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January 14, 2012

The scoreboard doesn’t lie …

Filed under: Uncategorized — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 10:22 pm

but what exactly does it say?  It says Brisbane scored 2 goals while Sydney scored 1.  Whether those goals come in the first minute or extra time doesn’t really matter to me.  It is all playing time.

What it doesn’t tell you is how well Brisbane played across the game … how many minutes of good football did they play last night?  My guess is less than a half.  What Brisbane is trying to do requires 90 minutes of concentration, and the team just isn’t bringing it at the moment.  Play the ball out of the opponent’s press (because opponents will press in spurts), and then when they stop pressing move the ball quickly and provide options off the ball.  The guys are giving up the ball against the press with misplaced passes, and the ball and people aren’t moving fast enough when the press stops.

Henrique seems good to go, sorry to say it Issey, but this guy is another level up.  Broich looked the more rustier of the two, but you could see some of what the team was missing when he was away.  Both guys make smart runs, can move with the ball at their feet with their heads up without losing possession.

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