A-League Finals Begin

In the A-League, the finals are set; Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers await, as Brisbane Roar face off against Melbourne Victory after finishing equal on the the table with the Wanderers. It would be no surprise to see them go out with a chip on their shoulder.

Melbourne City, the team with the most goals scored in the league, play Perth Glory, and with only one point to separate them, expect them to go out guns firing.

In the Premier League, we look straight to
Leicester and Tottenham, as both face off against tough match ups in the race to the
finish line. Leicester, with 5 games to go, need just 3 to win the title, but it
won’t be easy, as West Ham, who have been in fine form, are looking to finish strong as
a top four spot is still a possibility. Tottenham, who demolished Manchester United
last outing, are looking to give it their all against Stoke, who might still be
wounded after last week’s 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Klopp’s revitalised Liverpool.
Chelsea also play Man City in what is shaping up to be a battle of former champions
with plenty of potential bragging rights at stake.


Good Vibes

This weekend, the Corner Hotel on Swan St in Melbourne will
be hosting the 2016 Wallapalooza Music Festival, so for a rocking weekend of
football, it should so follow a rocking weekend of live music as well.

In Sydney,
The Vic On the Park in Sydney will be home to some awesome live music from local
song writers and music talents; they also host designer markets and street art
exhibitions so keep your eyes peeled! If you’re feeling a bit spicy, Adelaide’s
Casablabla on Leigh St will be featuring 8 piece Afro-Caribbean band Nuvo and modern
Latin American band Funk Latin Union, with an exciting tapas menu and cocktail list,
a perfect combination to pair with this weekends fixtures.


What’s On Around Town?

The Canberra Museum and Gallery will be featuring ‘Bite the
Hand that Feeds You’, a conversation that aims to highlight the intersection between
art and politics.


In Melbourne, Flemington Racecourse on Saturday at 6:00pm will
‘take your mark, set, bang!’ to this years Colour Run, which involves a 5km run
and paint, a whole lot of paint. If you’re after a peaceful stroll amidst the
beauty of nature, Sydney’s Mr Wilson Autumn festival is definitely worth the visit, with
many gardens featured, such as Bisley, Breenhold, Jalscene and Nooroo to name a
few, and all with stunning scenery.

Sunday Sessions

On Sunday morning, sometimes speciality coffee and red chilli
scrambled eggs in a roomy, chic atmosphere makes the perfect start to the day,
thus, check out Melbourne’s Square and Compass on Clarendon St.

Now, I
thought I’d also mention, sometimes a Sunday just isn’t quite a Sunday without a
sumptuous meat pie, which is why Braidwood’s Dojo Bread warrants a mention. Their pies
are made with such care and the filling, like the beef and red wine little mini Beef
Bourguignon style combo wrapped in extremely well made pastry, is nothing short of
exemplary; I heard people drive great lengths to try these pies so perhaps a drive it
is. The place is situated about an hour outside of Canberra, also a perfect
stop over if you’re on the way to the snow!

 

If coffee is the only answer, Sydney’s
Gumption by Coffee Alchemy in the Strand Arcade on George St is arguably one of
Sydney’s best in specialising in speciality coffee, so a great option if a
single origin espresso is the single only origin to your Sunday.


That’s the wrap for the weekend folks!

THE TURF hopes you all have a great weekend and as always, enjoy the football!

 

By Nick Tsakiris

 

Nick Tsakiris