Summer of Football (Round Ball)

FAITH

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Sep 29, 2007
Posts
26,701
Likes
15,654
Location
#DMAC+Campo+Clarke+Birdman=No Premiership!
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Socceroos-LFC-Crows-Adel.United
Thread starter #176
The new owners are concentrating on rebuilding connections with fans and the youth side of things which is great.

To be fair they signed Jakobsen and 2 fringe socceroos, but I suspect January will see a bit of a splash
kinda annoying melbourne and sydney have 2-3 great attackers every year yet we havet had one for about a decade
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Joined
May 21, 2001
Posts
48,361
Likes
36,885
Location
Floating around the Universe
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Adelaide Crows
I've been here for 2 years without a striker, how can I do my job properly
Good on him for saying what we are all thinking... as frustrating to play well then lack someone to finish off the good work.

If we can bring in a quality striker, we can have a real crack at winning.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

ams4crows

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Apr 22, 2007
Posts
7,837
Likes
7,599
Location
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
T.Swift Huddersfield Town AUFC
Matilda's drew Italy, Brazil and Jamaica in their group at the world cup.

We really do have the team to make at least the semis, If we can actually win it, it may very well change football in Australia forever.
 

ams4crows

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Apr 22, 2007
Posts
7,837
Likes
7,599
Location
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
T.Swift Huddersfield Town AUFC
Good draw, the only thing that will see them fail to reach that is themselves.

Talk of a rift between the girls and Kerr.
the rift isnt between Kerr its between Kennedy and Simon that's what happens when your girlfriend plays in the national team with you, you break up and then watch as another team member moves in on your ex...

for what its worth Kerr didn't want all this extra marque money she wanted it shared by all Matilda squad members.
 

radiojake

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Nov 28, 2011
Posts
14,473
Likes
22,622
Location
Melbourne
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
LIVFC
.
what a shock!
women get jealous over the star player...
Wow you couldn't succinctly wrap up your dinosaur thoughts in a smaller number of words if you tried

As if that's the conclusion you jump to....
 

Cap

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Jul 27, 2004
Posts
29,041
Likes
12,492
Location
*cough*
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Norwood
So someone involved in Soccer why is it hard for Australia to develop strikers?

(Genuine question, heard it asked on a sports show but didn't get to hear the answer)
 

FAITH

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Sep 29, 2007
Posts
26,701
Likes
15,654
Location
#DMAC+Campo+Clarke+Birdman=No Premiership!
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Socceroos-LFC-Crows-Adel.United
Thread starter #186
toughest position in the game, to be a top quality striker you need pace,techniques,smarts etc.
we dont produce players like this because frankly we dont have the coaching setup to teach them
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

ams4crows

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Apr 22, 2007
Posts
7,837
Likes
7,599
Location
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
T.Swift Huddersfield Town AUFC
toughest position in the game, to be a top quality striker you need pace,techniques,smarts etc.
we dont produce players like this because frankly we dont have the coaching setup to teach them
you also need arrogance and to be selfish which Australian coaches dont like and try to teach out of kids becuase they want everyone to be included.
 

roo2macca

Hall of Famer
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Posts
30,448
Likes
32,971
Location
Warehouse
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Chelsea, Sturt
you also need arrogance and to be selfish which Australian coaches dont like and try to teach out of kids becuase they want everyone to be included.
Lack of arrogance (of the good-natured variety) has become an issue in Australian athletes because the media want them to emotionless robots. Can't have a personality anymore it seems, just look at the cricket team. They're not world beaters anymore but at least they're nice guys now! Same with AFL footballers, all interviews are the same cliches over and over again.
 

hey shorty

Hall of Famer
Joined
Jun 15, 2005
Posts
38,113
Likes
28,417
Location
Where the Hills have eyes
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
AUFC, Everton, Sturt
So someone involved in Soccer why is it hard for Australia to develop strikers?

(Genuine question, heard it asked on a sports show but didn't get to hear the answer)
It's a problem in Asian football and has been for quite a while.

Also, kids aren't being taught to be a goal poacher. I'm all for technique but there comes a point when you need to focus on effectiveness rather than technique
 

FAITH

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Sep 29, 2007
Posts
26,701
Likes
15,654
Location
#DMAC+Campo+Clarke+Birdman=No Premiership!
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Socceroos-LFC-Crows-Adel.United
Thread starter #197
Pretty funny, out of the three LVG was the only one I was alright on at the start and think he got shafted a bit really.
the seem to get these managers when theyre a little cooked.
if you guys can get Poch, you'd be pretty happy.
 
Top Bottom