Monday, November 20, 2006

Romario is a here......

The great Romario has finally arrived in Adelaide. Sadly, I couldn't see him at the airport as i live in Melbourne, But it's pretty clear what he's here to do:

Score. Score. And Probably Score a little bit more.

One of the world's greatest players, he needs only 14 more balls to hit the back of the net to equal Pele's 1000 goals record. And at 40 he's still putting them away.

He will play 4 appearances for Adelaide United, against CC at Gosford this weekend, followed by Victory, NZ and Jets at Hindmarsh. Barring injury, i'll actually get to see him on the 15th against Newcastle when i attend my first ever home game for the Reds. To make the milestone in the red shirt, he needs to score an average of 3.5 goals a game. Unlikely. Still, just imagine one of the greatest players still playing the game to score his 1000th goal in Australia. Now imagine that concept 16 months ago...

I do have concerns. I worry that his inclusion will lead to an imbalance in the team. I worry about our ability to actually service balls to his feet. I worry about other teams being overly physical.

What is obvious after our 2 - 1 loss to Sydney on Sunday, is that our guys will have to work more than twice as hard in order to stay in 2nd and get the goals we need.

Still, what a specatcle it will be....

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