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Torn Asunder

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  1. Alright. I was at the game (because I am a sucker for punishment ... just had a bad feeling for this one, as Veart is pretty shrewd tactically and PK is ... PK Firstly, we did start like a freight train and were unlucky not to have had two goals in the first 30 minutes or so. But there were some worrying signs. The main one was PK was back playing the game from the sidelines ... contrast this with Veart who was shrewdly watching the game and leaving the hysterics to Aloisi Tillio looked off from the get go, and succumbed pretty early to an injury, so maybe he took a niggle into the game. If this was true, then I dont know why you'd risk him?? Especially when we have a Serie A level player on the bench, as well as Colakovski sitting there. Our lack of squad rotation continues to hurt us with these short turn arounds. Yes, these are a challenge, especially given the tempo we like to play, but when you are a tier 1 team and defending premier, its about managing these games in a season context, and planning ahead a little, and implementing more astute game management. Not one speed, one game plan, one starting lineup and limited subs. Good needs to be managed so we dont lose him, especially coming back from an extended break. He, along with Jamo and Tillio all would be in doubt now for the coming weeks. Also, Nabbout has looked pretty cooked the last few weeks. Maybe he would have been a good option to bring on for the last 20? 4 things from the game: Veart completely outcoached PK. He went to a back 3 after half time and he was able to change the complexion of the game, and yes, their goals were lucky (through mistakes), but he still set up to make these chances with good tactics Colakovski out wide was very good and created more chances in 60 minutes than Leckie has all season PK is a bad coach - and I say coach, not manager, because this he aint! Colakovski was playing well, but he was also having to put up with PK screaming at him - one instance he screamed at him to move from what was a good position out wide. Steff looked at him and did as asked. Then, 5 seconds later, he screamed at him again to run back to where he'd just come from ... for serious Mauk is a dog - when he whacked Flo, the Frenchman became ineffective, so really PK should have taken him off and thrown on the Italian Very frustrating game, and my highlight was giving it to Mauk from the sidelines at every opportunity. The good thing was, this seemed to encourage those around me, so we were able to enjoy ourselves to some degree Lastly, Glover continues to worry ... a bit stiff with the 1st goal, as this was a genuine fluke, and nutmegged (I think?) for the second after a really unfortunate backpass from our EPL level player (I guess these things happen??) ... Should we be giving our reserve keeper a go? Maybe, but Glover does have quality potential about him, so the club should be looking at our GK coach ...
  2. Good win, although Newcastle are not much to write home about. Players seemed a bit more free without PK micro managing them from the sidelines (they did last year as well from memory) Lack of subs again is dumb. Multiple goals up, after Covid disruptions and a short turn around under hot conditions, with another game again at the end of the week and players returning from international duty ... himm why the fack wouldnt you use your allocation of subs and get a few minutes in the legs of guys who can be important contributors within the team? We continue to leak soft goals ... I'd love to know the percentage of goals we've copped in the last 30 minutes of games this year ... clearly other teams are able to swing the game towards the end of the 90 due to our lads running out of gas.
  3. Everybody is the same, except Leckie who is played regardless of form, and JMac, who he will not sub, even when he is completely out of legs, and could do with some new energy up front in the dying moments of a game.
  4. Fully agree with this. Watch him on the sidelines. He is completely staying in the moment and literally playing the game as it happens from the sidelines. He constantly tells the players what to do (to little effect in all honesty) ... the bench players looked pissed and disinterested. When they do go and warm up, its half hearted. They often finish their warm up routine and then just meander around. Even when the game is in the balance, or its time when they should be coming on, they don't look interested because they've lost hope that they have any chance of coming on. Anytime a journo has actually put him under the grill a little (they dont do this much as he intimidates them by his mannerisms), he doesn't really answer in a convincing way
  5. If this fella leaves due to lack of game time and opportunity, it will be as big a loss as when Bruno left. Kid has grown up as part of the club, has skill, can score a cracking goal or create one, and has been used as one of the faces of the club ... and just ask any young kid who follows the club and they'll tell ya he's a favourite. CFG need to step in and fix this ... the club has to build up players like this
  6. great in close skills and speed. offers more than an out of form Leckie
  7. The fact that this guy has only really got some minutes in the FFA Cup and last game for 5 minutes is a disgrace. Chuck him on for the 1st 60, or last 30 and give him a chance to how what he can do. Western United build their whole game plan around Diamanti, because he can unlock and win a game with a pass. From this fella's highlights package and also the FFA cup games, he does seem to be able to make a pass that can create a goal - geez, just give him a crack, give him some attacking freedom and see what happens.
  8. Bring back Aloisi? 🤣 (hell no!) Hope he goes. Bring back Des or a Mombarts style please
  9. Fuk that one. JA does the double over PK. With Wales, BG and Kilkenny all shit kicking round the pitch. Penalty was harsh (noting it ultimately led to the goal) Geez, maybe if a few more of our boys had some minutes in their legs we'd have fared better. Aloisi continues to be the bane of our club
  10. He is a gun and has x-factor. He should be playing as many minutes as possible for us, and should be pivotal to the Socceroos setup. The only chance the Socceroos have of doing anything is if we can build our team around a few players who can create chances and make things happen.
