ANALYSIS | Jacob Farrell’s successful first campaign at the Mariners

Jacob Farrell has been one of the many success stories of the season from the Central Coast Mariners, with the left-back stylishly adapting to his first season of A-League Men’s football.  Farrell came into fruition for the Mariners during his…

Tactical analysis: Why Melbourne Victory could go far in finals

After picking up the wooden spoon for the first time in their history, Melbourne Victory looked towards A-League Men custodian Tony Popovic to take their side back to the usual successes.  Popovic has previously been long time manager of originally…

Tactical analysis: Could Adelaide’s new system work?

Confusion reigned supreme when Adelaide United posted their lineup on Wednesday evening. With Kusini Yengi out with injury, Mohammed Toure out with COVID-19 and George Blackwood on the bench, Adelaide featured an innovative lineup in their FFA Cup match against…

Key Takeaways: Central Coast Mariners vs Western Sydney Wanderers

The Central Coast Mariners have made it two wins from two on the coast, defeating the Western Sydney Wanderers by two goals from Cy Goddard in the 60th minute and Oliver Bozanic with the last kick of the match. It…

Tactical analysis: Is Macarthur’s form sustainable?

Macarthur current sits top of the table, unbeaten, but the stats show they have perhaps been lucky with their results. Is their tactical setup sustainable?

What has Perth lost by not re-signing Diego Castro?

Diego Castro has been the lynchpin of Perth Glory’s attack for over five years, since joining the Western Australia side in 2015. Moving from renowned Spanish club Getafe, Castro offered a remarkable CV. Having played 225 games in La Liga,…

Robinson experimented in the FFA cup, but could inverting a fullback work in the derby?

Western Sydney Wanderers’ FFA cup match against Broadmeadow Magic spelled a significant tactical change, with Carl Robinson moving from a three-man defence, which was present throughout the previous campaign, to a back four. The Wanderers, on paper, played a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3…

Has your team lost or gained goals over the transfer window? – Part 2

Welcome to part two of the goals your A-League men’s side has lost, looking at the remaining six clubs in the competition. For the introduction and part one, check out this link. For reference: Expected goals (xG) is a measure…

Has your team lost or gained goals over the transfer window? – Part 1

Goals, put simply, are the key facet of football.  There is a multitude of complex tactics involved in beating your opponent within the ten phases of football, but ultimately, it all stems down to the simple objective of finding the…

“We want to be fighting for the league” – Baccus confident ahead of new campaign

Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Keanu Baccus spoke to Kick360 to reflect on the previous campaign, and look forwards to the upcoming season.