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2019/2020

Sydney FC

In


Patrick Flottmann (def) Air Force (THA); Ryan McGowan (def) Brentford; Luke Brattan (mid) Manchester City; Anthony Caceres (mid) Manchester City – loan made permanent; Alexander Baumjohann (mid) Western Sydney Wanderers; Kosta Barbarouses (att) Melboure Victory; Harrison Sawyer (att) Davao Aguilas (CHI);

Out


Alex Cisak (sp) (gk) released; Aaron Calver (r) (def) Western United; Jop van der Linden (sp) (def) AVV Colombia; Joshua Brillante (r) (mid) Melbourne City; Siem de Jong (r) (mid) Ajax – end of loan; Daniel De Silva (sp) (mid) Central Coast Mariners – end of loan; Reza Ghoochannejhad (sp) (att) APOEL Nicosia – end of loan; Mitch Austin (sp) (mid) Partick Thistle; Alex Brosque (sp) (mid) end of career; Jacob Tratt (def) Perth Glory; Cameron Devlin (mid) Wellington Phoenix;

After unexpectedly winning the title last season now in his second season in charge coach Corica will have to show even more inventiveness if he wants his team to maintain top status. The main thing that happened over the summer was depletion of the squad’s depth. Not only 3 regulars left, but also vastly reliable in key games captain Brosque retired. Squad definitely doesn’t look complete a week before the start of the season and more new signings could be expected as the campaign starts. Veteran Le Fondre is the only typical centre forward in the group, also 2 of the only 4 centre-backs Wilkinson and McGowan are veterans with well-known history of injury issues. If all is well Sydney’s back 4 have huge experience and should be very hard to breach, but all back up options lack A-League experience and this is concern. In midfield Baumjohann was signed from arch-rivals Wanderers to partner with Ninkovic and O’Neill. Here the depth is very good though as all of Retre, Brattan and Caceres are also gifted midfielders. Sydney’s forward actions are expected to be focused around speed as fast Le Fondre will have the support of the fit-again Buhagiar (missed entire last season with ACL) and proven newcomer Barbarouses. All 3 of them are lightning fast and like to run at defenders. All in all the main XI are solid, but many of those players are 30+ now, several even 34+, and during the course of the season it might be a challenge to keep them fresh and fit. Especially once the Asian Champions League commitments begin in February.

Target


Aiming at another Grand Final, but lack depth and also many of the key players are in advanced age. Hopes are high, but realistically even top 4 finish should be seen as success.

Season Review
2019/2020

Champions: Sydney FC

Sydney FC defended their title without too many problems. The Sky Blues won the regular season easily after opening their campaign with 18 wins in the first 20 games (D1 L1)! Slight dip in the form was witnessed after the COVID-break, but this was mostly due to the lack of motivation and, come play-off time, Sydney kept consecutive clean sheets to cruise 2:0 past Glory in the semis and then edge Melbourne City 1:0 in the Grand Final. All season the health of the squad was very good and apart from left-back Zullo everyone else avoided serious issues. This helped a lot with Sydney FC able to use pretty much their best line-up in more than 70% of the games. Le Fondre’s goals, Ninkovic’s craftiness, Brattan’s rock-solid presence in midfield and the faultless centre-back pair Wilkinson-McGowan all deserve praise. In general Sydney’s main strength was their team spirit and ability to execute their game plan to perfection no matter who the opponents were. The main weakness, if there was any, was the very young bench. Despite developing well during the campaign none of the youngsters had huge impact and as result Sydney had the third weakest contribution from their subs in the league. Right now the outlook for next season is great, especially if as expected the majority of the regulars extend their contracts.


Player of the Season: Adam Le Fondre

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