Saturday, November 17, 2007

Roar 1 - Victory 0: The Secret

Robbie Kruze is the A-League's most talent striker. But don't tell the FFA we don't want him on national duty.

However, the man-of-the-match was Stuart McLaren who took over as captain with Moore's injury and made the plays and tackles for the Roar.

Strangely, it seemed to be Thompson who had to take over from Muscat in the Victory's mid-field and play upfront for them. Allsopp missed some sitters, as did Thompson when a poorly chosen back pass by Murdocca found him in behind the Roar defence early in the game and yet, somehow, still unable to score.

However, the strangest event was Victory's ability, for the 2nd week in a row to have a suspension reduced, this time Vargas's ban. How could this happen?

The Roar's 4 yellow cards to Victory's one did not reflect the fouling or intensity of the fouls. The FFA must stop the open season on the kicking out of the legs, particularly from behind of Australia's best young players. Finally, Victory must learn to stop studs-up challenges and Refs must use red cards to stop them.


Jeccy - for the Roar said...

Poor Kruse was getting hacked up and down the pitch. We do need some consistancy between refs.

Cecilia said...

Zullo was getting hacked everywhere last week. Inaction on behalf of both refs suggests that there is some consistency. Which is a joke. Regardless, both kids need to learn to pass the ball off sooner, before one of those nasty tackles becomes a serious injury.

Whistler said...

Yep, I've made reference in my blog this week to the targetting of the young players. How can the A-League develop these up and coming future internationals if they all end up in traction and plaster?