Australian Football Weekly

As the Hyundai A-league season reaches crunch time, Australian Football Weekly is asking the big questions

As the Hyundai A-league season reaches crunch time, only Australian Football Weekly is asking the big questions. Like…

Why hasn-t Fabian Barbiero been enjoying Adelaide United-s season of resurrection? Because he-s been stuck on the sidelines – but now he-s back, and desperate to push the Reds to glory.

It-s been a season of disappointment for Wellington Phoenix and Ben Sigmund is dodging the facts. But with a final place on the line, the ‘Nix have no time for negativity-.

He is always there for Melbourne Victory, doing the job for Ernie Merrick but hardly getting a mention in the headlines. And that-s just how Grant Brebner likes it.

Who-s that sneaking up the ladder? It-s Gold Coast United and their 20,000 free fans! Big defender Kristian Rees says Miron-s men can still go all the way this year.

Adam Kwasnik left the Central Coast for a change – but it didn-t work out in Wellington so he-s back with Mariners and scoring for fun. But it-s all down to good old fashioned hard work, he reckons.

When the 21-year-old captain of a slumping big-name team substituted because of heart difficulties, you-d be tempted to suggest the pressure is kicking in. But that-s not Perth Glory-s Scott Neville.

Finally, off the foot of the ladder and desperate to make sure they leave their mark this year, Simon Storey says North Queensland Fury deserve some respect.

All this good stuff, and your Westfield W-League and National Youth League catch-up, Fox Sports- Adam Peacock rages about the madness of St James Park, and we find a free kick that will make you believe in Santa Claus.

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