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belaguttman last won the day on October 16

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  1. R3 vs Wellington Phoenix AAMI Park Saturday 21/10 5:35pm

    The side that we field has to be the best 11 players who can play the tactical game plan. I suspect that Wazza will be keener on a more possession-based game against Nix who doesn't keep the ball as well as the visit0rs. He's said that the team have trained to play a variety of formations that presumably reflect a variety of styles so I wouldn't be surprised if the formation, tactics and lineup were all different
  2. R3 vs Wellington Phoenix AAMI Park Saturday 21/10 5:35pm

    Yes, this is a real danger game for us in that it's going to be a true test of our mentality. If JVS was still here I'd bet my house on us losing this one. Now, I'm not sure
  3. City tactics 2017-18

    try here
  4. City tactics 2017-18

    No, he's saying that Wazza came up with a game plan that nullified the visit0rs' key players and Muscunt couldn't correct. That gave them the majority of possession but not meaningful possession. We controlled space but not the ball, and controlled space without sacrificing our shape and so stayed compact.
  5. City tactics 2017-18

    I found this interesting analysis of our team tactics for the derby
  6. Spud of the Match - Rd 2 vs Melbourne Victory

    Horrible visual I certainly wouldn't penetrate Broxham, nor would I encourage Fitzy
  7. R2 Etihad Derby 14 October 7:50pm

    I agree that possession on its own means nothing other than you can't score without any possession. I also don't think that 15 passes is a magic formula or even that it'll work for us either, but the point was that it's also about structure and movement with and without the ball. Our problem has always been poor structure and poor movement with and without the ball.
  8. R2 Etihad Derby 14 October 7:50pm

  9. Marcin Budzinski

    My hope is that we'll adapt our style to the opponent. The derby and the smurfs FFA Cup game are the only times we've used this counter-attacking style
  10. R2 Etihad Derby 14 October 7:50pm

    Possession is important, losing possession is dangerous.There's a video somewhere here of Pep talking about 15 passes before an attack, those 15 passes are to allow time for movement off the ball in order to position defenders to counter the impact of losing the ball and to position attackers. We were doing neither of these latter two things, just playing meaningless possession. There are risks and opportunities with every style, the risk with direct long passes is that our attackers are poorly positioned to create an overload and our defenders need to sit quite deep in order to stay compact. We could see that last night where we spent much of the match defending our box. It worked last night but we really need to mix our styles, remember last season where everyone worked out how to play us after Round 3
  11. Welcome Ross McCormack

    I'm impressed with McCormack so far, the problem is that he's such a different type of striker from Bruno that our buildup play needs to be quite different. It would be ideal if we could find a way to keep him for the season and play him with Bruno
  12. R2 Etihad Derby 14 October 7:50pm

    Yes, the 'unlosable' game.... Hopefully, we continue to show the same determination and discipline. If we can win away in Adelaide and at least draw with the smurfs then I'll start to #believe
  13. R2 Etihad Derby 14 October 7:50pm

    I don't want to sound like a prophet of doom but we've all been here before and it's early days...
  14. Wazza Watch (heading for a pre xmas exit)

    yes, he nearly teared up
  15. R2 Etihad Derby 14 October 7:50pm

    Yes, CCM are playing flowing possession football, we are playing like Arnold's CCM