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Hard to fault A-League that’s going from strength to strength

Just love it when it comes to tipping on sport.
Always like to throw my hat into the ring or have my 20 cents worth – so to speak.
Hence, it didn’t take too much convincing when asked to provide my opinion for the Sportsword website.
Like to think that one experiences better days than bad days.
Last week was a disaster in the A-League.
Failed to pick a winner in the five games that were scheduled, although there were two draws.
However, not to pick at least one winner is by no means a highlight.
Let’s just say that to see the Phoenix, Glory and Roar topple respective opponents the Wanderers, Jets and Victory on the road came as a major surprise.
Full credit to the Phoenix, and Glory and Roar though – they were terrific.
It’s also a big tick for the A-League because it is starting to rival the NRL as a highly unpredictable competition.
The jury is still out when it comes to the Heart – despite sharing the spoils with the Mariners before their heavy defeat in Perth, but there are clear signs that little separates the other teams.
Yes, the Roar are in great shape at the top of the ladder, but anything can happen between now and the finals, and would you be willing to back the Brisbane outfit to win the 2013/14 title at this stage?
It’s great that most A-League games are toss of the coin affairs these days and it’s certainly a shot in the arm for a competition that continues to grow in strength.
To watch a game without feeling confident as to who will win can only be a positive sign.
Now if only A-League clubs could recruit stars from overseas who are not only under 30, but who can take the field and last 90 minutes on a continuing basis.

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