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Daniel Quinn

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I am a football writer who writes on the A-League and the National Youth League (NYL) as well various European football leagues. I currently write for Goal! Weekly, SoccerAnchor, Bundesliga Fantatic, Sports Tran National, just to name a few. Also cover the Victorian Premier League (VPL) for Football Federation Victoria (FFV). Follow me on Twitter: @Quinby07

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Yeah Heart’s crowds have been disappointing. But they did get a good 7k against Adelaide and if the Heart keep on improving they will get more people to the games. But their struggling with away form. Also Grella hopefully will play some part in the run home so that might bring some more. The fans too are trying hard to bring others in, which is brilliant.

As the game gets better new fans start following the A-League so there are always a chance people in Melbourne might support the Heart or the Victory, which is wonderful for the sport.

Unconvincing Victory escape punishment in Perth

Still a win, doesn’t matter how the goal comes about. Was an ugly goal like the win.

Unconvincing Victory escape punishment in Perth

Yeah completely agreed. Yeah he did a similar thing at Roar.

Was informing the rest of the football world who weren’t there for the NYL game what is going on.

Future is looking bring for Victory.

Ange’s philosophy extends to Victory youth

No problem! Just trying to give these kids the coverage that they deserve and some day will receive.

Ange’s philosophy extends to Victory youth

There was a camera there filming, but I believe that video is for Victory and possibly Adelaide, the clubs, not for the public.

Ange’s philosophy extends to Victory youth

Yes he was the ex Bayern protege.

Very unlikely NYL will be televised in the future. Not enough people don’t go to the games, so if they put them on TV no one would.

Ange’s philosophy extends to Victory youth

Well Nakic and Cristaldo are highly rated. Markelis is a senior player and needs to be played. O’Dea is a young Socceroo. So Davies has plenty of competition in the centre and out wide.

Davies has also had issues regarding attitude in the past, not sure though if that is having an effect.

Ange’s philosophy extends to Victory youth

Yeah Tadic needs some time, some more games, even off the bench to adapt.

Williams gets in so many good positions, like Fred and Macallister but struggles to finish at times.

Heart once again wasteful in front of goal

The both could be options. But who makes way for Carlos? Fred? Thompson? Unless one moves out wide or into defence.

Solorzano was close to joining Heart last season so could happen. But I think Aloisi will stick with the players he currently has.

Heart once again wasteful in front of goal

Yeah he may need to start adapting the style with the players he has. For example if Franjic or Gallagher are needed to start. Won’t play out the back through those two.

A defensive crisis at the Melbourne Victory

I think the system should be kept, but Yes ONLY Milligan should play out, since the others cannot.

Broxham to fullback? Dunno about that. I think Dilevski might be given another chance.

And Celeski in midfield could work out, if he is fit. I saw him in a friendly 2-3 weeks back, was unfit and awful, passing was well off.

A defensive crisis at the Melbourne Victory

Heart just confirmed Grella signing, won’t join teammates until Monday though. Medical on Saturday.

Heart once again wasteful in front of goal

Yeah that’s true. As long as the goals are coming in from somewhere, if midfield or attack, it doesn’t matter. But at the moment Heart are capitalizing on their chances.

Heart once again wasteful in front of goal

Interesting thoughts Sonia.

Most don’t rate Foschini anywhere he plays, some even think he is just there because of Muscat.

I think there are better fullbacks than Foschini and it wouldn’t surprise me if he leaves at the end of the season.

A defensive crisis at the Melbourne Victory

Yeah very true especially if Macallister and Dugandzic get injured or lose form. Then who will come in?

Possibly a Zac Walker from the youth team?

Or could Nick Kalmar play further up the pitch like against Phoenix after coming on?

Heart once again wasteful in front of goal

Grella won’t help the efficency in front of goal though.

What are your thoughts on what they can do?

Heart once again wasteful in front of goal

great signing if he is fit. And Grella signing hasn’t been confirmed. Only The Age and Australian have confirmed not the club. Still has a medical to pass, which with Grella’s history may not be easy.

Heart once again wasteful in front of goal

Yes Paul, like Dilevski on the other side. But still with his pace and with ball at feet Traore is one of the better defenders with Milligan that Postecoglou has.

A defensive crisis at the Melbourne Victory

Yeah completely agree with you there.

Traore has been one of the better players in Victory’s two games, and does lack the engine like you mentioned, but was ripped a few too many times from Halloran.

A defensive crisis at the Melbourne Victory

Yeah agreed. Like I wrote there are MANY problems including gk, but if I mentioned all would have taken a lot more space and plenty more of time.

Tando in my eyes is much better in all areas except for playing out.

A defensive crisis at the Melbourne Victory

Yeah one of my favourite goals ever to be scored! That’s what I remember Essien for.

Good point re Alonso though.

Di Matteo should be regretting Essien’s departure

Definitely agree with you there regarding Lampard, but in this one game he struggled, so Essien could have come on to see if things could be changed.

Never been a big fan of Mikel to be honest. Always thought Chelsea should sign a first-choice Defensive mid, like Daniele De Rossi or Xabi Alonso (even thought that won’t happen).

Di Matteo should be regretting Essien’s departure

Competition still has a long way to go. Who knows, maybe Chelsea will invest over the winter window which might increase their chances of retaining the title.

Di Matteo should be regretting Essien’s departure

Completely agree! Quality midfielder.

Di Matteo should be regretting Essien’s departure

Matt Spiranovic has only really started his career….

Couple big stadiums, the rest have capacities of like 8-10k. Baniyas, where Carle is, only 8k

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