Round 22 - Nix @ CCS

booney

Member
Pity Baro is no longer at the club. He and Ziggy would have been a good combination though of short stature.Miller should be groomed to play CB-the season is long gone so why not give him a go .Can Hatch play RB? I have never seen him play so not sure whether he left footed or not.Clisby has improved as the season has gone on so needs to stay at LB for the time being.
 

FFC Mariner

Well-Known Member
What I dont understand is it must be obvious to Staj that our strongest starting 11 is far worse than any other in the AL. So do the basics.
Defend deep
Narrow
2 Banks of 4 close together, dont allow the opposition to play between the lines
Be good at set pieces.
Maybe 4411 or 451.
Yes you are boring, but you minimise the damage and can nick the odd result here and there.
Football 101, at 1st be hard to beat
 

Big Al

Well-Known Member
What I dont understand is it must be obvious to Staj that our strongest starting 11 is far worse than any other in the AL. So do the basics.
Defend deep
Narrow
2 Banks of 4 close together, dont allow the opposition to play between the lines
Be good at set pieces.
Maybe 4411 or 451.
Yes you are boring, but you minimise the damage and can nick the odd result here and there.
Football 101, at 1st be hard to beat
Especially with a squad who can’t score
 

Forum Phoenix

Well-Known Member
He is too slow and immobile for that role. SO many times the attack comes in behind him,leaving Kim, Stens or out of position Ziggy to do his work. If he can't play as a CB he shouldn't be in the squad.
He’s still far from the finished article. His major ball watching oblivious to the run on the first goal as a prime example. But...
I he’s good on the ball, has been causing defenders headaches, competes hard and wins his share of tackles. But he doesn’t read the game or his role as well as he needs to.

However as a first season step up from youth. One of the best we’ve had in a good while imo. Will only get better and clearly capable to play at this level.
 

Ozhammer

Well-Known Member
IMHO Staj’s biggest error seems to be that he is trying to coach the team to play his ‘style’ of football, instead of trying to win games or be hard to beat.

I guess that might speak to his inexperience at this level and you can bet it’s a much tougher ask to shape our bunch into a cohesive side than it was managing the best female players in the country.
 

Forum Phoenix

Well-Known Member
What I dont understand is it must be obvious to Staj that our strongest starting 11 is far worse than any other in the AL. So do the basics.
Defend deep
Narrow
2 Banks of 4 close together, dont allow the opposition to play between the lines
Be good at set pieces.
Maybe 4411 or 451.
Yes you are boring, but you minimise the damage and can nick the odd result here and there.
Football 101, at 1st be hard to beat
Ozhammer and I had pretty much this exact discussion today.
 

marinermick

Well-Known Member
IMHO Staj’s biggest error seems to be that he is trying to coach the team to play his ‘style’ of football, instead of trying to win games or be hard to beat.

I guess that might speak to his inexperience at this level and you can bet it’s a much tougher ask to shape our bunch into a cohesive side than it was managing the best female players in the country.
Speaks to being a product of the curriculum and a consequence of the dogmatic zealots teaching this at the FFA. Staj was there. Okon was the same. Talay has evolved.
 

ballantyne

Active Member
If we keep conceding 3 a game, as looks likely, will we set a new record at 73?
That would give us most spoons, most consecutive spoons, most defeats and most GA all in one go.
That alone would surely be enough to change tactics to bus parking?
This team would now be motivated by draws, yes. Gotta work with what you have.
 

turbo

Well-Known Member
Failing to turn some of our losses in to draws is the difference between us and the jets on the ladder. Not only that but the jets second game and both wsw games were major candidates for games we really should have been able to draw rather than lose. It would have closed the gap on them by 3 and 6 points respectively leaving us in a much better position to dodge the spoon. Only Sydney and Adelaide have similar draw figures but they both have a lot more in the W column.
 
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ballantyne

Active Member
Yeah, it's like the coaching staff believed their own hype. If they'd approached the season on the basis that every point was a 90min struggle and away win percentage would be zero, maybe the players would be trying harder.
Right now they are acting like they've been let down.
 

Big Al

Well-Known Member
He’s still far from the finished article. His major ball watching oblivious to the run on the first goal as a prime example. But...
I he’s good on the ball, has been causing defenders headaches, competes hard and wins his share of tackles. But he doesn’t read the game or his role as well as he needs to.

However as a first season step up from youth. One of the best we’ve had in a good while imo. Will only get better and clearly capable to play at this level.
With time and experience you can develop those mental errors. The game is a little to fast for him at key moments. But is doing really well and has some hunger.

Some good coaching and training development he could be really good
 

Wombat

Well-Known Member
What I dont understand is it must be obvious to Staj that our strongest starting 11 is far worse than any other in the AL. So do the basics.
Defend deep
Narrow
2 Banks of 4 close together, dont allow the opposition to play between the lines
Be good at set pieces.
Maybe 4411 or 451.
Yes you are boring, but you minimise the damage and can nick the odd result here and there.
Football 101, at 1st be hard to beat

I hate 451 but that's what probably what i would be playing. However Simon is the only player capable of playing as a isolated 9.

I wouldn't mind looking at Jair alongside Harold as our strike force. Or we could play Harold in his proper possie.

Harold is a player I would like to keep regardless.
 

Big Al

Well-Known Member
I hate 451 but that's what probably what i would be playing. However Simon is the only player capable of playing as a isolated 9.

I wouldn't mind looking at Jair alongside Harold as our strike force. Or we could play Harold in his proper possie.

Harold is a player I would like to keep regardless.
Jair has the speed to go with Harold. Could be a good combination especially with Jair just scoring. Harold on the break whipping in a cross can work when you have speed
 

AuzDutchy

Active Member
Harold has really looked good since joining. His header on the weekend was only an inch or 2 wide.

Harold up front with someone, or even by himself with decent service, seems like he will score goals
 

nikko

Active Member
What I dont understand is it must be obvious to Staj that our strongest starting 11 is far worse than any other in the AL. So do the basics.
Defend deep
Narrow
2 Banks of 4 close together, dont allow the opposition to play between the lines
Be good at set pieces.
Maybe 4411 or 451.
Yes you are boring, but you minimise the damage and can nick the odd result here and there.
Football 101, at 1st be hard to beat
If Plan A is not working, just do Plan A again but try harder
 

ballantyne

Active Member
I don't understand this curriculum. All the data points to the avoidance of conceding as the primary objective. Concede one: unlikely to win. Concede 2: very unlikely to win. Concede 3: lose. Champions earn more points from clean sheets than spooners' total points.
So why does this curriculum include deliberately increasing your GA?
 
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