Finally, after more than a month, our board returns with three choices for a parent club in Europe.
- With all three clubs equal in every respect, it all came down to the money they were offering, and there was one club that blew the other out of the water in that respect.
While I was busy getting the door shut on my face, trying to sign strikers for our club, the higher authorities went for the draw of the AFC Champions League group stage. Here is the group given to our side:
Goal Coast United
was predicted to finish 4th in the A-League this season, and the media predicted for them to be the whipping boys of the group.
and I have a history. They were the ones who were responsible for Incheon Korail to be out of the Champions League last season.
and I have an even better history, with them being the cream of the K-League.
- This wasn't going to be easy, but with a good schedule and the talent we had on offer, we could get through this group.
Champions League Group Stage
- Gilberto was in form yet again. This guy is something special. Hermoza also made his debut in this match, and didn't have a bad game.