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A season to be proud of


The 2012-13 Hyundai A-League season was, without doubt, an overwhelming success. And for the Premiers, while the Championship was perhaps a Bridge too far (hah, get it? Sorry), there are still so many milestones, achievements and moments to celebrate.

I don’t know what everyone’s expectations for the Wanderers were headed into their first season, but I was quietly hoping for a finals berth, with anything beyond that a bonus. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect a club put together in a matter of months to win the premiership and make a grand final.

Of course, losing the grand final was disappointing, but let’s put things in perspective. This season, the Wanderers:

– Won the Premiers’ plate as the number one side after the regular season

– Qualified for next season’s Asian Champions League

– Enjoyed a 13 game unbeaten run, right through to the grand final

– Courtesy of the RBB, created a game day experience that is the envy of clubs in every code around the country

That’s just off the top of my head – I’m sure there are many more positives (feel free to add to the list in the comments below).


What a season. Mad props to everyone involved – from the players, coaching staff, everyone at the club, my fellow foundation members and other supporters. Western Sydney finally has a team that we can not only support, but be incredibly proud of.

Onwards and upwards in 2013-14.

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