Socceroo stars absent, Melbourne City adopting “broader picture” thinking

After losing some of his biggest stars to international duty, Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo is keeping the bigger, finals-shaped picture in mind as he prepares for his side’s final two regular-season games.  Sunday’s clash with Melbourne Victory will mark the first in which City is without the services of striker Jamie Maclaren, midfielder Connor … Continue reading Socceroo stars absent, Melbourne City adopting “broader picture” thinking

Melbourne City’s success “validates” CFG business and football model – Khaldoon Al Mubarak

One of the most powerful and influential people in football, City Football Group (CFG) and Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says that Melbourne City’s success represents further validation of the CFG model of club ownership and operation.  Seven years on from the announcement that CFG had purchased then-A-League strugglers Melbourne Heart, the artist now … Continue reading Melbourne City’s success “validates” CFG business and football model – Khaldoon Al Mubarak

Caretaker City coach Buckingham seeking consistency in face of trying times

The circumstances confronting him are less than ideal, but fill-in City coach Des Buckingham is attempting to maintain as much routine as possible in the absence of full-time coach Patrick Kisnorbo. In the midst of a successful first season in charge of the A-League leaders, Kisnorbo suffered a torn Achilles while playing in a charity … Continue reading Caretaker City coach Buckingham seeking consistency in face of trying times

McDonald, Leckie and… Agüero? City coach Kisnorbo plays down “paper talk”

Melbourne City head coach Patrick Kisnorbo has played down rumours that his A-League pacesetters are set to make a mid-season transfer splash, jokingly asking if the club will next be linked with Sergio Agüero.   The World Game reported on Tuesday that Socceroo winger Mathew Leckie was being actively recruited by Kisnorbo’s club, possibly with an … Continue reading McDonald, Leckie and… Agüero? City coach Kisnorbo plays down “paper talk”

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

Kisnorbo tight-lipped on City’s potential squad decimation for A-League finals

Full story first published in SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/kisnorbo-tight-lipped-on-city-s-potential-squad-decimation-for-a-league-finals Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo has staged his best attempt to douse speculation and possible distractions in the wake of the news that his squad may be decimated by international call-ups come finals time. City’s Jamie Maclaren, Andrew Nabbout and Curtis Good all loom as … Continue reading Kisnorbo tight-lipped on City’s potential squad decimation for A-League finals

City down Wanderers 4-1 to throw down an A-League gauntlet

Melbourne City: 4 (Craig Noone '33 & '35 - Andrew Nabbout '52 - Jamie Maclaren '92)Western Sydney Wanderers: 1 (Bernie Ibini '21) Central Coast Mariners’ boss Alen Stajcic may have bristled at suggestions that Melbourne City was the A-League’s current benchmark after they downed his side on Monday but, for the neutral observer, City’s follow-up … Continue reading City down Wanderers 4-1 to throw down an A-League gauntlet

Melbourne City’s difference makers deliver 2-0 win over Central Coast

Melbourne City: 2 (Jamie Maclaren, '31 | Nathaniel Atkinson '56) Central Coast Mariners: 0 Melbourne City has continued their rich run of form - equalling a club record for consecutive wins - by defeating the A-League table-topping Central Coast Mariners 2-0 at AAMI Park. Coming into the contest, the meeting between City and the Mariners … Continue reading Melbourne City’s difference makers deliver 2-0 win over Central Coast