Melbourne had their big game last week. And in front of over 30,000 they just were not there. Kruse lasted 30 minutes and didn't do much. Towards the end Melbourne gave them a barrage, particularly Thompson. But Simon Colossimo showed he has earned Craig Moore's Socceroos spot. If he had it this would have been a different match (3-3?).
And that other centre back? Perhaps Brisbane should have picked on Muscat? They would have got hurt but he probably would have lost it. He did tonight and was lucky to stay on the field. Will the match review panel play fair and review the 'afters' (kicks to the legs while Bridge was on the ground) Muscat gave out of the sight of the ref? Probably not. He is protected. But Bridge showed how to play him.