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A sports fan who loves all sports. Soccer, AFL, cricket, basketball, NFL and Rugby. I love Australian teams and leagues, and enjoy writing on them.

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Also along with O’Shea I mentioned him but I have a feeling this Riku Danzaki kid could be a special prospect, might be wrong but just have the feeling

A-League 2020-21 Season preview: Can the Roar’s squad build on last year?

I’m an Adelaide lad and quite enjoyed Brisbane games last year, in our 1-0 win at the restart against them, the Roar should have had a few and looked good on the attack if it wasn’t for Paul Izzo,
Been looking a most clubs and a lot of them have a young squad minus Sydney, City and Western United in my opinion so there will be a lot of pressure in the youngsters, but that’s one thing I’m excited about because it is the next generation of aussies coming through

A-League 2020-21 Season preview: Can the Roar’s squad build on last year?

Agree, on the TV it looked fantastic having a full crowd and no empty seats but needs to be around 15-20k to suit the Roar perfectly, and I’ve seen on the map is very north of Brisbane

A-League 2020-21 Season preview: Can the Roar’s squad build on last year?

I think for both the Reds and Roar it’s a lot to do about how good these youngsters/inexperienced players will do. Both have a decent core of guys under 23 who haven’t played much senior football, so will be interesting to see how these guys life. You’re right as well Roar have one of the best back fours in the comp and is why they conceded the second least amount last year. As I said they’re still a good 2-3 players from being full (like that with a lot of teams, from what I’ve found Mariners only have a squad of 18 at the moment) so will be interesting to see.

Just as a Roar fan as I know it’s been a divided issue – thoughts on the move to Redcliffe?

A-League 2020-21 Season preview: Can the Roar’s squad build on last year?

For those who don’t know fixture is out, all 26 rounds which is awesome

A-League 2020-21 preview: Can the youthful Adelaide United rise to the challenge?

Would like to know myself mate lol, I think they’re trying to keep it as close to start date as possible especially with restrictions happening in different states and uncertainty with the COVID situation, would imagine it would be a bit of a floating fixture AFL style where it was announced every few weeks, only my thoughts and from what I’ve read but might be wrong

A-League 2020-21 preview: Can the youthful Adelaide United rise to the challenge?

As a reds fan maybe I’m the optimist, I think it will be a challenge for them but I think if the youngsters rise they could make finals, unfortunately hasn’t been too many pre season games between a-league teams to get a major indication but still thinking city, Sydney will be a class above most of the competition but who knows, maybe without Le fondre Sydney might struggle to find goals, was a Sydney fan on Thursday night while watching them in the ACL (gotta support the aussies even if they’re the rivals) and did my head in how many they missed but looked very good, I guess time will tell, hopefully for myself you’re wrong and reds play finals again 🙂

A-League 2020-21 preview: Can the youthful Adelaide United rise to the challenge?

As a Reds Devil fan, I know he’s a class player, and I’m hoping he can find his feet and produce the form we all know he is capable of

Paul Pogba and the ticking clock at Manchester

Obviously signed since the article, for me now updated for the Roar is Riku Danzaki, from his highlights looks a good creative attacking player and could add an extra spark in the Roar midfield, made a few appearances in J-League and still only 20, exciting prospect for the roar

Which A-League signing will make the biggest impact at your club?

Thanks mate first article in a while :), I think we got something capable to do something special and looking forward to analysing the other teams together, still think City and Sydney may be the two top dogs again. But all I’m thinking as a reds fan is if we can win it all after being bottom after round 8, club can do anything

A-League 2020-21 preview: Can the youthful Adelaide United rise to the challenge?

That’s is what I’ve heard as well, but SA cover lockdown might impact a move and he has started both pre-season games good signs for reds fans but did hear that from SBS world game earlier in the month (if I’m correct). Be interested to see who is the starting centre backs with Timotheou coming in. Finals achievable but unfortunately no cup for the specialists due to Covid, injury and suspension will mean a lot of pressure on the younger lads

A-League 2020-21 preview: Can the youthful Adelaide United rise to the challenge?

We’ve always some of the best talent coming through our ranks and this year the attack looks exciting, I think always anything less than finals is a failure for Reds fans, last year was disappointing and when we were going we looked good but when we weren’t we looked horrible like v western United. Veart bought a bit more consistency in the back half
It will be interesting to see how other clubs turn out, some have gone youth – with glory playing a few teenagers in their loss v Shanghai shenua which I thought was a very good effort from some of those young glory kids while Sydney have retained a large bulk of their experience.
Will be interesting to see if the club and Bruce sign any more players and foreigners

A-League 2020-21 preview: Can the youthful Adelaide United rise to the challenge?

I think its a bit harsh to say D’arrigo needs to improve his defensive game to prove he is a a-league quality player. He has the second most tackles in the competition. He’s only 18 as well in his first full year and has been named in a few A-League team of the seasons (so far). As a reds fan I think he’s done an extremely good job to fill Isaias’ boots.

