From Hero To Zero: Talking Points Round 2


Regent Seeing Red!

It’s been a consistent for a few seasons now. If your shin pad falls out you will be yellow carded. That doesn’t make the pill any less bitter to swallow for Regent City who saw Cismaan Mahmoud sent off for a second cautionable offence when his came flying out in a tackle on Friday night. The send-off paved the way for a Moreland comeback who pinched the 3 points in a penalty shoot-out.

The question should be asked though, should the referees be able to use more discretion in such circumstances? A player gets tackled and his shin pad is knocked out as a result of something out of his control. Or should players take more responsibility in managing their equipment?

Where was the Heart?

On Friday night Carlton’s characteristic hard work and high pressure was absent as they went down 4-1 to Fitzroy. Even while they were battling for relegation there was still a level of intensity teams had come to expect from the 3 time champions however that was all absent on Friday night.

The Hearts list may have improved but if they can’t lift their work rate then they may find themselves in a similar position to last season.

From Hero To Zero!

Last week Frano Saric was being talked about as the best shot stopper in the game, oh what a different 1 week makes in futsal. On Friday night Saric was left red faced after being caught out of goal for 3 out of the 7 goals Altona conceded against the Lions, all of which came while the game was still in the balance.

 Frano has the unique ability to play as a fly keeper effectively however he must pick and choose his moments better or risk more of the same against good quality opponents.

The Pepe Show!

It was always going to take a couple of games for the Wolves new signings to gel but the coach Sacid Cicek will be please Jose “Pepe” Filho has arrived into form sooner rather than later.

The ex-Tiger dictated the tempo of play from start to finish, setting up team mates and even chipping in for a brace himself. A great off season signing by the Wolves who will hope there is lots more where that came from.