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A-League Press Rewind: Round Five

The Good

I'll be totally honest here, I'm not sure I've ever thoroughly enjoyed seeing another team succeeding in the A League other than my own. I'm talking about the Newcastle Jets. Not only are they in winning form and have Roy O'Donovan leading the goal scoring charts, but they're playing excellent football, which I would argue is the most important thing. Attractive football is sometimes hard to come by in a small, underdeveloped league. Newcastle are getting plenty of good results and attention to go with, not only is it good for the 2008 champions but it's a great showing for the league, particularly to the admins and doubters who are heavily against the idea of expansion.

You don't need to be a rocket scientist to see that good football can come from any club.

On a hilarious note, you simply have to check out the exchange between Michael Zullo and Manny Muscat. It's dealt with in the most typical A-League fashion you'll see this season.

Chris Sermeno

The Bad

The A-League is home to some of the most interesting bloopers and gaffes you might ever see in football, with this weekend providing some more 'highlights'.

Roy O'Donovan has been in fine goalscoring form for the Newcastle Jets to start the season, but normally he has to work a little harder for his goals than he did against the Phoenix this weekend.

The reason football is so great is that it brings out the best in people. You experience highest of highs, the lowest of lows, you change as a person, and you find yourself asking deep and existential questions of yourself.

The question Wellington's Goran Paracki must have been asking himself this weekend is, 'What exactly was I trying to do there?'

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