Well it has taken a while for TRD to get motivated enough to write after what was, as Michael Flynn pointed out in his latest ever entertaining blog,the third season in a row Adelaide have delivered the final blow to the hearts of Roar fans. Now that the same team have stolen the only consistent goal scorer the club has ever had, the extent to which the team will need to be rebuilt for next season is becoming clearer.
The season has seen much of the team dismantled with Miller, Reddy, Moore, Tiatto and now Sergio Van Dijk leaving and there is a good chance that others will follow before next season. Tommy Oar, Luke DeVere and Michael Zullo are all a chance to leave for Holland. McJosh could well retire, while China is beckoning new captain Matt Mackay. Time will tell if Bryce remains, but his age will count against him.
This plausible if hypothetical exodus would leave Murdocca, Reinaldo, Collen, Nicholls and Henrique as the key players left to build a squad around. Its not a bad start and leaves plenty of scope for Postacolou to build the team he wants. As the coach has rightly pointed out - it is not as if a champion team have been dismantled - he has managed, in a very short space of time, to dismantle a rubbish team and build new one equally as rubbish. So... the jury is out.