Playing football on boxing day is very special occasion of course you have to look after yourself on Christmas day.
It is hard to back up and play with a stomach full of chicken and Christmas cake but most professional footballers have a light Christmas knowing they may have toplay very soon after.
It's not actually the food that is the problem it is being on your feet most of the day. See I have the twins, four year old twins and they keep me busy from sunrise to sunset so catching a bit of a rest during Christmas day is hard for me, but it is such a great day and I love Christmas so much seeing the smiles on my girls faces is what it's all about.
So I hope you all had a great Christmas day and I'd love to see you all in the stands down here in Sydney playing the Sydney Sky Blues looking to get a win.
The away trip to Perth is one of the longest away trip in world football. See where I grew up we would only have to travel around the corner. The advantage is that Perth is a great city to visit, it is clean and the people are very friendly. We normally have to play in conditions that resemble a sauna and really takes it out of you after such a long plane trip. It is always a hard away trip to get 3 points no matter where they are on the table but I am sure the boys are up for the fight. Monty