Football or feathers?

A-League Grand Final - Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners

In the words of David Lewis, writing in the Courier Mail and elsewhere, "Forget the floats and feathers of the 2006 gay and lesbian Mardi Gras, the most eye-catching show in [Sydney] town was the grand final between Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners."

Sydney defeated the Mariners 1-0.

I’m not a great sports fan. But I was happy that the A League has restored sucess and sanity to top-level football in Australia. Next, the World Cup!

Since there’s no Canberra team, I am a bit sorry that the Melbourne Victory ended up second-last on the ladder. (New Zealand Knights were last and Adelaide topped the home-and-away series.)


But you’d have to say the Mardi Gras parade had its moments, too! (SMH photo.)”