Former Leeds United and NZ international defender Danny Hay has slammed the money Sydney FC striker John Aloisi is enjoying. In his column for the Sunday News, Hay wrote: "I will shed no tears for the club dubbed 'Bling FC' if the Phoenix sink it. It will hopefully prove once and for all money can't guarantee success.

"The exorbitant sum, reportedly $1.3m they pay to ageing, out-of-sorts striker John Aloisi is proof. With a solitary goal from open play and a catalogue of horrendous misses this season, he's shown he's not a patch on the goal-scoring quality the Phoenix's Shane Smeltz delivers for a fraction of the money."