Wednesday, February 13, 2013

[B Div] [Match] Post Match Reflections SST V Swiss Cottage Sec @ 13 Feb 2013

These are just guiding questions and are meant to be non-exhaustive

1. Comment on your individual performance
2. What have you learnt?
3. Comment on the team's performance
4. How can you as an individual help the team? 
5. How do you think the team can improve together?
6. Who do you think were outstanding in their performance today? What made them stand out?

19 comments:

  1. Comment on your individual performance
    Today I think that my performance was absolutely unacceptable in any circumstances. I was afraid to go for the ball, I did not managed to command the team well enough to prevent balls outside the 6 yard box from being shot. The worst was still the controlling of highballs.
    What have you learnt?
    I have learnt the importances of having the whole team work on defending the ball from the opponent. We will have to communicate to each other on how to support each other when the opponents have the ball. The most important thing I have learnt is to be mentally strong to endlessly endure the match despite the scoreline.
    Comment on the team's performance
    The team performance was nothing good at all. It was further amplified by the missing presence of Jia Le, which caused the mid to have to work hard to ensure that we still could play coherently. Unfortunately we crumbled under the strain of their never ending goals. Every aspect of our game has to be improved if I were to judge using this game.
    How can you as an individual help the team? 
    I think as an individual, I can keep up with the motivation for the team and also make sure that I can clear the ball high and far so that the mids and strikers can obtain it have a chance at goal.
    How do you think the team can improve together?
    The team has to ensure that they are 10000% committed in the game. It should show during their defending, their receiving, their attacking. We will have to make sure to remind our team members of their positions and keep our backs when the opponents are on the offense.
    Who do you think were outstanding in their performance today? What made them stand out?
    I thought Darius played really well and his rent-less effort in pursuing the ball and pushing it up served well in an already distraught game.

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  2. 1. Comment on your individual performance
    I put in the effort to help the team regain possession and made several successful headers. However, I find it tough to track back and to aid in the defense after supporting the attack. I also failed to clear many highballs by the first touch.

    2. What have you learnt?
    Covering is very crucial as it serves as a backup to put the opponents in constant pressure.

    3. Comment on the team's performance
    The team hasn't been playing well today as I find that they are all not playing up to their potential. The fitness of the team is much lower probably due to the long break over the weekends.

    4. How can you as an individual help the team?
    Provide active feedback and encouragement on and off the playing field to allow the team to be more organized and keep their morale up.

    5. How do you think the team can improve together?
    The team should work on stringing more passes as a team, not be to mentally pressurized which may lead to underperforming.

    6. Who do you think were outstanding in their performance today? What made them stand out?
    Darius displayed great mentality and works hard to fight for the ball. He also tries to give encouragements and communicates efficiently.

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  3. 1. Comment on your individual performance
    I think I did an exceptionally brilliant job playing the benchwarmer. I influenced many referee decisions to go against our opponents, tackle really hard and caused one of the players to be injured towards the end, and help saved a couple of shots with my mind :)

    2. What have you learnt?
    I have learnt that stamina is really important, at least from my observation. Many of our players were panting profusely and having their hands on their knees when it has only been 20 minutes. Even though the opponents did not have exactly the best fitness, it would be fruitless to exploit this weakness as we cannot do better ourselves.

    Ball control is also important as we have a couple of passes then flew astray due to heavy 'cushioning'. Some balls were also dealt with the legs instead of the head and the chest, which gives our opponents sufficient time to intercept the ball while it is still in mid-air and counter attack really fast. We cannot be afraid of the ball if we're going to be playing soccer.

    Teamwork is also very vital as there was a conspicuous absence of communication throughout the whole match. Most of the players look lost and dejected when we conceded a goal. We should try and lift each other's morales up no matter how much we're winning, or losing. The goalkeepers should also uphold their responsibility of commanding the defence and pinpointing their exact positions as there were too many times when the fullbacks were not aware of an advancing player behind them.

