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Forum Phoenix

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Refs faulting is meaningless. Couple of clear chances on the counter. DDS needed to give it to Muzz. I know we're all critical of his finishing but l think he would have finished that off. Had time and space and was on a good angle. We are our own worst enemy not the officials.
Yep had to lay it off to Murray. DDS is such a double edged sword. Terrible decision maker. Muzz should have also finished it afterwards though.
 

AuzDutchy

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You really have to feel for the defence today, best defensive effort we've put in for a while and the forwards just couldnt score.

I think Staj got his lineup a bit wrong for this one and Jair should have started over Murray.

Miller needs to be told to back himself and take on his man.
 

Forum Phoenix

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Mcglinchy on to energise the midfield rather than the front.
I think as much as Staj wanted a goal,
he wanted it to stay to a small deficit even more.

Playing safe to keep the losses small and keep his job. Plus save embarrassment
Duric did nothing after a terrific first 30. Just like last week. He's a brilliant footballer, but for whatever reason he doesn't seem to have even half a game in him at the moment. Should have been our first sub and subbed early IMO. Stens gets too tired trying to do much, then makes errors and poor decisions.

Better game. Good mental performance by and large for a team on such a big losing streak. Well done to the players and coaching team. But football is a game of such small margins. One pass laid off... or Murray responds quicker and or gets hist studs over the ball to finish... Clisby steps up even just half a second quicker...and a different result most likely.

We've played our share of games where we were deservedly beaten, but we've also had at least half a dozen games we could have/should have won or drawn, that boiled down to only a small handful of individual errors.

There's still a lot of improvement needed. But strengthen our squad with 4 or 5 more genuine HAL level players, and we should be able to tip enough games in our favour to compete mid table at least.
 

turbo

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Yep had to lay it off to Murray. DDS is such a double edged sword. Terrible decision maker. Muzz should have also finished it afterwards though.
At the time I felt like Murray was too wide and not quite in the right position to expect the pass. Haven’t rewatched it since though but that was my gut feeling about why DDS took a (poor) shot instead.
 

soccer mad

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Observation time i think Stsj has succumbed that this is done and his rotational roster is to see who he will keep or let go . Otherwise not a bad performance ladt night
 

RECKY

I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit
Well, at least they only got one ....MOM ..probably Tongers ....the former New Zealand knights must be sitting around with their fingers crossed that we make them the 2nd worst team in HAL history
 

Forum Phoenix

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At the time I felt like Murray was too wide and not quite in the right position to expect the pass. Haven’t rewatched it since though but that was my gut feeling about why DDS took a (poor) shot instead.
Yeah I watched it a couple of times, Muzz was in a strong position. DDS either selfish, doesn't look, or doesn't trust Murray.
 

onto it

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Simply awful side that knows its beaten when it runs out - Thanks Mike
I agree that it's the case with most of the team. As they come out of the tunnel they don't even have the self confidence, arrogance or pride to look up tot he crowd.
They look down in preemptive shame.
 

LFCMariners

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Didn't watch the game, didn't even bother to look at the score until earlier tonight at the gym after glancing at the table on the HAL page. That Scott McDonald goal...FFS. I'd love to see a graph since they introduced the VAR of how often every team has had decisions overturned in their favour. Because I literally can't remember a VAR decision that has been in the favour of CCM since the F3D last season when Snake had to re-take that penalty because of goal-line encroachment.

It's a pity because the Tards are stinking pretty bad right now and if (IF, massive IF) CCM could do the treble over that lot this season I'd consider that a win. Yet...they are one of the iconic teams of the HAL and we aren't. It must be so sweet to follow a club and know that if their fortunes ever went how ours have over the past 4 or 5 seasons, the league would've intervened long ago. It shouldn't have taken a Lucy Zelic rant this week for the greater A-League fanbase to pay more attention.

And now we don't even get to protest the next home game either...FMD.
 

Drew

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I'd love to see a graph since they introduced the VAR of how often every team has had decisions overturned in their favour. Because I literally can't remember a VAR decision that has been in the favour of CCM since the F3D last season when Snake had to re-take that penalty because of goal-line encroachment.
The first penalty given to us in stoppage time vs Victory went to VAR and was overturned in our favour, but before that who knows when it was
 
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