Future fixture gazing
With the FFA releasing the fixture for the 2012-13 season it’s time for my annual look at the highlights/lowlights of the draw from a Melbourne Victory point of view.
- Finally Melbourne Victory get to play two home games against Melbourne Heart. Both of which are to be played at Etihad Stadium, which is a tiny bit of a disappointment. The first of these derbies takes place in the first round of the season and is a good way to kick off the season’s festivities.
- There is an away game in Sydney on my birthday which brings the very distinct possibility of a road trip - the first for at least five seasons. Speaking of road trips it is good to see that Adelaide finally gets to host us in two of our three encounters. That’s a road trip I have always wanted to do.
- It is good to see that the Australia Day match against the aforementioned Sydney has been maintained although in my opinion it should alternate from city to city every season.
- There should be some cracking crowds for the first three Victory games as they firstly host Heart, then travel north for Ange’s return to Suncorp Stadium and then a return for our only home game against Adelaide.
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