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3 minutes ago, THEWANDERERSPOST said:

Exactly, I was at that derby as well.

There was another game against City at SOP on New Years Day when the stadium booed them off at half time and some fans got kicked out for voicing their opinion.

It's sad how many lows we have experienced, all the highs were so long ago

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Let me preface this by saying I've not really got a football brain, but surely we need to stop rotating players week in week out trying to find a magic "formula" and just run with something till we've bedded down some kind of flow and intuition between players. The focus is too heavy on individual performance and not toward cohesiveness.  

I've noticed there's a lot of miscommunication and no one seems to know "who's on first, what's on second" on many occasions (which makes the opposition look like Barca), and I wonder if that's because week in week out there's a different front third or different back 3? Even some of the world's great teams (that have a very talented bench) understand the importance of consistency, and they don't tear a team down and rebuild it week-in week-out on individual performances as this creates huge discontent.

Coaching week to week just feels like some kind of experiment, where if you have a good training week you're in! I say that because I've been fortunate to have been very close to being a professional sportsperson (not football), and I know that having a good week means absolute squat towards being selected in a first team or run on squad, and subbing 3 players on at once (on some occasions) is more about luck then planning.

Yeah, like I said I don't know? Was Robbo lucky at Newy and we latched on to the shiniest thing in the market, or has previous success made us all a little entitled and impatient for results? I say that with respect to those that I know have invested thousands in your dedication to the club. 

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5 minutes ago, ZachMercer said:

Let me preface this by saying I've not really got a football brain, but surely we need to stop rotating players week in week out trying to find a magic "formula" and just run with something till we've bedded down some kind of flow and intuition between players. The focus is too heavy on individual performance and not toward cohesiveness.  

I've noticed there's a lot of miscommunication and no one seems to know "who's on first, what's on second" on many occasions (which makes the opposition look like Barca), and I wonder if that's because week in week out there's a different front third or different back 3? Even some of the world's great teams (that have a very talented bench) understand the importance of consistency, and they don't tear a team down and rebuild it week-in week-out on individual performances as this creates huge discontent.

Coaching week to week just feels like some kind of experiment, where if you have a good training week you're in! I say that because I've been fortunate to have been very close to being a professional sportsperson (not football), and I know that having a good week means absolute squat towards being selected in a first team or run on squad, and subbing 3 players on at once (on some occasions) is more about luck then planning.

Yeah, like I said I don't know? Was Robbo lucky at Newy and we latched on to the shiniest thing in the market, or has previous success made us all a little entitled and impatient for results? I say that with respect to those that I know have invested thousands in your dedication to the club. 

I think Robbo galvanised that Newcastle team by playing to the underdog/poor tag and it worked cause the players knew it was the case so wanted to prove they could do a job despite the external ridicule.

Here at WSW he’s in charge of a big, well resourced club with a stacked team that really have no reason to be angry at anyone. He’s struggled to find a buy in and is out of his depth as a result. 

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There needs to be a minimum number of cameras or something for VAR. In any other league they would have reviewed the handball call with a reverse angle camera shot from the eastern stand. Instead we have Fox using two iPhones in the main stand to film the whole game so the only shot the refs had the players body was blocking the view. Not sure how that garbage was conclusive proof of a clear and obvious error but A-League refs etc...

Didn’t matter anyway. From the moment they scored in the 5th minute there was no way we were scoring twice, even if we played them twice. We chop and change our starting XI so much we’re not building any real combinations between players. The only way we got through them was to pump balls into the channels for players to run on to, only for the player to end up completely isolated or put in a trash cross. When we tried to play short players would look up and have no teammates within 20m. I can’t even figure out how we’re trying to play when we have the ball 

I can’t see an easy way to turn things around. I’ve seen teams have a stacked XI and no depth, we’ve got heaps of depth and no starting XI.

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less than a month ago too many draws was our only concern, jump fwd a few weeks and we are leaking goals left right and centre. Besides tonight the last 2 matches you would think scoring 2 goals you would have a high chance of victory but the once reliable defence is now gone.

Cox put in a good shift and Duke needs to start always but we should be sticking with a top 11 starting line up, Mutch might have to start as Baccus has lost his feet. If we don't get back to where we were before then this slump may become permenant.

 

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15 minutes ago, hughsey said:

If I had to summarise our season using a single GIF - it would be Troisi and Mutch kicking the **** out of each other going for the same ball

Closely followed by Mutch catching the ball in the middle of the field and him hitting a volley from the penalty spot and missing the whole six yard box.

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2 minutes ago, tranquilo said:

less than a month ago too many draws was our only concern, jump fwd a few weeks and we are leaking goals left right and centre. Besides tonight the last 2 matches you would think scoring 2 goals you would have a high chance of victory but the once reliable defence is now gone.

Cox put in a good shift and Duke needs to start always but we should be sticking with a top 11 starting line up, Mutch might have to start as Baccus has lost his feet. If we don't get back to where we were before then this slump may become permenant.

 

Tranq, could I throw in a grenade and say Duke isn't ready yet. I think he's got a lot of "the second coming" pressure on him at the moment. The mans got a big heart, but he needs time otherwise he's gonna end up injured.  

