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”

Matildas In The WSL: The Curious Case Of Caitlin Foord

Ahead of this weekend’s big North London derby in the WSL, Impetus’ Jonathan Tay profiles Arsenal’s Australian star Caitlin Foord (22/9/22). Above: Caitlin Foord on the move against Brighton and Hove Albion last week. Photo: @ArsenalWFC. Chest flat on the ground, Caitlin Foord looked skyward with arms outstretched, searching for the payoff which never arrived.Continue reading “Matildas In The WSL: The Curious Case Of Caitlin Foord”

Hunter On The Hunt

Impetus’ Jonathan Tay was in today’s media conference with Young Matildas star Sarah Hunter from their U20 World Cup base in Costa Rica and got a sense of confidence among the squad. He also analyses Hunter’s influence on their opening victory (12/8/22). Above: Sarah Hunter celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot in the YoungContinue reading “Hunter On The Hunt”

Post-Euros Debrief: What To Look Forward To At The World Cup

by Jonathan Tay (4/8/22) Above: Scenes at Wembley Stadium after England’s European Championship Final on Sunday. Photo: Lionesses. With the culmination of an enthralling UEFA Women’s Euros, it is difficult not to look ahead with anticipation to the next big tournament – the Women’s World Cup in 2023. The Matildas kick off on home soilContinue reading “Post-Euros Debrief: What To Look Forward To At The World Cup”

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”

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”

Gustavsson Looking For Answers Over Results

Impetus’ Jonathan Tay was in Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson‘s media conference for us yesterday. He reviews the squad selections and aims for the tough two games ahead (25/6/22). Above: Tony Gustavsson in the media conference yesterday. Photo: Football Australia. “We need answers.” That was the recurring catch-cry from Matildas head coach Tony Gustavsson, speakingContinue reading “Gustavsson Looking For Answers Over Results”