Though many of you have already read or heard about Melbourne Victory’s coaching challenges this season, I couldn’t summarise the season without mentioning it again.
Football Federation Victoria has announced that former Adelaide United coach Dave Edmondson will be the new coach of Melbourne Victory Women and the Victorian Women’s National Training Centre.
Former Adelaide coach Edmondson new coach of Melbourne Victory | Getty
Sydney FC have won their second Westfield W-League championship, prevailing in a 3-1 win over Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park on Sunday.
Melbourne Victory. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Victory were unique in that they often have an excellent defensive record, can challenge the top teams week to week, and yet had never before proceeded beyond the semi-final stage. Until now.
Melbourne are ready to take out the big prize | Getty
One is a first time W-League coach who took over late in the season, the other is a W-League fixture. We caught up with grand final coaches Fabrizio Soncin and Alen Stajcic for their thoughts ahead of this weekend's finale.
After a less than perfect season, Sydney made it to the finals by the skin of their teeth. Don’t judge them on that though. When it really counts, here they are, and that tenacity is what they will need to win on Sunday.
After the tightest regular season in W-League history and two action packed and tense semi-finals, Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC are left to battle it out for the 2012/13 W-League championship.
Big Blue: Melbourne and Sydney to battle it out for the Championship | Getty
Melbourne Victory booked their place in the Westfield W-League grand final after a controversial 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Perth Glory at nib Stadium
Melbourne took out a tense semi on penalties | Getty
To say that Melbourne Victory's position was precarious at the commencement of the season would be an understatement.
The most exciting season of the W-League is heading towards what is anticipated to be an equally exciting finals series and we want to capture your excitement and the support of your team.
Victory supporting their team in the regular season | Emily Mogic/TWG