What an outstanding performance by the Perth Glory at the weekend, to win for the first time in Melbourne, and with a team lacking a number of expected first choices. This team finally showed that they were not going to be intimidated, and that they were up for a scrap, when in previous seasons they would probably have rolled over, and been beaten.
Kevin Muscat has ridden his reputation as a hard man for a while now, yet this weekend it showed that maybe it’s time for a new cock to rule the roost. How a referee can allow a player to run twenty five metres to become involved in a minor altercation and push and show and swear when as a captain you are supposed to calm inflamed situations down is astounding.
It was also good to see Mile Sterjovski finally deliver what he has threatened for so long. On his day Mile is without doubt one the best wingers in the country, yet sadly he is like a comet, you only see that brilliance on fleeting occasions. Now with two goals in two games, the Glory’s marquee player looks like he is finding his stride. He no longer has to worry about Socceroos selection, just repaying Dave Mitchell for bringing him back to Australia and believing in him. If he can put in another good day at the office this weekend, Mile could well end up being the star of this A League season, far outstripping punters favourite Nicky Carle.