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    Two Points Ditched In Mudgee


    mack

    A-League football came for the first time to Mudgee, and the Wanderers left having thrown away two points having given Brisbane Roar a saloon passage to a 2-2 draw.

    Western Sydney began exceptionally well, opening the scoring in all of 10 minutes. Nick Fitzgerald lofted a ball over the top of the Brisbane defence, with flying winger Bruce Kamau coming inside, taking a neat touch to clear the cover defence before firing onto the post. It rebounded back into the middle of the 18 yard box and Oriol Riera could hardly miss to take the lead.

    The bright spark of Kamau tore the Roar defence to shreds again 10 minutes later to send Riera to the penalty spot. Kamau weaved through two defenders, before drawing a penalty from Jacob Pepper. Riera's penalt shot was turned onto the post by Jamie Young, it fell back to Riera's feet and he knocked it under the second dive of Young to pick up his and the Wanderers second goal of the game.

    Unfortunately for the Wanderers that was the peak of the game for the ostensibly home side. Brisbane began the long road back to parity through Alex Lopez, who launched a rocket from 25 yards out from goal, it beat Vedran Janejtovic all ends up, crashed into the base of the post and rebounded into the netting on the far side.

    Brisbane were back level mere minutes after the half-time break. Alexander Baumjohann idiotically felled Eric Bautheac well inside the penalty box and the referee had no hesitation pointing to the spot. Adam Taggart bettered Oriol Riera's penalty shot from the first half, as he sent Janjetovic the wrong way to make it 2-2.

    There were chances for both sides to take the lead, substitite Jaushua Sotirio with one of the best as he curled a long range effort onto the bar and out, but neither side could make a late breakthrough. Ultimately, it was another example of the ongoing failure of the Western Sydney Wanderers to hold onto their leads, and to close out games. Smashing Wellington is one thing, but they took their foot off the pedal against the Roar, a side they could ill afford to take lightly, and it has cost the team the chance to take the lead in the A-League Premiership.

    With an international break coming up, the next game for the Wanderers is on Friday the 23rd of November against the Newcastle Jets at the Sydney Showground Homebush.

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    On 10 November 2018 at 11:13 PM, WSWJACK said:

    Must admit had got sucked in by a few reviews on this board by a few posters about how lazy Kamau is supposed to be,

    Supposed to be? You think it was coincidence that he was a no show in pre A-League matches? There are many ways to be lazy than putting in for a 90 minute performance. It is along that same line of thinking that gets Sotirio picked ahead of the more talented other options.

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    2 hours ago, Wanderboy said:

    I briefly broke away from the march to take a few pics and a video, and I came across a B R fan. I said to him "WTF are you doing here buddy?" and his reply was "I'm the token Roar fan". Lol. We laughed, shook hands and went our separate ways.

    Kristensen (sp?) parents had flown over to Brisbane & then drove down to Mudgee. Add them to the mix, perhaps not in the onesie :lol:

    4 hours ago, FCB said:

    Indeed, Lopez was running rings around JoD when he scored the first goal.

    Expect much more from TreeJack, physically he has been in first gear. Suspect lack of game time & injury over the last few years has had an effect.

    Am looking forward to him building his fitness & then I suspect we will see more than just glimpses which is all we have seen thus far. Lots more expected of him.

    It is a lot of pressure to put on his shoulders being our main creative outlet & still getting up to speed without any back up in his position. I also feel his performance is correlated to the way the team plays. If he doesn’t get the ball in the right areas then it will affect his performance & the more defensive work he does the less effective he will become. Will be interesting to see how he goes in the summer.

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    1 hour ago, Carns said:

    Wasn't Kamau recovering from injury too?

    Yeah i think people are being a bit harsh on Brucey.

    He hit the bar for the first one and then drew the pen. A wide attacker who set up two goals, what more do we want? 

    He said himself it was his first full 90, he’s only gonna get more match fit the more he plays.

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    What I loved - Mudgee, good wineries, cold beers, great stadium and the people were so welcoming, the posters and banners on the main street was first class, the local sergeant behind me who didn't move but turned to his copper mates and said 'na stay here the rural fire boys are there if anything goes wrong' when the young copper asked should they do anything when the flare was ripped, nice country walk to a stadium where you could feel part of it. Our first 30 minutes was some of the best Wanderers football I have seen in years.  I know what people are saying about not many locals going etc but I was sitting where those small sided kids ran on and off at half time and they had their parents snapping shots of them on their phones, tell them it wasn't a buzz, they got on the field in an A League game and for me the main one was not one blue with the missus over the entire trip including 7 hours in a car (unless youve been married for more than 30 years don't judge the insignificance of this).

