Interesting take Ant, thanks.antman said:Good fighting win last night against Brazil after being two goals down late in the first half. Hustled and got a late goal in first half injury time to give us a chance.
Milicic has them playing Ange Postecoglou style - keep possession, play out from the back, slow build up, etc etc. All very nice, but same thing as with the Socceroos, both of Brazil's goals on fast breaks after limited possession.
But surely Ant, 3-2 is a great win? Typical Matildas grit, and well, yeah, we played OK in the second half but both of our goals were very lucky. One, a long pass in totally misread by the Brazil defence, squeezed through for a goal. Second, a defensive header own goal with Kerr in an offside possession. You could argue that she affected play, but we got away with it.
Kerr is really stinking it up too - but I think this is because our slow build=up doesn't suit her fast game.
We'll likely beat Jamaica and go through, but I can't see us winning the thing with this game style.