5 things the Wanderers want from Spotless Stadium

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Up against what has so far been a pretty dismal Central Coast Mariners side, Western Sydney Wanderers will be eager for more than a few things to fall their way on Saturday night.

1. A convincing win

The most important outcome from the match will obviously be a vital three points for Western Sydney. Having thrown away a win last week, Spotless remains in need of a christening win that would make fans, temporarily at least, embrace their new home. With consecutive away games against Glory and Victory awaiting the Wanderers, three points at home over what has been a poor Mariners side is a must.

2. Cleansheet

With three different back fours in each of their three A-League games so far, it comes as little surprise that the Wanderers are yet to keep a cleansheet. They have in fact conceded seven goals in three games; four of these coming in the last ten minutes of matches. Up against a Mariners side kept goalless in two straight games, this Saturday is an ideal time for the Wanderers to remain resolute at the back and condemn the Central Coast to three games without a goal.

3. A goal from Bulut

Tattoos aside, Kerem Bulut pretty much epitomises the Western Sydney spirit. Passionate, industrious and at times aggressive, Bulut belongs in the Red and Black. After returning from an unsuccessful stint in Greece however, he needs to start firing if he is to remain a viable spearhead for the team. If Brendon Santalab can do it off the bench, Bulut must find a way to score otherwise when Lacklan Scott returns, he could very quickly find himself left out of the squad altogether.

4. Jerrad Tyson given a start

Though not helped by the rest of his team leading up to the goals, Andrew Redmayne, simply put, had a shocker last week. Australia’s version of Simon Mignolet, Redmayne is capable of extraordinary saves but all too often gets caught out with the easy ones. Case in point is the Andrew Hoole freekick that slipped past him on Sunday night to hand the Jets an equaliser. With fan favourite and foundation ‘keeper Jerrad Tyson returning to the club in the offseason, pretty much everyone can agree he deserves a shot in goals after occupying the bench for years.

A 15,000+ crowd

It was a decent turnout at Spotless against the Jets with 13,247 turning out and this tweet wins the internet :

But the oval shape of the Wanderers new home however demands an even bigger crowd if it’s to make anywhere near enough sound to spur the side on. With a more family friendly time of Saturday night, the Western Sydney faithful should and really do need to arrive in numbers if Spotless is to become the fortress Pirtek so often was for the Red and Black.

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Joshua Thomas
Joshua Thomas
A football fanatic and journalism student who won't leave you wondering about any Wanderers news this season as I cover all things Red and Black for The Football Sack.

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