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Everything posted by mattyh001

  1. geelong just scored, fucking bring it !!!!
  2. just got home and can't wipe the smile off the face !!!! thought we had more than enough chances to have buried them earlier, but it didnt matter if it was 2-1 or 6-0. a win is a win. back to back plates baby 😍
  3. well that is a great result for us. still disappointing if we dont take the league tomorrow. considering everything, frustrating we've dropped points at certain points
  4. WU up 1-0 after 10. Adelaide back level after 14 at 1-1. should WU get up, if we don't win tomorrow then that's a 3rd place finish. given where we stood before the Glory game, a 3rd place finish would be bitterly disappointing. dont know if i have ever cheered so hard for Adelaide Toper Stanley injured too - looks like a hammy.
  5. we've picked up 22 points from 12 games (6 wins fwiw) they have 13 points from 12 away games (4 wins). take that how you like
  6. given our goal difference, either a win or 2 draws gets us the plate. that said, it'd be so good to celebrate the lifting of the trophy pregame Monday. so fucking fire up cunts. oh and no Bruno for them ....
  7. given we are ahead on points, goal difference and play later tonight i just dont think it is as valuable as maybe 2 or 3 weeks ago.
  8. wasnt meaning (and dont want) to. is it just me or does any else not care if Newcastle win or draw - they just need to get a result?
  9. 1-1 thanks to a goal from Elsey. not over yet find it interesting that there are Ukrainian flags on the corner posts.
  10. fucking get in - well done Kuol 😁
  11. thought it was for a ball just over the goal line, but yeah ffs then of course the near miss with the VAR on the Geelong pen. was shitting bricks for a hot minute
  12. i've said this before, plenty of banana peels out there. Brisbane proved that tonight. in so many ways its great we are the ones with the points tucked away.
  13. i think you are completely right TBH regarding the derby. the team lower on the table has always risen for the game as a way of proving itself. as poor as we were (particularly in the first half), you could say the same as them (again, particularly in the first half). we won two games by 13-0 and should have won the third last season. they have had something to prove. second goal was absolutely Glover's fault; should have caught and left himself at the mercy of the Gods by coming so far off his line only to punch. blaming him for the first is way too harsh. Jamo gave him a hospital pass - he was fucked either way given the quality of their forward line. Come off your line and risk a pen, stay on your line you give them control with yourself stranded / teammates flat footed thanks to Jamos fuck up. in other words, we play them twice without winning and PK fails to learn anything / deviate from plan. surprise fucking surprise. it's great when the plan is working. the problem in football (as in life) is that you can't still long term / afford to develop a comfort zone. other teams change their style and you have to know when and where to adjust
  14. sadly the two teams from Geelong don't play each other again during the regular season. we are certainly vulnerable im the race to the plate, but then again so is everyone else. WU have been very poor recently, and I can't see them winning all of their last 5. the other mob have three possible banana skins in the smurfs, Macarthur and the Nix (and the Nix is the only home game there). the other thing that plays into our hands IMO is the form line of many aleague teams has been very up and down. we give the smurfs a canning only to lose last night (and to be frank, our first 45 was by far worst 45 all season). the smurfs beat the Mariners 5-0 last night after the midweek game against us. you could go on and on about the last two months alone. the fact we only have two regular season games left could be a blessing.
  15. our pressure is great, just our final third play is too slow or let down by too many poor first touches
  16. can certainly see what you are saying, and frankly the team who goes first passed the post in the league should be champs i think you are right that maybe the FFA Cup / Australia Cup could always be discussed as the natural end to the season. you could have the final finish off the season, with the semis and quarters nicely wedged in there so people align the "finals" like feel of the Cup with the league. of course as per my point about the Aussie market (paragraph below), would that take the Aussie media away from the aleague (more than the Aussie media already shits on the aleague) the big question for is what market(s) are we trying to sell our game / product to? us die hard football fans might hate what the finals series represents, but if that's how we get the broader Aussie audience then we have to give the finals some credence. the champions league, the world cup, etc., all end their comps as knockouts. add to the champions league that most National FA's have a Cup that bookends the end of a domestic (and by consequence Continental) season. having a season ending final (or final series) is not that far removed IMO from the rest of the world. crucify if you must too, in a non covid impact world / season / environment the finals series is a money spinner. and don't get me wrong i hate that we get slugged bullshit prices during finals despite the fact we buy memberships that help week in week out regardless if our club plays like shite or wins the league. perhaps i'm just trying to see both the pros and cons of ditching finals edit: for the record, i'm a massive fan of the aleague growing to either 14 team comp (that naturally fits a 26 league season) or to 16 teams (with 30 games) followed up with a second division with 10-12 teams. would easily enable a stronger national reserves / under 20s comp as it could run longer and be separated nicely from a logistics / costs point of view (north south, etc). at that point a cup system could out way the need for finals (particularly as we would have relegation / promotion playoffs too). not sure how easily funded that would be in the current economic conditions given covid.
  17. thought it was staged at first but then heard the afters. certainly popcorn worthy
  18. TTDIM: the bitch slap from Will Smith on Chris Rock.
  19. Stoked with the result. I wonder with Colakovski if his performance last night reflects a lack of game time (and a result, low confidence)? He looked off.
  20. option 3 was my understanding but could be wrong. also doesnt help having two finals bound teams in the ACL group stage. completely understand and agree but no easy fix - people will be unhappy one way or the other (if only we had player x playing but for the number max, etc). FFA have to make a decision one way or another.
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