YOU can’t do much better than to make history by beating your arch nemesis away from home for the first time, and have your million dollar marquee score his first goal for the club.
Then have two rookie defenders come in and cause Melbourne Victory to only have two shots on target the whole game resulting in a glorious 2-0 victory.
It took him more than six games to score, he has had to endure chants of “what a waste of money” from both home and away fans, he was dropped to the bench because of poor form - but finally John Aloisi answered his critics with a goal that silenced the Bleak City crowd on Saturday night.
With bragging rights assured, the win goes some way to erasing the disappointment of losing to Perth and Wellington in recent weeks. Bobby Petta gave Aloisi a nice assist to score, and once the goal went in, you could tell from Aloisi’s response after scoring that it meant a lot to him, running towards the large congregation of Sydney fans to celebrate.
All Sydney FC fans hope the goals will be raining in from now on. This result cannot be underestimated. It’s huge.
Our defence was shot after Popovic (injured) and Fyfe (suspended) were replaced by two rookies, Busch and Golec.
They both performed well in their debut game. The passion that was absent in previous games by some players was there in this game. Most of the Sydney squad turned up for this game and they started well against Melbourne, playing all over them in the first 25 mins. Mark Bridge had a couple of good early chances to score until he tucked in a Beau Busch flick header past keeper Theoklitos.
Melbourne huffed and puffed but kept on missing the target. Sydney made the most of their chances and looked in control most of the game.Just a tinge of Schadenfreude came to me watching the post match press interview with Kevin Muscat.
I suspect he almost came close to tears crying “we got what we deserved and that was nothing.” Need a tissue, Kevin?
As the Sydney fans celebrated towards the end of the game, a sign was raised. It was the cartoon figure of Quagmire from the Family Guy and it said: "3 Points OOOO YEAH!"
Bring on the fisherman next week!