Sunday, 29 August 2010

FFA: Is Michael Baird a cheat?

Melbourne Heart conceded a late late penalty to Perth Glory and Robbie Fowler tucked a crafty penalty past the excellent Clint Bolton.

A good game, with Heart showing once more not only can they play but they have tactical nous to get the job done; but they hadn't counted on the diving Baird. Welcome back Michael!

Gerald Sibon, Simon Colosimo, Clint Bolton, Matt Thompson and Wayne Srhoj were again all impressive in the new teams performance and even when they were defending the lead from the table topping Glory they looked very comfortable. Local lad Nick Kalmar continues to catch the eye and this in a key centre midfield position.

Where has he been, he's now 22?

And did you notice how compact the Heart were in defending? All eleven not just in their own half but 10 metres or so further back. Very tight to play in the spaces for the Glory and although they had a heap of ball, tons of corners they didn't create a chance.

Lots of young players on show including Brendan Hamill at the heart of the defence, just 17 he had a strong game against the Glory.

Robbie Fowler is still ineffective, not because of anything he does, merely that when he drops into some wonderful positions ahead of the midfield he is hardly given the ball. Wouldn't you want to see Fowler on the ball, shades of Dwight Yorke but the Glory can't see to find him

Maybe with antics from the likes of Baird they don't need to. Will the FFA take action?

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