Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan has been a reporter at The Age since 2004, and has been part of its sports department since 2008. He is primarily focused on cricket and has covered a number of the Australian team's overseas tours, including the 2011 World Cup. He also reports on AFL and soccer.

Soccer

Melbourne Victory to test its A-League title hopes against pacesetter Brisbane Roar

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory is relishing the opportunity to strengthen its title credentials against ladder-leading Brisbane Roar on Saturday night.

A-League

World Cup bid 'not reason for return to A-League': Kewell

Harry Kewell joins Melbourne Heart coach John Aloisi (back) for his first training session today.

Jesse Hogan Harry Kewell insists the possibility of forcing his way back into the Socceroos squad for next year's World Cup was not the trigger for his return to Australia for a second A-League stint.

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Soccer

David Williams relishing the transformation at Melbourne City

New hope: City's coach John van't Schip with players Patrick Kisnorbo (left) and David Williams.

Jesse Hogan Three years after he emerged from the ruins of North Queensland Fury, and since then playing for a team that has only matched its Melbourne rival in some derbies, David Williams is ecstatic at the...

Soccer

All pressure is on Guangzhou Evergrande, says Kevin Muscat

Coach Kevin Muscat during a Melbourne Victory training session at Etihad Stadium on Monday.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory's Kevin Muscat is in the midst of the biggest week of his fledging head-coaching career, but he insists it is big-spending Chinese opponent Guangzhou Evergrande that is facing more...

Soccer

Kevin Muscat hails 'momentous' win over Guangzhou

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Romeo Lippi (left) watches the game as Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat shouts instructions to his players.

Jesse Hogan Elated Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has hailed the two-nil defeat of Asian club champion Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday night as a momentous achievement for the club - and great preparation...

Soccer

Melbourne Victory begins crucial week on winning note

James Troisi and Kosta Barbarouses

Jesse Hogan The most pivotal week of Melbourne Victory's season began in magnificent fashion, with Nathan Coe's inspired goalkeeping triggering a stirring defeat of reigning Asian club champion Guangzhou on...

Soccer

Melbourne Victory hopes Adrian Leijer will be fit for final against Sydney FC

Victory defender Adrian Leijer hoping to be fit for final.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory has not abandoned hopes Adrian Leijer will be fit for Friday night's A-League elimination final against Sydney FC after he was cleared of a serious injury.

Archie Thompson proves there's life in the old dog yet

Archie Thompson celebrates after putting his team ahead.

Jesse Hogan Archie Thompson has earned and long-relished his position as the Melbourne Victory fans' favourite upfront.

James Triosi and Pablo Contreras to be rested for Korean clash

James Troisi attempts to deceive Ali Abbas of Sydney FC during the A-League elimination final on the weekend.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory has left key players from each end of the pitch at home as it attempts to qualify in South Korea on Tuesday night for the knock-out stage of the Asian Champions League.

Soccer

Pressure showing on petulant Kewell

Harry Kewell and coach John Aloisi after the team lost to Melbourne Victory.

Jesse Hogan Harry Kewell unable to lead his team to its first win in this season's league.

Soccer

Muscat hails team for taking its chance

Kevin Muscat has reason to smile as watches the game on Saturday night.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory coach praises players for closing gap on table leaders.

Soccer

Melbourne Victory signs goalscoring star Besart Berisha for two years from Brisbane

Besart Berisha

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory has persuaded Brisbane striker Besart Berisha to join the club next season.

Soccer

Heart gives untried defensive pairing derby debut

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Jesse Hogan Melbourne Heart has no apprehension about relying on untried central-defensive partnership.

Soccer

Leijer confident in new role

Cut off: Adrian Leijer defends stoutly against Adelaide's Fabio Ferreira last week.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory stalwart particularly eager to triumph against the Heart on Saturday.

Soccer

Broxham to lead Victory in derby

Leigh Broxham.

Jesse Hogan The persistence of Leigh Broxham over his seven years at Melbourne Victory will be further rewarded on Saturday night when he leads the club for the first time in the A-League, in the Melbourne derby.

Soccer

Kewell lacking dazzle but not discipline

Harry Kewell is fouled by Leigh Broxham of the Victory.

Jesse Hogan Harry Kewell's A-League return did not boast the fairytale goal against his former team.

Soccer

Socceroos' woes run deep: Ange

Ange Postecoglou

Jesse Hogan Socceroos coaching contender Ange Postecoglou says the national team's consecutive thrashings must be evidence of "some deep-seated problems" that go beyond Holger Osieck.

Allsopp hangs up his boots

Daniel Allsopp

Jesse Hogan Veteran Melbourne Victory and Socceroos striker Danny Allsopp has announced his immediate retirement.

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Soccer

Give everything: coach

Liverpool fans at Federation Square.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory players told to play with flair against English Premier League giant.

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Soccer

Victory wave on sea of Red

A sea of red.

Jesse Hogan Goals from Liverpool's much-adored captain Steven Gerrard and Spanish recruit Iago Aspas with the last kick of the match gave Liverpool a 2-0 win over Melbourne Victory.