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'They’re different to any other team...' - Why Western United reckon City are the special ones

'They’re different to any other team...' - Why Western United reckon City are the special ones

His side’s first regular season will end against Melbourne City tomorrow evening - and Western United coach Mark Rudan can't wait to unlock his local rivals' unique tactical challenges. 18 Aug 2020
Western United opponents beware: Rudan

Western United opponents beware: Rudan

Western United coach Mark Rudan says the A-League newcomers are the team no one wants to play during the finals. 16 Aug 2020
'From that moment, the plan started...' - How Western United engineered their hub-based form

'From that moment, the plan started...' - How Western United engineered their hub-based form

Western United coach Mark Rudan has revealed the advance thinking that saw his side swing into pandemic mode early to became one of the form teams of the A-League. 14 Aug 2020
Western ring changes for Sydney clash

Western ring changes for Sydney clash

Western United coach Mark Rudan has flagged changes to his team to face Sydney FC on Saturday ahead of a hectic lead-in to the A-League finals. 14 Aug 2020
'It’s been really tough' - Rudan lauds Western United finals qualification

'It’s been really tough' - Rudan lauds Western United finals qualification

Western United Head Coach Mark Rudan has lauded his club's "massive" achievement in qualifying for finals football in their first A-League season. 13 Aug 2020
Popovic pleads Perth to ‘control our own destiny’ in face of defensive calamity

Popovic pleads Perth to ‘control our own destiny’ in face of defensive calamity

As the fight for A-League finals places heats up, Western United plan to take advantage of Perth's faltering defence. 11 Aug 2020
Rudan: 'I have to assess myself...I have to be better'

Rudan: 'I have to assess myself...I have to be better'

Mark Rudan is relentlessly self-analysing as he prepares to lead Western United to a die-in-the-ditch finals surge. 11 Aug 2020
'All out attack': Aggressive Rudan to pile the pain on 'a lot of Perth areas'

'All out attack': Aggressive Rudan to pile the pain on 'a lot of Perth areas'

Western United Head Coach Mark Rudan says his side is set to go "all out" as they seek to pile on Perth Glory's pain when the two sides meet on Wednesday night. 11 Aug 2020
The simple things in life - Rudan eyeing Western bounce back against Wanderers

The simple things in life - Rudan eyeing Western bounce back against Wanderers

Western United Head Coach Mark Rudan wants his side to get the simple things right as they look to bounce back and exploit Western Sydney Wanderer's weaknesses. 6 Aug 2020
'Shouldn’t have been on the park': Rudan bemoans Roy O'Donovan's red card escape

'Shouldn’t have been on the park': Rudan bemoans Roy O'Donovan's red card escape

Western United coach Mark Rudan is a fan of Newcastle Jets' transformation under Carl Robinson, but doesn't think that the man who delivered the Welshman the win on Sunday night should have been on the park. 3 Aug 2020
‘Miracles do happen...but I’m not losing sleep’

‘Miracles do happen...but I’m not losing sleep’

Western United's hopes of an A-League finals appearance remain firmly in their hands and coach Mark Rudan is confident they can handle their fixture crunch. 3 Aug 2020
'Our destiny is in our hands' - Western United ready for a run of 'Cup Finals'

'Our destiny is in our hands' - Western United ready for a run of 'Cup Finals'

For now, Western United Assistant Coach John Anastasiadis is focused on the task of ensuring that his club keeps their finals destiny in their own hands. His future though? That's to be taken "one step at a time". 1 Aug 2020
Rudan bucking trend by ‘empowering’ veterans over subs

Rudan bucking trend by ‘empowering’ veterans over subs

Western United coach Mark Rudan has adopted a different policy to his A-League counterparts on using an expanded substitutes bench. 26 Jul 2020
'Playing in winter has helped' - Rudan pleased with A-League's quality post-resumption

'Playing in winter has helped' - Rudan pleased with A-League's quality post-resumption

Preparing to exit quarantine, Western United Head Coach Mark Rudan is pleased with what he's seen from the A-League following its resumption. 23 Jul 2020
Rudan relishing tactical challenge of A-League's condensed run home

Rudan relishing tactical challenge of A-League's condensed run home

Western United Head Coach Mark Rudan is already plotting just how to approach the new wrinkles and rules thrown up by the A-League's condensed run home - even if he's not sure where he'll be employing said tactics. 3 Jul 2020
Western United denies Rudan bullying claim

Western United denies Rudan bullying claim

Western United vehemently denies claims made by the club's former team manager that he was allegedly bullied by head coach Mark Rudan. 2 Jun 2020