Sunday, February 10, 2008
Ode to Sydney FC
Put away your shirt
Your scarf, hide that flag.
Tear down those nets, that practice field.
Those posts aren't needed anymore.
No more yelling, cheering, or handy tips for that blind ref.
The season's over now. No more till next year.
No more we'll see the likes of Beckham, gone is Juninho, off with Bridges, farewell Patrick.
And Milligan, who sacrificed his nose for Socceroo training, it's off to Europe or Galaxy for him. At last Ufuk Talay rejoins his team mates and former coach in second league Japan.
A silent goodbye to David Zdrilic star of the NSL, who along with his former 40 goal in a season partner Ante Milicic (Roar), disappears without a farewell.
Goodbye also to Steve Corica or is hello to Townsville's Norther Thunder? The FFA may tell his fortune on 22 Feb.
Oh Brosque, Juninho made your year with through balls, but in the finals you failed to finish. So much promise three years ago. Where to now?
But there is light on the hill for next season. The league's unfulfilled promises are coming to the emerald city. Simon Colosimo (Perth) and Mark Bridge (Newcastle), frustrated and feeling under rated, with burning desires.
And who will be the million dollar signing? Who will come to save the day?
Sydney FC will enter season 4 re dux and hunt that Asian crown.