Something navy, this way comes — Victory hint at revival under Popovic

Unfortunately for A-League Men (ALM) fans that have been revelling in their two years of misery, the signs, it appears, are there that normal service may soon be resuming at Melbourne Victory.  In defeating Brisbane Roar 3-0, Melbourne’s original ALM side secured wins from their first two regular seasons games for the first time since … Continue reading Something navy, this way comes — Victory hint at revival under Popovic

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

Culture Kings: How Popovic and Aloisi are looking to mould their team’s ethos

Building a winning football team, especially a sustainable one, is not something that happens overnight. On and off the field, both tangible and intangible factors must be brought together in harmony to put a club in a position to succeed and, while many hands are involved, the principal figure in this construction is the coach.  … Continue reading Culture Kings: How Popovic and Aloisi are looking to mould their team’s ethos

Aloisi turns to the grapevine to prepare for Popa’s mystery Victory

Tony Popovic's Melbourne Victory may represent a bit of an enigma heading into the 2021-22 A-League Men season, but Western United coach John Aloisi doesn't believe he's going to be caught off guard when the two sides meet on Saturday evening. Due to the chaos surrounding Australia’s internal borders, meaning the club’s FFA Cup Round … Continue reading Aloisi turns to the grapevine to prepare for Popa’s mystery Victory

Victory to add Joe Palatsides as Head of Academy

November 10 Update: Melbourne Victory has confirmed the appointment of Joe Palatsides as Head of Academy: https://twitter.com/gomvfc/status/1458210686627057665?s=20 Original Story Published on November 9: Melbourne Victory’s rebuild has added another key piece, with youth guru Joe Palatsides set to be unveiled as the fallen A-League Men giant’s new Head of Academy.  At a press conference on … Continue reading Victory to add Joe Palatsides as Head of Academy

The quest to re-establish Melbourne Victory as A-League ‘benchmark’

If the adage "the bigger they are, the harder the fall" rings true, then no side in #ALeague history has had as spectacular a fall as Melbourne Victory. In their words, how Tony Popovic and John Didulica want to re-establish the league "benchmark". Full story published for ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/melbourne-victory/story/4447345/the-quest-to-re-establish-melbourne-victory-as-a-league-benchmark https://twitter.com/joeylynchy/status/1425002536503701506?s=20 https://twitter.com/joeylynchy/status/1425015796053331969?s=20

Melbourne Victory caretaker Steve Kean labels Tony Popovic ‘unprofessional’

Melbourne Victory caretaker coach Steve Kean has labelled Tony Popovic as "out of order" and "unprofessional" after learning that Victory's incoming head coach had begun the process of culling the club's 2021-22 squad without informing him. Full story published for ESPN Australia and New Zealand: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league/story/4377680/melbourne-victory-caretaker-steve-kean-labels-tony-popovic-unprofessional

Caretaker Kean keen on points – not Popa’s preferences

Full story first published for SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/caretaker-kean-keen-on-points-not-popa-s-preferences The scope of the rebuild required clear, incoming Melbourne Victory boss Tony Popovic will receive a wide-ranging ambit to mould the fallen A-League giants as he sees fit for 2021-22. But for now, caretaker coach Steve Kean says that securing points - and not preparing … Continue reading Caretaker Kean keen on points – not Popa’s preferences

Popovic’s plan for Melbourne Victory, Rudan’s rebuild at Western United, Robinson’s Wanderers funk

What's the plan for Popa at Victory? How important is having one at all? What's gone wrong with Western Sydney's? Why does Milos Ninkovic always look like he has one? Did the European Super League even try to have one? If you want to find out, plan on reading the ESPN Australia and New Zealand Football Wrap. … Continue reading Popovic’s plan for Melbourne Victory, Rudan’s rebuild at Western United, Robinson’s Wanderers funk

Best of frenemies: Rudan backs Popovic to restore Victory

They’re soon set to become bitter foes on the field, but Western United head coach Mark Rudan has backed Tony Popovic to reinvigorate the fortunes of fallen A-League giants Melbourne Victory.  Parting ways with Grant Brebner following the side’s 7-0 hammering at the hands of rivals Melbourne City last Saturday, Victory moved quickly to lock … Continue reading Best of frenemies: Rudan backs Popovic to restore Victory