R8 v Adelaide United | Sun 1st Dec | 8:00pm | SS7

Oi Oi Edgecumbe
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Uffies substitutions were spot on

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I was quite critical of davilla first few games but he had been brilliant now.  Probs to whoever found him.   If he was at anther a league club he would be talked about alot more.   Great win keep on going now

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how do you think we set up with hooper on and steiny off? Cos it looked blimmin good

Don't think it's something to start with; Devlin came on for Piscopo quickly after that and sat in Steinmann's position. Looked a little uncomfortable at times, but generally did a good job.

It's an interesting choice if Hooper is fit. Sotirio is quite clearly important to the we play - without him, there's not a whole lot of pace up there. 

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I was quite critical of davilla first few games but he had been brilliant now.  Probs to whoever found him.   If he was at anther a league club he would be talked about alot more.   Great win keep on going now

Davila only had one bad game - his first. I can't remember a player who stepped up so quickly after such a poor start. Credit to him; perhaps the best in the league. 

Great on both feet, can turn both sides because of that, great shot, great pens - has vision in spades and enough physicality for the league. Basically the perfect 10 for this league. I love Singh, but Davila is just as good and perhaps a more rounded player.

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valeo wrote:

Feverish wrote:

how do you think we set up with hooper on and steiny off? Cos it looked blimmin good

Don't think it's something to start with; Devlin came on for Piscopo quickly after that and sat in Steinmann's position. Looked a little uncomfortable at times, but generally did a good job.

It's an interesting choice if Hooper is fit. Sotirio is quite clearly important to the we play - without him, there's not a whole lot of pace up there. 

I thought Ball has a bit of toe?

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Uffies substitutions were spot on

Adelaide coach panicked at half time, Uffie waited it out - showed how the game was going; we dominated except for the first 10-15.

Absolutely the biggest improvement was in the middle with Rufer/Steinmann; that was the first time I've felt confident that we weren't going to get dribbled through.

a.haak

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Feverish wrote:

valeo wrote:

Feverish wrote:

how do you think we set up with hooper on and steiny off? Cos it looked blimmin good

Don't think it's something to start with; Devlin came on for Piscopo quickly after that and sat in Steinmann's position. Looked a little uncomfortable at times, but generally did a good job.

It's an interesting choice if Hooper is fit. Sotirio is quite clearly important to the we play - without him, there's not a whole lot of pace up there. 

I thought Ball has a bit of toe?

He doesn't seem slow, but nothing like Sotirio. 

a.haak

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Gunna be bold and say 2-1 Nix, and that would have to be an almost complete performance.

Wish I'd been bolder and chucked a tenner on the result.

Pretty much the complete performance though. Can't really think of anyone who had a bad game out there. Everything just clicked today and it was a pleasure to watch. Frustrating to go down 1-0 against the run of play, but super pleased with the character shown to come back and win it at probably one of our least favourite venues to visit.

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What a performance! 

I've been critical of Talay but he seems a solid coach, classy too.

The team has really improved and looks very confident now.

They can beat anyone. 3 points in arguably our hardest game of the season!

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We looked really good tonight. We could have got a few more if some speculative passes had come off as well - the opposition can't get a foot in front of all of them...... Hooper is quietly building up to speed - they're really looking after him (and so far at not cost t the team in results). In the mean time Ball has shown what he can do and he constantly gets himself into those danger areas. We really do have some good attacking options that are all growing into the game (lie Ball, Davila, Sotirio, McCowatt and Hooper building up to match fitness while providing the scare factor as well) while the defensive end is settling nicely. Its going to be a very tight season. Perhaps we'll not be quite so far under the radar now....

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Very solid indeed. Really starting to see what Uffie means about competition for places in this squad. Sure, there's a pretty clear central spine that I don't expect to be tinkered with too much as season wears on, but around that are seemingly lots of options for us to set up with different personell/tactics depending on opposition.

I love Cacace, but his sharkhousery is a bit embarrassing at times. It must irritate the fudge out of the opposition - the innocent schoolboy look won't work for very much longer. He's better than that.

