Will Stratmann

About Will Stratmann

Will writes regularly about the on-field aspects of the game, with a particular focus on tactics and analysis. In addition to Leopold Method, you can also find Will’s work at Licence to Roam, a football blog he started with his brother in 2013.

Match Analysis: A-League Grand Final

On the back of a blistering first-half performance, Adelaide United became A-League champions with an accomplished 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers. In front of a packed Adelaide Oval the Reds pressed their opponents relentlessly in the opening stages, and after forcing a slew of turnovers from a Wanderers side who are usually assured in possession, they converted two of those into goals. That allowed them to take a 2-0 lead into the interval, and although the second period was [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|0 Comments

Match Analysis: Adelaide United 4-1 Melbourne City

In front of over 15,000 fans at Coopers Stadium Adelaide produced a dynamic semi-final display to book their place in next week’s A-League grand final. They dismantled a Melbourne City side missing Harry Novillo, and through a combination of intense pressing and purposeful attacking play, the Reds managed to achieve a resounding 4-1 victory. Yet while Adelaide only started scoring after the interval, they actually built the win upon an impressive first-half performance. Adelaide press From the outset Adelaide aimed [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Match Analysis: Brisbane Roar 2-1 Melbourne Victory

Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory kicked off the A-League finals with a bang at Suncorp Stadium, with John Aloisi’s men scoring two late goals to claim a thrilling 2-1 win. As Brisbane veteran Thomas Broich completed the victory with a stoppage-time strike, it was hard not to feel sorry for Kevin Muscat and his players. They had been desperately close to progressing to the semi-finals, when they took the lead with only four only minutes remaining, and they were also [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|1 Comment

Perth power past City

Perth Glory produced an utterly dominant display against Melbourne City on Sunday evening. It was one in which they controlled proceedings in both the offensive and defensive phases of the game, and although City hit two late consolation goals to make the final score a more respectable 3-2, that did little to mask the brilliance attached to Perth’s performance. Their front two of Diego Castro and Andy Keogh were crucial, as they have been throughout much of Perth’s resurgence, to [...]

By | April 6th, 2016|A-League|0 Comments

Victory’s intensity overwhelms a lacklustre Wanderers

Melbourne Victory got their A-League campaign back on track with a strong 2-0 win over Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday night. They achieved this on the back of an impressive defensive performance, something which allowed them to pressure Wanderers' midfield unit and therefore prevent the likes of Dimas and Andreu from having too much time in possession. Wanderers, in simple terms, struggled to deal with that added intensity, and aside from a promising period just prior to half-time, they couldn’t [...]

By | March 29th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|1 Comment
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