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Torn Asunder

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  1. I also think the football purest are just not into the Finals Series. Let's face it, we are champions. They've already given us a proper trophy recognised by FIFA and that gets us into the ACL. The blatant sting and cash grab for finals just doesn't sit well, especially given the cost of memberships, and like mentioned above the limited benefit you get for being a paid up member come finals. To me, if they did a proper Australian Cup, and timed it better throughout the season, that could be the final game of the year. It would be a lot more genuine, and I reckon worth paying for (rather than it being a dodgy pre-season fixture).
  2. I went to all home games this year, but not going to this one ... Very little reward for members (and I am a foundation one) ... Ive forked out decent money all year on the club ... really, should be better deals or tied into memberships ... for this game, for me to reserve my yearly seats for my family is $170 Feels like a hollow game, will be watching (and screaming at the TV ... i think its of Free to air) ... will be doing the lads a favour as they'll have a small crowd in Sydney if we make the GF Fuck Sydney. hope we pump them
  3. He was doomed to fail because he's not a good coach. Also, his style is not one suited to Europe ... maybe the English 3rd division
  4. There should be more value put on the Australian Cup, and that should be played in Sydney two weeks after the last game of the season (like the FA Cup at Wembley) They should also eventually have relegation / promotion playoffs at this time as well. That can be their festival of football. I cant get motivated about finals this year, without the hope of us playing at home in the finals cup final ... (as we are already league champions)
  5. As everyone starts to realise the current position of power that CFG hold. They have been patient in Melbourne, but now, our sustained success (like a juggernaut) will roll on. I've already had a Tard supporter whinge to me that the comp is now boring as we win too much 😝 You have to appreciate how they have created their position of power. Selfishly long may it continue for Melbourne City ...
  6. I need to watch the replay ... hearing that Harper was carrying on as per usual Its sort of funny that the tards had a bunch of ex City (Heart) guys running around for them and Bruno was probably their best When I look at our crowd and how many young kids are City supporters, I reckon in 10 years we will pass them in terms of support numbers (if we can continue being successful and producing Socceroos)
  7. Thank fuck for O'Neil. Also, Glover catching the ball at the end for that corner was sweet justice Really poor goal to concede at the end .... Jamo was too fired up and contributed to the turnover, but lazy defending to keep Kamau on side Bruno was fantastic for the Tards ... shame he's not ours any more ... Highlight for me was kicking some Tard supporters out of our seats after half time ... Venue security just shrugged their shoulders when I told them so I had to take matters into my own hands Man, I wish we'd stop shifting the ball sideways when we get in good attacking position ... channels open and are ignored ... seriously, run into the box and shoot you fools! Rebounds, deflections and scrambles can all make goals Also, Kamau should have been given a red card for his tackle ... it was probably the worst most blatant take down I've seen
  8. Heart soEd crowd. Not much active ... probably more Tard supporters ... boys looked sharp in warm-up ... Naboutt was really good with his shooting so 🤞🤞
  9. That article was incredibly dramatic. I do agree that the game should have been awarded to us. If the tards do happen to get something out of this one it will be a mighty injustice. I assume their active is still banned?
  10. The pressure is 100% on us for this one. How we go in this game is the true test as to whether Rado should be our coach. This includes the result. I say that as we've had games where we have dominated and not won. and he has been happy with the performance. Performance to a degree for this one is actually second to the result ... we simply have to win.
  11. Remember how dominant we were early on. Teams fully parked the bus and gave us complete attacking freedom and movement of ball in our defensive area. This allowed us to attack without fear and for the likes of Vandavere to have a free roll What's changed since the Victory loss is that teams press us much better, especially on throw ins. This means we have to work a lot harder all over the pitch, but this has also opened up more opportunities for opponents to score. To a degree this has been combated by playing two holding mids, but at the expense of attacking potential Early on in games we make chances still, but after about 15 or 20 minutes intensity levels even up and it becomes more of an arm wrestle For the first half of the season we had to do less defending, so we've probably been lax in training for defending set pieces All this coupled with injuries to key players means we've lost our air of invincibility ... other teams have caught up and are finishing stronger If like to see us be a bit more tactical at times and maybe try on occasion to set up for counter attacks I do think if JMac can find his touch again we'll finish top,but it's gonna be a close thing
  12. I see us playing our normal game and if we can score early (no doubt we'll make chances), we'll win no probs JMac is due
  13. Tough to watch. The ref was.shite. Very one sided affair Rado needed some changes earlier JMac.should have come off and Tillio or Naboutt to striker
  14. Great lesson for Tillio against Ecuador. He was up against a world class defender who gave him ZERO time and space. He was still able to have a few touches. but because of the intense pressure, when his one or two good opportunities came to create something positive, he was too rushed, or missed the opportunities. At that level, you have to make your chances count
