‘Fork in the Road’ Time for Western Sydney Wanderers…

TWELVE MONTHS AGO, Western Sydney Wanderers were propping up the W-League and, frankly, a bit of a laughingstock. Now, they are genuine W-League playoff contenders, recently handing out a walloping to fierce cross-City rivals Sydney FC. Oh, but hang on... They were also on the end of a 0-4 home drubbing last weekend at the hands of Brisbane Roar. So, which way is this campaign about to go?...

Five Matches key to Courage’s Third Consecutive Shield

WE'RE GOING American this week… ahead of the NWSL playoffs we’re reflecting on the North Carolina Courage’s campaign. The ‘Shield’, which is awarded to the team with the best regular season record, has already made its way back to the catchily titled Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park – for a third consecutive year. Here, D2B looks at five matches that were central to the Courage retaining their title...

Lacking Roar Power…

Phil Neville’s Lionesses hadn’t tasted victory since the quarter final match of the World Cup, until Portuguese keeper, Patricia Morais, allowed a perfectly catchable cross to slip through her grasp, giving Beth Mead licence to convert from a quarter of a yard. Plenty of supporters are now discussing whether the Head Coach should go, and a few senior players are coming in for some criticism as well. But what did D2B take from the international break?