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…

A Chat with Newcastle Jets Active Support

 There’s a ground swell in Australian womens football right now. It’s seeing supporters wanting to raise their voice, fly flags and celebrate their team. Building off the shoulders of clubs like Canberra who have had an active support in season’s past, this movement has recently been led by Brisbane’s ‘Roar Corps’. The flow on effects…

Prediction Thursday – Round 11

Last week was a riot and I only had the opportunity to watch half the matches. This weekend is a three match round, so here’s some utterly wild predictions, many of them that will not come true as we look at what’s ahead of us. It’s short and sweet, so maybe enjoy this along with…

Prediction Thursday – Round 10

We’ve made it to double digits. Everyone say it with me “ROUND TEN”, what a dream to be in the business end of the season. This 2019-20 season has grown from a fledgling to a full on battle across every bit of the table hero. With no further ado, here’s the predictions for what could…

Prediction Thursday – Round 9

I just wrote round nine, and I cannot believe there is a little over a months worth of W-League regular season football left. It’s too soon. Really it feels like we’ve just hit mid-season. But nonetheless, it’s a short week and I want to return to playing FIFA20, so let’s dig in.   Melbourne City…

Smoke and Playing Out From Defence

 It’s difficult to acknowledge this round without mention of the bushfire crisis that currently grips the country. The W-League match in Canberra was postponed due to hazardous smoke, teams have struggled to train because of the conditions and everyone is on high alert to the knowledge of entire towns decimated.  So anyone in direct impact…

Prediction Thursday – Round 8

Welcome to the first taste of football for 2020, may the footy gods have some unreal football in store for us over the next twelve months. There’s a few teams who will be entering the new year with some demanding resolutions looking at resurrecting their season after some tight encounters denying them any success in…

2019 – By The Numbers

Everyone is on the decade ender bandwagon. I wish I could bring you an epic one that could tell the tale of women’s football in this country, to speak on the pioneers, the growth, hardship and love over the last ten years.  However, ten years ago I was falling out of love with the game….

Prediction Thursday – Round

Can you believe it? Christmas has just passed and we’re halfway through the W-League season. The summer is whizzing past our very own eyes! I’m currently full of Christmas food, so the idea of food puns leaves me slightly nauseous right now. Still, with a lack of food puns, I hope you enjoy.    Canberra…