Football allegiances split Scarcella brothers

They’re bonded by their love of the game but in tomorrow’s Hyundai A-League 2014 Grand Final between Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers, the four Scarcella brothers have their football allegiances firmly split down the middle.

They-re bonded by their love of the game but in tomorrow-s Hyundai A-League 2014 Grand Final between Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers, the four Scarcella brothers have their football allegiances firmly split down the middle.

Tony, the eldest who recently relocated from Queensland to Gosford, and Brisbane-based Rob will be clad in the orange of the Roar while middle brothers Vince and Mick are Wanderers members.

“We all just live and breathe football and we have done since we were four or five,” Tony said.

“There-s a bit of banter whenever the two teams play and it-s great - we stereotype each other, rib each other but it-s all good fun.

You could understand if the Scarcella brothers preferred to sit separate when the two teams met given the growing rivalry between the two clubs but according to Tony, it-s quite the opposite. “We always sit together, it-s our opportunity to have a beer together,” he explained.

“We don-t get together too often but when we do, we plan it around home and away fixtures for Roar and Wanderers.

“When Vince and Mick are in Brisbane, they-re the only two Wanderers fans in all the Roar fans in Bay 301 or 340.

“When we go down there, it-s the same but two orange shirts in a sea of red and black.”

But tomorrow-s Hyundai A-League Grand Final will be a little bit different.

With Vince and Mick unable to travel north to Brisbane due to local football commitments in New South Wales, Tony said he-d be expecting to hear from his brothers during the decider.

“No doubt they-ll be watching - I-m sure there will be a bit of banter around on social media!” he laughed.

In their seven previous meetings, Brisbane Roar has only beaten the Wanderers once but that was the most recent fixture at Suncorp Stadium back in round seven of the regular season.