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Colosimo fed-up with Sydney style snipers

Simon Colosimo can't believe the constant sniping from local pundits over the style of football played by Sydney FC. A new team, under new foreign coach Vitezslav Lavicka, has Sydney top of the table, despite the players still getting used to a new coaching system.

Sydney attracted 17,000 for the first time in over two years a fortnight ago. But the ex-players brigade - and some A-League coaches, including Newcastle Jets boss Branko Culina - have indulged in their regular sniping of the Sky Blues' style of play.

"We could play beautiful football as you like and there has been this argument about it," Colosimo said yesterday.

"But if we don't get results, we won't have a European coach for long like all the coaches in the past here at Sydney.

"You can play a beautiful brand of football, but if you don't get results on the board and you don't make finals and you don't get those supporters through the gates. . .

"Ultimately, supporters want to see your team winning. They want to be cheering, they don't want to be sitting there saying 'yeah, they are playing great, but they are not getting results,' they want to be there on grand final day, too."

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