Christmas wishlists of A-League clubs

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Dear Santa…

A cheeky peek at the Christmas wishlists of each of our Hyundai A-League teams as they ask Santa what they want for Christmas.

Sydney FC

There’s only thing on Sydney FC’s list: A shiny new set of referees. According to Graham Arnold criminal calls and being targeted by the refs has tarnished the harbour city’s season. That, and only one win in seven games.

Newcastle Jets

At the top of the Christmas list for the Jets: Another David Carney magic free kick. The Jets are desperately in search of a win to return to their early season form. A wonder strike from ex-Socceroo Carney might be the present they need to get back on top.

Brisbane Roar

The Roar will be asking Santa for: Luke Brattan as they go in chase of the Western Sydney Wanderers for top spot on the A-League ladder. The venerated midfielder was key to their success two seasons ago and may be sorely missed in their race for first.

Melbourne Victory

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As we peek at the Victory’s wish list we find: To not have to play against Thomas Sorensen again. The big Dane single-handedly denied every Victory attempt on goal leaving their attack feeling discouraged and defeated in the Melbourne derby. The keeper also managed to prolong the Victory’s win drought to 4 games.

Melbourne City

Conversely, atop of City’s wish list is for: Thomas Sorensen to stay in form. City are revelling in high scoring wins, cruising up the ladder to 3rd place. And with a performance like last weeks, they’ll be hoping that their Danish super keeper Sorensen stays in top class form. His big presence between the sticks has been a Christmas blessing for City as they kick away from their cross-town rivals.

Central Coast Mariners

All central coast want for Christmas is: a win. The mariners sit bottom of the table with only one win in this season. A far cry from their reputed form of seasons past, the mariners will be asking Father Christmas for just one win to try get themselves unstuck from the bedrock of the table.

Adelaide United

Adelaide will be hoping for: Their Spaniards to have a festive season. While some beautiful link up play and silky passages between the Reds’ Spanish quartet has been on display, with only two wins this season, the Spanish armada have so far failed to fire. The Red’s will be hoping they have a festive Mediterranean Christmas and channel some of that passion on the field.

Western Sydney Wanderers

The Wanderers wont be hoping for much. Cruising in first place everything seems to be going right for them. However scratched down the bottom of their list is a hope that: Federico Piovaccari will score more. The Italian international has only netted twice for the Wanderers this season and has zero assists. As one of their main signings for the 2015/16 season the Wanderers faithful will be hoping he fires soon.

Perth Glory
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Glory are wishing for a speedy return to club favourite: Andy Keogh who has resigned with the club for the next two seasons. However, the Glory will be eager to have him play this season as some legal strings are being pulled to allow the Irish striker to commence play by February, with the hope to pull the Western Australians out of their mid season slump.

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington are wishing, wishing for their club survival. And with some respectable results, this season is not looking as dreary as punters had once thought for our friends across the ditch. Here’s hoping Father Christmas delivers a Christmas miracle to the Phoenix.

The Fans

Atop every A-League fans’ Christmas list? One thing. Ronaldinho. Please Santa, please.

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George Vlotis
UTS Journalism graduate and football fanatic. Ex-NSW premier league player and now fortunate enough to be reporting on the A-League. Sydney is Sky Blue. Follow me @VlotisGeorge