Red & Black Football

Laying down a title marker

Western Sydney Wanderers have a massive 9 days ahead, the game vs Melbourne Victory this weekend will give us all a chance to see how are chances will be in the post season.

The story of the two sides couldn’t be more different.

Victory have been title contenders all year but have now hit poor form.

We have not been title contenders up until recently when paradoxically we hit hot form.

The game will be intriguing inasmuch that the Victory seldom lose 3 straight whilst Wanderers are known to win 5 straight.

Popa’s charges are on a win streak and will be looking for it to continue at home this Saturday.

Should we beat the Victory it will lay down a title marker, there is a very good chance we would meet them in week 2 of the finals or the Grand Final itself.

Those games if they eventuate will be in Melbourne.

Whilst we have our home ground advantage we must use it and sow the seeds of doubt in Muscats side.

After this weekends match in the A-League we are thankfully at home to FC Seoul in the Asian Champions League.

Having defeated the same team 3-2 in Korea, we will be looking to notch up another 3 points before taking on the giant budget of Shanghai SIPG and a daunting trip to Saitama vs Urawa Reds.

The business end of the season is not only providing a log jam of fixtures, the quality of the opposition is growing too.

After FC Seoul the challenge doesn’t get any easier as Western Sydney travel to Hindmarsh for a Grand Final replay against an Adelaide United team trying not to get the spoon.

For all the challenges the boys face, it is great to see them playing positive attacking football, we can’t ask for more.

With Santa coming back this weekend after serving a ban for too many yellow cards, we will see the 2 mercurial poachers of the 2 biggest clubs in the League go head to head.

Besart Berisha is chasing a century of goals as well, the sub texts to the game promise that we will have a fiery game as we always do when the leagues number 2 come knocking.

This weekend is more than 3 points, top 4 finishes, home finals, old rivalries or psychological edges.

Its all of them together wrapped up in a 90 minute tussle.

It is time to set down a marker.

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