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…

Emily Van Egmond: The Melbourne City Effect

I’m not meant to be writing this. A wordless agreement to myself had me promising to take it easy during this group stage of Olympic qualification. Add on ever intending to write nice things about Melbourne City. I definitely wasn’t intending to write this. HOWEVER. We need to talk about the transformation of Emily Van…