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God was caught ball watching for the second goal,he had no idea where Nabbout was,but as some said previously he`ll learn from that...Overall thoughts…
Ruon is well off the pace.
Storm really is trash.
Neither of our young DMs have come back from covid well.
Farrell is god.
Nkololo will be spending some time on the pine when we have a fit team.
We really miss Nizz-covic.
We may just need the cumm-dog.
I’m glad we still played that game even though we technically could have postponed, we lost the match, but getting big minutes into a tonne of kids will pay off for us further down the track.
In Farrell's defence, that goal was a comedy of errors, from tongyik gifting the ball to their mid 5 metres out of our box, to storm roux jockeying and not pressing on the assisting cross, Farrell was caught out, but he is the least of our issues.God was caught ball watching for the second goal,he had no idea where Nabbout was,but as some said previously he`ll learn from that...
Yep, that’s the game I saw.They were better than us. A bit too much quality and they harried us well.
But we battled well and blooded 2 new debutants.
Great goal by Urena.
Moreshe did quite well and was more dangerous than Cy and Beni.
We were a bit lacking in the middle of the park.
The defending on that 3rd goal was horrid.
We missed Nizzy and Miller massively.
Cy is excellent at set pieces and controls the ball well but in open play he’s toA very good summary from FP.
A couple of things I noticed.
Rowles was my MOM.
Birraz was excellent, I just wish he would sweep a bit more and really dominate the box. I guess this expectation comes from being brought up watching Danny and Matty Ryan.
Tongyik is still a bit rusty and needs a bit of time. This match will help.
Storm did a couple of good things and had one of his better games, but is definitely past it. Slow in anticipation and very slow to get back. Fullback is definitely a ultra fit young man's position these days. He also complains a lot.
Ollie looked like he was recovering from Covid. Maybe the raging body does not cover as quickly anymore from mid week games?
Ballard was also off his game maybe Covid recovery, maybe overawed. But we definitely had a massive hole in the middle of the pitch.
For me the jury is still out on Cy. He shows glimpses of real quality, but seems at times to be intimidated by the physicality of the A League. He seems loathe to take an opposing player on and I am starting to suspect he may lack the pace needed to be a winger in this league. Maybe he is still finding his feet. He came highly recommended by ALF and I am maybe expecting too much this early.
Although he is still very raw I do like Benni. He sometimes shows amazing ball control and is enthusiastic and causes the opposition headaches. I am convinced he can develop into something special. He fits this squad.
There has already been enough discussion here on Urena and Moresche. I will leave it and say I was not unhappy with their performances. Both played well considering the limitations (different for both) that they are playing under. they are still my starters up front.
The game did show how much we rely on the amazing work done by Nizzy Missed massively.
The other interesting thing is how many here would have imagined how much we missed Miller. Definitely the most improved player in the squad this year by a long way.
I look forward with confidence to be able to say the same about some of our other young players in the future.
Agree, again Niz is the player I trust most in our squad to receive the ball under pressure and still find a way to not just keep it but get it forward. Miller does this also. Almost worryingly so at times, but I like it and we need it.We passed backwards way more than usual last night, it hasn't been a big feature of this teams play this season so can only think it was uncertainty and not being up to speed
Hate to disappoint but not a pom.Didn’t take long to trigger the first Pom.
Definitely. Goes about his business consistently each week and has been very solid. Especially so with Hall out.I reckon we're gonna miss Kye more than people realise next week.