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Apparently they are about 70k so if and have a 5 year warranty - only thing u need do is fill with the paint 

it’s an excellent investment 

but on the sour not another example of machine replacing man!!!!

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A MUST READ

https://footballnsw.com.au/2019/06/25/diles-continues-wanderers-youth-pathway-to-success/?fbclid=IwAR0PKfcXTej__iAE-NFoyCELTmRhaJGG-rU-e9IBckHyTi016HklcZkc1MQ

 

DILES CONTINUES WANDERERS’ YOUTH PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

Diles continues Wanderers’ youth pathway to success

25 June , 2019 By Football NSW

Under the mentorship of Arthur Diles, the Western Sydney Wanderers academy sides continue to thrive as a conveyor belt producing future A-League stars.

The former Sydney Olympic, Sydney United, Parramatta Power, Crawley Town and KV Mechelen player has continued to fine-tune his craft as a coach, in order to provide the best possible education for an exciting crop of youngsters at the Western Sydney club.

Diles, who joined the Wanderers academy in 2015, believes his experience overseas and discussion with the club’s first team coaches has been key.

“Just like playing, coaching is something that you always need developing,” he said.

“After doing my coaching education here in Australia I have gone overseas regularly to Europe and visited different clubs and academies to learn and observe how they do things.

“I always ask: is it different to what we do over here? How can I implement some things here to keep improving my players?”

“I have also been fortunate enough to have some good coaches above me at the Wanderers.

“When I first started, Tony Popovic was great as a mentor.

“In the last 18 months, Josep (Gombau) and Markus (Babbel) have all helped out as well.

“It has been something I have invested a lot of time and money into educating myself to be better.”

Diles’ Wanderers side, of which under Football NSW guidelines the vast majority of its first grade outfit must be under the age of 20, currently sit 4th place of the National Premier League Men’s 2 Competition.

But as is uncharacteristic of most football clubs, for the head coach results are of secondary importance.

“For us, the NPL has been a massive in how it has been able to give young players senior footballing experience,” Diles said.

“Over the years we have probably been the youngest team out of the A-League clubs fielding sides in the NPL division, but we’ve been able to produce more players from NPL 2 to our first team than any other club.

“I think the additional money, resources and coaching means there is a significant difference between the A-League academies and NPL clubs when it comes to developing footballers.

Diles is now familiar with the unique prospect of preparing his youthful outfit to secure results against well-drilled, physical first grade sides while maintaining an emphasis on individual development.

“The challenge is how do you get talented young players to compete week in week out against seasoned, experienced men,” he revealed.

“We put a lot of emphasis into using Monday to Friday as a development opportunities for our players.

“Come the weekend, we want to see the rewards from that and want to see these kids compete and ultimately get rewarded with good performances and good results.

“I think that’s currently working for us.

“Obviously the good gauge is that when you are up against men, you really get to see where our boys are physically.“That is normally the final step. Sometimes we are technically and tactically better than our opponents, but not always physically and mentally.

“In that regard, the NPL is a great springboard for these players to develop mentally and physically, and we are very grateful for it.”

The Wanderers have no shortage of examples of youngsters who have progressed through the academy set-up to secure game time in the Hyundai A-League first team.

“There have been many,” Diles explained.

“Just in the last two or three years we have had the likes of Keanu Baccus, Abraham Majok, Kostandinos Grozos, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Tate Russel, Matieu Cordier, Nick Suman, young Fabian Monge and there’s a couple more to follow shortly.

“It’s been massive for us in the last two years, the amount of players that have gone through to the first team through the youth team and the NPL space.

“I think we are ahead of all the other clubs in terms of doing that.

“That’s a credit to our club and all involved for working hard to develop players, and not just worry about performance and more individual development with the goal of creating professional footballers with our first team.”

Western Sydney Wanderers currently sit on top of the National Premier Leagues Men’s 2 Club Championship, a position that as things stand would secure them passage to the top tier of the competition.

However, Diles and the Wanderers are not fixated by the prospect of promotion.

“To be honest it hasn’t really been spoken about at our club,” he revealed.

“In years gone by it hasn’t been something that we have actively looked to achieve.

“If that can one day happen, great, but it is not something we train for every day.

“Our sole focus is developing our players to become professionals and that is the most important thing.

