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Del Piero Failing With Sydney

Posted: Jan. 28th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Del Piero
Joosep Martinson

Italian super star Alessandro Del Piero is falling short with the soccer club in Sydney. Although fan attendance has gone up, the Sydney squad has only won two of their last eight away games, needless to say that this is not what they expected after they signed Del Peiro.

At present, Alessandro Del Piero is Sydney’s gift to the A-League. With the Sky Blues unable to find any consistent form so far this season, Del Piero’s presence has proved to be a great marketing tool for opposing clubs.

As Shaun Mooney illustrated in his statistical breakdown of the A-League’s attendences, “the Del Piero effect” has generated considerable increases in attendances at Sydney’s away games as well as games at the SFS.

Indeed, Sydney have only won two of their eight games on the road. Fans in Brisbane or Melbourne, for example, can admire Il Pinturiccio’s feints and dummies, but still walk away with three points. Win win.


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