It’s been a good week of training, but also frustrating without a game again. This weekend’s planned home game is also postponed because our opponents (Brisbane Roar Youth) have gone to India.
On top of last weekend’s postponement due to the weather in Brisbane, it’s not ideal preparation for Wednesday’s FFA Cup match against Townsville Warriors.
The FFA Cup is a chance for a team from anywhere across Australia to go all the way and it’s a big opportunity whether you’re playing in an NPL team like Fury or a local team like Warriors. Come along and see local lads in action at 7pm on Wednesday.
While our competitive games are in hiatus, there’s lots happening in the football world.
My A-League tips in the first week of the finals resulted in a big fat zero from two games but I’ll give it another go!
At the time of writing, I’m going for Melbourne Victory on Friday night over Melbourne City. Victory have the wood over City and, having won the minor premiership, it puts them on a high especially with players of the calibre of Besart Berisha, Fahid Ben Khalfallah and Archie Thompson.
In the other game, I was surprised to see Adelaide get through but I’m still going for Sydney FC in tonight’s semi-final. They’re the in-form team since the break from the Asian Cup. They’ve made some good signings and I enjoy watching them play as they’re entertaining.
The other big games during the week were the semi-finals in the European Champions League. If you didn’t see the class of Lionel Messi for Barcelona, do yourself a favour and google the game just to see his two goals against Bayern Munich! He is a rare talent with the individual brilliance and difference that can win games.
My tips to go through to the Final of the Champions League? It will be an all-Spanish affair with Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Ian Ferguson is Director of Coaching of Northern Fury FC and Head Coach of the NPL team. He has previously coached Perth Glory and the former NQ Fury in the A-League. His playing career spanned 18 years, mostly with Rangers in the Scottish Premier League. He was capped nine times for Scotland.