Introducing our adopted team for 2011-12: Melbourne Heart FC
We’ve looked around the world for a club to adopt on the Football Pubcast this season and, as we announced on last week’s show, our search is now over.
Thanks to our friends at Football Fans Down Under, we’ve decided to adopt a side from one of the most exciting new leagues in the world, the Hyundai A-League in Australia. The team we’ve adopted is Melbourne Heart FC.
The club was only established in 2008 and is the newest team in the A-League, having only joined the competition last year. They’re managed by Dutch Head Coach John van’t Schip and play their home games at AAMI Park, Melbourne, which is better known as Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, and holds up to 30,000 fans.
The Heart wear red and white striped shirts and finished in 8th place in their debut A-League season. They’ll be looking to improve on that finish in the coming campaign and we’ll be following them every step of the way.
Other notable facts about the Heart include their most famous fan, a certain Jon Bon Jovi, who is the club’s “#1 International Season Ticket Holder”.
The rock star bought four premium memberships and donates the tickets for each home game for fans who can’t afford to watch the games live in the stadium.
A brand new team on the other side of the world with a rock star superfan and starting only their second season in existence? That’s our adopted team for this year. Melbourne Heart. Why not join us for the ride…