Gold Coast Tour Diary – Day Three


Day Three

Another day on the Gold Coast and another double session for the players which featured plenty of short, sharp work in the morning and a greater emphasis on team shape in the afternoon.

There was a decent break between sessions, however, which allowed us to gain an insight into how Jake Brimmer and Brandon Wilson rolls as roomies…



And on a more serious note, catch up with Head Coach Tony Popovic to get his assessment of the week so far and thoughts on Friday’s Surf City Cup opener against Brisbane Roar.


At dinner, meanwhile, the initiation songs continued to flow with Gabriel Popovic, Osama Malik, Kim and Ethan Brooks paying their own unique tributes to the Backstreet Boys and Bob Marley among others.

In other news, Assistant Coach and Analyst Luciano Trani has significantly upped his life insurance cover after a wayward shot from a player we won’t embarrass by naming (Chris Ikonomidis) very nearly sent him and his camera and tripod tumbling from the filming platform.

Nick D’Agostino and Dane Ingham, meanwhile, have claimed that four pairs of discarded underpants on the bathroom floor is a sign that they have made their hotel room their home rather than an indication that they have questionable hygiene standards.

And on that rather disturbing note, we’ll sign off for now and be back with more on Day Four.