Kate Cohen

About Kate Cohen

Kate is a freelance football writer for Leopold Method. She has also written for the Guardian Australia, the official Liverpool FC website and FourFourTwo Australia. In 2014 Kate was awarded as the FFDU Digital Writer of the Year.

Melbourne Suffocate Sydney to claim Victory

It was a Grand Final that many had tipped to be a tight battle but turned into a whitewash as Melbourne Victory scored three unanswered goals against their rivals Sydney FC. The two sides, who finished first and second after 27 rounds, had been inseparable in their previous three meetings but Victory started the game with a tempo unmatched and continued it throughout to lift their third A-League crown. Teams There were no surprises from either side as both Kevin [...]

By | May 19th, 2015|A-League, Match Analysis|0 Comments

Sydney FC outflank Adelaide to set up dream Grand Final

A dream grand final clash between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC was confirmed when the Sky Blues defeated Adelaide United 4-1 on Saturday night. In a game with twists and turns and tactical switches aplenty, timely goals proved to be the difference as Sydney defeated Adelaide for the first time this season. Teams After a week off, Sydney boss Graham Arnold was able to recall Sebastian Ryall and Marc Janko after the duo missed the Round 27 clash with Wellington [...]

By | May 12th, 2015|A-League, Match Analysis|0 Comments

Melbourne City set up dream semi final after “tepid” encounter with Wellington Phoenix

Second half goals from Josh Kennedy and Harry Novillo were enough for Melbourne City to defeat Wellington Phoenix and qualify for a dream semi final against Melbourne Victory on Sunday afternoon. It was a cagey match characterised by both sides cancelling each other out. Teams In a do-or-die elimination final clash, away side Melbourne City reacted to a disappointing performance against Adelaide United by changing formations. Moving from a 4-4-2 diamond to a 4-2-3-1, coach John van’t Schip also made two [...]

By | May 5th, 2015|A-League, Match Analysis|0 Comments

Sydney FC find the right balance post-Asian Cup

As the race for the Premier’s Plate enters the final stretch, one side looking to secure first spot is Sydney FC. Even if the Sky Blues do fall short of top spot, their improvement in the second half of the season has solidified their claims as genuine title contenders ahead of the Finals Series. As the A-League entered the Asian Cup break, Sydney were sitting in fifth place, 13 points off top spot and on a run of seven games without a [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|A-League, Match Analysis|1 Comment

Strengths and Weaknesses in the Brisbane Pattern

Think of the Brisbane Roar of old – they passed a lot, they pressed when a pass went astray and, more times than not, they won. But it’s been a bit of a difficult season so far for last season’s double winners. Sitting at seventh spot on the ladder, five points off a finals place (albeit with two games in hand), Brisbane haven’t done either with great consistency this season. Yet they have slowly been improving, juggling A-League and Champions [...]

By | March 25th, 2015|A-League, Match Analysis|0 Comments
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