Calling City Champions

Champions know how to win games. There’s little doubt that Melbourne City are the outright W-League Champions of the 2019-20 season. Still, Sydney FC put City through their paces, and we’ll talk about that soon. What needs to be said though is City went back to the drawing board over the winter, came out with…

Semifinal Wrap: Derby Dreams Dashed

  Derby dreams dashed, the Victoria against New South Wales rivalry will be lived instead in a Sky Blue Championship decider as Melbourne City seal a home Grand Final against Sydney FC. The two semifinals have left a lot to digest, so let’s dig in like a birthday cake.    Melbourne Victory 0 – 1…

Weekend Wanderer: Summer Cup Final

It’s a special weekend when a former Matilda and W-League golden boot winner spoils the result to the semi-final you’ve been avoiding all afternoon. Thanks Michelle Heyman for informing me Sydney FC had secured another Grand Final. Balance is something I’m striving for more of this year. It’s difficult, as I’m an all in type…

Matildas Analysis: Flicking on the Lights

The Matildas ground out a 2-1 win against Vietnam, with the home side mounting a true challenge as the match wore on. The late night kick off for Australia’s east coast was made even later with stadium lighting issues. So let’s keep this short and sweet with some match bites.   Match Bites Feeling Flat….

Matildas Analysis: Beyond the Five Goal Dream

A 5-0 win is always a cause for celebration. Against a Vietnam side who played with numbers in defence and choked areas of the park, putting any amount of goals away is an encouraging sign. There were a couple new ideas on the park tonight, along with some old ones rearing their head. So let’s…

Something New, Something Blue

Somehow managing to swing it and attend both W-League Big Blues this season is an achievement I’m mighty proud of. The contrast between the two is significant, in regards to the experience, grounds and results. The Round 14 match had a feeling of something new, something blue and something old. The new being the W-League…

Prediction Thursday – Round 14

I hope you’re ready to raise a glass for the last round, because it’s here and has been simmering away all season to boil over at this point. Only two teams have locked in finals births, with three more vying to lock down their position in the top four. Equally at the other end of…

Prediction Thursday – Round 13

The season is coming down to the wire for teams to lock in their place in the finals. Meanwhile, Melbourne City could have silverware by the end of Thursday, requiring only a point to do so.  We’ve made it this far. The second last round of the season, let’s talk all about it.   Western…

Prediction Thursday – Round 12

We’re BACK, it’s derby week and there’s little chance of this dropping on Thursday, but given Matildas matches and no Hersday W-League action, I hope you all forgive me.   Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers Intrigue. This one is full of intrigue. Will Sydney bounce back from their thrashing at the hands of their…

Analysis: Matildas Saved by the Chaos Against China

Any hints of fingernails have disappeared, because it was an absolute nail biter between the Matildas and China to wrap up this leg of Olympic qualification. Physicality, structure and late chaos marked the affair, with a rocket by Emily Van Egmond enough to cancel out Tang Jaili’s 86th minute goal. To decompress, let’s break it…