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, … Continue reading City looking to rise to the occasion as new ALM season commences

“We want a derby not just on the field” – Popovic embracing Christmas Derby sense of occasion

Melbourne Victory coach Tony Popovic hopes that the derby intensity of his side’s meeting with Melbourne City will be felt on and off the field on Saturday evening.  A veteran of numerous Sydney Derbies from his time as Western Sydney Wanderers boss – albeit in losing efforts more than winning ones – Popovic will get … Continue reading “We want a derby not just on the field” – Popovic embracing Christmas Derby sense of occasion

“I do understand what people think of us” — Jamieson well aware of target(s) on his club’s back

As A-League Men’s (ALM) reigning premiers and champions, Melbourne City has an obvious target on their back this season. Captain Scott Jamieson, however, says there’s been one there for years -- and he’s not bothered by it.  In a marketplace of ideas renowned for its ability to produce differences in opinion and a resulting fierce … Continue reading “I do understand what people think of us” — Jamieson well aware of target(s) on his club’s back

City seek a title seven-years in the making

The 2020-21 A-League Grand Final just hours away, Melbourne City’s players will head to AAMI Park this afternoon not just seeking a maiden championship but also to finally fulfil the promise that accompanied the arrival of City Football Group (CFG).  Placed behind the eight-ball by the league’s insistence on giving its founding clubs five years … Continue reading City seek a title seven-years in the making

‘Anyone, Anywhere and Anytime’ – Frustrated City look to refocus ahead of relocated semifinal

Teasing more to say on it at a later date, Melbourne City captain Scott Jamieson says his side is adopting an ‘anyone, anywhere, anytime’ mindset after the “utterly disappointing” decision to move their semifinal to Sydney. Initially set to host Sunday’s semifinal against Macarthur FC at AAMI Park, 2020-21 Premiers City will now be forced … Continue reading ‘Anyone, Anywhere and Anytime’ – Frustrated City look to refocus ahead of relocated semifinal

Captain Fantastic: Rare Jamieson goal highlights regulation City win

Not every triumph across a premiership winning season is going to be a comprehensive thrashing. Across the length and breadth of a campaign - even one as short as the A-League - premierships hopefuls will inevitably be forced to grind down an opposition determined not to become yet another highlight on a trophy winning season. It's … Continue reading Captain Fantastic: Rare Jamieson goal highlights regulation City win

Captain Sensible: No complacency allowed for Jamieson and City’s youth brigade

While admitting his side’s 7-0 win over Melbourne Victory was a special one for fans, Melbourne City captain Scott Jamieson and his teammates are aware of the context it came in, and the veteran defender has warned his side’s young contingent not to get ahead of themselves. Though admittedly, their opponents were reduced to ten … Continue reading Captain Sensible: No complacency allowed for Jamieson and City’s youth brigade