Brian Kaltak: the path to professional football

Brian Kaltak is Vanuatu’s most successful footballer in the last decade. He made his international debut – and was captain at the age of just 17. For four seasons he has been with Auckland City – the biggest football club in Oceania. In Auckland he has established himself as one of the best defenders onContinue reading “Brian Kaltak: the path to professional football”

Wellington Phoenix starts new A-League season with a defeat against Sydney FC

Finally, the new season of A-League started for the New Zealanders of Wellington Phoenix. The club that is being forced to play their home games in Wollongong, Australia due the COVID-19 scenario faced Sydney FC in their debut game – their first game of the season was to be in December but it was postponed.Continue reading “Wellington Phoenix starts new A-League season with a defeat against Sydney FC”

Steven Taylor leaves Wellington Phoenix

Following the departure of English striker Gary Hooper, one more Englishman decided to leave Wellington Phoenix – this time the now former team captain Steven Taylor. “Today we have mutually agreed to part ways with our beloved captain, Steven Taylor. Farewell Steven and thank you for some amazing memories – we wish you the veryContinue reading “Steven Taylor leaves Wellington Phoenix”

Elimination Final: Wellington Phoenix faces Perth Glory in a do or die match

It is the decision time for Phoenix and Perth Glory in A-League; both sides will meet at Bankwest Stadium for a do or die match to see which of them will proceed in the post season of the Australian top-tier league. Despite the bad return after the forced COVID-19 break, Perth was the only teamContinue reading “Elimination Final: Wellington Phoenix faces Perth Glory in a do or die match”

Phoenix suffers disappointing defeat as they head to A-League Finals

Wellington Phoenix could not capitalise their chances against a well-organised Newcastle Jets side in the team final match for the regular season of the Hyundai A-League. Despite not counting on top-striker Gary Hooper, the team coached by Ufuk Talay expected a win from this clash in order to secure their third place in the theContinue reading “Phoenix suffers disappointing defeat as they head to A-League Finals”

Garry Hooper’s late goal keep Phoenix in third at A-League’s table

Phoenix needed to battle hard to draw against Brisbane Roar in Newcastle by 1-1. The Nix displayed good football during the clash, but its opponent also had quality to harm the defensive line led by Steven Taylor. Roar started on top in the match pressing Phoenix, but the New Zealanders also had their spell ofContinue reading “Garry Hooper’s late goal keep Phoenix in third at A-League’s table”

Uninspired Phoenix suffers disapointing defeat against Wanderers

An uninspired Wellington Phoenix could not create much danger to Western Sydney Wanderers at Bankwest Stadium and suffered a disapointing 1-0 defeat thanks a to a goal from Kwame Yeboah. Phoenix is now under risks to not finish second in the ladder after being stuned by a Wanderers side that were in a despair needContinue reading “Uninspired Phoenix suffers disapointing defeat against Wanderers”

Phoenix draw with Adelaide as Davila is unable to score golden winning chance

Phoenix clinched the 2nd spot in the standings, but the team coached by Ufuk Talay was unable to beat Adelaide United. The point granted from the 1-1 draw was enough for Phoenix to surpass Melbourne City in the A-League ladder on goal difference, but it could had been much better if the Mexican star UlisesContinue reading “Phoenix draw with Adelaide as Davila is unable to score golden winning chance”

Hyundai A-League ready to resume

The 2019-20 season of the biggest football league from Australia is very close to resume after being stopped due to COVID-19 pandemic. Football Federation Australia (FFA) CEO James Johnson confirmed that FFA, the Hyundai A-League clubs and Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) reached agreement for the re-start of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season. However they stillContinue reading “Hyundai A-League ready to resume”

A-League postponed; Phoenix will need to wait

The COVID-19 outbreak forced another league to stop: the Australian top-tier, the Hyundai A-League, was postponed. After many discussions around the decisions made to keep the league running, the league officials decided in the last days that the games could not keep being played due the terrible situation regarding Coronavirus. Wellington Phoenix was in Australia,Continue reading “A-League postponed; Phoenix will need to wait”