Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fyfe a Red?

The Advertiser is reporting today that Sydney FC defender Iain Fyfe is on his way to Adelaide United , although no official announcement is likely until next week. Despite attracting criticism for the occasional game-changing defensive brain fart, Fyfe is generally regarded as a versatile and solid player at centre back or right fullback. In other words, he's the Cornflakes of the Harbour City.

This is bad news for Sydney's back line, which is also having to deal with the retirement of Tony Popovic and North Queensland's signing of Jacob Timpano for next year, but definitely a positive move for Adelaide. With Valkanis unlikely to play on, Costanzo looking slower and older by the minute and Ognenovski the subject of ongoing enquiries from cashed-up Japanese clubs, a new defender is required post-haste. And who fits the bill better than Fyfe:

  • He's a local boy, and used to call Hindmarsh home (not literally of course, but he played home games there with Adelaide City)
  • His rugged good looks make the laydeeeez crazy, and it's always good to get laydeeeez involved in the game
  • He's skilful enough to hold down an A-League starting berth
  • He's not skilful enough to demand huge wages
So, welcome home, Iain.
Also, please let in a few goals on Saturday night.

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