Saturday, 26 May 2012

Sydney FC 1 Western Sydney 0

If reports from Sydney that Mark Bridge is on the move West than I going to suggest that's the first trick to Sydney FC.

Mark Bridge is a fine player, indeed scored a winning Grand Final goal for the Newcastle Jets but he never really set the SFS on fire, well not for Sydney anyway!

At the Jets he was well supported by an on-fire Nicky Carle and one man forward line in Joel Griffiths. He never had the same forward support in Sydney - not even with Alex Brosque.
He was signed to be a main striker, but one who has scored few goals, cost a ton of money so it seems and has little pace.

Interesting Sydney's biggest missing element in recent seasons has been pace.

In fact Vitaslav leadership reflects Bridge.

Good at times, missing often but always too slow to really excite.

If he has gone to West Sydney that is a smart bit of work by Ian Crook. Very smart.

A reduction in wages, an ability to bring in a new forward will add more energy and style to team.

Of course who the replacement is remains to be seen. But in Joel Chianase Sydney have more pace than any time in the last three years and he scores goals as well.

Fabio, although criticised on this blog developed into a mobile attacking left back albeit one who struggled to defend.

I'll take Fabio over Jammo. Crook releasing Shannon Cole, Scott Jamieson, Mark Bridge and Dimi Petratos tells us something about the Coach and his aspirations. Intersting times at the SFS!

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