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Nix Transfer Speculation 2019-20

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If Doyle was available for retention we would really need him now to transition to a CB, despite his other limitations.

Actually, getting outplayed quite a bit these days

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mrsmiis wrote:

martinb wrote:

MetalLegNZ wrote:

Adding to the comments about McCowatt maybe not being ready as being suggested on here...

His goal scoring record is better than Krishna's at the same level - and arguably, that level is now harder and more professional than what it was 5 years ago. I think he can come in and start and be an influence within the right set up.

Krishna tended to run in behind the line to get balls, which made it harder to link up with his fellow attackers. McCowatt, lacking that raw pace, tends to run across the line looking to get in behind off quick one two's or to get the ball in a pocket of space to take defenders on. Quite different, but out of the two, McCowatts relationship with Singh would be the more natural IMO. That fact alone excites me.

Pace is more transferable to a higher stage and harder to defend against. 

Haven't watched a lot of McCowatt. How would he compare to say Smeltz?

Definitely a bit different, can play across a front 3 (played RW for Auckland and Suburbs) and is much better technically than Smeltz + very keen to take players on with the ball knowing he can slide past them. 

Would compare him to a slower Kosta.

Hmm. 

Kostas not really a 9

pacy

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martinb wrote:

mrsmiis wrote:

martinb wrote:

MetalLegNZ wrote:

Adding to the comments about McCowatt maybe not being ready as being suggested on here...

His goal scoring record is better than Krishna's at the same level - and arguably, that level is now harder and more professional than what it was 5 years ago. I think he can come in and start and be an influence within the right set up.

Krishna tended to run in behind the line to get balls, which made it harder to link up with his fellow attackers. McCowatt, lacking that raw pace, tends to run across the line looking to get in behind off quick one two's or to get the ball in a pocket of space to take defenders on. Quite different, but out of the two, McCowatts relationship with Singh would be the more natural IMO. That fact alone excites me.

Pace is more transferable to a higher stage and harder to defend against. 

Haven't watched a lot of McCowatt. How would he compare to say Smeltz?

Definitely a bit different, can play across a front 3 (played RW for Auckland and Suburbs) and is much better technically than Smeltz + very keen to take players on with the ball knowing he can slide past them. 

Would compare him to a slower Kosta.

Hmm. 

Kostas not really a 9

Neither is McCowatt really though

So is Krishna coming back yet?

mrsmiis
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martinb wrote:

mrsmiis wrote:

martinb wrote:

MetalLegNZ wrote:

Adding to the comments about McCowatt maybe not being ready as being suggested on here...

His goal scoring record is better than Krishna's at the same level - and arguably, that level is now harder and more professional than what it was 5 years ago. I think he can come in and start and be an influence within the right set up.

Krishna tended to run in behind the line to get balls, which made it harder to link up with his fellow attackers. McCowatt, lacking that raw pace, tends to run across the line looking to get in behind off quick one two's or to get the ball in a pocket of space to take defenders on. Quite different, but out of the two, McCowatts relationship with Singh would be the more natural IMO. That fact alone excites me.

Pace is more transferable to a higher stage and harder to defend against. 

Haven't watched a lot of McCowatt. How would he compare to say Smeltz?

Definitely a bit different, can play across a front 3 (played RW for Auckland and Suburbs) and is much better technically than Smeltz + very keen to take players on with the ball knowing he can slide past them. 

Would compare him to a slower Kosta.

Hmm. 

Kostas not really a 9

Yeah McCowatt's definitely not either. Similar both in their style of play, and that their position is ambiguous across the front three. Both primarily right wingers though

martinb
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cheers guys- just seen Handy Prem final highlights so that gives more info

pacy

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This might be way off but I see him as a cross between young kosta and singh

So is Krishna coming back yet?

AucklandPhoenix
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isn't he a bit more imposing then both?

Auckland will rise once more

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isn't he a bit more imposing then both?

I was meaning in terms of how he plays, he's much bigger than both

So is Krishna coming back yet?

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Boro4eva wrote:

reg22 wrote:

RR wrote:

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Bell I think can step straight in, along with McCowatt.

Stensness, Pjanker, Waine and Elliott offer depth and an eye to the future - but will be able to compete when called upon.

