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    #26
    If the Phoenix can play like they did last week they'll win comfortably again.


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    PHOENIX v MARINERS
    Sat 4th Jan {Sky Stadium, Wgtn} - 7pm

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    #27
    Scrappy win. Second half wasn't flash.

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    #28
    Galent wrote:
    Scrappy win. Second half wasn't flash.
    Second half was such a struggle.

    Went to the game so was able to keep an eye on Hooper.
    Seemed really lethargic around the field. Wonder if he’s still injured.

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    #29
    Phoenix were pretty awful in the 2nd half, they stopped moving out from the back with urgency, didn't keep the ball close enough to their feet in crowded areas so turned over easy possession, give away silly passes & defence was pretty poor at times, lucky to come away with the win.

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    #30
    oddjob wrote:
    Went to the game so was able to keep an eye on Hooper.
    Seemed really lethargic around the field. Wonder if he’s still injured.
    The bloke is injury prone & his fitness level looks really poor, he's not going to be much of an asset if the Phoenix can't get much game time out of him.

    Watching the game on tv looked to be a pretty big crowd there, was it close to a record for one of their round matches at the stadium ?
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    #31
    Thought we were pretty poor - but the fact we're complaining about the performance and still won means that our mentality as fans has slowly shifted. We're no longer easy beats.

    I thought we completely lost shape when Ball went off - Ball is so important to this team and I thought he had his best game for us until he went off. We were a little ineffective with Davila wider.

    Hooper's fitness is a concern though he's never going to be like Ball/Sotirio and press all day long. Has never been that player. Still scored..(that goal was beautiful, btw; 16 passes from the back, every player involved)

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    #32
    signman wrote:
    The bloke is injury prone & his fitness level looks really poor, he's not going to be much of an asset if the Phoenix can't get much game time out of him.

    Watching the game on tv looked to be a pretty big crowd there, was it close to a record for one of their round matches at the stadium ?
    8201. But it could be higher. Neither mine or my partners ticket would scan, so some gate attendant scanned us in.
    Unsure if this count towards the crowd count.

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    #33
    oddjob wrote:
    8201. But it could be higher. Neither mine or my partners ticket would scan, so some gate attendant scanned us in.
    Unsure if this count towards the crowd count.
    Thought there might have been a few more than that, pretty difficult to judge though watching on tv, was still a pretty good crowd.
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    #34
    Valeo wrote:
    I thought we completely lost shape when Ball went off - Ball is so important to this team and I thought he had his best game for us until he went off. We were a little ineffective with Davila wider.
    Ball had a top game we certainly missed him when he came off, what really hurt us in the second half though is we didn't play with urgency like we did in the first half so lost momentum going forward & became very lacklustre turning over easy possession forcing silly passes etc.
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    PHOENIX v WANDERERS
    Sat 11th Jan {Sky Stadium, Wgtn} - 4.45pm

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    #36
    Good win, especially without Ball.

    Slowly creeping towards the 10,000 crowd as well.

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    #37
    Thought we tended to sit on that 1 goal lead & our defence didn't creep forward to close down their space so they kept a lot of pressure on us deep in our half, also we were mucking around at the back too much passing across field or backwards when many a time our players would have 10 metres of clear space in front of them, christ a player needed to take the ball upfield quickly get close to one of their players then lay off a pass or beat a man so we could actually go forward as an unit.

    Cacace has really impressed over the last few weeks, he use to lose possession a fair bit in crowded areas now though he's keeping the ball much closer to his feet in those situations so his close in dribbling is now very good he showed that with the excellent goal he scored by dribbling past a couple of defenders which gave him the space & time to slot the ball into the back of the net.

    Hooper played a part in scoring the first goal but the bloke is basically a passenger his work rate is piss poor would be much better to start another striker that's actually fit & bring Hooper on later in the 2nd half.
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    #38
    oddjob wrote:
    Good win, especially without Ball.

    Slowly creeping towards the 10,000 crowd as well.
    Should get another similar crowd in Wgtn next week the way they're going.

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    #39
    We're away to Brisbane next week, then home to Newcastle. Both games we should win.

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    #40
    A mate told me it was a home game, anyway as you say the next two are very winnable... want to see them play with good urgency throughout the whole match against Brisbane the Phoenix look very good when playing in a positive manner, unfortunately there's still a couple of snails at the back.



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    PHOENIX v ROAR
    Sat 18th Jan {Brisbane} - 7pm

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    #41
    Unlucky result. Could have been 2-0 up at half time.. had a few decent chances late in the game as well. Also lucky we didnt lose 2-0 how did they not score that haha

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    #42
    They went pretty well in the 1st half hit the post twice but some of our finishing was very poor... our 2nd half performance though was bloody awful all-round, one of the first things I'd do is get rid of the deadwood at the back the slow lumbering Taylor & DeVere, also why does Talay keep starting Hooper he's lucky if he's even half fit, unbelievable that he was kept on for the whole game which means other players have to make up for his lack of work rate.

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    #43
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    PHOENIX v JETS
    Fri 24th Jan {Sky Stadium, Wgtn} - 7.15pm

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    #44
    Marinovic is a beast.

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    #45
    The Phoenix have been very lucky to win a few of these matches, again we were really lucky to beat the Jets our keeper basically won the game for us making 3 or 4 brilliant saves in the last 20 minutes... our defence was poor & the whole team lacked real spark consistently, tend to go off the boil too much.

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    PHOENIX v GLORY
    Fri 7th Feb {Perth} - 11.45pm

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    #47
    signman wrote:
    The Phoenix have been very lucky to win a few of these matches, again we were really lucky to beat the Jets our keeper basically won the game for us making 3 or 4 brilliant saves in the last 20 minutes... our defence was poor & the whole team lacked real spark consistently, tend to go off the boil too much.
    Yeah, gotta agree with you - been poor for a few weeks. We missed Steinmann a lot v Jets.

    Our games this month are way tougher - starting away to a very good Perth side.

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    #48
    No doubt Talay is the best coach the Phoenix have had... has to hammer home to them though that they need to consistently play with urgency & also mark much tighter in our danger zone.

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    #49
    There's no doubt the phoenix don't tend to get the rub of the green by refs in this comp, the game against Perth was just another example of that... also though our defending deep in our half & in the box was bloody awful.

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    #50
    Good to be back to winning ways in front of a big crowd. Steinmann makes a difference.