Vote: Westfield W-League Coach of the Month – January

Four coaches have been nominated for the Westfield W-League’s Coach of the Month award for January.

Rado Vidosic (Melbourne City), Jeff Hopkins (Melbourne Victory), Bobby Despotovski (Perth Glory) and Jake Goodship (Brisbane Roar) are the nominated coaches.

You can vote for who you believe should take out the January prize in the poll below – but first, read on as we recap the month that was.

VOTE: Westfield W-League Player of the Month – January 
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Rado Vidosic – Melbourne City

Vidosic has Melbourne City firing on all cylinders and in the box seat to take out the Premiers Plate after a superb January.

The month began with a professional 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar in Queensland, before 4-0 and 2-0 wins over Canberra United and Newcastle Jets gave City a six point advantage atop the ladder.

City have not conceded a goal since January 8 against Sydney FC, and now appear to be hitting their stride in front of goal too. It would take some effort to overhaul the three-time Champions from this point on. 

Rado Vidosic

Jeff Hopkins – Melbourne Victory

The reigning Premiers are back in business thanks to four straight wins, three of which arrived in an impressive January period.

Hopkins oversaw a 2-1 triumph over Newcastle Jets at the beginning of the month, before easily accounting for Adelaide United (3-0) and Canberra United (3-0).

Natasha Dowie, Melina Ayres and Darian Jenkins are all on fire in front of goal, and Victory are in a good position to continue their bid for Finals Football and beyond. 

Jeff Hopkins

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Bobby Despotovski – Perth Glory

Perth have endured a disappointing season in comparison to last campaign’s Grand Final achievement but January showed Glory are not letting 2019/20 slip away from them without a fight.

Despotovski’s side showed immense character to stage a late fightback and claim a 2-2 draw against Adelaide United on January 3, and although they were outclassed by Western Sydney Wanderers next up, a 4-2 win over Newcastle Jets highlighted that no side will particularly fancy taking on the WA club in the season’s closing rounds. 

Bobby Despotovski

Jake Goodship – Brisbane Roar

Brisbane’s young boss masterminded what will very likely be the result of the 2019/20 campaign – a 4-0 thrashing of Western Sydney Wanderers on January 12.

The Roar were pipped 2-0 by Premiership favourites Melbourne City prior to that clash, however, an impressive 0-0 draw on the road to reigning Champions Sydney FC on January 16 has Goodship’s side well poised to make a dash into the top four. 

Jake Goodship

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