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Victory Exposed by Coe's Woes for Finals Lead Up

  • Victory Exposed by Coe's Woes for Finals Lead Up

The Hyundai A-League forecasts exciting times ahead as the 5 top teams on the ladder are all within one game's points of changing position - the exception or only question being Perth Glory whose finals bout remains uncertain as the club fights an exclusion due to allegedly breaching salary caps.

Melbourne Victory Coach Kevin Muscatt  has a tough battle in store tomorrow night facing up to the formidable Brisbane Roar, one of two matches in quick succession against Roar, as he contemplates Nathan Coe's possible early end to the season due to a back injury sustained during their match against Wellington Phoenix.  

Putting substitute goal keeper Lawrence Thomas in Coe's place leaves many wondering whether this will be the make or break for Victory the Brave.  In their devastating 1-0 home game defeat against Newcastle Jets last week, Victory struggled to retain control of the game, with Thomas conceding a goal from Montano in the first half, and his team unable to recover. 

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But if sharp-shooting, havoc creating mid-fielder Ben Khalfallah keeps up his fine form, the Tunisian International may just be what Victory needs to keep their fans singing victoriously, maintaining their top of the table position giving them a smashing start to the finals.  Can Victory do it this year?  With an average attendance of more than 26,000 fans, with more than 24,000 members, they are certainly the club to watch. 

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