Perth Glory’s lack of tactical direction raises questions about the ability of Kenny Lowe to take his team forward
Cirio’s sixth goal in five FFA Cup games proved the difference as Adelaide won the inaugural competition on home soil.
Scott Jamieson and Josh Risdon have been integral to Perth Glory’s resounding start to the season
After eight rounds, Perth still sit top of the A-League ladder. It’s felt a bit like no one has taken them seriously, but increasingly, Kenny Lowe’s side are proving they are genuine challengers this season, by virtue of their high press.
Perth Glory have recruited heavily and look set to play a 4-4-2 diamond, meaning they are one of the more intriguing and unpredictable sides this season.
Sydney secured their place in the finals with a 2-1 win.
Brisbane bounced back from two disappointing defeats to send Perth to the bottom of the table.
Terry Antonis’s goal on his return from an eleven month injury lay-off took Sydney back into the top 6.
It’s difficult to discuss Alistair Edwards without reference to the ignominious spat between him and captain Jacob Burns, and although Perth sit aside the top six, it’s clear this is not a “football”-motivated sacking.
Wellington turned things around after Sidnei’s screamer, but Perth replied with three unanswered goals.
As expected for two sides committed to open, possession-based systems, this was an exciting match full of chances and attacking play.
With a number of injuries depleting his squad, Alistair Edwards turned to an unorthodox formation for Perth’s clash against Brisbane Roar.