Wanderers fail to capitalise in dominant performance

In front of over 15,000 fans at Pirtek Stadium, Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United played out a cagey yet entertaining 0-0 draw. The result was enough to see Wanderers return to the top of the A-League ladder, and although they couldn’t find the breakthrough against a sturdy Adelaide side, they were, on balance, the better team on the night. Of course, the game could have been completely different if not for a controversial refereeing decision. Just 11 minutes in, [...]

By | March 23rd, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|0 Comments

The remodelling of Melbourne City

With just four rounds to play last weekend’s A-League delivered two top of the table clashes. Western Sydney Wanderers, Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar were all capable of finishing the round in poll position while Melbourne City’s 3-1 win on Friday night saw them temporarily lead the pack. With just three rounds remaining, the Wanderers remain in control of their own destiny but with their three rivals no more than two points behind, the A-League is set for one of [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Glory days again

Perth Glory continued their impressive run of form in Round 23, making it seven wins from their last eight matches with a 4-0 win over Central Coast Mariners. Above all else, Perth’s performance was characterised by a kind of balanced efficiency, one which allowed them to defend in a compact manner before using their attacking talent to drive towards goal. Yet while those things allowed Glory to take the lead and maintain it heading into the second period, Central Coast’s [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|0 Comments

The Bruno effect

In an important game for both teams, Melbourne City prevailed 3-0 over Graham Arnold’s Sydney FC. However, there was a sense of evenness attached to the contest that the scoreline probably doesn’t suggest. Maybe that’s why City coach John van ‘t Schip later described the match as “strange”, but either way he would have nonetheless been pleased with a victory that allows his team some breathing space in the lead-up to the finals. In more specific terms this game was [...]

By | March 8th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|0 Comments

Brisbane back to its best

For the fifth time in seven visits to Suncorp Stadium Western Sydney Wanderers conceded a goal after the 80th minute that proved costly, with Dimi Petratos' winner giving Brisbane Roar a 3-2 win at home after being down 2-1 just moments earlier. It was an exciting match played out between two of the leagues' best sides, with both teams enjoying periods of possession and dominance, with Brisbane ultimately able to pick apart of the Wanderers defence with more regularity. Brisbane [...]

By | March 8th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|0 Comments
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