Do I want to recall recent events and give you my two cents of the last two weeks? I mean, I could but I really don’t want to. Podcasts, live TV, articles, cyber rants all did the talking & writing except ‘our’ governing body which is a real shame in the end.
Oh Sydney FC you my friend are absolutely flying right now. No one can catch you (figuratively and literally).
After their loss to arch rivals Western Sydney Wanderers two weeks ago and their unbeaten streak broken (sad emoji), they faced the uphill task of going up against big money spenders Melbourne City away then on Friday night in the Big Blue against Melbourne Victory. The pressure was on them to bounce back.
And just like Big Sean…they did
They took care of Melbourne City nicely (1-3) thanks to a double from Bobo, and a peach from Brandon O’Neil.
I could go on forever about Melbourne City right now. Another day.
There is just something special about this team. Yes, we have said that week in week out but there really is! Nothing can stop them and nothing phases them which is what sets them out from the pack.
The pressure was on them after the loss to WSW. They never felt that pressure. They had a job and they got it done. They are drilled to the 9s thanks to Graham Arnold and his crew.
Last night’s block buster fixture against rivals Victory was again a pressure fuelled fixture that nobody felt. Sydney FC controlled this game nicely. It was nothing too extravagant, nobody pushed too hard or too little, it was calm football in shitty conditions.
Both goalkeepers however, did have a lot of work to do. Thomas saving Victory from close range a few times and Vukovic saving Sydney FC from possibly going a couple of goals behind. The two No.1s have quite a nice highlights reel after last night.
It was though the men in sky blue showing up the other ‘8’ish mediocre teams.
Where do I even start with the man of the match. Milos Ninkovic. Wow. Wow. Wow. This guy…he’s too cool, too calm and collected. Maybe if Victory ‘man marked’? I don’t know but he did what he has done all season. Controlled the midfield, pin point passes, turns, pivots, dummied his way through Victory with ease. Add Mr Bobo (11 goals) to that. He was absolutely immense last night. On the score-sheet, missed a couple, but hey, he got one in the end which was the match winner so he’s clear.
Holosko! Can we go back to the first five or six games of the season where (don’t hide) we wanted his head? He was so off base it was odd. Well that’s quite a turn around hey? He has currently scooped up six goals.
The defence. Wilko, Buijs, Grant, were again very classy and again, showing why they are the best players in their respective positions. Zullo however, he was poor. The left-back was very jittery in the opening stages of the game with clumsy passes, clearances and dribbles. He found his feet but he wasn’t great.
Sydney have five games to go with a 11 point gap between them and Victory. In theory it is done and dusted given the ‘football gap’ between them and that was voiced by James Troisi in a post-match interview.
Sydney FC face the Central Coast Mariners (H), Perth Glory (A), Melbourne City (H), Wellington Phoenix (A), Newcastle Jets (H) to close out the season.
Decent fixtures to close is on the premiers plate in my opinion.
Business this team can handle.