    Positioning was also a bit off in this match. Adil should get into more promising situations and run before the ball is released so Matthew and Matthias can release the ball earlier. He should always be in line with the ball so it'll make life easier for the wingers. Also, the defensive mids should be tracking back once they are beaten instead of ball-watching as this will leave much more duties to the defenders.

    3. How can you as an individual help the team?
    I should do my best and block more shots with my mind. Was below par throughout the match.

    4. Who do you think were outstanding in their performance today? What made them stand out?
    I think Sean and Kang Xiong were superb in their attitudes and stature in between the post. They saved quite a bit of shots each, more than me at least, and Kang Xiong displayed more confidence in this game. He grabbed onto the ball more often and was more aware of what he was supposed to do, be it rushing out or catching the ball. Sean was caught on a couple of occasions but his presence was still as reliable as ever.

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  4. Today's performance by me was just mediocre. Many a times I left the opponent's right winger opponent. But to be honest, I actually knew there was a player behind me all the time. Yet when I called for cover, no one came back, even when i shouted. I had to make a decision, mark the player wide on the right and leave a big hole in the defence? or cover the area where a player can pose a bigger threat. While my decision proved wrong otherwise, when that happens, either my teammates or myself are already able to contain the opponent and thus, no goals were conceded due to this.

    I thought I did well in taking the initiative to take the goal kicks and free kicks when the rest of the team couldn't do it. However, I must admit truthfully that I am not a very good kicker and it would be greatly appreciated if the team takes a few steps forwards to where I am kicking the ball from to give them a slightly better chance of winning possession.

    While we did not do well, I have to commend that SST played with sportsmanship. When we were provoked, elbowed, we did not fight back (literally) and continued to make aggressive but fair tackles. However, we have allowed the opponent to have a lot of unnecessary freekicks and it is essential to watch our hands when we are going for the ball. I have been a victim of this, and I know how it feels, but whoever suffered, I hope you will not commit the same mistake again.

    Lastly, I would like to commend the spirit of some. While we were getting thrashed, while we were losing and we conceded, we did not give up. We fought for what we wanted, we continued fighting. The question now is, can we carry this on for the full game. the full 2 halves, the full 80 mins?

    We have 2 more games, 2 more changes, 160 mins, give it all out, we can do it and we will!

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  5. I believe that i did quite well in trying to win the ball but there was a lack of communcation here and there. I did terrible in terms of ball control. I let many balls slip by me too easily. I need to focus much more. I did a terrible clearance. I also need to work on my stamina. After about 25-30 minutes, i felt that i was panting really heavily. I know this is not the time to say it but i stilll need to put a huge amount of effort on my stamina. I have learnt that we need to work together. One small misconception in the communication would result in losing the ball allowing the opponent to have a attacking chance. And with that mistake we would concede a goal. The team can improve by having a stronger mentaility. Never giving up spirit when one is down, the other should always be ready to be there to be like : hey come on the game is not over let's give it our all!

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  6. 1. Comment on your individual performance
    During the first few minutes I was playing at my worst. Due to my weak ball control, fueled by some comments that caused my confidence to lower and the muddy ground, I was not playing at my best. I couldnt clear or make solid contact with the ball which i would as I am not used to the ball on a muddy and sticky ground. This is one disadvantage that we have due to our privilege of a synthetic field.
    2. What have you learnt?
    I learnt that I need to be able to adapt to different situations. Which game or period of time i need to just focus on defend and which where i should go up to support the attacks.
    3. Comment on the team's performance
    Many a times when I get the ball, there isnt anyone who is unmarked to support me. Hence I would do two things, hold the ball (and panic sometimes) or pass to someone even if he is marked. My first reaction would probably end up me losing the ball as i cannot dribble pass one or more players. The second would allow the attack to continue but meet its dead end. For example, i passed to Adil but he is marked by at least two players, even if he can beat them, there will be other players covering. This pressure will also usually make him just look down on the ball in order to keep control of it, this cause him to inability to look and try to pass to other players.
    4. How can you as an individual help the team?
    I can help by asking and encouraging other teammates to help out. I can ask players to help support me and other teammates.
    5. How do you think the team can improve together?
    I think that we need to always keep in mind each others' good and bad points. For example going nearer to our goalpost if Sean is having difficulties kicking far, passing grounders for those who are weak with aireal balls.
    6. Who do you think were outstanding in their performance today? What made them stand out?
    I think Darius stood out today. He went for most tackles with that hunger and power to win the ball. He managed to beat some players and make a good pass to Adil who made a few good runs. In short he did his part supporting and defending and we should all look up to him!~:)

