Talk From The Terrace with Luke

Is it already that time again? Yes it is. Melbourne derby number three is upon us, kicking off this Saturday at 7pm at not-so football friendly Etihad Stadium. This is Heart’s first time back at Docklands since a pre-season match against some other famous Blues, Everton, in July of last year.

Is it already that time again?

Yes it is. Melbourne derby number three is upon us, kicking off this Saturday at 7pm at not-so football friendly Etihad Stadium. This is Heart-s first time back at Docklands since a pre-season match against some other famous Blues, Everton, in July of last year.

Heart and Victory go into this match at one win a piece in the head-to-head count this season, and with seven goals in the previous two encounters it seems likely we-ll see some end-to-end attacking football from both sides.

While the first derby proved a great result for Heart, and the second one allowed Victory their revenge, Saturday-s game will be the most important of them all.

A win against Victory would see Heart-s unbeaten streak continue to six games, but the effects of a win would be far more important than that. A win would see us move past Victory in the table and, just maybe, help us finish above them in the finals spots.

After the travails of November and December, the possibility that Heart could finish above our local rivals, even squeezing them out of finals contention, is something our players will use to fire themselves up. The fluid passing game we saw earlier in the season is rapidly returning, star striker Alex Terra is hitting a rich vein of form, and Clint Bolton remains a rock in goal.

This game is Heart-s chance to put a stake in the ground and go on to claim a finals position in their very first season. This game could be the most important in Heart-s short history. Get your ticket now, and one day you-ll be able to tell your kids you were there.