It has now been over 270 minutes since Fahid Ben Khalfallah (FBK) last made an appearance for The Vuck. He last came on as a substitute in the 78th minute against Adelaide United in round three and has not been sighted since. He’s made only two starts out of five in the A-League so far this season.
On the 24th of October, a mere three rounds into the 2016/17 A-League season, the North Terrace Collective (NTC); the leadership group representing the wider active support group known as the North Terrace (NT) disbanded and walked away indefinitely from organised, active Melbourne Victory support. It brought to an end a long, painful saga of back and forth between the club and the NTC.
For something a bit different this week, FVS host Dave and Amanda Gibson take a close look at some of the recent power plays in Australian football and their ramifications. AKA “Boring Governance Stuff”.
With the A-League season set to kick off tomorrow, FVS have got you covered with the most comprehensive Melbourne Victory season preview you could ask for!
FVS Host Dave explores the hot button topic of Promotion and Relegation in Australian football.
The story of Australian football over the past eleven years has not been unlike an airplane that has taken flight while still being built. Slowly but surely, the engines, bulkheads and wings have been supplemented with a few seats, a galley and toilets. The Socceroos fly first class when they travel and it’s that particular component of Australian football that occupies the front of the plane metaphorically as well. It stands to reason that the A-League and its member clubs occupy premium economy. Grass-roots football and the rest of the Australian football community are packed into cattle class.
The tempestuous fixture involving Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United has never been too distant from controversy and impassioned exchanges between players and coaches alike.
Dubbed the ‘Original Rivalry’ due to being one of the first true rivalries in the A-League and of course the natural South Australia vs Victoria aspect, the old foes resume hostilities at AAMI Park on Friday night.
This match rarely disappoints and has produced some of the most memorable and notorious footballing moments over the years – captivating fans of the game all over the country.
From fabulously constructed goals to inexplicable instances of petulance as well as unforgettable finals, it is no coincidence why this cross-border rivalry is arguably the biggest in Australian football.
Our friends at Outside90.com look at five of the most memorable flashpoints.
Two A-League powerhouses are set to go at it again in one of the league’s most heated rivalries.
We select the best combined team between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United.
Did we miss anyone?
Crosstown rivals Melbourne City are beginning to make the kind of waves in the transfer market that we all expected would happen when the City Football Group bought Melbourne Heart in early 2014. Dave, host of melbournevictory.net podcast For Vuck’s Sake, explores whether the FFA can do anything to stop the Middle Eastern billionaires from destroying the integrity of the Australian national league.
It was a Sydney Away to remember with a backs against the wall win. Our friends at Outside90.com captured the mood outside the stadium after the match. It’s safe to say there were one or two bitter Sydney fans.
Outside90 captured the reactions of fans after Saturday’s Melbourne Derby. It’s fair to say alcohol might have been the real winner on the day.