If A-League teams were Game of Thrones characters

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We are all still hurt over the final season of Game of Thrones.

Here at The Football Sack, we a have a few opinions on what main characters relate to each A-League club and we are willing to share these with you.

Of course, if you have not seen the series this article is full of spoilers but if you are still behind now, it’s your own fault.

Adelaide United – Oberyn Martell

The Reds usually look so attractive in every facet of their game whilst quietly neglecting the defensive work.

Much like their GOT counterpart, their demise is generally met through showing off their attacking flair too much and their season usually ends in (eye) crushing fashion.

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Brisbane Roar – Cersei Lannister

The three-time champions were ruthless in their day, blowing teams away with sheer will for power.

The departure of Ange Postecoglou and Mike Mulvey mean the glory days are over and Robbie Fowler certainly resembles an angry Cersei when his team cop a flogging.

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Central Coast Mariners – Theon Greyjoy

A once noble warrior cut down to a shrivelled, anxious wreck.

Whilst the early days in Gosford were filled with over-achievement, now they seem to be filled with letting everyone step all over them.

Whilst we all love Theon (and the Mariners) they are ultimately no match for a greater enemy.

Melbourne City – Tywin Lannister

All the money in the world, only to be shot by your son on the toilet.

This is the reality Melbourne City face, as their status as the team with the best resources and best access to loanees means little in their search for a title.

Both Tywin Lannister and City make the fatal mistake of thinking gold guarantees success.

Take it from City fans, it does not.

Melbourne Victory – Khal Drogo 

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Ever since the loss of Kevin Muscat, Melbourne look a shadow of their former self.

Drogo was never defeated in battle but still suffered death at the fate of dark magic.

Victory are playing as though they have been cursed and need saving this season.

Newcastle Jets – Ned Stark

Unfortunately for Novocastrians, good deeds end with a beheading.

Whilst Newcastle play football with honour, the Jets lack the strategies to make them consistent enough to be a force in the league.

Perth Glory – The High Sparrow

Waiting in the wings for eternity, Perth now hold immense power.

Whilst achieving this they have come this close to achieving eternal glory, but ultimately falling short.

Will they go up in flames in seasons to come (much like The High Sparrow)?

Sydney FC – The Iron Throne

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Not technically a character, but follows the Sky Blues’ “Bling FC” tag from yesteryear.

Accompany this with the multitude of trophies won in the harbour over the past four seasons, any team would want to be in the same position.

Wellington Phoenix – Tyrion Lannister

The odd one out and the one everyone wants to step over, but the Nix just keep on fighting.

Despite a few shaky moments, Wellington and Tyrion show they are dangerous when messed with, and will shoot down any opponent standing in their way.

Western Sydney Wanderers – Daenerys Targaryen

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A force felt all throughout Westeros (or Asia).

Conquered the continent despite being written off by all.

Perhaps the lust for The Iron “A-League” Throne has made them a little crazy.

Western United – Jon Snow

The new kids on the block and a team everyone wants to succeed.

A bit of a crowd favourite like the “Lord Snow , and like Snow (aka Aegon Targaryen), are a little unsure on the true nature of their heritage.

Feature image credit: Supplied.

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Jordan Warren
Football mad, Bachelor of Journalism student at UOW. Liverpool to win the league. Covering Sydney FC in the A-League and W-League for 2019-20.