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  1. Although it is no excuse for our poor performance, the refereeing last night was attrocious. Worthy of noting are the two yellow cards from Diamanti dives, where there was zero contact.
    6 points
  2. My first match attendance for the season, possibly my last, not because I don't want to come, I just don't know if I'll be in melbourne on match days so a preety disappointing performance.to witness. Positives: We didn't fade in the second half We had many shots on target that on any other night would have resulted in goals. It's early in the season. Negatives: There were two things missing in our game: goals, and intensity. Maclaren was well marked by Lacroix who was my MOTM It infuriated me to see how many of our players in the front third received the ball with their back to the goal and then played a back pass or were dispossessed. Too many first passes in attacking transition were backward. Too few forward runs and movement off the ball was poor and we were static. Nobody attacking the far post Too many diagonal balls into the congested half of the field Glover looked tentative and caught off his line again, luckily we didn't pay with a second goal I know that we played WU twice in pre-season but we looked predicable and they were well set up by lucky John to break down our play. Our combination play was poor, or predictable. We won't win a seciond Premiership with tonight's level of desire That didn't feel at all like a derby, more like we were playing Mariners, but good on WU for marshalling every single one of their supporters to the game.
    4 points
  3. I know that I'm a grumpy old man but I can't be bothered with all this shit just to get to see a home match of a club of which I have been a member continuously since day dot. When I bother to look at the coronavirus news it's full of people travelling interstate, going to family parties and reunions, weddings etc. - why it has to be so difficult to go to a match at AAMI Park is beyond me.
    4 points
  4. After the weekend I'm moving towards a more concerned opinion. There is something off. Can't exactly pin point it but there is definitely something that just doesn't feel right. Having said that I it isn't panick stations either. I'm fairly satisfied with personal although Glover looked a little insure, but overall I feel all players are below the desired level. Structurally we seem fine although so far Leckie doesn't fit exactly how I envisaged. Across the middle I thinking thats maybe was root cause. Not that the 3 of Berenguer O'neill and Metcalfe have been poor but none have excelled and collectively they haven't dominated. I'm really keen to see our response on Wednesday both on the pitch and from the bench, its now we need to start seeing exactly what kind of team we will be this season. Not worried but a little concerned.
    3 points
  5. And let's add for posterity how many games you think that should be?
    2 points
  6. Atkinson replaces Galloway, Pucciarelli replaces Berenguer Thats our best 11, it's all available. Play it
    2 points
  7. I think that Leckie has thrown last season's team game into disarray. He is out of form and just not connecting with the rest of the team. Unless the club was stupid enough to sign a contract that dictates that Leckie must start every game then he needs to be benched at least. Maybe it is time for him to have a few games at NPL level. And I prefer Atkinson to Galloway. Atkinson and Nabbout have a better understanding of each other.
    2 points
  8. I don't think things are as bad as they seem. They literally had one chance for the night and they took it. The best 2 players on the pitch was their CB and GK. Things are a little disjointed but we're not miles off like some are saying. Like last season it will take one game of it clicking and we will be on our way.
    2 points
  9. Out-coached? You're 1-0 down and you bring on just two substitutes, the second one at the 75-minute mark? And you don't replace either Leckie or Maclaren? That's more than being out-coached, that's plain dumb.
    2 points
  10. Not that I usually talk about the opposition, but fuck me Lacroix is a beast
    2 points
  11. You know lads that there's nothing worse than having to go to a shopping centre with your wife. I thought I'd done well this week avoiding that dreaded outing, but today I actually found something that's even worse. A Christmas Decoration Shop. We'd hardly got in the door when her eyes lit up like, well, a Christmas Tree, and at the rate that the items were going into the trolley I though we'd be bankrupted before the afternoon was over. I didn't realise that she had intended to save the entire Chinese trinket manufacturing industry in one afternoon. Finally we inched closer to the checkout and my sense of impending doom reached fever pitch. Then fortune at last swung my way - she needed to go to the toilet and ran out the door leaving me alone to face the bill that was coming. I had time to return half the items to the shelves and pay before she returned...and she didn't even notice what I'd done. And still doesn't. A bloke has to have a lucky break sometimes.
