It feels like the same old story at Adelaide United. The start of this season has mirrored the disaster of last year, with Guillermo Amor’s side anchored to the bottom of the table without a win in the opening eight games.
However, there may be reason to believe Adelaide can pull off another miraculous turnaround, just as they did last season.
The transformation into minor premiers and eventual champions was one of the great comebacks of Australian football. Yet again, there are signs this season Adelaide are slowly spluttering their way back to life. Thanks to the A-League’s unorthodox finals system, which benefits teams that build momentum in the final rounds, Amor could yet again mastermind another Adelaide form reversal.
What are the reasons for this optimism?