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Jack George

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I'm fourteen and I write articles on the Roar. I thoroughly enjoy football conversations on the Roar and love responding to every comment I get on my articles. I am part of The Roar's live blogging team for football. Feel free to let me know your thoughts on my articles or on my twitter, which is @JackGeorge0004.

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I would like to see them try out a dynamic 4-2-3-1, but it is unlikely they will build a team around Ninkovic considering his age. Sydney have a certain style that suits them well and I doubt Steve Corica will be looking to change up the system too much. I do agree about Brandon O’neil though, Sydney have missed his work rate in midfield.

Sydney FC needs to follow the trend and give youth a go

I’ll have to check out that platform, thanks. However, I feel it would be better for the league if the FFA was to run an official fantasy league.

It's time for an A-League fantasy league

I do see your point, but the fact that the Premier League has done so well with a fantasy league gives me hope that other competitions can do the same. However, I do agree that the system will need to favour players who actually play well consistently over the game, not the striker that scores the final goal. However, there is good marketing potential, especially for a league like the A-League that is looking to appeal to the next generation.

It's time for an A-League fantasy league

I’ll definitely look into it, and I’ll try to get a few people to help me understand the concept to allow for evidence as well as giving my thoughts. Stay tuned over the next week or two!

Who really is the favourite heading into the finals?

That’s a very interesting question and something I may look at in the future. I guess it depends on the quality of the defender and the confidence of the player. I remember I loved watching Shayon Harrison for Melbourne City last season (on loan from Tottenham) because every time he’d get the ball he’d take his marker on. More often than not he’d win the duel. That’s something I’d love to see more from in the A-League, especially with Australian wingers.

Who really is the favourite heading into the finals?

That could be true, but we can’t really judge Barbarouses’ ability in a 1 v 1 situation if he never takes the defender on.

Who really is the favourite heading into the finals?

I agree about Maclaren. If he’s on his best form Melbourne City could beat any team in the finals series except for maybe Sydney FC depending on their form and if they win their semi-final, of course.

Who really is the favourite heading into the finals?

Thanks, Lionheart, glad you enjoyed it! I agree about Western United, but I feel it would be good for the A-League if a first-year expansion team does well in finals. I also agree about Wellington, I would like to see them do well but their poor form may come back to haunt them.

Who really is the favourite heading into the finals?

I don’t think that a team can ‘save’ for finals. Especially on a span of five weeks. Against Western United, I thought Sydney played well and created plenty of good chances, but after the equaliser, they seemed to settle with a draw and struggled to show any form of initiative or creativity. For me, they seem to be playing too much into the system, and Steve Corica isn’t giving them enough license to express themselves. There were four or five times when Kosta Barbarouses found himself one on one on the wing with a defender and instead of taking him on, he waited before playing a pass back. For me, that says a lot about Sydney in recent weeks.

Who really is the favourite heading into the finals?

Wow, thanks a lot, Mike!

The A-League's fan-base could use an attitude adjustment

Usually, when I live blog I don’t really get many responses, but I did find it quite weird last night because I thought that people would be excited for the return of football. It did appear that way as I’m pretty sure the blog got 700-800 views but, as Stevo says there was no real fan engagement.

The A-League's fan-base could use an attitude adjustment

Great to see you on the Roar again, Mike.

The A-League's fan-base could use an attitude adjustment

I agree. Overcommitting is a big problem in the A-League and the likes of Milos Ninkovic know how to exploit that space that they make extremely well.

La pausa and its use in the A-League

Thanks, Stuart. I agree, and footballers not keeping their heads up when receiving a pass is frustrating and something I may look at in the future for the A-League. I never had the experience of watching Le Tissier play live but from stories and YouTube videos, it seemed that he was one of if not the best when it came to pausa.

La pausa and its use in the A-League

I agree. There are two great players there and I really enjoy watching them both on the ball, but they struggle considerably with their decision making. La pausa is interesting because it’s not something that can be measured within statistics, so it’s no wonder that Elvis Kamosba is underperforming his XG and XA. I like the story about the penalty and red card as well!

La pausa and its use in the A-League

I especially think it’s something that the Fox analysts should explore deeper. They rarely go deep into the tactics of the game, and pointing out something like pausa allows viewers to then look out for it, therefore enhancing the experience of watching a game.

La pausa and its use in the A-League

Thanks, Midfielder. I agree. I love watching Sergio Busquets play that mixture of a 6 off the ball and acting like a 10 on it. He football mind is brilliant, and he knows how to draw players in and create space in the midfield.

La pausa and its use in the A-League

Hi Kanggas, sorry for the late response. I’ll have a look at some of those players and try to get in touch. Thanks for the suggestion!

Nigel Boogaard on playing against Manchester United and if he'll stay at Newcastle

Thanks, Chris. That is an interesting point about coaches, as they are the ones who implement it within players. Pep Guardiola possessed pausa as a player and has shown Sergio Busquets how to use it effectively as a coach.

La pausa and its use in the A-League

I completely agree. As I said, I would love people in Australia become more aware of it and utilise it effectively. It is only something I became aware of two weeks ago and I merely am trying to show more people what it is. Hope you enjoyed the article!

La pausa and its use in the A-League

I don’t think he’ll be completely ‘gone’ from football, but for the moment he’s onto bigger and better things. I hope he can still make appearances here and there, though.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

I would love to see more amateur commentators get chances in the A-League.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

True. Another option would be playing archived games throughout the year, and maybe winning the rights to mini matches?

What next for the FFA Cup?

Wherever he is calling matches I will be tuning into.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

I think that he was the one who said that. He’s been at the heart of many iconic commentary lines in football.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments