John Aloisi has plenty to worry about after Brisbane Roar held on for an uninspiring 0-0 draw at home on Sunday, Fox Sports pundit Mark Bosnich said.
It was the first goalless draw of the A-League season and a game of frustration for cellar-dwellers Roar and Central Coast who both remain in search of their first win of the season.
And it notches up a dubious club record for the once high-flying Queenslanders, who have gone seven straight games without a win in regulation time.
Post-match Fox Sports pundits said there were serious concerns for Aloisi's side.
John Kosmina said: "They’re not fluent - it’s as simple as that. They’ve got problems. They don’t look anything like the side they were last year."
Bosnich added: "I actually don’t think they are fit – the last 20 minutes they ran out of steam. I thought if there was one team to win it, it was Central Coast Mariners.
"In the first half Brisbane were marginally the better side but the last 20 minutes of that second half – I’d be really worried if I was John Aloisi.
"It’s week five, players still don’t look basically in great condition and like Kossie said, just to reiterate, it isn’t very fluent.
"Central Coast Mariners will go away feeling very unfortunate that but for Jamie Young they’d have three points."
Both teams were injury-depleted bringing in reserve keepers for the match - and Young (Roar) and Ben Kennedy (Mariners) pulled off some top shelf saves to keep their sides in it.
Young denied Mariners live wire Danny De Silva, who overworked his chances, while Kennedy pulled off an unbelievable save at the death.
Frenchman Eric Bautheac, whose arrival in Australia was held up by visa issues, had a similar take on his side's performance.
The Roar attacking mid seemed somewhate baffled to pick up the Man of the Match award, and was clear it didn't come close to compensating for the result.
"But I don’t win, I don’t win," he told Fox Sports through interpreter teammate Fahid Ben Khalfallah. "We have to win, it’s five games now, obviously it’s hard now, we just need to win.
"We could have won, we could have lost – Young made three or four saves."
Bautheac added: "Some people are not fit yet, some are coming back from injuries but you can see that we are getting fitter and better."
After five rounds Roar have two points and are in 9th place on goal difference, while the Mariners have accrued three points and sit 7th, with Melbourne Victory still to play.