Perth Glory have had a rather torrid A-League season, haven’t they?!
The team sit at the rock-bottom of the A-League ladder with just 15 points from 25 games played, with three wins all season long.
Earlier in the campaign, they looked to try and make a change to how things were going by sacking their manager Richard Garcia but things did not improve for the team, as they continued to flounder at the bottom.
Indeed, many who use the BET2YOU service would have perhaps been betting against the Perth Glory to get a result because of how badly things were going, as the Western Australian side simply could not buy a win.
One problem has been scoring goals, as they have only managed to net a total of 18 goals all season; the lowest in the league by some distance as the Brisbane Roar have managed to net 26.
With a player like Daniel Sturridge in the side, many would not have been expecting that goals would have been as hard to come by as they have, however the former Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool star has struggled to adapt to the Land Down Under.
In fact, it seems he has been labelled a failure in not so many words by the CEO of the team he plays for, too.
Tony Pignata admitted that it was unlikely that the striker would be remaining at the club beyond the end of the season, as he said: “It has been disappointing. We had high hopes when we signed Daniel. It hasn’t worked.
“From a marketing point of view, the first game, we had 18,000 on the back of him arriving and the hype. Then unfortunately he got injured … and he hasn’t been seen since.
“He’s training and there’s potential that he could play some minutes this week and then finish off the season. Next year? Look, I doubt that we’ll offer him another contract.”
These comments were made a couple of weeks ago, however things are yet to have really improved.
Sturridge did recently get his first goal contribution – an assist – for the Glory in a recent fixture against Western Sydney in a 1-1 draw, however he was withdrawn at halftime.
The 32-year-old – who is a former England international – has managed to amass just 93 minutes prior to kickoff, therefore he managed to add another half of football under his belt.
However, when he has managed just over two hours of football in six months of being at the club, perhaps he really has been a failure.