Round 18. Newcastle away.

Discussion in 'Central Coast Mariners FC' started by Justin Cooney, Feb 3, 2020.


  1. style_cafe

    style_cafe Well-Known Member

    Maybe Ernie could come in as a consultant?
     
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  2. onto it

    onto it Active Member

    Silvera was simply absent. He doesn't have a shred of defender in his body. It seems all he is interested in are the glory moments. What a goose.
    Duric at least tries. He just seems to be too old for the job. No pace and no stamina. Has he got enough of a skillset to be a number 10 and to press? I feel he is not a strong presser for 90.
    Stens passing has gone to shite since the beginnin gothe season. What is going on there? I agree that the young lads need some personal skills coaching to grow, not just strategy work. His defending was the strongest of the three but he needs to close the space between the lines quicker - though that is a pointless exercise if Duric is still panting back and Silvera has no intention of getting there.
    As a team effort, it was shambolic.
     
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  3. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    How has he gone to shit in a space of weeks? People here were tearing shreds off the club saying he was too old in the contract rumour and now that looks bang on. He’s either carrying an injury or stopped caring. Execution when he did get moments in dangerous spaces was so far from what we are used to from him.
     
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  4. onto it

    onto it Active Member

    I think in a better team Stens would suit CB. In this one his ability to cover ground effectively would be wasted. We just don't have other players who can do it.
     
  5. onto it

    onto it Active Member

    Staj seems to be really struggling to find the best combinations for the team fluency. Certainly this last game was a failure in that regard.
    Watching the absolutely useless effort of Silvera, I was shocked that he was still on in the second half. Perhaps there are orders from above...?
    In which case poor old Staj is even more hamstrung.
     
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  6. Insertnamehere

    Insertnamehere Well-Known Member

    I think freeing Kim up from some defensive duties while limiting Stens to defensuve duties would better suit where were at right now.
     
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  7. Ads

    Ads Active Member

    That’s what I was going for.
    To much crisscrossing.
    Stens is good at breaking up play, and allows strength to our sides both at the back and can use the wings.
     
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  8. Wombat

    Wombat Well-Known Member

     
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  9. Wombat

    Wombat Well-Known Member

    Reddy was excellent. Usually MOM but Izzo was terrible when we had him. He has improved alot but still prone to a howler.
     
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  10. bikinigirl

    bikinigirl Well-Known Member

    . the problem is i think we are already there ... most of our squaddies must be on or close to minimum wage - and if they are on more than that it can only be a reflection of what it costs to attract a player to this club
     
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  11. pjennings

    pjennings Well-Known Member

    Nice theory - but we arguably have 9 squaddies signed for next year probably on an average of $95,000 - $100,000. Throw in another couple of squaddies to complete the second XI and we could probably average $95000.

    Then you can fit 9 first XI players at an average of $240,000 inside the cap plus 2 marquees.

    That is what we need to turn the ship around and this is where Mike, Anton and Shaun have to figure out how to change from a squad spend of around $2.8m to $4m a year. How do you fund it, how do you recoup it, how to make it sustainable.

    Spending the floor does not work.
     
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  12. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Well-Known Member

    Thanks mate all good.

    I suspect that the real reason for the blood pressure spike, was the body going into shock due to being off the grog for a fortnight. :eek: :cheers:
     
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  13. style_cafe

    style_cafe Well-Known Member

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery AM...
     
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  14. Wombat

    Wombat Well-Known Member


    It’s folly.

    You don’t throw a 20yo to CB when he has never played there.
     
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  15. Insertnamehere

    Insertnamehere Well-Known Member

    But youll sign and play a 23 and 26?yo old from other clubs, meanwhile they individually have had a handful of useful games.
     
  16. Wombat

    Wombat Well-Known Member

    We all new we needed an experienced CB at the start of the season.
     
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  17. pjennings

    pjennings Well-Known Member

    Why are we dropping Ziggy? Throws his body into blocks every game.
     
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  18. Waspish

    Waspish Active Member

    Maybe he has been told that he won't be getting an extension and his motivation to go the extra mile has gone out the window?
     
  19. Insertnamehere

    Insertnamehere Well-Known Member

    Instead we converted an RB. And have 2 CBs sucking coin out if us.
     
  20. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    I mentioned in another post that maybe there’s some drama coming out of the January window we aren’t aware of that’s really upset the squad because something is off and the timing lines up.

    If this is his response to not being offered an extension mid season it supports whoever made that call. If he kept up the form he’d have us and a bunch of clubs banging on his door. Keep playing like he has in the last two and he’ll be heading home without any offers. I’m hopeful that he has a niggle and maybe just needs Staj to rest him for a round or two.
     
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