BRISBANE ROAR 1 WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS 1
NEWCASTLE JETS 2 WELLINGTON PHOENIX 2
ADELAIDE UNITED 0 SYDNEY FC 4
MELBOURNE CITY 3 PERTH GLORY 3
MELBOURNE VICTORY 4 CENTRAL COAST MARINERS 1
There’s Only One Corey Brown
Well, it looks like we’re back to 1-1 draws again. For the sixth time this season, the Roar finished on this scoreline. They were unable to put away an out of sorts Western Sydney Wanderers after taking the lead through an absolutely sensational goal from Corey Brown.
Brown’s goal caps off a scintillating reversal in form where he has transitioned from being one of the Roar’s most maligned players to one of its most celebrated amongst the fans.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to take all three points and with Sydney FC comfortably destroying Adelaide United in their own back yard, any sort of meaningful chase for the premiership is close to over. Next week’s match against league leaders Sydney will go a long way towards deciding if the Roar are genuine contenders for silverware this year.
News and Notes
- If Brisbane Roar can beat a club from Myanmar in January, they will enter an Asian Champions League qualifier against Shanghai Shenhua who now lay claim to having the highest paid team-sports athlete on the planet thanks to a 160 million pound deal to secure former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.
- I feel terrible for Adelaide. They are an absolute shambles currently. A horrific comedown after finally winning the championship in May.
- For a competition with only ten teams, there are currently three sides that are in truly dismal form and struggle to be even remotely competitive against the top sides. The FFA seriously need to look at what they can do to salvage the likes of Central Coast Mariners or they will lose whats left of their fan base.
- Melbourne City had their reputation of being a protected species by the FFA done no favours when they were awarded an incredible three penalties in their clash with Perth Glory. Incredibly, City failed to win the game after Liam Reddy produced some Man of the Match heroics, saving two of the pens.