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Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix Match week 9 Preview

The two clubs who both occupy the bottom positions in the league table will go head to head as they face off in their Match week 9 clash. Phoenix who are the 11th team in the table will be traveling to Victory who are at the rock-bottom of the league table and are on a run of three games that have all ended in losses.

Wellington drew their last game after losing their two games before that one. Their draw came against Western Sydney Wanderers earlier in the match week. The team managed by Ufuk Talay needed to put in a great performance to secure the draw after they went 2-1 down despite being the first team to score in the tie. They would then go on to score an equalizer to ensure that the spoils are shared between them and their rivals.

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Australia goalkeeper Matt Ryan impressed on his debut for Arsenal at the weekend during the disappointing loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League. He made his debut for the Gunners during the game played at Villa Park to become player no. 880 to play for the North London outfit.

The Australia national team goalkeeper has been vocal about how he supported Arsenal as a boy in his native Australia. He was handed the chance to play for the team he supported while growing up following his row with Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter. Matt Ryan had been the first choice shot stopper at Brighton before Graham Potter made the decision to drop him from his starting XI earlier this season.
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Australia national team goalkeeper Mat Ryan waxed lyrical about how he supported Premier League giants Arsenal as a boy upon joining them earlier this month.

Mat Ryan fell out of favour with manager Graham Potter at Brighton and he had to leave the club to secure the opportunity of playing regular football.
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The fixture which has been fixed between Canberra United and Newcastle in the Australian W-League has been confirmed to go on after the players and staffs of Canberra United have left self-isolation. Canberra United have been pitted to play against Brisbane Road in Redcliffe on Thursday night and just before Greater Brisbane entered a three - day lockdown, they arrived back in Canberra on Friday

Upon their return, the players and the staff immediately followed the COVID-19 guidelines by embarking on self-isolation. The club took to Twitter to address the matter and in according to what was tweeted, Greyer Brisbane us no longer a Covid-19 hot-spot.
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Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter has told Australia shot stopper Matt Ryan that he can leave the club in the January transfer window after he lost his place in the starting XI. The 28-year-old Australia goalkeeper has been the first choice goalkeeper at Brighton and Hove Albion until recent weeks when he was taken out of the starting line-up by Graham Potter.

Matt Ryan left Spanish La Liga giants Valencia to sign for the Seagulls in 2017 while former manager Chris Hughton was still in charge of the team. The Australian national team player has helped Brighton to stay in the Premier League in each of the last three campaigns. The Australia goalkeeper moved to the club shortly after the promotion to the Premier League for the first time ever three years ago. Matt Ryan is a key member of the Australian national football team and he has made 59 caps for his country.

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Hoogland glad to get competitive football back again

Tim Hoogland claims that he is very eagerly looking forward to the return of the Australian A-League after the date for the remaining games were announced. The Melbourne Victory defender has been able to shake off a quad injury that prevented his participation in the 1st part of the season.

The A-League was then disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in football being stopped around the world. Now, the dates for a comeback have been scheduled and Melbourne Victory will be taking on Western United in the middle of July followed by matches against Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney at the BankWest stadium.
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Graham Arnold contemplating Australian job amidst FC Seoul interest

Graham Arnold is contemplating the prospect of quitting Australian national team, as he has reportedly received a lucrative deal from South Korean outfit FC Seoul. The K-League outfit will provide a tempting option for the manager to make a return to day-to-day management. However, this will have a huge effect on the Australian national team. The outcome of the decision will be known by Wednesday, and Football Federation Australia have also been made aware of this interest from FC Seoul.

FFA Chief James Johnson said that it is a huge credit that Arnold is being considered as a manager from different parts of the world, but he also said that it will be a huge challenge to keep him in the national team.
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Clarke hopeful that Dykes will chose Scotland

Rangers manager Steve Clarke is hoping that Australian footballer Lyndon Dykes will choose to stay at Scotland rather than in Australia. His performance at the club has been extraordinary and in the 2019–2020 season he has scored 12 goals by appearing in 33 games which helped the club finish in the first six spots. This led to the race between two national teams Scotland and Australia who wants to play for their respective teams. The player even though is Australian is eligible to be part of Scotland due to his parent’s lineage.

Clarke while speaking to BBC said that as a national team they haven’t achieved much and has not been successful. The players would want to join the national team will be reluctant due to this situation. They will be looking for a better option which will help them achieve success and titles. He said that they are always looking forward for good players and will keeping on trying.
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Potter happy with deserved draw against Southampton

A great battle between two South Coast teams finished as a 1-1 draw after Brighton and Southampton were able to pay a share of the spoils. After the game, Brighton manager Graham Potter did not have any complaints about the result, as he felt that both teams had two halves where they were able to dominate each other. Brighton were clearly the better team in the first half and the team was able to get a 1-0 lead thanks to Neal Maupay’s goal, which was assisted by Glen Murray. The home team came back in the second half and they secured a deserved equaliser in the 66th minute through Danny Ings.

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Potter glad to secure Premier League safety with Brighton

Brighton manager Graham Potter has revealed that it is extremely important that the club managed to stay in the Premier league in order to continue with their development. The team comprising of international stars like Aaron Mooy was able to secure Premier league status for next season after a goalless draw with Newcastle.

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