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    Dual Errors Hand Roar Three Points


    mack

    The Western Sydney Wanderers were the architects of their own demise tonight, gifting the Roar two goals in a 2-1 away loss in Brisbane.

    Jack Clisby was the first offender, he managed to contort his body in such a fashion that he managed to hit a clearance from a Daniel Bowles cross right back across goal into the path of Jamie Maclaren, and the ball rebounded into the path of Brandon Borello for a simple tap-in to open the score in the 22nd minute.

    Western Sydney finally managed to take a shot in anger and miraculously, it was Jumpei Kusukami who actually took a shot and scored. Mitch Nichols attacked the right flank and found the Japanese midfielder with a short pass, and he made no mistake with a bullet across Theo into the bottom corner.

    Scott Neville shot his side in the foot with 10 minutes to go, with an utterly stupid attempt at a diving tackle on a player running the ball out of play, getting a second yellow and being given his marching orders.

    Brisbane substitute Brett Holman took advantage of acres of space in defence deep into stoppage time, taking a long range effort on that should have been comfortably saved by Janjetovic. Despite a number of good saves in the 90 minutes, it was the last 30 seconds that killed his new club. The shot had some power, but was aimed straight at him, but like he's done numerous times before, he spilled the ball behind him and wasn't able to scramble quickly enough to keep it out.

    The loss has the Wanderers stuck in the bottom 4 and with the Asian Champions League looming quickly, it looks like the Wanderers will get even worse as travel & the amount of games per week mount.

    In the next 3 games the Wanderers face Wellington, Mariners & Sydney FC. I expect at least 7 points out of these 3 matches, and if not, the position of Tony Popovic and his cadre of hand picked staff should be reconsidered so any new manager will have enough time to assemble a new outfit and get a full pre-season under their belt.

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    This season......

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    Three costly errors Mack:

    (1) Clisby Assist

    (2) Neville second yellow

    (3) Vedran Assist

    You're probably right, but the two that cost goals is enough.

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    The Western Sydney Wanderers were the architects of their own demise tonight, gifting the Roar two goals in a 2-1 away loss in Brisbane.

     

     

    In the next 3 games the Wanderers face Wellington, Mariners & Sydney FC. I expect at least 7 points out of these 3 matches, and if not, the position of Tony Popovic and his cadre of hand picked staff should be reconsidered so any new manager will have enough time to assemble a new outfit and get a full pre-season under their belt.

     

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    I'm not in the #PopaOut squad,but you are right.We came second last season and made the GF,it's such a long way back for us to play finals after the loss tonight and I don't know if we have the talent to do it.

     

    It's extremely frustrating because at times we play like we can beat anyone,and at others it's like anyone can beat us.

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    Gotta feel for Vedran. Played great up until the Holman strike, who has done **** all all season then comes on to score the winner returning from injury. So typical. Brace for the Eastern Sydney circle jerk.

     

    I wasn't convinced by last weeks performance against a terrible jets team. We just aren't good enough this season.

     

    Competitive against the poorer teams, but can't stand up to the top dogs.

     

    The season from hell just keeps on giving.

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    This game sums up the season for us. Tried so many different things to climb up the ladder, but it's one step forward, two steps back. I am a little bit over it at this stage :(

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    Sotirio has put me through much torture this season but tonight he applied the thumb-screws whilst waterboarding me on the rack! And Popa keeps him on the field!!!!! After the way that game played out Popa really needs to explain why Nico was on the bench. It beggars belief that it was tactical. He should also explain why it takes at least 6 weeks for every (?) player who joins the club to feature in the starting 11.

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    Same old story. If only this if only that

    Season is down to scraping for 6th. We carry no attacking threat and the Griff isn't going to correct that.

    What a massive disappointment. No sugar coating this turd of a season even though Popa is polishing away like crazy.

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    Just hope Popa doesn't come out and say how unlucky we were and how we deserved so much more blah blah. We were hanging on apart from the odd break. We are not in the frame this year and its so disappointing and it all comes down to crap recruitment. We offer nothing in the final third.

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    Presser - http://www.foxsports.com.au/video/football

    Q1 - Journo sums up the game. Popa responds "you just summed it up. in the end it's tough to take to get nothing. we were good for at least a point if not 3. created good opportunities & football against a good team. sending off didn't help. fatigued, we had a good chance with santalab & corner cross bar. going home with nothing is hard to believe."

    Q2 - Question about Nevilles card. "Referee is all that matters."

    Q3 - How is Vedran? - He's part of football. Been fantastic, had little to do, saved a few balls, they had shots outside box, shows how good our structure was. shot outside the box was undoing. that's how it goes sometimes. unfortunate error with keeper results in goal. outfield player can make a mistake and be covered but not keeper. he's a top keeper. will be fine next week.

    Q4 - Was a fast game. Is that how you wanted it? - Two teams who wanted to play, that's what you get. In the end we had good opportunities, great chances but in the end we go home disappointed.

    Q5 - Baccus had some drama, on assault charges - We had no dramas, we had no drama.

    Q6 - How did he handle - He played very well.

     

    So basically the exact same press conference Popa always gives. Never gives anything tactical away, never really comes down on players even for drastic errors like Vedran, Clisby or Neville, never says any player having issues is actually having issues (Bulut, Baccus), always thinks we deserved at least 1 point if not 3, deflects from vast majority of issues with ref calls by saying it's their call, and says we had good chances & played good football.

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     Stability builds great sides.

    This is it, and my biggest criticism of anything that has gone on this year. Changing the entire side every year is destined to end in a steaming pile at some point. Changing personnel is different to reinvigorating tactics, which obviously needs to happen regularly. Without a consistent side, a decline is inevitable. It also isn't good enough to just yell 'Salary cap'. No other A-league side  churns through players like we do. Now we face the rather difficult call on whether to stop the churn, or deal with a side that doesn't cut it. Either solution will be painful imo. 

     

    Feel a bit sorry for Vedran, he has been great to this point.

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    Presser - http://www.foxsports.com.au/video/football

    Q1 - Journo sums up the game. Popa responds "you just summed it up. in the end it's tough to take to get nothing. we were good for at least a point if not 3. created good opportunities & football against a good team. sending off didn't help. fatigued, we had a good chance with santalab & corner cross bar. going home with nothing is hard to believe."

    Q2 - Question about Nevilles card. "Referee is all that matters."

    Q3 - How is Vedran? - He's part of football. Been fantastic, had little to do, saved a few balls, they had shots outside box, shows how good our structure was. shot outside the box was undoing. that's how it goes sometimes. unfortunate error with keeper results in goal. outfield player can make a mistake and be covered but not keeper. he's a top keeper. will be fine next week.

    Q4 - Was a fast game. Is that how you wanted it? - Two teams who wanted to play, that's what you get. In the end we had good opportunities, great chances but in the end we go home disappointed.

    Q5 - Baccus had some drama, on assault charges - We had no dramas, we had no drama.

    Q6 - How did he handle - He played very well.

     

    So basically the exact same press conference Popa always gives. Never gives anything tactical away, never really comes down on players even for drastic errors like Vedran, Clisby or Neville, never says any player having issues is actually having issues (Bulut, Baccus), always thinks we deserved at least 1 point if not 3, deflects from vast majority of issues with ref calls by saying it's their call, and says we had good chances & played good football.

    i am tired of Popa's presser's

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    **** season. Still better than season 3 though. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    We only have 4 more points than we had in R17 that season.

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    **** season. Still better than season 3 though. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

     

    We only have 4 more points than we had in R17 that season.

    What is the W/D/L breakdown for both seasons? Happy to do the sums myself if you point me in the right direction…

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