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  7. 1. Comment on your individual performance
    - NIL -

    2. What have you learnt?
    One thing we still need to train is our winning mentality, as without it I don't think we will be able to win any matches. Another thing to make sure is to capitalize on any chances of attacking with the ball. Our offense is not that good yet, thus we have to make sure every free kick/opportunities the ball is given we make sure it can turn into a shot at the goal. Lastly we need to learn to cover each other, and communicate more so that we can get our teammates to cover us and we can close up on gaps in the defense.

    3. Comment on the team's performance
    To be honest the team played horribly today. Even at the start of the game there was already an obvious lack of an winning mentality by the team, and this was evident as firstly all our players were not playing to their full potential. There was too much ball watching and costly mistakes that caused us to concede goals. Our fitness was also down today, perhaps due to the long break over the weekends. The moral of the team was also at an all time low, perhaps due to the absence of our main offensive players wen kai and jia le.

    4. How can you as an individual help the team?
    Firstly I should keep my fitness in check so I am able to play the whole match as and when I can to be use to the team. Secondly is to train our mental strength and developing an habit of not giving up and giving a 110% in everything we do. Lastly, basic soccer skills such as passing, clearing the ball, challenging for the ball must be improved in order to advance as a better player.

    5. How do you think the team can improve together?
    First of all we all need to do more exercise on simple drills in order to improve passing and clearing of the ball, as these two skills lacked in the match and thus lead to our lost as we had lost possession of the balls many times. We should also do more fitness training on our own, as we are a small team to every player must be able to fully be fit enough to play the 80 mins game.

    6. Who do you think were outstanding in their performance today? What made them stand out?
    The MOTM has to be Darius. Among all our players, he is the only one who did not give up even when the game was turning sour. His attitude can be applauded as it not only helped him to push himself throughout the game, but also inspire the other players to play better. Although this is not his best game, he still did pretty well as he ran up and down the flank constantly to support both offense and defense whenever nessecary.

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  8. 1. Comment on your individual performance
    Personally, I think that I have played horribly during the time in which I was playing. I was zoned out most of the time and regardless whether or not the ball came towards me at a low or high position, I did not put in my best to save the goals. This was doubly apparent with all the low balls I received today as I chose to let the ball bounce off my legs instead of bending down to receive the ball with my hands.

    2. What have you learnt?
    I learnt today that communication is extremely important. During the time in which I was playing, I realised that I did not communicate with my defence much, thus, causing there to be a larger amount of gaps within the defence this match. Furthermore, there were times where the ball was coming towards 2 or more of our defenders at the same time, but due to the lack of communication, none of them managed to control the ball and actually allowed it to slip past them.

    3. Comment on the team's performance
    I personally think our performance today was horrendous. From the start of the match, we allowed Swiss Cottage to constantly bombard our half with high balls and through balls. This eventually led to the many goals that we conceded today. Furthermore, as coach mentioned, many of us were merely ball watching after losing possession. This allowed the opponent to take their time and break down our defence piece by piece.

