By Neal Symons
Last week was a tumultuous one for the Melbourne Victory.
From the excitement of one of their favourite sons returning on a long term three year deal according to Tara Rushton of FoxSports to the departures of Corey Brown and Kristjian Dobras – things were looking positive for the four time A-League champions.
Suddenly, it seemed as if there was a trade on the horizon with one Marco coming in and one going out as defensive minded coach Marco Kurz was relieved of his duties only 13 games in to the season. Horrid performances both on and off the pitch
According to popular Melbourne Victory fan podcast For Vucks Sake, “the timing was surprising, but the decision to sack Kurz wasn’t.”
Meanwhile, Brown’s first interview after returning to the Brisbane Roar consisted of starting every answer with ‘yeah, nah’, which accurately describes the current situation with Austrian playmaker Kristjian Dobras.
Dobras was brought in as the replacement for James Troisi and despite scoring in the controversy-fueled Central Coast Mariners game, he left a lot to be desired.
Dobras is the re-incarnation of Jonathan Bru and Maxi Beister, who failed to inspire during their short spells at the club, while it seems the Austrian has been enjoying life in Melbourne, watching the tennis, strolling around the city enjoying life in the summer.
No wonder Dobras wants to stay in Melbourne and prolong his stay.
Rojas reportedly had a medical at the club last week with an announcement seemingly imminent.
It’s been a dark stage in Melbourne Victory’s history with the Vuck taking on Bali United in the playoff stage of the AFC Champions League tomorrow at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium