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Reds Remain Undefeated After Glory Win

  • Reds Remain Undefeated After Glory Win

Adelaide United remain as one of only three undefeated clubs after its 2-0 victory over Perth Glory at Coopers Stadium on Sunday.

Goals to Sergio Cirio and Awer Mabil ensured the Reds ended Round 3 of the 2014/15 A-League season in third place, with two wins and a draw.

More importantly, Unitedís players showed they were a class above a Glory side that began the same round at the top of the competition.

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They also showed little effect after a quick turn-around from the mid-week FFA Cup clash against Sydney.

The Reds quick, accurate and skilful passing game caught the Perth players out time and again and perhaps showed them they have more work to do if they want to stay at the top-end of the table.

[quote]Melbourne Victory are top of the table, followed by Sydney FC and Adelaide, with identical win/loss/draw ratios meaning only goal difference separateís the sides.[/quote]

Melbourne Victory are top of the table, followed by Sydney FC and Adelaide, with identical win/loss/draw ratios meaning only goal difference separateís the sides.

Pleasing for United fans will be the fact that, so far, elevated expectations of not only where the team should sit in the competition but also week-to-week performances are currently being met.

After such a successful, and entertaining, 2013/14 season, there was always the possibility of those expectations perhaps going above and beyond what the playing group could provide.

So far so good, with the likes of Cirio, Marcelo Carrusca, Bruce Djite (although he was ruled out of the Glory clash with a calf strain), Isaias, Pablo Sanchez and Tarek Elrich all starting the season in fine form.

There is no doubt Adelaide is playing with confidence and purpose, with a drive amongst the players and a sense amongst the fans that something special could be ahead this season.

The Reds have already booked an FFA Cup semi-final place and show no signs of slowing down in the A-League.

Josep Gombau has another short turn around to get his side up for Friday nightís clash against Melbourne City at AAMI Park but will no doubt be confident of another strong showing against one of the glamour clubs of the competition.

Gombau, who was a breath of fresh air last year and was duly rewarded with the chance to coach the A-League All-Stars against Juventus, is not getting carried away with his teamís strong start.

Speaking after the Glory win, the Reds mentor was cautious.

ďI don't want the players to think we are playing very well and after the next game it's not this standard.

"Be careful ... sometimes if you think you are playing well, you go into the next game and lose."

What do you think of the Reds start to the season? Can they go all the way and win both the A-League and FFA Cup?

@cjm_sport

Pleasing for United fans will be the fact that, so far, elevated expectations of not only where the team should sit in the competition but also week-to-week performances are currently being met.

After such a successful, and entertaining, 2013/14 season, there was always the possibility of those expectations perhaps going above and beyond what the playing group could provide.

So far so good, with the likes of Cirio, Marcelo Carrusca, Bruce Djite (although he was ruled out of the Glory clash with a calf strain), Isaias, Pablo Sanchez and Tarek Elrich all starting the season in fine form.

There is no doubt Adelaide is playing with confidence and purpose, with a drive amongst the players and a sense amongst the fans that something special could be ahead this season.

The Reds have already booked an FFA Cup semi-final place and show no signs of slowing down in the A-League.

Josep Gombau has another short turn around to get his side up for Friday nightís clash against Melbourne City at AAMI Park but will no doubt be confident of another strong showing against one of the glamour clubs of the competition.

Gombau, who was a breath of fresh air last year and was duly rewarded with the chance to coach the A-League All-Stars against Juventus, is not getting carried away with his teamís strong start.

Speaking after the Glory win, the Reds mentor was cautious.

ďI don't want the players to think we are playing very well and after the next game it's not this standard.

"Be careful ... sometimes if you think you are playing well, you go into the next game and lose."

What do you think of the Reds start to the season? Can they go all the way and win both the A-League and FFA Cup?

@cjm_sport

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