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  1. 24 points
    Alexander

    I hear we need a mascot.??

    We already have a mascot
  2. 23 points
    BigDukes

    WSW Members Forum 25 July 2017

    1) those who think there is no group who talk with the club need to stop listening to people who arent in the know how. There are 5-10 people in the RBB who have direct talks with the club, 2 of them which were banned and decided they no longer want to talk to the club. That does not mean the rest were not accessible, ample opportunity to discuss or contact us as i pointed out. 2) One individual stood up and took accountability for the TIFO gate banner, copping his ban on the chin and not disputing it. If that is not accountability/leadership i am not sure what is. It was openly admitted that the banner copped more heat then expected, but to ban 14 people over it when in the footage from the stadium a maxiumum of 5 people were involved was the point being raised. 3) As i summarised at the end during my rant - communication has always been there. I mentioned how in previous years under the old management we would have pre season meetings, meetings during the season and post season wash up meetings. That has been non existant for the past 12 months - not on the RBB's accord, but the clubs accord. When the move to Homebush was announced, we requested a meeting with the Homebush LAC (local area command for police), this was not provided to us. 4) Accountability needs to be taken by both parties (club and RBB). At no point is the RBB bigger then the club, that has never been the attitude from the group (do not listen to the odd random who screams out no RBB no WSW...thats total BS). 5) The olive branch has been extended to the club to open dialogue properly once again - ball is in JT and WSW court now
  3. 23 points
    ManfredSchaefer

    WSW Members Forum 25 July 2017

    Okay, home from the Battle of Marconi and let's just say the party pies weren't the only bits of gristle being chewed over. I won't go into too much detail...bottom line, RBB leadership & suits had a helluva fight with the occasional interjections from a shouty man and some complaints about buses to away games. WST put in their Putinesque maskirovka and charmed a few fence sitters who felt (like many of us) as if watching that scene in Life of Brian where the People's Front of Judea was fighting the Judean People's Front. One female member of the WSF said some nice things that soothed several savage breasts. I saw a certain older member of this forum hold his head like he had a tumour, watching the arguments. Oh and Lloydie...they've gotten rid of the dickheads who fooked up the membership packs. And we no longer have a relationship with the Daily Telegraph For a 5 second summary of how it went please see this video below:
  4. 23 points
    Pup55

    Squad Development 2017/18

    Good to be arguing about who makes our starting 11 (and even who makes our bench), rather than dreading who makes our starting 11 (and laughing at who makes our bench). And it's not even August!
  5. 22 points
    theguyyouwishyouwere

    Squad Development 2017/18

    you did tell us nothing
  6. 22 points
    Ossified

    Squad Development 2017/18

    Also at the "Hotel California" you can check-in anytime you like but you can never leave.
  7. 21 points
    hughsey

    Squad Development 2017/18

    Facebook veterans criticising the signing because they've never heard of him. Hilarious
  8. 20 points
    WSWBoro

    Golden Goal From Marquee Oriol

    Scored from a corner, with a header, by the marquee, I feel all dizzy and need a lay down!!!!!
  9. 18 points
    wswtragic

    Squad Development 2017/18

    I miss Antonis more.
  10. 18 points
    echidna

    Football Media Discussion 2

    Vale Les Murray! He gave us all hope, good pronunciation and class over so many years in displaying his passion for the game. As someone who knew him personally, I think he would have liked the thought of the Matildas burning bright on the day his light disappeared. Just another sign that nobody is bigger than the game, though Les came awfully close. Thank you László, you will not be forgotten!
  11. 18 points
    DontCallMeJacko

    I hear we need a mascot.??

