Tomorrow night's World Cup qualifier at Adelaide Oval is the most crucial international ever played in South Australia, argues Paul Marcuccitti. Not least because after 2018 the prestige of the World Cup will never be the same.
With Adelaide United's season and Asian campaign now over, Paul Marcuccitti has one final whinge - about all the Australian soccer whingers.
Adelaide United have a few more days to sheepishly call themselves A-League champions until a successor is crowned. And much as it pains Paul Marcuccitti to say it, if that successor is Sydney FC, Graham Arnold's side should be rightly considered the competition's best ever.
Adelaide United remains alive in the Asian Champions League - but, typically of the rollercoaster Reds, that position could cloud the club's plans for the future, writes Paul Marcuccitti.
Triumph, embarrassment, rock bottom, uncertainty. You could call those the four seasons of Adelaide United’s last 12 months.
Sometimes supporters need to take matters into their own hands and, for Adelaide United fans, that time may be on Saturday night when the Reds face Western Sydney at Hindmarsh.
Cynical tactics were on display in the past round of the A-League. But, asks Paul Marcuccitti, who's really to blame?