I wish I hadn't made plans for after our game as I didn't realise you guys were playing after us until I saw you arrive. I've watched a couple of your games and your boys are great to watch and I would have liked to watch the game, congratulations on the win by the way your boys are very talented. Hard to believe that Sydney United are better than Marconi, and there are some people that doubt the depth in Australian football in the junior ranks.
Will be interesting at training this week to see if we capitalize on what was shown to the boys today about intensity, early balls, man marking and just plain old enthusiasm to get that ball and move it to a better option whether it be forward or backward to create opportunities. I do thoroughly believe that the boys have the talent and ability to compete with these teams they just have to want it and be willing to try.
Personally Merryman, from what I saw today Marconi would have accounted for Baulko and Granville Metro u/11's. No disrespect to these teams but they were incredible. Out of a 50 min game we were in there half for about 8 of them, constant defense.
Wildhorse Yes the is amazing talent in our youth teams. This will suprise you Sydney Utd are far better than Marconi Sydney Utd are unbeaten in the Southern Districts Marconi are only coming 4th with 3 wins 3 losses 1 draw. Sydney Utd won by 5 today, they are my tip to win the u/11 state cup. Sydney Utd would beat the Granville u/11 metro team in my opinion, I am pretty sure a boy who played in Sydney Utd 2nd team last year made the Granville Metro team this year.
Post by wild horse on Jun 10, 2011 10:27:20 GMT 10
Brumbies are looking to make up for 2 average performances last weekend against the Ville and Marconi. Playing Chill wht on Saturday and St Micks on Monday, with any luck the boys will have learn't alot from the previous weekend and show a lot better control, structure and intensity to start to get back to the form and passing game they had weeks ago.
Post by wild horse on Jun 11, 2011 16:14:18 GMT 10
Brumbies 6 - Castle Hill Wht 1 The score does not reflect the effort Castle Hill put in today. Brumbies are still having issues holding position or even knowing what position they're playing. I think they're playing 4-3-3 but from kick off, we seem to have 2 centre mid-fielders and 1 wide mid-fielder, so I'm not sure. The team was developing very well but seem to have lost their direction and confidence on the ball. Castle Hill Wht don't be discouraged from the result today, you all play with tremendous heart and tenacity. St Micks on Monday. Hopefully the boys will take some confidence from the result today and build on it, to play the football they started the season with.
Post by wild horse on Jun 25, 2011 10:35:04 GMT 10
Brumbies 5- Merrylands 3 Brumbies started beautifully, playing some sensational football with pinpoint passing and attacking very hard. Within the first 15minutes it was 3-0 and looked like being a cricket score. To Merrylands credit they kept their heads up and it paid dividends, they soon kicked into gear playing with more intensity and urgency after scoring their first goal. Second half Brumbies went to sleep for a few minutes and Merrylands capitalized making the score 4-3. The boys sprung to life again and sealed it not long before full time. Credit must go to a Merrylands official (I think Merryman) making sure the referee was treated with great respect through out the game.
could have been a cricket score...gave the boys an angry speech at half time, and they reacted..I thought we were going to get pumped...2nd half was the best we have played all year...line up is settled for the remainder of year..
Well done Merryman. We started off the 1st half playing some great football and at 3-0 the boys forgot about teamwork and tried too much individual stuff and you guys got a sniff and really took it to us. It was a great game to watch but not good for the ol' heart and your team scored some cracking goals esp that last left foot shot. Good luck for the rest of the season.
Looking forward to tomorrows game, top of the table clash hope it is a game with plenty of skill and a good passing game from both teams. With any luck Brumbies can take back 3 points that Baulko took in the first encounter. Will be happy if the boys play well no matter what the result.
Post by lethalleftie on Jul 4, 2011 12:18:57 GMT 10
Good to see SMKSC boys passing well and getting a nice score 6 -0. Mid field and defenders doing there part. Unfortunately grounds closed for Castle hills vs Merrylands, 3 contenders for 3 & 4th place.
Leftie - It's too early to discount contenders, an upset or 2 or a big margin game can throw the table right open - I'd say K'ville are still in contention as well. Good to see good footy played though.
Post by lethalleftie on Jul 5, 2011 16:47:05 GMT 10
Hillbilly- you got a point there, it did happen to us a couple of times this season. Looks like ML had an off day compared to the previous game, I'm surprised with the score line. Agreed, good footy is always enjoyable to watch irrespective of the score.
Brumbies 0- Baulko 4 Boys caught napping in the first 15 min, combined with our center back off sick and holding mid fielder running late didnt help our cause. The boys need to show urgency from the first whistle. Towards the end of the half the boys started to fire and dominate possesion but unable to capitalise. Second half saw us camped in their half of the field for the majority of the half, kids playing well but again unable to capitilise. Baulko are very good at playing the long ball game and seem to be getting the results week in week out. Well done on the win and see ya next game.
Post by benchwarmer on Jul 5, 2011 20:01:29 GMT 10
Do we want our kids to become better players or just win games. I would much rather watch my boys lose the game but play good football and keep possession by smart play and teamwork rather than continually boot the ball up to a couple of fast forwards for easy goals. I don't get it when I read reports that say Baulko are very good at the long ball game followed by comments that they have a very good coach. Just different expectations I guess.
Hi Benchwarmer I agree with you, much prefer possession football that the Brumbies try to play. It just means you get caught on the counter from time to time, or a throw from the keeper might get intercepted before it reaches the fullback. It is good to watch it go from the backs through the midfield onto the forwards whilst using the full width of the field.
Benchwarmer, Great point re development V results and at this age its a no brainer. I know its hard for the players and moreso the parents to understand that its better long term to learn technique, movement, maintaining possession and formation than winning. In an ideal world you have both but that is not always possible and the team has to have the confidence to maintain the ball even though mistakes will happen and it may cost goals. In this comp there are unfortunately few teams that play this way with so many using the long ball, clearing from the back, scoring goals, winning games and being satisfied. My concern is where these boys will be in a few years time. They may have won comps as a team but individually what level are they playing V the teams that are developed. I have seen so many big, fast, strong players who dominate the young ages but once they hit about 15 their lack of skill, development means they are left behind. Anyway thats my rant and beliefs but still, this comp is starting to even out so it should be a very exciting 2nd half of the season. Good luck to all.