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Mariners v WTFU 2/4

turbo

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Should be an interesting first meeting. WU seem to be more consistent than particularly dominating and I think their play style will suit us more than the likes of City/Victory/Adelaide who tend to play a faster more pressing game.

Brisbane pushed them hard a man down for 60 mins so they are definitely beatable at the moment. No point trying to cross over them with NTS and Lacroix in the middle but if we can find a touch of space and pass to feet we'll be in with a decent shot. A win could see us as high as 4th pending other results.
 

Forum Phoenix

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Should be an interesting first meeting. WU seem to be more consistent than particularly dominating and I think their play style will suit us more than the likes of City/Victory/Adelaide who tend to play a faster more pressing game.

Brisbane pushed them hard a man down for 60 mins so they are definitely beatable at the moment. No point trying to cross over them with NTS and Lacroix in the middle but if we can find a touch of space and pass to feet we'll be in with a decent shot. A win could see us as high as 4th pending other results.
They press well. Move the ball well. Work hard. Good side.

my biggest concerns are handling the press and not getting trapped in our own half.
 

Big Al

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Well here we are 3/4 way through the season and we get our first game against WU and two more coming up in the run home. Things are tight because of all the points we’ve thrown away so a win is a must.

Haven’t watched them at all this season but there from might suggest they are cooling off.

Need to cash in on the winning mentality we’ve got running
 

marinermick

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Well here we are 3/4 way through the season and we get our first game against WU and two more coming up in the run home. Things are tight because of all the points we’ve thrown away so a win is a must.

Haven’t watched them at all this season but there from might suggest they are cooling off.

Need to cash in on the winning mentality we’ve got running

Only play them twice all up this season.

Given how poor the NSW teams have been the draw has been kind to us this season.
 

style_cafe

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If Faz is ruled out, Smiffy can go to LB and Olly comes in at LM with the emphasis on playing forward and using the space in behind the back 4. Problem solved for this weekend but f**ked if I know what to do when Faz comes back on Tuesday...:popcorn:

Also Kye comes back in, Miller at RB,Hall to RCB.
Tongyik (if available)goes to the splinter
Who`s on first ?what`s on second ?arrrhhh you know the rest...I`m done
 
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midfielder

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Got a good feeling about this game...

Interestingly these are there stats compared to ours...

Played 19 won 11, Drawn 4, lost 4 ===== Goals Scored 25 === Goals conceded 20 === Diff 5

we have

Played 17 won 6, Drawn 4, lost 7 ====== Goals Scored 27 === Goals conceded ==24 ==Diff 3.

They seem to be good at winning those tight games at which we are good at losing.

But they do concede goals and we can score goals ...

I give us a good chance of winning this...
 

Allreet?

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What's happened to their Italian maestro? He's a good player.

They're pretty dangerous in the final third, but that's our strength. Has a draw written all over it unless we can score at least twice.
 

Allreet?

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Have to say also I've been amazed at how well Aloisi has done. I had him pegged as an ex-Socceroo who was given a big chance and didn't have the chops (any success he did have was more down to his brother).

But he doesn't have Ross with him now and he's done wonders with the mess Rudan left.
 

Allreet?

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Wow! Decided to do a bit of fact checking to make sure it was Rudan who was Aloisi's immediate successor, so went to the WU wikipedia site.

There is not a single mention of Rudan on the site despite mentions of every other coach including Anastasiadis and Hutcho.

Someone must really hate Rudan.
 

booney

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Rudan is disliked by a lot of people in the football community. My son in law who supports Sydney FC says he has the reputation of being a grub and smartarse.
 

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