Melbourne City interim coach Michael Valkanis can be pleased enough with his results so far: two wins out of three and the latter an unlucky defeat in Adelaide when the champions scored a last gasp winner against the run of play.
Michael Lynch It was the win they had to have - only their second in seven weeks - but Melbourne City lacked the killer touch in a 2-1 victory over a Central Coast Mariners side that played for well over an hour with ten men following the sending off of striker Roy O'Donovan.
Dominic Bossi More A-League marquees are on the horizon with tripling of the player fund though clubs aren't holding out for a bigger cheque from the TV rights as Fox Sports and Channel 10 edge closer to a partnership.
DAVID LOWE READY to talk A-League? The former Socceroo will be taking questions from 1PM.
Cameron Mee Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has vowed his team will not overlook Friday night's match with Adelaide before next Thursday's blockbuster clash with Melbourne Victory.
Michael Lynch Nothing short of a win for Melbourne City over Central Coast Mariners on Thursday night at AAMI Park will be acceptable for a club with huge ambitions.