06-Jun-2021 17:30:46 | Guardian
Australian football has learned that scheduling domestic and international games concurrently can cause a bit of a problem
The end of any sporting season is generally a time of discovery. It can shock and upset, illuminate already-recognised truths and surprise with new narratives.
The same can be said for the A-League’s transition from regular campaign to finals, a period when Melbourne City stopped flattering to deceive and the resuscitated Central Coast Mariners lived on for the first time in an age. Where new side Macarthur FC made the cut at their first attempt and Wellington Phoenix, displaced for 433 days, hosted a record crowd at their homecoming match in New Zealand.
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