I present the first Sydney Fc annual anti-awards for services given and taken away from Football.
The Chad Gibson award
This prestigious award goes to a player that has over achieved on the Football field causing the opposition team to score when your team is no apparent danger.
For his ability to move in slow motion as Travis Dodd ran towards him, his long back swing when making a back line clearance looked like one of those super slow-mo replays you see at the tennis and cricket. Unfortunately Bea Busch’s clearance rebounded off a motoring Travis Dodd and into the Sydney FC goal. the speedy winger stealing a goal like a thief in the night.
Fast forward to 8min 20sec for the gold.
Goal of the season
Shannon Cole free kick against the Mariners:
The previous week Shannon Cole hit the post against Melbourne but stepped up to give Sydney a 3-2 win against the fishermen.
Goal view from the terrace
Shannon Cole and Brendan Gan (Joint runners up)
Sydney lost this game but was up 2-0. Nuff said about that check the goals out.
Best game of the Season
Central Coast Mariners 2 V Sydney FC 3 23aug08
Sydney took a two goal lead early the Mariners came back and Sydney won 3-2.
The result and performance was nothing but a tease Sydney never played like that again.
My first blog was about this game; Sydney beat the Melbourne Victory 2-0 away from home. The first time Sydney beat Melbourne Victory away.
Nostalgia can be a bitch. Melbourne won the Premiers Plate and Sydney missed the finals.
Chant of the Year
"High five for the Vukovic"
The Sydney away cove was in immense form giving it to Danny Vukovic reminding him of the incident that cost him his place at the Beijing Olympics after he high fived the referee in last season’s grand final.
"You’re not playing for Chelsea"
The Cove reminding Mark Bosnich that he no longer plays for Chelsea and in fact he was warming up in Gosford.
Sydney Player of the Year
He had the most crosses in the box than any other player in the A-League, 100 more than his closest rival. He made a list of the world’s top 50 emerging players by the UK media. Shannon made the Socceroos squad after playing for Sydney Olympic last year in the NSW Premier League. His motto is “write your own story”
Best Kossie Moment
Since Kossie is departing he gets his own special award.
Danny Allsop shoulder charging Kossie, I don’t condone this sort of behaviour but c’mon everyone loves a good stack.
So what where your special moments?