2015/16 Sydney FC Season Review - Part 2 - Looking Ahead

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.

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2015/16 Sydney FC Season Review - Part 1

Written by Michael Safro (@Safrossydney)

After years of stagnation, 2014/15 was a breath of fresh air.

The Sky Blues thrilled their fans and only the team’s occasional naivety cost it the premiership. The fans moved on from the club’s Grand Final defeat, looking to go one better in 2015/16. Instead, what transpired in the A-League was an unmitigated disaster.

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Sky Blue Faith Restored Despite Broken Hearts

Written By Michael Safro (@safrossydney)

Sydney FC’s Asian Champions League campaign that brought a smile to the faces of the club’s long suffering supporters came unstuck in the 90th minute of a tie that had everything.

Everything, that is, except the fairytale ending that would have taken the club into ACL quarter finals – an achievement of which few dared to dream. Instead, it was Shandong Luneng who got to live out a fairytale, substitute Hao Junmin hitting a wonderstrike that was all but unstoppable.

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