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2021 FFA Cup

Coastalraider

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Cu looks a class above, he could be our best technical signing for a while once he gets some combinations going. Super impressive.
But the big one for me was Nizzy, he was everywhere in that second half and completely dominated play. I feel like he made a big step in confidence last night.

I was texting an FC mate telling him to tune in to watch the new best midfielder… Nizzkovich.
 

Ads

Well-Known Member
We haven’t played bad in the first 2 a-league matches but I always thought we might look decent as a 3-5-2.

Helps support Olli in the middle as Olli often pushes high as he runs through with the defensive push.

———HALL——-TONG——ROWLES——
CY——NIZ——-OLLI——BALL——-FAZZ
————URENA——MORESHE—————
 

Ozhammer

Well-Known Member
Managed to grab a drink with some of the club’s staff post-game and it was wonderful to see how much the result meant to them. They are 100% invested in what they do and it is easy to see that the club means as much to them as it does to us everyday fans.

Reflecting on the game, I found it exciting to watch and everything a cup contest should supposedly be with plenty of drama and talking points. I haven’t seen the Birraz incident as yet, so don’t have a view on that but I thought the nous Monty showed and the determination the boys showed to get the job done was immense.

Sure, Wollongong weren’t the best NPL side we have ever come up against but we still had to get the job done and without some of our big name players, whilst keeping one eye on having to play the Heiffers on Sunday.

All in all, I give the team a big thumbs up and will reserve judgement on Birraz until I have seen the replay, although I understand the club is likely to appeal the card.
 

Ben10

Active Member
HUGE effort. To play majority of a game with ten men, some of whom with only a handful of appearances, is amazing. Big character building game, this will help the younger guys out immensely in the season to come.

Monty gets all the points for me. Tried to play some younger boys at the start, formation change worked and subs all had an impact- love to see it.

Ref was obviously pretty rubbish, I thought that Farrell was hit from behind when he won a header off a corner (I think late in the first half) which, had he gone done, may have been a pen. Up up!
 

Michael

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The absolute best part of last night was Wollongong knowing their only chance to beat our lads was to kick them off the park and rile them up. Not saying it didn’t work, they almost got us. Miller played on the edge but impressively controlled himself.
95% of the game we were composed and totally dominated them.
The most impressed I’ve been in years. I don’t care about the level of opposition.
 

VonBowellski

Active Member
Didnt see the game or watched the highlights yet but i read the commentry on the KeepUp page, seemed like nearly every shot was from Urena with an assist from Nizzy. Looks like a great combination developing there and i seem to recall in a video or something that Urena said he was working with Nizz a fair bit at training.
 

Tevor

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Waiting for the replay to come on 10 Play, wonder how long it takes to come up as I can see all the other previous matches just none from last night. Didn't get to watch it and after reading this thread keen to see what all the action was about.
 

Kilsin

Active Member
I want to pay credit to Monty tonight. This bloke is a dead set quality coach! Tony, Dross, Mulvey or Okunt would have switched to 441 and with a cheating Ref we would have lost or conceded 2 more on the break.
Urena and Cy's quality was obvious and steadied the ship.
Nizzy was MOM and simply awesome. Farrell is something else.....f**king love this kid already.
I almost want to give Monty the MOTM, he was brilliant with his subs, tactics, timing...can't wait to see what else he can do with the squad throughout this season.

It's so refreshing to see a coach plan, execute, react and actually fight and chase a win rather than defend, equalise and park the bus...long live Monty!!
 

Big Al

Well-Known Member
Managed to grab a drink with some of the club’s staff post-game and it was wonderful to see how much the result meant to them. They are 100% invested in what they do and it is easy to see that the club means as much to them as it does to us everyday fans.

Reflecting on the game, I found it exciting to watch and everything a cup contest should supposedly be with plenty of drama and talking points. I haven’t seen the Birraz incident as yet, so don’t have a view on that but I thought the nous Monty showed and the determination the boys showed to get the job done was immense.

Sure, Wollongong weren’t the best NPL side we have ever come up against but we still had to get the job done and without some of our big name players, whilst keeping one eye on having to play the Heiffers on Sunday.

All in all, I give the team a big thumbs up and will reserve judgement on Birraz until I have seen the replay, although I understand the club is likely to appeal the card.
I’ll save you the time. Dropped a shoulder instead of using a two handed push. Got pinged for being stupid. Ref didn’t see it so touchy gave him the info so may have seemed worse from afar but was a blatant premeditated use of the shoulder to inflict pain while trying to seem like he didn’t do anything. Got what he deserved IMO. Don’t give the ref a reason to show the red.
 

Shaun Mielekamp

Well-Known Member
Just for everyone's reference the FFA Cup sanction and review process is different to the A-League. This is still entirely run by the FA not the APL and there is a determination that automatically allocates a minimum sanction. Very similar to FNSW processes in NPL for those that are across that.
In short we will await the determination of the FA if this is to be deemed 1. Violent Conduct for 2 games, 2. Unsportman-like behaviour which is 1 game or 3. that the ref's got it wrong and rescind the red card altogether.
Could be as soon as this afternoon or as late as tomorrow afternoon.
We have made a formal submission on Mark's behalf after reviewing the incident which is I suppose best described as presenting our case before the decision is made.
This way at least when FA make their deliberation we have confidence they have all the viewpoints to consider on the matter. We do not know as yet formally what was written in the Referee's report and that ultimately will decide the outcome determined by the FA.

Any suspension is applicable to the A-League matches as it applies to all competitive games.

I hope this answers the questions that people might have.
 

yellowcake

Well-Known Member
Shaun (if you are able to answer), is he OK? The attacker didn't miss him.
A generalisation e.g. "nothing too serious" will suffice.
 

scottmac

Well-Known Member
Can anyone find the replays on the phone app for 10play. Like any at all? Can only find highlights
 

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