Okay, Cameron, maybe I should have Googled first! You're right, Brisbane will play lowest ranked winner on Sunday April 27th. Western Sydney will play highest ranked winner: if that happens to be Sydney FC, it will be on Anzac Day at Homebush. If it is Victory or Mariners, it will be Saturday April 26th at Parramatta.
Are you sure about that, Cameron? I assumed this to be the case too, but I saw a draw yesterday which had WSW playing the winner of the SFC-Victory game, and Brisbane playing the winner of CCM-Adelaide. The Wanderers released a statement saying that if they are to play SFC, the game will be on Anzac Day at the Olympic Stadium, where an all-time record crowd for a club game in Australia should be set.
I'm not sure if you can blame the SFC board for the state of the SFS pitch. Sydney has been blighted by rain for almost two weeks and the ground has seen a couple of rugby league games and the SFC-Phoenix game last week.
THE SCG Trust did have 7 days to fix the pitch but has half-arsed it by the looks of it. Given the conditions, I thought the game was okay yesterday and was pleasantly surprised by the almost 16,000 strong crowd on a wet and cold Sunday afternoon.
And the meat pie I had at the game was outstanding. So not all bad!