With the offseason having been very quiet for most clubs, a d these two Brazilians now signed, I sense a dangerous amount of optimism creeping in for the upcoming season.
We’ve had a much better Cup run this season than last where we coughed and spluttered our way to the last 8, whereas this time we seem to be, dare I say it, somewhat more cohesive. Granted, we got a bit lucky in Wollongong, but had a good second hald display against APIA, and barely broke into a sweat against the geographically confused Victorians.
City haven’t recruited badly, and they’ll always be able to draw upon quality players, but I don’t think they have necessarily replaced the quality and talent they’ve lost this season.
They’ll still be stinging after the Grand Final loss -nay - demolishment at the hands of the Mariners, and while he’s no slouch its fair to say from what weve seen that Rado Vidosic hasn’t taken City to what Patric Kisnorbo could do.
Cautiously optimistic, but if we get past City, we should win this damn thing.
I don’t see why we wouldn’t play the two new Brazilians, but I wonder how match fit they are. You’d also think if Fabio starts, our style of attacking may change a little bit. We may have someone who can hold up the ball and also win headers, which isn’t the case with our other strikers. So it might be a little more clunky than it has been this pre-season. Even so, I have some optimism we can actually take them.
City have been rubbish since Rado took over and they appear to have regressed further if their early performances this season are any indication. Leckie & Nabbout are both out and there’s been wholesale changes made to their squad.
We really should be defeating them comfortably in this game.