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Isaac Nowroozi Roar Guru

By Isaac Nowroozi, Isaac Nowroozi is a Roar Guru

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    Melbourne City have recorded a dominant win over the Newcastle Jets on Saturday night, victorious four goals to none.

    Newcastle started off with the front foot, and came agonisingly close to going ahead via Andrew Nabbout who squandered a one-on-one chance.

    The Jets would pay the price for not taking their early chances, as Tim Cahill rose in typical Cahill fashion to head the ball into the net after a fantastic ball from Josh Rose.

    It was all Melbourne City from there, with the Jets failing to string even a few passes together before losing the ball.

    Newcastle would find their feet again late in half, but failed to truly test the Melbourne defence as the half ended 1-nil in favour of the home side.

    The second half saw the game become more physical, as chances came in the few.

    Melbourne were the side to take advantage of theirs, as Nick Fitzgerald extended City’s lead by two.

    From there it seemed as though Newcastle imploded, giving away a penalty which was cooly taken by Bruno Fornaroli.

    Fornaroli would find a second shortly after, receiving a ball across the goal and finding no one between himself and the net.

    The striker almost got a third, but it was not to be, as City picked up a big win at home against a side that has been a thorn in their side in recent fixtures.

    Final score
    Melbourne City 4
    Newcastle Jets 0

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    The Crowd Says (4)

    • March 19th 2017 @ 9:01am
      j binnie said | March 19th 2017 @ 9:01am | ! Report

      Last night’s game saw the emergence of “excitement machines” and how a crowd of football fans re-act to what they are seeing in front of them For the first hour we were treated to a pass,pass,pass mentality that in the end analysis saw an inch perfect cross from an attacking wing back finally reach a gifted exponent of the dying art of the skill dubbed “heading”, and then it was back to the pass,pass, pass, mentality, with the home crowd vocally showing their displeasure.
      Then, in a “flash from the past”, we saw the introduction of the erstwhile “excitement machines”, and suddenly the stage was set for both players and fans alike ,as chance after chance was created ,and taken, in a game that could have finished 6-0,or even 8-0.
      While older fans of our game still remember, and still talk fondly of, players like Best, Gento, Garrincha, Finney Matthews, Johnstone, Hamrin, and Resenbrink, to name just a few, it was only when Fitzgerald and Kamau were introduced to the fray last night did the modern fan get a glimpse of what football used to be like and surprise,surprise, didn’t they, the fans, react accordingly ,with the decibel count reaching levels not foreseen by the “planners” of football tactics.
      Thanks for the memory Melbourne City, it was great to watch and, as an aside, the Jets had two players ,Hoole and Nabbout, who ,with the right service , could do exactly the same job if the team was programmed for that style of play. Cheers jb.

      • March 19th 2017 @ 9:36am
        scott said | March 19th 2017 @ 9:36am | ! Report

        Hopefully both Kamau and Fitzgerald start for the remainder of the season. I was surprised to see Colazo start ahead of these guys. He’s a solid, but not outstading, player who doesn’t offer as much as they do in attack.

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        March 19th 2017 @ 3:20pm
        Stevo said | March 19th 2017 @ 3:20pm | ! Report

        For one that was at the ground, I found the grinding out of passes without incisive forward penetration, apart from Timmy’s excellent header, to be sleep inducing and thoroughly frustrating. The Jets plan to keep tight was playing our well for them, even when we scored. It was not until Fitzy was brought on and then Kamau that we started to stretch the opposition and find more space and then the game opened up for us. Second half was entertaining as it should be and fans will come to see that style.

    • March 19th 2017 @ 12:38pm
      Swanny said | March 19th 2017 @ 12:38pm | ! Report

      Please Martin Lee. Sack Mark jones and splash the cash on an experienced manager and some great marquees .

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