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A-League Version 3

I was lucky enough to score a ticket to the Chairman's Box for the first match of the third season of the A-League (Version 3 according to the marketeers). Sydney FC took on the Central Coast Mariners at the Sydney Football Stadium last Friday evening in wet conditions.

I've decided to try and follow the league a bit more this year. To this end I bought myself a Sydney FC scarf.

The match wasn't too bad really. The quality was reasonable and there was plenty of attacking football. Juninho showed some great touch, and despite not being fully fit and making some errors, showed enough to suggest he's still got it. I think he could really get the fans coming to watch.

In the end Sydney lost 0-1. The match felt like Sydney dominated and were wasteful with their chances, but the match report suggests both sides had roughly the same number of shots.

The other three matches finished in draws, meaning Sydney is outright last on the table after Round 1. Not a good start.