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YoungHeart wrote:

YoungHeart wrote:

Gunna be bold and say 2-1 Nix, and that would have to be an almost complete performance.

Wish I'd been bolder and chucked a tenner on the result.

Pretty much the complete performance though. Can't really think of anyone who had a bad game out there. Everything just clicked today and it was a pleasure to watch. Frustrating to go down 1-0 against the run of play, but super pleased with the character shown to come back and win it at probably one of our least favourite venues to visit.

Called it. It really was a complete performance. Not one player was below par today.

There were lots of little interesting tactical tweaks by Talay; I'm starting to feel more confident in him now. (2 wins will do that) The fact that we've seemingly sorted out the gaping hole in central midfield is a huge deal to our hopes going forward.

a.haak

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JC wrote:

I love Cacace, but his sharkhousery is a bit embarrassing at times. It must irritate the fudge out of the opposition - the innocent schoolboy look won't work for very much longer. He's better than that.

Disagree; we need more of that - and kiwi football does in general. We're too bloody nice. Every other team does it to us, and we wave them on through. 

Reckon he wasted around 3-4 minutes in total, which could've been the difference between the 3 points and only getting 1. Didn't agree with doing it right at the death, only because that encourages A-League refs to not blow the whistle at the end of time.

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valeo wrote:

JC wrote:

I love Cacace, but his sharkhousery is a bit embarrassing at times. It must irritate the fudge out of the opposition - the innocent schoolboy look won't work for very much longer. He's better than that.

Disagree; we need more of that - and kiwi football does in general. We're too bloody nice. Every other team does it to us, and we wave them on through. 

Giving it to the crowd after Ball got his goal too. Hand's behind the ear's and looked like he said something as he did so. Great laugh. 😂 Just like at the U20WC against the Colombians. Good to see him get under people's skin

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YoungHeart wrote:

valeo wrote:

JC wrote:

I love Cacace, but his sharkhousery is a bit embarrassing at times. It must irritate the fudge out of the opposition - the innocent schoolboy look won't work for very much longer. He's better than that.

Disagree; we need more of that - and kiwi football does in general. We're too bloody nice. Every other team does it to us, and we wave them on through. 

Giving it to the crowd after Ball got his goal too. Hand's behind the ear's and looked like he said something as he did so. Great laugh. 😂 Just like at the U20WC against the Colombians. Good to see him get under people's skin

It'll certainly serve him well when he moves onto bigger and better things

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YoungHeart wrote:

valeo wrote:

JC wrote:

I love Cacace, but his sharkhousery is a bit embarrassing at times. It must irritate the fudge out of the opposition - the innocent schoolboy look won't work for very much longer. He's better than that.

Disagree; we need more of that - and kiwi football does in general. We're too bloody nice. Every other team does it to us, and we wave them on through. 

Giving it to the crowd after Ball got his goal too. Hand's behind the ear's and looked like he said something as he did so. Great laugh. 😂 Just like at the U20WC against the Colombians. Good to see him get under people's skin

Yeah, look, I'm all for the hands behind the ears and giving a few well aimed verbal at crowd or opposition etc. I think I draw the line at the time wasting at throw ins, and marching 15 meters up the sideline from where ball went out. Seriously, how many of his cards last year and this have been for that shark? Just feels like a waste to me, that's all.

But, I take all your points - and I certainly won't be complaining when he carries on like that in the grand final when we're up 1-0. :)

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When you've already been warned, don't do it. Simple.

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When you've already been warned, don't do it. Simple.

I thought it was completely fine until the last one, but the camera caught Talay instructing him to do it - so, if anything, blame Ufuk I guess.

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valeo wrote:

When you've already been warned, don't do it. Simple.

I thought it was completely fine until the last one, but the camera caught Talay instructing him to do it - so, if anything, blame Ufuk I guess.

Agreed. Libby is a young player and if Talay thought this carry-on was not acceptable, you can bet your money Taylor would have chewed his ear off before Talay would have also had a word.  You can bet that this is all encouraged within reason.

Actually, getting outplayed quite a bit these days

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Sotirio showing why he is not a striker, Great runner, but nit a finsiher.

Sotitio is a winger we are paling as striker 

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