The main error, made by Sydney FC twelve months ago, was not re-signing Marc Janko or bringing on board another striker who was good for fifteen goals a season.
There were others, however - the squad was short on leaders while retaining both Mikael Tavares and Milos Dimitrijevic meant one visa midfielder too many, restricting Arnie’s options in other areas of the pitch. Meanwhile, allowing Alex Gersbach to leave mid-season left a gaping hole and Jacques Faty proved a disaster at centreback.
The latter two problems appear to have been rectified. The signings of Michael Zullo and Alex Wilkinson should have the roles of leftback and backline-leading central defender taken care of, though question marks remain around Zullo’s fitness. With Seb Ryall and Rhyan Grant fighting it out for the rightback spot and Aaron Calver offering backup, Sydney still need a reserve left-sided and central defender.