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    Western Sydney V Sydney


    Western Sydney Match Completed Sydney
    11 SHOTS 9
    15 FOULS 17
    2 CORNERS 6
    4 OFFSIDES 2
    48 POSSESSION 52

    Western Sydney Wanderers will be looking their first-ever Sydney Derby win in front of their own fans when they host Sydney FC at Pirtek Stadium. Join us for live scores from 7.45pm AEDT.

    Rival coaches Tony Popovic and Frank Farina face contrasting selection posers for Saturday’s A-League Sydney derby clash.

    Popovic’s Wanderers head into the Parramatta Stadium clash in second spot, while Farina’s Sydney FC are one of several clubs in mid-table separated by just a handful of points.

    Popovic has the luxury of having all his key players available and must work out who to leave out.

    “It makes selection more difficult, but it’s a good headache to have,” Popovic said.

    “In a derby anything can happen on the day. I expect it to be a real passionate affair.

    Farina is forced into several changes.

    Striker Richard Garcia is the latest addition to a Sydney FC injury list already including Joel Chianese, Rhyan Grant, Peter Triantis and Terry Antonis.

    Farina will also be without suspended duo Nick Carle and Tiago Calvano, while emerging youngster Hagi Gligor is on international duty.

    However he does get back defender Seb Ryall from injury and has the option of promoting some proven veterans into his starting side.

    “Fortunately we’ve got the likes of Terry (McFlynn), Brett (Emerton) and Matt Thompson didn’t start last week, we have options,” Farina said.

    “It’s still not nice when you lose three or four players from the previous week.

    “I think we’ve got the depth that we can cover them.”

    Popovic wasn’t fussed that ladder-leaders Brisbane had opened up a seven-point gap over his club in the race for the Premier’s Plate, which his team won last season.

    “Roar is doing great and credit to them, but our focus is just on doing what we’re doing,” said Popovic, who was again forced to deny playmaker Shinji Ono had signed for a Japanese club.

    Farina anticipated a strong response from the Wanderers following their shock 3-1 home loss to Wellington on New Year’s Day.

    “They’re a very dangerous team at home. It’s going to be tough,” Farina said.

    Oddly, the home club has never won any of the four previous Sydney derbies.

    But Sydney have won just one of their last 15 away games – their only victory on the road coming against last-placed Melbourne Heart.

    “This season has been a mixed bowl if you like, Certainly it’s something we’d like to improve on,” Farina said.

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    31' YELLOW CARD - Matthew Jurman (Sydney)

    71' YELLOW CARD - Adam D'Apuzzo (Western Sydney)

    80' YELLOW CARD - Ali Abbas Mshehed Al-Hilfi (Sydney)

    87' GOAL - Brendan Santalab (Western Sydney)

    89' YELLOW CARD - Corey Gameiro (Sydney)

    90 + 4' YELLOW CARD - Terry McFlynn (Sydney)

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    • Roar Guru

      langou said | 12:08pm | ! Report

      I don’t think Sydney will be too disappointed. The last couple of weeks they have started to look allot better as a defensive unit. Not so many clangers down back which has been their nemesis for a couple of seasons now

    • 1:32am
      AZ_RBB said | 1:32am | ! Report

      Well, what a night. It ended up being one of those games where thanks to a late goal you easily forgive and forget some of the terrible rubbish dished out earlier in the game. Although it was first derby in a while that wasn’t just a litany of ridiculous tackles, scrappy play and the odd goal. First half both teams were more than decent. SFC passed it around much more competently than usual and WSW defended very well. Mooy and Bridge were both pretty appalling. SFC seemed to dominate the middle of the field but lacked the finish.

      Second half thankfully saw some energy as a sulky Juric was taken off and Mooy finally remembered how to pass. Ono and Hersi were running themselves silly, particularly Ono who seemed to be covering for the laziness of Mooy and Trifiro. Bridge continued to remind me why I prefer Minniecon. SFC seemed a lot more likely to score. But as it were, the super fit WSW team prevailed once more.

