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Any local sightings of ABJ's wife?  I recall she was a topic of interested when we were still hoping to sign him.

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18 minutes ago, Taurus said:

Plenty of Aussie themed scenery in those images 

Sorry, Aussie what?

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Last night I saw that he congratulated the NYL on Twitter. Nice of him.

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On 21/12/2018 at 8:36 PM, Paul01 said:

Try this link. “Currently in Sydney Australia “

https://www.instagram.com/tatibaumjohann/?hl=en

MACHINE! Why was this not brought up sooner, id sign him up one more year just to see more of her haha congrats ABJ

 

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Some nice little tidbits. I’d say 2/3 dedicated to his time in Brazil. Comments regarding: aiming to play in Japan, Korea using Australia as a stepping stone; Top 2 AL clubs could compete top of BL2, rest lower BL2;  Lifestyle is a big plus, don’t have to worry about being mobbed by fans (anonymity); Ribéry no chance, not enough money in Australia; Will he stay in Aus, could stay but open to other opportunities; Not in Aus for retirement tour, lost two years to 2 ACLs, wants to play 5-6 years & wants new experiences (could go back to Germany but doesn’t want to)

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12 minutes ago, Prydzopolis said:

 

Translation: In the summer, former Bundesliga player Alexander #Baumjohann moved from Brazil to Australia. In the # Transfermarkt interview he talks about strange gaming conditions, empty stadiums, comparisons to Germany and a possible future in Asia:

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Gone To East Sydney.!!

https://www.sydneyfc.com/news/sydney-fc-sign-german-midfielder?fbclid=IwAR2tm0Uqf4GtKVKUtstEGb-CcfHrPT3DLOqIVzYAy8gwLtAZPTjABTeevYU

 

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“I’m very excited and very happy to sign for such a big club like Sydney FC,” Baumjohann said.

“I came to Australia last year not knowing a lot about Australian football. However, it didn’t take me long to see that Sydney FC is the biggest club in the country by far and in all aspects of the game.

“Sydney FC’s style of football fits well with my ability and I can see there are a lot of good quality players here as well.

Edited by MadKaw

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On 21/12/2018 at 8:36 PM, Paul01 said:

Try this link. “Currently in Sydney Australia “

https://www.instagram.com/tatibaumjohann/?hl=en

I was coming here to say that ABJ is more smurf than Wanderer anyway, and this just confirms it.

SFC reckon they are trying to get away from the bling, well they just bought a guy who gives nothing on the field and who has a wife whose ratio of online photos is about 95% her posing in Bondi or somewhere with hashtags talking about how sexy she is, and only 5% her kids, and even those ones she is teaching the kids to pose like vapid insta models. Definition of bling FC.

He'll probably go better for them. He and his wife seem like the type of couple that will feel more comfortable in the environment of the club they consider to be the glamourous one.

Side note, imagine the prima donnas those kids are going to be. Ugh.

 

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He calls all the clubs he signs for as the "biggest club"

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Lots of outrage on Twitter & bookface.

The truth is that he is a fantastic player that wasn’t the right fit for our team last season & we never physically saw the best of him. 

At the end of the day, Babbel thought that he (1) wasn’t worth what he wanted (2) could do better with another player (3) Wasnf the right fit

It’s now up to treejack to prove that he is the player we should have kept. He probably suits a team that is more dominant with possession & territory but up to him to prove that his body can be physically up to it (not just running all day either). How does he fit into their team with ninko playing 10?

Football is just a job for these guys, he was desperate to make it somewhere big in Asia but never showed enough with us to deserve that type of contract. He obviously liked it in Sydney & wanted to have another crack. Sort of reminds me a bit of pio, turning up to day 1 of Sydney FC’s training without a contract & willing to train for free cause he felt hard done by the Wanderers. Knowing our luck, he’ll turn out to be another redmayne.

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14 minutes ago, Prydzopolis said:

Lots of outrage on Twitter & bookface.

The truth is that he is a fantastic player that wasn’t the right fit for our team last season & we never physically saw the best of him. 

At the end of the day, Babbel thought that he (1) wasn’t worth what he wanted (2) could do better with another player (3) Wasnf the right fit

It’s now up to treejack to prove that he is the player we should have kept. He probably suits a team that is more dominant with possession & territory but up to him to prove that his body can be physically up to it (not just running all day either). How does he fit into their team with ninko playing 10?

Football is just a job for these guys, he was desperate to make it somewhere big in Asia but never showed enough with us to deserve that type of contract. He obviously liked it in Sydney & wanted to have another crack. Sort of reminds me a bit of pio, turning up to day 1 of Sydney FC’s training without a contract & willing to train for free cause he felt hard done by the Wanderers. Knowing our luck, he’ll turn out to be another redmayne.

yep....and the manager would be in the best place to see the players attitude week in week out. If the manager has a put in or piss off mantra then I'm all for it. We have gone past the point of accepting mediocrity and that imho is a good thing for the club as a whole.

