Official Preview: Perth Glory v Melbourne Heart
It’s time to sing like you’ve never sung before and turn it into a winning Wednesday
Perth Glory v Melbourne Heart Wednesday 3rd November 7:00pm
It-s time to sing like you-ve never sung before and turn it into a winning Wednesday for your side, as Melbourne Heart travel to Perth for the first time…
There are some wrongs that need to be put right at nib Stadium on Wednesday. Last time Glory-s army of fans turned up to their home ground, they witnessed a lifeless display from their heroes, who were on the receiving end of a thrashing against the Hyundai A-League-s bottom club.
Therefore, more so than ever, Glory-s players and boss Ian Ferguson are desperate to treat their home faithful to the kind of performance they deserve and make up for that limp effort. So, come on Shed, keep the faith and keep on making the same levels of incredible noise that you have produced all season and let your players do the rest. It-s time to rediscover that outstanding early-season home form, starting on Wednesday!
If the only previous encounter between these two sides is anything to go by, then fans of both clubs are in for a midweek treat. At AAMI Park in Week 4, the club-s inaugural meeting was a thriller.
Twice behind, Glory kept battling away until the death, snatching a point thanks to an injury-time penalty netted by Robbie Fowler - his first goal for the club. The Shed will be looking for a return to this kind of passion and commitment from their players this Wednesday. If they can muster similar dedication and belief, then their opponents will do well to come away with anything.
The game in Perth comes in the middle of a gruelling hat-trick of away fixtures for the Hyundai A-League-s newest club. John Aloisi is unlikely to be fit for this one, but one player looking to continue his fine progress will be youngster Aziz Behich. His excellent start to the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season has led to him signing a new full-time contract.
The versatile 19-year-old has been given a deal until the end of the 2011/12 season, while his status as a replacement player for the injured Kristian Sarkies will now be taken by another local young gun, VPL Under-21 Player of the Year, Adrian Zahra.
The Heart clash is the first of three home games in eleven hectic days for Perth Glory. With a tough trip to Adelaide squeezed into that period too, Glory-s form at this stage of the season will certainly have a big impact on where they stand at the end of season shake-up.
Glory fans- loyalty has been amazing in recent weeks, and Wednesday is another opportunity to prove to the rest of the Hyundai A-League just how passionate you are. Let-s make it another big crowd at nib Stadium and sing your side to a crucial victory!