Special Sub-Topic: Melbourne Victory Mania
|Who was captain of the Melbourne Victory in their inaugural season, upon the formation of the A-League in 2005?|
Kevin Muscat. Kevin Muscat has captained almost every team he has ever played for.
|Where did the Melbourne Victory finish in their inaugural season of 2005-06?|
7th. The A-Lweague was formed with 8 teams. Melbourne Victory were the worst ranked Australian based team, only ranking higher than New Zealand Knights.
|At home, Melbourne Victory defeated eventual champions Sydney FC 5-0 in October 2005? |
True. One of the few highlights of the season, Archie Thompson scored a hat trick.
|Where did Melbourne finish in their second season of 2006-07? |
1st. What a turn around from the season before (when they finished 7th, second last). They went on to win the grand final as well.
|In October 2006, Adelaide United coach John Kosmina grabbed Melbourne Victory captain Kevin Muscat by the throat?|
True. He retaliated after Muscat knocked him off his chair trying to retrieve the ball for a quick throw in. Muscat received a yellow card.
|Melbourne Victory only lost one game in 2006-07 season by more than a goal?|
True. Newcastle Jets defeated Melbourne 4-0 in Newcastle in the final home and away round.
|Melbourne Victory defeated Sydney FC how many times in the home and away rounds in the 2006-07 season?|
Twice. Melbourne defeated Sydney FC 3-2 at home, and 2-1 away. They did play in Melbourne again but that result was a 0-0 draw.
|Who did Melbourne defeat to qualify for the 2006-07 Grand Final?|
Adelaide United. They played two legs to get into the final. The match at Adelaide was 0-0, and Melbourne fought back from 1-0 down at home to clinch a home ground Grand Final with a 2-1 win.
|Where was the 2006-07 Grand Final held?|
Telstra Dome. Victory Stadium had not been built yet, the Melbourne Cricket Ground was seen as too big to host the final, and Olympic Park was far too small.
|Who did Melbourne defeat in the 2006-07 Grand Final and what was the score?|
6-0 Adelaide United. This 6-0 socreline was the biggest win in the league's short history (two seasons) . Archie Thompson kicked 5 goals that night.
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