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December 4, 2012

Random thoughts from bris vs jets

Filed under: Uncategorized — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 9:18 pm

Besart in the penalty box = good.  Besart madly running around in midfield = bad.  A) he is a possible card waiting to happen running around there, b) horrible touch, with lots of misplaced passes, c) takes him away from what he is good at – smart runs into the box and shoot, d) if he is in midfield, then the team doesn’t have a focal point for the attack …

James Meyer – this is unfair probably, but he has flattered to deceive methinks.  Yes, injuries have held him back … but I thought he would be a starter now.  Excellent dribble control, good shot, no conscience when shooting … maybe he doesn’t turn right.  Maybe it isn’t his fault, but I just find him a very frustrating player.

Stretch, control, tire out opposition, run over the top of them – Brisbane can’t do that anymore … ok, they didn’t even do it that often over the last two seasons.  But when they did?  It was glorious.  Keeping the ball, probing, stretching the opposition, reserving energy while tiring out the opponent … scoring more goals while doing it, the opponent chasing shadows.  That was like a boa constrictor, slowly squeezing their prey to death.  It was, dare I say it … Spain like.  But that is gone.  The moment it went?  Maybe the ACL game at home against Tokyo FC.  They didn’t have the basic tools to pull off that approach against a stronger, more technical opponent, and when they realised that, the mental discipline went to play that approach went.    What we have now is a more open, stand toe to toe with the opponent and hope to beat them approach.  The days of Brisbane controlling opponents is gone : (

A middling season?  A loss on Saturday, and another couple in quick succession would have probably seen Rado getting his walking papers.  But three points were picked up, and the execution is delayed.  It is still a more talented team than some of the teams at the bottom of the ladder … but are they really gonna get wins against the top of the table?  There was a chance to make a point against CCM, and they didn’t.  A trip to the playoffs while CCM and Victory fight for trophies?

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