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    Brisbane Roar Pounce On Dismal Wanderers


    mack

    The Wanderers halted their trek towards the Top 6 with a game in Brisbane they figuratively failed to turn up for, being easily defeated 3-1 by the Roar.

    Brisbane started strongly and took the lead 4 minutes into the game with an absolute scramble on the penatly spot. After launching in a free kick the ball dropped to the floor and within a tangle of legs, the Wanderers defence couldn't get it clear and it fell to Scott McDonald and he turned and swept the ball past the dive of Daniel Lopar.

    The Roar were all over the visiting side and nearly doubled the advantage in the 20th minute. Jack Hingert turned inside onto his left foot and hit a hard strike that Lopar pushed away, and off the rebound the Roar reacted quickest, the cutback found Muratovic and thankfully for the Wanderers, he completely mucked up what would have been a tap-in.

    Western Sydney finally had their first shot on target in the 35th minute, Pirmin Schwegler took matters into his own hands striding forward into the Roar penalty area, played it to Simon Cox who laid it off for a strike on target for Duke, it fell straight into the arms of Jamie Young. 

    McDonald scored a second after some abysmal defence from the Wanderers. A cross in front the left flanked found McDonald whose forward run wasn't picked up, and he made no mistake with a 6 yard tap in. Initial hopes that he was offside were denied by a VAR intervention that gave the goal the all clear. It was nearly 3-0 shortly before half-time, Jay O'Shea smacked the bottom of the goal post with a long range free kick.

    The start of the second half was better for the Wanderers, and they managed to pull a goal back in the 53rd minute. Mitch Duke was released down the left wing, he made a 40 yard run, beat Jack Hingert with a neat cut inside, and fired a low shot that deceived Young and saw the Roar keeper wrong footed and beaten.

    Matt Jurman, having spent the entire game with his head in the clouds, finally cost his team decisively in the 70th minute. Brisbane counter-attacked after the Wanderers lost the ball, Jurman ended up facing Brad Inman a long way from goal, Jurman waited until the attacking player was inside the penalty area before a dismal, lazy attempt at a tackle that was so poor it could appear intended to give away a penalty. He missed the ball completely, upending Inman to send  Jay O'Shea to the penalty spot, which he duly converted for 3-1.

    The Wanderers pathetic night ended without troubling the Roar defence again after the goal, Patrick Ziegler compounded the poor display by getting a yellow card that sees him suspended for next week. The Wanderers are now 3 points behind 6th place Adelaide, and with matches against Wellington, Melbourne City, Sydney FC and Perth Glory all coming up in the last 7 rounds, this defeat may have crushed any hopes of a finals berth, and perhaps the chances of Wanderers interim coach Jean-Paul de Marigny taking the job permanently.

    The Wanderers next game is against Melbourne City on Saturday March 14 at AAMI Park.

    Edited by mack

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    I think you wrote Perth instead of berth in the last paragraph. 

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    2 minutes ago, wswnick said:

    Why does winning derbies destroy the rest of our season

    I don't know about that, it seems as though, since we lost the GF in Adelaide we've been destroyed.

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    1 minute ago, Jefski said:

    I don't know about that, it seems as though, since we lost the GF in Adelaide we've been destroyed.

    Yep. Soul destroying for the fans. I'll keep supporting but fmd it's hard.

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    We had some bad performances.this season but this tops them. We played with 3 players Lopar, Muller and Duke.....the rest could have stayed in Sydney (that's including the coaching group)

    Looks like the only joy we will get this season is knowing we beat the Smurfs...that's it

    Not much more to say

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    I don't think I'm asking for much when I say, if the team played with half the heart Santa showed every time we took the field, we'd be top 2 or 3.

     

    We have the talent but no heart.

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    5 minutes ago, wswnick said:

    Why does winning derbies destroy the rest of our season

    Because we are piiss weak.

    Because we embrace mediocrity.

    :stonedtrifiro:

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    1 minute ago, sonar said:

    Yep. Soul destroying for the fans. I'll keep supporting but fmd it's hard.

    I hear you, yet we still turn up each week. I guess we're gluttons for punishment. 

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    6 minutes ago, Edinburgh said:

    As this is round 22, doesn't Ziegler need 8 yellows to be suspended? 

    The regulations are based on the team's games played, not what round it is.

    The 8 game for a ban starts after the 22nd game.

