Sydney FC vs. Brisbane Roar: In The A-League, It Don’t Come Easy

Corey Brown of the Roar looks to take on the defence of Bernie Ibini-Isei of Sydney FC during the round 14 A-League match between the Brisbane Heat and Sydney FC at Suncorp Stadium on December 30, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. December 30, 2014| Credit: Bradley Kanaris
Sydney FC vs. Brisbane Roar: In The A-League, It Don’t Come Easy

If we were to personify teams in the Hyundai A-League, Graham Arnold‘s Sydney FC and John Aloisi‘s Brisbane Roar are two buxom girls walking into a social club, having beer around the dark neighborhood, looking for an emotional pick-me-up when all of a sudden…BAM! Enter a couple of strong IBA Official Cocktails made from scratch.

Both young maidens, fat-bottomed girls as idealized by the late Freddy Mercury of Queen fame, lap up the lascivious libations of love and are intoxicated to the point that with nothing to do and their inhibitions tattered like that of a heavily damaged fleet girl walking the line like Johnny Cash…they proceed to consummate in the shade (as opposed to fighting in the shade like Leonidas of 300 fame) while opportunistic voyeurs throw some shade-laced banter similar to this…

And this…

But oh yes, most certainly this.

Yes, things aren’t as rosy at the Roar or at Sydney FC. Get a load of THIS: Brisbane are starting to lose games. First, they get kicked in the teeth AC/DC style by Melbourne Victory. Then, Bruce Djite of Adelaide United proves to be hard to handle, as mic-dropped by the Black Crowes. Meanwhile for Sydney FC, they were shot down in flames yet again by the same Melbourne Victory team that delivered the down payment blues one week after unloading their late show war machine on the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Something’s got to give. Let the bodies hit the floor on another matchday Saturday at the Allianz Stadium in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. AEDT/12:30 a.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET. Bonus coverage of this game will be part of the live blog between Perth Glory and the Victory. Here are 10 Bold Predictions for the match between Sydney FC and the Brisbane Roar.

  • Filip Holosko will score for Sydney FC.
  • Shane Smeltz will score for Sydney FC.
  • Vedran Janjetovic will make at least four saves.
  • Michael Theo will make under four saves.
  • Brandon Borrello will score for Brisbane Roar.
  • Jamie Maclaren will score for Brisbane Roar.
  • Ali Abbas will score for Sydney FC.
  • At least 40 fouls will be whistled.
  • Under four cards will be issued.
  • No goals will be scored in the first 10 minutes.

Sydney FC are capable of losing tough games but they are capable of winning tough games too.  We here at TST are hopeful that both sides will sober up and start playing actual football. The Stoppage Time is called for a Sky Blues win, but it won’t be easy for Sydney FC because Ringo said it best.

Sydney FC 3, Brisbane Roar 2

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Jo-Ryan Salazar is a writer for The Stoppage Time, a soccer blog powered by Azteca Soccer. A supporter of the Los Angeles Galaxy since 1996 and a committed supporter since 2002, Jo-Ryan also follows Chelsea FC, Melbourne Victory, FC Tokyo and Paris Saint-Germain. Apart from soccer, Jo-Ryan is an administrative assistant for a local nonprofit in Long Beach, California and also does photography, photo-editing and fictional writing.

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