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Nine seasons, five finals spots and two wooden spoons – the Wellington Phoenix’s first era in the A-League has been a pass mark. Yet now, leading into a bright new age for the club, it is time for New Zealand’s sole representative in the competition to prove its place.
Eight years ago, the Newcastle Jets were celebrating an uncharacteristic Tony Vidmar blunder, which allowed Mark Bridge to slot home the most important goal of his career, in the 2008 A-League grand final.
Football fans, yours truly included, can often be guilty of finding fault when it is better to focus on the positives.
“The reality is that we’re in the entertainment industry and for me that overrides results at this stage.”
When Optus first announced its capture of English Premier League rights from next season onwards, Australia’s biggest sport broadcaster, Foxtel, was facing an uncertain future when it came to showcasing the round ball.
It has taken them 25 rounds, but Melbourne City have finally finished atop of the A-League table after a full round of fixtures for the first time this season.