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“Anyone see the Socceroos going home in the group stages?” … no, semi-Final at the earliest.

We can’t win it without fixing our goal scoring problems though.

Late equaliser can't conceal familiar issues facing the Arnold era

Pretty much

Late equaliser can't conceal familiar issues facing the Arnold era

If you think 33,000 is disappointing you’re a bit of a muppet. It’s more than Sydney and Melbourne managed for some WC Qualifiers.

And while most of the storms missed the CBD, they didn’t miss the west, south and particularly the north that were lashed with rain … and yet still they came.

35,000 was the pre-game prediction and without the storms I recon they would have passed that easily.

Melbourne and Sydney hog the Socceroo games, both have populations approaching 5 million (compared to Brisbane’s 2 million) and yet Brisbane draws a comparable crowd to a meaningless friendly, played with experimental squads, on a cool and wet Saturday night 6 weeks before Christmas and the holiday period.

I look forward to your future disappointment over Sydney and Melbourne crowds.

Late equaliser can't conceal familiar issues facing the Arnold era

“the Roar could have been handing out promos for the next A league match as people left“ … they’re not allowed to. FFA marketing rules

Late equaliser can't conceal familiar issues facing the Arnold era

When Maclaren was at Roar Aloisi built a whole system around feeding the lad chances; at Glory Lowe had him coming on/playing alongside Keogh in again, a clear system to feed him chances.

That’s the type of player he is, he’s not necessarily that good a finisher either (not sure what his conversion rate is??) but he needs a system to feed him, and when the system is right for him he is a very prolific scorer. So he’s worth the effort.

Arnie says he played “three nine’s” last night, in theory that could have created more chances for Maccers in reality it probably reduced them and gave players involved in build up play two more options than would suit Maccers.

But we have a general goal scoring problem and it’s not just who’s up front, too many players were again wasteful and it’s becoming a habit.

Late equaliser can't conceal familiar issues facing the Arnold era

Let’s start with a positive albeit non-football bit.

33,000 people turned up in thunderstorms and pouring rain. Queensland delivers (again) for the Socceroos.

Time to bring more Socceroos and Matilda’s games to the, err, sunshine state.

Late equaliser can't conceal familiar issues facing the Arnold era

So 33,000 people turned up in thunderstorms and pouring rain …. how do you like them apples Sydney/Melbourne ????

Brisbane finally has a Socceroos game - now fans just need to turn up

I also agree. But it’s the FFA that has to move on – they are charged with growing the game nationally and just growing it where the highest bidder might be.

Brisbane finally has a Socceroos game - now fans just need to turn up

So are you redefining “best rectangular stadium” to instead be the best to watch A League games at?

Brisbane finally has a Socceroos game - now fans just need to turn up

yeah but nah …

Suncorp is the best stadium by a long way.

It’s got excellent transport infrastructure making it easy to get too by train, bus and ferry and it’s walking distance from the city Center. It can handle large crowds easily and get them home again in a very reasonable time.

Around the stadium we have Caxton Street, Park Road and Railway Terrace all bursting with pubs n clubs, all within a short walk of the stadium.

Inside the stadium offers great sitelines from all three tiers and plenty of facilities

It is the best stadium. It just is.

Is it the best pitch? No, it used to be, but the last few years they have struggled to get it right – whether it was the flood, overuse, the weather, who knows. But the pitch is good just not great. But that one dimension does not take away from the fact it is an outstanding stadium especially when other stadiums (including AAMI, Hindmarsh and SFS) have suffered poor pitches too.

So yeah AR, you can write it down but it doesn’t make it true …

Brisbane finally has a Socceroos game - now fans just need to turn up

Let’s start with the blasted VAR … credit to the ref here.

He thought he saw a handball, awards a free kick, VAR says you might want to look again so he does and has the courage to overturn his own decision.

If last week and (so far) this, is what we can expect from the VAR then I can live with it.

Refreshed Melbourne City pummel Wellington

It’s a good question although you haven’t provided any definition around what you mean when you say “football intelligence”?

I think there are elements in certain footballers that they “just get”, elements beyond fitness, technique and the understanding of the game, that I think are impossible to coach in.

They’re either born with it, of they’ll never have it.

I don’t think these are necessarily football specific either, but rather just the way their brain is wired and that directs the way they play the game (and influences other parts of their lives too).

Is it possible to coach 'football intelligence'?

“Brisbane didn’t manage to defeat the Mariners at home and spent the majority of the match chasing the game“ …. lol “chasing the game”

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 4

The A League didn’t slow down youth development it had basically stalled as a consequence of the collapse of the NSL, plus other issues at that time.

It’s a complex picture which I’m sure varies by state but the states then took a leadership role for youth at a time when private (NSL) clubs couldn’t afford to and when A League clubs weren’t allowed to. But that didn’t happen overnight and I’m pretty sure we had something of a black hole in youth development for 5 or 6 years

It’s only in the last couple of years that A League clubs have been allowed Acadamies but even that involved a fair bit of political arm-wrestling with State Federations

It’s time for City to aim higher than Warren Joyce

City 1, Nix 1. Nix will bring the big yellow bus, even the seagulls will be bored (stay at home and save your money folks)

WSW 1, Roar 2. Pretty much guaranteed Roar win as “kiss of death Stuie” has tipped against us.

