Red & Black Football

The Time For Excuses Has Ended

By Hamish O’Rourke

The time has come, again we must question the players, the tactics, how much longer the fans must put up with dominating games and not getting the 3 points. Another embarrassing result, this time, another 0-3 loss to the Victory, this time, at Anz.

The time for excuses must end, the time has come to stop sugarcoating the problems that are obvious, our only option is to recruit smartly over the January transfer period, a new keeper, obviously to replace Redmayne, he has had his chances, over and over we have watched mistake after mistake, costing us vital points.

As much as we can blame the keeper, we also need to recruit rock solid defenders, an obvious choice would be Spira. Spira was a proven performer with his time as the Wanderers, and a combination with Aspro and Spira will be reminiscent of what we had with Topor Stanley and Spira.

And finally, a striker who has a knack for scoring, one who can work around Nico Martinez, Jumpei Kusakami, and Mitch Nichols. If we can recruit wisely over the January transfer period, we should be in a good position come finals time.

The one example of smart recruitment, we must look at, is Sydney FC, smart buys such as Bobo and Vukovic, and Ibini coming back into their squad, along with a change of tactics, has the boys from the east up at the top of the table, and are undefeated (excluding FFA Cup) and have scored 21 goals, and conceded 4, compared to us, where we have scored 13 goals, and conceded 19. Defense wins games, and conceding 19 goals, which is 1 less than central coast (20) shows how leaky our defense is.

The January transfer period is the perfect time to get rid of the under performers, and to resurrect our season. We’re demanding change, and its got to happen. COYW

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