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    And I was silly enough to start planning next week and Ballarat a couple of weeks later, but bugga that after this disgrace. 

    And who said we have great kids coming through , Cordier looked like he was at a jogging carnival and Russel was beaten hands down time after time, I have never seen a team get behind our defense down the wing like this mob from QLD did tonight , kids are average soccer players NPL2 standard and no better.

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    1 minute ago, mack said:

    Looks like the team deciding to blame it on the hot weather. Never had that before in Australia during the A-League season. Once off must be.

    Nah they couldn't have, this was the season of "no excuses" lol. Honestly just massively disappointed ONCE again.

    Sell the whole backline. Attack is mostly fine. Midfield needs a bit of a tune up. Change the formation. Still JP In at the moment.

    Onto City I guess.

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    56 minutes ago, mack said:

    Looks like the team deciding to blame it on the hot weather.

    This is not the Western Sydney Wanderers way....

    I did a load of half marathons between the age of 18 - 21, sometimes on plus 25c days and up hills, when you hit a hill you ran ******* harder and got your head down...you ******* dig deep until it hurts bad.

    Lack of graft was disturbing.

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    What's worse than no hope.  False hope. After last week's performance what happened. Did they get the Corona virus. 😢😷

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    1 hour ago, mack said:

    Looks like the team deciding to blame it on the hot weather. Never had that before in Australia during the A-League season. Once off must be.

    Must have been really hot because we looked dead from the first minute.

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    I wondered about the humidity and did they get up there early enough to acclimatise. Managerial decision. I used to be okay with just winning Derby's for the season but this was so important it hurt. Georgevski is a welcome counter balance to the sulking Jurman princess. We'll get wiped last Derby and it's goodnight from him. 

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    Pull that against Sydney and we won’t be losing 3-1. They will destroy us.

    Completely fine with JP benching people after that effort. Play the game back to them Monday morning then ask who thinks they put the effort in. Anyone who sticks their hand up shouldn’t be playing at all next weekend.

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    We’re either rocks or diamonds.

    Mentally defeated ourselves worrying about the weather.

    Not much more you can say really...

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    9 hours ago, mack said:

    Looks like the team deciding to blame it on the hot weather. Never had that before in Australia during the A-League season. Once off must be.

    I know Cox commented on the heat. Fair enough, first time he would have encountered those conditions. Did anyone else say anything about the heat?

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    We were awful made Roar look like Barcelona. It must be said we were missing some cattle so a lot of our normal attack down the wings was gone as Russell and Cordier had enough trouble defending let along pushing up. Hard to blame them though we were terrible across the park with Lopar and Muller the only two who deserve to be paid.  JPM also needs to take that loss on, its easy to get them up for a Derby or the week after your coach is sacked but it’s up to the Coaching staff to get them up for these games.   It’s the same 3pts we were playing for last week.  Not sure if the 6 is gone but regardless we were only going for the extra week anyway.  

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    I often think the 'commitment, passion, for the shirt' way of thinking is just lazy analysis but I don't think I have seen a more clear example of getting rolled by a more committed team than in that first half. They were on our touch every time and we did not have the skill or compusure to cope and in contrast we stood off them and let them dictate play. 2nd half was better but it was too little, too late.

    In a match where we started with two very inexperienced fullbacks, it was critical that experienced defenders stood up. Instead we got the opposite. Jurman not bothered and as I have been saying for a while ziegler is rubbish. Slow, ponderous on the ball, regularly caught out of position and mistake prone.

    Am still hopeful JP can make chicken salad out of the proverbial (which tbf he has shown signs over past couple of weeks) but he has plenty more to do to because that first half looked like a team who had not been prepped for what they were about to face.

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    1 hour ago, Edinburgh said:

    I know Cox commented on the heat. Fair enough, first time he would have encountered those conditions. Did anyone else say anything about the heat?

     

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    1 hour ago, sonar said:

     

    and that is what is annoying to me.  If the Derby was played in that heat they would have no problem getting up for it would they?  The attitude was terrible last night, the amounf of times Brisbane had 3 and 4 players in space at the edge of the box was only inviting trouble and that is a direct result of not getting back and poor attitude.  Also the amount of stupid non necessary fouls we gave away taking the easy trip option rather than chasing back was a worry as well.  Easy to say humidity was a factor but that does not excuse a lack of interest.  When guys like McDonald are winning challenges in the air we have a problem. Surely Tass has to get a start next week after that performance in central defence.

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