    4. How can you as an individual help the team?
    I think that being a goalkeeper, I have the responsibility of looking out for my own defence and informing them as soon as possible so that they can cover for each other. Furthermore, I have to train on receiving low balls as I realised that I'm actually quite weak at catching balls that are coming in low and fast.

    5. How do you think the team can improve together?
    I think the team can improve together by firstly, going back to what we learnt way back in the past. As brought up by Eugene, position shifting during goal kicks will allow us to have a higher chance to maintain possession and create opportunities on attack. Secondly, we have to work on our mental strength as I find that after the first or second goal had been conceded, all of our morals dropped quite significantly.

    6. Who do you think were outstanding in their performance today? What made them stand out?
    To be honest, I think that Eugene was particularly outstanding in today's match. He made the effort to put constant pressure on the opponent strikers when there was a throw in near to our penalty box. He also managed to make and win multiple aerial challenges in order to clear the ball out of the danger zone. Aside from that, Darius also worked hard for the team, both on and off the pitch. Even though I understand that he is disappointed at our performance, he is actually trying to make us realise that we have proven that we are capable of so much better play and that we should strive to always achieve that sort of standard.

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  9. 1. For me, today's match was the best match I've played in weeks. Even though I underperformed as a striker in the second half, I managed to dribble through the right flanks and give a few crosses and even though no one got to the receiving end, I felt that that was an improvement on my part and I should work on it.
    2. I have learnt that I should start my run not only when my teammate is about to pass, but to run early so as to provide my teammate with a better option.
    3. The team did not play as expected, due to lack of players like Jia Le, who was suspended, Mitchel and Matthew who were both injured and Sean who could not carry on in the second half. Let's just face it. We all know what happened out there. Abiyyu kept holding on to the ball and cut the same person 4-5 times stationary without even moving forward, and he had two options, me and JQ who were on his left and right respectively, with no one marking, even though the opponent defender was closing in on him.
    4. I can help with our counter-attacks by making faster earlier runs in order to receive through passes, if I play as a striker, and also to effectively bring the ball through the right flank and provide better crosses if I play as a right midfielder.
    5. The team can improve together if we work on our passing more and start using through passes to start the attack more quickly and more efficiently, without having opponent defenders intercepting our passes in the defending third.
    6. I would clearly say that Darius was the best player for today's game, as he managed to give me good passes so that I could bring the ball up to the attacking third, and he also managed to beat a player or two several times before he passed to me, which also helped me a little as it would mean that the player would be further away from me so I would not have to worry about him so much. I would also like to commend JQ and KX. Even though this is the first time both of them played one full half, JQ gave me a few good passes which was better than what I expected of him. Even though he played less than some other players, his presence on the field really helped encourage the team, and his passes were better than Abiyyu's. For KX, this being his first tournament appearance for this year, he did pretty well, and from what I see, all of the goals he conceded were not his fault, as there were errors made by the defenders, such as the corner kick where one of our players scored an own goal (i think) by turning his back on the goal in the last minute and also the last goal, where Wilbur passed a rolling ball to an opponent outside the box instead of just clearing it away, and the player managed to take a shot and score.

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  10. 1) I wouldn’t give myself a rating as to how warm the bench was.



    2) I've learnt that morale is something everyone should push on not only as an individual, but also as a team player. The first half was so quiet I could literally hear crickets cricking. The amount of encouragement on the field was absolutely minimal and I felt that Darius was the only player competing for the team. It was only with the inclusion of JQ that some words of encouragement were uttered.



    3/4/5) I felt that the team was an utter disgrace in terms of competency. I’m not even judging your individual skills yet and your body language speaks volume about you. 15-20 mins into the game and players were having their heads down, hands on knees and looking at each other not knowing what to do. The effort to close down, tackle or even head was close to negligible and I really do not know what to say about ball watching. The second goal was a disastrous mistake made by one of our defenders as we were in an advancing position. Losing the ball at such dangerous times can cause defenders to be out of place and even conceding a goal, like in this case. Also, I do not agree with Coach about the last 15 mins. The referee was lenient with his decisions, Swiss Cottage were softer than ever, we were making a fool of ourselves not being able to capitalise on chances given to us. I urge you guys to start thinking about the mindset you’re gonna bring to the game. When Coach picks you to be in the starting line up, there should be a sense of euphoria that you’re representing your school and doing so in the first XI, not slouching and mouthing ‘yeah‘ when Coach asks whether you’re fit and available.



