Third match was shite but understandable without Tim and Bresc for the majority... and I guess the mental/physical fatigue involved... bring on the Asia Cup, HOWEVER, commentators saying we should be favorites to win the tournament because of the encouraging WC performances + home advantage ought to have a rethink, despite under performing Japan's squad is still far stronger than ours. Having Kruse back will be good, though.
It is a good start but it is only just that - a start.
An impressive showing is not a result in itself - we finished dead last on 0 points, no matter how good the football was at times, no matter how difficult the group was and no matter how inexperienced the team was. The result was 0 points.
This needs to be a stepping stone to get more players into better clubs, build upon these foundations and take it to the next level.
The Asian Cup on home soil is the perfect opportunity for that, hopefully by the time that rolls around we will have 2-3 players at better clubs, then off the back of the Asian Cup another player or two.
The Hyundai A-League was released last week.
The Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season will kick off with a trio of blockbusting rounds featuring a Big Blue (Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory) Grand Final rematch in Round 1, a Melbourne Derby in Round 2 followed by a Sydney Derby in Round 3. Melbourne...
Australia are struggling big time against the like of Thailand and Saudi Arabia at present and this is putting their hopes of qualifying from Asia up in the air.
Would it be better to face a team more suited to their level like New Zealand and then have a play off game to the WC rather than the...
Name: Sydney FC
Nickname: Bling Bling FC
Home Colours: Skyblue
Away Colours: White
State: New South Wales
Stadium: Aussie Stadium
Squad (as of 30/11): 19/20
Justin Pasfield u/20
This is the Friday evening or night kickoff.
Adelaide have started the season slow which doesn't surprise me given how many players they've lost in the off season : James Jeggo to Sturm Graz [btw he's doing very well in Austria, starting regularly, his club no 1 in Austria], Stefan Mauk to NEC...