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Matthew Galea

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Matthew Galea is a freelance journalist covering Australian football and the English Premier League. He got his start covering state football for the Victorian Goal! Fanzine and went on to work in regional Victoria with the Shepparton News before covering international sports for Omnisport, a global digital sports news wire. Since moving to the other side of the media fence in a marketing and communications capacity, Matthew continues to scratch his journalistic itch with a number of freelance roles, joining the Roar team in 2018. Thanks to the loss of the Melbourne Heart to the City Football Group, he remains an A-League neutral, with a deep-held passion for Manchester United. To date, some of his career highlights include being at Old Trafford to see Wayne Rooney's bicycle kick against Manchester City, interviewing Harry Kewell, discussing the late, great Johan Cryuff with his former team-mate Jesper Olsen and chatting Socceroos and Australian football with Jason Culina.

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Fair points, but I think if we look at the way the Phoenix started the season versus current form, it’s been clear that Rudan has been very successful in driving improvement from individuals and the collective. He also enjoyed pretty consistent success at an NPL level with Sydney United. Thanks for reading and commenting, Waz.

Kevin Muscat and Mark Rudan have put Australia's coaching potential on centre stage

No denying he was a nasty player. One would argue he’s not particularly nicer as a coach, be it to the media, opponents or anyone else, but as you admit, Kdog, he knows his football and for the most part, his players seem to like playing for him. He’s perhaps been lucky in that he’s always had a very good squad at his disposal, but I’ve been impressed with his style of football and overall squad management nonetheless. Thanks for reading and commenting, guys!

Kevin Muscat and Mark Rudan have put Australia's coaching potential on centre stage