Back to the "buzz"
Coach Pouria looking for repeat of cup display - but better result
ACE coach Pouria Nabi is looking back to the future. Back to the “great buzz” around his team last weekend. A “buzz” he now wants at every game.
And that starts tomorrow when Souths visit Wolter Park, kick-off 3.30pm, one place above ACE possibly in the tightest Premier League table ever seen.
Three points cover the top eight teams and just two points between second and eighth place – where ACE currently sit, one below Souths. But, crucially ACE have a game in hand on all above them, bar Mitchelton.
“We didn’t have a good game at Rochedale, but bounced back against Moreton Bay United (in the FFA Cup),” said Pouria, “and were a bit unlucky in terms of the result.
“Coaches say a win covers the cracks, but when lose you ask why and go in to the details. You learn a lot.”
Having studied last week’s cup defeat Pouria said: “I want the boys to keep same passion and desire.
“There was a great buzz around the changing room before the game and I hope they keep that for the rest of the season’s BPL games.
“With that same passion, that same desire and fighting spirit we can win most of the BPL games.”
Pouria said he doesn’t check the ladder often. In fact, he said: “If you ask me how many goals we have scored or conceded, I’m not sure.
“But the competition is very close and really exciting, which is great. In this scenario a team in eighth or ninth can win the title.
“To be honest I have seen great coaching around over the last couple of years. Year by year, this competition is getting tighter and more exciting.”
Midfielder Darren Thomson (pictured) should again be part of the senior squad as he continues building up match fitness after injury.
But Yasu Fujimoto is unlikely to be involved as he gets a knee problem assessed.
ACE Reserves take on their Souths counterparts at 1.30pm tomorrow.