10 goals in Saturday night football

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Well that was a special night of football. Five goals in Sydney. Five goals in Brisbane. As a Sydney FC fan the loss to the Jets was numbed in part by watching the drubbing Melbourne Victory got minutes later.

Sydney FC vs LA Galaxy at ANZ in 2007

But to be honest I wasn’t that upset to begin with, such was the quality of the football on offer at Allianz Stadium.

In only his second competitive game with the club Alessandro Del Piero lifted the Sky Blues to at times a beautiful calibre yet an outstanding Newcastle team had all the answers, led in no small part by Emile Heskey.

The 35 thousand witnesses to this match won’t be able to stop themselves heading to ANZ Stadium on the 28th, or even to Parramatta for the derby this week. ANZ won’t sell out, but Parra might. Get tickets

Up in Brisbane and Ange Postecoglou looks like Coach Taylor from Friday Night Lights circa season four. He’s built a championship winning side and now returns with a new team – a motley crew of misfits – only to be hammered by a team still perfectly in tune with one another. Rado Vidosic is vindicated, as is Roar players midweek “In Rado We Trust” campaign.

Yes, it’s too early to hark the season a success. There have been far too many false profits and us A-League fans are far too guarded to accept as much so readily. But the signs are there. And it’s only Round Two.

READ THE MATCH REPORTS OF SYDNEY FC VS NEWCASTLE JETS AND BRISBANE ROAR VS MELBOURNE VICTORY

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Matt Greenlaw is the Editor of The Football Sack. A Sydneysider and Sky Blues fan, Matt has been reporting on the A-League for three years. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewRT

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Editor of The Football Sack for three years, Matthew now spends his time sipping merlot whilst watching the reruns of Thursday FC.

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