A-League team-by-team report card: two out of 10 for quality | Football

THE GUARDIAN | on Wed, Jan 3, 1:00 PM

At the midway point of the A-League season, despite some positive sub-plots, only two sides have performed at an encouraging level. Play across the league has been largely reactive, rigid and reliant on chance, and Sydney’s dominance[1] points emphatically towards an overall lack of quality. Seven of the A-League’s top 10 goalscorers are foreign, suggesting the “pass the ball to the Italians[2]” approach lives on, amid stagnation in Australian player and coaching development.. 1. Sydney FC (A...

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