Nike F.C. Cup Grand Final Preview: South Melbourne FC v Calder United SC

Thanks to the effects of COVID lockdowns, match suspensions and the eventual cancellation of the 2021 campaign no Community Shield, Premiers’ Plate, or Victorian Championship has been awarded across the 12 months – leaving the 2021 Nike FC Cup as the lone opportunity for Victorian sides to add something to the honour board in what … Continue reading Nike F.C. Cup Grand Final Preview: South Melbourne FC v Calder United SC

“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

Fear, loathing and waiting for Western United’s stadium

Last week, A-League club Western United made two announcements that were simultaneously unrelated and intrinsically tied. The latter of the two represented a club attempting to find a "least bad" option available that, nonetheless, kicked off a firestorm. The former, in hindsight, served as a reminder that the coming controversy was entirely of United's creation. … Continue reading Fear, loathing and waiting for Western United’s stadium

A-League chaos: South Melbourne seek to block Western United from using Lakeside Stadium

The A-League's fixture list has been thrown into chaos after former NSL powers South Melbourne declared an intent to block Western United from staging fixtures at Lakeside Stadium. Full story in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league/story/4482125/a-league-chaos-south-melbourne-seek-to-block-western-united-from-using-lakeside-stadium