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Melbourne Heart FC Merchandise

Updated on December 12, 2011

Introduction

Melbourne Heart FC are an Australian Soccer Team that compete in the A-League, the top level competition in Australia. They were a newly formed A-League franchise that first competed in Season 6 (2010-2011) of the A-League and have since managed to go onto to record some success.

Melbourne Hearts 2010-11 Home Kit

Formation

Melbourne Heart were formed in 2008 and were granted their A-League franchise in 2009 and will compete for first time in Season 6 of the A-League in 2010-11.

They were formed due to the strong following built up in the Melbourne Area by Melbourne Victory although there emergence and eventual introduction into the A-League was delayed by Melbourne Victory's five year exclusivity clause which was put in place to protect the original 8 A-League sides. Originally in 2008 there were 3 bidders for the second Melbourne franchise, Southern Cross FC (backed by South Melbourne AFC, Melbourne City (backed by Carlton AFL club) and Melbourne Heart. Melbourne City dropped out early on in the process and the franchise was eventually given to Melbourne Heart in 2009.

Melbourne Heart Away Kit 2010-11

from www.aussiekits.com
from www.aussiekits.com

Season 6

Melbourne Heart have recruited well for their first season in the A-League and have attracted quite a few experienced A-League to join them such as former Newcastle Jets captain Matt Thompson and teammate Jason Hoffman, Adelaide United and former Melbourne Victory midfielder Kristian Sarkies, Dean Heffernan from the Central Coast Mariners and most notably former Sydney FC goalkeeper Clint Bolton and ex-marquee player John Aloisi. Only time will tell if this combination of experience and talent can blend together into a title challenging team.

Melbourne Heart have started the season disappointingly losing at home to the Central Coast Mariners in Round 1.

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