Gaze wary of Melbourne Utd’s composure in high-stakes clash

Melbourne United's poise under pressure is what Andrew Gaze dreads most as his Sydney Kings brace for an NBL finals-shaping showdown on Friday. Sydney (16-9) can snatch top spot off the defending champion visitors (16-8) if victorious at Qudos Bank Arena and then virtually guarantee a home play-off berth if successful against the finals-bound Wildcats (16-9) in Perth on Sunday. […]

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Melbourne City to sign Tottenham striker Shayon Harrison in loan deal

Jamie Maclaren will not be the only new striker at Melbourne City's Bundoora training ground next week. The Socceroo could be joined by on-loan Tottenham forward Shayon Harrison, who is expected to join City on a short-term deal pending visa clearance. The 21-year-old Spurs youth product is a left-sided striker who has come through the highly regarded Tottenham academy – […]

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North Melbourne probe Marley Williams over nightclub fight

North Melbourne are investigating after Kangaroos defender Marley Williams was allegedly involved in a nightclub scuffle. Williams, 25, is believed to have been at South Melbourne's Albion Rooftop when two men had an altercation just before 2am on Sunday. Marley Williams in action for North Melbourne.Credit:Morgan Hancock Police were called to the venue, partly owned by Williams' former Collingwood teammate […]

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Melbourne United look to reload against Bullets

Bogey team: Chris Goulding’s United has struggled against the Bullets in recent meetings.Credit:AAP Melbourne United feel they have a point to prove in their clash with the Brisbane Bullets on the Gold Coast. In their past two meetings the Bullets have trapped, pressed and pestered Melbourne into uncharacteristically poor decisions and disrupted offensive play while claiming two important wins. Melbourne won […]

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Melbourne sides gear up for crucial W-League derby

Return: City’s Kyah Simon.Credit:Eddie Jim Melbourne City will aim to control possession and neutralise Melbourne Victory’s attacking weaponry when they meet in Saturday's crucial clash. City coach Rado Vidosic said his side would look to dominate the ball against a Victory outfit sitting equal on points with ladder-leaders Perth Glory. “We’ve out-passed every opponent we’ve confronted, and that’s going to be […]

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Melbourne stars chase wins, not starts as line-ups keep changing

Melbourne United coach Dean Vickerman isn’t planning to settle on his starting five any time soon. The team’s hectic schedule and some early-season injuries, especially to captain Chris Goulding, has meant Vickerman has continued to tinker with his line-ups as Melbourne have built an 8-3 win-loss record. Goulding has come off the bench in recent weeks with Mitch McCarron at shooting […]

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