  15. He was immense for the Socceroos ... cannot see us being able to hold on to this guy ... he's ready for overseas.
  16. If we did away with our yips in front of goal we'd have won that game 3 times over ... especially if we scored first. They parked the bus, and welded up shop like in Mad Max 2. Our issue at the moment is not tactics. Its squad depth and player availability through injury, and like i said ... the yips in front of goals!! The big problem is that these problems could cost us the plate as Adelaide and WSW look to be on a hot streak ... the tards are also on the mend, so our catch up game against them could be difference (so it becomes the only thing they have to play for ... gonna be huge). Be great is we grabbed a proven striker on an injury loan ...
  17. We have seen Melbourne City play very differently under Rado ... more responsibility to the players, subs, player rotation, changed tactics and formations. much more attractive attacking football. To me the games have been highly entertaining, and even our losses and draws could have (should have) been wins. PK was one dimensional and we did well because of the players he had, and the resources at his disposal, despite his lack of tactical nous. He was a fackn horror show to watch at times during match day with his sideline antics, and his tactics and lack of subs killed me. Go back and watch his pressers, compared to Rados ... that tells you everything you need to know I've said it before, I think PK would make a great coach (not manager) ... he'd probably be a decent asset to the Socceroo setup In terms of his French experience, I hate to say it, but it was always doomed
  18. I thought it was a pretty decent game to watch tactically ... Brisbane played very well to their game plan of ultra defence. We were a little less risk taking with our attacks, but still created chances. Jamo was really good as our second holding mid ... having two holding mids seems to combat the press on throw ins. Brisbane were hard to break down, and really, if we had got our second goal earlier (and made it 2-0) the game would have been over a lot sooner. O'Neil was absolutely immense. Best game I've seen him play. Rado said after the match that JMac has a broken toe. He is only training once a week and is playing with injections. In all seriousness, he needs a spell to get the toe right. He definitely shouldn't have taken the penalty, there was no power in his shot and he looks pretty cooked. I agree, play Nabbout upfront ... or Raphael. We need more striker depth ..
  19. teams are pressing against us differently now. No longer do they sit back and park the buss and allow us to control the game, but instead they try and press us as we move the ball from defence, and especially on throw ins. This creates a lot more 50/50s and we are having to work harder to win possession, and as a team seem to be running out of puff by around the 60 minute mark. This style of game makes it easier for teams to counter against us. The way we turned it around against Adelaide was to go with two holding midfielders ... when Jammo came on it changed the game for us, but by that time the match was already lost. I dont think we can afford to play with Van Der Venne in a free role ... I would actually play with two holding mids, have Valon in front of them and VDV as our striker ... JMac needs a spell on the bench, he seems to be carrying a niggle. Also, I'd have Flo out wide, also coming in for attacks, with Tillio on the other side
  20. Tillio's goal was facken awesome. I gave it to Shitney after whistle and riled up their free kick goal scorer ...and got told off by the missus ... I think JMAC tweaked something... looked like a hammy, hopefully not too serious Sydney did what the tards did and pressed us on throws ... seems to be an issue for us at present, and just that approach alone is reducing our usual dominance in possession
  21. The derby debacle was the straw that broke the camels back ... It is a shame we dont have a functional active that has a good relationship with the officials. Back to my FRG days, there was always this wall between the two ... active wanted its independence thinking what it brought to the game created the atmosphere the game needed to be successful, and hence thinking it had leverage over the club.
  22. So City Terrace has folded but is going to occupy and fill Bay 12? what does this mean? After the Derby Debacle, clubs have pretty much decided they don't (need) want Active, and they will accept not having the Active atmosphere over the potential occasional trouble caused by an empowered Active group. Reputationally (nationally and internationally) the Derby Debacle was very very bad for the league. Squashing the risk of this happening again is the outcome. I hope active can rebuild, but that it becomes more of a whole of ground thing, with good songs that City Supporters can embrace (rather than the dumb Fuck Off chants). I go to all games, and there are heaps of kids that like to sing along to the decent chants ... this is hopefully the future.
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