Late in July this year Marcos Flores gave an interview to David Davutovic of the Herald Sun, and alongside it the newspaper printed a candid image of the Argentine. In the corner of the photo, there was an illustration, presumably drawn by a child. It may be in the shot by accident, or it may be a clever piece of composition on the photographer’s behalf, but all the same, the three words that adorn the drawing speak volumes about the typical relationship between Flores and the A-League fan. The three words are simply “We Love You”. It’s an appropriate way of summarizing exactly what the playmaker brings to the A-League as he returns for a second stint, this time with Melbourne Victory.
It’s hard not to like Marcos Flores. Humble off the pitch, he is explosive on it: bringing verve and creativity to Adelaide United, bringing electrifying technique and crowds to South Australia and around the country. In his first stint in Australia, he developed a reputation for classy style, characteristics that were just notable in his style of play. He is so dangerous with the ball, as capable of playing a killer pass or shot as he is of (...)