Sydney FC won the inaugural A-League grand final in front of 41,689 spectators this afternoon, pipping the Central Coast Mariners by one goal to nil. I’m glad they won. Usually I’ll go for the underdog when I’m not obligated to support one of the competing teams, but the A-League is still a fledgling league, so I think it’s important that the club that forked out the big money from the very start was rewarded for their investment. They were prepared to bring in Dwight Yorke and procured the services of an excellent coach in Pierre Littbarski. Hopefully this will encourage other clubs to invest in players of a similar calibre in future seasons. Unfortunately, we don’t have Foxtel, and Karen was not feeling at all well so we couldn’t go down to the Queensland Lions club to watch on the big screen. From the highlights on the news it looked like a fairly exciting game.