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Western Sydney Wanderers defender Daniel Georgievski became the latest addition to the Hyundai A-League’s taped faces ‘Hall of Fame’ in his side's 3-2 loss to Melbourne City on Friday night.

After a failed attempt to stem bleeding from his mouth after a collision late in the match, Georgievski was finally permitted to return to the pitch with thick black tape wrapped around his chin, in what will go down as one of his more memorable looks.

The Macedonian international's mummy impersonation isn't the first time we've seen some interesting use of bandages used in the competition.

Read on as we look back on some of the more iconic patch-up jobs in Hyundai A-League history, plus Alex Brosque’s ultimate falcon story, how the Wanderers rolled out the red carpet for a little hero and more in our roundup of the ‘moments you may have missed’ from Round 7.

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Georgievski tape-up job ranks among the best

Daniel Georgievski went to desperate measures to return to the field against Melbourne City play on Friday night, and it made for some entertaining viewing.

But two Hyundai A-League Grand Final tape-up jobs will forever remain the gold standard, while a former Perth Glory striker deserves a nomination.

Lawrence Thomas was best afield in Melbourne Victory’s 2018 Grand Final win over Newcastle, and ended the game looking like this thanks to a brutal challenge from then-Jets striker Roy O’Donovan.

Lawrence Thomas
Lawrence Thomas in the 2017/18 Grand Final

An easy price to pay in the process of becoming a Champion for Lawrence Thomas, but Perth Glory’s Shane Smeltz ended the 2012 Hyundai A-League Grand Final with nothing to show for it, bar a very sore head.

Smeltz needed over 50 stitches after a clash with Brisbane’s Matt Smith split his skin from his nose to his lip. Ouch.

Shane Smeltz
Shane Smeltz in the 2011/12 Hyundai A-League Grand Final

But one of the first use excessive amount of bandages was ex-Glory star Damian Mori way back in the inaugural season of the competition.

Mori needed plenty of tape after a head clash in his side's goalless draw against Queensland Roar in October, 2005.

Damian Mori
Damian Mori against the Roar back in 2005

Best tape-up jobs in the Hyundai A-League

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Western Sydney Wanderers FC
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Best tape-up jobs in the Hyundai A-League


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Wanderers pull out all the stops for little legend

Western Sydney Wanderers rolled out the red carpet for a young fan recovering from his third open-heart surgery at their game against Melbourne City at Bankwest Stadium on Friday night.

Six-year-old Patton’s family reached out to the club to provide a wheelchair for him to get to and from his seat at the venue, but instead the Wanderers gave Patton a special match-day experience.


Taken out onto the pitch by Wanderers ‘keeper Vedran Janjetovic, Patton was able to meet some of his heroes including Tarek Elrich on a night he and his family are unlikely to forget.

Mombaerts lets emotions run after late City winner

Melbourne City boss Erick Mombaerts spent most of his side’s clash with the Wanderers sat expressionless and calmly on the bench, observing play unfold.

His side took the lead in the second half after falling behind to the Wanderers in the opening minutes of play, but a second goal to Kwame Yeboah meant the game was headed for a 2-2 draw.

That was until Jamie Maclaren scored a stoppage-time winner for Mombaerts’ side, and boy did the Frenchman enjoy the win as the final whistle blue.

Brosque's 'falcon' story delights FOX Sports studio

Alex Brosque has a bank of fond memories to draw on from his long and successful playing career, but one memory of a catastrophic falcon caused by his wayward shot into the crowd stands out amongst the rest.

And, as he recounted on FOX Sports on Saturday night, it’s a story he’s unlikely to ever forget.

“I hit a bloke once who was carrying four beers,” Brosque told the FOX Sports panel.

“I got him square in the head, he dropped them all and turned around to get more beers.

“I saw it the whole way, it was going straight at him. I thought ‘please don’t hit that guy’.”

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