    "Give it up for 'PYRO' the fun loving 'smokie'!! Look out, kids! Here's 'Cuuntstable Care' with his pepper spray (brought to you by PEPPER) and intent to ban notice!!" Seriously though. **** this. Kids love the wanderers as they are. Don't insult them. It's unnecessary
  12. 18 points
    stavup

    Squad Development 2017/18

    He had really shite seats too?
  13. 17 points
    wswtragic

    Squad Development 2017/18

    That's just "Bossi bling" - it's not a real thing. It's kinda like "Arnold humility", or "Redmayne talent".
  14. 16 points
    btron3000

    Vale Les Murray

  15. 16 points
    wendybr

    Vale Les Murray

    Makes me teary! His words were always wonderful.
  16. 16 points
    HillsWanderer

    Vale Les Murray

    WS Wanderers FC‏Verified account @wswanderersfc 9m9 minutes ago There will be a moments silence prior to kick-off tomorrow night with players also wearing black armbands as a sign of respect.
  17. 16 points
    Taurus

    WSW Members Forum 25 July 2017

    How to lose control of the agenda in 15 mins, was the highlight or should I say lowlight of my night. Most learned observers, including the bloke Manfred referred too, would have left the gathering wondering what they had just witnessed. Despite the club having the opportunity to be proactive & lead the agenda, in terms of the correspondence forwarded to all members on July 12th, plus any other relevant matters they wish to focus on, they allowed ownership of the agenda to be assumed by the masses from the floor. Chaotic would be a kind way to describe the proceedings. I suppose that's what happens when you don't have a competent convenor on hand to conduct the meeting. Whilst we have a few fruitloops among our members, it was the club representatives, that IMO, came across as unprofessional, condescending, objectionable, reactionary & dysfunctional, rather than the active supporter group(s) that they would have preferred, were the focus of attention on such an occasion. For all the toing & froing nothing was achieved, no binding agreements were reached, no resolutions were passed, so I rate the night an F for FAIL.
  18. 16 points
    thefairy

    I hear we need a mascot.??

    The point is. They could have done this at a better time. First they took my money. Then tell me they want a change in RBB leadership. Then tell me they want a new mascot. Its bullshit mate. Tell your mate JT his ****ed. Sort the **** out with the **** hole that is SOP. Get the seccos and pigs in order so our fans don't have to feel like criminals whenever we go to gameday. Also make sure our membership packs come on time, have good signings. These are the things fans want, fix up the **** ups from last year. Not mascots.
  19. 15 points
    wendybr

    Vale Les Murray

    I was shocked and very saddened to hear of the passing of this legend of the game in Australia, and of someone it is easy to believe was one of "nature's gentlemen". One of the best features of the SBS coverage of the World Cup for me was the highlights package that Les narrated when it was all over. His final summation of each WC always had a special power, to capture the magic of the specific tournament, the brilliance of the World Cup in general, and to capture the significance of football globally. May he RIP, and be long remembered for his special contribution to football in this country.
  20. 15 points
    Taurus

    Squad Development 2017/18

    It's not a done deal, despite Nico wanting to return to WSW. We're still negotiating with Olympiacos & we should know more by mid next week.
  21. 14 points
    Cloudy with a chance of bullshit.
  22. 14 points
    A-League clubs are stuck in a "model" that produces (for almost all the clubs for almost all the history of the league) ongoing and large financial losses that have to be made up for by the owners, while the FFA swoop in and take the cream off the top to help pay their outrageous yearly wages & administration costs. There's a reason why the A-League has gone through so many owners and why the current lot are sick of the FFA and want them gone. They are tired of subsidising the FFA, they are tired of Gallop & Lowy having stuffed the TV deal, of giving in completely to every demand the PFA makes, failing to market the A-League properly, and caring only about the FFA's bottom line & power. Imagine being the owner of Adelaide and having secured the Coopers sponsorship, you then have to then cancel that sponsorship and find another one, because the FFA made their own sponsorship with the Federal Goverment for an anti-alcohol campaign (note FFA have been fine with making money with their own alcohol sponsors in the past). You then have to struggle to find a replacement sponsor. And then the South Australian Government and the private company who now run the stadium, do an end around on the FFA's sponsorship ban as Coopers just buy the naming rights to the ground. Which means Coopers are practically using your club like a sponsor, but you don't get any money for it now. In effect your club has been damaged by the FFA and you got nothing in return, except a bill at the end of the season for you to pump another few million into the club. And the biggest crowd the club has ever got, you make nothing from because it's a Grand Final and the FFA take all the money from it.
  23. 14 points
    To me it seemed we were way fitter than the Nix. If so, we should have played the game at a much more higher tempo to run them ragged. The fact that it almost go to penalties where we could have lost frustrates me. So much for "this is the first time ever we've had a full squad so early so we can compete on all fronts." I expected a better performance. There were positives though don't get me wrong. Riera getting 120 min Baccus continuing where he left off Roly looking good. Cornthwaite leading by example. I said it last night, but it seems a lot of the players and new recruits actually seem like they WANT to play for the club and fans this year. Didn't feel that last year. Its obvious Riera is here on a mission. Hopefully Cejudo is too. With guys like Bridge, Cejudo, Scott, Aspro and even Sotirio to come into the squad still, there are positive signs. I just don't want to hear "we are getting to where we want to be and by February we'll be firing" from Popa all season. We don't leave NSW until Rd 6. We should be Top 2 after that opening month.
  24. 14 points
    I am coming on here because at a time like this, people wanted leadership and transparency and that is what i am trying to provide. There is nothing words on a forum can fix - actions will speak louder than words.
  25. 14 points
    Cynth

