Post by footballmad on Aug 14, 2014 21:37:43 GMT 10
Also you must take in to consideration that RSL conceded 8 of those goals in the first 2 rounds, in which they had very little experience playing together as a team against two of the toughest teams in the league.
A six goal difference in goals conceded over 17 matches doesn't reflect a fair gap. I suppose we could nit pick for weeks but CHU have a better goal difference over RSL. CHU also had some games early on where they just didn't turn up and conceded a lot of goals, but as they moved on most games lost were by only one goal. CHU are also a "new" team only put together this season, so little experience playing together as well.
Correction, twice. A forfeit which is still under appeal doesn't count as RSL beating CHU. RSL were well and truly beaten in that game but obviously couldn't accept the defeat. CHU had a shaky start to the season and that has now been addressed and any games we have lost recently have been anyone's game as it has been with all matches between those in the top 4 with the exception of AD who are the rightful MP's this season.
At CHU we look at the long term development rather than the short-term wins and our team has been one of the best at our passing game and we are working on our finishing and when we do, we will be the ones to watch.
I am proud of my boys progress and achievements (especially being the only Granville team to make State Cup finals) and also proud of the fact we won our games playing football and not by clerical errors and bad sportsmanship. After all, it isn't the premier league here and our roles as coaches extend beyond just footfall and also include being role models to these young men and teaching them how to lose gracefully and respect the other team for their wins. For that we are certainly winners over many teams in the comp!
Post by footballmad on Aug 16, 2014 1:45:32 GMT 10
Allballs just to let you know, no one from RSL notified Granville. All investigations were taken out on Granvilles behalf, so please do not say that "obviously couldn't accept the defeat", as they had no impact on the matter. Even if you consider the forfeit as a win for CHU, RSL has beaten CHU twice both at their home. It would of been RSL 4-2 CHU on agg.
Well i don't check the forum for a few days and look what happens, goes viral! I understand the rivalry between the teams rsl and chu and the reason posted. I think both CH teams are very good. Even if you take the forfeit away from RSL they still cemented their position of second in the comp. i think the success of the RSL is the attitude of the boys always talking each other up, even when we played then last week when they were 2 nil the boys were positive saying to one another come on boys, its coming we can do this, and never giving up to the whistle was blown. I know RSL were the only team to beat us to date, but i attribute that win to some of our players obviously suffering PMT, and our goalie slipping over in goals with a soft goal going in. The greatest strength of RSL in my humble opinion is the attitude of the players and their support for one another and focusing on the game. Now for United, their boys suffer a little frustration like our boys, probably not as much as our boys during the game against rsl! But probably equally as destructive as our boys when it happens. But in terms of structured football i think united are up there and from one team that plays structure, mostly, it is always a close and exciting game and for us they are always the team to beat to assess our success or not. I know united havent always fielded their best players early on to their detriment and i am surprised at their position on the ladder as it doesnt represent their level of skill. It is what it is and congratulations to all making the semis. Thank you for your comments re minor premier, it is 3 in a row and we are pretty chuffed. We are now facing all minor premiers in champions which is such a tough comp and are starting to train differently, but also have to let a few players fully recover from injuries. Cheers Fairgo
Auburn District 2 - 1 Castle Hill. Both teams were relaxed knowing result of today wouldn't change anything. To be fair one goal was an own goal and there were two handballs in the box at the end which should have gone to CHU but the ref didn't see it, although everyone else did. Unfortunately there were a number of unusual calls by the ref that both sides didn't quite understand, but i don't think either team minded in the friendly spirit of how the game was played. We played a striker in goals and he did surprisingly well whilst the keeper tried his luck as striker, not doing as well comparatively. Always a pleasure CHU! Cheers,Fairgo
Post by footballmad on Aug 16, 2014 18:16:33 GMT 10
Baulko forfeited to CHRSL after around 15 minutes of play, after a Baulko player was tackled (it was deemed a fair tackle) and suffered what looks like a broken shin or a similar serious injury. Watching the tackle myself, at first it didn't seem like a bad tackle considering that the CHRSL player got the ball, but he must of made other contact with the baulko players leg. It was horrible to hear and see the player go through that sort of agony, something that nobody wishes upon any player. CHRSL had already gone up 1-0 within the first 20 seconds of the match, through a goal from a defender who was playing striker I believe.
