Scott Jamieson believes Melbourne City mean business when it comes to winning the A-League title.There isn’t much Scott Jamieson hasn’t seen in his decade in the A-League, but after ticking off a big first on the weekend, he hopes a maiden A-League title can follow.
The Melbourne City left-back was named captain for the first time in his professional career on Friday night, when City beat Brisbane Roar 2-0.
Jamieson said it was “an honour” to take the armband, and even better to get the win.
But the 29-year-old is aching for a team-wide honour that has eluded him for his professional career.
Jamieson has played in four finals through his career, losing each one.
At Adelaide, Jamieson was part of the team that came up short in the 2008 Asian Champions League final and the 2009 A-League decider.
With Perth Glory, he came up short in the 2014 FFA Cup final against his former employers United.
In 2016, he felt the pain of another lost A-League grand final – against the Reds once more – with Western Sydney.
And so it is you can understand his burning desire to put that right this season as City hunt for another
“I don’t want to go throughout my career and say I didn’t win anything,” he told AAP.
“I’ve had four goes and I’ve fallen four times so winning this A-League title would be pretty bloody special.”
In many ways, Jamieson epitomises the City way under Warren Joyce; quietly going about the business.
Jamieson has been one of the league’s most consistent fullbacks, providing run and cover and the odd set piece, when required, of quality.
Like many other City players, he’s also been around the block.
Having been a part of five different A-League set-ups – with a stint in Sweden – Jamieson said what set his City team above was its single-mindedness.
“This team is one of the most cut-throat I’ve been a part of,” he said.
“It’s hard to get across in words. This team is really just about being successful.
“There’s good camaraderie around the team, this team is close – and don’t take this the wrong way – but we’re business-like.
“There are friendships but this team is about winning.
“We’ve got mutual respect and we want to win. And there’s real belief that we can.”
Australian Associated Press