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Man Overboard

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Haven't read any of this thread yet. Took nearly 24 hours to get to the replay.

I'm sure it's all been said already but standout games from Beni, Balard and Roux for mine - but there was not a bad player on the field whether starting 11 or subs. Great stuff.

WP came out on fire and we weathered the storm, took control, and always looked the goods.

Very pleased with another clean sheet too.
Agree totally. And I like that we kept playing to the end instead of parking the bus
 

Tevor

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Trevor, did you get robbed in NZ once or something? Ironically by stating KPI's you are jumping on the ridiculous FFA train. You CANNOT use KPIs without giving every team (pre covid) the same amount of plumb game times (read Saturday nights). They did the exact same thing to us. Fox and their cronies were either CCM out or Wellington out depending on the form/KPI of the month.

Amazingly the big clubs had bigger crowds because they played at reasonable times. Meanwhile, we played upteen Sunday 3pm games in 40 degree heat.

Funnily enough, Melbourne City must have the worst crowd/ people in the region stats but they are NEVER talked about in terms of getting kicked out despite there inability to draw a crowd or promote the league. All the while poaching players and diluting the playing field of the comp. I happened to go to a Finals game while on holiday against Brisbane and the crowd was about 7000 from memory (yes- that looks good now).

You are 100% correct about Macarthur. I now live down that way and was happy to see more A-league but I won't pay the price. Got to see the Yellow twice last season close to home, but the one time this season was moved to Penrith. They overcharge and do not advertise in the region at all.

Basically- I'm saying CCM and Wellington were dudded by FOX scheduling in terms of KPIs. City are the worst over a longer period of time until Cows came in who are appalling in terms of what they offer the league. Finally, I'll say it again- WU should get kicked out if they don't have their own stadium in the next 12-18 months.
I actually like visiting NZ, just don’t think they have a place in our league at all. It’s like the EPL allowing a US team to play in their comp, different federation etc. it just doesn’t make sense and I just don’t get why people think it’s great. No one has ever given me a proper reason they should be there when there is about 20 decent reasons they shouldn’t.
 

Ancient Mariner

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Storm reminded me of some of those kiwi rugby league players who played for Sydney clubs backing the old days. They played ok for the clubs, but when they pulled on a black jersey they were unbeatable. He looked 10 years younger.
I love how Beni can go across the keeper and just sneak in at the far post. Others in our team could learn from his accuracy.
A toss up between them for my MOM.
1 point to Birraz.
 

Ancient Mariner

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I was not surprised that Mont left Marco on the bench. Lately he has been holding the ball for too long and running into more dead ends than Wee Mac used to.
When he came on yesterday there were quite a few times when he delayed too long on the break and did not release players running into open space.
I am getting concerned with his form.
Moresche provided some good energy up front and provided some glimpses of a quality player. When he stops falling over to draw fouls I may even be able to say "told you so" about him.
 

Man Overboard

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I actually like visiting NZ, just don’t think they have a place in our league at all. It’s like the EPL allowing a US team to play in their comp, different federation etc. it just doesn’t make sense and I just don’t get why people think it’s great. No one has ever given me a proper reason they should be their when there is about 20 decent reasons they shouldn’t.
I dont mind them being in the comp. The more the merrier. I'd have no objection to more foreign teams from French Polynesia, The Phillipines, Fiji or Indonesia in the mix. That aside, I also think there should be a Canberra, Hobart, Wollongong, Darwin and FNQ team rather than adding more bloody Sydney and Melbourne teams.
 

Yorkshire Mariners FC

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I actually like visiting NZ, just don’t think they have a place in our league at all. It’s like the EPL allowing a US team to play in their comp, different federation etc. it just doesn’t make sense and I just don’t get why people think it’s great. No one has ever given me a proper reason they should be there when there is about 20 decent reasons they shouldn’t.
Cardiff and Swansea anyone? Fry?
 

Yorkshire Mariners FC

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I dont mind them being in the comp. The more the merrier. I'd have no objection to more foreign teams from French Polynesia, The Phillipines, Fiji or Indonesia in the mix. That aside, I also think there should be a Canberra, Hobart, Wollongong, Darwin and FNQ team rather than adding more bloody Sydney and Melbourne teams.
Amen
 

Dobbie

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I was not surprised that Mont left Marco on the bench. Lately he has been holding the ball for too long and running into more dead ends than Wee Mac used to.
When he came on yesterday there were quite a few times when he delayed too long on the break and did not release players running into open space.
I am getting concerned with his form.
Moresche provided some good energy up front and provided some glimpses of a quality player. When he stops falling over to draw fouls I may even be able to say "told you so" about him.
We're on the same page on both points. Moresche was just getting up to ALeague speed and about to explode when Cummings arrived. Gradually getting minutes and pushing his way in.
 

BrisRecky

I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit
Hmm,a NZ team in The comp ?…I don’t hate them, but I dont get it , if they win the comp or the final , they can’t do anything gained by the win the same as Aussie clubs get (Asian champions etc) and they can’t be in the Australia cup can they ? …so what’s the point , I’m sure a team based in Wollongong ( Go Wolves) or Canberra, Tassie or even Darwin would be a better option
 

turbo

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Something else to think about - a kiwi game used to be an automatic MUTE the whole game. They are now probably the better if not best commentators. I haven't heard any useless stats about what happened 10 years ago or how many sandwiches the commentators were considering for their half time snack. Actually talking about the game, not putting me to sleep. Nice one bro.
The kiwi team was miles above most commentary teams we’ve got at the moment. Hill and Harper is probably the best followed by Hill & Mcbreen.
 

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