    WSW Members Forum 25 July 2017

    Well on thinking about it, I agree with Taurus that the club lost control of the agenda. The meeting came about as a result of the email they sent and they should have given the members an explanation of how and why the email came about and what exactly they are looking to achieve. On the other hand, I felt the RBB arrived like a bunch of posturing teenagers with their posse of banned members knowing it was a members only meeting. This in itself, and causing trouble at the door and forcing the club to negotiate with them about these members first up, upset the course of the meeting from the beginning. I would also observe that we have known about this meeting for weeks and yet the RBB did not have one prepared question, they were disorganised and resorted to insults which was never going to achieve anything. The club responded poorly, particularly the guy to JTs right who got very defensive. JT himself was fired up but I think he was justified with the accusations being thrown at him. Quite frankly, the club is right, the RBB need a small leadership group willing to work with the club. Sorry, but the WST guy at the end said it well, even though they probably have an agenda of their own. Negotiating with the club is a sign of maturity not weakness.
  26. 14 points
    CaptainJess

    WSW Members Forum 25 July 2017

    LOL Methinks someone from the club is reading the forum. Someone **cough**me**cough** suggested this exact idea in the email thread two weeks ago. I even suggested them meeting four times a year. I want royalties or recognition or something The CaptainJess Wanderers Consultation Group. In fact, I want to be a part of it. Happy to put my hand up. If someone at the club is reading this, feel free to contact me.
  27. 13 points
    BigDukes

    Community work

    Hi All I was unsure where to put this thread, as I hope it gets some good viewing and feedback. As you may know, the RBB in its 5 years of existence has done numerous charity & community work and in our five year existence we have helped raise over $50,000 in numerous charities. Our current charity work takes us to Parramatta Mission, where our recent donation of $5000 has been able to pay for 5 Meals Plus Lunch programs that help feed the poor, homeless and less fortunate in and around Parramatta. So far, we have completed 2/5 Lunches and our next Lunch will be on Friday the 28th of July. We are always looking for volunteers for these days, so if you have any interest in helping out for a few hours, feel free to contact us directly via the RBB facebook page or RBB twitter account. For more details - please click the link and share amongst friends and the community. I find it mind boggling that such events get little coverage or activity in the general media or social media, but a random picture or video gets shared and discussed for months on end. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1094277714007312&id=265593933542365 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1094277714007312&id=265593933542365 Thank you all for your ongoing support and continuous ability to see through the BS most of the time and see the good that us Wanderers fans actually do.
  28. 13 points
    luisenrique

    Vale Les Murray

    What a legend. Like others have said, for those of us who weren't born here, he was a friendly face when we first came over, someone on tv that was talking about the thing we all loved, and talking about it with such knowledge and passion. My dad actually used to make fun of me for how much I watched him! I don't usually get sad when celebrities die...Bowie is the only one other one...but this really does feel like a friend has gone, even though I never met him. But it's a 'happy' kind of sadness, for want of a better word, because he managed to do what he wanted, which was to embed this great game in our national consciousness. More than anything, I just feel lucky to be a football fan, and to be a football fan in this country, at this time, and so much of it is thanks to Les.
  29. 13 points
    mltezr

