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8 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

Yes, we were.

But did you not notice how hard we fought in defence, and how we still tried to play our game when we had possession?

I don't think it's a worry at all. Tonight's performance, after what we showed last week, was a vast improvement. 

 

Yes I noticed, and loved it, your point? 

Yes it was an improvement on last week in general, but thats beside the point. Our inability to shut the game and space down is a concern - improvement from last week not withstanding

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10 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

I'm worried we haven't heard from Ed yet, bet he is running riot around Melbourne loaded up on single malt...

On the tv coverage,  he was dancing around like an excited school kid at the front of the bay when the team came over.

He's probably in recovery somewhere.

PS what a great away game to have been at.

:D:D

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9 minutes ago, LeeMarvin said:

What was up with Victory supporters?  I heard some jeers and boos pretty early on.  Was that about refereeing or something or do they turn on their team so easily?

And is Archie Thompson a match commentator or a Victory PR rep?

But yeah well done boys!!!

Slater's worse. From his commentary you would of been forgiven for thinking the Victory were going to score ten at the end.

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1 minute ago, wendybr said:

On the tv coverage,  he was dancing around like an excited school kid at the front of the bay when the team came over.

He's probably in recovery somewhere.

PS what a great away game to have been at.:D:D

Yeah, I think I know which one he was :D

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4 minutes ago, matty said:

Yes I noticed, and loved it, your point? 

Yes it was an improvement on last week in general, but thats beside the point. Our inability to shut the game and space down is a concern - improvement from last week not withstanding

 

Inability to shut the game and space down?

We actually did that! They came at us with all guns blazing after they scored the penalty. And guess what? We shut them down.

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1 minute ago, Redwog said:

What I notice is the moments in the game where Victory were totally smothered in mid field. We choked the life out of them a few times. To their credit they bounced back a few times too but we largely had their measure. 

Its early days but we got some swagger back!

They were very ordinary as long as Poulsen and Dobras were their main attacking outlets. As soon as they went off the quality of their mob went up a notch against a tiring WSW.

Toivonen and Nabbout weren't as threatening as expected. The only one of their mob that impressed me was Kamsoba.

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1 minute ago, wendybr said:

Oh...not sure if anyone else has said it, but...gold shorts in!

Who needs Red and Black when you can have brown and dirty gold.

:lol::lol:

 

I'm thinking the gold is to honour the gold star on our jersey....happy to be corrected by those in the know.

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Schwegler will be the key to our season. I thought the kids were fantastic tonight and will greatly benefit from being around our German/Swiss spine but I don't think Wilmering is the 90 minute answer at the back. Here's to hoping that Ziggy is back next week and fully fit. If tonight's performance is any indication, the junior base and the training facilities is pointing at a very positive (short & long term) future.

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That was the most enjoyable wanderers performance to watch for years. Only Baccus played from our cursed squads of old, and it showed. Loved watching us defend for a win more then the goals tbh.

We scored, we fought, and we did not get bullied. So risky from Babbel not to make subs in the last few minutes but he tested and pushed that line up and now they will reaps the rewards of their effort.

My thoughts:

Lopar - Goalkuupur-Gott!

Georgevski - Solid, classy but also a little rusty. Good signs as he will only get better.

McGowan - A natural cb in a back 4. Was tremendous.

Jurman - ****erbuck-Gott!

Willmering - Solid if not good considering his match up with nabbout.

Schwegler - Mudfield-Gott!

Baccus - first 20 minutes or so i sighed, and sighed... looked at my mate and said baccus NEEDS to be better this year or hes potentially done. That second half is exactly what we wanna see! 

Sullivan - Soooo much better. Really suited him playing in a midfield with a single dm and as one of the 2 mids in front. Showed off his attacking qualities but what impressed me most was his work rate, his touch and his attitude to defence. That chase on Nabbout was beautiful.

Duke - Duke

Adam - coming on leaps and bounds. Loving this kid.

Meier - Fussball-Gott!

Yeboah - Rusty but lively. Somehow capable of touches of class, rustyness and amateurness. All in 3 touches of control.

 

All in all: 433 worked a treat, Babbel utilised what we have. We have no attacking mids, so playing a lone cdm and 2 box to box mids along with a back 4 just looked so natural for the team as a whole and the result showed. 

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3 minutes ago, DeeDee said:

Yeboah - Rusty but lively. Somehow capable of touches of class, rustyness and amateurness. All in 3 touches of control.

 

He struggled to stay on his feet once he came on

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My 3 cents, 

Black shorts out, All gold strip in

Good to see some good old fashioned SHOOT F4RKEN!

Pretty keen to see Babbel's summer fashion, good luck playing dress up peaky blinders when its 35C, 
Maybe some boat shoes and a Hawaiian shirt

That is all

 

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