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How Melbourne Victory will polish their Keisuke Honda diamond

Lost in the hype around Melbourne Victory’s headline signing of Keisuke Honda was how Kevin Muscat would fit the playmaker into his side. Having already signed James Troisi to an Australian marquee deal, and both players typically playing as no.10s, it was not entirely clear how he would manage to get both into a starting […]

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A-League Analysis

How can Melbourne Victory upset Sydney FC?

Melbourne Victory have an incredibly poor record against Sydney FC – so how can they hope to turn it around in a semi-final?

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A-League Analysis

Is Kevin Muscat evolving as a coach?

Kevin Muscat has great potential as a coach, but he must still develop in his role in order for the Victory to go forward.

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A-League Analysis

Berisha on the verge of goal-scoring history, but to more pressing matters…

Besart Berisha deserves all the plaudits for his tremendous goal-scoring record, but his defensive work should not go unnoticed

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A-League

A-League Grand Final Match Analysis: Melbourne Victory 3-0 Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory won the A-League Championship with a dominant, comprehensive win over Sydney FC.

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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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Melbourne Victory go man-for-man in the midfield zone

Melbourne Victory changed the structure of their midfield against Brisbane Roar – how successful was it?

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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

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A-League

Match Analysis: Melbourne Victory 3-2 Adelaide United

A frantic first half saw five goals in thirty-five minutes, but Adelaide were unable to equalise despite dominating the rest of the match.

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A-League

Match Analysis: Melbourne Victory 1-0 Brisbane Roar

It turned out that Jade North’s own goal was enough to not only condemn Brisbane to their fifth defeat of the season, but also, to end Mike Mulvey’s time at the club.

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A-League

Match Analysis: Melbourne Victory 5-2 Melbourne City

Melbourne City took the lead twice early on, but Melbourne Victory pegged them back then went on to dominate the second half thanks to a Besart Berisha hat-trick.

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Match Analysis: Adelaide United 1-1 Melbourne Victory

All the action unfolded at the very end of an otherwise tight, tepid match, where for once, the cliche ‘a tactical battle’ isn’t misleading