“You can see in the last few years the rewards of that have really paid off and that, for the club, is worth more than anything else.”

“For us, if we can be playing finals football come the end of the year that would be a great achievement, because we haven’t done that in the last few years.

“But that would be a little team goal that would reward these players for their hard work.

“Come the end of the season the most important objective for us is that we have more players closer to the first team.”

Diles’ outfit are next in action when they make the short away trip to face second placed Hills United FC at Lily Holmes Stadium on Saturday night.

By National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Reporter Chris Curulli (Twitter handle @ChrisCurulli)

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“Just in the last two or three years we have had the likes of Keanu Baccus, Abraham Majok, Kostandinos Grozos, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Tate Russel, Matieu Cordier, Nick Suman, young Fabian Monge and there’s a couple more to follow shortly.

You can add Jack Greenwood & Daniel Wilmering to that list of players, who have figured at AL level. 

We're verging on having produced a starting 11 from our academy with the likes of Adam, Pagden, etc to soon follow

Arthur is now free of AL coaching commitments & has been installed as the head coach of the academy. Labi will perform his prior role of Asst Coach to AL squad.

He & his team of coaches (Beauchamp, Heff, Cannuli etc) can now concentrate on producing more talented players at our wanderful new training & rehab facilities

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19 hours ago, Taurus said:

“Just in the last two or three years we have had the likes of Keanu Baccus, Abraham Majok, Kostandinos Grozos, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Tate Russel, Matieu Cordier, Nick Suman, young Fabian Monge and there’s a couple more to follow shortly.

You can add Jack Greenwood & Daniel Wilmering to that list of players, who have figured at AL level. 

We're verging on having produced a starting 11 from our academy with the likes of Adam, Pagden, etc to soon follow

Arthur is now free of AL coaching commitments & has been installed as the head coach of the academy. Labi will perform his prior role of Asst Coach to AL squad.

He & his team of coaches (Beauchamp, Heff, Cannuli etc) can now concentrate on producing more talented players at our wanderful new training & rehab facilities

Of the young guys who were at the club under Popovic only Aspro and Shabow currently have HAL contracts, all others have landed in semi-pro leagues. It shows just how big the leap from youth level to the men's game actually has become.

It is remarkable that this group of young players are managing the transition. The club at large is doing a fantastic job with youth development.

 

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34 minutes ago, FCB said:

Of the young guys who were at the club under Popovic only Aspro and Shabow currently have HAL contracts, all others have landed in semi-pro leagues. It shows just how big the leap from youth level to the men's game actually has become.

It is remarkable that this group of young players are managing the transition. The club at large is doing a fantastic job with youth development.

 

Sotirio probably goes in that pile too. Barely.

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28 minutes ago, Upthehill said:

Sotirio probably goes in that pile too. Barely.

That I forgot about him says it all, really. 

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32 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

How can anybody forget the Five Dock Neymar 

It's surprisingly easy, actually.

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39 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

How can anybody forget the Five Dock Neymar 

I had until some pelican reminded me. 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Erebus said:

Just waiting for Sotirio to score against us and use his hand talking gesture again lol

Hopefully we now have a defence capable of preventing this situation from occuring.

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1 minute ago, LeeMarvin said:

Hopefully we now have a defence capable of preventing this situation from occuring.

Some peeps on here want another left back. 

So our first 11 looks like this

................. Lopar 

Russell. .Ziggy. .McGowan ..Georgievski

..........Schwegler..........Baccus

Kamau......Majewski.......Yeboah 

...................Duke

Bench  Elrich, Cordier, Grozos, Mourdoukoutas, Janjetovic,  O'Doherty (after injury return), Adam?, Monge?

Defence looks set but a LB like Traore would make it a championship one.

Still light on for forwards.

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2 hours ago, Erebus said:

Just waiting for Sotirio to score against us and use his hand talking gesture again lol

but which body part will he score it with? my money is on the back of the head.

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1 hour ago, theguyyouwishyouwere said:

but which body part will he score it with? my money is on the back of the head.

He won't even know if he touched it.

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3 hours ago, Paul01 said:

Some peeps on here want another left back. 

