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A-League

Will Melbourne City unlock the forgotten genius of Bruno Fornaroli?

The Uruguayan is one of the A-League’s best ever strikers, but has not hit the same heights this season

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A-League

Melbourne City, and the Joyce of Arzani

How has Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce helped Daniel Arzani flourish?

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A-League

Dour, defensive and dominant: The keys to Melbourne City

New Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce has focused on functionality rather than flair, turning the side into a well-organised defensive unit

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A-League Analysis

Melbourne City’s fluid formation in build up

Melbourne City have utilised an intriguing back four/back three hybrid formation this season, with great tactical flexibility when playing out from the back

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A-League Analysis

Why John Van’t Schip is Melbourne City’s anchor

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.

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A-League Analysis

The strengths of Melbourne City’s 3-5-2 system v Wellington Phoenix

An analysis of how Melbourne City were able to utilise their wing-backs to great effect in a 3-1 win over Wellington Phoenix

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A-League Analysis

Match Analysis: Melbourne City 3-2 Western Sydney Wanderers

The league’s best attack met the best defence in an exciting, high-tempo A-League classic.

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A-League

Match Analysis: Central Coast Mariners 1-5 Melbourne City

Melbourne City turned in another five-star performance with a comprehensive win in what was their first ever away victory against the Central Coast.

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A-League

Match Analysis, A-League Semi-Finals: Melbourne Victory 3-1 Melbourne City

Melbourne City stormed to a home Grand Final with an emphatic 3-0 derby defeat of Melbourne City.

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A-League

A-League Finals, Match Analysis: Wellington Phoenix 0-2 Melbourne City

Melbourne City upset the Wellington Phoenix 2-0 to book a Melbourne Derby in the semi-final.

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A-League

The glaring weakness in Melbourne City’s new diamond formation

On the eve of the finals, John Van’t Schip has made the surprising decision to switch to a 4-4-2 diamond formation.

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A-League Tactical Theory

Pressing: an in-depth analysis, and how it defined the Melbourne Derby

The pressing from either side dictated the tactical battle as City’s sprung a surprise win in the Melbourne derby