Pre-season changes had two time W-League champions Brisbane Roar, in some circles, written off early as finals contenders.
As I lay here on my bed and 10pm listening to the rain as it falls heavily on the roof and grounds outside my bedroom window, I began to ponder a question that I am quite often asked by football fans and non football fans alike; why do you put so much time and effort into supporting a football team?
Nichole with Brisbane Roar after the Season Five semi final
Sydney FC have upset favourites Brisbane Roar in a dramatic Westfield W-League semi-final 3-2 at the QSAC on Saturday.
Sydney FC go one better than last season | Getty
The usually staunch Brisbane Roar started the 2012/13 season surprisingly shaky with two tough losses in Round 3 and Round 5 to Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers respectively.
After days of indecision, Sydney FC defender Ellyse Perry has decided that she will line up for the Sky Blues in their crucial W-League semi-final against the Brisbane Roar this Saturday.
The most exciting season of the W-League is heading towards what is anticipated to be an equally exciting finals series and we want to capture your excitement and the support of your team.
Victory supporting their team in the regular season | Emily Mogic/TWG
The final regular season match of the W-League and there is all to play for. Finals positions are on the line for Canberra United and Sydney FC, while the other teams are playing for finals positioning or pride.
Goals in each half from Tameka Butt have lifted Brisbane Roar to a crucial 2-0 win over arch-rivals Sydney FC.
Two rounds to go and there is still plenty on the line for all the W-League teams bet it the premiership, ladder positioning, a finals place or state pride.
Brisbane Roar survived a strong challenge from Western Sydney Wanderers to claim a 2-1 win at Campbelltown Stadium and move into second place in the Westfield W-League, two points off leaders Perth Glory.