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  1. I was at the game. If that was a genuine penalty for Mariners then we should have been given one for the push on Kamau. Its absolute bullshite decision.
    13 points
  2. well there ya go !!!! how lucky and unlucky were we. The things I have learned or had confirmed in my own mind tonight. Bruce Kamau is ineffective as a run on player we get a lot more from him in the last 20 minutes. Kearan Baccus is a shadow of himself !! dunno what can you can do with him. James Troisi as a 10 is ineffective he is a better player as DM. Whatever way you look at McGowan or Zieger neither are any good is Mourdakoutis beside Natta a better choice. A game changer for us would be tall strong centre back Cox adds great value and disturbs the o
    12 points
  3. Hey Siri, what does clear and obvious mean?
    12 points
  4. We're playing in a league where the Mariners since the 2015/16 to 2019/20 season only won 21 games out of 135 and finished last more often than not. Then this season they've won 9 out of 16 and are in first. Newcastle finished last a few years ago then finished 2nd and made the Grand Final the year after. This isn't Scotland where Celtic & Rangers are spending multiple times more than their upper level rivals and 10 or even 20 times more than the lower teams. This isn't Spain with RM & Barca. The oil shieks & Russian oligarchs here can't spend billions on the club like they do
    11 points
  5. Smoggy

    Condolences (RIP)

    I am no royalist as people here know, half of my family's roots lie on the republic side of the Irish border. But as a dad, grandad and great grandad RIP Phil. A bloke who spent his whole life 2 steps behind his wife, who had to give up his career when he married. I left school at 15 with no qualifications, no hope, no jobs. Officially unemployed by 16 with fortnightly depressing trips to the dole office stood in line, i cannot express how bleak it was, the boredom and lack of hope. Until i was sent on a scheme which incorporated the Duke of Edinburgh Award. It gave me focus and something
    10 points
  6. Anyway...let's get down to business. Margush provided an A+ performance tonight. It makes me worried though if he gets the Olyroos call up. But, do you blame him if he gets it? No, just means the defense needs to improve. Speaking of defense, McGowan can get to the Newcastle Jets while we get Ugarkovic. When Stensness did that blunder and missed the header, McGowan has he hands out with frustration and said "who's defending him?". Dylan, last time I checked...you're a CENTRAL DEFENDER. Do your f*cking job! I lost count of how many times I heard Harper say "...and Baccus losses
    10 points
  7. At the very least, it's unclear. Yep, he's gone in studs up. Did HE make contact? Did he get the ball? Was he hit? YOU CANNOT TELL. How some out of breath ****er can look at a telly screen on ONE ANGLE and decide all that when we could argue over it inconclusively till the end of time and then overturn what he had already seen with his own eyes is beyond me. If it's clear and obvious the VAR should already have decided anyway. None of it makes any sense.
    10 points
  8. 10 points
  9. WHACKO

    Squad Development 2021

    I'd let McGowan go before Tass.
    10 points
  10. The worry I have with Robbo is he seems too one dimensional. I mentioned at the beginning of the City game that I'm enjoying the counter attacking style when it's working, and I still think it's really effective. The problem is it only works when we play an opposition that lets it work. Three of the four goals against the Nix in the 4-3 win came from either wide players running into the channels and being played in behind the fullbacks, or long balls to forwards who can get one on one with an isolated centre back. That worked because they gave us the space in behind to make it work. Again
    9 points
  11. Have said it before and I'll say it again: The problem with VAR is that its consistently inconsistent thus defeating the purpose of it's own creation.
    9 points
  12. Is it just me or do others get really annoyed at how we seem to hang off attackers in our defensive third. ?.....especially on the flanks. There were so many instances of us hanging back and allowing the Mariners to bomb the ball in from out wide. Does my head in.....that and a few other things tbh....lol
    9 points
  13. Beath vs WSW 1:0. Worst ref in the comp. Makes a mockery of the HAL. And somewhere in Bavaria, a currently unemployed football coach, after hearing the name Beath, developed a sudden and severe stomach ache. Only after a few hearty burbs, smelly farts and diarreah, did his digestive tract settle down.
    9 points
  14. Because of our poor form over the past 4 seasons have we got to the stage as supporters of amplifying too much errors or mistakes made by players during a game and then by extension are too critical of everything,even minor things. ? I am not blameless at all in that regard but do we or are we expecting too much? I feel we are a much better squad than the three past seasons at least. I feel if the players turn up we can compete and beat any team something I would not have said in the three seasons past.
    8 points
  15. Cox really shows the smarts of a player that has played the majority of his career at a decent level. Knows instinctively where to go, where to position himself and in a few dink passes can do more for our structure and attacking movement than the whole of what has gone before..in my opinion. Its a shame I think he can prob only do this for 30 to 40mins max, and if he went back to starting and playing longer stints then we would get frustrated pretty quick. His quality does shine through at times though doesnt it. As for Agent Ibini, he continues to do a great job for ESFC.
    8 points
  16. Play for another team.....
    8 points
  17. sonar

