Two months ago
United v Phoenix Jan 31
Throwdown V is here and this a case of big brother vs little brother. Like the Leyland brothers, the teams are travelling over the countryside beyond the Daylesford spas to the Golden City of Bendigo, home of the chiko roll, the first Myer's store, and the largest art gallery outside a capital city. And like the Leyland Brothers, I don’t think these brothers get on too well either. Not as well as the Hemsworth brothers, possibly a little worse than the Chappell Brothers. Sometimes the big brothers have all the skills, and sometimes the little brothers do, but one things for sure, one brother will be giving the other one the Big V at game’s end. The throw downs are 3 and 1 in United’s favour.
Undefeated Melbourne are 2 from 2 after jumping Adelaide and squeezing past the Snakes. The Phoenix would be cock a hoop after their win against Perth in Perth putting them 2 from 4.
Melbourne based fans of both teams can top up their Myki cards and catch the train from Southern Cross. Bendigo is a handy spot for all those Hornets wanting to go see the game. St Arnaud has a nice coffee shop and a park, but watch out for the geese. I can personally recommend the smashed avo on toast at Percy and Percy.
The matchups are actually quite interesting in so much as I don’t think they really do match up well, kind of like a man wearing a pair of yoga pants and a scarf. Two completely different teams and two different styles of play.. The Creeksters have their run and gun, and the Soy Boys have their "shoot and catch" style hoping to get a second bite under the key. It gets dow to the coaches, who will be able to get under the skin of the other coach more. United go in as favourites, but I’m not sure the Big Brothers will find this one as easy as they would like and shouldn't bank on a win.
Having said that, it's hard to see United drop this game