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Nepean FC defeated 5-0 by Western Sydney Wanderers in the Wanderers inaugural match.

 

A nicely taken goal from Labinot Haliti was the first ever goal in Wanderers colours. 4 from Joey Gibbs did his claims for a full contract no harm and enabled the fledgling club to cruise to victory in the second half.

 

The first half opened to rapturous applause from a crowd I estimate to be 3,000 to 3,500 strong. An incredible result for the first ever match, and one that bodes well for future matches against higher tier opposition and into the A-League season itself.

 

Nepean were on the back foot for the entire half, with Haliti striking the woodwork on numerous occasions. One involved the ball cannoning off the upright only to land safely in the arms of the Nepean keeper. Bridge spurned several chances but that is excusable considering how rusty he would be. A one-on-one

 

Haliti's goal with 2 minutes to play in the half, in front of the Red and Black Bloc home end was the difference at half-time.

 

With major changes from both sides at the break, it was the Wanderers and their hungry trial players to make their mark. A procession of four goals all from Joey Gibbs killed the game off as a contest but it was never a complete rout.

 

Aaron Mooy dominated the midfield in what appeared to be a defensive holding position, spraying several long range accurate passes across field to find open markers. If he can stay injury free he looks like being the key to Wanderers and their finals hopes.

 

A great night for all. Thousands of people went home happy, the Red and Black Bloc began their role in the home end support with vigour and I'm certain many will be back for the next matches and those beyond it.

 

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OMG SO AMAZING. VERY GLAD I WENT TO THE RED AND BLACK BLOC SIDE.

 

had a great time. some awesome chants and looking forward to the next game

 

WHO DO WE SING FOR, WE SING FOR WANDERERS.

 

up wsw

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Wow, how epic was that boys?

 

From the anticipation before the game seeing the traffic, the constant peppering of the posts to the ecstasy of finally seeing our first goal. Loved it!

 

For a first game the support was massive and im sure will only swell as more people become aware of the supporters group. On that note people critical of those not singing. Many of those supporters weren't even aware of the website. Be proud that you attracted them to the group with your colour and noise im sure you will have them singing soon enough.

 

 

Had a great time! though still haven't put any names to faces yet, I was the person giving it to Mr Keeper. Oh and scored a mini ball after the match, yep im rapt!

 

On the subject of the actual football. i was very proud of the way the players performed especially in the second half. I actually went down that end to watch considering how much we were dominating, and the combinations and touches were above what I expected of them in their first game.

 

This is just the beginning!

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SW, could you hear the bloc from the other end?

 

Did most people down that end cheer for our goals or did they seem to be Nepean supporters?

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they had 1 black kid lol..

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Poor goalkeeper haha. The guy plays for an amateur team on the weekends for fun and he gets heckled by 150 or so loud guys for an entire half :rofl:

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Nepean don't have supporters mate :P

Half the crowd were wearing Napean jackets...it was all the junior ranks and their families. Like those four 8yo girls who were taking us on with the chants haha

 

150 adult males: "Western Sydney!!!"

4 8yo girls: "sucks!!"

****!!! They had guts.

Sign em up!!! :rofl: :rofl:

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Nepean don't have supporters mate :P

Half the crowd were wearing Napean jackets...it was all the junior ranks and their families. Like those four 8yo girls who were taking us on with the chants haha

 

150 adult males: "Western Sydney!!!"

4 8yo girls: "sucks!!"

****!!! They had guts.

Sign em up!!! :rofl: :rofl:

 

Awesome!!!

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Fox sports showed 30 seconds of highlights which included goals from Haliti and Gibbs.

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SW, could you hear the bloc from the other end?

 

Did most people down that end cheer for our goals or did they seem to be Nepean supporters?

 

You could hear the RBB everywhere. I was near the halfway line and there was plenty of noise from the chanting and the drums sounded really good. There were some Nepean supporters behind the other goal but it was a small group, the rest were fairly spread out.

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SW, could you hear the bloc from the other end?

 

Did most people down that end cheer for our goals or did they seem to be Nepean supporters?

 

The young kids chanting RBB nearby probably gives you your answer. No joke the RBB already has its fans.

 

There were a fair few Nepean fans down that end and thanks to them for helping make a great night but believe me, there were plenty of WSW fans. Especially along the non grandstand side.

 

Good work, the noise and movement definitely made its mark. Especially as the goals piled on more and more looked active, lol at the avalanche!

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What an absolutely epic night. The size of the crowd as I entered the gates blew me away. It was a pre-season friendly on a Wednesday night FFS! That was such an amazing turn out and a great atmosphere supplied by the RBB.

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Nepean don't have supporters mate :P

Half the crowd were wearing Napean jackets...it was all the junior ranks and their families.

 

Yeah that's the impression I had around the Bloc but didn't venture around the ground to find out

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i hate to change the subject and go off topic but i lost my ID at some point did anyone see an ID laying around?

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thanks anyways hopefully it turns up somewhere, great match though

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Try ringing Nepean FC tomorrow morning

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Good article. More mainstream media coverage for the RBB!

 

Also according to 442, the attendance at the match was 3,612. No idea where they pulled such a specific number from but it sounds about right.

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Here you go RBB, we made the Tele...

 

 

http://www.dailytele...d-1226435247170

 

Wow, great write up. Make sure you guys click the link and post comments. The more demand we create for reports such as this the more we are likely to get.

 

HAHAHA, yeh and pitch invader was classic. He looked lost and very non threatening lol.

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I think that'll be the only time someone will describe our group as having been "hastily put together".

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Who was that random bloke in the suit who came up to the bloc and sarted shaking our hands?

 

And it was a great game on the Wanderers behalf, and the atmosphere in the bloc (for a first official game) was amazing, although I couldn't put faces to names on some of you blokes either. Just so you know I was on the smaller drums :)

 

RBB!

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Was so impressed by the crowd numbers!

 

I found it hilarious when i was walking around the field, opposide goal of RBB. And some younge teenage kids were debating wether the chant was "habibi!" or "rvb"

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Try ringing Nepean FC tomorrow morning

thanks i'll call the RSL first cause i have a feeling i left it there

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