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  1. Same tickets, same seats. If you were eating food, needs to be the same. Even if you were having a piss at the 22nd minute, you'll need to start the game with your dick out.
    14 points
  2. Well he’s actually very good, calm and a clever player.
    9 points
  3. Just wanted to point out that when O'Neill plays we rarely lose..... 2022/23 Played: 10 Games | 9 Wins, 1 Draw, 0 Losses | 0% Loss Rate Did Not Play: 1 Game | 1 Loss | 100% Loss Rate 2021/22 (incl Finals) Played: 21 Games | 12 Wins, 6 Draws, 3 Losses | 14% Loss Rate Did Not Play: 8 Games | 3 Wins, 2 Draws, 3 Losses | 38% Loss Rate Most important player in the team.
    8 points
  4. Went to this game with my 19 yo son. We're never usually near the first rows as we're GA but this time we booked four back. The people in front moved because of full sun and left us there to an almost empty Bay 11. Brilliant because at the end we had Bos, Talbot, Galloway come up to chat with us and Jamo gave my son a high five. My son plays as a left back in our local club so he was rapt that he could talk to all the full backs. Stayed for the women's game too
    7 points
  5. Remarkably good weekend considering we had a poor result. We're actually in a stronger position vs CCM and no worse vs WSW. Nix quietly creeping into contention and pretty much level with WSW. They will be there or thereabouts at the end of the seadon. A good footballing side who are particularly strong in front of their own fans. Our away win there now looks particularly creditable.
    5 points
  6. Get in Adelaide. Wooden spoon again for the nicest fans in the league.
    5 points
  7. It's a bit of a juggling act as you want the juniors to gain experience but you also want the seniors to also get match time just in case there is an injury and to also keep them happy. It's one of a few things that I'm liking about Rado compared to PK is that he's willing to use his bench and give them the responsibility to continue the good work from earlier. He's also not a micro manager from the sidelines which I reckon the team is responding to as they seem to play with more freedom and enjoyment. And the tactics appear closer to City philosophy although maybe that's just my view.
    5 points
  8. So obvious now under this coach that we are looking and daring to play in between the lines through midfield. On several occasions now I see the players looking to play forward rather than just back to the CBs in the past. Love it. Next to JMAC then!
    5 points
  9. 5 points
  10. 4 points
  11. My take: - credit to Brisbane, they knew if they tried to outplay us they would cop it raw, so they focused on defending and did so really well. - overall we played alright, but damn we need to make sure we finish if we get even the slightest sniff on goal. We are great at getting the ball from defence to attack (frighteningly quickly sometimes), but we seem to over think when we're on the attack. We take one too many passes and/or wait wait for the perfect opening. Just pull the trigger! - The last two games have shown that if they park the bus, we won't score. I imagine we are going to be seeing lot more of that for the rest of the season. We need to work on more attacking options. -I was very drunk so I my perspective may not be the most accurate.
    4 points
  12. Probably the best I've seen us play without taking all 3 points. For a team sitting 3rd or whatever and at home, i thought WSW were pathetic. Guess the result is the only thing that matters in the end but they were totally shithouse, as the stats prove. And contrary to the commentary, their defence was woeful. No structure or skill; just a bunch of big blokes sitting deep and trying to fill up space. Then hopefully get a long ball out and pray Borello outsprints his opponent. If people think Rudan is a good coach, they're clueless. Any other day and we could have put 6 past them.
    4 points
  13. Another good performance saw 7 players earn votes, however this was our most concentrated round yet with over 80% going to just two players. Marco Tilio was dominant, receiving two votes from all but 1 voter for a season high score of 27. Maclaren was a regular feature as well with 9 votes for his efforts, while Good (2) and Lam, O'Neill, Leckie and Lam all received a bit of recognition with 1 vote each. Wun Gae. 2 votes to Marco Tilio, 1 vote to Jamie Maclaren Leaderboard after 11.23 games No major moves, Tilio retains his 3rd placing but breaks away from the main cluster and is within touching distance of both the top two now. Maclaren is starting to make his move up the ladder jumping into the top 5. 7. Tom Glover 6. Mathew Leckie 5.5. Marco Tilio 3. Jordan Bos 2.5 Jamie Maclaren 2. Valon Berisha 2. Richard Van Der Venne 1. Curtis Good 0.5 Thomas Lam 0.5 Nuno Reis
    4 points
  14. It needed a points deduction. My logic is this. This sort of behaviour is best eliminated from any club if fans self-police behaviour. Fines and/or punishments of individual offenders won't achieve this. But if fans know that flare throwing, for example, would lead to them losing points, other fans would be much more inclined to exclude or identify problem individuals.