So our first 11 looks like this

................. Lopar 

Russell. .Ziggy. .McGowan ..Georgievski

..........Schwegler..........Baccus

Kamau......Majewski.......Yeboah 

...................Duke

Bench  Elrich, Cordier, Grozos, Mourdoukoutas, Janjetovic,  O'Doherty (after injury return), Adam?, Monge?

Defence looks set but a LB like Traore would make it a championship one.

Still light on for forwards.

I'm not sold on Russell as first choice RB.

Would rather Georgievski there and another LB. 

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4 hours ago, Paul01 said:

Some peeps on here want another left back. 

So our first 11 looks like this

................. Lopar 

Russell. .Ziggy. .McGowan ..Georgievski

..........Schwegler..........Baccus

Kamau......Majewski.......Yeboah 

...................Duke

Bench  Elrich, Cordier, Grozos, Mourdoukoutas, Janjetovic,  O'Doherty (after injury return), Adam?, Monge?

Defence looks set but a LB like Traore would make it a championship one.

Still light on for forwards.

Marquee foreign striker so we can push Duke out to the right and find the next Polenz at whichever of LB or RB Georgevski isn't playing. If we get Brattan I'd consider Baccus over Russell at RB.

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6 hours ago, wswnick said:

 

Oh no. Expect more media pandering from the club. Who made this decision? 

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6 minutes ago, matty said:

Oh no. Expect more media pandering from the club. Who made this decision? 

Maybe the opposite will occur. With the A League about to become independent of the FFA the clubs may have more freedom to express their position/opinions and not be told to keep quiet or else. I don't know who, if anyone, we had before, and again 'maybe' this recruitment is just what is needed to take advantage of less restrictions on speaking up when we need to.

I hope I'm right!

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16 minutes ago, Edinburgh said:

Maybe the opposite will occur. With the A League about to become independent of the FFA the clubs may have more freedom to express their position/opinions and not be told to keep quiet or else. I don't know who, if anyone, we had before, and again 'maybe' this recruitment is just what is needed to take advantage of less restrictions on speaking up when we need to.

I hope I'm right!

I hope you're right too but it's highly doubtful. 

Gat is as old school and safe as they come. The club was already corporate and safe with all their interactions with media, I can't see it changing with Gat around. 

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2 minutes ago, matty said:

I hope you're right too but it's highly doubtful. 

Gat is as old school and safe as they come. The club was already corporate and safe with all their interactions with media, I can't see it changing with Gat around. 

Will he change from yellow and navy to red and black?

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1 minute ago, matty said:

I hope you're right too but it's highly doubtful. 

Gat is as old school and safe as they come. The club was already corporate and safe with all their interactions with media, I can't see it changing with Gat around. 

My thinking is that was heavily influenced by FFA restrictions/warnings. And that any loosening can best be taken advantage of with the contacts someone like Gatt has in the media.

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I don’t mind Gatty. The person who plays the media/FFA/outrage brigade PR game best is Simon Hill. Particularly with active support, he doesn’t feed the drama but rather supports it by encouraging avenues for fans to pursue change (eg. his favourite suggestion of lobbying for pyro rather than playing victim etc.)

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Last month Sky in Germany asked MB if they can expect to see him work in Germany again any time soon. He said:

"Right now I would give up too much. It's so much fun to work in Australia. I came to Sydney because this project fascinated me. The club is developing. We have completed a new training ground and a new stadium. We are now trying to set up a good team here, which has been missing a bit. If I'm to give it all up here, there really has to be an extraordinary offer. Just to be able to say again: 'I work in the 2nd Bundesliga or also in the Bundesliga', I would not do it for that. [...] We hope that we get a good team together. And then we attack."

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5 hours ago, FCB said:

Last month Sky in Germany asked MB if they can expect to see him work in Germany again any time soon. He said:

"Right now I would give up too much. It's so much fun to work in Australia. I came to Sydney because this project fascinated me. The club is developing. We have completed a new training ground and a new stadium. We are now trying to set up a good team here, which has been missing a bit. If I'm to give it all up here, there really has to be an extraordinary offer. Just to be able to say again: 'I work in the 2nd Bundesliga or also in the Bundesliga', I would not do it for that. [...] We hope that we get a good team together. And then we attack."

 I haven't always liked what MB has had to say, or thought  his words were particularly well chosen, but I do like those!

Thanks for helping to keep our spirits up FCB!  :good:

 

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