rss

Author Archive for Ella Reilly

0

Melbourne Victory’s global foray shines light on W-League relationship with Asia | Ella Reilly

Starved of success on their first international foray, time will tell if Melbourne Victory’s participation in the AFC Women’s Club Championship will be viewed as a milestone or a millstoneQuestions about the immediate future of the W-League have tended…

0

Emergence of young talent helps ease W-League into post-Sam Kerr era | Ella Reilly

The performances of Mary Fowler and Shadeen Evans in the opening round point to a bright future After an off-season which seemingly stretched for a lifetime, the 2019-20 W-League is finally underway – to quite some relief. The first round kicked off a …

0

Gung-ho Matildas pay price as defensive frailties exposed in World Cup opener | Ella Reilly

Defeat to Italy begs the question of how this sumptuously talented attack-minded team can also dig inThe Matildas’ day out in Valenciennes was not meant to end this way. A 95th-minute defeat at the hands of a team who have endured a two-decade long Wor…

0

Matildas diaspora reunited for tilt at Women’s World Cup | Ella Reilly

The fragmented nature of the game outside Europe need not be a disadvantage to nations such as AustraliaAnte Milicic offered a valuable insight into where his players are at just under two weeks out from the World Cup when he and his coaching staff agr…

0

World Cup coming at right time for women, says New Zealand Football president | Ella Reilly

Newly-appointed Johanna Wood is championing diversity as the country rides a wave of interest heading to France“One of the things with people is they’re always watching. They’re watching to see ‘have you got what it takes to be a leader? Can you make t…

0

Ruthless Matildas punish mistakes and display growing confidence

Australia’s win over New Zealand blew out some nerves, their win over South Korea shows the swagger is returningIf the Matildas’ Cup of Nations campaign kicked off on Thursday with an encounter marked by the sense the team was feeling its way into a ne…

0

Maturing W-League points to further future improvements | Ella Reilly

Sydney FC’s grand final win showed collective need often supplants the individual ego – and the league is thriving for itThe 2018-19 W-League season has been one of history makers and breakers. With its first marquee player (Sam Kerr), a new all-time g…

0

Melbourne City a victim of their own success as W-League rivals catch up

They set the benchmark for the competition upon joining in 2015, now Melbourne City are eyeing a finals-less seasonThere’s only room in the W-League championship finals for one Melbourne team, it seems. As Melbourne Victory hope to wrap up their first …

0

More questions than answers as FFA cagey over Stajcic’s termination

With the World Cup looming, Matildas face challenges to rebuild culture on the road to FranceAs the fallout from Football Federation Australia’s termination of Alen Stajcic’s contract is absorbed, there are more questions than answers.At least one has …

0

Women’s World Cup draw hands Matildas three tricky fixtures

Australia has avoided a ‘group of death’ for France 2019, but three difficult and uniquely challenging match-ups awaitIt’s fast becoming one of life’s guarantees. Death, taxes, and the cosmos finding a way to pair the Matildas and Seleção at the FIFA W…

0

Women’s World Cup draw hands Matildas three tricky fixtures

Australia has avoided a ‘group of death’ for France 2019, but three difficult and uniquely challenging match-ups awaitIt’s fast becoming one of life’s guarantees. Death, taxes, and the cosmos finding a way to pair the Matildas and Seleção at the FIFA W…

0

W-League ‘chalk and cheese’ compared to 11 years ago | Ella Reilly

Much has changed since the competition’s inception but so much more can be achieved with further investment Servet Uzunlar has seen the W-League come a long way in its 11 years. Comparing the status of the W-League’s inaugural season, which coincided w…

0

W-League ‘chalk and cheese’ compared to 11 years ago | Ella Reilly

Much has changed since the competition’s inception but so much more can be achieved with further investment Servet Uzunlar has seen the W-League come a long way in its 11 years. Comparing the status of the W-League’s inaugural season, which coincided w…

0

W-League 2018-19: new season, new horizons, new hope | Ella Reilly

This campaign arrives at a significant time and offers an opportunity for wider discussions about the gameAs the W-League enters its 11th incarnation, the 2018-19 season has the potential to represent further advancement in women’s football. This campa…

0

Football Ferns look to future after damning report confirms bullying inside NZF

Players welcome a ‘productive future’ after New Zealand Football apology and acceptance ‘in full’ of recommendationsIt started with 12 players making 13 complaints about the behaviour of one coach over two tours. It continued with 80 interviews and a t…