Dobson tips new coach to revolutionise the Westfield W-League

They may have won three Westfield W-League Grand Finals in a row but Melbourne City are about to revolutionise the competition.

That is the view of Melbourne City winger Rhali Dobson, who has tipped new coach Rado Vidosic to be a major success in the women’s game.

Vidosic joined City in June as the club’s technical director and head coach of the Westfield W-League side.

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The 57-year-old has worked at Brisbane Roar, Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory and the Wellington Phoenix in a long career in Australian football and Dobson has been excited by what he has brought to the table.

“[We will play] different to what has been seen in the W-League … something you would see more in the men’s game,” Dobson told The Sunday Age.

“We are confident we have a team that can go the entire way.

“Ultimately when you play for City, you have high expectations, we are here to win, not just go through the motions.

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“We are aiming for that four-peat.”

Dobson is one of a host of stars in a City squad brimming with talent.

And while Wales international Jess Fishlock is not part of the City set-up in the Westfield W-League 2018/19 season, Dobson is confident others can step up.

“Jess - you can’t replace a player like her,” she said.

“You can only bring in players who can offer something different. It gives others a chance to rise to the occasion.”

Melbourne Citybeginsn their Westfield W-League title defence with a trip to Canberra United next Sunday.