A-League Pecking Order (After Restart- Excluding Finals Part One)
The pecking order is based on the performance of the A-League teams following the A-League Season 2019/20 Restart on July 17th. That’s following the A-League Season 2019/20 delayed due to the Covid on March 23rd. It’s not purely based on results. There was 11 teams in the A-League Season 2019/20; this is Part One of Two, which starts with the worst team on the Pecking Order and finishes with the 7th. Take a look at what Part One looks like.
11- Perth Glory (Six Games- Two Wins, Four Losses)
Perth Glory would be thoroughly disappointed with the manner in which they performed following the A-League Restart. They were without arguably their best player; Diego Castro. From a wholistic perspective they didn’t appear to have any young talent. Everyone losses games at some point in time, but what would be most concerning for the Perth Glory is that their squad lacked youthful exuberance. Along with that they conceded 14 goals and scored just eight goals as they conceded six goals and failed to score in their final two games!
10- Wellington Phoenix (Six Games- One Win, Two Draws, Three Losses)
Wellington Phoenix would be regretting their finish to A-League Season 2019/20 following the A-League Restart. They scored just five goals and conceded ten goals. Despite being a team full of talented players they didn’t perform up to their usual standard following the A-League Restart. They had the opportunity to give their youngsters more game time, but they didn’t. Based on the A-League ladder they could have finished in the top two and possibly won the Championship had they played to a higher standard after the A-League Restart.
9- Sydney FC (Six Games- One Win, Two Draws, Three Losses)
Sydney FC may have the Premiers Plate in A-League Season 2019/20, but their display after the A-League Restart wasn’t up to their usual high standard. They scored seven goals and conceded nine goals. Uncharacteristically, they failed to keep a clean sheet; they kept eight clean sheets in the first 20 games of A-League Season 2019/20. They should have played some younger players when they were assured of finishing first on the A-League ladder. They have some good youngsters that deserved more game time!
8- Melbourne Victory (Five Games- One Win, Four Losses)
Melbourne Victory would be disappointed with the way that they played following the A-League Restart. They did have to deal with having their third Coach of A-League Season 2019/20 in who was supposed to be an interim Coach Grant Brebner. They scored nine goals and conceded seven goals, which was a good result. Consequently, Brebner has been appointed senior Coach of Melbourne Victory. It was a mixed bag as far as performance was concerned and they have some work to do to improve their playing roster.
7- Brisbane Roar (Four Games- One Win, Two Draws, One Loss)
Brisbane Roar played okay under new Coach Warren Moon. It’s always a tough task to change Coaches late in the Season and that proved the case for the Brisbane Roar. They scored just four goals and conceded one goal in each of their four games, which equates to four goals conceded. They have aspects of their game that they need to alter and that’s perfectly normal given they had a new Coach.