My wife thinks it’s a bit silly to dish out $60 for a friendly in which we’re bound to get pummelled.
But for me and the 50,000+ spectators at Telstra Dome tonight, Melbourne vs. Juventus offers a chance to watch one of the world’s greatest teams in action against our little club.
Ernie Merrick said earlier this week that he would be happy if Melbourne could come out of tonight’s clash with Juventus with a goal or two. A goal or two would be impressive indeed, even if Juventus are missing many of their best players.
Frankly, I’m not too fussed about the result. Just show me some good football and a courageous effort by the Victory lot, and I’ll be happy.
ps. Ernie, please, please give the youngsters a go. Evan Berger, Kaz Patafta, Nathan Elasi. There’s nothing to play for tonight, give them more than 3 minutes to play against a world-class team.
pps. Credit to my wife. Not only did she let me dish out $60 for the game, she’s coming along.