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

City confronting ALM fixture crunch as more players test positive

Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo has acknowledged fixture congestion looms as a significant issue for his side after four more City players contracted COVID-19 this week. Ten days on from revealing that all but five members of his squad had contracted the coronavirus – forcing the postponement of an FFA Cup and A-League Men fixture … Continue reading City confronting ALM fixture crunch as more players test positive

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 … Continue reading City tackling the COVID unknown ahead of Wanderers’ visit

Kisnorbo: Scotland a “good test” for Hearts-bound Nathaniel Atkinson

Melbourne City A-League Men coach Patrick Kisnorbo believes that Heart of Midlothian and the Scottish Premiership will prove a good test for Nathaniel Atkinson in what is the Olyroo starlet's first move abroad.  Months on from being named the Joe Marston Medalist as best afield in City's 2020-21 Grand Final win over Sydney and his … Continue reading Kisnorbo: Scotland a “good test” for Hearts-bound Nathaniel Atkinson

Deck the halls with Derby Classics — City and Victory put on a show in “real derby”

When football is good, it’s very good. And when a game is as entertaining as Saturday evening’s traditional Christmas Derby, there are few spectacles that can hope to compare. Bolstered by a loud and partisan crowd of 19,640, Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory's thrilling 2-2 draw -- in particular its madcap closing half an hour … Continue reading Deck the halls with Derby Classics — City and Victory put on a show in “real derby”

Atkinson secures blunt Melbourne City a late 1-0 win over Perth Glory

Nathaniel Atkinson has saved Melbourne City the blushes of an early-season three-game winless run after heading home an 88th-minute sealer against Perth Glory on Wednesday evening. Thrown into the contest as a 79th-minute substitute, Atkinson -- who has been rarely sighted thus far in 2021-22 -- was in the right place to meet Connor Metcalfe’s … Continue reading Atkinson secures blunt Melbourne City a late 1-0 win over Perth Glory

“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

“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