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So it’s official, Western Sydney Wanderers are the Hyundai A-League’s newest club – and it seems FFA have got their first steps right.
So it-s official, Western Sydney Wanderers are the Hyundai A-League-s newest club - and it seems FFA have got their first steps right.
Let-s be frank, there has been a certain amount of cynicism around the new club - matched only by the interest of football fans in what form the A-League will take in Sydney-s west.
Now the details are out: Western Sydney Wanderers will play in red-and-black hoops, with white shorts, and wear a well-executed old-fashioned football club badge.
For the speed at which this club has taken shape, I-ll admit I-m impressed.
The kit looks good - strong colours that immediately nod to football-s heritage in the area. And it doesn-t look like a brand new kit, as that sense of history has obviously influenced the design and provided a certain weight.
And the logo - again, it-s won me over. None of that weird “new franchise soccerball” exploding in flames out of some mythical creature-s mouth - it looks like a proper football club.
The first squad announcements - Aaron Mooy, Tarek Elrich and Kwabena Appiah-Kubi - are promising, if admittedly slightly underwhelming.
But the playing roster will be the toughest part of putting this club together, so we can be sure that bigger news is still to come on that front.
And a quick disclaimer - yes, this is the FFA website, so you might have expected a positive reaction piece - but this has been written entirely independently and will be open for your comments, good or bad.
I reckon FFA have got it right so far - what-s your take on Western Sydney Wanderers?