      Spira, Topor, Ono and Hersi were all immense. Santalab looked very dangerous. Hats off to 16yr old Daniel Alessi who did an incredible job at right back, not even a hint of nerves. We go into Tuesday’s blockbuster in Melbourne with our heads held high. Will be surprised if Ono and Hersi play on Tuesday. They both looked completely spent.

      • 2:44am
        leon said | 2:44am | ! Report

        To think, I did all that,
        And may I say,
        Not in a shy way,
        Oh no,
        Oh no, not me,
        I did it, myyyyy wayyyy.

        • 11:12am
          AZ_RBB said | 11:12am | ! Report

          and we will continue to do so!. rival fans should focus on the problems at their own club before commenting about our style, fans, stadium etc.

    • 9:27pm
      Johnno said | 9:27pm | ! Report

      crowd numbers anyone is it a sell out

    • 9:11pm
      Stevo said | 9:11pm | ! Report

      WSW rotation policy on full display tonight.

    • 9:08pm
      1860melbourne said | 9:08pm | ! Report

      fc in control

    • 8:44pm
      1860melbourne said | 8:44pm | ! Report

      If Hersi keeps attacking Warren Wanderers will score.

    • 8:35pm
      Stevo said | 8:35pm | ! Report

      LOL, Juric hits the cross bar from point blank range. How about just tapping it in gently son? Smurfs holding their own – who would have thought that!

      • 8:51pm
        Titus said | 8:51pm | ! Report

        Going for style points…tut tut.

    • 8:19pm
      The Auteur said | 8:19pm | ! Report

      There are still empty seats?!

      Whoever bought a membership and doesn’t show up even for the SYDNEY DERBY should have their membership stripped off them so it can be given to someone deserving.

    • 8:11pm
      Clayts said | 8:11pm | ! Report

      Ps. I know people disagree with me, but WSW just don’t look like a side that deserves second spot. They don’t really seem to do anything. And haven’t done for a while now..

      • 8:12pm
        Stevo said | 8:12pm | ! Report

        Maybe that says something about the other teams and their coaches?

      • 10:26pm
        Robbie Mase said | 10:26pm | ! Report

        Western Sydney play terrible football. This isn’t exactly news to anyone

    • 8:10pm
      Stevo said | 8:10pm | ! Report

      Nice to see ADP putting on a clinic for NTP and his fellow mugs 🙂

    • 8:07pm
      Clayts said | 8:07pm | ! Report

      So are we running with the same excuse as usual for so many spare seats at the southern (non RBB) end? If those Wanderers ‘fans’ don’t turn up to this game, which games do they actually go to?

      • 12:32am
        Matty C said | 12:32am | ! Report

        Southern Terrace is General Admission. When you buy a corporate membership you get a certain amount of GA tickets which are located on the South Terrace. Depending on your level of sponsorship will determine how many tickets you get – could be as little as 10 or as many as 200. You can choose which game you want to use those tickets for, so at any given time the club needs to ensure that there is enough spare seats just incase every single ticket is used on the same day. Once that ticket is used the seat becomes “unreserved” and is available for public sale. By the looks of things not all those people used their tickets.
        It was about 80% full tonight so hopefully there will be more seats available for GA for future games..

        • 1:09am
          Allan said | 1:09am | ! Report

          WSW should have capped memberships at a lower number, every match Wanderland would be full.

          There were thousands who wanted to be there tonight but couldn’t, the last derby is an accurate representation of how popular this is.

          • 1:15pm
            Matty C said | 1:15pm | ! Report

            And miss out on the extra income that having an extra few thousand members would bring?
            By capping the membership at around 70% of the total capacity it will make an impression on the state gov – who are looking at developing a stadium out west similar to Allianz in order to phase out suburban stadiums – that Pirtek Stadium is the best candidate for funding.
            Already it looks like there will be an extra 4000 temp seats going in at the south terrace for the start of next season and they are currently trialling proper ‘terrace’ type seating in the RBB area – that is benches not seats – in order to increase the capacity in the north terrace..

    • 7:54pm
      1860melbourne said | 7:54pm | ! Report

      OMG! Mark Warren???

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