The big news going into Round Six of the Victorian Premier League is that former Hyundai A-League coach Miron Bleiberg has joined Oakleigh Cannons on a temporary basis starting with the 2012 Grand Final rematch.
Northcote have continued their brilliant start to the season, recording their fifth straight victory of the new campaign with a win against Port Melbourne on Friday night. At the other end of the table though, life under Grant Brebner got off to the worst possible start as Richmond gave up a two goal lead to lose against a determined South Melbourne outfit on Mother’s day. Here is a comprehensive roundup of all the weekends’ action.
Following a week off to contest the State Knockout Cup, the Victorian Premier League returns this week.
After four rounds of action in the Victorian Premier League it is Northcote City who lead the way following a scintillating seven goal performance against Richmond on Friday night made it four from four for them, their best ever start to a VPL season. They now outright lead the league so far this season as South Melbourne lost their first match of the season against a rejuvenated Dandenong side. Here is a comprehensive roundup of all the weekends’ action.
An intriguing round of Victorian Premier League action looms as apart from a first versus last battle, each match on paper seems to be a close encounter.
Following Round Two of the Victorian Premier League where every away team won, Round Three throws up some interesting contests.
The 2013 Victorian Premier League (VPL) season kicks off this weekend with plenty of excitement expected once again. Dandenong Thunder are current Champions after winning the treble last season under the tutelage of Chris Taylor and will threaten once again this season. While at the other end of the table Heidelberg United and the Moreland Zebras were relegated to State League One. Coming up into the VPL are Pascoe Vale and Port Melbourne as Vitale Ferrante’s Pascoe Vale were promoted as State League One Champions five points clear of Eric Vassiliadis’ Port Melbourne side.
The 2013 VPL season is going to be yet another exciting season in Victorian football as the Dandenong Thunders, Oakleigh Cannons and Green Gullies push for the Minor Premiership. But there could also be a few surprises with Southern Stars and newly promoted Port Melbourne and Pascoe Vale causing a few problems for the so-called ‘bigger’ clubs.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has announced the findings of its Appeals Committee on Dandenong Thunder’s appeal from FFV’s Appeals Board decision concerning misconduct at the 2012 Victorian Premier League Grand Final at AAMI Park on 14 October, which included the firing of rocket flares.
Football in this country is really thriving at the moment isn’t it! With the new signing of Alessandro Del Piero at Sydney, growing crowd numbers and a world cup campaign which seems to finally be getting itself back on track you could be forgiven for forgetting that our own local domestic competition the Victorian Premier League is only a little over two months away from commencing and with this in mind us football patriots at Goal! Weekly will be preparing a weekly pre season summary on the goings of all Premier League clubs in anticipation of the big kick off on Friday the 6th of April 2013.