No Jonas, Football Was Not “The Winner”

By Rachel Lara Cohen (9/5/22) Above: Things get tasty in Wednesday night’s North London Derby. Photo: Arsenal WFC. Following the North London Derby at the Emirates, Arsenal Manager Jonas Eidevall, stated that his team beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 meant that “football was the winner”. It’s a tired cliché, but there are lots of tired clichésContinue reading “No Jonas, Football Was Not “The Winner””

It’s Never Goodbye To ‘Never Say Die’

Impetus’ Kieran Yap reflects on Australia’s two friendlies with New Zealand over the past five days and hails the return of the team’s famed ‘Never Say Die’ spirit along with the faith to stick to the game plan (13/4/22). Above: Alex Chidiac in full flow in yesterday’s Australia v New Zealand game in Canberra. TheContinue reading “It’s Never Goodbye To ‘Never Say Die’”

Percival Injury: What Does This Mean For Spurs?

Impetus welcomes new contributor Rachel Lara Cohen from the Spurs Women Fansite. In this her first article, she highlights the importance of Ria Percival to Tottenham and ponders what the serious injury that she suffered on international duty means for the Super League side (12/4/22). Above: Ria Percival – a key member of the TottenhamContinue reading “Percival Injury: What Does This Mean For Spurs?”

Grand Final Analysis: The Influence Of Amy Jackson

Kieran Yap analyzes yesterday’s A-League Women Grand Final and the influential role that Amy Jackson has on her Melbourne Victory team (28/3/22). Above: Melbourne Victory celebrate after winning the A-League Women Grand Final. Photo: Kris Goman for Impetus. There are some things that are more noticeable when you watch Melbourne Victory up close. The wayContinue reading “Grand Final Analysis: The Influence Of Amy Jackson”

Matildas Need To Learn But Expectations Need To Change

Above: The Matildas gather after the final whistle in Pune yesterday which signalled their exit from the Asia Cup. Photo: Football Australia. After their shocking exit from the AFC Asia Cup at the Quarter-Final stages, Kieran Yap considers whether it is time to evaluate what success at next year’s home World Cup would look likeContinue reading “Matildas Need To Learn But Expectations Need To Change”

Job Done And New Hope Emerges

Above: Australia’s starting line-up against Thailand on Thursday, including four players making their full debuts. Photo provided to Impetus by: Football Australia. Kieran Yap reviews the performances of the Matildas debut making players in the Asia Cup along with those who have come into the squad under Tony Gustavsson’s tenure (28/1/22). Australia got the jobContinue reading “Job Done And New Hope Emerges”

How Prepared Are The Matildas For Tournament Mode?

After their back-to-back friendlies with World Champions USA watched by record crowds, Impetus‘ Kieran Yap considers how things stand after a tough 2021 for the Matildas. With the 2022 Asia Cup coming in January, he also looks at the depth in different positions ahead of the competition. Above: The Matildas group together after a runContinue reading “How Prepared Are The Matildas For Tournament Mode?”

Matildas Wrap: Confidence & Swagger Returns

Impetus’ Kieran Yap analyses Australia’s two games against Brazil over the past five days and asserts that whilst it wasn’t perfect, there are some positive signs from Tony Gustavsson’s team. Photo: Football Australia. Marta is one of the best players the world has seen. Brazil is consistently one of the world’s most dangerous teams. Yes,Continue reading “Matildas Wrap: Confidence & Swagger Returns”