Arnie has ruffled some feathers ahead of Saturday’s derby…
Sydney FC boss Graham Arnold has fired a shot at the Western Sydney Wanderers in the Saturday’s derby, by claiming Parramatta Stadium is “small” and not intimidating.
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A sell-out crowd of 18,000 will pack into Pirtek Stadium, but Arnold says the game would be better suited elsewhere.
He went as far to say that no derbies should be played at the Wanderers’ home ground, rather that they all should be played at Allianz Stadium, the home of the Sky Blues.
“I don’t think derbies should be taken away from here (Allianz Stadium). We get 44,000 and pack it out,” Arnold is quoted as saying by AAP.
“It’s different at Parramatta it can only hold 18,000. It’s more money in the bank for them.
“They are passionate and great supporters but for me it’s not an intimidating place to go. It’s a beautiful little football stadium.
“The Wanderers have had two crowds of 14,000 and this game will be the first that is a sell-out.”
Check back into CaughtOffside on Friday to see an in-depth preview and live streaming details for the much-anticipated Sydney derby.