We are now on SoundCloud

Yes, we have uploaded our ‘Old VS New’ show onto Soundcloud the address is soundcloud.com/cityhasheart and listen to ‘Old VS New’ show here.

We will be uploading our show to both our web site and soundcloud, so follow us on soundcloud where you can catch our latest show.

We are always looking for local Melbourne band to play their music on our show to, please email us if you have music and are playing gigs around Melbourne at ash@thebigheart.co

 

LukeyDukes look at Melbourne City FC season 2014/15 preview | YouTube

Just been looking for some more Melbourne City news and come across this  cute YouTube.

This is cute and some fun, sit back and watch young LukeyDukes with his preview of Melbourne City’s upcoming season.

Enjoy:

We look forward to seeing more of LukeyDukes  Melbourne City FC updates during the season, keep up the good work.

(information is not so accurate but that doesn’t matter cause it some fun)

FFA Cup Review: Melbourne City 1 – Sydney FC 3

New name, new colours but it seemed to be the same old Melbourne Heart that we’ve come to know and love for the past few years. 

The wait was over for the newly branded Melbourne City to play their first (somewhat) competitive match. Yes, the FFA Cup has yet to establish itself as a major and significant competition but with the help of the 2,801 fans in attendance and those watching at home (on a stream that cut out multiple times), it similarly matched the level of interest evoked by an A-League match.

Unfortunately, City, despite the hype surrounding the club and the anticipation of a successful season, had failed to turn up. One may point out that players like David Villa and Robert Koren were missing, but problems arose from positions that haven’t been improved for the upcoming A-League season.

Andrew Redmayne was very much to blame for Sydney’s first goal as the goalkeeper committed to a loose ball several yards from his goal as Corey Gameiro beat him to the ball and slotted it through to make it 1-0 in the 23rd minute.

City failed to create any decent chances in a very lacklustre first half but started the second relatively stronger. Williams and Duff had a couple of chances and in the 64th minute the equaliser arrived. Aaron Mooy’s brilliant cross from an indirect free-kick met Nicky Kalmar’s head who nodded it home.

Very few chances were generated following the goal and a great save from Redmayne kept out a second from Gameiro. Ben Garuccio, one of our young superstars full of potential, almost single-handedly changed the game as the winger was subbed on and provided some magic on the left side in an attempt to set up the winner. However, being unsuccessful, the full-time whistle was blown minutes later and the match was heading into extra-time.

The first half of extra time, once again, failed to entertain until a powerful long-range strike from Aaron Mooy, City’s best player on the night, shaved the top of the crossbar. It was in the second term where the action occurred but unfortunately more to the favour of Sydney. A penalty was awarded to them after Jason Hoffman had fouled Corey Gameiro and Hoffman was consequently sent off. Ali Abbas stepped up and put the ball past Redmayne.

To add insult to injury, the Sky Blues received another spot kick as it was Rob Wielaert in this case who committed the foul on Terry Antonis. Abbas once again made no mistake as he sent Redmayne the wrong way to make it 3-1.

Melbourne City, as they had done on several instances as “Heart”, sent fans home very disappointed as it had produced a very poor display of football. Very few chances were created despite dominating possession for the majority of the game.

One can only hope that come October, City will perform very differently and play the football that has been promised and produce the results that all fans wish to see.

FFA Cup match: City VS Sydney

The inaugural FFA Cup competition provides the first ‘battle of the sky blues’ this Tuesday 12th August at 7:30pm in Ballarat.

It is fitting that we are playing Sydney FC not only in our first FFA cup game but also in the first round of the upcoming A-League. It was Sydney who stopped Melbourne City from having sky blue as our home shirts, so maybe this could be the start of a long healthy rivalry. Will Sydney, under new coach Graeme Arnold, also stop us from progressing in this fantastic new national competition? We seem to have a good record against Sydney, according to the Ultimate A-League web site: out of 12 matches against Sydney we have won 4, drawn 5 and lost 3.

I don’t believe that we have too many injury concerns at the moment, so we should see Duff appear in his first match in Australia and maybe also new marquee signing Robi Koren. Going by what happened to Orlando Engelaar last pre-season, City might want to ease Koren into the early games.

Let’s hope City win and go through to the next round. Don’t forget to have a listen to our latest podcast before the match, here: The Big Heart Show “Old VS New” where you can listen to us talk about Melbourne City while enjoying some great Melbourne bands.

Well, it’s no longer Go Heart!
It’s Go City!