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Everything posted by bt50

  1. FWIW i dont even necessarily think we need to change our style of play per se, not in the entirety. But we need to have another string to our bow to throw in every five minutes or so, so that we're not so bloody predictable. Its way too easy to defend when you know what the opposition are going to do every single time.
  2. Whilst i'm as down in the dumps about last night and some of the cup games as anyone, youve overlooked a relatively impressive win over Welly in the middle there. IMO we need to get out of this arrogant mentality that we can just 'be patient' and eventually the goal will open up for us. Its boring, and very easy for opposition teams to defend when we don't keep them guessing. No one wants to see Aloisi style long ball as a new game plan, but we need to pump a few through behind the lines just to keep opposition guessing a bit.
  3. I reckon ive been to over 150+ City/Heart games, and that one was definitely up there with the worst. Boring, stagnant football where we insisted on trying to walk the ball into the net, to not even get anywhere close i might add. You wouldn't find Harry Potter at AAMI Park last night, because Callum Talbot the Dementor sucked the life and enjoyment out of everything he touched and the tempo that came from the mids and wingers was utterly non-existent. Jamie Young literally the only player that can remotely hold himself high after that, and i would hope that there's serious alarm bells ringing internally. They were no good whatsoever imo, we made them look half decent with an almost impressively lazy performance at this level.
  4. London Tavern is good for something a bit different.
  5. Eh i think this is a perfectly reasonable punt type signing to take. I dont think we'd have a wealth of cap space left, so a loanee makes sense, and at very least at one point in the last 5 years he was highly rated enough by Corinthians to put him on exorbitant wages. Will either flop and cost us very little, in a place that we have decent depth in already, or he'll fire and be a gun. Can't lose on this one imo.
  6. Rightfully imo, i think most of our fan base is more focused on the ACL next week. Not to mention this isnt a fixture we should lose in a month of Sundays.
  7. If we draw this game we prob don't deserve to get out of the group tbh. Easiest of the six fixtures, and a must win first up.
  8. I don't particularly agree tbh, or at least not in such a black and white terms. The capped nature of the A League means that its particularly difficult for A League teams to keep their best players the following season and actually have a go at the champions league. Generally, the teams that go to champions league from Australia tumble down the table in that season they play in that comp, from a combination of travel, small squads and that their best players have just departed after winning a trophy. I do agree that the A League does get humbled a little bit in the ACL and shows where we sit relative, but i also think the A League is a deeper and more competitive league than most of the other Asian leagues, it just doesnt have the money-bags clubs that can spend to keep/obtain the very best players in the region, which are obviously what the rest of the teams in that comp are.
  9. About right. I think we'll be still hoping to sign another mid, an 8 type to push Antonis and Lopane to the bench, and another CB or RB depending on what the view Souprayen as. The CB situation might be fairly fluid though, depending on whether good is staying or reis is being considered as a starter.
  10. Thats the pot not the group.
  11. I back us to turn Antonis around. Nabbout 2.0, mark my words.
  12. Blank Space was off the album 1989, which was the year Souprayen was born...
  13. I understand we all might have a different perspective here, but by subbing a defender on when behind in a gf you're effectively giving up. And i think from that perspective, and from the perspective of the team before the individual, then almost the best possible tribute to Jamos legacy given the scenario was to stick to the principles that man was largely responsible for introducing and overseeing a seismic cultural shift at the football club.
  14. Disagree. I think its more insulting to give him some sort of charity minutes when we are chasing the game in a final. Would fly against every thing that champion has stood for in his time at the club.
  15. Obviously people picked Option 2 as it means they dont have to take a day off work on the Friday, but jesus christ, way to suck all the fun out of the whole experience. You'd get virtually no pre-game, scrambling to get your gear to a hotel before kickoff, and then youd have to be hungover af on a bus all day Sunday. Fizzer. I was kinda hoping they'd split it and do a coach or more of each tbh.
  16. Yes, but i didn't action it once they announced option 2 was the successful one. That's way too much bus in two days and very little buildup
  17. Wouldnt latch on to that too hard just yet, but irrespective of age he'd be a great get coming straight out of a 30 appearance Premier League season. Not sure how exactly we'd fit him in cap/marquee wise though.
  18. Not many at all of people ive spoken to are attending. I think active will be non-existent and a lot of regulars will boycott in protest of the grand final decision.
  19. Suspect more so than anyone our fans will genuinely boycott this game. 3-4k max, with a decent chunk of that being made up from freebies to local clubs
  20. Ive got no issue with the decision to retake the pen in of itself, but it is extremely annoying when its the first time theyve decided to look at it all year.
  21. Hes a very good signing imo and will be an asset. Quick, tall, good with the ball. Bos will be the hardest one to replace because full backs of that calibre are rare, and worth their weight in gold when teams park on you. Youre hardly going to use a marquee slot on that sort of position, but as we've seen all year, we are strong across the board and we'll make it work.
  22. Get exactly what we deserve imo. The Vic government has repeatedly not come to the party when it comes to football, whether its friendlies or internationals so we don't deserve to host the big tickets when they come here.
  23. I think Brillante is past it tbh. He was absolute rolled gold for us at the time but imo hes had a fairly steep drop off this season, and tbh hes collected half the clubs in the league now. Pass.
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