Yes united are through to the grand final. It was a very poorly played first half by Auburn, the boys looking really flat. United got a goal in within the first two minutes and then a further goal and a penalty goal all in the first half! They were fit and strong. All the coach said at half time to our boys was use this as an opportunity to train for COC. Wasn't much of a team talk, but seemed to focus the boys and they played with more enthusiasm and equalised the score to 3 all. Golden goal saw a goal in our net and it was all over. From a spectator point of view it was a really exciting game. United played very well and were focused throughout. Congratulations on the win and into the finals with RSL.! Last year it was Auburn v Auburn, its always a tough comp playing another team in your area, especially when there is rivalry between the two! I really want to watch the grand final having read the banta between RSL and United,. I think its karma that these two can finally sort out who is the more deserving winner! It would have been nice to play in grand final with all the hype of a grand final, but we have Champions to look forward to. Good luck
A rather strange match yesterday with C Hill going to HT, 3 goals to the good without really being that much better than Auburn. C Hill were the better team but 0-3 flattered them somewhat. Auburn played a long ball game more than I thought they would to their detriment while C Hill did try to pass the ball but with Auburn not giving them much room it was not an overly flowing game.
The longer the match progressed the more the niggle came to the fore & unfortunately C Hill became involved & some of the boys lost focus & before we knew it it was all square at 3-3. I think one Auburn player was very lucky to stay on the field as, with the ref watching he pushed a C Hill played quite agressively three time in a few seconds & just received a yellow.
I think most people thought that Auburn would go on to win the match but C Hill took a chance on offer in GG & it was all over. Seven goals in the match & all scored at the same end.
Good luck to Auburn in the COC. A shame for you guys that you didn't end up with any advantage by finishing first but I guess that is the way it goes sometimes.
Castle Hill RSL v Castle Hill United Saturday 06/09/14 Commercial Rd 10.15 KO
Hopefully all the focus by United will be solely on this match & how to outplay RSL. Playing in a GF is motivation enough & nothing else should be needed to get the boys up for the game. Good luck to both teams & I hope it is a good match with United getting the result.
Hey Leeds, Hope you got your 3 grand finals sorted and can watch the 15 and 17's. The reason auburn played the long ball was because the fields at pendle hill are so short. We had thought we would be playing on the first field which is very hard for our structured play. We always had difficulty playing our game on that field and dealing with a muddy field doesn't lend itself to smooth passes. Also we had 5 players that hadn't played or trained for 4 weeks due to injuries. Sunday was the first day touching a football for 5 of them and it showed! The captain had a torn hamstring and should have taken another two weeks off, a back had a hamstring strain, another mid with ligament damage to his ankle and after warming up couldn't take the field, our sudanese mid has a non displaced fracture to his tibia and was very careful not to make it worse, shouldn't have played and a back with a groin injury. So all things considered the long ball was the option given field and players. As to the niggling it was tit for tat from where allballs and i stood. Both of us dreading a red card. But i know the player who you refer to and he was pulled off to calm down. In saying that the pushing between the boys was strange as it was so frequent. When we had the free kick which became the equaliser, i saw a united player walk up to two of our players just to push them as united were getting into position to make a wall. Allballs was yelling at the player. But what shocked me was that the two auburn players didn't retaliate. Then i saw our striker do the same thing to a united player who didn't retaliate either. Mostly they all pushed but only a small percentage turned into more. A little like the pushing and shoving that the boys might do at training when they play one of the other teams at the club. I do believe the two teams have respect for one another and after the game our boys were full of praise for united and said they didn't mind losing because CHU played better all through the game and they want united to win the GF. No one mentioned the pushing. Anyway all the best at the grand final i really hope to be there and see what i am sure will be an exciting game! Cheers Fairgo
I agree Fairgo that the tit for tat was a two way thing and yes, you did pull the player off to calm down. My players are all under the same warning that if they get a yellow card over something stupid or are arcing up over nothing, they are off at the next opportunity to keep the bench warm and that has happened a few times this season. Normally it only takes a yell from me to calm down as they know what's next!
Both teams absolutely have respect for each other, especially as they play a similar passing and structured game, which is why the games are always close, but our team knows when they lose to AD it's because AD did a better job of it on the day. They learn from that and that's what the game is all about.