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CCM v Wellington Paranormal

Ancient Mariner

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Ok time to give my points.
Seriously difficult. There was not a bad player on the field. You could give points to any of the starters with justification.
3 points to Miller. He and Beni totally closed down our right side. They are building a good combination. Miller was a threat to Welly every time he had the ball and provided some excellent balls to our runners. Never stopped all night. Why would he ever rather play as a centre back?
2 points to Nizzy. Controlled the game in a totally faultless performance. He enabled our other players to shine. Like Miller he never stopped, box to box.
1 point to Cummings. The runs by him, Beni and Urena will open any defence.
Mentions. Possibly the rest of the team, but in particular:
Ballard, getting better every game. A few giveaways but with more experience he will be a champ.
Beni, great goal, great shot onto the woodwork, and drew the pen for our first. Made great runs all night and his efforts in defence allowed Miller to rampage.
Farrell, Rowles and Dan, excellent as always.

If you have the chance, watch a replay of the goal by Kuol. At the match I thought it was superb. After watching it a few times on the replay I have decided it was brilliant. The run, the timing, the confidence, the first touch all outrageous for a 17 year old. It will be in the running for goal of the season. This kid is seriously good.
 

Allreet?

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If you have the chance, watch a replay of the goal by Kuol. At the match I thought it was superb. After watching it a few times on the replay I have decided it was brilliant. The run, the timing, the confidence, the first touch all outrageous for a 17 year old. It will be in the running for goal of the season. This kid is seriously good.
Yes, very well taken - I was directly behind the goal.

But how f**king good was the long ball forward? Dan Hall, was it?
 

Rising Sun

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Yeh his call was good but he got up my nose with continually asking about what VAR was going to do at every chance. Commentators, in my opinion, have contributed to VAR being the problem it is, always looking for controversy.
I think there was one or too bits of drivel but I thought generally he was good primarily because he sticks mostly to his main role - a succinct description of what is happening on the field (and consistently naming the player with the ball -which is handy when you are watching teams you are not too familiar with). Too many commentators are more interested in giving you their opinions, talking about things not related to the game in front of them or worst of all, p!ss weak attempts to inject humour. Basically just rambling away for long periods with a game happening in the background
 

Coastalraider

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When you look at both Kuols goal this week, and his one from the Cup, the biggest thing that stands out is composure. It looks so fluent for him to bang them in without a hint of panic.

We have had many many strikers in recent years who s**t the bed in front of goal, this kid makes hard opportunities look simple - at 17.
I don’t think we will see much of him in yellow, it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s gone this year. Damn he looks good.
 

marinermick

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When you look at both Kuols goal this week, and his one from the Cup, the biggest thing that stands out is composure. It looks so fluent for him to bang them in without a hint of panic.

We have had many many strikers in recent years who s**t the bed in front of goal, this kid makes hard opportunities look simple - at 17.
I don’t think we will see much of him in yellow, it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s gone this year. Damn he looks good.

What is even more remarkable is that he has only been back a few weeks after a month’s layoff with a knee injury.
 

adz

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Staff member
I think there was one or too bits of drivel but I thought generally he was good primarily because he sticks mostly to his main role - a succinct description of what is happening on the field (and consistently naming the player with the ball -which is handy when you are watching teams you are not too familiar with). Too many commentators are more interested in giving you their opinions, talking about things not related to the game in front of them or worst of all, p!ss weak attempts to inject humour. Basically just rambling away for long periods with a game happening in the background

Not sure if its the aleague or football in general, but the commentary seems to mostly be reminiscing about blah blah happened x years ago, last time these teams met, the last 14 times these teams met, or talking about other games in the round, other games in the previous round, other games in the next round, what the commentators ate for lunch, what the other lunch options were, basically anything except the game.
 

FFC Mariner

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Not sure if its the aleague or football in general, but the commentary seems to mostly be reminiscing about blah blah happened x years ago, last time these teams met, the last 14 times these teams met, or talking about other games in the round, other games in the previous round, other games in the next round, what the commentators ate for lunch, what the other lunch options were, basically anything except the game.
Some even talk about games that never happened.
Go figure
 

Kilsin

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Not sure if its the aleague or football in general, but the commentary seems to mostly be reminiscing about blah blah happened x years ago, last time these teams met, the last 14 times these teams met, or talking about other games in the round, other games in the previous round, other games in the next round, what the commentators ate for lunch, what the other lunch options were, basically anything except the game.
I legitimately hate hearing the negative stats for any team from the "side-kick commentators", it's such an off-putting discussion point when they are supposed to be highlighting, showcasing and promoting the league but any opportunity they get they pull out stupid stats like "This will be the 308th min the Mariners haven't scored against X club, how does that affect the X rating" blah blah...such rubbish and always makes me think the person who says it comes across as uneducated and can think of nothing important or of particular relevance to say other than a shitty negative stat for each team.

I hope they do away with it and find something better to discuss going forward.
 

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