Once upon time Melbourne City were the poor relation in Victorian football, with its bigger, badder brother – the Victory – dominating on and off the field, capturing the media headlines and broad public interest. That is prologue, the past. Backed by the might of Manchester City’s 'City Football Group', the Australian version of the global juggernaut is starting to create a seismic shift in A-League power in the sports capital of the world.
Socceroo dynamo Aaron Mooy may have parted for the mothership in the UK and is enjoying a stellar start to the season on loan at Huddersfield Town, but Melbourne City have actually bolstered its line up with perhaps the most decorated Socceroo of all - Timmy Cahill. Add in midfield rocks Luke Brattan and Neil Kilkenny, as well as retaining the services of freshly minted skipper Bruno Fornaroli and there's plenty to crow about.
The Uruguayan set A-League scoring records last season and has picked up where he left off as City rampage through the opening period of the season, including a 4-1 rout of its cross-town rivals in the opening derby of the season before repeating the dose in the FFA Cup Semi-Final 10 days later.
For perhaps the first time in its seven-year existence the players and fans of Melbourne City AND the media believe the club is a genuine chance to lift the coveted A-League Championship trophy. Either way, what is guaranteed is some of the best club football played in this country at the spectacular surrounds of AAMI Park, one of the premium boutique rectangular stadium’s on the planet.
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