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talayvision wrote:

I think we just saved the classic phoenix choke for the restart so that it was gone come finals time

not quite this, but the way are trying to end this season is very similar to how we threw it away last year. 

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skighly different things distracting us from last year but similar effects.

Queenslander 3x a year.

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If we are going to go far into the finals, we really need Davilla to hit his pre-lockdown form. Would also be keen to see Rufer get the nod over Devlin for the next couple games. Has a calmer head and has been delivering some cracking passes.

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kwlap wrote:

talayvision wrote:

I think we just saved the classic phoenix choke for the restart so that it was gone come finals time

not quite this, but the way are trying to end this season is very similar to how we threw it away last year. 

I think we came great out of the lockdown for the first game against Sydney and then we choked.

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number8 wrote:

kwlap wrote:

talayvision wrote:

I think we just saved the classic phoenix choke for the restart so that it was gone come finals time

not quite this, but the way are trying to end this season is very similar to how we threw it away last year. 

I think we came great out of the lockdown for the first game against Sydney and then we choked.

If there's VAR different result, different road. 

pacy

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martinb wrote:

number8 wrote:

kwlap wrote:

talayvision wrote:

I think we just saved the classic phoenix choke for the restart so that it was gone come finals time

not quite this, but the way are trying to end this season is very similar to how we threw it away last year. 

I think we came great out of the lockdown for the first game against Sydney and then we choked.

If there's VAR different result, different road. 

You say that like VAR hasn't been an absolute shambles.

But like I said in a different thread, that loss really stings because Sydney have been absolutely appalling since the Covid break, so our performance against them may not have been the sign we all thought it was. At the time it seemed like it could be a Grand Final preview, since then the two teams have combined for one win between them.

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el grapadura wrote:

martinb wrote:

number8 wrote:

kwlap wrote:

talayvision wrote:

I think we just saved the classic phoenix choke for the restart so that it was gone come finals time

not quite this, but the way are trying to end this season is very similar to how we threw it away last year. 

I think we came great out of the lockdown for the first game against Sydney and then we choked.

If there's VAR different result, different road. 

You say that like VAR hasn't been an absolute shambles.

But like I said in a different thread, that loss really stings because Sydney have been absolutely appalling since the Covid break, so our performance against them may not have been the sign we all thought it was. At the time it seemed like it could be a Grand Final preview, since then the two teams have combined for one win between them.

Always rather have VAR than not have it tbh

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Whyme14 wrote:

If we are going to go far into the finals, we really need Davilla to hit his pre-lockdown form. Would also be keen to see Rufer get the nod over Devlin for the next couple games. Has a calmer head and has been delivering some cracking passes.

Different players. But agree that they all have their ups and downs.

Devlin just barely managed not to get sent off against Adelaide, with several close-shave fouls. But Matti Steinmann also had a testing return to play, being stretched a bit by the opposition in a couple of games.  Between the three of them they all had at least one so-so performance since the restart.

Actually, getting outplayed quite a bit these days

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Mainland FC wrote:

Different players. But agree that they all have their ups and downs.

Devlin just barely managed not to get sent off against Adelaide, with several close-shave fouls. But Matti Steinmann also had a testing return to play, being stretched a bit by the opposition in a couple of games.  Between the three of them they all had at least one so-so performance since the restart.

Why? Did he shout something obscene from the stands?

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el grapadura wrote:

martinb wrote:

number8 wrote:

kwlap wrote:

talayvision wrote:

I think we just saved the classic phoenix choke for the restart so that it was gone come finals time

not quite this, but the way are trying to end this season is very similar to how we threw it away last year. 

I think we came great out of the lockdown for the first game against Sydney and then we choked.

If there's VAR different result, different road. 

You say that like VAR hasn't been an absolute shambles.

But like I said in a different thread, that loss really stings because Sydney have been absolutely appalling since the Covid break, so our performance against them may not have been the sign we all thought it was. At the time it seemed like it could be a Grand Final preview, since then the two teams have combined for one win between them.

absolutely its been a shambles, but had VAR been in place one could expect the Sydney result to be different. That result goes in our favour and I reckon our confidence is hihger and we play bgetter

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Mainland FC wrote:

Different players. But agree that they all have their ups and downs.

Devlin just barely managed not to get sent off against Adelaide, with several close-shave fouls. But Matti Steinmann also had a testing return to play, being stretched a bit by the opposition in a couple of games.  Between the three of them they all had at least one so-so performance since the restart.

Why? Did he shout something obscene from the stands?

My bad, I meant WSW.

Actually, getting outplayed quite a bit these days

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I blame the Aussie food for Davila’s current form. They should start feed him with authentic Mexican food. This will spice up and re-ignite his football by 100%

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el grapadura wrote:

martinb wrote:

number8 wrote:

kwlap wrote:

talayvision wrote:

I think we just saved the classic phoenix choke for the restart so that it was gone come finals time

not quite this, but the way are trying to end this season is very similar to how we threw it away last year. 

I think we came great out of the lockdown for the first game against Sydney and then we choked.

If there's VAR different result, different road. 

You say that like VAR hasn't been an absolute shambles.

But like I said in a different thread, that loss really stings because Sydney have been absolutely appalling since the Covid break, so our performance against them may not have been the sign we all thought it was. At the time it seemed like it could be a Grand Final preview, since then the two teams have combined for one win between them.

Yeh- I think VAR has been relatively consistent about handball for instance, and challenges, compared to what we are seeing with just referees and more importantly I think we have benefited from it in our results. Since the restart the playing field has been different and I think that has hurt us, on balance. Particularly that game.

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But you could argue that we've been favoured too, especially some yellow cards for the likes of Rufer, Devlin and Fenton that VAR could easily have upgraded to red on the night.

Personally I've enjoyed the viewing experience a lot more without VAR. In the main we've had a bunch of free flowing, entertaining games, not stifled by constant interruptions for agonisingly drawn out judgements with a disturbingly high failure rate. Players and coaches aren't constantly mobbing the ref with arms raised for every tiny bit of ball on arm contact. As always some dud decisions are made by the officials but the game goes on so quickly the vast majority of them are soon forgotten. 

Also, although there are some poor A League refs there are at least three who are pretty decent, which I think is a higher ratio than the league has ever had.

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Outpost wrote:

But you could argue that we've been favoured too, especially some yellow cards for the likes of Rufer, Devlin and Fenton that VAR could easily have upgraded to red on the night.

Personally I've enjoyed the viewing experience a lot more without VAR. In the main we've had a bunch of free flowing, entertaining games, not stifled by constant interruptions for agonisingly drawn out judgements with a disturbingly high failure rate. Players and coaches aren't constantly mobbing the ref with arms raised for every tiny bit of ball on arm contact. As always some dud decisions are made by the officials but the game goes on so quickly the vast majority of them are soon forgotten. 

Also, although there are some poor A League refs there are at least three who are pretty decent, which I think is a higher ratio than the league has ever had.

Yeh, we've had a couple of possible ones that woulda gone against us. I still remember the incorrect offsides against Krishna which cooled our momentum when Ernie coached us, the arm goal in the final against Sydney... I don't think VAR is riddled with constant interruptions. 

The arm ball thing- the ref goes he's checking it piss off now to the players, it's checked and the best decision possible is made. And it is more likely to be consistent with other games and decisions.

Each to his own- but Hooper would have more goals and it's possible Davila too. Starting with a win would have been a shot in the arm.

Anyhou- at least two more games left and a shorter off season.

pacy

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Wouldnt count on the off season being that short could be December before the restart.The way things are going the Nix could well have to base themselves in Aussie again.

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