    WSW Members Forum 25 July 2017

    about the banned people attending. These banned people, while being banned, still give their time and effort making the rbb what it is. Just because they got a piece of paper, doesnt mean their love of football, the club, or rbb is diminished. They still care. They wernt there to cause trouble, they were there to listen to what the club had to say. So why shouldnt they be allowed in? What was JT and mark jensen so worried about?
  30. 13 points
    Well I think you're wrong. Losing them will hurt the club. The fringe won't continue to attend - many of them only go to the big games anyway, showing it's the atmosphere they like. Me and my mates would likely not come anymore. With all due respect to our lads, I don't pay to watch Sotirio run around and if all our games had the atmosphere of that Arsenal game then I'm out. Many people - including kids - go for the atmosphere. WST may try to move in, and that'd be interesting. They might be better at being political in meetings at the moment, but they've done "anti-social" things too, have never had to be accountable for more than their small posse and have never been through the wringer like the RBB have.
  31. 13 points
    WSWBoro

    Squad Development 2017/18

    That is a top 3 or 4 squad it seems, but need to see how it comes together. If we could just ship out Borda and bring in another it would be the icing on the cake. I have this strange feeling all over....it is something I am not used to with WSW for some time.......I think...I think it might be optimism for the coming season!
  32. 13 points
    Pup55

    Squad Development 2017/18

    According to transfermarkt, Cejudo is worth 1.5 million euros. Nico is worth 900k, for comparison. An out and out winger, who has spent the last 6 years playing regularly at the top level in Spain, and a former team mate of our other marquee striker. He comes with a similar record / pedigree to Diego Castro. I think we have a lot to get excited about.
  33. 12 points
    Upthehill

    Golden Goal From Marquee Oriol

    My observations from the game: -The change for Majok was much need. Jumpei was getting into good positions to receive the ball but the speed stalled most times he had the ball at his feet. He seemed lost even when there were great options. He doesn't seem to read his team mates and doesnt appear willing to put balls through gaping holes with a first time pass. Too often he receives the ball then ends up on his heels. Majok immediately made positive runs with the ball at his feet, maybe it's his youthful positivity but I liked seeing him out wide. He was absolutely robbed by a shocking tackle that should have been a red - Roly looked good in the middle. He wriggled out of lots of tight places and released wide men. He tracked back well and helped defend then suddenly appeared up field to drive the play. Well deserved MoM - Lustica is not a winger -Melling has no left foot but defended well. He did look impressive with the sideline behind him. Does he have potential at RB? -Risdon looked great down the right wing but was moved to LB to cover krishna since Hamill couldnt deal with Krishnas pace at all. Risdon's attacking potency was nulified being on the wrong side of the pitch. The take away is CLisby has to start. - Riera is impressive when he comes to meet the play but I'm not sure he will burn people for pace if he's getting through balls. Every time he gets the ball he looks dangerous, you can see the cogs are turning. Cejudo will amplify his potency. - Clisby's absence was painfully obvious in attack - Baccus continues to impress me. We have the advantage of seeing the play from above, we can see the obvious yet difficult options that most players like Jumpei wont take. Baccus reads those options and make early passes where other players dont. He is also picking pockets and reading intercepts really nicely. Thoughts? Have I got something wrong?
  34. 12 points
    btron3000

    Squad Development 2017/18

    I don't really care who we get for this last spot, it's all an upgrade on clumsy mcclumsyface. Still, I think it's unnecessary for people to respond to official Facebook posts and tweets from the club with "good riddance" etc. The man's still a human being with feelings etc. He's gone, no need to stick the boot in on official posts that are wishing him well.
  35. 12 points
    Well that's a new one for me. Never been called elitist before! Mate I think you're reading stuff in my post that I didn't say. I never said "let the RBB run amok" or that I only support them. I said I'm "likely" to not go. To me it's a package - team, friends, atmosphere. And my mates and I only started going because of the RBB - I thought we were getting another **** A-league franchise, I'd been to Sydney fc games! I even referenced what might happen - WST move in. And with that comes an assumption that they - or some other group - can develop an active end as good as what we've had but without flares etc. That's yet to be proven and has never occurred anywhere that I've seen. All these fake active ends are garbage. It's nearly impossible to have the passion and colour without someone overstepping the mark every so often. WST might find that out if they're held accountable for 3000 people instead of 50. I guess the main point I'm trying to make is that I think it's sad that it's all negative about the RBB from the club. Where's the acknowledgement of the good they have done? I gather from the reports of the meeting that this never occurred. Where's the "we have a great record of no flares at A-league games in the last 2 seasons, but at NPL..." etc. Likewise, it's sad that the RBB are apparently becoming more militant at a time when they might act more thoughtfully. But hey they ain't a political party and if any of us had seen friends banned when they weren't involved in stuff we'd probably be angry too.
  36. 12 points
    I think the club missed an opportunity to get fans onside by issuing an email release saying we have abandoned relationships with DT. I think it would've been a sentiment to show that the club cares about its community's perception.
  37. 12 points
    Taurus

