Thomas Williams
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Thomas is a freelance journalist who specialises in tactical analysis. While principally freelancing at Kick360, Thomas also works for Scouted Football and previously owned a sports news website. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (BA) followed by a Juris Doctor (JD) as a Chancellor's Scholar at the University of Melbourne.

Key Takeaways: Melbourne City vs Adelaide United – ALM Semi-Final Leg Two

Melbourne City have booked their place in a third successive A-League Grand Final after a scintillating second leg victory at AAMI Park which ended in extra-time. They will host the league’s first ever all-Victorian Grand Final against Western United as…

Key Takeaways: Western United vs Wellington Phoenix – ALM Elimination Final

Western United have booked their place in a huge A-League Semi-Final against the Melbourne Victory after sweeping aside the Wellington Phoenix with a 1-0 victory after an early goal. After a relatively nondescript opening to proceedings, the home team sprung…

ANALYSIS | How Kisnorbo has turned corners into a weapon for Melbourne City

When Erick Mombaerts arrived in Melbourne at the start of the 2019/20 season, Melbourne City had struggled to score from set plays. Having scored just four goals from corners in 2018/19 (just one more than bottom-ranked Newcastle, Melbourne Victory and…

OPINION | No more excuses for A-League clubs in Asia

When last year’s A-League Men Grand Finalists Melbourne City and Sydney FC kick off their Asian Champions League campaigns this week there will be a new weight on their shoulders. After the pandemic essentially forced Australian clubs to withdraw from…

“His heart is with Australia” – Basha lifts lid on Volpato, Socceroos and youth development

In the city where gladiators once entertained the masses, a new hero was born.  Under the beaming lights of Rome’s Stadio Olimpico on a crisp winter’s evening, 18-year-old Australian Cristian Volpato helped rescue José Mourinho’s AS Roma after they trailed…

Arnold’s helter-skelter approach illuminated the gulf between Australia and Asia’s elite

Australia’s hopes of automatically qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup were thwarted by Hajime Moriyasu’s Japan outfit as they came away 2-0 victors in front of 41,852 people at Stadium Australia. A match that will be forensically analysed incessantly…

Australia vs Japan: Opposition Preview

After a rocky start to their World Cup qualifying campaign, Japan seem to have struck the right formula under Hajime Moriyasu as the side heads into Thursday night’s huge match against Australia on the back of five successive victories. Despite…

OPINION | In their biggest game in years, the Socceroos must not slip up

World Cup qualifying. Japan. Stadium Australia. It doesn’t get any bigger than this. Looking to claw their way back into the top two spots in Group B, the task remains pretty simple for the Socceroos – beat Japan on March…

“We’re going to qualify for this World Cup” – D’Agostino confident ahead of big encounter

Uncapped Socceroo and potential debutant Nick D’Agostino has signaled a statement of intent ahead of Australia’s mammoth World Cup qualifier on Thursday night against Japan. “We want to qualify for this World Cup and we’re going to qualify for this…

Key Takeaways: Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners

Melbourne City have returned to top spot in the A-League Men standings with a swashbuckling 3-2 victory against the Central Coast Mariners. Taking the ascendancy in the early parts of proceedings, City were uncharacteristically direct and looked to play quick…