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Allan Riley

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Aspiring football writer with a slight bias towards Adelaide United and Arsenal. Editor of the A-League Wrap-Up (https://aleaguewrapup.home.blog) @ALeagueWrapUp on Twitter @aleaguewrapup on Instagram

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I agree that the Brisbane game wasn’t the best, and it was featured in the pre-edited article. On a ranking, it was probably the second-worst performance of the season.There’s no doubt that Reds fans also got ahead of themselves about title aspirations, which could have seeped into the playing group, making them less focused. Whilst Adelaide may be getting ahead of themselves, I still see them as a potential threat in the finals.The same could be said about Western Sydney. That hype seeped into the club three games in, one of which was very controversial, and all of a sudden, they’re in danger of falling out of the finals places and now Babbel is under pressure.Shabab’s article delves into the numbers behind the teams is really informative, and paints a more realistic picture of Adelaide. While they can blow anyone out of the water on their day, they are also prone to defensive lapses and being lured into giving away stupid penalties, such as against Sydney and Wellington.

Was Adelaide's loss to the Nix a sign of things to come?

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Was Adelaide's loss to the Nix a sign of things to come?

Kurz barely used youth players unless injuries suspensions and national team duties forced his hand. Even then, he asked upon the likes of Lia. In Verbeek’s first game; he starts a teenager who no one has ever heard of. That kid then scores on his debut. Verbeek hasn’t been afraid to use the youth, and I appreciate that.

Was Adelaide's loss to the Nix a sign of things to come?

You’re right, Buddy. For a team to be successful, each player must have the motivation to give their absolute best for the team and the fans.
P.S. I think Wellington were around $6.20 to win.

Was Adelaide's loss to the Nix a sign of things to come?

Very good and really insightful. It’s good to see how close in both quality and points the A-League is this season.

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