A-League Round 7 - Return of the Kurz!

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A-League Round 7 and the highlight of the round is the original Derby between Adelaide V Victory and a return of Marco Kurz against his old club. As well as a Grand Final rematch

Round 7 Fixture

Friday 22nd November
Western Sydney Wanders V Melbourne City, Bankwest Stadium, 7:30pm ESDT

Saturday 23rd November
Wellington Phoenix V Brisbane Roar, Westpac Stadium, 5:00pm ESDT (ABC broadcast match)
Adelaide United V Melbourne Victory, Hindmarsh Stadium, 7:30pm ESDT 7:00pm CEDT
Perth Glory V Sydney FC, NIB Stadium, 9:45 ESDT 6:45 WST

Sunday24th November
Central Coast Mariners V Western United, Bluetongue Stadium, 6:00pm ESDT

Bye: Newcastle Jets

Predictions: WSW 2-1 WellvBris 2-2 Adel 2-1 PerthVSyd 1-1 CCM 1-0

Enjoy your football this weekend.
 

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Do Victorys ownership have the patience though?
Not so much the owners but the fans will get very restless soon, have been calling for his head the past few weeks after tonight it's just gonna get bigger and louder! The crowd reaction next week will be telling. The club can't keep pledging to us fans to turn up and for what? To watch that rubbish? No ******* way! Dipierto and the board will be under extreme pressure to come out and make a some sort of statement decission very soon.

expect a we 100% back the coach statement in coming weeks followed by the inevitable sacking!
 

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Arnie had credibility when he got there, Marco doesn't have much.
Let's be honest, Victory have a stale and bog ordinary squad these days. That 6-1 thumping in last year's finals to the Smurfs should have raised some Red flags at MVFC. Without the threat of relegation, Kurz deserves time to rebuild the team imo..
 

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Le Fondre is unquestionably the biggest diver in the league. Falls over at the slighest hint of contact and refs buy it. His performance at Hindmarsh earlier in the season was something else.

Haven’t seen the incident from this game but he’s a very opportunistic individual as far as gravity is concerned.
 

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Not so much the owners but the fans will get very restless soon, have been calling for his head the past few weeks after tonight it's just gonna get bigger and louder! The crowd reaction next week will be telling. The club can't keep pledging to us fans to turn up and for what? To watch that rubbish? No ******* way! Dipierto and the board will be under extreme pressure to come out and make a some sort of statement decission very soon.

expect a we 100% back the coach statement in coming weeks followed by the inevitable sacking!
Will be an interesting few weeks.

Bozza didn't hold back

 

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Le Fondre is unquestionably the biggest diver in the league. Falls over at the slighest hint of contact and refs buy it. His performance at Hindmarsh earlier in the season was something else.

Haven’t seen the incident from this game but he’s a very opportunistic individual as far as gravity is concerned.
Please

Besides which it was Ninko who went down in the box. Castro would of done the same thing.

It was hilarious that Fornaroli questioning the diving considering his efforts.

 

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Le Fondre is unquestionably the biggest diver in the league. Falls over at the slighest hint of contact and refs buy it. His performance at Hindmarsh earlier in the season was something else.

Haven’t seen the incident from this game but he’s a very opportunistic individual as far as gravity is concerned.
Think Ninkovic went down
 

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He’s a diver. Falls over when he doesn’t need to when it’s not the natural action from contact and ‘contact’ doesn’t give you the right to dive and ‘contact’ doesn’t mean a foul.
Considering it was Ninko in the box you dont seem to have seen the incident.

Penalty every day of the week.
 

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Considering it was Ninko in the box you dont seem to have seen the incident.

Penalty every day of the week.
For me it’s one of those that you hate to see. The rules say it’s a penalty but it’s such a bad look for the game.

There’s no question that there was a shirt pull, but the reaction is absolutely pathetic. It’s sad that diving is now an integral part of the game. If the guy didn’t go down he might not have got the foul.

I think we need to see a rule change whereby fouls are penalised without the need for players to milk the contact. Furthermore, staging should also be punishable. Even when you have a valid free-kick claim, throwing yourself to the ground to influence a referee should be retro-actively punished.
 

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The best thing about United-Victory matches at Coopers is giving it to the Victory flogs walking out of the stadium after destroying their asses.
 

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For me it’s one of those that you hate to see. The rules say it’s a penalty but it’s such a bad look for the game.

There’s no question that there was a shirt pull, but the reaction is absolutely pathetic. It’s sad that diving is now an integral part of the game. If the guy didn’t go down he might not have got the foul.

I think we need to see a rule change whereby fouls are penalised without the need for players to milk the contact. Furthermore, staging should also be punishable. Even when you have a valid free-kick claim, throwing yourself to the ground to influence a referee should be retro-actively punished.
It's simple really. Don't tug on the shirt 1 on 1 when beaten in the box.

Castro would of done the same.
 
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