WCQ – Defensive analysis of Socceroos’ opponent: Iraq

CLICK HERE to read WCQ - Attacking analysis of Socceroos' opponent: Iraq   Note: The two matches analysed are Iraq’s last two “full strength” qualifiers, hence, the omission of their final group game against Vietnam, in which they fielded a weakened side. Since these games took place, Iraq have reappointed 2015 Asian Cup coach Radhi Shenaishil and veterans Mahmoud (10), Rehema (15), Shaker (14) and Sabri (22) have retired from international duty, while right back Jassim (13) and winger Faisal (16) were [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Australian National Teams, Match Analysis|0 Comments

WCQ – Attacking analysis of Socceroos’ opponent: Iraq

When asked in a recent interview about the Socceroos’ detailed preparation, coach Ange Postecoglou said that, “The preparation is the same no matter who we play. We make sure we get eyes on our opponents in a live sense obviously and with video … Our scanning network is really good and our coaches make sure that our players have every bit of information they need.” On that note, it’s important that Australia’s curious football public is afforded an opportunity to [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Australian National Teams, Match Analysis|0 Comments

Match Analysis: A-League Grand Final

On the back of a blistering first-half performance, Adelaide United became A-League champions with an accomplished 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers. In front of a packed Adelaide Oval the Reds pressed their opponents relentlessly in the opening stages, and after forcing a slew of turnovers from a Wanderers side who are usually assured in possession, they converted two of those into goals. That allowed them to take a 2-0 lead into the interval, and although the second period was [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|0 Comments

Match Analysis: Western Sydney Wanderers 5-4 Brisbane Roar

And then there were two. Grand finals at Suncorp aside, the 5-4 thriller that unfolded at Pirtek Stadium on Sunday was the most exciting A-League finals match in years, with Western Sydney Wanderers emerging victorious against Brisbane Roar in extra-time to earn a place in Sunday’s grand final against Adelaide United. The match represented a turnaround from the 3-1 loss the Wanderers suffered at the hands of the same visitors in round one in October. While the same head-shaking defensive [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|1 Comment

Match Analysis: Adelaide United 4-1 Melbourne City

In front of over 15,000 fans at Coopers Stadium Adelaide produced a dynamic semi-final display to book their place in next week’s A-League grand final. They dismantled a Melbourne City side missing Harry Novillo, and through a combination of intense pressing and purposeful attacking play, the Reds managed to achieve a resounding 4-1 victory. Yet while Adelaide only started scoring after the interval, they actually built the win upon an impressive first-half performance. Adelaide press From the outset Adelaide aimed [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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