Phil Moss’ side became increasingly rigid in their attacking structure last season, but impressed with some new-look fludiity in the FFA Cup
Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar are two sides keen to hoard possession – the tactical battle was all about who can implement their style more effectively.
A transcript of Australia Scout’s tactical analysis segment on the weekly From the Stands podcast
The Victory inflicted the Wanderers with the heaviest defeat in their short history to open the new A-League season.
David Villa came off the bench to score the equaliser after Sydney surprisingly took the lead against the run of play.
A pragmatic Stubbins, Romeo Castelen, a monster midfield showdown, David Villa and a battle for the ball are the five things to watch in the opening round
The Western Sydney Wanderers will continue with the template that has brought them such success in their first three years of existence
Ernie Merrick has succeeded in the remit of installing a new style at the Wellington Phoenix: now, the challenge is to find consistency
Graham Arnold is Sydney FC’s ninth coach in ten seasons, but is the most sensible choice yet – a respected, experienced coach with a winning pedigree
Perth Glory have recruited heavily and look set to play a 4-4-2 diamond, meaning they are one of the more intriguing and unpredictable sides this season.