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Crusaders 0 - 0 Dale

Due to an all-day shower, 27151 paying spectators got to see a match on a pitch-turned-bog at Crusader's Arena. Alban Chanson was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Barrett Dube and Carlos Zuñiga Niño. Lineup: Ardley - Fischer-Lloyd, Bunting, Kimber, Mancini - Rejment, Claridge, Vervaeck, Price - Sharman, Loucas.

The following players had been chosen: Colbourne - Kaksonen, Sattler, 偌锋 (Ruofeng) - Hernandez, Juarez, Keating, Schragner - Eastham, Boglione, Zahren.

Colin's Crusaders fielded a 4-4-2 lineup. For Rochdale United, the formation of choice was 3-4-3. Dale clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could, taking advantage of their magnificent level with that tactic. Jani Kaksonen was having a great game - if anything the pouring rain seemed to be spurring him on! Sean Zahren, who often relies on his speed, had a rotten day on the drenched grass. After 31 minutes, the defensive line of Dale created a counterattack through the middle that gave Sean Zahren a good look at the goal, but his shot glanced harmlessly off the crossbar. Dale's Daniel Sattler got himself booked for a foul. Wally Vervaeck went down after twisting his left ankle in minute 40, but was able to continue the match none the less. Halftime score was 0 - 0. Crusaders claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 65 percent.

With 56 minutes gone, Dale's Daniel Sattler had to leave the pitch after talking back to the referee and receiving his second booking. After 61 minutes, a counter attack by Dale was converted into a decent free kick opportunity. However, the indirect free kick routine was easily anticipated by the defenders. A textbook example of how to defend a free kick - the attackers were left with few viable options. Many thought Jerome Claridge ought to have been awarded a penalty 65 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around Charles 'Charlie Boy' Colbourne after a determined run through the middle. Dale mounted an inspired counterattack down the right wing after 66 minutes, but Sean Zahren was unable to convert from short range. With 76 minutes played, seemingly due to lack of experience, Lech Rejment needlessly tripped an opponent just outside the penalty area, but the free kick that followed didn't succeed. The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave Theodore Fischer-Lloyd from Crusaders a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 82 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient! 张 (Zhang) 偌锋 (Ruofeng) twisted his arm after 82 minutes, forcing Dale to make a substitution. The replacement for the injured player was Nitin Agrawal. Charles 'Charlie Boy' Colbourne became the new Dale captain. The players were tired, but when the referee announced that there would be 1 minute of added time they, nonetheless, welcomed the extra opportunity to make an impact. The match ends 0 - 0. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Crusaders, with 72 percent of the ball.

Crusaders's best player was Jerome Claridge. However, Iain Bunting made a disastrous appearance. Dale's top performer was clearly Jani Kaksonen. Sean Zahren was a disappointment, however.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (high) poor (very low) 19 9 5/20 3/20
Right defence inadequate (low) outstanding (very high) 18 40 5/20 10/20
Central defence passable (low) excellent (very high) 22 32 6/20 8/20
Left defence solid (very low) formidable (very high) 25 36 7/20 9/20
Right attack poor (very low) excellent (very high) 9 32 3/20 8/20
Central attack weak (low) inadequate (high) 14 19 4/20 5/20
Left attack inadequate (very low) excellent (high) 17 31 5/20 8/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence passable (low) excellent (very low) 22 29 6/20 8/20
Attack weak (very high) inadequate (high) 16 19 4/20 5/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) magnificent (no tactic) 12 12/20
Style of play 100% Offensive 100% Offensive
 

Possession

65%
35%
72%
28%

Chance distribution

Home Away
9 5

0 Left attack 0
5 Central attack 2
3 Right attack 1
1 Other 1
0 Special events 1
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Average
0
5
10
Rain
15
20
Rain
25
30
35
Yellow card
40
Got bruised
45
45
50
55
Sent off
60
65
70
75
80
Yellow card
Got injured
Substitution
85
90
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Please note that the percentages above are meant to guide you, but they do not equate to the exact probabilities (to score for example) used in the match engine.

Indirect set pieces

Defence passable (low) excellent (very low) 22 29 6/20 8/20
Attack weak (very high) inadequate (high) 16 19 4/20 5/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) magnificent (no tactic) 12 12/20
Style of play 100% Offensive 100% Offensive

Average ratings

Total player experience solid (low) solid (high) 26 27 7/20 7/20
Average midfield inadequate (high) poor (very low) 19 9 5/20 3/20
Average defence passable (low) formidable (very high) 22 36 6/20 9/20
Average attack weak (very low) solid (very high) 13 28 4/20 7/20
Total average inadequate (low) passable (very high) 18 24 5/20 7/20

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