    4 points
  15. Storm the pitch if we lose. Force another replay
    4 points
  16. Bos progressed well under PK but Tilio not so much. Since the world cup where he was coached by Arnold and mentored by the other senior players plus under Rado, he has stepped up several notches. It would be ideal if both could have a training session at Man City though.
    4 points
  17. Too hard to call. And certainly an honourable mention to Lacroix.
    4 points
  18. We seem to have got our recruitment very right this year johnno. All three of our overseas recruits, Berisha, VDV and Lam, have all been excellent acquisitions. Worth saying because getting it right often goes almost uncommented! And you're right that Lam is the sort of player who doesn't get rave reviews, but is essential to a good team.
    4 points
  19. What a shame with all the apl bullshit how it's overshadowed how dominant and fun this team is to watch.
    4 points
  20. Geez the Wellington post game is a tough watch. They just spent 5 minutes saying how hard done by the nix were considering they dominated the game and that Zawada could have had a hattrick. I must have watched a different game
    4 points
  21. proper good game, boys are looking good all over the park.
    4 points
  22. What a win! Loved it. I’m more happy for Nabbout, he actually did something right for a very long time.
    4 points
  23. 4 points
  24. Haha we should probably ask…so where have you been Johnno?
    4 points
  25. As if we didn't know, Victory are the toxic locus of everything wrong with the A League. Entitled, indebted, two faced and violent. They've traded on a 'the league needs us' mentality, supported by their media fan base, whilst running up debts despite the biggest fan base and strong commercial income. Spending beyond their means to buy success, whilst failing to invest long term in youth development. Fans engaged in organised violence across their youth team, women's and senior men's matches over many years. Honestly think we have to wonder whether we would be better off without them.
    4 points
  26. Really need to capitalise on the draws this round and get the win tomorrow. CCM, WSW, and Nix all only got a point.
    3 points
  27. They also have an attitude problem of thinking they are top shit, "best fans" most successful blah blah blah. Perhaps this attitude has led to the complacency and poor direction their club has been in for the past 4 or so seasons. Seems they also try and rely heavily on big name players as you have pointed out that their academy is virtually non existent. They really are currently a rudderless ship moving in no particular direction and just bragging about past success... Apart from the FFA cup they won last season they haven't lifted a significant trophy since 2018. Quite frankly they deserve to be where they are, and it's especially pleasing given how much shit they have hung on us all these years!
    3 points
  28. A frustrating draw where we dominated still saw a solid voter turnout although a much smaller pool of players received recognition than previous weeks. Richard Van Der Venne is our first unanimous MOM with a maximum possible 18 votes, Lam came in second with 4, just ahead of Tilio with 3, and lastly O'Neill with 2. O'Neill is just the second player this season to score recognition in 4 consecutive games, although he is the first to not actually get an official vote from such a run. WSW Draw. 2 votes to Richard Van Der Venne, 1 vote to Thomas Lam. Leaderboard after 12.23 games Van Der Venne moves into 4th place with his third polling game, while Lam ends up on top of the centre back shuffle. 7. Tom Glover 6. Mathew Leckie 5.5 Marco Tilio 4. Richard Van Der Venne 3. Jordan Bos 2.5 Jamie Maclaren 2. Valon Berisha 1.5 Thomas Lam 1. Curtis Good 0.5 Nuno Reis
    3 points
  29. Absolutely, my point, though is that the replacements in his position are less effective, lessening the effectiveness of the team. We should be giving our JMac successor more game time now so that he's ready to step up
    3 points
  30. Sure, but if its just for a game or two then we can make do. If Jmac goes down with something more serious, then we can use the injury replacement rules to bring in a more credentialed striker for a more appropriate amount of money.
    3 points
  31. What i think should be highlighted is that the WSW goal was very good. They played it out from the back quickly and incisively. The ball into Najjarine and then the weight of the pass he played was excellent. These are the sort of goals that should be recognised, even when they go against your team, as they demonstrate that the A-league has moments of real quality. For that reason I don't feel hard done by with the result. I'd much rather yesterday's game than have drawn because of a blunder at the back or a lucky deflection.
