VIDEO: A-League season launch

Ange Postecoglou has praised the passion of Melbourne Victory fans ahead of Friday night's Melbourne Derby.

Ange Postecoglou has praised the passion of Melbourne Victory fans ahead of Friday night's Melbourne Derby.

Speaking at today's Hyundai A-League season launch, Postecoglou said: "We've got already 17,000 people who have signed up to be our members sight unseen, so that's how much passion and commitment there is towards this football club".

See behind-the-scenes of today's launch and hear more of what Postecoglou had to say in the video above.