    2 points
  12. We're going to have to be better in front of goal.
    2 points
  13. Well, hopefully this goes better then Saturday. Can we please have Atkinson starting with the Italian and Frenchy plus Leckie to the bench? Thanks
    1 point
  14. That's too blindingly obvious to happen. I reckon PK will start with the same line-up as before.
    1 point
  15. Hmm. Not looking forward to the proper derby with any confidence right now. We're not clicking all over the field, and whilst we had the majority of the play and the chances last night, we were out thought. They had worked out how to defend against our structure, and whilst they didn't have as many chances, they pulled our defence out of shape enough to trouble us. Berenguer had one of his poor games, O'Neill struggled and Metcalf didn't have an outstanding game either. Leckie, as many have said (including me concerning previous games) isn't playing like an international or a marquee. What he should be doing was illustrated by Nabbout on the other wing, who is playing at his best and was a beast. Most of our best moves came from his work. We're off all over the pitch and we need to shuffle the pack. The obvious options are to bench Leckie and bring on Akka behind Nabbout (tough on Galloway but needs must). We need to hope Pucciarelli is ready soon, because Berenguer is inconsistent (last night got into lots of good positions then did nothing with the ball). Last season the key change appeared to be Nabbout's return to the squad, so hopefully this year Pucciarelli might have the same effect.
    1 point
  16. I think we're really out of sync at the moment and I include our CB pairing in that as well. Usually so reliable but i reckon they're just not there at the moment and in each game so far, they've been caught due to some iffy positioning.
    1 point
  17. Couldn't find a way through but not from lack of trying, some of our forwards are out of form making a new approach absolutely necessary, oh well
    1 point
  18. This one is on PK. Poor team selection.
    1 point
  19. Leckie is there on reputation only. Noone > Leckie
    1 point
  20. On form neither Leckie nor Jmac should be starting. Should have Atkinson on the right, Tilio on the left and Nabbout in the middle.
    1 point
  21. When Nabbout gets the ball, we get into positions and look dangerous, when it goes out to Leckie it's like the game stops. I don't think we have any idea what he is going to do. Atkinson needs to come on, his last full aleague game he was the best player in a GF. Either hook Leckie and tell him he hasn't been good enough, or Galloway and get that Akka and Nabbout combo going again
    1 point
  22. How was that goal by Mcnamara! A much improved second half from the goals after an even first 45 - in the end, deserved winners!
    1 point
  23. Pleased Tilio and Bos both had pretty solid second halves after not great first ones. Tilio has looked horribly out of form so not looking for him to light it up atm but thougt his work in the second half was a good step in the right direction. Stokes also the most comfortable he has looked, and Oresti moves like Luna darting all over the place.
    1 point
  24. TTIM: VicRoads sends me a licence renewal notice and includes a leaflet on organ and tissue donation. Are they trying to tell me something?
    1 point
  25. 1 point
  26. This is not going to be easy. Hume look better than South, and our line up isn't as strong. And to be fair the club Twitter came out with the news after the speculation had started...
    1 point
  27. 1 point
  28. I think a little perspective is needed. Okay we should not have dropped points after being 2 up with 20 to go, and then bing 1 up with a few left, but seriously when have we won away in Adelaide. I'm not suggesting Adelaide would consistently beat us but at home they always lift. After round 2 I'm completely at ease at where we are at, and by round round 10 I'm pretty confident we will continue to be in the drivers seat. We are going to have issues 100%, but to start discussions about players not up to it, or coaching team being poor is imo over reacting. A couple wins and the focus will be on how good we are. Perspective no one has ever won a championship in November.
    1 point
  29. Only in jest of course but he bettter do something about the goalkeeping situation
    1 point
  30. And Glover is still by a mile better. Obviously he fucked up tonight, but overall he still deserves to be our starting keeper.
    1 point
  31. Considering we had Birighitti and played Bouzanis ahead of him for an entire season, it's a pretty fair question. Clearly it's our weakest position (both starting, and as depth) and the history is there to show it's not a position we've particularly valued in the past.
    1 point
  32. Way too harsh imo
    1 point
  33. 0 points
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