Monday, 22 April 2013

A - League Final

The A-League has had a tremendous season.

Most of this can be put down at the feet of the Western Sydney Wanderers fans.

They have been a breath of fresh air and a revelation to the A-League.

I have said previously one should go to a match of the Wanderers just to catch the atmosphere created by them.

Thus they did this in the final but alas their team lost the game to the Central Coast Mariners 0-2.

As a Referee I have to say I am still wondering how the Wanderers did not get two penalties. They did concede one and it was given but I am completely mystified on the two not given.

Finals are rarely great games because both teams simply want to win and invariably one team doesn't rise to the occasion.

I think it was so on Sunday.

Congratulations to the Mariners for finally winning a final but also a huge congratulations to the Wanderers on a wonderful first season.

I for one am looking forward to watching them in the Asian champions league.

UPDATE
Both the SMH and Telegraph have articles on the Wanderers fans. When a Rugby League  diehard like Phil Rothfield gets so worked up by the WSW fans he says the A-League final has it over any other sports final you know something special happened.