Each club's state of affairs before the A-League restart: Adelaide

I obviously don’t know all the details and inner workings of the club, but Yongbin Chen (which as a reds fan I haven’t been too happy with) seemed like a decision of the owners who also own Qingdao Red Lions a chinese third div team, the only person who made the announcement or made any comments at the time I believe were Piet van de Pol, seemed more his decision
Also Bruce played a part in signing Stefan Mauk who did play his best football at the reds and may be able to replicate it
Also on the point of not replacing Isaias young Louis Darrigo has done a very good job for an 18 year old to fill that void
One of the thing Bruce stated was focussing on the best youth in the state and giving them a go which the club has with Darrigo, Toure bros, Brook and even Kusini Yengi

Bruce Djite: "The immediate future of Australian football is precarious"

Are Wales, Wilson and Atkinson all available for next year? As their suspension is over

An A-League Olympic squad for 2021

Have to agree with a lot in this article, at their best the Reds are very good, however at their worse they are shocking with really leaky goals, while I also understand the clubs reasoning behind Yongbin Chen, as a fan and especially after the last 4 matches, I would have fathered that part of the salary cap being used on a young Aussie centre back or an experienced foreign centreback. Their attack is great, but their defence when it collapsed it collapses. As a Reds fan, Im happy with the cup but would love more, if the season continues and the reds sneak in, I hope we could regain that early season form and cause an unlikely upset,

A-League season review: Adelaide United

his wife has reportedly been selling their furniture on Facebook, indicating it is likely he will be leaving

A-League season review: Adelaide United

Tho glad owners are investing, hopefully they invest more to improve the league and improve attendances, hopefully rest of the round was as good as last night

Reds boss slams VAR

ok, thanks for the clarification, website transfermarkt, said only attack, looks like it could be an exciting attack for the Roar, however, I thought Taggart was going to be the striker they were looking for which he was for parts, but largely was a failure as he didn’t stay, I’ve always liked Brisbane’s intent and game style over the years, hoping they have a rise

Will Fowler have Brisbane roaring this season?

Probably one thing I didn’t mention in my article is that I think he can be a centre back, my only trouble was the only placed that mentioned that was Wikipedia and other sources said he only played in the attacking part of the field, is there any confirmation that he can play the CB role?

Will Fowler have Brisbane roaring this season?

Same here, although there were some bad losses last year, there was some positives in seeing new young talent on show at Brisbane, DWH obviously the stand out but others like Powell also seemed very good and like future Brisbane starting players

Will Fowler have Brisbane roaring this season?

Agree looking at the list I think they’ve got 1 or 2 spots left, one being an import spot, not sure how having youth players effects squad lists my understanding was maximum 23 player squad but with youth players this number is generally much bigger

Why Adelaide United will struggle this year

Totally agree with you, but a new coach might lead to a style which is a bit different, who knows we might no longer see the classic isaias boot it down to the end of field straight from kick off haha. While I don’t think at this point that we’re going to struggle, I think we can’t get an idea of the hole isaias has left and whether it’s been filled or not til season starts and after for some getting our first view of Adelaide playing A-League opposition on Tuesday

Why Adelaide United will struggle this year

First of all, I do respect your opinion, you’re clearly a frustrated United supporter, you wouldn’t be the only one out there
Maria does replace Galloway at full back, but is able and capable of playing on the left wing if needed, not a direct replacement but can play there.
McGree actually cost the club more in the region of 900k € to 1 million€. Transfrmarket reports his value at 1million. https://www.transfermarkt.com/riley-mcgree/profil/spieler/428061
His fee from United to Club Brugge when we first sold him was 100K
In terms of Isaias, massive lost, but from what I’ve heard Verbeek is much more attacking, perhaps playing McGree as a CAM with two CM in Boland, Konstandopolous, and Lia will work and a cdm isn’t what’s needed, Verbeek and the players have said that there is a more focus on an attacking style. Lia while ageing is a good veteran and midfielder and probably doesn’t get a lot of credit that he deserves. Have to give Boland a chance and a full year. Was at the Perth game where he got injured, was very bad tackle on him and you could tell that he was finished for a very long period on the sidelines. While Konstandopolous is a very capable midfielder and if he takes his chances could be a potential star red player.
While Goodwin, I think his void could be filled by the current squad we have, Kitto is capable scoring 6+, Halloren can and even Mileusnic and if Ospeth can be the striker we finally have searched for I think we’ve got a good attacking options. Even Blackwood can score a fair few if he takes his chances and becomes a bit more clinical. Don’t forget McGree who scored 7 for City last year.
Just remember, the club is in China recruiting a Chinese player at the moment, could be that player to fill Isaias, or even a defensive position.
Also on the comment about reagan, injuries did strike last year, Elsey had a foot injury in the latter part of the year, and Marrone filled this role brilliantly. I think we need another centre back but I think Marrone can fill this role, so its not totally alarm bells if it happens

Why Adelaide United will struggle this year

Not sure they have too many left but are supposedly bringing in a Chinese player, Djite in China at the moment working this through

Why Adelaide United will struggle this year