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Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne City 1/1/2018 7:50PM


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  • Opponent: Melbourne City
    Home Team: Western Sydney Wanderers
    Away Team: Melbourne City
    Sydney Kick-Off Time: 7:50PM EDT
    Round: 13
    Competition: A-League Regular Season
    Location: Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
    Stadium: Sydney Olympic Stadium
    Result: West Sydney Win
    Western Sydney Score: 2
    Opponent Score: 1
    Time Of Result: 90 Minutes
    Western Sydney Starting Lineup: Vedran Janjetovic, Raul Llorente, Robbie Cornthwaite, Michael Thwaite, Josh Risdon, Alvaro Cejudo, Roly Bonevacia, Keanu Baccus, Kearyn Baccus, Oriol Riera, Mark Bridge
    Western Sydney Substitutions: Alvaro Cejudo (Jumpei Kusukami 10), Chris Herd (Josh Risdon 52), Jumpei Kusukami (Brendon Santalab 85)
    Western Sydney Unused Substitues: John Hall, Jonathan Aspropotamitis
    Western Sydney Goals: Oriol Riera (30), Mark Bridge (32)
    Western Sydney Cards: Kearyn Baccus (Yellow 7), Roly Bonevacia (Yellow 51), Chris Herd (Yellow 90+3)
    Western Sydney Manager: Josep Gombau
    Opponent Starting Lineup: Dean Bouzanis, Scott Jamieson, Bart Schenkeveld, Michael Jakobsen, Nathanian Atkinson, Nick Fitzgerald, Luke Brattan, Bruce Kamau, Ross McCormack, Osama Malik, Iacopo La Rocca
    Opponent Substitutions: Daniel Arzani (Ross McCormack 71)
    Opponent Unused Substitues: Eugene Galekovic, Ruon Tongyik, Marcin Budzinski, Stefan Mauk
    Opponent Goals: Ross McCormack (25)
    Opponent Manager: Warren Joyce
    Attendance: 11628
    Referee: Peter Green
    Post Match Thread:

    Minutemen Blitz Melbourne City

    Note 1: Jumpei Kusukami had the unusual situation of coming on as a substitute, and then being substituted himself after coming on in the 10th minute for Alvaro Cejudo after his injury, then being replaced for tactical reasons by Brendon Santalab in the 85th minute.
    Note 2: This was Jumpei Kusukami's last game for the Wanderers, he was released the next day.
    Note 3: Ross McCormack had a penalty saved by Vedran Janetovic with the game at 2-1 Wanderers.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne City 1/1/2018 7:50PM
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I’ve been to every game we’ve played on New Year’s Day and there’s very few ****s ever given (beside the collective sigh of relief at half time when everyone can sit down and continue being hungover..).

I reckon this game could smash the record for the least amount of ****s given at a WSW game.

I’ll be there belting out a tune still 

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13 hours ago, wendybr said:

You've been treated to a great game...With a fabulous atmosphere!! :xnod:

Was a great game and It was so so nice to go to a proper rectangle ground with a proper atmosphere. The victory active(s) was a sight to see - although there's little interaction from the stands and for sure the RBB chants are better

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in x 3

 

This a hard one to predict, Citeh aren't the most consistent of teams whereas we are what we are at the moment (i cant find the right words tbh)

 

This has the feel that it could either by a 5 goal thriller or a 1 nil snore fest.

 

My heart says us, my head says how the f can you pick one of these teams at the moment, so draw maybe?

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so last round we get beat 4 nil Newcastle , Victory defeat City 1 nil , this round  Victory defeat Newcastle 2-1 and dominated so what score Wanderers v City, on last round form I say 3 nil lose sadly but !!!.  Lets hope our players get a life and Gombau sees some sense we come out with a will , desire and formation to be competetive !!!!

I will be there.   

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55 minutes ago, Horus said:

Was a great game and It was so so nice to go to a proper rectangle ground with a proper atmosphere. The victory active(s) was a sight to see - although there's little interaction from the stands and for sure the RBB chants are better

They were noisy from start to finish - and yes- they don't have much variety, but I don't think that matters tbh.

They don't do their round the stadium call - from stand to stand - any more which is such a pity.

But AAMI Park is a dream!

What did the Barmy Army get up to? Plenty of fun, I imagine.

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AAMI park was great - easy to get in and out of, easy to get drinks etc, we parked across the road and had a footbridge virtually to our gate, fingers crossed our new parra is even better!

