Mark Bosnich has urged the New Sydney Club to play an attacking style of football to engage the interest of fans.
Speaking at the Bankstown Fan Forum former Qantas Socceroo and Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has urged the New Sydney Club to promote attacking football and for fans to get right behind them from day one.
“The club will be driven by its fans,” Bosnich said.
“You [the fans] can create a fortress atmosphere at our home ground, I-d rather lose 4-3 having a go then lose 1-0 not giving it a fair go.”
While Bosnich-s comments related to entertainment, former Queensland Roar captain Chad Gibson agreed about the need for passion and had no doubts that it exists within the area-s football community.
“I am a product of the west and I-ve been fortunate enough to play at Sydney United and Marconi.
The three words I conveyed in my time there were passion, pride and togetherness,” Gibson said.
“This is a landmark event for football in Australia his club is about unity, going beyond the 90 mins and making history.”
Another Western Sydney product in Luke Casserly also backed a campaign for freshness within the new club, and was supported by Gibson.
“I hope the NSWPL clubs let the players develop and follow the player pathway to the club,” Casserly said.
“The club-s colours and logos need to be iconic,” Gibson added.
While Casserly led the charge for the club to have a fresh feel, both Bosnich and Head of the Hyundai A-League, Lyall Gorman, decided to dream big, Gorman targeting a sizeable crowd in the first year, with the iconic keeper hoping the club would own it-s own venue.
“The club will be targeting an average crowd of 10,000 for next season,” Gorman said.
Bosnich added his thoughts on the progression of the club.
“It would be great for the club to own our home ground one day, and a clubhouse is an important thing moving forward.”
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Matt Coleman ? @MrMColeman said: Colours should be traditional to previous teams in the area, much like Newcastle Jets#NewSydneyClubForum Damien Hennessy ?said: #newsydneyclubforum stadium - long view boutique stadium in fairfield/liverpool. A fantastic idea
Greg Clay says: RT @NewSydneyClub #NewSydneyClubForum The majority of the room has supported the colours of red, black and white. Agree? Yes!