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4 minutes ago, Davo said:

Closely followed by Mutch catching the ball in the middle of the field and him hitting a volley from the penalty spot and missing the whole six yard box.

Mutch needs more game time, and KB needs to sit on the pine and eat a little humble pie for a while. 

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2 minutes ago, Upthehill said:

Absolutely atrocious. The boos at the end were well deserved

Wtf is this 3ATB ****? Its extremely one dimensional, as its entirely reliant on 2 players (the wingbacks) to carry the ball. We have no penetration up the middle what so ever. Gee I wonder how you defend that? And to make matters worse we can't get on the end of a cross (god forbid one of our 7 wingers moonlighting as strikers makes a back post run)

If only there were some sort of formation where we could use our natural wingers as wingers. And our strikers as actual strikers... Fu/ck me, this ones got me stumped

I'll give Robinson a game, but I already know how its going to turn out

^^^ this

The formation Robinson has us using isn't working. It depends on having two potent wing backs, bywhich we don't have. We have 3 young kids and DG. All decent players, but they aren't potent. 

Also, playing 2 up front adds to our woes. We completely lose our midfield at times having a relatively flat 5 at the back and two players high up the pitch. This makes us vulnerable to counter attacks and impedes us when we go forward.

We need a formation that maximises our roster and has players with the better football nous on the field as long as possible (ie Dorrans, Muller, Cox, Mutch), then 2nd tier players (ie Troisi, Kamau, Gordon, Duke), and the best of the rest. Something like:

4:5:1

Striker: Cox (Sub: Ibini / Duke)

Wingers: Muller, Kamau (Sub: Troisi)

Midfield: Dorrans, Mutch, Baccus (Subs: Duke/Troisi/O'Doherty)

Back 4: Wilmering (or Russell), McGowan, Natta (or Tass), Gordon.

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29 minutes ago, EmMac said:

I was at the game

I don't want to talk about it :xmad: :unsure: :(

I could tell. 

I saw you leaving. I tried to catch up and say hi but you were going at a Usain Bolt pace. No chance I was catching you!! Lol.

Anyway, I don't want to talk about it either. It was farckin' shite.

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24 minutes ago, ZachMercer said:

Let me preface this by saying I've not really got a football brain, but surely we need to stop rotating players week in week out trying to find a magic "formula" and just run with something till we've bedded down some kind of flow and intuition between players. The focus is too heavy on individual performance and not toward cohesiveness.  

I've noticed there's a lot of miscommunication and no one seems to know "who's on first, what's on second" on many occasions (which makes the opposition look like Barca), and I wonder if that's because week in week out there's a different front third or different back 3? Even some of the world's great teams (that have a very talented bench) understand the importance of consistency, and they don't tear a team down and rebuild it week-in week-out on individual performances as this creates huge discontent.

Coaching week to week just feels like some kind of experiment, where if you have a good training week you're in! I say that because I've been fortunate to have been very close to being a professional sportsperson (not football), and I know that having a good week means absolute squat towards being selected in a first team or run on squad, and subbing 3 players on at once (on some occasions) is more about luck then planning.

Yeah, like I said I don't know? Was Robbo lucky at Newy and we latched on to the shiniest thing in the market, or has previous success made us all a little entitled and impatient for results? I say that with respect to those that I know have invested thousands in your dedication to the club. 

For someone who doesn't have a football brain, you're making a lot of football sense... 😂👏

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Last 3 games with McGowan at centre back we have conceded 7 goals,  prior to that we had conceded I think 6 and none from open play. That says it all !!!!!

get McGowan off the park and return Ziegler to the first team until Tass is back

Baccus prolly just cost himself a trip to the Olympics, his motivation will in the gutter

how about we offer Baccus up to western United as a swap for Max Burgess.

so now we will face up to Western United on Sunday with a different team on the park because we have to rest these fit professional soccer players and it looking like we will really get our arse smacked badly on current form.

the Italian and madman Albanian will reek havoc on our defence on tonight’s form.

I will repeat McGowan has to go , he is no good.

 

 

 

 

 

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35 minutes ago, VedranRozic said:

#popa in

I get this is a joke but he's the only coach, other than red nut, who has extracted wins at this club. We've had a string of stupidity at this club and it's not solved by signing bald frauds who we're well passed it in 2019. I get players love CR but at this point I simply don't care if players are happy. We are all well aware the Robbo has some sort of allegiance to an agent (genuinely wtf?) and seems compelled to use the junk said agent sends his way, but at what point does he feel the embarrassment? And if JT is watching that performance and thinking to himself "Yep im sure the fans will be just fine with 20 more of those" then he can go lick a power socket.

#bringbacktheblackbook

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Its amazing how an attack involving Duke, Cox, Troisi, Ibini, Yeboah, Kamau and Muller can only muster one shot on target in 90 mins. Regardless of how little or long they had on the field, that is so so poor

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1 hour ago, ZachMercer said:

Mutch needs more game time, and KB needs to sit on the pine and eat a little humble pie for a while. 

He did absolutely nothing tonight when he came on to suggest he deserves a start

I’m getting wasted visa spot vibes 

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