People may rag a little on WDWSF - but I think it gives us so much, would've loved to see them when they were 'organised' but it was still this wall of noise, and a proper football stadium is such a better experience all round, the new parra cannot come fast enough ffs

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My positives in the last week: Club have backed Gombau with the caveat that (1) he was reminded that Wanderers have a winning culture/mentality (2) To be more pragmatic until he can bring in the players he wants to play the style he wants

Another big positive was a marker put down by the RBB confronting the players & coaching staff. It is clear that there is plenty of tension, rifts & a team in transition but they needed reminding of certain traits that have been missing the last few weeks. Something that should be applauded & im sure had they put a call out to more Wanderers fans, a lot more would have shown up.

On the field can I see much changing? Not really, can I see Gombau tempering his style? If he didn’t do it after the derby, why is he going to do it now? I could pretty much copy this paragraph and paste it in very pre match thread for the rest of the year. Even if we bring in a few players in January, it won’t be enough to change our fortunes or prevent the pain for the rest of the season.

Have been unwell in December and missed all our home & away games, looking forward to NYD :) 

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1 hour ago, Prydzopolis said:

My positives in the last week: Club have backed Gombau with the caveat that (1) he was reminded that Wanderers have a winning culture/mentality (2) To be more pragmatic until he can bring in the players he wants to play the style he wants

Another big positive was a marker put down by the RBB confronting the players & coaching staff. It is clear that there is plenty of tension, rifts & a team in transition but they needed reminding of certain traits that have been missing the last few weeks. Something that should be applauded & im sure had they put a call out to more Wanderers fans, a lot more would have shown up.

On the field can I see much changing? Not really, can I see Gombau tempering his style? If he didn’t do it after the derby, why is he going to do it now? I could pretty much copy this paragraph and paste it in very pre match thread for the rest of the year. Even if we bring in a few players in January, it won’t be enough to change our fortunes or prevent the pain for the rest of the season.

Have been unwell in December and missed all our home & away games, looking forward to NYD :) 

You've got one day left!

Sorry to hear you've been crook, glad to hear you're better.

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Still waiting for the squad list. 

After this round no Aspro, Baccus Jnr or Sotirio.

Heartless missing a striker if McCormack has returned to England if reports are to be believed. They have also lost 2 in a row albeit by smaller margins. Muscat still suspended.

Looks like a draw.

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43 minutes ago, Paul01 said:

Still waiting for the squad list. 

After this round no Aspro, Baccus Jnr or Sotirio.

Heartless missing a striker if McCormack has returned to England if reports are to be believed. They have also lost 2 in a row albeit by smaller margins. Muscat still suspended.

Looks like a draw.

If we play like last week we will lose. Doesn't matter how many players they have missing. I just want to see some effort put in. Not thinking about the result at this stage.

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6 hours ago, Paul01 said:

Still waiting for the squad list. 

After this round no Aspro, Baccus Jnr or Sotirio.

Heartless missing a striker if McCormack has returned to England if reports are to be believed. They have also lost 2 in a row albeit by smaller margins. Muscat still suspended.

Looks like a draw.

 

The club has been pretty lackluster uploading content via social media since we started getting hammered. 

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12 minutes ago, xxBrandonxx said:

 

The club has been pretty lackluster uploading content via social media since we started getting hammered. 

I don’t know check out the one they uploaded to Facebook today “Summer not delivering” briliant title given our current form 

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9 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

I don’t know check out the one they uploaded to Facebook today “Summer not delivering” briliant title given our current form 

That annoys me no end - the club has a website, why isn't the article on there?

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"After last week a lot of people, especially the fans, want to see a response," Aspropotamitis said.  "And rightly so because last week the result wasn't good enough and we know that. We've admitted that. Now it's about reaction. Mistakes happen during a game but for me it's how you react. That will show the measure of who we are as people. Anything less than showing a bit of effort and desire won't be acceptable."

A bit of effort and desire... Hmmm....

I can't see how but we have to win this. Somehow. I'll be watching it in a pub in Bali.

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33 minutes ago, FCB said:

 

"After last week a lot of people, especially the fans, want to see a response," Aspropotamitis said.  "And rightly so because last week the result wasn't good enough and we know that. We've admitted that. Now it's about reaction. Mistakes happen during a game but for me it's how you react. That will show the measure of who we are as people. Anything less than showing a bit of effort and desire won't be acceptable."

A bit of effort and desire... Hmmm....

