Darije Kalezic’s tactical approach with the Wellington Phoenix is centred on a results-based philosophy
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.
Melbourne City upset the Wellington Phoenix 2-0 to book a Melbourne Derby in the semi-final.
Wellington Phoenix have soared to the top of the A-League, lead by their false nine lynchpin Michael McGlinchey
A brace from Nathan Burns meant Wellington Phoenix leapfrogged Sydney FC into fourth spot.
Nathan Burns got a hat-trick as Wellington Phoenix thumped Melbourne City.
Cirio scored with virtually the last kick of the game to steal all three points for Adelaide.
Nathan Burns got the winner after Wellington were able to successfully implement their new technical style on the game.
Ernie Merrick has succeeded in the remit of installing a new style at the Wellington Phoenix: now, the challenge is to find consistency
Wellington twice took the lead, but were twice pegged back by the Heart. Teams John Van’t Schip made one change from last week’s loss to Newcastle, as Harry Kewell returned to the starting line-up for the first time since the start of February, meaning David Williams shifted wide left in the 4-3-3. Ernie Merrick kept […]
Wellington scored four unanswered goals to come from behind and eventually thrash the Mariners. Teams Phil Moss made a number of changes to the side that were defeated seven days earlier against Adelaide, with Mitch Duke and John Hutchinson returning upfront and in centre midfield respectively, and Matt Sim and Kim Seung-Yong both making their […]
The Phoenix scraped a second win of the season in a clash between the league’s bottom two sides. Teams John Aloisi made one change from last week’s derby against the Victory, with Patric Gerhardt replacing the suspended Patrick Kisnorbo. Ernie Merrick is without Paul Ifil long-term after the forward’s nasty Achilles injury, so Jeremy Brockie […]