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Nov 23, 2009   |  5:43PM AET

Help Shape Melbourne Sporting History

Help Shape Melbourne Sporting History

The Melbourne Heart Syndicate has moved one step closer to revealing the name of the Hyundai A-League’s newest football club after polls closed in the Herald Sun’s landmark ‘Name the Team’ competition.

The Melbourne Heart Syndicate has moved one step closer to revealing the name of the Hyundai A-League’s newest football club after polls closed in the Herald Sun-s landmark ‘Name the Team- competition.

Votes are now being tallied to ensure the public has its say in the decision making process and helps to decide the club’s final name.

Following a staggering response to the first stage of the competition, the Heart Syndicate was faced with the difficult task of processing hundreds of applications and whittling down the suggestions to four final options.

After much deliberation, the Melbourne Heart Syndicate selected the following nominees – each recognised for their inventiveness, longevity and relevance to Victoria – poised to make their way into Australian football folklore.

1/ Sporting Melbourne F.C
Melbourne is renowned as the sporting capital of Australia, and it would only be fitting to recognise this status in the title of the city-s newest team.

2/ Melburnians
With city pride on the line each time the team takes to the field, the club will strive to represent and compete in the spirit of all Melburnians.

3/ Melbourne Revolution
A new team, a new name, a new philosophy. The A-League-s latest expansion club will seek to redefine football in Victoria.

4/ Melbourne Heart F.C
With the grassroots football community at its heart, Melbourne-s new A-League team aims to become the people-s club.

The Melbourne Heart Syndicate would like to thank the Herald Sun, and all members of the public who voted for helping to shape sporting history.