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    Reds Stunned By Wanderers Fightback!


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    A brace from substitute Brendon Santalab has given the Western Sydney Wanderers an audacious come from behind win over Adelaide United.

     

    In a feisty and spirited Round 2 opener, the Wanderers had the better of the first half, but came into the break behind on the scoreboard. In the 42nd minute Mitch Nichols lost the ball in an attacking position, and Adelaide broke quickly down the right flank. With Clisby out of position, Aspro slide across but couldn't stop Ryan Kitto from beating him on the outside. The cut-back found ex-Roar striker Henrique, and he scored on his home debut.

     

    The second half introductions of Nico Martinez & supersub Brendon Santalab utterly turned the game around. With Nichols having a less than stellar game, and Bulut having more offsides than shots on goal, the subs combined with the rest of the Wanderers attack to hold the ball & string together passes in the final third and they had their reward in the 67th minute. Nico's refusal to panic in a right back position saw him find Jumpei, and from there Clisby tore down the left flank before finding an unmarked Nichols. Santalab pounced at the near post to turn the ball behind Eugene Galekovic for the equaliser.

     

    Santalab inspired the Wanderers to take all three points, his crunching tackle on James Holland rattled the home side and from then on the visitors had the advantage. Santalab then silenced the Adelaide crowd with his 91st minute winner. Nichols tracked back & stole the ball from Isaias, found Jumpei who played a neat through ball back to Nichols who threaded a pass through the legs of Tarek Elrich & bisected two Adelaide defenders to Santalab, who stroked home with his sweet left foot.

     

    The Wanderers took liberties that other referees may have punished more harshly than the two yellow cards incurred, but the side showed grit & determination, two qualities that were sorely lacking against Melbourne City & in the derby last week. The continued introduction of Nico into the starting lineup should help stabilise the squad & their ball retention, and give Bulut, if he starts again, better service than he received in his stint tonight. All in all, it was a performance punctuated with flying tackles & blistering counter-attacks and left Adelaide stunned.

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    **** I love the being the most hated team

     

    Was about to reply to the other thread, but I think only the Nix and Perth are left in terms of teams that don't loathe us!

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    Jumpei, Mitch, Nico look like a marriage made in heaven....Santa legend

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    The impact of Santa and Nico coming on was immense. Nico is looking very promising.

     

    I'm also not sure whether Clisby is actually good or if it's just me comparing him to Hamill's shocking LB performance lol

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    And i was saying to a mate after santa's almost red card... "wouldnt it be good if he scores the winner and the adelaide fans whinge about it" well 1-2 played great in some parts. Redmayne and his freak saves kept us in the game. Defence needs to stick tighter to their opposition. Confidence booster going into 2 home games in a row now.

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    And i was saying to a mate after santa's almost red card... "wouldnt it be good if he scores the winner and the adelaide fans whinge about it" well 1-2 played great in some parts. Redmayne and his freak saves kept us in the game. Defence needs to stick tighter to their opposition. Confidence booster going into 2 home games in a row now.

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    think we found our starting 11, love the brave move of leaving one of our imports on the bench as clearly baccus is more up to speed with our play at the moment

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    also Redmayne had a solid match it sucked to see him being used as a scapegoat for the derby

     

    Redmayne has been solid these last two games. Granted going down 4-0 never looks good for the keeper but anybody can see that it was due to the defence not his keeping. He was excellent this game except for his distribution (Which I've noticed a lot of Aussie keepers aren't particularly good at) and he showed immense bravery coming out for that 1v1 challenge which looked like it could have been a rib breaker. Very good stuff, I'm liking this Redmayne so far much more than the one we had most of last season!

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    A terrifically committed performance with some excellent fast and first time interpassing. A couple of levels above last week.

     

    Clisby proved his worth albeit after his initial over-exuberance. Santalab's finishing is once again superb, and great to see Cornthwaite put them under pressure with a header. Well done boys - let's keep raising the standard next week!

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    We were 1000x better with Nico and Santa. Nichols needs a foil and with Nico on he looked so much better.

     

    A proper South American #10!!

     

    Gonna be a pleasure watching this bloke.

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    Wonder if fox have an employee support program - I am concerned for speed and Slater, they took that loss very hard.

    :rofl:

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    WSW back to doin what WSW does best. Great spirit, great tackling, my kinda game, Teesside style, i approve.

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    WSW back to doin what WSW does best. Great spirit, great tackling, my kinda game, Teesside style, i approve.

     

    Thought you would!!!

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    WSW back to doin what WSW does best. Great spirit, great tackling, my kinda game, Teesside style, i approve.

     

    Loving the early crunch from Old Mate Clisby to get the game going  :good:

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    My dad just text me "the little jap guy is good".

     

    Lol nothing like the older generation for unknowingly wandering into political incorrectness

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    I think Clisby is decent. Similar to Jamieson, but more defensively aware. Not a good first half, but excellent second half.

     

    Bulut has to do more off the ball. He's not on the same level as guys like Nico, Mitch, Jumpei and even Santa.

     

    Have seen enough of Lustica. Bacchus good. Let's see how Melling goes also.

     

    Main weakness is centre backs. But Popa just said Aspro and Cornthwaite aren't match fit. So hopefully they improve.

     

    Best game ever from Redmayne.

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