The Roar paid for the FFA's decision to allow its experienced refs to attend a conference.
In the opening 30 minutes that ended the Roar's tittle hopes, Adelaide prodded, provoked and won the inexperienced refs favours. Tiatto's move was unforgivable and he will pay. But Travis Dodd, first with a clear foul for the first goal on McMaster, then with un-carded charges directly into into Roar players' chests, got away with it. As did Jonas Salley and too a lesser extent Angelo Costanzo.
While Adelaide hacked down Michael Zullo and Tahj Minniecon, and held back Reinaldo, first place slipped from the Roar.
Well I wanted a home ground advantage, but not in the last game thanks.