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 … Continue reading “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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Brimmer blast puts Victory on cusp of ALM grand final

“It was like a Gordon Banks save, wasn’t it?” – High praise for Western United match-winner Jamie Young

If finals football is about moments, a singular point in a game when the victor and the vanquished are decided, then Western United keeper Jamie Young put in a famous A-League Men’s finals performance against Wellington Phoenix on Saturday evening.  Untied’s custodian produced a series of stunning saves to keep Phoenix at bay over the … Continue reading “It was like a Gordon Banks save, wasn’t it?” – High praise for Western United match-winner Jamie Young

Young Hearts: Jamie Young lifts Western United to elimination final win

It couldn’t have been by any other scoreline, could it? Western United booked their place in a two-legged semifinal with Melbourne Victory on Saturday evening after downing Wellington Phoenix 1-0 at AAMI Park on Saturday evening.  It was the eighth time this season that John Aloisi’s side had won by the slimmest of margins. In … Continue reading Young Hearts: Jamie Young lifts Western United to elimination final win