Dario to avenge his dad's demise
Stack your team with some Reds because they have the perfect reason to end Brisbane's spluttering season early. They also have the man to drive them.
Well, well, well, last weekend the old Scout proved a week off and time on the beach can do you some good, because if the memory serves me correctly I told you to ditch #KiwiMessi and bring in his equally diminutive and just as effective national teammate Michael McGlinchey.
The result? A hat-trick from the man who might be Graham Arnold-s favourite Mariner and a huge 46 points. Arnie is not a man who gives praise easily, in fact ‘Grumpy- Graham rarely gives it, but he did single out McGlinchey recently, suggesting he was one of the very best the league has to offer and you know what? He might be pretty close to the mark with that comment.
While last week it was all about Marco Rojas, this week I-m going to say it-s all about Adelaide. Michael Valkanis-s men travel about as well as well as Guiness, and if any of you readers out there have been to Ireland, you know it tastes a whole lot better out of the pipes in the local pubs then it does in cans that have been shipped halfway across the world.
Adelaide are a bit like Guiness. They-re fantastic when they-re at home, but turn to utter garbage when they-re forced to travel, so when you look and say they drew with Wellington, despite the Nix-s ineptitude one could take it as a positive sign for this weekend when they kick off the round by hosting the Roar.
Mark my words Adelaide are about to put a dagger through the Heart of Brisbane-s season and the man who will do it will rather ironically have the sir name Vidosic.
The script is written, the giants have fallen and Dario can avenge his father-s early season sacking by sticking it to the Roar with a blistering performance.
He has the firepower around him to do it too. Marcelo Carrusca is finding his mojo again and Jeronimo Neumann still knows how to find the net.
Brisbane on the other hand can barely raise a yelp right now in attack. Their efforts against Newcastle put this pundit to sleep and things won-t get better in Adelaide. If you-re going to stack your side with players from a single team this week, make it Adelaide.
Buy: Ante Covic The Wanderers keeper is by far and away the top keeper in the competition this season and leads all other by over 40 points, yet he is still only the third-most picked behind Eugene Galekovic and Danny Vukovic. After this week the Wanderers might not concede any and given Covic-s penchant for penalty saves and the Mariners malaise when taking them he might just have a big weekend.
Sell: Ryan Griffiths It-s obvious for those in the know, as Griffifths has swapped places with brother Joel, heading to China just months after his brother returned. He was a top-ten player at the time of his leaving so chances are you made some cash. Sell him now and top up your striking stocks
Team of the Week: The team of the week is the highest scoring, cheapest team available. It may not actually be possible to select this team.
Formation: 3-4-3 | Total points: 322
Mark Birighitti (NJ 22), Cassio (AU 20), Dominik Ritter (NJ 18), Taylor Regan (NJ 18) Josh Brillante (NJ 24), Michael McGlinchey (c) (CCM 92), Jeremy Brockie (WP 32), Aaron Mooy (WSW 22), Mitchell Duke (CCM, 26), Corey Gameiro (WP 26), Michael Bridges (NJ 22)
A huge congratulations to this week-s overall top scorer Sharks FC, managed by Gary who bagged a monstrous 220 points over the round thanks in large part to the brilliant performances of Mark Birighitti, Jeremy Brockie and Team of the Week skipper Michael McGlinchey. There-s a $100 VISA Moneycard coming your way Gary.
And we have a new overall leader with Ben-s Budgie Smugglers (2,868) hitting the front with just 5 weeks action to go. The Smugglers have bested the Eungai Eels (2,862) and hold a six point lead over them and with only four other teams over 2,800 points it could be a race in two to the finish.