Daily Record|March 21, 2020
A League gives fans an interest MY focus is on Perth and I’m not talking about St Johnstone.
I ’ve moved 9000 miles from McDiarmid Park to the west coast of Australia where they’re trying to finish the season with no fans.
So all eyes are on the A League live on BT Sport with fans and punters all over the world starved of football action.
I have to admit I don’t know much about Aussie football and not all kick-off times suit this column – Western Sydney face FC Sydney at 8.30am for example – but there are plenty of well-known Brits involved and I’m learning.
They include the league’s top scorer Adam Le Fondre, ex-Celts Scott McDonald, Gary Hooper and Joe Ledley, on-loan Celt Jack Hendry, Wes Hoolahan and Ziggy Gordon.
Former Celtic and Motherwell striker McDonald returned Down Under after a spell at Partick Thistle and he’s on a good run.
Yesterday ’s winner against Newcastle Jets made it five goals in three games for Robbie Fowler’s Brisbane Roar.
But the man who grabbed the headlines yesterday was former Hibs hitman Jamie Maclaren with a hat-trick for Melbourne City at Central Coast.
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March 21, 2020