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I can never tell if Western United are harshly treated by the commentators consciously calling them 'Western' to highlight how ridiculous the name is. Or if this is infact revealing how willingly AFL media capitulated to the equally ridiculous "Western Bulldogs".
 

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Goodwin looks like he's trying to put together a highlights reel that'll get him to Europe instead of doing the team thing
 

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Interesting. I’ve never been of the opinion Adelaide United play selfish
We haven't been a team who has in the past, but I certainly think over the last few weeks when things have gotten tough we haven't always done the easy cut back, the easy pass or the easy cross in. Almost as if we're trying too hard to score the perfect goal
 

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We haven't been a team who has in the past, but I certainly think over the last few weeks when things have gotten tough we haven't always done the easy cut back, the easy pass or the easy cross in. Almost as if we're trying too hard to score the perfect goal
Well it’s coming to th narrow end- Let’s not be Tottenham
 

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Kids running out of gas, senior guys not performing.

Veart drives them hard ala Kurz and it probably doesn't resonate with players these days.
Trust me Veart doesn’t drive them hard, & his greatest trait is his ability to communicate and relate to players, especially the younger ones.


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Trust me Veart doesn’t drive them hard, & his greatest trait is his ability to communicate and relate to players, especially the younger ones.


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Mate he drives them hard, but you're right he's very good on communication. Does stick up for his players well in the media too.

I think it's just a midseason slump.
 

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Depends on what you call driving them hard, he is very much about system & structure, and is very clear in communicating it, I wouldn’t call that driving them hard.
The animation you see on the sidelines is not what you would see behind closed doors, he is a very measured communicator.
Btw, although he is about structure, he also allows players to express themselves.


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Depends on what you call driving them hard, he is very much about system & structure, and is very clear in communicating it, I wouldn’t call that driving them hard.
The animation you see on the sidelines is not what you would see behind closed doors, he is a very measured communicator.
Btw, although he is about structure, he also allows players to express themselves.


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Spot on.

I still think it's a flat patch, and I'll be honest I didn't expect to play finals this season. Lopez back in a week or 2 will make a difference.
 

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Spot on.

I still think it's a flat patch, and I'll be honest I didn't expect to play finals this season. Lopez back in a week or 2 will make a difference.
Yes agree, is a flat patch.
I think they are missing Jakobson, Mauk possibly carrying a niggle, & last night should have substituted Juric earlier.
WU were very compact, Juric is not the type of player to be inventive in tight spaces or get in behind the defense.
Mind you WU played a 10 man game to perfection.


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Yes agree, is a flat patch.
I think they are missing Jakobson, Mauk possibly carrying a niggle, & last night should have substituted Juric earlier.
WU were very compact, Juric is not the type of player to be inventive in tight spaces or get in behind the defense.
Mind you WU played a 10 man game to perfection.


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Tomi is the hustling type, similar but more talented than Bruce was. It was Goodwin who probably needed to step up, he's the one who holds all the keys
 

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Tomi is the hustling type, similar but more talented than Bruce was. It was Goodwin who probably needed to step up, he's the one who holds all the keys
Goodwin is the most important player in the team. With WU’s deep defensive line , he didn’t get the opportunity to run at them, nor find space behind them.
Last night we were also exposed in not having a truly creative #10, which potentially would help Goodwin in unlocking the defense last night.
For the most part though he has been the single most influential player for AU since he returned.
Simplistically , last night, AU’s ball movement and transition was way way too slow.


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Once again we lack creativity in the midfield, we need a proper number 10, our plan is to go wide every time, if the oppo play a compact 442 and press up on Strain and Halloran our Avenue to goal during open Play is almost non existent
 

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