My Perfect XI
The former Brisbane Roar skipper who was Ange Postecoglou’s go-to guy during their historic success has a few surprises here
His impact and presence on the pitch was a massive advantage for Melbourne Victory. His playing capabilities were excellent, from decision making, defensive effort and ballplay in starting attacks or controlling the tempo. He was also aggressive and even scored goals. Millsy was an all-rounder centralmidfielder who could also play as a defender.
In his time with Western Sydney Wanderers, his football brain, intelligence and ability to be able see and create was amazing. He was technically unbelievable and his range of passing was superb.
As a central defender, when you’re faced with a player who has speed, intelligence to run behind the line and off the shoulder, he was difficult to mark. At Brisbane, we always tried to play a high line, but Archie made my job very hard. Additionally his scoring ratio to chance was high and always a threat in the game.