Five things to look forward to: City v Sydney

Double the football

180 minutes of football for the price of 90, it doesn’t get much better than that! Our first double header of the season see’s our Women’s team take on the Melbourne Derby while our Men’s side face Sydney in a top of the table clash. AAMI Park and City Square on Gosch’s Paddock will be abuzz with action on Friday and you can’t miss it. Get your tickets for the match below.

Mac Attack

The wheels have begun rolling for the McCormack machine, with the former Scottish international finding the back of the net three times in the past two matches. Two sublime free-kick’s and a goal from the spot has seen ‘Ross the Boss’ hit his straps in the A-League and Friday night poses an opportunity for the striker to make a difference against Sydney.

Against the best

There’s no better test than playing the best and Saturday night gives us the opportunity to do just that. Champions and Premiers Sydney FC have flow under the radar this season, despite their undefeated start, and this Friday’s clash will be our biggest test of the season. Head Coach Warren Joyce has said Sydney will be the yard stick this year and a result this weekend against the reigning champs could go a long way in deciding our final standing.

Streak test

Four from four was ticked off the list last week but now, five from five is on the horizon. Early 2015 was the last time we went four in a row and believe it or not, the Club has gone five wins on the trot on two other occasions. The Club’s late run in the 2013/14 season was the last time we picked up 15 from a possible 15 points and have never gone beyond a five-in-a-row win streak. There is no doubt this weekend will be our hardest test but with another home match after this week, we have the chance to put this run in the record books.

Out for washing

Eugene Galekovic has been working overtime in the laundry for the past month keeping his City blue sheets clean in goal. The Club recorded its third clean sheet in four matches last week and were pushed all the way by Adelaide with a man down. The new-look defensive front at City has caught up with the side’s innate attacking ability and the combination of the two looks to be delivering on the park.