farewell.

He may have been dealt another injury blow on the eve of his side’s visit to the Central Coast, but Melbourne Victory A-League Men boss Tony Popovic is looking forward to bringing stability to his lineup in the coming weeks as several high-profile reinforcements return.  After missing round nine with what was cited as an … More Impact players set to return, others set to miss, as Victory look to spoil Kuol’s farewell.

1-0 wins, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Smash and Grab

Don’t look now, but Western United might be back on their whole ‘winning 1-0 thing’. You know, that grind-it-out style of football that was never pretty, but that helped deliver them an A-League Men championship last season. Certainly, their 1-0 Boxing Day win over Melbourne Victory bore all the hallmarks of their form from a … More 1-0 wins, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Smash and Grab

Western United and Melbourne Victory play a football match, which should feel as momentous as it does

And so, Melbourne Victory played a football match. Not that shocking, really, given that we’re at round nine of the 2022-23 A-League Men season and they’re one of the clubs that compete in it. But given what has transpired over the past week, from the moment that a mass of its supporters spilled over the … More Western United and Melbourne Victory play a football match, which should feel as momentous as it does