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October 21, 2011

The physical benefits of small

Filed under: Uncategorized — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 10:03 pm

Was at the Roar game, enjoyed myself immensely.  Still lots of room for improvement in the team.  Both in terms of individual skill and team understanding.  Which is good – kicked arse, AND can improve.  I like it.

But this post is about Massimo Murdocca.  Someone who did a lot with their time on the field.  Keep this up and he will be pushing his way into the starting lineup. The way he makes himself available, quickly receive the ball and turn forward (using very little space or time), his ball shielding.  And THAT through ball.  Loved it.

And how does he do all that?  Part of it is through his physical attributes (not in spite of them).

Small people have excellent hand eye / foot eye coordination.  Gymnasts are small.

Small people have have excellent motors.  Triathletes are small.

Keep this up and their might be big things in store for the little man.  Get into the starting lineup for the Roar, stand out in that starting line up, and there is a chance of getting into an Australia squad.



  1. Perhaps even moreso than winning, the measure of a good coach is whether players improve under their custody. Ange takes two of Sydney’s rejects and turns then into stars. He took Matty and Massimo, always solid, hard-working players, but not ones destined for Europe, and turns them into headline stars. People go on about the importance of the players Ange lost at the end of the season, but who were they before the season with him?

    Comment by Hamish Alcorn — October 22, 2011 @ 2:27 am

  2. Hi Hamish – yeah, that was good for a laugh

    “look at the players gone”

    “where will the goals come from”

    No, no potential growth in any of the players that were still there. And of course the players brought in wouldn’t be as good as those that left. Haha.

    Ange won championships in the NSL as well. Wonder if this is all an evolution on what he did before, or this is just what he does? Would be interesting to ask a fan who saw his NSL teams as well.

    Comment by notyalcsdrawkcab — October 27, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

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