Matildas In The WSL: Harder, Better, Fowler, Stronger

Ahead of tomorrow’s big WSL clash between Chelsea and Manchester City at Kingsmeadow, Impetus’ Jonathan Tay profiles the talented teenager Mary Fowler (24/9/22). Above: Cairns-born Mary Fowler has been a teenage star for the Matildas for some time. The WSL is about to find out why. Image: Football Australia. “Mary Fowler, for me, is theContinue reading “Matildas In The WSL: Harder, Better, Fowler, Stronger”

Canada Loss Underlines The Importance of Building Depth

Impetus’ Kieran Yap reflects on Australia’s defeat to Canada yesterday. With EXCLUSIVE photos by Kris Goman at Allianz Stadium (7/9/22). Above: The Matildas come together in the huddle before their impressive first half showing against Canada yesterday. Photo: Kris Goman for Impetus. “How it looked is how it felt for us” said Caitlin Foord afterContinue reading “Canada Loss Underlines The Importance of Building Depth”

Euros Team Of The Tournament

Like just everyone else who adores women’s football, Impetus’ Emmanuel Faith has been enthralled by Euro 2022. Here, he reflects on the best players in each position before selecting his team of the tournament (4/8/22). Above: England star Beth Mead with the player of the tournament, European Championship, and golden boot trophies on Sunday. Photo:Continue reading “Euros Team Of The Tournament”

Five Things We Learned From France v Netherlands

by Nathan Edwards (25/7/22). Above: France show their delight at making the Euro 2022 Semi-Finals. Photo: Euro 2022. It took until extra time for this end-to-end heavyweight clash between France and the Netherlands to reach its conclusion when Ève Périsset converted her penalty in the 102nd minute to put an end to the Dutch’s titleContinue reading “Five Things We Learned From France v Netherlands”

Belgian Heartbreak But Swedes Are Better Than This

Impetus‘ Jean-Pierre Thiesset and Ben Gilby reflect on last night’s Quarter-Final tie at Leigh. Jean-Pierre rounds up the match action, whilst Ben sounds a warning to England fans stating that the Swedes are a far better team than the one we saw last night (23/7/22). Above: Linda Sembrant hits Sweden’s last gasp winner. Photo: SvenskContinue reading “Belgian Heartbreak But Swedes Are Better Than This”

With Four Goals And Three Points Germany Mean Business

by Johnathan Stack (9/7/22) Above: Lina Magull celebrates after putting Germany ahead against Denmark last night. Photo: Euro 2022. Fans at the Brentford Community Stadium were given a show as it was a day for goals and Germany did not disappoint as they stamped their mark on UEFA Women’s Euro 2022. Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s side putContinue reading “With Four Goals And Three Points Germany Mean Business”

Spanish Strategy Defeats Fast Starting Finns

by Jean-Pierre Thiesset (9/7/22) Above: Lucia Garcia Cordoba wheels away in delight after scoring for Spain. Photo: Euro 2022. Spain overcame a shock early goal concession to overcome Finland by the comfortable-looking scoreline of 4-1 at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes. Having to overcome adversity is a theme of Spain’s Euros. As well as having toContinue reading “Spanish Strategy Defeats Fast Starting Finns”

Analysis: Charli Grant’s Array Of Defensive Qualities

Charli Grant was one of the real positives from a difficult two friendlies against Spain and Portugal for Australia. Impetus’ Jonathan Tay analyses her performances in both games from a tactical and positioning perspective. Above: Charli Grant – who lived up to her potential in an Australian shirt over the past few weeks. Photo: FootballContinue reading “Analysis: Charli Grant’s Array Of Defensive Qualities”

The Players Needed A Rest

Impetus’ Kieran Yap reflects on a challenging week for Australia, and considers what can be taken from two tough encounters against Spain and Portugal (30/6/22). Above: The Matildas team that started the game against Spain. It was a very tough game to watch. Photo: Football Australia. I’ll be honest. From a Matildas perspective, it hasContinue reading “The Players Needed A Rest”

Matildas Analysis: Seven Levels Of Huelva

by Jonathan Tay (27/6/22) Above: Post-match scenes after Australia’s 7-0 defeat to Spain. Photo: Football Australia. It’s the 90th minute. Clare Polkinghorne, standing near her own penalty spot, is surrounded by the youthful trio of Courtney Nevin, Taylor Ray, and Charli Grant. Having just conceded their seventh goal, there’s a pause, as all three turnContinue reading “Matildas Analysis: Seven Levels Of Huelva”