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23 minutes ago, Prydzopolis said:

Lots of outrage on Twitter & bookface.

The truth is that he is a fantastic player that wasn’t the right fit for our team last season & we never physically saw the best of him. 

At the end of the day, Babbel thought that he (1) wasn’t worth what he wanted (2) could do better with another player (3) Wasnf the right fit

It’s now up to treejack to prove that he is the player we should have kept. He probably suits a team that is more dominant with possession & territory but up to him to prove that his body can be physically up to it (not just running all day either). How does he fit into their team with ninko playing 10?

Football is just a job for these guys, he was desperate to make it somewhere big in Asia but never showed enough with us to deserve that type of contract. He obviously liked it in Sydney & wanted to have another crack. Sort of reminds me a bit of pio, turning up to day 1 of Sydney FC’s training without a contract & willing to train for free cause he felt hard done by the Wanderers. Knowing our luck, he’ll turn out to be another redmayne.

Wait, Pio showed up to ESFC training?

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On the positive you would think that if anyone knew the weaknesses of ABJ then it would be Babbel, he dropped him for lack of effort a couple of times as well so over a season he might be an astute signing for ESFC but in a Derby I am hoping he could be a real liability.

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5 hours ago, btron3000 said:

I was coming here to say that ABJ is more smurf than Wanderer anyway, and this just confirms it.

SFC reckon they are trying to get away from the bling, well they just bought a guy who gives nothing on the field and who has a wife whose ratio of online photos is about 95% her posing in Bondi or somewhere with hashtags talking about how sexy she is, and only 5% her kids, and even those ones she is teaching the kids to pose like vapid insta models. Definition of bling FC.

He'll probably go better for them. He and his wife seem like the type of couple that will feel more comfortable in the environment of the club they consider to be the glamourous one.

Side note, imagine the prima donnas those kids are going to be. Ugh.

 

He's had attitude problems at previous clubs. FCB can elaborate

If they lose both O'neill & Brillante, he may be exposed to more defensive work than he countered on. 

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Was told that by my BIL too. Said talent wise he is better than Broich but his attitude was his undoing.

Let's see if Corica has the balls to drop him to the bench like MB.

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47 minutes ago, Erebus said:

Let's see if Corica has the balls to drop him to the bench like MB.

Depends on what dollars he is on at FC, on VdL money then no dramas dropping him to the bench.

3 hours ago, Unlimited said:

Wait, Pio showed up to ESFC training?

Yep

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1 hour ago, Taurus said:

He's had attitude problems at previous clubs. FCB can elaborate

If they lose both O'neill & Brillante, he may be exposed to more defensive work than he countered on. 

A less talented player who gives it all will always trump a Baumjohann. It's the story of his career as a football pro.

Had issues at his last BL club (Hertha). His coach (Dardai) said that Baumjohann "has his own will after 15 minutes in the game, he then deviates from the tactical line. If he was 22, I would explain that to him over and over again and correct with him. But he's 30, so I do not have the energy anymore."

He got the full treatment, trained by himself.

Broich was seen as incompatible with BL football, but it was a different story in the HAL. I was hoping that we'd see a repeat of that kind of resurrection with Baumjohann. But, unfortunately, that was not to be. Fortunately this is now someone else's problem.

 

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She will fit right in at Smurfland. Or has already.

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10 minutes ago, WHACKO said:

She will fit right in at Smurfland. Or has already.

Geeze, she's not even that hot compared to what I had imagined!

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2 hours ago, FCB said:

A less talented player who gives it all will always trump a Baumjohann. It's the story of his career as a football pro.

Had issues at his last BL club (Hertha). His coach (Dardai) said that Baumjohann "has his own will after 15 minutes in the game, he then deviates from the tactical line. If he was 22, I would explain that to him over and over again and correct with him. But he's 30, so I do not have the energy anymore."

He got the full treatment, trained by himself.

Broich was seen as incompatible with BL football, but it was a different story in the HAL. I was hoping that we'd see a repeat of that kind of resurrection with Baumjohann. But, unfortunately, that was not to be. Fortunately this is now someone else's problem.

 

Raddy will bring the mentality of a Polish Hound to our franchise. He has good mentality

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Hound

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4 minutes ago, LeeMarvin said:

Geeze, she's not even that hot compared to what I had imagined!

Yep, just your avg Brazilian model

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On 03/07/2019 at 4:36 PM, LeeMarvin said:

Geeze, she's not even that hot compared to what I had imagined!

Are you sure your not missing your glasses mate?? lol

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