Well it’s certainly a busy week this week, two games and a bit of travel for the boys, but this is what we play for. We’re closing in on the top of the table and we’re beyond the halfway mark of the season now, it’s getting exciting!
We played well against Newcastle on Saturday, we dominated on and off the ball and were deserving of the win. Now, it’s about making sure we finish off all our chances. We could have won that game by five or six, we need to be more ruthless in front of goal and that starts this Wednesday night against Wellington.
The flight to Wellington was fairly routine, it was nice to relax for a few hours on the plane before transferring to the team hotel.
On the plane I like to have a bit of a sleep and watch a good movie to pass the time.
At the hotel I room with Alex Wilkinson. As far as roommates go, Wilko is pretty good. We’ve known each other for ages and get on well away from football as well, so there’s also something to chat about or share a laugh over.
On away trips there’s always a bit of downtime before the game, usually after lunch we’ve got a couple of hours spare before enjoying our pre-match meal, going through our video analysis and boarding the team bus.
While some boys enjoy having a chat and a coffee, I enjoy relaxing in my room, watching some T.V. and getting a pre-game nap in just to freshen up.
We’re expecting a tough test against the Phoenix tonight, but we’re confident in our abilities and we know where their weaknesses are.
We’ve got a good record at Westpac Stadium and it’s a venue we always enjoy playing at. We’ve got great memories there and we’re out to make some more this evening.
There’s no rest for us after the Phoenix game though. We’re on a plane the next day and heading straight to Melbourne ahead of our Australia Day clash at AAMI Park.
It’s great being away with the boys in a team environment like ours. We gel together more and more as the season goes on and we’ve got some of our best football still to showcase.
I’m looking forward to Saturday’s encounter against Melbourne. There’s no doubt it’ll be one of the biggest fixtures of the season, in the grand scheme of things this match will go a long way to determining our final position on the ladder.
I can’t wait to see all our Members and fans in Wellington and Melbourne, I’ve been told there’s a solid number heading down for the Australia Day game. Safe travels to everyone, and enjoy your nights, I’ll be looking out for you all at both grounds.
Bring on Wellington, bring on Melbourne!
Sydney FC Captain Alex Brosque.
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