Jets 0, SFC 2. Jets feeling too sorry for themselves at the moment and it’s affecting their game.

Adelaide 1, Glory 4. Over-rated Reds to cop a thumping.

Victory 5, CCM 0. Vuck to find their stride

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 4

Yeah, there’s a balance sheet of good/bad and right/wrong with CFG I agree.

It’s time for City to aim higher than Warren Joyce

Ironically it was SFC they wanted to buy in the first place, only the owners wouldn’t sell. Heart were the cheap alternative lol.

It’s time for City to aim higher than Warren Joyce

“Joyce is far below the quality the “City” brand can and should afford”

… for a club with annual losses rumoured to be in excess of $5m I’d be interested to know what the author thinks CFG “can and should afford”?

“we football fans are entitled to wonder what we gave up to the City Group, and what they have given the A-League in return”

…. what “we gave up to the City Group” was a muppet club, always in a fight for the wooden spoon, always short on cash, owners unprepared to invest in marquee players, no visible supporter base in a sports mad city, and with no proper facilities and a wafer-thin back room staff. What we “gave up” was the next Fury or GCU. Basically we gave them a lemon and hoped they’d make lemonade.

….. what they have given the A League in return is too narrow a question. What have they given football in return is a better one. The answer to that lies in the squads of our young national representative teams packed with CFG academy players, they revolutionised the W-League which is now a better competition for it, and the training facilities they created have set the benchmark for others to follow.

… finally, they led the fight against the FFA. When Lowy went looking for friends and compromise in FIFA it was CFG shutting the doors. We’d be mad to let CFG have too much influence over our domestic game, but thank god they were here when we needed someone to stand up to Lowy.

Heart we’re a pathetic club, a total embarrassment to football, before CFG arrived. They’re not now.

Is Joyce the wrong coach? Probably, but don’t crucify CFG on one dodgy appointment

It’s time for City to aim higher than Warren Joyce

You do not need to provide evidence, you just ask for it?

Joyce did pick Arzani.

Joyce didn’t pick Arzani and was gold to play him.

One of those statements is true. Presumably you need evidence to believe either of them?

Or do you just believe one (the first) without evidence?

Will Melbourne City unlock the forgotten genius of Bruno Fornaroli?

Go on then, give me evidence to the contrary?

We all make assumptions on how we think things work, what assumptions have you made about City?

The model I’ve described is very European, many clubs operate that way do it’s not an unusual model

If you want evidence you need to stop reading blog sites, we don’t provide citations and references here.

Dismiss what I’ve said, or not, I don’t care.

That’s just my understanding of the situation and some of it will be right, some wrong. At the very least just consider it if you want too – someone said City aren’t adding much to the football landscape, I’d disagree – they’re adding a whole new operating model.

Will Melbourne City unlock the forgotten genius of Bruno Fornaroli?

Name a good coach City have had?

Also remember CFG view this as a long term project, they will get it right and they will win the title. They’re just not going to burn unnecessary cash to do it quickly.

Will Melbourne City unlock the forgotten genius of Bruno Fornaroli?

Joyce’s job is to coach and get the best out of the first team and to do it as part of the bigger system.

CFG are running this like a “big club” using their network to scout for players, a back-office team responsible for signings with minimal input from Joyce, and a development team nurturing talent and pushing them up to the first team.

As Mr. F points out above, City have a place on Man City’s FFP balance sheet. Woukd CFG prefer to win the title last year or develop/transfer Arzani? I’d say the latter …

Most likely Joyce wouldn’t have played Arzani, so it’s a different system to what we expect but there are upsides and it’s not better or worse, right or wrong … it’s just different.

(A lot of European clubs run this type of model. The uk still struggles with the coach or manager role for the likes of a Joyce)

Will Melbourne City unlock the forgotten genius of Bruno Fornaroli?

Joyce isn’t. He’s being told which youngsters to play by CFG.

Will Melbourne City unlock the forgotten genius of Bruno Fornaroli?

It fits in the way CFG says it fits in. There’s no doubt many things have improved at City under CFG

Will Melbourne City unlock the forgotten genius of Bruno Fornaroli?

It’s hard to keep a good player down though, and unfair to critique him after only three games, quality always comes good. Just look at Berisha last season.

And rumours persist that all is not well behind the CFG walls including rumours of players and coaches having physical altercations in preseason, the head coach being instructed which players to select on game day, and some junior players wanting out after the promised CFG dream turned sour.

All this may or may not be true, and may just reflect the reality of being part of an elite football group (which CFG certainly are) but undoubtedly CFG have a way of doing things and – as Man City have proven – will do anything to win.

Will Melbourne City unlock the forgotten genius of Bruno Fornaroli?