Six wins from six games, the most goals scored and the fewest conceded, through to the semi-finals of the FFA Cup and yet to be breached in that competition. It’s no wonder Sydney FC are the current favourites for the A-League.
There are several potential candidates in naming the key player behind this spectacular start. Milos Ninkovic has been the star playmaker, Alex Brosque has scored the goals and Rhyan Grant has been rampant down the right.
However, the two who really make Sydney tick, that give the side balance, are the central pivot pairing of Josh Brillante and Brandon O’Neill. They, above all others, are Sydney’s most important players.
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