Perth Glory probably boast more 180-centimetre-plus players than any side in the A-League and thus have earned a well-deserved reputation for being a constant threat at set pieces.
Michael Lynch, The Age's expert on soccer, has had extensive experience of high level journalism in the UK and Australia. Michael has covered the Socceroos through Asia, Europe and South America in their past three World Cup campaigns. He has also reported on Grands Prix and top class motor sport from Asia and Europe. He has won several national media awards for both sports and industry journalism.
To win the title you have to get off to a flying start in your first few games, build a solid foundation for the rest of the campaign, and then finish the home and away series with a flourish, taking that momentum into the finals.
Many are called. Few are chosen. And scarcely any ever show to real advantage.
It was a thumping derby win, but few City players are guaranteed a place in the starting 11 these days.
If you thought Melbourne City's three amigos were at their marauding best on Saturday night in the 4-1 derby destruction of Melbourne Victory, think again.
One in, one out, at Melbourne Victory as the club looks to revamp its line-up in the wake of its disappointing start to the new A-League season.
Harry Kewell is no stranger to adulation.
John van 't Schip has often talked about playing the game the way it should be played. So was he pleased with Melbourne City's effort on Saturday night?
Melbourne City coach John Van 't Schip, in best managerial style, tried to keep a lid on things after his side took crosstown rival Melbourne Victory apart in a 4-1 derby humiliation, with Tim Cahill scoring a goal that will live long in the memory of those who saw it.