If A-League clubs were Will Ferrell characters

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Will Ferrell, you either love him or you hate him. His characters can be very hit and miss.

We at The Football Sack love him so we thought it would be a laugh to compare his characters to sides from the A-League.

Here is our list:

Adelaide United – Chazz Michael Michaels (Blades of Glory)

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Chazz Michael Michaels, a preening rock ‘n’ roll-style figure skater, hard drinker and self-proclaimed sex addict — is quintessential Ferrell.

One of Ferrell’s more memorable and known characters, just as Adelaide have been one of the staples of the A-League and had great success.

Brisbane Roar – Brennan Huff (Step Brothers)

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One of the all-time greats in Ferrell’s long line of characters. Brennan Huff is a particularly vicious character in Ferrell’s canon.

Very quotable and being from around the time when the Roar were at the peak of their powers, I believe a suitable comparison.

Central Coast Mariners – William “Buddy” Hobbs (Elf)

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A loveable character who radiates onto those who watch. His positivity even in the rough times is admirable and a character you like seeing do well.

The perfect fit for the Mariners who have rebounded back from previous adversity this season.

Macarthur FC – Lars Erickksong (Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga)

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The most recent addition in Ferrell’s long line of characters. Lars is not Ferrell’s best performance but there is just something you have to admire about him.

Macarthur being the most recent addition to the league makes the comparison to Lars a simple one.

Melbourne City – Ron Burgundy (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy)

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Ferrell’s most iconic character. Classy, and a self-confident man who you want to read the news.

The comparison between Ferrell and City based off of this season is not just easy… it’s science.

Melbourne Victory – Jackie Moon (Semi-Pro)

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Jackie Moon must fall from a pedestal, deflating his massive ego, before he can rise from the ashes again.

A perfect comparison to that of the Melbourne Victory this season, we will see how good their comeback is next season.

Newcastle Jets – Frank “The Tank” Ricard (Old School)

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Frank’s marriage slowly unravels along with his life while trying to live the fraternity life makes for great viewing, however you want to try and help him.

This is the perfect fit for the Jets, who just need someone to push them in the right direction and get back on track.

Perth Glory – Detective Allen Gamble (The Other Guys)

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A relatively mild-mannered accountant for the New York Police Department. He is however likely to snap at any time back into his former self, an unawares hot-headed pimp, in his college days.

Severely underrated in terms of Ferrell’s best characters, similarly the Glory have been underwhelming this season but could snap into their former selves at any moment.

Sydney FC – Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights)

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Ricky Bobby is best known for one thing and that is going fast.

His famous line “if you’re not first, you’re last” summates him to a tee. Sydney FC, you feel hold a similar motto close to their hearts.

Wellington Phoenix – Chazz Reinhold (Wedding Crashers)

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One of the more memorable cameos in the 21st century. Exceptionally funny and flies under the radar in terms of Ferrell’s best characters and has the potential to have been one of his best had he got more airtime.

Like the Phoenix who show plenty of potential but have struggled to fully establish themselves as a finals regular.

Western Sydney Wanderers – Cam Brady (The Campaign)

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Is not afraid to play dirty to get to where he needs to be. Brady does not have the greatest morals but that is what makes him so entertaining.

Western Sydney have often been classed as a dirty side, however their effectiveness over time can not be understated. The Wanderers certainly have the tools to be very successful next season.

Western United – Mustafa (Austin Powers)

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You do not get to see much of Mustafa throughout the first two Austin Powers movies, however his character is so memorable.

His painful invincibility and inability to lie after being asked a question three times are what makes him memorable. Western United have had a memorable two seasons in the league thus far, with some performances being hits and others not so much.

Feature Image Credit: Jordan Trombetta

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