Nigro embracing opportunities to play with Victory set to rotate squad for FFA Cup

Melbourne Victory defender Stefan Nigro isn’t quite sure what to expect from Perth Glory in their FFA Cup meeting on Wednesday evening, but he’s nonetheless embracing an opportunity to state his case for more minutes in a competitive hitout.  Victory’s Tony Popovic-era got off to a winning start on Saturday evening; downing Western United 1-0 … Continue reading Nigro embracing opportunities to play with Victory set to rotate squad for FFA Cup

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

Retreat and Reload: Western United hoping to be ‘themselves again’ after Melbourne detour

After adjusting their travel itinerary to recuperate following their heavy defeat to Western Sydney Wanderers, Western United coach Mark Rudan says his side needs to “go back to being ourselves again” to get a result against Perth Glory.    United will play their fourth away game in 12 days against Perth Glory this evening, heading to … Continue reading Retreat and Reload: Western United hoping to be ‘themselves again’ after Melbourne detour

Ice baths, flexibility and prickly pears – Rostyn Griffiths ready for City’s busy stretch

A well-periodized pre-season and strong emphasis on recovery have Melbourne City defensive midfielder-cum-centreback Rostyn Griffiths feeling good heading into a busy run of games and the challenge of facing Perth Glory's Bruno Fornaroli.  A maiden A-League premiership coming more into focus with every point gained, City is set to play Glory in West Australia tonight, … Continue reading Ice baths, flexibility and prickly pears – Rostyn Griffiths ready for City’s busy stretch

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

Perth Glory’s Daniel Stynes making the most of second A-League chance

Locked down in yet another period of mandatory, 14-day isolation after he and his teammates returned home from a four-game road trip across Melbourne and Adelaide, Perth Glory's Daniel Stynes admits that he has had plenty of time to reflect on what has been a whirlwind few years. Full story published by ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/perth-glory/story/4322808/perth-glorys-daniel-stynes-making-the-most-of-second-a-league-chance

How Garcia helped A-League top scorer D’Agostino start to fulfil his potential

Full story published in SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/how-garcia-helped-a-league-top-scorer-d-agostino-start-to-fulfil-his-potential Nick D'Agostino has gone from being criticised for his professionalism by Tony Popovic at Perth Glory to being the equal top goal scorer of the league, and current Perth coach Richard Garcia believes it's down to a change in his mentality. A former member of the … Continue reading How Garcia helped A-League top scorer D’Agostino start to fulfil his potential