    6) I believe the MOTM for the first half goes to Darius who was the only player turning up for the match. JQ and KX were one of those super subs who pumped the team up during the second half with their presence on the field. Bryan improved drastically during the second half although he was ball watching a lot during the first and still made some critical mistakes in the second. However, discounting his attitude would not to justice to his performance.



    ~Jia Le

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  11. Personally, it definitely wasn't my best game for the team. Defensively I was rather soft and many times I caught myself being afraid to go in for the challenge. I had communicated lesser than usual and early in the game, when we were 2-0 down, I actually felt distraught and was on the verge of giving up on the team. I'm being really honest here, because with the kind of performance and the kind of goals we let in, it was difficult to stay positive and continue fighting. However, recalling my role and duty as captain, I did my best to make sure that those goals didn't affect us, but maybe I didn't do enough, because the effects of going behind so early was quite apparent in the rest of the game. Also towards the end of the game, I was physically unfit to continue playing, but I continued knowing that the defensive shuffle that would be caused by my "departure" would affect many. I was unable to track back to stay with the wingers and constantly left 2-3 open players behind ODS. Honestly speaking, I don't think I was mentally prepared for the game. I wasn't focused half the time and ball-watched many times in the game. Also I think I'm losing my confidence playing in CB, and did better when I moved to the right.

    On the bright side, I think I contributed a bit offensively, taking a number of freekicks and working well with Adil on the right flank. I was rather satisfied with my forward flurry where I beat a number of players and had my shot blocked, before I played it wide for Adil. Although I'm slower than ODS to react to goal kicks or dropkicks, I think I still did my best and played my part. I also feel that I made sound decisions, between clearing and trying to pass or dribble my way out, and was successful most of the time. I also made a number of defensive headers, which is already a good contribution by my standards.

    In terms of team performance, it definitely wasn't the best, and as I've mentioned, quite a number of us were underperforming. However, after thinking about what I said last night, I would like to change my opinion. It isn't over-confidence that killed us, it was the fact that we thought we had trained hard for this, and our reward would come to us no matter what. Guys, understand that in life, even if you work hard, you still have to fight and work hard for the reward you want. We did work hard in the holidays and before as well, but if we don't fight and show the hard work we put in during the game, we will never get that reward. I think in general we live rather satisfactory lives, whatever we want, we get. But in soccer, it will never be that way. You want something, fight for it (not literally).

    I know I sounded very harsh and might've hurt some of your feelings and ego etc., but I want the best for the team. I don't want our efforts to go to waste. There's two more matches after this, so let's get over this defeat, remember the lessons we learnt form other games, and make sure we play much, much better in the next game. Remember, no one owes us the win, we have to get it ourselves.

    Darius Low, Captain

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  12. As for MOTM, I think the bench did quite well attempting to keep the spirits up. On the field I know we are tired and sometimes need to catch our breathe before talking, so I think the bench did well to replace that voice from the field. I think Eugene did well in that short time he played in because he was definitely prepared to play, as reflected from his performance. His passing and communication may not have been the best, but his passion, his determination, his desire to win the ball was very evident. I am very impressed with his attitude towards soccer now, and I hope that he can be a role model for the lower sec. Also, JQ and Adil did well in my opinion. Even though JQ lacks fitness, he did well and gave his best in the full 40minutes he played, and was important because he took over the role of the captain towards the end, communicating and keeping us focused all the way till the end. Adil played his part offensively and would've played better if he were upfront, but he adapted well at the right flank and gave his best for the entire game. As for the rest, I think you all underperformed and could definitely have done better.

