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  1. 23 minutes ago, Torn Asunder said:

    I feel for him. The ref was a knob and did nothing about the abuse he copped during the game ... its a shame that the best players in the league cop the Matt Simon treatment ... he really should have just stuck to having a crack in German ... hopefully it's just a few weeks


    I agree. He's too good for this pathetically run league. Once upon a time we used to look after our great creative players.

    Arslan gets no protection at all from the refs. No doubt he'd be thinking why the fk do i bother? He should just pack up and go somewhere where he can get the respect he deserves. 

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  2. 57 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

    Merry Christmas everyone.

    Regrettably I had a bad fall a few days ago, and went down like a ton of bricks. Dislocated my left shoulder which had to be reset under anaesthetic. Possibly other injuries as well but nothing catastrophic discovered so far.

    I have to take a break - hahaha - at least for several weeks whilst I recover and get the use of my arm back again. I regret having to leave @malloy as the only remaining active Moderator, and I would be most grateful if someone could step up and keep the goals and attendances up to date. At the moment typing is difficult with my arm in a sling.

    I am out of hospital - sometimes innovative answers to question are required to escape the clutches of the medicos, and it's wonderful to breathe fresh air again - and back home being tended by my lovely wife. I may not be able to go to a game for the remainder of the season but will be watching the lads and the Forum closely.

    When I fell my head hit the concrete but if there had something else there on the way down I would not have this second chance. So I must take it.

    All the very best to you all, and to your families. Please take care, each and every one of you.


    Sorry to hear JW, awful news especially this time of year.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  3. 4 minutes ago, Bannon said:

    There 2nd goal was very telling bloke ran from halfway without a tackle at all which resulted in a goal

    How many times from a goalkick did we allow a Macarthur player to run straight down the middle of the pitch into their front half with no one near them? Recall at least 5 times, in a straight line. It was like we parted the red sea for them to come straight through.

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  4. 4 hours ago, Mr MO said:

    I’m all for criticism and debating other people’s opinion.

    Please tell us from a football perspective why this match doesn’t deserve any criticism?

    I’ll go first.

    I’m glad we got the win and we needed it. Sydney’s press was poor and they didn’t follow through with it on key positions which was welcome. Sahki much improved as Caceras couldn’t muscle him of the ball. We look to play more direct going forward, the 2-0 was good example. Reis was switched on despite missing target on some long balls. Lolley off target practice helps us. Would have won 3 or 4 if Talbot and JMAC can bring better field play and can cause less turn overs with ball on feet. Jakolis less wasteful with some good moves. Arslan with a broken toe still deserved a start. Young’s footwork doesn’t suit us. Lopane showed he’s a midfield player not a winger. Natel on right is better than on the left, he’s got football smarts.

    Hang on, where did i say the game doesn't deserve criticism? 

    If you're looking for me to debate you, I won't as i agree with most of your assessment.

    My rant came from a deep disappointment from seeing the same negative commentary time and time again from the one poster. I'm not asking for every single comment to be all rosy, but f me all i get when i jump on here is the same, clouded, depressing commentary.

    Seriously if i want to feel down, I'd just watch the news instead.


  5. 1 hour ago, jw1739 said:

    Vidmar has a big task ahead of him. Dreadful match. So much low-percentage football from City and Sydney no better - in fact two goals worse is the measure of the difference between two low-quality squads. I'm now not surprised that Rado went to Petrillo and said that he was struggling with the squad. He may not be the best coach in the world but he didn't have much to work with really. The attendance reflects what the fans think of what they have to sit through.

    The three points are welcome but IMO it's going to be very much one match at a time. The high press and high % possession may be features of the "City way" but telegraphed passes, players consistently turning backwards, and lack of movement and pace are not. Good's miss was awful.

    I honestly don't know why you bother posting the rubbish you do now JW.

    Sadly the once insightful and fair commentary you were so well regarded for has long departed this forum, replaced with this continual whinging to the point i have to question if you actually watch any of the games anymore.

    It's suffocating reading your posts and I'd bet a huge reason why there's only about 10 people left on this forum.

    Sorry, had to say it, but calling that match dreadful is just pure crap.

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  6. Not sure about news, but looked like Talbot did his hamstring trying to hit that shot too hard.

    I'm not sure if we were more positive last night, perhaps their defence was a lot more porous than WU on Saturday which gave us more room to attack in. We could've been in trouble last night if they actually had any idea on how to attack. 

    But given the situation, it was a fantastic result and hope it gives the team more confidence in each other.

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  7. 2 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

    Quite frankly a fucking awful display overall. So negative, first instinct always to turn the ball backwards. Slow telegraphed passes. Little creativity and no penetration. Jakolis and Good the standout worsts. We're going no where but down with Rado. Going to take a lot to get people to turn up to see this rubbish for a whole season.

    I reckon this is crap JW. Feels to me like you're at a point with this club that even if we won 10-1 tonight, you'd still find criticism. 

    Wasn't the best display but f me it was panels better than that awful ACL night and i for one can see improvement.

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  8. Looked like to me that our coaching group hasn't bothered to change our playing style since last season. Even with a settled team who had all gelled last year, that style was all too predictable by the end of it.

    Now we're trying to use the same tactics with an 80% new team. The only thing unpredictable about it tonight was watching players run into each other, have shit touches and turn the ball over at the slightest hint of pressure. Throw in no genuine skillful and direct players like Bos and Tilio who could at least drive into the box, what you have is a very stagnant and ponderous team. It may work against shit A-League teams but not against teams like tonight. We have a lot of work to do.

    Proves to me our league would be lucky to compare to a Japanese 3rd tier. But hey what do you expect when your football governing bodies and such are only concerned about how many brown paper bags they can receive off the privileged clubs instead of actually focusing on how to improve the sport for everyone in this country.

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  9. Was definitely out coached.

    Unlike most of the Sydney media Silvera wankfest, i thought he was well beaten by Bos. Whether it was Monty or the forwards took it upon themselves, those wide midfielders/wingers switched sides and diver boy went to Bos's side and Silvera went to Reis and was then able to exploit a significant speed advantage.

    Rado had no answer when the obvious was get Talbot on asap. Also had no answer to aggressive marking job Tom Bellend did on Leckie.

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  10. 12 hours ago, bt50 said:

    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

    Exact same happened with us. 20 hours of bus in a 30 odd hour span was just too much. Would've been exciting for the first few hours but then.....

    Would've been different if option 1 was picked... Which tbh, i can't believe it wasn't...

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  11. On 08/05/2023 at 8:24 AM, bt50 said:

    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.

    What a sad disgrace 😓

    On 08/05/2023 at 12:30 PM, jw1739 said:

    Don't forget that the "new home" of the Women's team is under construction out there at La Trobe, and also the match between Australia and France in Melbourne on 14th July.

    I checked this out through the fence the other day. Looks awesome. Sadly, i hear that Victory will move in after the WC.

    Another fukn disgrace if it's true. 

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