Five things to look forward to: City v Newcastle

We're looking to bounce back against Newcastle this week at AAMI Park. See the five things we're looking forward to.

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It’s a win-loss-win-loss pattern City have got themselves into and now it’s time to start stringing back-to-back wins in the league starting this Thursday night.

Consistency is a key to success in the league and going on a winning streak of three or more matches can propel teams up the A-League ladder. As we have found out before, there are no easy games in the league and this week is no different, with the Jets showing glimpses of quality this season.

Goals galore

There have been 23 goals in the past five matches between the sides and we feel this Thursday will be no different.

There is no doubt the attacking flair on City’s squad list will find the back of the net against the Jets, after being kept scoreless against the Roar last week.

Although both sides’ defensive records have a bit to do with this as well, it will be a matter of being diligent and defensively sound on Thursday because we know the opportunities will come during the match.

Thursday night football

It’s the first of a number of Thursday night fixtures that Fox Sports and the FFA will be trailing during the 2016/17 season and we can’t wait to see how it goes.

Football during the latter stages of the week definitely makes the weekend feel longer and with blue skies set for AAMI Park on Thursday, it will be an opportune time to see how the fans and viewers react to it.

The A-League is becoming a summer tradition throughout Australia and creating more nights for football to be on at our stadiums and on our TV screens will go a long way to helping the game.

Lest We Forget

Round 6 of the A-League is Remembrance Round.

It will be devoted to remembering and acknowledging the noble sacrifices made by service men and women past and present during times of war, in a joint initiative between Football Federation Australia and the Australian Defence Force.

You will notice that all clubs will be sporting the red poppy appeal logo on their jerseys this week much like the teams in the English and Scottish Premier League.

The ‘Remembrance Round’ initiative will aim to help promote the observance of Remembrance Day nationally, raise funds for the RSL and provide benefits to ADF personnel and utilise the Hyundai A-League as a vehicle to effect meaningful social change by bringing a focus on to the significance of Remembrance Day.

Make sure you keep an eye out for the red poppies on the AAMI Park concourse and support the Poppy Appeal this week.

We need your support!

There is no doubt we need you to be the 12th man this Thursday night as we take on Newcastle. Our AAMI Park record is impressive thanks to you guys, the fans, because you make the place feel like home.

Make sure you are there at the contest to support the City boys as they look to get back to winning ways against the Jets. Click here to secure your place at the match or sign up today as a Melbourne City member today!