    Condolences (RIP)

    For NRL fans......RIP Tommy Raudonikis https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-07/rugby-league-legend-tommy-raudonikis-dies-aged-70/100052450
    8 points
  18. If we had Spira instead of McGowan then there would be far less complaints about 3 at the back
    8 points
  19. I used to watch Miller when he played for Rangers , I am surprised he didn't head butt Beath !!
    8 points
  20. I didn't watch live (on holiday) so I managed to not here the result and then watch replay this morning. (Easy not to be told the score given the A Leagues position in the media) We were crap again for 60 odd minutes, woke up a bit with a couple of subs Ziegler was ok, apart from one pass when playing it short he just passed straight to them, he recovered with a block. I almost don't blame our defence for those passes, we are clearly told to play short under all circumstances and it is Gombau like in it stuburness and stupidity. Formation, is far from our main problem, our finis
    7 points
  21. ffs. it's the ****en aleague. I thought at the beginning at least carlo seems to be a "work with what you've got" kind of guy. A wholesale clear out is never going to work especially if you do it EVERY ****EN YEAR. We all have our players who we would gladly see the back of but the reality is in this league there will always be those players. Always. They are unavoidable. We had them when we were top of the continent FFS.
    7 points
  22. This was always going to be tough. Third game in a week against a well rested Reds team away from home - before kick off I would have been happy with a draw. Now I am not so sure. Formation is not the issue, not being clinical up front is. How did we not score in the 3rd minute, and at the end of the game?? Kamau could or should have scored as well. Also, we were dopey in the first ten minutes of the second half, with 11 against 10. Head shake. Ziegler doesn’t have much of a lobby here. Considering that he was out with an injury for a month or so, hadn’t played since Feb, he had
    7 points
  23. I would take 1-1 at start, going on the lash now , good night ovaltinies
    7 points
  24. Happy for Cox, intelligent player but not a natural goal scorer. Clearly cares about the club though.
    7 points
  25. Davo

    Condolences (RIP)

