My Top 5 Most Important Players for Each Team in the A-League 2019/20 Season (Part 3- As of March 23rd)
A player that’s an important part in a team can range from a defensive midfielder to a regular goal scorer or even someone who has an impact on the game off the bench. The 3rd part of this topic analyses the Melbourne Victory and Newcastle Jets. Like the 1st 2 parts of this exercise, it was fascinating to choose the top 5 most important players from the 2 teams!
Melbourne Victory (Top 5 Most Important Players)
5th Most Important Player- Ola Toivonen- Toivonen has 10 goals and 1 assist, therefore he should be higher on this list, but he isn’t as he needed to work harder in general play.
4th Most Important Player- Andrew Nabbout- Nabbout scored 5 goals and has 3 assists, but it wasn’t only his work in the final 3rd that was impressive; he led from the front in terms of his endeavour.
3rd Most Important Player- Migjen Basha- Basha was a player that never stopped trying and has played all 21 games thus far this A-League Season scoring 1 goal and providing 1 assist.
2nd Most Important Player- Adama Traore- Traore was a tough player to replace at left back, due to the fact that he had a good work ethic and there was no reserve left back when Corey Brown left to the Brisbane Roar.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER- James Donachie- Donachie is a pivotal part of the centre of defence for the Melbourne Victory.
Newcastle Jets (Top 5 Most Important Players)
5th Most Important Player- Lewis Italiano- Italiano helped the Newcastle Jets improve as a team making some good saves. What was a particular impressive part of his game was his distribution.
4th Most Important Player- Nikolai Topor-Stanley- Topor-Stanley has scored 3 goals, including 1 goal that has to be in contention for goal of the Season.
3rd Most Important Player- Dimitri Petratos- Dimitri Petratos has 5 goals and an impressive 8 assists; currently the most assists of anyone this A-League Season.
2nd Most Important Player- Roy O’Donovan- O’Donovan was an important part of the Newcastle Jets team structurally; his signing helped resurrect the Jets Season.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER- Steven Ugarkovic- Ugarkovic scored 4 goals and had 1 assist. His work in general play and more specifically the endeavour he showed when the team was struggling was extremely admirable.