A-League Men - 2021/22 Finals Thread

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Instead of weekly finals threads like previous seasons I will make the elimination finals and the two legs Semis all under one thread to help traffic. The Grand Final thread will still be a separate thread. Looks like an open finals series will City go back to back? can Victory be the first team to go from wooden spoon to Champions in one season? Can Adelaide continue their impressive form and go all the way? Will CCM be the outside dark horse? Can the Nix go all the way from sixth? Whatever the outcome it promises to be an entertaining finals series.


A-League Finals Week one The Elimination Finals

Saturday 14th May
Western United V Wellington Phoenix
7:45pm EST 9:45pm NZLT, AAMI Park (live on Channel 10, check local guides)

Sunday 15th May
Adelaide United V Central Coast Mariners
4:05pm EST 3:35pm CST, Coopers Stadium (live on Ten Bold, check local guides)

Predictions: WU 2-1 Adel 3-2


enjoy the finals series everyone.
 
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Happy with Premier's Plate. Would love to play the Vuck in the Grand Final and kick their ass
 

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Happy with Premier's Plate. Would love to play the Vuck in the Grand Final and kick their ass

I’m sure you do, but something tells me a few teams won’t let City get the dummy seat as easily as they did last season.
 

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I’m sure you do, but something tells me a few teams won’t let City get the dummy seat as easily as they did last season.

Probably. Still it's nice we are starting to add to our growing cabinet and tbh, the Vuck are the team that does worry me the most mate.
 

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Probably. Still it's nice we are starting to add to our growing cabinet and tbh, the Vuck are the team that does worry me the most mate.

Anything can happen mate that’s the beauty of a finals series! To me the team to worry about is Adelaide United currently on a five game winning streak and looking very impressive.
 

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I’m sure you do, but something tells me a few teams won’t let City get the dummy seat as easily as they did last season.

Easy last season? No Maclaren, Metcalf, Good due to Socceroos duty. Nabbout tore his adductor weeks out and Noone didn't play finals due to a hammy.

Home semi final moved to Sydney to play Macarthur due to Covid. We had to play Tilio and Colakovski up front.
 

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Anything can happen mate that’s the beauty of a finals series! To me the team to worry about is Adelaide United currently on a five game winning streak and looking very impressive.

You can make a case for any team in the 6.

CCM also on a 5 game winning streak too 4v5 is a clinker of 2 red hot teams.
 

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A Rundown on how the Finals series will work

A rundown of the top six finals teams

Not a huge fan of the 2 leg semis (that opinion might change depending how it impacts City 😂). But I'm all for more football.
 

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I really like our chances this week at least.
Shame it's not at Ballarat!

There was a crazy stat mentioned on Monday night, not sure how factually correct it is, but Wellington have 0 points in games where they've conceded first which was 10 or 11 from memory.

So the key for the Phoenix is don't concede first.
 

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Shame it's not at Ballarat!

There was a crazy stat mentioned on Monday night, not sure how factually correct it is, but Wellington have 0 points in games where they've conceded first which was 10 or 11 from memory.

So the key for the Phoenix is don't concede first.

Yea, I heard them mention that. Pretty amazing stat.
 

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Very strange for the 1st legs to be mid-week games, don’t know what the explanation for that is. Both week 1 games could go either way
 

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I think it's because they've lost a week with the postponed games etc and needing to wrap the season up by May 31.
yep they can't expand the season in to June due to the World Cup qualifiers.
 

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here is a simple run down of the finals structure

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Pretty sure its HD as of September 2021

Cheers. Apparently some people on older gear can't watch 10Bold in HD, and because it doesn't have an SD option those people are cut off completely.
Still, I'd take an HD only version over no HD.
 

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FT Western United 1 V 0 Wellington Phoenix

WU advance to the Semi Final to play against Melbourne Victory
 

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Just came here to say that. Go to an adbreak in the 65th minute only to return to Adelaide celebrating a goal. Peak A League.
 
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