Us fans show our passion for Football in many ways. Most of us also have more than one passion. A mate of mine, Scott, loves Photography. He would love to be accredited by the FFA for our domestic leagues but has not cracked that nut yet.
Just recently on his Photo Journey he combined his 2 passions for a photo shoot. I reckon Scott has a real knack for Photography and his latest project shows his photographic talent and passion for Football.
It has been a great few weeks for GCU fans here and abroad. Undefeated after 3 rounds and heading to Newcastle for our next encounter tomorrow at 3pm.
It has been very hectic for the Supporters Club committee getting things up and running, but it is all part of the fun.
Before our first home game a couple of weeks ago a 60 minutes crew joined our Supporters Club at the Dog and Parrot. They were there as part of a story on Clive Palmer, our football club owner. We were filmed singing our chants and then a few of us were interviewed by Charles Wooley. It was a fun afternoon.
With a 3-1 win in our first ever Derby in Brisbane and then a 5-0 win over fellow newcomers, NQ Fury, we are so far undefeated with 25 matches remaining. Can we go the distance??
A big ask in any competition. I don’t know what Professor Clive was smoking at the time but the realist in me says we will loose at some stage this season.
However, until that time comes
Were Gold Coast United
We’ll never be defeated
Were Gold Coast United
We’ll never be defeated
This is the first Club side I have supported passionately. It is like I have a new lease on life. New friends with the same passion. A new club with big ambition, and a club with a great team to follow.
I thought our first ever home game was a great hit out for the Home End Supporters. We sang our lungs our from start to finish. That was after we warmed up 4 hours earlier for our interview with 60 Minutes.
A fantastic day and night was had by all.
The Gold Coast needs to get out there and support our new team. 7500 people was a little underdone, but it was our first ever game.
I have been a football fan for as long as I can remember. Mostly of the National team as it was hard for me to get excited about the NSL. I understand how a lot of people did, but living in the Sutherland Shire i just did not get into it.
Although I went to a sprinkling of Socceroo matches over my time I never felt like a FAN until I attended November 16, 2005 at Sydney’s Homebush Bay Olympic Stadium. I came of age so to speak, as a FAN. And I was in my early 40′s by then.
It was cemented in Germany at the World Cup. I met so many like minded Aussies I wondered what rock I had been hiding under for the past 40 years. I have written a number of posts here about those people and my times at various matches since.
I didn’t think I would get that feeling again, that first time feeling. I went to the Roars first home A-League match, but living 110km away and not knowing the history of them I just never got into them. I supported them just so I was supporting the A-League.
Well, last Saturday Night it happened again. My lovely wife and I attended the first ever A-League match for the Gold Coast United A-League team. Not only did I do that but I have been part of the first ever Gold Coast United Supporters Club and am on the committee.
Again, I have met some great people through this, but most importantly we as a group watched history unfold in front of our eyes (mine were a bit bleary). It was just as exciting as watching Australia make the World Cup for the first time in 32 years. They both have their own unique significance in my eyes, and something I will never forget,(thanks to veronica for filling in the gaps).
History shows that GCU won the game 3-1. But just as important the team showed they mean business. And just as important again, we the fans showed each other how much it meant to us. We sung loud and proud from the moment we walked down Caxton Street until after the final whistle. Michael Thwaite our central defender, had this to say today.
“It was brilliant to hear them out-chanting the Roar fans even though they were outnumbered and that’s a great sign for the potential atmosphere at Skilled Park. They really made themselves heard which is what you want from your fans.”
Strong Fans mean a Strong Club and Strong Clubs mean a Strong A-League. Get out there people and support your club wherever that may be.
Well, the season has started tonight. Half time at Etihad Stadium and the defending champions are 2-0 down. I hope the Victory turn it around as I have tipped them by 2 goals.
This season is shaping up to be the best yet. 2 new teams and a host of current Socceroos coming back to Australia and play in the A-League.
Melbourne will be strong again this year (although the first half tonight does not indicate that) as they always are. Sydney have been very quite in their build up with their new coach and I expect them to be very strong. CCM and the Jets will be a challenge for all and sundry but totally unpredictable in my books. Adelaide and Brisbane will more than likely press for the championship but come up short as always.
Perth Glory have had a good off season and seem to have bought very well. They were very exciting at the end of last season and I am thinking they will be the dark horse of the comp. The Phoenix don’t seem to have done much in the off season and will continue to struggle especially since their star striker is now with the NEW Gold Coast United. The Fur have some good players on paper, especially Robbie Fowler. But their preseason has been very ordinary and Fowler has spent most of his time on the sidelines injured. If their paper team can fire, expect some good results.
That leaves us with Gold Coast United, my team. We have a fantastic squad led by current Socceroo, Jason Culina. Watching him in preseason has been a pleasure. He is hardly ever dispossessed, and never gave a stray pass. We have a real strength through the centre of the park with Bas Van Der Brink, Thwaite and Griffiths behind Jason and then Smeltz and Porter up front. Our Brazillians look fantastic on the ball and Adama trarore will be a crowd favorite with his blistering runs down the left flank. Throw Taj Minnecon into teh mix and we have a well balanced side that will not be embarrassed.
I know Clive reckons we are going to go through undefeated but there are 27 matches this season and I am not going to make such a prediction. I will however predict that GCU will be in the finals come February.
I am pumped for this season like I was for season 1, except I have a local team to support this time. We have formed our Supporters Club, and we are busing it to Brisbane on Saturday for our first ever league match.