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Melbourne City win W-League grand final behind closed doors

Melbourne City 1-0 Sydney FCSteph Catley wins player of the finalOn a day in which what felt normal a fortnight ago could be thought of as another era, and what felt normal mere days ago feels like a thought experiment going seriously wrong, Melbourne …

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Where to next for all-conquering Melbourne City in the W-League? | Ella Reilly

The club might be on the precipice of reaching its own limits within the current constraints of the league’s structureOn a weekend where the term “invincibles” echoed around the Premier League, the mantle landed squarely on the shoulders of W-League pr…

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Where to next for all-conquering Melbourne City in the W-League? | Ella Reilly

The club might be on the precipice of reaching its own limits within the current constraints of the league’s structureOn a weekend where the term “invincibles” echoed around the Premier League, the mantle landed squarely on the shoulders of W-League pr…

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Player drain emerges as key issue amid concern over W-League’s structure | Ella Reilly

Given the transfer window closes a month before of the W-League’s semi-finals, top-tier player traffic is only ever going to go one wayThe return of American Lynn Williams to Western Sydney was supposed to rekindle the club’s W-League campaign and spar…

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Chaos delights as W-League proves it has more to offer than just its Matildas | Ella Reilly

The league’s non-international players were able to take centre stage during a wild round The double pendulum swing is one of the most well-known symbols of chaos theory. The lines traced by a double-jointed line, which makes sense when its creation is…

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Jets’ secondment of W-League coach for men’s team should not escape scrutiny | Ella Reilly

The postponement of Newcastle’s game last week may have been serendipitous but the optics of the decision were never goodIt was with a touch of serendipity that Newcastle Jets’ W-League game against Adelaide United, scheduled as part of a double header…

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The post-Sam Kerr reality is proving a harsh one for Perth Glory | Ella Reilly

As Sam Kerr prepares to make her Chelsea debut, the club she left behind, Perth Glory, will look on with pride but also a hopeless sense of longingSince touching down in London earlier this week and joining her first training sessions with Chelsea, Sam…

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Joint bid for 2023 Women’s World Cup a chance to grow game in New Zealand | Ella Reilly

New Zealand’s sporting identity has long been shaped by the exploits of its male competitors, but the country’s joint bid for the next football Women’s World Cup can help change that We are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by suppo…

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Catharsis, late goals and narrow margins mark W-League season

Early figures suggest scoring rates are drying up in the W-League this season, but the drama of late goals and narrow margins is more than compensating for the lack of goalsA certain amount of catharsis can accompany goals scored the nearer the clock t…

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Catharsis, late goals and narrow margins mark W-League season

Early figures suggest scoring rates are drying up in the W-League this season, but the drama of late goals and narrow margins is more than compensating for the lack of goalsA certain amount of catharsis can accompany goals scored the nearer the clock t…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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 …

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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…