This is the sixth time Australia has played Japan since that famous first clash in Kaiserslautern at the 2006 World Cup, but never has there been such a disparity in their fortunes.
Mile Jedinak has firmly established himself as the heartbeat of Ian Holloway’s Crystal Palace
It always feels particularly difficult to provide an overview of a young goalkeeper when you consider the occupational hazards of the position. No other player touches the ball less frequently – no other position is judged as decisively on the basis of one single action. Just as one magnificent save can be enough to exaggerate […]
Brazilian Muriqui scored the winner as the Chinese giants scored two crucial away goals.
It is a testament to Robbie Kruse’s improvement this season that Bayer Leverkusen have pinpointed him as a potential replacement for the Chelsea-bound Andre Schurrle, who is undoubtedly the club’s star talent.
The Mariners won the Championship after four Grand Final appearances. They played a more complete, positive brand of football, and mixed possession with rapid counter-attacking to defeat the Wanderers 2-0.
The 2012/13 A-League season saw a number of coaches promise to try and play “attack based, possession based football”, but two teams remain – the two that have consistently played structured, organised, counter-attacking football. Here are five key questions that will dictate the pattern of Sunday’s Grand Final.
Shinji Ono’s spectacular goal was the highlight of a 2-0 win for Western Sydney, that takes them into the Grand Final.
Wellington hasn’t ever been seen as a proponent of ‘modern’, attacking football, but with two consecutive finals appearance, this didn’t seem to be a huge problem. A Ricki Herbert side was always strong defensively, physical and organised, and most importantly, produced results. That was, until recently, when the new owner Gareth Morgan recently discussed his […]
It feels like it’s been said repeatedly, but there’s no getting away from the main story: in the space of half a year, the Western Sydney Wanderers was born, Tony Popovic has built a cohesive and integrated squad with a clearly identifiable system and a realistic chance of success in the finals, meaning thousands of […]