A perennial debate in football is about marking at set-pieces, but increasingly, the same argument can also be applied in the midfield zone
In their past two matches Melbourne City have trailed at the 70-minute mark and, in both instances against the Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory, coach John Van ’t Schip has had the same response.
Nikolai Petkovic’s red card at the end of regular time meant Sydney FC went down to 10 for extra time, where Bruce Djite’s double proved decisive.
A transcript of Australia Scout’s tactical analysis segment from Round Two on the weekly From the Stands podcast
Michael McGlinchey was inevitably central in the build-up to the clash between his old and new club, but also proved literally central to the game’s tactical battle.
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 Western Sydney Wanderers tactics in the Asian Champions League are perfectly suited to success in the competition
An in-depth dissection of how Tony Popovic’s side toppled Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande