AUFC - W season 2021-2022

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Well done to Adrian on his recent shrewd recruiting with the likes of Nanako Sasaki, Stanbury, Taranto & Varley.
All look more than capable of pushing for a starting 11 from the get go, so I expect fierce competition for most positions.
Like all our supporters I look forward to this season to play finals for the 1st time but also to really challenge for silverware.

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Well said Scar. I totally agree with your comments.

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Disappointed with our result yesterday but more disappointed in the lack of aggression & fight from both our new Japanese midfielders especially Omiya. On the other hand I was very impressed by our young midfielder Shadeene Evans. Shadeene's determination & fight has already shown me she will be an excellent acquisition for Adelaide United. Meanwhile defensively Adelaide United at times looked in disarray & needs immediate attention if we are to compete successfully this season. We also need to re-establish our solid central defensive pairing & I’m hoping Kayla Sharples can come in to do the excellent job Waldus did when partnered with Matilda McNamara. While discussing our defence I would also like to see Emily Hodgson return to her right fullback position & if Isabel Hodgson was our ‘makeshift’ right fullback yesterday then she was continually out of position. I’m hoping Adrian might consider utilising Meleri Mullan as a fullback this season because for me she has the necessary speed & tenacious fight to make her a very difficult opponent for any opposition forward.
Yes disappointing first match to kickoff our season but not all ‘doom & gloom’ & I am confident Adelaide United will bounce back with a win next w/end against Canberra which I believe is a winnable game for us.
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No the ideal result and I take scar's observations and suggestions on board. I too believe we will get the positioning sorted. Will it result in a win? Maybe not however, I expect a much better result. I'll be there to cheer us on.

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Very Poor team. Can see them being cellar dwellers unfortunately.
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Anything short of 3pts vs Perth Glory this w/end (if it goes ahead) then I'm prepared to write off our top 4 hopes this season.

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Not the most convincing win yesterday but will gladly take the much needed 3pts.
Defence still far from solid & needing urgent attention bec will definitely be punished against the better opposition.
With 3 more matches to be played this month in January, I believe we will need two more wins to remain on track.

Btw, please Kayla no more "dumb" tackles in our penalty box. :oops:

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Ga Pala wrote:
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:47 pm
Very Poor team. Can see them being cellar dwellers unfortunately.
Well done.
scar wrote:
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:35 am
Not the most convincing win yesterday but will gladly take the much needed 3pts.
Defence still far from solid & needing urgent attention bec will definitely be punished against the better opposition.
With 3 more matches to be played this month in January, I believe we will need two more wins to remain on track.

Btw, please Kayla no more "dumb" tackles in our penalty box. :oops:
If the team is allowed to play all their games at Hindmarsh and win them in a "not the most convincing" manner then I'm happy.

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+1. A bit uneven but many encouraging signs.

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Ga Pala wrote:
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:47 pm
Very Poor team. Can see them being cellar dwellers unfortunately.
You were saying?

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:clap:

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Very impressive results and performances by the team. Well done.

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Our defence slowly coming together with many positives from last w/end’s win over Canberra (although I’m still not convinced, we are seeing the best from our captain playing as a fullback).

A big test this Saturday for our defence against the formidable Wilkinson, McNamara & co. but a good result will show the rest of the competition we fully intend to be there at the business end of the season.

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No McNamara for City- she's in Dubai with the Matildas. No Winnie Heatley either... could be an opportunity. I'm backing Adelaide 2-1

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Very disappointing result vs a weakened Melb. City lineup & although defensively we were pretty good (esp. Kayla & Matilda)conceding just the single goal unfortunately our strikers really did let us down big time.
I can't believe Checker & Turmeth made such easy work of shutting us out in our very own backyard at Coopers. :oops:
Now for my thoughts on what's needed from here in to ensure a maiden finals playoff for Adel. United this season.
I believe we will still need two more wins in January, two wins in February & one more win in March which should see us just get in ahead of the fast finishing Brisbane Roar.

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scar wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:10 pm
Very disappointing result vs a weakened Melb. City lineup & although defensively we were pretty good (esp. Kayla & Matilda)conceding just the single goal unfortunately our strikers really did let us down big time.
I can't believe Checker & Turmeth made such easy work of shutting us out in our very own backyard at Coopers. :oops:
Now for my thoughts on what's needed from here in to ensure a maiden finals playoff for Adel. United this season.
I believe we will still need two more wins in January, two wins in February & one more win in March which should see us just get in ahead of the fast finishing Brisbane Roar.
Even if a weakened City side (with the two players missing train-on players for Matildas and not actually full Matildas) you have two Olympians in Stott and Wilkinson on the pitch, a former Matildas captain in Barbieri in goals making a world class save to deny Worts and a well-capped Emma Checker marshalling the defence. And they just put 5 past defending champions Victory. It was a game as I saw it that could've fallen either way, no-one let anyone down.

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Got the 3pts vs Wellington tonight but the less said the better about our performance other than to say for me Kayla was easily our standout on the park.

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