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as long as he does a backflip to land on his injured hand/arm after scoring :)

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Neville is suspended this week isn't he? Cole in?

Highly doubt it. He came on as a substitute last weekend, I can't imagine Popa will start him, especially against City

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Neville is suspended this week isn't he? Cole in?

Highly doubt it. He came on as a substitute last weekend, I can't imagine Popa will start him, especially against City

Wasn't a substantial part of the game, more of a cameo. No way he'd risk him

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Ah didn't know that. Guess it'll be Pepper then.

 

I'd have to agree. I doubt that Cole is match fit yet.

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I'm pretty sure he's writing a book about flares.

I bet it won't be a bestseller with only a very small minority of people that will be interested.  :cheeky:

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Very happy to see Shannon get another season with us for several reasons:

 

  • As Carns says, it is vital to have a great squaddie who can play in multiple positions when the league is salary capped. Shannon adds extra capability in both the left and right back pozzies, and has also been seen lurking further up the flanks as a stop gap winger.
  • He is up there among our best performed dead play players. Whether we're talking free kicks outside the box (i.e. that pearler that fooked the smurfs in Derby 3 2012/13) or corners he has a bloody good eye and a very decent boot.
  • A foundation player still with the club...considering all the changes and people given the arse over the last two seasons it's personally gratifying to see someone from the first squad still around. History and service to the club being recognised is a win-win for all IMHO.
  • Shannon's problems with injuries and arguably more pertinent his role within the player dispute before the 2014 CWC have been accepted by the club and not held against him. Shows a maturity and loyalty from the management and staff that some of us may have thought was absent particularly in light of the all out all change policy at the end of last season.
  • Shannon is a great bloke when you meet him in those fan/player situations, and I would love to see his character continue to bring good vibes to the Wanderers for as long as he can be retained here.

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Very happy to see Shannon get another season with us for several reasons:

 

 

  • As Carns says, it is vital to have a great squaddie who can play in multiple positions when the league is salary capped. Shannon adds extra capability in both the left and right back pozzies, and has also been seen lurking further up the flanks as a stop gap winger.
  • He is up there among our best performed dead play players. Whether we're talking free kicks outside the box (i.e. that pearler that fooked the smurfs in Derby 3 2012/13) or corners he has a bloody good eye and a very decent boot.
  • A foundation player still with the club...considering all the changes and people given the arse over the last two seasons it's personally gratifying to see someone from the first squad still around. History and service to the club being recognised is a win-win for all IMHO.
  • Shannon's problems with injuries and arguably more pertinent his role within the player dispute before the 2014 CWC have been accepted by the club and not held against him. Shows a maturity and loyalty from the management and staff that some of us may have thought was absent particularly in light of the all out all change policy at the end of last season.
  • Shannon is a great bloke when you meet him in those fan/player situations, and I would love to see his character continue to bring good vibes to the Wanderers for as long as he can be retained here.

Add to that list:

- Like Fathead & NTS, a great role model for up and coming WSW youth

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Very happy to see Shannon get another season with us for several reasons:

 

  • As Carns says, it is vital to have a great squaddie who can play in multiple positions when the league is salary capped. Shannon adds extra capability in both the left and right back pozzies, and has also been seen lurking further up the flanks as a stop gap winger.
  • He is up there among our best performed dead play players. Whether we're talking free kicks outside the box (i.e. that pearler that fooked the smurfs in Derby 3 2012/13) or corners he has a bloody good eye and a very decent boot.
  • A foundation player still with the club...considering all the changes and people given the arse over the last two seasons it's personally gratifying to see someone from the first squad still around. History and service to the club being recognised is a win-win for all IMHO.
  • Shannon's problems with injuries and arguably more pertinent his role within the player dispute before the 2014 CWC have been accepted by the club and not held against him. Shows a maturity and loyalty from the management and staff that some of us may have thought was absent particularly in light of the all out all change policy at the end of last season.
  • Shannon is a great bloke when you meet him in those fan/player situations, and I would love to see his character continue to bring good vibes to the Wanderers for as long as he can be retained here.

Add to that list:

- Like Fathead & NTS, a great role model for up and coming WSW youth

 

 

Agreed...combines his football with his writing & has some other things on the go too.

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To me he represents Western Sydney better than anyone else, for that reason alone I never want him to leave.

 

His performances in the ACL are just a bonus, I can't wait to see how he goes in a well performing WSW this weekend (fingers crossed he gets a run).

 

I get really angry seeing supposed fans turn on him on failbook.

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If we qualify for the ACL next season he'll be vital.

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I started reading his book yesterday. I bought it ages ago because it was cheap on kindle and never got round to it, mainly because I was reading other stuff but also because i thought it'd be pretty crap. I like sci-fi and fantasy novels and didn't think his would measure up much.

 

I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised. The writing is a bit patchy but 4 chapters in and I'm intrigued by the story. He does a good job of sucking you into the world he's created and making you want to know more. It's slightly derivative, he's not pushing the boundaries or anything, but for a book written while he has been carving out a professional sporting career, it's pretty good.

 

What a legend.

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I started reading his book yesterday. I bought it ages ago because it was cheap on kindle and never got round to it, mainly because I was reading other stuff but also because i thought it'd be pretty crap. I like sci-fi and fantasy novels and didn't think his would measure up much.

 

I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised. The writing is a bit patchy but 4 chapters in and I'm intrigued by the story. He does a good job of sucking you into the world he's created and making you want to know more. It's slightly derivative, he's not pushing the boundaries or anything, but for a book written while he has been carving out a professional sporting career, it's pretty good.

 

What a legend.

 

Yeah, I read it when it came out. Check the books/literature thread. Basically said the same thing - you can tell it's his first novel, but he did a decent job of creating a world.

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So glad this fella has returned to full fitness.

 

He's been great to watch in the few minutes he's been on the park. Great composure and actually seems to have matured as a player.

 

Hope he gets game time on Sunday

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