Archive | November 6, 2012

A-League: Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix

It looks like things are finally starting to change and improve at Melbourne Victory.  Last night we played Wellington Phoenix at Etihad Stadium and beat them 3-2.  Although they were 3-0 with about 10 mins to the end of the game.  It made those final 10 mins very tense.  Even more annoying when a group of kids start hanging around the fence in front of us hoping to get the free soccer balls the players give out after the game.

Marco Rojas got 2 goals and Marcos Flores 1.  Archie Thompson got his usual off-sides but couldn’t buy a goal.  He was never quite in the right spot at the right second and could have scored a couple of goals.  He did have some great assists though.  The pace of the game was very fast and has shown that Ang Postocoglou has made the right decision in moving on some of the older, slower players.

The club also put on a tritbute to Danny Allsopp who retired two weeks ago.  It’s always sad to see one of the best players retire but I wish him all the best in the future.  He was presented with an award and walked a lap of honour, giving us all the chance to say goodbye.

Celebrating one of Rojas’ goals from an Archie Thompson assist