Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Round 12 Divination

Tipping is open for Round 12.

Jacob's Indoor team had a spare last weekend.

Last night the Red Eye Pirates, my futsal team, with two out injured and several of us (including me) sick, went down 5:4 to the Communards. It was a fun game, but afterwards someone said we were "unlucky" (especially as we were up 3:1 at half time). I had to retort, "No we weren't, we didn't defend and they did." You just can't keep two (of four outfielders) up front in futsal when the opposition has the ball. And when it's the 'girl's turn' (in this mixed comp when a bloke scores the next goal has to be from a girl), there's no excuse for not keeping the two girls (in this case) well covered. This is the goal keepers perspective of course, and I was pretty slow myself last night, but this is what we need to talk about in my view.

Ironically it's because the Communards haven't been as good as us so far that they have great defensive habits and although we were constantly in their area pummeling the goalmouth, we were generally competing against at least two defenders as well as their goalie, whereas each time I faced a breakaway striker alone. Great goals though from Will, Craig and Imogen, and good friendly fun all round.

To the ineffable infinite, may the games this week be extraordinary to watch, fair, well adjudicated and free of serious injuries, as well as being fun for all concerned.

12 Comments:

Blogger john said...

New v Perth 0-1 (could they do it?)
CCM v Adel 2-2 (CCM played dreadfull but beat Melb)
Melb v Syd 0-3 (Bridges - not even a marquee - could be find and cut price buy of A-League)
Roar v Wellies 1-0 (dare not offer up more)

November 07, 2007 10:13 pm  
Blogger Hamish said...

Here are my tips:

Newcastle vs Perth:
Newcastle 1:0

Central Coast vs Adelaide:
Adelaide 1:2

Melbourne vs Sydney:
Draw 1:1

Queensland vs Wellington:
Queensland 2:0

November 07, 2007 11:01 pm  
Anonymous wes said...

My round 12 tips:

Jets 2 Glory 1

CCM 2 Adelaide 1

Victory 2 vs Sydney 1

Roar 2 Phoenix 1

November 08, 2007 3:12 pm  
Blogger Mike Salter said...

Mine:

NUJ 1-2 PG
CCM 1-0 AU
MV 1-3 SFC
QR 2-2 WP

November 08, 2007 5:12 pm  
Blogger Eamonn said...

Jets 3 Perth 1
Mariners 2 Adelaide 2
Victory 1 Sydney 2
The Roar 2 Phoenix 1

Off to my first game of the season, Victory v Sydney

Bandwagoner who only goes to games with over 40,000 people..so could be a long time afore ye see me at the Roar Hamish!!

doing a futsal special on the radio show pod next week chatting to a former Futsalroo..thought you might be interested Hamish

cheers
Eamonn

November 08, 2007 6:51 pm  
Anonymous wayne said...

Jets 1 Perth 3
Mariners 3 Adelaide 2
Victory 0 Sydney 2
The Roar 2 Phoenix 1

November 08, 2007 8:59 pm  
Blogger Hamish said...

Jacob's Tips:

Newcastle vs Perth:
Newcastle 2:0

Central Coast vs Adelaide:
Draw 1:1

Melbourne vs Sydney:
Sydney 0:1

Queensland vs Wellington:
Queensland 3:0

November 08, 2007 9:37 pm  
Anonymous Dave said...

Jets 2 Glory 0

I know a lot of us are hoping that Perth get the 'dead cat bounce' after sacking Ron Smith, but I can't see it happening. Hopefully new coach David Mitchell has put everyone on notice that contracts are on the line from here on in. Even so, it's hard to see the Jets letting this one slip.

Mariners 1 Reds 1

Which Adelaide team will turn up for this one? The one that tore apart the Phoenix, or the one that was outclassed by the Roar? Are the Coast boys just having a bad trot, or are they on the downhill slide? Either way, it looks like being a hard-fought affair; which is why I'm going for a draw.

Victory 1 Sydney 2

The 'big one' at the Dome featuring two misfiring teams. SFC however have got their act together in recent weeks and will be hard to beat. Melbourne can't seem to by a win at the moment, but in front of a parochial home crowd, could well lift.

Roar 2 Phoenix 0

The Wellington boys scored their first win in ages against Perth, which should be a tonic for them. Perth - Brisbane is a long road trip though, and it wouldn't surprise me if they're a bit heavy in the legs. If the Roar have been scoring relatively freely at home lately (mind you, they've had a lot of away games), and if the defence plays half as well as they did against Adelaide, that should be enough to see them through this one.

November 09, 2007 10:42 am  
Blogger Neil said...

Here are my tips for the weekend.

Newcastle 2 Perth 0
Central Coast 2 Adelaide 2
Melbourne 2 Sydney 0
(keeping the unbeaten home record against Sydney!)
Roar 2 Wellington 1

November 09, 2007 1:25 pm  
Blogger Jeccy - for the Roar said...

Newcastle 2 Perth 1
CCM 2 Adelaide 1
Melbourne 2 Sydney 2
Roar 3 Wellington 1

November 09, 2007 6:44 pm  
Blogger Whistler said...

Just in time I hope (as does Jeccy), but it hasn't been working. This is about the third time we've tried to tip.

Newcastle 2 Perth 1
Central Coast 3 Adelaide 1
Melbourne 1 Sydney 1
Roar 2 Wellington 1

I should tip Wellington, it worked well last week!

November 09, 2007 6:51 pm  
Blogger Cecilia said...

I may be third last, but I was the week's best performer! :) Hahaha... don't consider it as a late run for a top four finish though, I'd need more than 9 rounds for that!

November 11, 2007 8:30 pm  

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