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    Vedran Hands Sydney FC Derby Win


    mack

    Vedran Janjetovic threw away the derby with a moment of madness that saw him sent off for a handball outside the box, with the Wanderers incapable of defending their early 1-0 lead, the Wanderers eventually succumbing to a 3-1 defeat at Homebush tonight.

    The match began much later than expected as a thunderstorm lashed the Sydney region and forced the match commissioner to postpone kick-off by more than half an hour. Once it was underway the Wanderers controlled the early going, and their 20 minutes of pressure paid off through Alexander Baumjohann and Oriol Riera. Baumjohann delivered a wonderful curling free kick into the penalty area, Bruce Kamau's diving header caused Andrew Redmayne to hesitate momentarily, and the ball found the feet of Riera and subsequently the back of the net.

    Riera's goal was the highlight of the game for the home side. Mere minutes later, a garbage long ball over the top caused confusion with Vedran Janjetovic deciding he needed to rush out of the area, he knocked over Ziegler his central defender, and then dived at the shot despite being well out of the area. The red card was inevitable at that point, and shortly after Baumjohann followed Vedran down the tunnel as the Wanderers attacking spark was sacrificed to bring on substitute keeper Danijel Nizic.

    Sydney FC attacked at their leisure from that point on, knowing the Wanderers had no real potency in attack, and they equalised in first half stoppage time. Josh Brillante was let run into the penalty area by Jaushua Sotirio, his shot struck the woodwork after Nizic failed to palm it away, and typically for these derby games, the rebound was perfectly placed for Alex Brosque to hammer the ball home.

    From that moment on a Sydney FC win was inevitable, and they took the advantage from a dreadfully defended corner in the 57th minute. The ball flashed through a sea of bodies until it reached De Jong at the back post who scored with his left boot.

    Sydney FC sealed the game in the 80th minute, a lofted corner to the back post was buried with the head by Jacob Tratt. Western Sydney had less than 0 in attack and wouldn't have scored in 500 minutes let alone the dozen remaining.

    Western Sydney just find new ways to give up points and wins in the A-League. Whatever Babbel is doing on the training pitch isn't being applied on the big stage, and he hasn't displayed any of the tactical nous one would expected from a manager who engineered Hertha's rise to the Budesliga in 2010/11.

    The vagaries of the A-League finals system means that the Wanderers will likely limp along with some small hope of turning around their form at the back end of the season, but the league premiership is gone already, and the season looks set to be another long slog to try and wrestle 5th or 6th spot away from the likes of Wellington, Melbourne City and Newcastle.

    The Wanderers play Adelaide United, in Adelaide, on Wednesday the 26th of December, at 7:50pm Sydney time.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Babbel looks for a better player, especially if his form doesn't improve. ABJ can't defend, and for all the flashy work on the ball, the team has 1 goal and 1 assist to show for it. It's not good enough.

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    14 minutes ago, mack said:

    I wouldn't be surprised if Babbel looks for a better player, especially if his form doesn't improve. ABJ can't defend, and for all the flashy work on the ball, the team has 1 goal and 1 assist to show for it. It's not good enough.

    Wow - harsh!

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    1 hour ago, mack said:

    I wouldn't be surprised if Babbel looks for a better player, especially if his form doesn't improve. ABJ can't defend, and for all the flashy work on the ball, the team has 1 goal and 1 assist to show for it. It's not good enough.

    Maybe you should put this in the Unpopular Opinion thread as well...! :ninja:

    I guess you have to weigh up whether his attacking and passing is worth more than his defending.

    At the moment if he is not on the field we have almost zero chances of scoring as opposed to having him on and perhaps we're a chance.....lol

    Edited by sonar

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    As statements go, there was nothing but common sense coming through there, passionate and degree of empathy and understanding towards the coach and team's predicament in the heat of the moment, he's thrown a bucket of water over any ember of discontent there.

    Move forward, nothing to be said anymore on this chapter.

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    Stats aren’t great for Baum no doubt but the quality is there for all to see 

    I’d like to see how he goes when’s a roly is back and bridge comes around 

    Adelaide is a must win really for squad belief more than anything 

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    On ‎19‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 12:58 PM, MistahCampoy said:

    Seems like the mentality is strong in this one! Lets just hope Vedran does the same

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/baumjohann-at-peace-with-babbel-janjetovic-after-derby-disaster-20181218-p50n1q.html

     

    "We cannot be angry with Vedran because he's saved us so many times. He has lots of experience so he knows he did a mistake. Football lives from mistakes. If nobody makes mistakes, all the games would be nil-nil."

    ;)

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    Half of keeping is about judgement and positioning: where to stand, whether or not to come out, how far and which way to dive etc. He stuffed one, he was trying to be aggressive and assert himself on the match (a good desire), probably realised he didn't have to come out half way through but didn't want to take a backwards step and thought he could still get there.

    He compounded a wrong call but he's a good keeper. **** happens

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    1 hour ago, matty said:

    Half of keeping is about judgement and positioning: where to stand, whether or not to come out, how far and which way to dive etc. He stuffed one, he was trying to be aggressive and assert himself on the match (a good desire), probably realised he didn't have to come out half way through but didn't want to take a backwards step and thought he could still get there.

    He compounded a wrong call but he's a good keeper. **** happens

    He’s a decent keeper but he has at least one brain explosion a season, hopefully that’s this seasons one out the way.

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    26 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

    He’s a decent keeper but he has at least one brain explosion a season, hopefully that’s this seasons one out the way.

    We have a history lately of kamikaze keepers........lol

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/central-coast-mariners-v-western-sydney-wanderers-video-tyson-sent-off-after-shoulder-charge/news-story/aedfb87e601e92fe36706b75693b2c79

     

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    Just now, wendybr said:

    Ante?

    Not so much Ante, but Redmayne AND Tyson were  known for brain fades while playing for us......lol....

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    Look at the picture in that Tyson article, the ball got kicked ahead into him, it wasn't a deliberate handball, and the two players collided. Should have been play on.

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    Even if Messi played for us, he too wouldnt have many assists.

    Its about players creating space, angles and making runs that open up options for the playmaker to do their magic. Nothing happens with a naive and static team. ABJ has pled his tried with the big boys in the Bundesliga with proper refs on proper fields. 

    Our players need to create and be on the same wavelength.

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    15 minutes ago, sonar said:

    Not so much Ante, but Redmayne AND Tyson were  known for brain fades while playing for us......lol....

    Ohhh yes. :xnod:

    I remember.

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