    Two more games guys, it's our last chance to redeem ourselves before the Sec 4s graduate. Let's give our best for the rest of the tournament and fight till the end!!

    Darius Low, Captain

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  13. I think I performed badly. Missing 2 easy clearances and misjudging a header that caused the opponents to carry on with it. I did not do a good job in delaying my opponents and let them get pass me many times.
    We need to cover for each other. That's the reason why we are playing 4-2-3-1. We do not have very good midfield coverage thus when we attack, it has to start from the defence, the whole team advancing together. This is why when we start, we usually pass to Darius, the centre back to start the ball first and slowly we push up. Instead of just giving our opponents the ball. To win is not just about defending well. We still have to score if not we will either lose or draw. If we want to win, we must all know it is a team effort and play for each other, something that has been emphasized many times before. Everyone has a part to play. That's why supporting the attack and dropping back to help defend is they way we will be able to play well.
    Another thing is the way some of us are defending. It is too weak and not committed enough. Going in with only one leg and your body not facing the opponent is such an example. We have to not be afraid of the ball and go for it. The way we should be defending is to face the opponent or cover one side of the opponent and pushing them to the sidelines. Making good challenges and decisions are very important too. This will help us in defending successfully. Not everyone is very good at knowing their surroundings. That's why we have teammates to help each other out. If there is a person behind your teammate, let him know. This is why communication is so important, it will get us closer to winning. But saying this, when the ball is right I front of you, play your part and take it and pass to pass teammates, not just let it go and say "your ball". Everyone has a part to play and this is a responsibility of being in the field.

    Sorry about the late post. School just ended and yesterday I knocked out

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  14. I think that I played fairly alright today, although my middle performance was poor. I think that I got a good start on this match. From my "major" role this match, center defense, I see a lot of ball watching and poor marking around my area. I believe that if we had placed in more effort in this aspect, we could have turned the tides. Our left side was a little weaker as their right mid outran Bryan a number of times and their crosses were beautifully sent :D. Meanwhile, I tried to shout as much as I could this match, partially because I think that communication may be my only forte.
    Despite that, from the above reflection, I think I'm doing some things wrongly. I thought that I had done a lot on the field that day, but apparently, seem that its not the case.
    After having a small talk with Nik, I don't think that I am at the same frequency as the team anymore. To me, I am more affected by the team itself, than the score on the board. That will be like my weakness, and hopefully, my strength.
    I think that its too late for any training now, but set pieces will really be in use this few matches. Also, I need the team to be passing options. I see sparks of brilliance by Eugene, JQ, Bryan, Darius, Wilbur and Abiyuu every now and then. I don't think I have hit my full potential yet. >< I do know some of coach positioning, but I may be able to play better as a Center MIdfield Defence.
    I think the MOTMs is the CMD, swiss cottage is a hard school to mark due to the runnings by their team. We are not as agile and quick as them, therefore, I think the CMD's deserve this "award" and recognition.

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    1. I think you mean CDMs...Centre Defending Mid

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  15. 1. Comment on your individual performance

    6. Although i was running for the ball more often and winning some 50 50 challenges, i should still work on my passing and looking up for options when having possession of the ball.

    2. What have you learnt?

    I have learnt that decision making is very important in soccer as every decision u make in the game changes the position of the ball and changes all 22 player's thought on what to do next.

    3. Comment on the team's performance

    The team was under performing especially in the first half the defense was not closing down fast enough and the defensive mid was not sticking close and delaying the people well in the game but i honestly think the 2nd part of the 2nd half, people started putting in tremendous effort to defend and not to let the ball go into the goal.

    4. How can you as an individual help the team?

    I can personally improve on my shots from far as most of the chances we get on goal is far from the goal and if i can capitalise on the possession we have to take a shot.

