A few short weeks ago, there were some very positive noises coming out of the Newcastle Jets camp. Everybody at the club was clear that they needed a big upturn in form to have any chance of making the Finals Series but there was a real feeling that they were capable of pulling it off.
Sydney FC had secured the A-League Premier’s Plate before last weekend’s game against Perth Glory but there was not even a hint of complacency from Graham Arnold’s men. They
This is a strange part of the A-League season. For so long, teams have been jostling for position in the ladder to get themselves a spot in the Finals Series but it’s now become pretty clear which six sides will make it through.
The premiers plate is a pretty big deal in the A-League. It may not be the biggest prize in Australian soccer, but it does represent a significant triumph and teams are always keen to get their hands on the plate.
As is traditional, the new Formula 1 season kicks off this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne.