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    10 Men Mariners Hold Wanderers To Draw


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    The Western Sydney Wanderers failed to take advantage of their opponents going down to ten men as the Mariners & Wanderers played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Homebush.

    With the return of Josh Risdon from international duty  the home side were fieldling a full strength linueup against the Mariners whose team included young gun Daniel De Silva and it was the visitors who struck first. After building an attack on the left flank, Storm Roux found Andrew Hoole with a cut-back, and Hoole fired in a weak shot that Vedran Janjetovic did his best impression of Andrew Redmayne with, dropping it cold in front of Asdrubal who had the simplest goal he'll ever score to make it 1-0.

    Despite the setback the home side mounted attack after attack, and they equalised from the penalty spot in the 39th minute. Roly Bonevacia was smashed from behind with a shoulder charge in the box and the referee had no hesitation awarding the penalty. Marquee striker Oriol Riera stepped up and powered a brilliant penalty into the side netting that the Mariners keeper couldn't keep out.

    The third goal was awarded to De Silva but could easily have been an own goal for Brendan Hamill, who had subbed on for an injured Michael Thwaite. Hoole put De Silva in own goal and he lifted the ball over Janjetovic with the final touch being smashed into the back of the net by a despairing Hamill.

    The Wanderers came back yet again thanks to another less than adequate disaply of goalkeeping. Josh Risdon steamed down the right flank, and fired in a cross to the edge of the 6 yard box, Glover spilled it into the path of Roly Bonevacia who summed up the situation perfectly and emphatically finished past Glover and the diving Mariners defence.

    Hoole saw a late red card after a second yellow offence, but the Wanderers weren't able to maintain any level of control over the ball, giving away soft fouls & mishit passes that allowed the Mariners to waste enough time to end the game in a 2-2 draw.

    The Wanderers face Sydney FC next weekend on Saturday 21 October.

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    Llorente was our best by a long way. 

    I didn't mind the long balls over the top but it was the effing offsides that killed us at times.

    I think it will take a little more match time for the team to gel properly.

    We weren't as crisp or direct in our passing as last week, but it still is miles ahead of what we dished up last season. When these guys get it together they will absolutely give some team a big bum smack this season. lol

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    Great result considering how poor and lethargic we were / poor and lethargic considering how good we were last week. 

     

    Hopeing it was just an off day as we will need to be up for it come next week.

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    Can't play like that next week. Well be crucified.

    I could tell from the kick off we weren't gonna turn up. 

    Mariners I thought unlucky not to get the win, we were so sloppy and the penalty was REALLY soft. 

    What happened to last weeks team?

     

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    That was one of the most flat performances I have seen from us. A stark contrast to last week. The one positive I took was Llorente looks to be one hell of a signing. Really disappointed with Riera tonight. He put in so much work last week and was constsntly pumping the team up. This week he looked quiet and stagnant! Still early days!

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    the best part of the experience for me was when we got to practice the match countdown not only once but twice, the first time we did it i think my heart died a little, the 2nd time i went on the top of spotless stadium to jump off, anything to escape that level of cringe

    the other best part was when they blared this lyric all over the speakers

    These n(word) ain't ready for action

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    6 minutes ago, Ossified said:

    From Great Expectations to Bleak House.

    It was Hard Times for sure.

    Today will mean Foxe wont get anywhere near the job permanently..every cloud and all that.

    Edited by WSWBoro

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    30 minutes ago, WSWBoro said:

    It was Hard Times for sure.

    Today will mean Foxe wont get anywhere near the job permanently..every cloud and all that.

    Saw Gombau chatting with Sotirio, Aspro and couple of others in the stands...

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    12 minutes ago, MadKaw said:

    Saw Gombau chatting with Sotirio, Aspro and couple of others in the stands...

    i was about to ask about that, i thought i saw him

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    3 minutes ago, GoatyMcGoatFace said:

    i was about to ask about that, i thought i saw him

    He was there was last week as well...he was with Dean Heffernan.

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    1 hour ago, wanderersfanatic said:

    Poor performance, I thoughts cornthwaite had a noticeably poor game.. 

     

    I'd start bridge next week instead of Jumpei.. 

     

    If we played like this in the derby, we'd lose by 3 or more. 

     

    Our defense is a worry. 

    Jumpei was dreadful, but to be fair he wasn’t the only one

    Id start the king over Jumpei for sure 

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    I reckon we slacked off abit in training, 2nd to everything today

    everyone boycott that crappy snitzel place at the southern end of the stadium please 28 bux I got burnt snitzel on a roll no butter no mayo no lettuce afl bogan running the **** I could pull better food out of my arse people with no food training shouldn’t sell food

    Edited by JayZko

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    I think Bridge needs to start, he is not an impact player and was ineffective when he came in. I would start him, let him go till he runs out of fuel and then replace him.

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    4 minutes ago, matty said:

    I really feel for our players, obviously they were promised the 3 points just for rocking up

    feels like it, if it was last season the mariners would have scored at the last second so its an improvement but it was a bit of a nothing match tbh

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    No urgency, need to be better for next week

    I'm not sure if Oriel was told to stay high, but he went missing tonight...cannot believe he and Fathead didnt tap in for the third...Llorente was everywhere - agreed that he is the signing of the season so far...

    Gombau might have already have a parking pass....better get him a set of keys to go with it

     

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    3 hours ago, Ossified said:

    From Great Expectations to Bleak House.

    So you're saying...

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

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    They played us perfectly and set the template for other teams to follow. They flooded midfield with numbers to make it hard for us to do our short passing game. They tactically fouled and looked to draw as many fouls as possible themselves to break up play and slow the game down. It worked.

    Horrendous mistake from janjetovic was very costly because we were in control up to that point.

    On a side note hoole is a massive ****wit.

    Edited by lloydy136

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    The tap in that didn't happen - our players were offside, right? That was how it seemed from the stands and from the replay at the ground.

    A generally entertaining but ultimately forgettable game. Good to see the Mariners aren't as bad as last week's score suggested, if only because I want to see each team be as competitive as possible. It was also good to see the shackles released somewhat from our players (not playing out from the back at all costs, the more than occasional direct ball to the attacking third), but it looked like there were a few too many direct balls when we were chasing that third goal...

    The team plays short and I whinge, but when they finally adopt a flexible game plan I still can't help but complain. I have missed the football season more than I realised :).

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