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Alan Kearney

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Irish man down under, football fanatic.I have been involved in football all my life playing and coaching. I have represent my country and played professionally in England for Everton and now live in Melbourne playing semi professionally for NPL club Port Melbourne. I know what your thinking ...... It worked out well ? I have seen the ups and and downs of the game and hope you enjoy my insight and opinion. Man United are my team and Keano was my boy. Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail.

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60′ Its end to end at the minute here, corner to Wellington. Doyle with a free header !! he could have put Wellington back ahead.

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Terrible defending from the corner. They are on the ropes at the minute.

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58′ Valeri lets fly from the edge of the box and nearly puts Victory ahead. Wellington are a shambles at the minute.

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56′ Goal !! Victory are level.

Sloppy goal to concede fro Wellington. From a George corner Berisha connects with a header but it ricochets off Paracki and goes past Italiano into the net. Wellington will be devastated by their start to this half.

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54′ Berisha nearly levels the game !!

The ball rebounds back to him off Doyle from a Barbarouses cross and he nearly finds the net volleying the ball wide.

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53′ GOAL !!! Victory through Berisha. And i cant say its not deserved as they haven’t giving up. Barbarouses drives through the middle shoots and the ball rebounds to Berisha who makes no mistake and blast the ball high into the net.

Game on


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51′ Big chance for Krishna after he was played through by Vidosic, he hesitates and toe pokes the ball at Thomas from inside the six yard box.

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49′ Good move by Victory, Troisi gets it wide to Geria but his cross is poor and goes straight into the hands of Italiano.


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47′ Big Chance for George!! On his left foot from six yards out and he drags his shot wide of the post. Such a big opportunity for Victory. great build up play. Which should be a warning sign to the Nix.

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46′ Victory keeping possession in the wellington half, George touch lets him down and the move breaks down.


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45′ Second half under way, Big half for Victory and Kevin Muscat.

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Sub Wellington Parkhouse On McGlinchey Off

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

Well that was an eventful half of football.

Once the game settled down Victory looked the better of the 2 sides.Their link up play between Troisi, Barbarouses and George was causing all sorts of problems for Wellington who were leaving too much space in between the midfield and the defence. Victory will be feeling a little aggrieved after they had a cracking goal disallowed after VAR intervened. On first look at the replay I think it was harsh call.

The Nix to their credit came back into it and went ahead through a bullet header from Kaludjerovic and he put his side 2 up literally 2 minutes late with another cracking header. The second was a looping effort from just inside the box.

After that Victory piled on the pressure to try get back into the game and still look dangerous particularly through George.

Still plenty to play for and Victory will come out all guns blazing in the second half.

Could Victory be bottom of the ladder after 9 games ?? Time will tell, I am expecting a big second half in this one.

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Half Time

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45+3 George hits the wall from the resulting free kick and the whistle goes for half time.

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45′ Lovely link up play gain between the Victory front 3. Free kick from the edge of the box. Oh how they would love a goal here.

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45′ 3 minutes added on. Victory putting Wellington under pressure in search of a goal before the break. The Nix have a habit of conceding goals late in the first half. Big 3 minutes coming up for them.


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43′ Great play again by George, he controls a lofted ball forward by Sanchez on his chest swivels and volleys but finds Durante there to block again.

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41′ George who is a danger from set pieces has his free kick deflected wide for a corner.The corner is defended well by the Nix who are throwing bodies in front of everything.

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40′ Big chance for Victory, George should have done better after been gifted he ball inside the 6 yard box he shots and it gets cleared for a corner. A cut back to Troisi would have been the better option.

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37′ Wellington sling another cross into the box, not surprising giving what took place 5 minutes ago. Victory clear the danger and the score remains the same.

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35 Free kick by George, Victory looking to respond but Wellington defend brilliantly and clear the ball. They will look to get to half time with this lead. Defence has been a problem for them so far.

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33′ That must feel like a sucker punch for Victory but thats football. A game can turn so quickly, well done to the Nix. two great headers and crosses.

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Unbelievable…. I thought they were starting to struggle… 2 cracking headers… long way back for Victory from here.

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30′ Goal !!</strong> WOW

Kaludjerovic with another cracking header. This time from the edge of the box that loops over Thomas who was slightly off his line.

What a couple of minutes for Wellington and Kaludjerovic

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