I can't see how but we have to win this. Somehow. I'll be watching it in a pub in Bali.

In the same article from Fairfax..........Aspro also said. "Gombau has been "really insistent" about pressing high and playing out from the back, and felt rewards were being reaped in training".

"Aspropotamatis saya he is "behind (Gombau) 100 per cent".

"I had him at the Olyroos and we were really successful there," he told AAP.

"I know we can get results using his style of play, this very expansive and attacking football he wants.

"I've seen it first hand so I believe in his way of thinking and playing.

"All the things we're trying to do now we did in the Olyroos, and it paid off really successfully.

"From that standpoint I know results can come playing this way, it just takes a bit of time."......

 

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1 hour ago, sonar said:

In the same article from Fairfax..........Aspro also said. "Gombau has been "really insistent" about pressing high and playing out from the back, and felt rewards were being reaped in training".

"Aspropotamatis saya he is "behind (Gombau) 100 per cent".

"I had him at the Olyroos and we were really successful there," he told AAP.

"I know we can get results using his style of play, this very expansive and attacking football he wants.

"I've seen it first hand so I believe in his way of thinking and playing.

"All the things we're trying to do now we did in the Olyroos, and it paid off really successfully.

"From that standpoint I know results can come playing this way, it just takes a bit of time."......

 

"Results can come" in time - and coaches get sacked if their teams don't win.

Let's see if Gombau is still around by the time Aspro returns. I sure hope the boys start winning tomorrow. 

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10 minutes ago, FCB said:

"Results can come" in time - and coaches get sacked if their teams don't win.

Let's see if Gombau is still around by the time Aspro returns. I sure hope the boys start winning tomorrow. 

not anybody could get a 3-0 win against the mighty Myanmar 

 

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3 hours ago, sonar said:

In the same article from Fairfax..........Aspro also said. "Gombau has been "really insistent" about pressing high and playing out from the back, and felt rewards were being reaped in training".

"Aspropotamatis saya he is "behind (Gombau) 100 per cent".

"I had him at the Olyroos and we were really successful there," he told AAP.

"I know we can get results using his style of play, this very expansive and attacking football he wants.

"I've seen it first hand so I believe in his way of thinking and playing.

"All the things we're trying to do now we did in the Olyroos, and it paid off really successfully.

"From that standpoint I know results can come playing this way, it just takes a bit of time."......

 

Thing is that I haven't seen any qualities from Aspro of late to suggest he can perform this style of play.

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4 minutes ago, MartinTyler said:

Thing is that I haven't seen any qualities from Aspro of late to suggest he can perform this style of play.

You would expect that the players from the Olyroos would be right at home but I agree especially Aspro looks lost

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Aspro has some of the best passing accuracy in the league, he's better suited than almost any other player in the squad at the type of possession based game. His major problems are that he needs to get his accuracy higher and make better choices when pressured by opposition players, and his lack of defensive pace.

The first can be worked on, and with team-mates learning to rotate, move & present options he can improve as well. The second can't be. I fear that ultimately, he's going to be too slow to be a truly good A-League central defender.

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1 hour ago, mack said:

Aspro has some of the best passing accuracy in the league, he's better suited than almost any other player in the squad at the type of possession based game. His major problems are that he needs to get his accuracy higher and make better choices when pressured by opposition players, and his lack of defensive pace.

The first can be worked on, and with team-mates learning to rotate, move & present options he can improve as well. The second can't be. I fear that ultimately, he's going to be too slow to be a truly good A-League central defender.

I’d agree he’s the best suited of our centre backs for project gombau philosophy ball.. However is confidence looks shot at the moment, hopefully he comes good as he basically the only junior we have brought through into being anything close to a first team regular. baby baccus aside (early days yet) 

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On 30/12/2017 at 2:18 PM, Paul01 said:

Still waiting for the squad list. 

After this round no Aspro, Baccus Jnr or Sotirio.

Heartless missing a striker if McCormack has returned to England if reports are to be believed. They have also lost 2 in a row albeit by smaller margins. Muscat still suspended.

Looks like a draw.

Ref is Peter Green 

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Squad list found.

In: Risdon, Hamill, Lustica, Roly, Riera, Cejudo, Santa, Jumpei, Kearyn Baccus, Cornthwaite, Bridge, Vedran, Aspro, Llornte, Herd, Hall, Thwaite, Keanu Baccus (two to be omitted)
Out: Clisby (Not selected)
Injury: Tyson.

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