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Coast Football Ramble Podcast

priorpeter

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Thanks for another great pod guys.

So fantastic to hear Monty. Interesting that he always considered Stensness as a centre back in the way he played and that he hates the defensive mentality.

Pete, looks like you introduced a new word into Monty’s vocabulary in “verticality”. He loved it!
You introduced the word to me, just preaching the good word of Mick!
 

marinermick

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You introduced the word to me, just preaching the good word of Mick!

A few years old now but this is an outstanding article. It goes into depth the concept of verticality, the pioneers, the evolution away from tika taka, the success of Arnold and Popovic in the A-League, the negative influence of the FFA Curriculum and misinterpretations by coaches, the outdated notion of talking about formations in football, and the need for fast, precise play to unsettle defences.

You can absolutely see why Okon failed here and Milicic failed every coach gig he had by reading this article.

You can also see why Staj was successful with the Matildas and us, and why Monty is continuing this success.

 
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Josho Howe

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A few years old now but this is an outstanding article. It goes into depth the concept of verticality, the pioneers, the evolution away from tika taka, the success of Arnold and Popovic in the A-League, the negative influence of the FFA Curriculum and misinterpretations by coaches, the outdated notion of talking about formations in football, and the need for fast, precise play to unsettle defences.

You can absolutely see why Okon failed here and Milicic failed every coach gig he had by reading this article.

You can also see why Staj was successful with the Matildas and us, and why Monty is continuing this success.

This was a sensational read. Thanks Mick.
 

Forum Phoenix

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Very good article.

A huge part of our success fro mine in the last two games has been Faz's return to form and the width and pace being provided by Aqulina. It's clearly helped balance our attack and been key in being able to meaningfully switch the ball to stretch the opposition and also to break with his pace. It's given Faz acres on the other side to run into and then combined with some of kaltak's very impressive diagonals and Triantis hitting straight quality passes and oh that through ball... has meant we have dominated in attack and given teams hell.

That combined with our pressing and combativeness last game. What a joy to behold.
 

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