Post by Just D James on May 11, 2015 3:43:19 GMT 8
Yeah great game n I must say David n Daniel made defending against Rainer n Elvin a possibility. Any lesser defenders we would have been over run. I have never played with better full backs n whenever I was out of position they covered well. Only problem was getting their names right! In last few games in the defense I have played it was a real struggle but today I really enjoyed playing in defense. Derian played role of skipper really well n he was faultless in thankless task of CM n stemming tide of Elvin n shaiful. Controlled midfield n tackled well.
Thanks for the games guys more like these to come please! 3 Ds in Defence today! Lol
Post by Just D James on May 8, 2015 19:43:27 GMT 8
thanks man buddy - good to see you too - yep I have just tried new ways of getting some players ahead of Tuesday game so should have better numbers already for next week. although I fractured my last finger doing another Schmikes shift last night so no keeping goal for me for at least a month! darn.....
Post by Just D James on May 7, 2015 16:07:17 GMT 8
Rainer - fair points on your end for your own team - in our instance we gave credit to our own CM who did a great job despite the lost - it was not so much tht your team pererverence held out at 3:0 down but more because Vini lost his footwear after 3-0 LOL
you guys were rocked at 3:0 clueless to Gerrard's great midfield play and Vini's positioning and finishing -
We let you into the game like Vini said - became too defensive sometimes and perhaps you forgot Damian's point - you had 2 fluke of a goal - both own goals from Kong and Damian after the ball deflected off them.
Nevertheless I agree the better team won.
Vini - I absolutely agree with you - I am never one for having so many defenders defending a corner - but it just the style of some of the defenders to have more presence which I think sometimes create more harm than good -
yes we will take these opinions and views on board and let's see if we can improve and no you dont talk too much - there's always freedon of speech - your views are always helpful to improve the team -
Post by Just D James on May 7, 2015 15:42:00 GMT 8
Ian despite you earning the $2 credit, it was a very sloppy inaccurate shite report - for the sake of players who played that game - I will clarify with a proper match report.
Firstly, the 2 guest players are Francky and Rayan - I believe Moritz made their acquaintance just before the game - their own game was oversubscribed.
Rayan went to Ian's team and Francky to mine. Ironically Francky confessed to being more of defender - while Rayan is clearly in the mould of an attacker.
Within the first minute the Whites were already firing in shots from all angles. I was in goal (those who dont know - my old nickname was Schmeichel so I saved them all until Moritz finally took the lead with an angled finish which gave me no chance. Azmi was trying his best to stem the tide but I believe because as Glenn hadnt play for some time, we struggled slightly. Glenn had been out for over a year. Jason took a while to settle in as well so until then, the Whites were all over us. Rayan was pulling all the strings, with Moritz the willing runner - typical German efficiency. Imran and Dylan defended rock solidly at the back as well - so basically there was no weak link in the team - if there was, sad to say it might have been Ian but you see, similar to Arsene Wenger, Ian is only as good as the team makes him. to be fair he scored 2 goals as well just by standing in front of goal and waiting for the ball.
The whites raced to a 6-0 lead because Rayan was too good - but we did get 1 back at 7-1 before they closed the game at 10-3. it could have been closer but when I was in goal I was lucky to stop a few and Glenn let in two thru his legs.
there was a Davor Suker moment when I was in goal and Dylan lobbed me! the game wouldnt have been complete without that moment. Great goal!
Francky tried his best at a couple of shots and he had 2 clear headers which missed the goal by a couple of inches. Essentially we paid for our profligacy in front of goal while the slick interchange movement of Moritz and Rayan was really too much.
Imran was sporting enough to suggest we swap teams when the Whites were running away with the game - I declined because I was happy for my team to try their best even if it meant losing. it was in the spirit of the game not so much winning anymore. The game was alot closer than the score suggested which was reflected in the winner takes all 2nd leg which Imran suggested first to 5 wins. We took the lead first before Whites equalised, then 2-2 again in our favour first before Whites led 3-2 for but 1 min and it was 3-3. We were all tired then and ended the game 5-3 when I led in 2 goals uncharacteristically towards the end.
We had a great game because it was great fun with good interplay among everyone and harmless banter - from me (most of the time winding everyone up - targeted at Ian mostly). Even when the Reds lost it was good to see everyone trying. no one really slacked off and Jason and Azmi were trying their best and Francky helped alot as well.
Raphael was more of a forward and Glenn was trying his hardest after a long time out. Alot of Raphy's shots were off target although he finally scored a couple towards the end.
So we were happy losers - although made Ian appear better than he is - on the pitch and in reporting.
We look forward to welcoming Francky and Rayan on a longer term.
Post by Just D James on May 7, 2015 13:04:28 GMT 8
1) Danny (NAATSC) 2) Elvin 3) Shaiful (NAATSC) 4) Rockstar 5) Dennis 6) Andrew Y 7) David T 8) Daniel 9) Derian 10) Jessen 11) Damian 12) Nazriee 13) Vini (need money for new boots ) 14) Raphael (Dennis will pay) 15) Rayan (Dennis will pay) 16)
Post by Just D James on May 7, 2015 12:29:21 GMT 8
1) Danny (NAATSC) 2) Elvin 3) Shaiful (NAATSC) 4) Rockstar 5) Dennis 6) Andrew Y 7) David T 8) Daniel 9) Derian 10) Jessen 11) Damian 12) Nazriee 13) Vini (need money for new boots ) 14) Raphael (Dennis will pay) 15) 16)
Post by Just D James on May 5, 2015 13:50:34 GMT 8
totally agreed about Darren being MOTM. Shame we couldnt provide him with more support. He was basically terrorising the entire Reds team in the first half and I must add that the 3-0 lead was entirely down to his good work.
In fact apart from Mark on Sat games, I havent seen a better CM in the entire forum, then again I have only been to a few games. So somewhat limited perspective.
Would love more games with Darren in the same team, he is a delight to play with.
cool composed calm collected - knows exactly when to release the ball - there's the hallmark of a true CM - its not so much about the dribbling skills and holding the ball when you are in CM but its also when to release the ball with a team mate in place - alot of the so called good CMs I have seen others reporting - almost always tend to over dribble - try to notice it more next time when you play with the pretenders to the CM maestro mantle....you might spot the same difference. yes they are good at dribbling and holding the ball - good if they score as well but they dont always bring others into the game - and over dribble and end up losing the ball - and how many actually tackle and track back as well? not many -
Darren has all these hallmarks - at least from what I can see in the game I played on Sunday
Post by Just D James on May 5, 2015 13:39:11 GMT 8
yes usually you can - I was skeptical at first but obviously not too much dribbling because you wont have acres of space - it encourages running to space and more movement - and more shots of course - are you joining us?
Post by Just D James on Apr 28, 2015 14:52:44 GMT 8
glad you guys had a good game but sympathies to Damian for losing 2 games on a trot buddy.
yes Elvin must have been devastating in a combination with Vini - that spells trouble every time.
I guess the best way to shut Elvin out is to double team him like that previous week's game when he couldnt do alot of damage.
Damian I bet you had your hands full when you had both Elvin and Vini running at you from all ends.
Elvin why dont you play the Sat games as well it would be interesting to have you pit your silky moves against the guys on Sat - although you are already playing Weds privately it is just that I dont have the pleasure of witnessing your moves on weds...