Central Coast skipper John Hutchinson has ensured his final F3 derby will have a bit more spite, ripping into fierce local rivals the Newcastle Jets for their lack of success in recent years and the treatment of certain players.
Despite the wailing and gnashing of teeth, 10 minutes was all it took an independent Disciplinary Committee to throw Seb Ryall’s diving citation out on its ear. Which of course was a no-brainer, as pointed out in last week’s column.
It’s been misery for the Mariners against Sydney FC this season, but Saturday offers a last chance to get one over the Sky Blues in the regular season. It's always a feisty fixture so expect a full-blooded encounter at Allianz Stadium between these NSW rivals.