This is another big moment for the Roar as a club.
The disappointments at home at the start of the season, punched through by the 2-4 loss to the Mariners, robbed them of a crowd. Yet on their day the Roar are now up there with Melbourne - the best the A-League has.
The build up for this game has been low key. It is competing directly with cricket - for a game where only Australian crickets demise has made interest in a series against New Zealand.
Still the Roar must shine.
May the threats of violence from John Hutchinson be heard only by the ref.