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What can Sydney expect from Del Piero on the pitch?

Much has been written of the impact Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero will have off the pitch for the A-League, but it is not really clear how he will fit into Sydney FC’s new look team.

The appointment of former youth coach Ian Crook has seemingly signalled the end of the pragmatic era at the capital club, with former coach Vítězslav Lavicka preferring a results-based approach. Few would argue he wasn’t successful (a title in his first season is not to be ignored), but there’s no denying that Sydney were more functional …

Vidosic at Brisbane

Rado Vidosic steps into the Brisbane top job, with some big shoes to fill. Replacing Ange Postecoglou is no mean feat, given the obvious influence he has had in overhauling the club both stylistically and structurally. The challenge for Vidosic will be to live up to the expectations that are now clearly established at Brisbane. Fortunately, his job will be made easier by the work of his predecessor.

Firstly, Postecoglou has laid the foundations for a system to be completely integrated and established into the culture of Brisbane Roar. The short passing …