What The Sydney Derby Means To Me

It’s a clash that needs no introduction, as the Sydney Derby is set to take centre stage at Bankwest Stadium this Saturday.

With honours even in the previous two instalments of this fixture, Saturday’s clash hold plenty of permutations with the hosts looking to snap a six game run without victory, while Head Coach Steve Corica’s men are looking to build on their six game unbeaten streak.

We caught up with a few of the boys to find out what the Sydney Derby means to them.

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Andrew Redmayne: I think derby’s encapsulate everything that is football. Passion, fans, rivalries, atmosphere and bragging rights over your mates. It’s everything as to why we play football.

Rhyan Grant: It’s my favorite fixture of the season, there’s always a lot of passion from both the players and the fans and the best atmosphere in my eyes.

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Rhyan Grant in action in a Sydney Derby at Bankwest Stadium.

Milos Ninkovic: For me the derby is the biggest and most important game of the season. It is always a pleasure to play a derby. I hope the stadium will be full on Saturday.

Alex Wilkinson: It means the chance to play in front of a great atmosphere and give our fans and Members bragging rights in a game that means so much to them.

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Alex Wilkinson makes a challenge in the most recent Sydney Derby this season.

Joel King: For me it’s the biggest game of the year. It’s the game I’m most passionate about and I’m well aware of all the bragging rights at stake. I’ve been a fan of our club for as long as I can remember and no matter where each team sits on the table the feeling of beating our cross-town rivals is like no other.


Sydney FC are in A-League action on Saturday with an away Sydney Derby at Bankwest Stadium (kick off 7pm AEST).