Brendan"s knee is in pretty bad shape . Some nasty tackle and Brendan was out probably the first 5 mins . It was no longer a balance match to play as we loss out a midfield and could not stop the whites . Final score I guess is 10-1 . Hope Brendan recovers on time . I was just waiting for the match to end cause we were just tiring ourselves knowing it was going no way and might get more injuries for no reason .
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Rajiv, Angelo stepped in for Brendan after the initial injury. Brendan then came back into the game in goal for a bit before deciding he couldn't carry on. At which point, Reds got another player whose name I don't know but he was pretty skilful. He then had to leave five minutes from the end because his other game was starting. The bulk of the goals were scored when the numbers were even so I don't think it was the numerical advantage per se that caused the imbalanced scoreline. I had it at 8-1 btw.
It happened in the first minute. From my goalie position, the 'nasty tackle' was just Jason sticking a foot out for the ball. There were other more full-contact spills during the game, between big guys like Anthony and Fergus.
Reds scored first BTW. The difference is not numerical superiority. I think Desmond organized well, having a pre-game plan on tactics, positions and rotations. He rotated players throughout the game. Almost everyone took their turns in goal. My only complaint is that he put me upfront as a striker for only 1 minute.
Reds' captain Brendan was injured and I do not know who took over as leader after that.
Last Edit: May 19, 2013 8:53:54 GMT 8 by Foo Cheong
Angelo stepped in for awhile and then Brendan came back - trying to play keeper but could not continue : reds played with 7 players for awhile until the new guy came in . He had another game to play and told me his stomach was not settled yet therefore he had to play a relax game . Skillful not sure but a new player to blend in is another question . We loss it the moment Brendan had to leave . Some tackles could have gone bad if the other party was not smart .
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I agree with Rockstar that Reds probably lost it once Brendan had to leave given what he brings to the team so no argument there. Also, when you bring another player in, particularly one that's never played with us, it will be hard to fit in regardless of skill level. I just wanted to make the point to Rajiv that we were in compliance with the rules
As for the tackle, I think it's best to hear from Brendan himself. I initially thought it was innocuous and the injury was caused by the way that Brendan fell. However, I had a chat with another player after the game who felt that the tackle was clumsy at best and perhaps it should not have been made given that Brendan had turned with the ball and was heading away already.
Just my two cents'. Get well soon Brendan (and Jye, and Lynz, and CH...).