    5. How do you think the team can improve together?

    The team should improve on clearing the ball and their basic hard and accurate passes as these small things actually make a huge difference.

    6. Who do you think were outstanding in their performance today? What made them stand out?

    I think KX is the MOTM for the match today as he came in full of confidence and although he let in some goals, he continue to fight on really hard gaining his composure giving his best.

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  16. I felt that I did well in some areas but very badly in others. The areas that I did well in is that I passed much better and held my composure much better. I also tried to approach the goal kicks more and received some of them. Now, for the areas that I did badly in. I did very badly for fitness. I only lasted a mere 27 minutes which is absolutely disgusting. I may argue that my ankle was in pain but I think that not being able to last for at least one half is embarrassing. I felt that the team lost possession of the ball quite a lot. I also feel that some of our first touches are terrible and too heavy which led to the losing of the ball to the opposition. However, the team did rather well to pressure and test the opponents defence in the last 15 minutes or so. I feel that this is because they substituted their centre midfielders and the substitute was not as good as the player he substituted which then allowed us to receive their goal kicks. This allowed us to pressure the defence more. But this should not cover the effort that the team put in in the last 15 minutes to push for a goal even when we were 7 goals down.
    I felt that Kang Xiong did well for the later part of the 2nd half. Although he conceded quite a few goal, he made quite a few good saves and came out for the ball at the right time.

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  17. 1. Comment on your individual performance

    Although this was not my best performance, I felt that I had done rather well as I could feel that my confidence and communication with the defense had improve since past matches. However, I had poor judgement a few times and this led to the conceding of a few goals which should not have been let in.

    2. What have you learnt?

    As a goalkeeper, I have learnt that it is crucial to communicate with the defense and understand the receivers of the balls that I am about to pass to as some players' control are not up to standard yet (no offense). Furthermore, I have learnt that good judgement is important in playing a good game as I felt that rushing towards the ball had done more harm than help due to my poor judgement of when to run for the ball.

    3. Comment on the team's performance

    The team played really badly. There were times where there were many open players but the player in possession chose to attempt dribble past 2 or 3 opponents. There were also times where players took so many touches just to clear the ball a few meters away. I believe that we can do much better as a team and not play so sloppily.

    4. How can you as an individual help the team?

    I need to improve on my handling, reflexes and judgement, as elaborated above.

    5. How do you think the team can improve together?

    The team needs work on their passing and clearance as these simple actions make up the backbone of the game. Without the basics, how can one expect to go on to higher standards?


    6. Who do you think were outstanding in their performance today? What made them stand out?

    I think that Bryan and Darius were extremely committed as they relentlessly chased for the balls, and cleared them well. Bryan was helpful in taking the goal kicks and he also made quite a few good tackles.

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  18. 1. Comment on your individual performance
    I performed poorly in this match and maybe the worst I have performed in this tourney. I did not manage to communicate with the other defending midfielder and also had sloppy defending.

    2. What have you learnt?
    I have learnt that communication is important during a match and we should always have the mentality to win even though the opponents might seem formidable or weak,

    3. Comment on the team's performance
    I think the team did poorly in this match and we did not have the will to win as soon as the opponent started scoring goals. Also, there was little communication during the match and many players were ball watching, allowing gaps for the opponents to dribble through.

    4. How can you as an individual help the team? 
    I can help the team by improving my role as a defending midfielder by closing down the opponents faster and be more efficient in maintaining possession.

    5. How do you think the team can improve together?
    During the match, the team spirit is extremely important thus the team can do many things to improve the team's spirit. Communication within the team is important not only to be aware of your surroundings but also it helps to keep the team's spirit up when everybody is working together to defend or attack.

    6. Who do you think were outstanding in their performance today? What made them stand out?
    Although most of the team were under performing, Darius played pretty well and cleared most of the balls from danger. Also, Eugene did his best when he was subbed in and could be seen from his good performance on the field.

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