If A-League clubs were a sauce

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All A-League clubs have their distinct flavour. As such, we thought it would be fun to imagine each club as its own sauce.

Here is our list.

Adelaide United – Hot Sauce

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A little bit of hot sauce goes a long way and just like hot sauce, when Adelaide gets it right they are one of the most formidable sides in the league.

But just like an overload of hot sauce, Adelaide can sometimes lack consistency. Hence their current position of fifth on the ladder.

Brisbane Roar – Guacamole

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In terms of sauces, guacamole may not be a sauce but rather a topping. However it’s smooth and very hard to beat.

This is very similar to the Roar, who have lost just seven times this year. And who could forget their 36 unbeaten streak back in 2011, which was achieved in a style comparable to a good Ol’ dip of guacamole.

Central Coast Mariners – Barbecue Sauce

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Barbecue sauce is a massive throwback, to kids’ parties in the park with snags on a roll.

And just like the nostalgia of barbecue sauce, the Mariners are rolling back the years with impressive performances that remind us of the old Mariners, when they were a traditional A-League powerhouse.

Macarthur FC – Zesty Ranch sauce

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Macarthur are the new kids on the block and just like a zesty ranch sauce, they have certainly added something different to the league.

They have performed admirably this season and look set for a finals position.

Melbourne City – Mustard

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Mustard is a favourite sauce/condiment across the world, but it sometimes gets criticised for being rather unassuming.

City have also been criticised for having a soft underbelly in recent years. They may be up for a new sauce next year if they continue their hot form this year.

Melbourne Victory – Mayonnaise

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Mayonnaise lays claim to the thickest sauce on this list similar, which ties in with Victory fans who love to call themselves the ‘biggest club in the league’. But just like the big-boy mayonnaise, too much sauce (or influence) can be harmful.

The Victory have suffered this season and much of the reason for this has been poor management from the club’s hierarchy. Maybe a case of too much mayonnaise in a club…

Newcastle Jets – Home brand salt

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Yes, salt is not a sauce but home brand salt is certainly the Jets flavour. Just like home brand, the club lacks funding.

But such is the case with salt, it can somehow turn the mildest dishes into wonder pieces. This is the case with the Jets, who have often inspired the Newcastle faithful with extraordinary seasons. Such as the 2017/18 A-League season where the Jets where a VAR decision away from winning the grand final.

Perth Glory – Blue cheese dipping sauce

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Blue cheese sauce always seems like a good idea at the time, but too much can leave you feeling ill.

It reminds us of the Glory who have indulged their fans with the third most goals in the league with a tally of 42, but also have the third worst defensive record, conceding 41 goals. It must be the blue cheese…

Sydney FC – Tomato sauce

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There are rarely ever any surprises with tomato sauce. Such is the case with Sydney FC, who are the most consistent side in A-League history.

They have finished in the top two places on the A-League ladder in six out of the past seven seasons.

Wellington Phoenix – Salsa

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We are yet to find anyone who hates Salsa. It reminds us of the Phoenix, who are many people’s second favourite team in the A-League.

Western United – Home made Italian tomato sauce

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I am sorry Western fans, but even you guys have to admit that your biggest drawcard is Italian superstar Alessandro Diamanti.

We could choose any favourite Italian sauce here, but Diamanti seems like a traditionalist, so we have gone for the simple homemade tomato.

Western Sydney Wanderers – Tabasco

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You either love tabasco or hate it, much like the Wanderers. Some find Tabasco too spicy, just like the Wanderers faithful – who can be a handful for their security guards at the best of times – but tabasco is also a classic flavour.

And few could deny that the Wanderers have added some iconic moments in Australian football, such as winning the AFC Champions League in 2014.

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Adam Sheldon
Full time football addict. Passionate about any sport with balls. Covering Sydney FC A-League and W-League teams for the upcoming season.
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