Sunday, July 20, 2008

Alex Brosque - the player we ...

Hmmm. Just watched the highlights of the Sydney v Roar match (SBS TV Sunday afternoon - free TV). I know people don't put much stake in this cup, but it is important for clubs selling their season tickets.

The Roar outplayed Sydney. As Ed said, we are used to smash and grab after dominating. However, Sergio really looks the goods and had 3 or 4 chances (didn't see Miller in the highlights although Massimo seemed to miss a sitter although we aren't used to so many shots on goal from him).

Unfortunately, Alex Brosque appears to have been up to his old ticks. Around the 57th minute he ran onto a long ball. Seo covering the far right of the Roar's defence. Inside the circle and outside the penalty area, Brosque pushed the ball forward - alas too far - his final touch has never been good (oh how Roar fans know) right into Reddy's path, another opportunity gone. But no, as Brosque slowed he felt Seo on his shoulder and executed a perfect sallow dive. And last man foul, red card and Seo's pre-season is cut. Plus the Roar's defence further exposed. The free kick goes in Sydney get ahead (2-1) and 11 man Sydney valiantly hold out 10 dominant Roars for 30 minutes to win.

Ref Matthew Breeze has a history of yellow carding strikers for this type of foul (ask Joel Griffiths). So we probably can't blame him...

Given Bridge and Aloisi's prospective return, just how many games Brosque will get this year is a question. Hope he comes to Lang Park, Roar fans love to hate him...

1 comment:

Ed said...

Brosque, what a swan. I cant believe no one else has mentioned it. The TWG guys just accepted it. Oh well, the footage looked very promising. Have a good feeling about this season.