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

How two former tormentors helped Melbourne City land Valon Berisha

Friends with Erling Haaland and a former teammate of Sadio Mane, new Melbourne City arrival Valon Berisha certainly isn’t lacking in high-profile connections. But it’s two former Melbourne Victory legends that City might have to thank for landing him.  First reported by French publication L’Équipe, City on Wednesday afternoon confirmed the arrival of Kosovan international … More How two former tormentors helped Melbourne City land Valon Berisha

How John Aloisi went from the Optus Sport couch to A-League champion in 10 months

John Aloisi spent three years analysing the world’s best football on Optus Sport. Only 10 months after departing, he has led Western United to their first ever A-League championship. JOEY LYNCH explains how he did it. Full story for Optus Sport: https://sport.optus.com.au/articles/os43764/australian-football-news-john-aloisi-western-united-aleague

Western United’s A-League Men title win shocked everyone except coach John Aloisi and his players

MELBOURNE, Australia — Western United are the champions of the A-League Men for 2021-22 after beating Melbourne City in the Grand Final. How superbly fitting for a season defined by chaos, unpredictability, and best-laid plans being torn asunder. Full story published in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league-men/story/4676131/western-uniteds-a-league-men-title-win-shocked-everyone-except-coach-john-aloisi-and-his-players

“It definitely helps” – Aloisi already keen to build on Western championship success

Western United made history on Saturday evening and, if coach John Aloisi has his way, it’s just the beginning. An early own goal from City defender Nuno Reis and a strike on the half an hour mark from Aleksander Prijovic lifted United to a stunning 2-0 upset of Melbourne City on Saturday night at AAMI … More “It definitely helps” – Aloisi already keen to build on Western championship success

Western United’s ‘short-term sugar hit’ needed to trigger its long-term success

John Aloisi never thought he’d land another job in Australia again and was giving serious consideration to heading overseas before Western United came calling. Since his arrival, their on-field growth has been rapid with a first ever grand final on the horizon. But now the club’s off-field progress must catch up, writes JOEY LYNCH. Full … More Western United’s ‘short-term sugar hit’ needed to trigger its long-term success

A-League Grand Final between Melbourne City and Western United all about respect

And so, the 2021-22 A-League Men season is down to two. Just two belligerents left standing, with a collision at AAMI Park on Saturday night now put in place to determine which will stand alone. Full story published in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league-men/story/4672964/a-league-grand-final-between-melbourne-city-and-western-united-all-about-respect

Brimmer blast puts Victory on cusp of ALM grand final

 A bolt from the (navy) blue from Jake Brimmer has handed Melbourne Victory the ascendency in their semifinal tie with Western United, as Tony Popovic’s side ran out 1-0 winners in the tie’s first leg at AAMI Park on Tuesday evening.  In the right place at the time to meet Jamie Young’s attempt to punch … More Brimmer blast puts Victory on cusp of ALM grand final