Scott Jamieson has paid tribute to the Red and Black Bloc (RBB) after coming up against his old side Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday night.
Melbourne City and the Wanderers shared the points in a 1-1 draw at AAMI Park, with Jamieson playing the full 90 minutes for the home side.
The Auburn-born defender played 27 games for Wanderers from 2015–2016 and he admitted he was emotional after the game.
“It was pretty low-key in the build-up, but I’m not going to hide it, I’m a Western Sydney boy,” Jamieson said on Monday morning.
“I loved my time there and I said on Twitter last night I got a great reception from the fans which made me a bit emotional.
“I don’t really get that emotion, I get boos from the other teams, but I really enjoyed my time there and being a Western Sydney boy I feel that form of connection. I wanted to win which was disappointing.
“For me it was a bit emotional because I haven’t really had that reception from opposition fans, but maybe because I am a Western Sydney boy though.”
Jamieson explained the reason why he was in Melbourne was to stay with his brother, but admitted to FourFourTwo he enjoyed his football the most at Wanderers.
“For me, I’m not trying to say this because I’m a Western Sydney boy, but I loved my time at the Wanderers,” he said.
“It was something I didn’t really know it would affect me playing for my hometown club, being a part of that community, I loved every minute of it and I said it before I can’t speak highly of the staff there.
“I loved coming to training every day so it was a case where I have to say the Wanderers is where I enjoyed my football the most even though I didn’t play Socceroos compared to what I did in Perth Glory or Adelaide United.”
Also a special shoutout to the @wswanderersfc away section. I’ll always have a special affection for the fans and the club being a western sydney boy so thank you for the after game moment ❤️— Scott Jamieson (@ScottJamieson) November 12, 2017
City started the season well, but have now dropped points in their past two games against both Sydney sides.
But as City still sit in second, Jamieson said there were no concerns at all.
“We started the game really well against Wanderers, then we went behind, but we came back so it’s a real positive in itself,” the left-back said.
“Western Sydney are will be up there to say the least, I think with our last two games, we were right in the fight against Sydney FC until one moment in the second-half.
“We played really well on Sunday, we probably played our best game in terms of dominating it and being in control.”