Hyundai A-League talking points: Round 17

Coffs Harbour took centre stage, there were a couple of feuds that boiled over and Bernie blasted his way into Big Blue history. Plenty to ponder in Round 17.

Bad blood boils over

An intriguing subplot to the Mariners-Glory clash on the Central Coast was the icy relationship between former team-mates Nick Montgomery and Liam Reddy. The Glory gloveman refused to shake hands with the Mariners skipper before the match – possibly some lingering animosity from the way Reddy’s time at the Mariners ended last season. But it was newly-minted Aussie Nick who had the last laugh after Reddy was sent off in the dying minutes, delivering a cheeky wave as the keeper trudged off towards the sheds.