Macarthur FC boys still buzzing after Sir Alex visit to Campbelltown

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The Macarthur FC boys will no doubt be still buzzing after the visit by Sir Alex Ferguson to Campbelltown Stadium yesterday.

Sir Alex is of course soccer royalty, and arguably the best coach – or manager as they call them in the UK – of all time.

He had a few nice things to say about one of his players, Dwight Yorke, who is now the coach of the Bulls.

Today though was back to business as the Bulls put the finishing touches to their preparations for their biggest game of the season so far.

In just over 24 hours the Bulls will host Sydney FC at Campbelltown in their fourth match of the current A-League season, and it will be interesting to see what impact, if any, Sir Alex’s visit had on them.

Certainly some of the statistics are against the home side: Four of the five previous A-League games between Macarthur FC and Sydney FC have been won by the away team on the day.

Crucially, Sydney FC have won their two previous clashes at Campbelltown Stadium.

On the other hand, Macarthur FC are unbeaten so far and that is a stat they will be keen to maintain.

Yorke has made it clear that defence is key this season, a big departure from the first two years for the club, when possession was the dominant style for the Bulls.

The stats show that so far Macarthur FC have had just 41 percent of possession, the lowest of any team, and 15 percentage points lower than top-ranked Sydney FC (56 percent).

Talking about statistics, this will be Dwight Yorke’s first game as manager against Sydney FC, the team for whom he played 22 games and scored seven goals.

The weather forecast is for a fine evening, so there will also be some focus on the size of the crowd for a game featuring two Greater Sydney teams.

Kick off is scheduled for 7.45pm.

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