The thing that excites me most about going for these u20 players is the style in which they play. Ufuk wouldn't be trying to sign them if they didn't suit his style or philosophy etc, so I hope this is a good sign. Alternatively he might be thinking I just need players??

Libby said the u20WC was below the A-League level, so if they weren't stand outs at that level I don't think they would be able to step up straight away. I agree Bell would walk into the first team but McCowatt would still need some developing so at best a contender for a bench option imo.

I get your point, but preparing a striker for international matches, where generic tactics are normally rolled out because of a lack of preparation time, is a lot less thorough than preparing a striker for a league season where proper integration can be implemented.

IMO McCowatt would be fine

Still underwhelmed me at WC..

I agree, for all the talk around both him and Mata, I thought both were poor.  McCowatt seemed to be one of the slowest players on the park in the games he played in Poland.

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Marto wrote:

Boro4eva wrote:

reg22 wrote:

RR wrote:

MetalLegNZ wrote:

Bell I think can step straight in, along with McCowatt.

Stensness, Pjanker, Waine and Elliott offer depth and an eye to the future - but will be able to compete when called upon.

The thing that excites me most about going for these u20 players is the style in which they play. Ufuk wouldn't be trying to sign them if they didn't suit his style or philosophy etc, so I hope this is a good sign. Alternatively he might be thinking I just need players??

Libby said the u20WC was below the A-League level, so if they weren't stand outs at that level I don't think they would be able to step up straight away. I agree Bell would walk into the first team but McCowatt would still need some developing so at best a contender for a bench option imo.

I get your point, but preparing a striker for international matches, where generic tactics are normally rolled out because of a lack of preparation time, is a lot less thorough than preparing a striker for a league season where proper integration can be implemented.

IMO McCowatt would be fine

Still underwhelmed me at WC..

I agree, for all the talk around both him and Mata, I thought both were poor.  McCowatt seemed to be one of the slowest players on the park in the games he played in Poland.

Nobody looked slow up top for us in Poland!!

They certainly look that much worst than the Norway striker who was just brought for 8 million plus - even if he did get 9 goals in a game against a team that simply gave up.

RR
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How has Joel Stevens been going since coming back from Scandinavia? I thought he was good in his cameos for the Nix a couple seasons ago.

el grapadura
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RR wrote:

How has Joel Stevens been going since coming back from Scandinavia? I thought he was good in his cameos for the Nix a couple seasons ago.

Was used mainly off the bench by TeeDubs. Probably wasn't as effective as couple of years ago, but that may have something to do with him arriving in the middle of the season.

Has been playing with Miramar in the Central League, and got a double against Lower Hutt Nix yesterday.

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Jesse Curran, 22 year old Aussie would be worth checking out. Out of contract with Dundee who are looking to re-sign him, but with them relegated to Scottish Championship (briefly) it seems he may be looking at other options. Mainly plays anywhere on the right, pacey & dangerous going forward. Can cover in midfield too.

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Colvinator wrote:

Jesse Curran, 22 year old Aussie would be worth checking out. Out of contract with Dundee who are looking to re-sign him, but with them relegated to Scottish Championship (briefly) it seems he may be looking at other options. Mainly plays anywhere on the right, pacey & dangerous going forward. Can cover in midfield too.

You reckon he'd be within our budget?

                                                                     

RR
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If Sotirio is the basis of our recruitment policy, I suppose I better ready myself for Mitch Austin being announced.

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RR wrote:

If Sotirio is the basis of our recruitment policy, I suppose I better ready myself for Mitch Austin being announced.

Do not even joke

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I know people bag Mitch Austin a lot, but I do think there is some talent their. 

I would take a punt on him as a squad player who may come good. 

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Sotirio didn't get an interview with Piney, So hopefully its a higher profile signing. Must be to warrant an interview. Unless its a NZer like Brockie that people already know.

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Ranix wrote:

Sotirio didn't get an interview with Piney, So hopefully its a higher profile signing. Must be to warrant an interview

Or it is someone who is already in the country, my guess would be one of the u20's boys,
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RR wrote:

If Sotirio is the basis of our recruitment policy, I suppose I better ready myself for Mitch Austin being announced.

You'll be glad to know it's not Mitch Austin.

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