  11. Good result, all things considered. Adelaide really are a turd team. Mauk is a total prick. Is there a crowd that boos more? Who is our GK coach at the moment? Glover has clearly regressed in terms of some of the GK fundamentals ... If we can ride the wave, and stay thereabouts, we do have the potential to go on a good run which could put us back in contention ... Coaching staff needs some strengthening ...
  12. I look forward to seeing our new signings warm up for 90 minutes on the sidelines
  13. The tards are sitting at the top of the ladder ... put this down not to an outstanding list of players, but to having a very good a-league level coach I've just about run out of patience with PK ... I've been to all our home games this season, watched all his pressors ... and to me he is failing badly. Very poor game management and doesn't use his bench ... doesnt seem capable of improving and clearly Des was the main man last year in terms of the tactical brains. Fuck him off and get us someone good ... he can stay on as team bouncer
  14. Was at the game - crowd was small Clearly impacted by Covid and then the extra time Cup game ... good effort to come back. We keep conceding soft goals, which would be very frustrating after working so hard to make our chances. PK needs someone beside him who is able to influence his decision making regarding game management - he is literally a spud - he is very frustrating to watch on the sidelines as he is constantly telling the players what to do, and TBH, I don't even think they listen to him when he yells, claps or whistles at them ... he gets so invested in what is happening in the moment that he doesnt think forward Only one sub ...wtf ... especially after the plague came through and impacted training and we had an ET game mid week - that is seriously dumb ... if you want to watch a car crash, here is his answer to lack of subs and not playing Steff - to me, his dumbness is costing us the season - bring back Des .... (see at 3:10)
  15. I will be writing to the club and asking what action will be taken against the tards for their atrocious behaviour...
  16. Tard active a disgrace. They sent a few of there morons into our active ... then got beaten up. I think our ground announcer was involved in the fisticuffs Their active also had a banner in the 2nd half "Disease of Football, Fuck CFG" Kisnorbo is useless when it comes to using his bench. JMAC was cactus as was Flo and he has Colovski and the Italian on the bench ... I reckon those two on and we'd have scored the 3rd ... instead turnover and the rest is history Nabout was also out on his feet and should have come off 5 or so minutes prior. O'Neil also needs to play more forward balls. Often he has good space in front, but goes wide, killing our attacks. Bring back Des .... And Victory are genuine scum
  17. I think Des was invaluable last year ... PK needs someone like that. You see it even with the subs ... he is oblivious to them during the game. They look disinteretsed when they are doing their warm ups, its like they know they are wasting their time and probably wont get a run Also, the language and his attitude in the pressers is terrible - he is ultra defensive in his whole demeanor - like he is trying to intimidate the journos, but not in a a Jose Mourinho charismatic way, but more in a "Im gonna punch you in the throat if you ask me a bad question" way
  18. Cold and unpleasant evening at the stadium. Curtis Good monstered the defence and was the linchpin for most of our plays. Tillio in the midfield gave us more confidence to play through the middle at times, and it seemed that we were almost ready to click in attack ... but not quite there and hard when a team parks the bus against us, and our front three are yet to gel. PK really is not coaching well ... he has said that the front 3 will eventually click (which they may), and he has no expectation on them to play well - he rates their quality and he is happy for them to take their time to find their groove. When a player (like Leckie) is struggling, by persisting with him for as long as PK did, you are literally draining him of any confidence ... both he, and JMac were forlorn towards the end of the game. In fact Leckie seemed shattered by his poor game. Perhaps PK would be better starting him on the bench, or switching him with JMAC, or playing a 4-4-2, rather than persisting with a plan that just isnt working. I also find it inexcusable that he is yet to give Colakovski a go, even as sub ... These kids have no fear and lots of potential - throw em on! Look what Tillio, then Nathaniel gave us last night .... Instead we get stale tactics, and players being played into less form Griffiths and Nathaniel into the team last year sparked a run of good form ... hoping the team turn it around soon
  19. no culture in our game plan. Dominate physically, run the other team of their legs, and wild crosses to Matt Simon, oh, I mean a fit and strong centre forward whose main job is to put defensive pressure on the defenders ... rubbish game plan and does nothing for the game in Australia ...
  20. team needs Tillio and Arzani - players with the ability to beat a man and create. TBH our whole squad and gameplan should be built around these two, with Mooy sitting in behind ... We tried to bully the win last night ... for all our huffing and puffing, the Saudis still made much better chances than us ... If Arnold sticks with the current crop of players, we will be lucky to make it, and if we do we wont get out of our group ...
  21. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-27/football-foreign-ownership-a-league-investigation/100476618
  22. Just worked out that the Paramount App will not be on any TV older than 5 years (at least Samsung) This is really poor and limiting. A 5 year old TV is not too old ... chromecast is a lessor option and does not stream anywhere near as well
  23. The focus was immense. Our 1st goal was through sheer drive. The lads and Jamo were not gonna let us lose. Just awesome that he took and converted the penalty. When Galloway scored our 3rd thoroughly deserved team goal, I had a tear or two and could finally let it sink in. Amazing to dominate Sydney ... We got the double, JMac the Golden Boot, PK coach of the season, we were directly responsible for putting the Tards to the bottom of the ladder, and did it playing some glorious football, with some genuine Aussie talent. I do feel for JMac, Connor and Good, but hats off to the club, and the lads for adapting and getting us the trophy.
  24. Is there a chance they won't let Sydney in due to the plague breaking out in Sydney?
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