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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)

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I agree with most of your points, except for your view on the CoE. It could be a good transition from grassroots into the academies and could help unearth some exciting talents that could be nurtured instead of being left on the scrapheap.

Relax, the A-League isn't going to collapse

I could actually

What’s wrong at Adelaide United?

I agree that Troisi has been played too deep. We bought him to solve our attacking midfield issues, yet he is being deployed as a deep-lying midfielder when we have other players who could do that job much better than he can. As for the other problems, as a Reds fan, it is painfully obvious that we are reliant on McGree to break defences and get in behind. We looked void of creativity with him out. As much as I like Mileusnic, I feel that in order to become one of the countries top midfielders, he has to improve his decision making.

What’s wrong at Adelaide United?

The cost of constructing the SFS has been estimated at around $750 million.

Why Kogarah is perfect for the A-League

I would say that calling Poulsen and Dobras average is a bit of an understatement. They have looked bad this season, like most of the foreign signings Victory have made this off-season.

What's going wrong at Victory?

My manager

Arteta officially unveiled as Arsenal coach

I wouldn’t say Spurs guaranteed to go through against Leipzig. They have some good players in Konate, Werner, Poulsen, Forsberg and Upamecano. They’re top of the Bundesliga, 7 points clear of Bayern and 3 clear of second place, with one of the most wanted and most promising managers in Europe, Julian Naglesmann. I would be careful with Leipzig, they could easily be a dark horse in the Champions League.

New light for Spurs fans

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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