Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Melbourne Victory Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:42:59 +1100 Tribal Football <![CDATA[Exclusive: Clem Morfuni using Swindon board role to fix 'pathetic' Australian pathway]]> <p>Clem Morfuni wants to use his platform as Swindon Town non-executive vice-chairman to fix what he describes as a "pathetic" pathway for Australian kids to play professional football.</p><p>The Sydney native is the founder of Axis Group, a multi-national building services contractor that was involved in the construction of new Wembley and the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:18:44 +1100 Andrew Maclean <![CDATA[EXCLUSIVE: Japanese insiders say Keisuke Honda can match Iniesta, Torres for Melbourne Victory]]> <p></p><p><br></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:39:01 +1000 Chris Sermeno <![CDATA[LIVE FROM MELBOURNE: Japan icon Honda reveals Melbourne Victory changed retirement plans]]> <p>Keisuke Honda has been unveiled at AAMI Park as one of Melbourne Victory's marquee players for the upcoming 2018-19 A-League season.</p><p>The former Japanese international expressed his joy at the prospect of a new challenge in a different country, and despite the language barrier Honda is happy to be in Melbourne.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:27:50 +1000 Chris Sermeno <![CDATA[Stoke City striker Peter Crouch wanted by Aussie clubs]]> <p>Stoke City striker Peter Crouch is attracting interest from Australia.</p><p>The Sun says Crouch is wanted by Australia's A-League to help raise their profile.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:35:31 +1000 Paul Vegas <![CDATA[Video Assistant Referee: How technology could decide the 2018 World Cup]]> <p>The World Cup is almost upon us, yet the landscape of modern football has never looked more different. The next two World Cup finals will take us into uncharted territory, in both participation numbers and officiating. </p><p>The officiating in question is the Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) at the World Cup finals in Russia this year, after much debate and deliberation. The much maligned and controversial system has been trialled around the world and seen at major tournaments such as the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 22:49:18 +1000 Chris Sermeno <![CDATA[The Arnie Effect: How the Socceroos have already been influenced by their new manager]]> <p>COMMENT: Just a little over a month ago Australian football supporters were desperately clamouring for the announcement of a new Socceroos head coach, hoping for some sort of relief after the stresses of Australia's marathon qualification campaign and Ange Postecoglou's subsequent resignation. Fast forward to today and we've seen not just one Socceroos coaching announcements, but two.<br></p><p>It's a case of what's old is new again, as Graham Arnold was confirmed as the man who will lead the Socceroos following the conclusion of the upcoming World Cup in Russia. He will continue to coach his hugely successful Sydney FC side until the end of the current A-League campaign, after which he will take over from Bert Van Marwijk and assume control of the top job in Australian football for a second time in his career.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:49:00 +1100 Brodie Cowburn <![CDATA[‚ÄčAustralia appoint Graham Arnold as post-World Cup manager]]> <p>Graham Arnold will become manager of the Australian national team after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.<br></p><p>This will mark the Sydney FC manager's second spell in charge of the Socceroos after he held the role for a year after Guus Hiddink stepped down after the 2006 World Cup in Germany. </p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:40:58 +1100 Eshlin Vedan <![CDATA[EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Melb Victory star Archie Thompson talks Neymar's 5-a-side tournament]]> <p>The 2018 'Neymar Jr's Five' tournament is a unique competition offering footballers all across Australia, and the world, a chance at one of the most lucrative prizes in sport today. Players across the globe will battle it out for a chance to meet Paris Saint-Germain and Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr. in his own home town.<br></p><p>Former Melbourne Victory Striker and Socceroo Archie Thompson is the ambassador for the event, and says that the opportunity to meet the Brazilian superstar is too good to turn down.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:44:57 +1100 Brodie Cowburn <![CDATA[EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Socceroos striker Thompson says Van Marwijk appointment will 'reinvigorate the squad']]> <p>With the impact of new Socceroos manager Bert Van Marwijk's appointment still yet to be seen, former international striker Archie Thompson has weighed in on the potential positives of the selection.<br></p><p>Thompson told Tribal Football that the appointment may keep players on their toes, and prevent them from getting complacent.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:57:54 +1100 Brodie Cowburn <![CDATA[A-LEAGUE PRESS REWIND - ROUND 17: Vidosic cracker for City; Glory struggling defence; Adelaide embarrassed;]]> <p>The Good</p><p>Wellington Phoenix are in the middle of a mid-season resurgence. They have earned seven points in their last three matches, and are undefeated in three games. Phoenix have managed to reduce the gap to sixth place on the table to five points.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:34:51 +1100