Round 18. Newcastle away.

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

  1. true believer

    true believer Well-Known Member

    That'll do it
  2. true believer

    true believer Well-Known Member

    I think its his spot .
    And he's what we have
  3. Forum Phoenix

    Forum Phoenix Well-Known Member

    This is it in a nutshell.
  4. Forum Phoenix

    Forum Phoenix Well-Known Member

    I don't really want to free up Kim from defensive duties. I think having a solid back four with those two in front dedicated to screening and breaking up play would mean we finally stopped having players waltz in to our final third. And if we could just upgrade on Clisby I actually think our back 4 would be ok given how solid Tongyik looked in his cameo and I'd be starting him and pushing Rowles into LB ASAP.

    But our midfield seems to have packed up shop for the year and they were failing to provide assists before they gave up, or I guess we can blame our forwards for failing to score. Duric is our highest scorer with 4. Matty has 3, but two were pens (can't remember the third).

    The club has a lot of squad problems to overcome once again. And losing Birra is going to hurt us BAD.
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  5. shipwreck

    shipwreck Well-Known Member

    It was the loss against Western United that f**ked us. We haven't looked right since then.
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  6. pjennings

    pjennings Well-Known Member

    Is this speculation or an opinion or have you heard something
  7. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Well-Known Member

    I have not been a supporter of moving Rowles to fullback as I thought he was too important in the centre. However after his performance at set pieces recently, maybe it is time.
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  8. Elite

    Elite Active Member

    Really likeable character, always thanks the fans whether it's at home or away matches and you cannot question his commitment.

    I know he's on the slower side but I hope we can keep him honestly.
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  9. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    The only issue is if we want to keep playing Rowles or Tongyik in CB as well it stops us bringing in a high quality visa CB to really run the back line so we need to decide what is realistic and what we want. IMO unless we can line up a big improvement we should keep Ziggy and probably chuck him the arm band.
  10. jacobclear

    jacobclear Active Member

    A captain that doesn't start fights? What is this madness

    *in all seriousness I'd like to see that.
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  11. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Well-Known Member

    We need to spend money on a spine.
    Quality experienced Centre Back a la Patrick Z.
    Quality beast DM, like Mile. Or non beast like Musti or Tommy H.
    Quality AM or #10. Many different ways to go.
    Striker who can score.

    The rest will take care of itself. As long as we have fast wingers (Harold is a start) and stop playing 4-2-2-2).
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  12. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Well-Known Member

    Ziggy is not necessarily slow. He is just not quick, but I would back him against most over 100m.
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  13. jacobclear

    jacobclear Active Member

    Given we have some quality youth strikers, a top dollar visa striker would be able to teach the younger lads how to finish. Silvera still has a spot but he needs to fix his attitude first. Having players like Milan in his ear is only going to be a detriment.

    Is it possible to resign Kim? i want to see him again next season.
  14. Big Al

    Big Al Well-Known Member

    We’ve been falling apart in January for the last few years especially Okon.
    The if we just beat this shit team and then that one and we’ll be in the 6 keeps turning into the spoon and contract discussions have to be a major part of this
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  15. Tim

    Tim Member

    Gee hasn’t the tide turned on Milan on this forum. The guy is a classy player who appears to be tired or perhaps is carrying a niggling injury or two and hasn’t been at his best after such an explosive start to the season. If it continues, it’s a problem, but for now I think we give him the benefit of the doubt...
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  16. Forum Phoenix

    Forum Phoenix Well-Known Member

    Just a few mutterings but nothing solid.

    As a matter of opinion though, almost certainly would be looking onward and upward. It’s hard to imagine why he would stay unless he can’t get a competing offer. And his form would justify a decent move.
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  17. Forum Phoenix

    Forum Phoenix Well-Known Member

    I'm won over. His speed can be a liability but he has great timing and 1000% commitment.
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  18. Forum Phoenix

    Forum Phoenix Well-Known Member

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  19. Forum Phoenix

    Forum Phoenix Well-Known Member

    For sure. I don’t think it’s coincidence either... the better reputed and better performing players and their agents would all start looking to the future as the coaches vision implodes.

    3 more wins which we could easily have had and it’s probably a very different story.
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  20. Forum Phoenix

    Forum Phoenix Well-Known Member

    yeah I think it could be the hernia issue was it? He’s clearly holding back at present. But my money would be it’s not from lack of heart with him, but it might be...
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