Official Preview: Sydney FC v Perth Glory
Goal King Robbie Fowler is coming to Sydney’s West
Sydney FC v Perth Glory Sunday 21st November 3:00pm Parramatta Stadium
Goal King Robbie Fowler is coming to Sydney-s West! Don-t miss this opportunity to see Sydney and Perth battle it out at Parramatta Stadium.
Sunday sees Hyundai A-League action take place at Parramatta Stadium for the first time this season, with Sydney FC taking on Robbie Fowler-s Perth Glory. With Sydney Football Stadium currently being re-turfed, the champions are relocating for the crucial clash, giving football lovers in Sydney-s West the perfect opportunity to see some live Hyundai A-League action in their back yard.
And what a full-blooded match it is set to be! Before last weekend, the statistics suggested that Sydney FC were over their troubles. Seven points from nine (including a comfortable away win over this weekend-s opponents) and two clean sheets along the way is reminiscent of the form they showed during their championship winning Hyundai A-League 2009/10 season.
However, the 3-1 defeat against Gold Coast United at Skilled Park last Friday, while not quite sliding Sydney back down a snake to square one, shows just how many ladders they have to climb if they want to have something to play for in the end-of-season shake-up.
So, games like this one against fellow strugglers Perth Glory take on even greater importance. If they are to climb their way to the finals, then they-re going to have to clamber over the likes of Glory on their way.
Sure, games against teams such as Victory and Brisbane may be the ones that stir the imagination, but it is the meat and potato matches against the likes of Perth that will have the biggest influence on where the team finishes in the table, which means that your support is especially crucial this weekend.
So make your voice heard as your team looks for a win against a side that will be on cloud nine this week after finally ending a winless run that saw them lose nine games in ten. And what a way to end it! Marquee man Robbie Fowler-s hat-trick was absolutely thrilling in Glory-s emphatic 3-1 win over Melbourne Victory.
It was a wonderful way to repay the loyalty of the Perth fans that showed up week-in, week-out throughout their horrific run. While Melbourne Victory are unpredictable at the best of times and hardly showed up to nib Stadium, this should take nothing away from Glory-s performance. They looked like a totally different team to the one that has spiralled down the ladder. Finally, things are looking up.
They-ll be hoping that the win will boost confidence sufficiently to help them end their away misery this weekend. Their last outing on the road saw them go down 2-0 to Adelaide at Hindmarsh Stadium. However, Ian Ferguson will at least be pleased with his team-s resolve and stubbornness for the first hour of the game.
Picking up yellow and red cards like they were going out of fashion might not be good for their disciplinary record, but it sure showed their commitment. Glory fans will certainly hope their side get stuck in a bit more than they did against Sydney when the teams met at nib Stadium in October.
The Sky Blues arrived having not won a single game in the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season yet dished out a 3-0 thrashing to their hosts. Two goals from Bruno Cazarine and one from Alex Brosque did the damage that day, and coach Vitezslav Lavicka will be looking for a similar turn from his frontmen this time round.
Fans of the Sky Blue should be sure to give goalkeeper Ivan Necevski a fantastic reception as he takes to the field on Saturday. Having jumped ahead of Liam Reddy as first choice stopper at present, Necevski has shown his commitment by last week signing a new contract that will ensure he remains at the club for another two seasons at least.
Meanwhile, striker Alex Brosque deserves a healthy dose of applause too, as he is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance for the club.
Sydney FC are going out West and they can-t wait to put on a show for you, so grab your ticket today and get ready to watch the Sky Blues battle with Robbie Fowler-s Perth Glory.
The last time the Sky Blues played at Parramatta Stadium, coincidentally against Perth Glory, it ended up being a five goal thriller with a dramatic late winner for the home side. This crucial clash at the wrong end of the Hyundai A-League ladder is set to be another Sunday afternoon football treat that you-d be crazy to miss.