    3 points
  32. I have mostly good memories of Melbourne Heart.
    3 points
  33. Reckon it was a cross, but don't care it was a ball in that was begging to become a goal.
    3 points
  34. Rado also talked in a recent presser about allowing the players more freedom and responsibility in terms of attacking. What we are starting to see is the potential of the best squad of players in the league with an astute coach ...
    3 points
  35. @n i k oI have not found a specific example. I think that if you read the basic Rule 7 of the game an abandoned match is to be replayed unless the competition rules or the organisers determine otherwise. That said, what actually happens varies around the world according to the rules of the local Football Association. I do know of one match in England that was abandoned at half-time with the score at 0-0 because of crowd trouble (from both sets of supporters), and the English F.A. ruled that the match would not be replayed and the final score was deemed to be 0-0. This has been a sorry episode, and I don't resile from the view that everyone involved with the Derby was not prepared properly, especially given APL's announcement of the Grand Final deal with New South Wales. From a personal point of view I think Victory should be handed a 0-3 defeat, on the basis that as a club they have a history of misbehaviour by their supporters. I also think Glover should be sanctioned for what could only be described as a foolish action. IMO going forward clubs have got to take more responsibility for both players and fans. And if Football Australia and APL don't have rules in place to cover this sort of incident then they need to move quick smart to do so.
    3 points
  36. Rado is beginning to grow on me. https://melbournecityfc.com.au/videos/id/press-conference-rado-vidosic-13-1-23/6318579517112 . He's certainly more articulate than PK but I'm getting the feeling that he's got softer hands on the tiller whilst still maintaining the course. It's good to hear a coach talking about the squad as a whole whilst saying "If it ain't broke - don't fix it."
    3 points
  37. @Mr MOI checked up with the club on that. The article that was published after the Sydney FC rule transgression was misleading and is just another example of how communications could be improved with fans. The rule states that a club can have 7 substitutes on the bench provided a minimum of 3 U-23 players eligible to play for Australia are included in the matchday squad. It doesn't matter whether they are on the bench or not. So Sutton, Gomulka, Bos and Tilio were all in the squad and thus we complied with the rule.
    3 points
  38. hahahahaha fucking Leo Lecrioux. we should build him a statue at Casey
    3 points
  39. That was like when you put FIFA on easy This is going to be a massacre
    3 points
  40. How so? Are we turning Gosch’s Paddock into an open dog park?
    3 points
  41. Here we go again. No it’s not. People tend to look a bit further than just paper stats. For example a penalty and a tap-in isn’t viewed the same as a match winning GK performance. But yeah, the team is performing well, personally for me Leckie and O’Neill are the absolute stand outs so far.
    3 points
  42. Seriously, this is the real sadness. We play a good standard of football, and our crowds are not bad. IMO our current squad could hold its own in EFL League 1. As far as the League is concerned we've just gone from bad with FA to worse with APL. And for CFG we deserve a lot better than we're getting - at the very least we should be playing a couple of other CFG clubs per season.
    3 points
  43. Yep, and convincingly. The fact that we can have a full strength starting XI with Nabbout, Nuno Reis and Jamieson resigned to the bench (with Berenguer to come back in as well) is crazy good. I think the only "deficiency" is RB where Talbot is a clear downgrade from Atkinson but equally, he's been consistent and has strong competition/cover in Galloway. Can't wait to earn our home grand final.
    3 points
  44. Very much improved this season. At least one incident per game still but they haven’t resulted in goals. I hate when people say, “where are all the haters now” as he was just not very good last season and lost us points.
    3 points
  45. To much annoyance of most here when I expressed myself about PK, I’ve said that most coaches will do well with our resources and a team like this, credit to Rado for doing just that.
    3 points
  46. That'll do nicely. Willing to say that I entirely misjudged Rado here, so far.
    3 points
  47. 3 points
  48. Fuck I wish I could just work 4 weeks of a 3 year contract and still get paid for it all ffs.
    3 points
  49. Heard he is now full time barista in the Germano Treatment Centre
    3 points
  50. I think he’s been good. I must have been watching different games to everyone else. He needs a goal to lift confidence as he’s missed a few reasonable chances but I think the midfield is functioning well and looks balanced. He often makes himself available which means that even when he doesn’t receive it he’s pulling the opposition around. His work rate is high and he plays some nice passes. I’d expect he still has another level to go to…..but for comparison it took Berenguer a season and a half to look like he could actually do anything.
    3 points
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