    I saw that Philip died before I went to bed last night. Woke up this morning and there was a truck out the front of my neighbour’s place as they’re moving house. The company logo on the side of the truck said Monarch Removals.
    7 points
  26. I know a manager from Wales Whose speeches are good for what ails. But his three at the back Comes undone in attack And the wins happen less than the fails.
    7 points
  27. Every week we persist with this same formation that requires so much risk mitigation that it ends up exposing us in one way or another regardless. When the wingbacks do get up the field and cross into the box, there’s regularly either no one there to meet it or we fluff around and lose possession just to have to turn around and chase our tails as the oppositions breaks on the counter. There’s nothing advantageous about the way we play, it just piles unnecessary pressure on our defence which is already compromised numbers wise. It does my head in.
    7 points
  28. Lets not get crazy here Spira is probably the best defender we have had play in red and black. Its probably a 3 way battle with Topor and Alberto as to who was the best.
    7 points
  29. Yep Cox made a massive difference, just by moving into space and to the ball. Ibini either doesn’t move at all or runs behind a defender making it impossible to get the ball to him He was doing my head in The dodgy pen disguises that we were crap for at least 65 mins
    7 points
  30. We were bad for the first 60min or so but really improved once Cox and Kamau came on. Momentum was really with us and that's the other frustration with bs VAR and penalty. It stopped the game and then they get the penalty and all the momentum suddenly swings back to them. It's a double whammy. I'm not defending the frustrating nature of some of our play - the first half was dire - but far out it's deflating when we suddenly improve and then get stuffed over by VAR for the gazillionth time.... Oh and simple A league rule for our simple refs. Player fall over = penalty. Player not fall over
    7 points
  31. yea we were unlucky in the end, with them getting a dodgy pen and Kamau not getting his pen (since when do you need to fall to get a pen?) and Aquilina hitting the crossbar but in reality we were trash for 60mins, totally out muscled and we looked slow and if CCM finished their chances or we didn't have Margush on fire we find ourselves 4 down. The fact that we continue to look for our kid wingers as our only attacking outlet and never play forward or through teams but try to always goes around them is frustrating as hell. Kamau went direct for the first time (of any player) in the 70th minu
    7 points
  32. Kuol penalty was rubbish. Should've got a yellow, he went in studs first, check the replay.
    7 points
  33. Wow what a surprise, you can score when you go forward.
    7 points
  34. We've been indifferent the whole season so far but in most games there have been encouraging signs regardless of the result. Despite an decent start, last night it appeared that we were back to 'square 1' with no real continuity in our play and schoolboy errors being made. We have a large squad of relatively decent players who will have good and bad games, but no one player who could take us to the next level. Oh for a Diamante !!
    6 points
  35. Wish he nailed more when he was our Captain.
    6 points
  36. Most of it. Remember he had the Matildas scaring the crap out of other teams and and had them as definite World Cup contenders prior to his removal and the terrible decision to install Milicic.
    6 points
  37. It’s humour or at least my poor attempt, the team drove me mad about two seasons ago. the e word (the first one) was also an attempt to be positive, it’s been very negative on here and I like you want us to be doing well Apart from last paragraph everything else is pretty much exactly as I feel. Once again we are underperforming and we don’t seem to learn from week to week I owe you a beer to make up for the trauma I’ve caused you can add Campbelltown to the list of frustrating games, we didn’t turn up until halftime and still should have won
    6 points
  38. Last night's game takes a bit of time to process....at the end of the day we probably should have lost and I can't quite understand why all the Mariners fans were so happy as they missed a big opportunity. We were shocking in the first half....didn't adapt to the conditions with passes going astray and generally bullied off the ball in most parts of the field. A number of players MIA in the first 45 and we were lucky to go in at 0-1. Second half a different story particularly after the subs were made and we looked to have much more co-ordination as the Mariners tired. Having said tha
    6 points
  39. Anyone see footage of the Parra fans brawling with each other on Monday at ANZ? Appears that the main instigator will face court for further offences outside the ground but it was also announced that he's also received a 1 year ban from ANZ stadium. That seems exceptionally light given some of the bans given out to our fans plus it would appear that he can still attend at Bankwest !!
    6 points
  40. This with regard to Cox - that's the thing, sure he's not quick but he moves constantly into good areas and creates things with his runs which Ibini etc just don't do - static traffic cones come to mind!! Interesting also how much Duke et al rate Cox when asked about the team.
    6 points
  41. Its Adelaide, Brisbane and Victory the next 3 games before the derby. We need to win all 3 games, East bois on 6th with 22 points have 2 games on us playing Perth today. Fraudsters in 7th with 20 points have 3 games on us, The Roar in 8th with 17 points have 3 games and Perth in 9th also in 9th have 3 games. We have now played 16 games there are now only 8 games left. Draws are no longer good enough we need to start winning again and getting points back on the board. We will start running out of games very quickly and its close this season with who will be in the 6.
    6 points
  42. Stokz

    Squad Development 2021

    Sorry but Spira is about 4-5 classes above the names mentioned here.
    6 points
  43. While I can never condone violence he would be in a long line of WSW folks for that privilege . If the one for Kuol was a pen then Kamau got dudded by the refs at the other end and this is where consistency of interpretation goes in the bin. There isn't any.
    6 points
  44. TBH I am happy with a draw. I think it is more than we deserved. We were really bad in the 1st half with a bit of improvement in the second. We can complain about the ref and VAR but when we cannot pass the ball or mark players you cannot expect much. Why CR keeps starting with the likes of Baccus, Troisi and Ibini week after week is crazy. We are always chasing the game and usually have 20 mins to rescue something.
    6 points
  45. It's clear you're the Wanderers and it's obvious I'll f.u.c.k you over.
    6 points
  46. I'm hearing he said "that call wasn't eestwa".
    6 points
  47. Dude I’m very much still pro CR but he doesn’t half talk a load of bollocks in his press conferences He also lacks the fashion sense that Markus had, who can forget the hats, the salmon coloured shirt the jacket the man had Elan
    6 points
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