While Melbourne City have been tactically fascinating and entertaining in attack this season, there is the nagging feeling that they are not the sum of their parts, but rather, the sum of the parts of the stars.
Milos Ninkovic and his fellow attackers may be getting all the headlines, but it is Sydney FC’s understated midfield duo that deserves the plaudits for the side’s fantastic start
On paper, it suits Wellington’s key players, but on the pitch Ernie Merrick’s tactical setup currently lacks balance and solidity both structurally and strategically at both ends of the pitch.
I, the 23-year-old Tim Palmer, started writing about football in 2010 when I was 16 years old, simply because I enjoyed making sense of football matches. This has now grown into a passion for developing a career as a coach and analyst. In 2011 I started the blog Australia Scout, which focused on Australian football (including the A-League and Socceroos). It […]
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