Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Word of the day: Impressive

impressive adj. capable of impressing, esp. by size, magnificence, etc.; awe-inspiring; commanding

I made my way down to Bob Jane Stadium yesterday to take in the clash between South Melbourne and the AIS and put it simply I was impressed. Impressed by the AIS and their quality of their play. Impressed by a team that wasn't intimidated by a much physically stronger and more experienced team and even took it up to their opponents. For the record the AIS team picked up a 2-0 victory, which put them in second place on the VPL table only a point behind leaders Oakleigh and with a game in hand.

Players that impressed me were Jason Naidovski, scorer of both goals and leading scorer in the VPL with 8 goals to his name; Matthew Theodore, who controlled the AIS midfield and almost got on the score sheet himself; and Luke Devere in the centre of defence, who was rarely beaten and marshalled his defence well. I am looking forward to seeing these players on a more regular basis as I am sure most of this team will be picked for either A-League youth squads or their senior squads.

To read my report on the match, click here, where I impressed myself by not using the word impressive as much as I thought I would. And as bonus you can hear me talk about the game by listening to Eamonn's Nearpost Radio Show here.


Blogger The Round Ball Analyst said...

great stuff neill, look forward to more of your VPL thoughts and writing...certainly look forward to seeing Naidovski - what are his technical attributes?

well done, keep it up and go the Socceroos

25 March 2008 at 21:57  
Blogger Neil said...


In answer to your question for me Naidovski created a real presence in the AIS forward line. Was good on the ball as were most of the AIS team and was rarely knocked off it. Also a very good finisher. His second goal yesterday was a long range pearler. He reminded me a little of a young Mark Viduka. Apparently he already trains with SydneyFC (being from that part of the world) and is likely to snapped up by them.

25 March 2008 at 22:14  

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