Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Wanderer Enjoys Exciting Journey; Former Sunshine Coast Fire Goalkeeper Laps Up Western Sydney Experience

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Wanderer Enjoys Exciting Journey; Former Sunshine Coast Fire Goalkeeper Laps Up Western Sydney Experience

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THE Western Sydney Wanderers have enjoyed a remarkable run in their maiden A-League season. They are 22 rounds into the season and just one point off the pace, which has been set by this weekendCOs opponent, the Central Coast Mariners. Sunshine Coast product Jerrad Tyson, who is back-up keeper at the Wanderers, has had a front row seat to witness the clubCOs rapid rise

What are your thoughts on the season so far?

ItCOs been quite remarkable to be part of a team thatCOs done so well. I was involved with the Gold Coast in their first season, but this has been something special. A lot of credit has to go to everyone who was involved in creating the club. I think they put so much effort and time into it that it was always destined to be successful in its first year.

How good do the think the recruiting was?

WeCOve got some fantastic players and I think it helps having a lot of players that donCOt come with some of the baggage that a lot of other big-name players have in the league. WeCOre a very close-knit team and no one has put themself above the team. WeCOve all got along, which is one of our real strengths.

The club is in renowned rugby league heartland, yet the Wanderers are attracting large and vocal crowds. Why do you think that is?

I question whether it is (rugby league country). There are a lot of rugby league teams here, but thereCOs a lot of history with football in this area as well and I donCOt think these are just people who have come from nowhere to support us. I think these are people who have been passionate about football on a different scale to anyone else and they have been here for a long time. ItCOs not surprising theyCOve come out in support. TheyCOve been waiting a long time for a football club to be created here and now theyCOve got it theyCOre taking full advantage and theyCOve been absolutely fantastic. …

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