Oakleigh had a 0-2 win at Hume last week, in what their coach Miron Bleiberg described as a ‘Chelsea' like performance. What, you mean you parked the bus? Dandenong on the other hand had a disappointing 3-1 loss away to Bentleigh. This match will be a dire affair. Boring as pretty much fuck. Oakleigh Cannons 1 – Dandenong Thunder 1.
Green Gully vs Bentleigh Greens – Saturday @ Green Gully Reserve @ 3pm
Gully had an unconvincing 2-1 win against Goulburn Valley Suns, while Bentleigh was convincing enough to beat Dandenong 3-1. Gully is in trouble. Have been in trouble since they were 0-4 down against South in the 30th minute about four weeks ago. Bentleigh has been hot and cold as far as I'm concerned. Don’t let the ladder position fool you. Another boring match with both teams duds. Green Gully 2 – Bentleigh Greens 2.
Hume City vs Melbourne Knights – Sunday @ Broadmeadows Valley @ 3pm
Hume wasn’t good enough to overcome Oakleigh last week, while the Knights were good but not good enough losing to South 0-1. The Knights were impressive even with their absentees, but they lacked that killer punch at the end. Their tackles were nothing less than ridiculous, but dog tackles which many of us footballing purists appreciated. Hume will unfortunately beat them at their own game. Hume City 2 – Melbourne Knights 0.
Northcote City vs Port Melbourne Sharts – Sunday @ John Cain Memorial @ 3pm
Northcote as expected beat Werribee 4-1 and Port Melbourne lost as expected 0-4 at home to Heidelberg, fucken lol. Both teams aren’t rated by myself and many others. Will be an exciting game though. Northcote City 3 – Port Melbourne Sharts 2.
Werribee City vs Goulburn Valley Suns – Sunday @ Galvin Park @ 3pm
Dead Rubber. Werribee City 3 – GV Suns 0.
Heidelberg United vs Pascoe Vale – Sunday @ 6pm @ Olympic Village
Heidelberg had a 0-4 win at Port Melbourne while Pascoe Vale drew 2-2 with the Ballarat Red Devils. Heidelberg should win this one, but it will be a tough hit-out for both teams. Expect red cards to be handed out and a few yellows. Heidelberg United 2 – Pascoe Vale 1.
Ballarat Red Devils vs South Melbourne – Saturday @ 3pm @ Morshead Park
The match of the round by a literal country mile. Ballarat drew 2-2 at Pascoe Vale last week, while South had a convincing win over at the Knights 0-1. South is on fire (as expected). We are the team to beat. Ballarat will want to beat us, especially at their new half finished stadium. They will fail. Just like everyone else has in the last six weeks. We are the team of the century. We don’t lose to teams of Ballarat's ilk. Ballarat will be missing Liam Harding, and South will be full strength. Leigh Minopoulos is on fire. His run last week was magnificent. You just knew we were going to get that vital goal once he passed the two Knights players. Lujic’s finish was world class. We all thought it was out, until it hit the other side of the net. I'm rambling. Ballarat Red Devils 0 – South Melbourne 3.
Brazil Money Rumour
I got my hands on some gold worthy gossip last weekend in relation to the World Club Championship Brazil money. Here is the email:
The club invested and built 20 apartments in Port Melbourne that it still owns and collects rent on to finance the team year in year out. Also the guy who told me this rumour was so convinced that even when I pointed out the obvious that when South went into administration wouldn't they have been forced to sell it? He's like, nah, it's under a different name.What a load of shit if I've ever smelt it. It is gold however. How do people come up with this stuff? Seriously, we all know what happened to the World Club Championship money. The members voted (stupidly) to invest all the funds into going professional and re-qualifying for the next World Club Championship. End of rumour.