    WSW Members Forum 25 July 2017

    I'm inclined to think it related more to a lack of planning & an assumption of roles, that appear to be above the capabilities of certain individuals. I'm no expert, but I would assume that if you're going to excel in a communication field, conflict resolution is a skill worth your learning
  38. 12 points
    btron3000

    WSW Members Forum 25 July 2017

  39. 12 points
    GunnerWanderer

    Squad Development 2017/18

    I applaud the club for setting deadlines if true that niko and the Greeks more likely procrastinated around this then so be if it. niko was great but in terms of end product he fell well behind nikovic and Castro. I don't want anyone saying he didn't have a proper striker because santa's goal per min ratio shat on anyone in the league. niko is fantastic player but not one we can't move on from. We have always yearned for a team to be ready round 1 and finally it seems this year it will be. Popa has ten solid weeks now to get the team ready. This looks to be a well rounded squad if our two new imports fire then we should be challenging for the championship
  40. 12 points
    wswnick

    Squad Development 2017/18

    It's never safe
  41. 12 points
    wswtragic

    Squad Development 2017/18

    So they're keeping Borda for his ability to translate?
  42. 12 points
    theguyyouwishyouwere

    Squad Development 2017/18

    atyour age it might not be from excitement. see a doctor.
  43. 12 points
    WSWBoro

    I hear we need a mascot.??

    If you are seriously going to do a mascot then it has to have some humor and a story behind it, take Hartlepool United for example. In the Napoleonic wars at the back end of the 18th century a ship went down off the Teesside coast and a monkey was washed up ashore on some of the wreckage....now those simple folk had never seen a monkey before and convinced themselves it was a French spy gibbering in French. So those Hartlepool folk put said money on trial and the judge found him guilty of being a French spy and the monkey was executed by hanging the following day, true story..... SO, Harlepool United's mascot is called...H'angus the Moneky Who has also been elected as Mayor of Hartlepool lol Also Hartleppol United have been nicknamed 'The Monkey Hangers' for years....
  44. 12 points
    JackDoff

    I hear we need a mascot.??

    Need an old wog guy , Mirko or Angelo ....Mirko Angelo? to drive on to the field in a busted arse early model Dyna truck. Cement mixer n some shovels in the back, TAB tickets in hand , Winnie blue hanging out the corner of his garlic breathed mouth..... "hullo all you faarken bluddy bastards!" "Come on Vestern Wanderer!!" "Ok people's , shut fuucking up , cash money faarken !"
  45. 12 points
    xxBrandonxx

    I hear we need a mascot.??

  46. 12 points
    WSWBoro

    I hear we need a mascot.??

    Mascot ffs Ok ok, the Kebab-
  47. 12 points
    FCB

    Squad Development 2017/18

    I feel sorry for Borda. Saba tried to explain to Popa which position he wanted to play, and how. Adeleke didn't follow his fitness plan while stuck overseas pre-season. Pio preferred eating ice cream to being a football pro. But Borda hasn't done anything wrong apart from not being good enough. I do not understand how we ended up with him in the first place. He is copping it now because someone else didn't do their homework a year ago.
  48. 12 points
    Carns

    David Squires Cartoons

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/ng-interactive/2017/jul/20/david-squires-on-arsenals-pre-season-trip-to-sydney?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet Squires on Arsenal's trip to Sydney.
  49. 11 points
    pseudonym

    Vale Les Murray

    RIP
  50. 11 points
    MathyouWSW

    Squad Development 2017/18



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