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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Ruthven

Impending Glory ownership announcement "good news" for A-League

Football Commentator Phil Moss believes it is a “wonderful opportunity” for Perth Glory’s new owners to make an impression in the A-League.


Melbourne-based property developer Ross Pelligra inked a new deal with the club this week and is expected to be officially announced within the next few days.


Pelligra played a critical role in reviving Italian football club Catania FC, along with former Socceroos Mark Bresciano and Vince Grella, which bodes well for the Glory.


Moss believes the announcement could be officially made at HBF Park on Saturday evening during Glory’s clash against Brisbane Roar.


“The ownership group own a club over in Italy, which Mark Bresciano and Vinnie Grella are involved with so there is some experience there, definitely,” he told Sports Breakfast.


“I hope that Perth has found a new owner, and I believe that it could be announced officially and the new owner, Mr. Pelligra, will be introduced to the crowd maybe before the game or at halftime.


“That's brewing very good news for Perth Glory because it's a wonderful club. It's a fabled club that has added so much to the old National Soccer League and the A-League, going through some tough times.


“It's a wonderful opportunity for a new owner to come in and make their mark and if you've got the expertise of Bresciano and Vinnie Grella, and you're doing it over in Italy in the lower leagues, then that's good news for the A-League.”

 Perth Glory is holding a four-match undefeated streak heading into Saturday’s match, scoring at least two goals in their last nine games.


Former Glory coach Ruben Zadkovich will also reunite with his old side in only his second game as Brisbane’s head coach.


Moss said the backstory behind the match-up adds spice to the encounter.


“I'm sure Rubs will play it up for the cameras. He knows that coaches play an important part with the theatre from the technical area. I think as does Alen Stajcic.


“This will be a cracker. You can't take your eyes off the pitch; you can't take your eyes off the technical areas. This is going to have a lot to like and Brisbane coming in on hot form. They dusted Melbourne City 5 -1 last weekend.


“Perth Glory have found some form. They were held to a three-all draw against Adelaide last week, Stajcic wasn't happy. You could sense that at full-time, but you know, it's a hard one to pick as are all games in the A-League. It's very, very hard to tip games week in, week out in this A-League.


“I think Perth at home, they've had enough good form over the last four, five weeks to suggest that they'll get the three points.”

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