Josep Gombau was a charismatic and popular coach who won fans over with his infectious enthusiasm and attractive football, but can he be a success at the Western Sydney Wanderers?
New Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce has focused on functionality rather than flair, turning the side into a well-organised defensive unit
In a typically feisty, atmospheric derby, the Western Sydney Wanderers were able to cause Sydney FC problems with their energetic pressing.
It is one of the A-League’s great traditions that each new season starts with teams copycatting elements of the previous season’s winners. After Sydney FC’s extraordinary success in 2016-17, this season is no different.
New youth teams for A-League clubs has seen a geographical shift in the distribution of Australia’s young talent, but Marconi Stallions is demonstrating it is possible for existing NPL clubs to produce quality young footballers.
Ange Postecoglou has divided opinion with his 3-2-4-1 system, but his coaching philosophy is fundamentally about his key principles, not the formation
Manager Ange Postecoglou has taken a Socceroos team used to playing defensively and shaped them into his own image