    What I didnt like - our last 60mins, the result, the dumb penalty we gave away, a few of our 'supporters' who need one put on their chin (not just the dumb ass racist dude I didn't witness that, but the tough guy going to the fence and bagging Risdons tats and yelling out calling him a **** all while wearing your Wanderers jersey, you should of bought that copper a beer who got you out of there before you got a flogging).  Mat McKay, the bloke is a douchebag.

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    53 minutes ago, scarcev said:

    the local sergeant behind me who didn't move but turned to his copper mates and said 'na stay here the rural fire boys are there if anything goes wrong' when the young copper asked should they do anything when the flare was ripped

    The country attitude to the active support was so refreshing. The cops just standing there UNLESS something went wrong.

    Then when the kids came running back after the RBB celebration of our pen, laughing and yelling “Dad I got beer all over me” and “they started a fire”, the parents were just like “oh yeah?” and kept talking amongst themselves. Hahaha

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    1 hour ago, scarcev said:

    Mat McKay, the bloke is a douchebag.

    Oh man. Being close to the field you really got to see his antics. He’s at the ref every 2 minutes, claiming handball, calling for fouls, whinging about something. What a git.

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    1 hour ago, scarcev said:

     

    What I didnt like - our last 60mins, the result, the dumb penalty we gave away, a few of our 'supporters' who need one put on their chin (not just the dumb ass racist dude I didn't witness that, but the tough guy going to the fence and bagging Risdons tats and yelling out calling him a **** all while wearing your Wanderers jersey, you should of bought that copper a beer who got you out of there before you got a flogging).  Mat McKay, the bloke is a douchebag.

    Yep we've been speaking about this guy on Twitter.

    He'd already had way too much to drink and from what I saw lit a cigarette in the RBB before one guy told him to piss off, then it nearly turned into fists before several including a former Capo dragged him away - all the time the cops behind watching ready to pounce.

    Then his mate dragged him over to the edge of the main stand where you witnessed the above.

    Ive been close to that behaviour in a former life so I could see his spiral downwards, but he was way worse - he should have had his day ended after the first incident, surely someone knows him.

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    2 hours ago, hawks2767 said:

    Yep we've been speaking about this guy on Twitter.

    He'd already had way too much to drink and from what I saw lit a cigarette in the RBB before one guy told him to piss off, then it nearly turned into fists before several including a former Capo dragged him away - all the time the cops behind watching ready to pounce.

    Then his mate dragged him over to the edge of the main stand where you witnessed the above.

    Ive been close to that behaviour in a former life so I could see his spiral downwards, but he was way worse - he should have had his day ended after the first incident, surely someone knows him.

    Yea a guy who was there with his missus and kids told him to pull his head in after the filthy tirade to Risdon when he was taking a throw in, so the idiot then went to go this guy in front of his missus and kids before someone stepped in and settled it down trying to get the idiot to piss off but he wouldn't listen so the cops stepped in and probably just in time cos there were a few younger ones close by without kids ready to step in.  Unfortunately it's just a matter of time for people like that, so yea if you know the bloke or are his mate, look after him and get him to pull his head in before someone else does.

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    13 hours ago, scarcev said:

    Yea a guy who was there with his missus and kids told him to pull his head in after the filthy tirade to Risdon when he was taking a throw in, so the idiot then went to go this guy in front of his missus and kids before someone stepped in and settled it down trying to get the idiot to piss off but he wouldn't listen so the cops stepped in and probably just in time cos there were a few younger ones close by without kids ready to step in.  Unfortunately it's just a matter of time for people like that, so yea if you know the bloke or are his mate, look after him and get him to pull his head in before someone else does.

    That same bloke approached my missus and I at the pub and was he was flat out stringing a sentence together. Was talking out of his ass about everything and anything until we walked off after a couple of minutes of dribble and had to find somewhere else to chill. I witnessed that scrap and he was lucky that Borris had the calmness to step in and advise him to keep moving. First class clown that fella

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