The Rise of a Football Analyst

The Rise of a Football Analyst

 Described by Socceroos manager Ange Postecogolou as ‘one of the brightest and sharpest young minds in Australian football’, Kate Cohen is a football writer and analyst with a big future in the game.

Having played football at junior representative level, Cohen described herself as having an interest in coaching and tactics from early on in her playing career. Although Cohen’s playing career didn’t reach the same heights as some of her junior teammates (Current Matildas Caitlin Ford, Tegan Allen & Alana Kennedy) Cohen began to excel at coaching and in depth analysis.

Cohen specialises in writing detailed analysis of the A-League, the national football competition in Australia, and the Australian national teams (the Socceroos and the Matildas). From the early years of the A-League, Cohen became part of the evolution in Australian Football analysis.

The early years of the A-League were tactically very limited. Craig Foster told Leopold Method, you couldn’t analyse the early years of the A-League because ‘it was chaos’.

In the latest edition of Leopold Method, Kate takes a look at ‘Vitezslav Lavicka: The A-League’s Forgotten Revolutionary’ and examines the time between the years were chaos reigned and the heralded Ange Postecogolou’s Brisbane Roar years.

In 2013, Cohen was voted as the ‘Young Football Writer of the Year’ in the FFDU Awards – the largest fan voted awards in Australian football. In 2014, she was voted as the Australian ‘Football Writer of the Year (Digital)’ in the FFDU Awards and in 2015 she was a runner-up for the same award to Fox Sports’ Simon Hill.

Kate Cohen currently works as Football Content Producer for Fox Sports Australia, however it won’t be long before we see her snapped up by a football club that wants the best and brightest on their staff.

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