Sky Blues ready for God’s Fury
On face value it hardly looks like a contest. Sydney FC is sitting near the top of the table after making a great start to its Hyundai A-League campaign while North Queensland is anchored to the bottom of the ladder, still without a win to its name. Looks can be deceiving however, and the Sky Blues know they’re in for a real battle when they fac
On face value it hardly looks like a contest. Sydney FC is sitting near the top of the table after making a great start to its Hyundai A-League campaign while North Queensland is anchored to the bottom of the ladder, still without a win to its name. Looks can be deceiving however, and the Sky Blues know they-re in for a real battle when they face the Fury on Saturday night at the Sydney Football Stadium.
“We are confident but we know Fury have very good team as well,” explained Coach, Vitezslav Lavicka. “They have very good players, especially in attack. (The North Queensland) team has very good character.”
“Massive danger,” added Sydney striker, John Aloisi. “I think they-ve got a really good side, they-re bottom of the table but they-re not playing like they-re bottom of the table, I think they-re going to be very tough.”
The man who is making all the headlines for North Queensland is their Captain and star striker, Robbie Fowler who has claimed consecutive Solo Goal of the Week awards with two cracking finishes in his last two games. The presence of the former Liverpool legend in Sydney is generating plenty of interest and should help ensure there-s a very healthy crowd on hand at the Sydney Football Stadium this weekend.
“Hopefully Robbie can score a goal, maybe Johnny score a couple more and the (Sydney) boys can get the win,” said Wests Tigers Captain, Robbie Farah - a big fan of both Fowler and Sydney FC - who was a guest at Sky Blues- training on Friday. “I-m coming out to the game tomorrow night so hopefully it-s a good crowd, and (it will be) good to watch Robbie (Fowler) playing in Australia.”
The game has been billed as Aloisi v ‘God-, and while much of the attention will be on the two marquee men, Sydney knows it will have to play well across the park to take the points.
The round-6 encounter will the 400th all-time appearance of John Aloisi-s club career but the 33-year old is more focused on helping his side return to the winners list after last week-s fighting 2-1 loss at the hands of the high-flying Gold Coast.
“This is another test for us to see if we can bounce back and get a win straight away after a defeat,” he said.
Aloisi will have added motivation to do well in the match. He will be wearing special Nike boots to help promote awareness of men-s health initiative, September Blue.
“It-s to raise awareness of men-s cancer. Prostate and other men-s cancers, because men wait until the last minute to get a checkup, until something-s really wrong,” he explained. “I-ll be auctioning them (the boots) off at the end of the month, hopefully with a lot of goals on them, and the money will go to September Blue.”
Saturday-s clash between Sydney FC and North Queensland kicks-off at the SFS at 7:30pm, following the curtain-raiser between Sydney-s National Youth League team and the AIS.
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