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Gloryís Finals Prospects Fading Fast

  • GloryÔŅĹs Finals Prospects Fading Fast

In the wake of a defeat to Sydney FC in the match at Allianz Stadium on Saturday, it is appropriate to consider Perth Gloryís chances of sneaking into the finals.

Early in the season, all indications suggested that coach Edwards would prefer a short passing, possession based approach, with wingers Sidnei and Nagai adding some pace and flair on the wings.

Things got off to a rocky start with defeat to Adelaide United, but there were signs of improvement, particularly with wins at home coming against Melbourne Heart and Sydney FC.

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The rousing 4-2 home victory over Wellington Phoenix in Round 9 finally seemed to suggest that Glory could get out of first gear.

Then came the Melbourne Victory match, and Edwards was shown the door.

Since then, Gloryís form has been patchy.

Itís still just four points to Sydney in sixth, but the upcoming matches donít look too promising.

Western Sydney Wanderers come to nib Stadium next, and while the inherent nature of the A-League means that anyone can beat anyone, itís difficult to see Glory coming out on top.

After that itís a trip to Brisbane to face the might of the Roar.

Newcastle showed that they are not unbeatable, can Glory pulling off a similar shock?

Glory will need to find some magic if they are to salvage the season.

Can Perth make a late finals push?

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