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sydmariner

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turbo

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It was disappointing how little we had in transition and we failed to ask questions of the Japanese defence because of the slow buildup. That might work against some lower ranked counties but it clearly didn’t against a better opposition.
 

Tevor

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It was disappointing how little we had in transition and we failed to ask questions of the Japanese defence because of the slow buildup. That might work against some lower ranked counties but it clearly didn’t against a better opposition.
I found the slow build up so frustrating, in the first half the great chance for Taggart come from quick ball movement and running at them. Behich schooled all game and really looked well below standards in this game, we must not have a replacement as he deserved to be hooked. Midfield was hustled out of the game and struggled to keep the ball or move it forward. What was Sains doing on their second goal, no pressure he pretty much just watched the Japanese player. We looked slow and fatigued and probably not surprising after the Oman game and travel. Hopefully just a small speed bump, a draw would have been a fantastic result.
 

FFC Mariner

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I think they got exactly what they deserved for that performance. Arnoldball at its absolute worst. Behich, Mooy and Rogic were awful. We had no midfield to speak of with those 2 in it.
I initially thought that Taggart just had a shocker - when Mabil came on he was invisible as well. No one got close to giving him a chance. Taggart had 1 and missed.
Dukey ought to have started, happy to drop deep to win the ball and has energy.
 

Waspish

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We were sluggish and Japan had everything at stake and I think this was the difference in the end.
I agree and think we had the wrong starting 11 (midfield mostly) and lack dynamism, speed and flow. Shame Mooy wasn't fully fit, he was my MoM and the only player Japan really respected.

I know we feared the counter but we needed to up the tempo at the very least. We would have scored if we did.

A bit of bad luck on the last goal, but in reality we'd had a lot of good luck with a few others not going in and/or saved.
 

pjennings

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I think they got exactly what they deserved for that performance. Arnoldball at its absolute worst. Behich, Mooy and Rogic were awful. We had no midfield to speak of with those 2 in it.
I initially thought that Taggart just had a shocker - when Mabil came on he was invisible as well. No one got close to giving him a chance. Taggart had 1 and missed.
Dukey ought to have started, happy to drop deep to win the ball and has energy.
Mooy was playing on the left with Hrustic is the middle. I don't think we should be starting Hrustic and Rogic together against stronger teams. When they do Hrustic plays deeper and loses the ball putting us under immediate pressure.
 

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