His team might have just been on the end of a 4-1 hammering by Adelaide United but Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip retains the faith that they can turn things around inside a week and progress through the finals.
Michael Lynch There's a lot going on in the world of Australian soccer, including the usual measure of controversy. Michael Lynch lifts the lid on the latest doings in the round-ball game.
Michael Lynch Adelaide United tuned up for the finals in tremendous style when they put a poor Melbourne City side, who finished with ten players following Kew Jaliens second half dismissal, to the sword at Hindmarsh Stadium.
Mark Hawthorne The Football Federation of Australia has been accused of overlooking breaches of the salary cap by A-League giant Melbourne Victory.
Sebastian Hassett On paper, this was the most meaningless match of the A-League season. But it was anything but boring as Perth Glory beat Western Sydney 2-1.
Michael Lynch Wherever there is a salary cap there will be smart negotiators and club list managers, agents and officials trying to find ways to push it to the limit to gain an edge.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT In May 2007, Graham Arnold and Ernie Merrick were on top of the coaching world in Australia.
Craig Foster Barring a cataclysm difficult to imagine, the title will tonight once again reside in Melbourne, thanks to a talented young coach and his impressive player and staff acquisitions.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory, Sydney, Wellington, Adelaide. Even disgraced Perth Glory. What do they all have in common this season, apart from filling the top five places on the A-League?
Dominic Bossi African footballers are leading the way in a game built upon migration, but there is one major obstacle holding back more from playing.