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3 hours ago, Paul01 said:

Yep.

When he says his close sources at the FFA say Heather Reid to become FFA CEO you know he is taking the p***.

We better hope he's taking the piss. That is not a pleasant thought. 

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1 hour ago, DamnedUnited said:

How inept is this rumour mill. Still can't get off page 69.

Bad news, we're on page 70 and still nothing.

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Where's da boss?

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Babbel's 'unbelievable' secret plan for new season

BABBEL'S 'UNBELIEVABLE' SECRET PLAN FOR NEW SEASON

By a Staff Writer Jul 13 2019 1:27AM

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Markus Babbel has an "unbelievable" plan for next season... but hasn't yet shared the finer details with at least two of his newly-signed stars.

Babbel was a key face missing from training at WSW's impressive new HQ and training ground next to Blacktown International Sportspark yesterday.

New stars Radi Majewski – still suffering jet lag after arriving in Australia just three days ago – and Dylan McGowan joined newly-signed visa players Daniel Lopar and Pirmin Schwegler in the workout ahead of next week's clash with Leeds United.

Patrick Ziegler was also at training but worked with Schwegler and conditioning coaches on the sidelines while assistant coach Jean-Paul de Marigny led the rest on ball work in Babbel's absence.

Majewski admitted he had yet to speak to his new boss about the plans for the new season but Babbel had sold him on Sydney and his vision for the club.

"So many times he repeated the word 'unbelievable'," said the attacking midfielder. "I didn't know what to expect. I still don't know what to expect. We will see in time.

"He said we will speak when I get here but he is not in, so we will speak when I see him."

McGowan admitted that Babbel had also sold him on the kind of club culture the Liverpool and Bundesliga veteran wants to create at the Wanderers - but had yet to hear the nitty-gritty of the style that will be implemented on the field next season.

"That's something we haven't gone into too much detail yet," said McGowan, 27, younger brother of Sydney FC's new signing Ryan, 29, who was unveiled across the city last week.

"But I'm sure with the experience he's got – not only as a manager, but as a player as well – he'll set us up just right, and with the players we've got this season, we should be competing.

"We've not made the finals in three years and for a club like this, that's not acceptable. This season we're looking to improve and improve drastically – and be competing at the top end of the table."

Jetlagged Majewski, 32, is also trying to adapt to the weather Down Under while away from his family after a career spent in Europe, including six years with Nottingham Forest.

"The winter here for me is not winter," said the livewire compact playmaker. "In Poland, winter is minus 30, but here, winter is like summer in Poland.

"This is something new for me. Sometime you have to take in risk in life. I didn't really think too much about it - what I will miss is my family because they are not going to be with me all the time.

"Sometimes you just want to see another continent. I've never played on another continent. So far I'm happy."

Wanderers first contacted the Pole in January about a possible move and followed up in March before finalising the deal in May after Majewski had a chat with former Sydney FC Polish star Adrian Mierzejewski.

"People will probably try to compare me with him and what he did at Sydney FC," he added.

"He told me many things about the league, some positive stuff and the football is pretty good and intensity is okay.

"But everyone has different opinions. I need to wait and see how it is for myself."

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6 minutes ago, Taurus said:

I hope he's personally escorting our new CF home.

Side note: Crouch retired. Thank god.

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6 minutes ago, ZachMercer said:

I hope he's personally escorting our new CF home.

Side note: Crouch retired. Thank god.

Or he went to England to talk to Frazier Campbell in person;)

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Posted (edited)

MB is/was in sick bed. Caught the flu or a bad cold. 

Contacted Majewski in January: didn't take long for ABJ to cook Babbel's goose. 

Edited by FCB

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8 hours ago, Taurus said:

 

Babbel's 'unbelievable' secret plan for new seasonBABBEL'S 'UNBELIEVABLE' Wanderers coach Markus Babbel has an "unbelievable" plan for next season... 

 We can only hope that the plan is "unbelievable" in a really good way :woah:    and not in a bad way :o:unknw:.

Lol

And I hope we won't  be joking about this...as we did with "mentalty" last season...and "it's a process" the season before that.

:) :)

 

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18 minutes ago, wendybr said:

 We can only hope that the plan is "unbelivable" in a really good way :woah:    and not in a bad way :o:unknw:. Lol

And I hope we won't  be joking about this...as we did with "menralty" last season...and "it's a process" the season before that.

:) :)

 

Wendy, you need to get that keyboard fixed asap!

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18 hours ago, MathyouWSW said:

Squad lineup versus Leeds United:

No mention of Nizic. What's happening to him? 

Hopefully being shipped off to another club

How he is on 100k per season is astounding

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1 minute ago, wendybr said:

:good: Lol...proof reading would help!

Twice in one day!

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My last misspell post was deliberate...made me laugh to change it !! :D:D

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Would suggest an A-League move is back on the cards? 

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4 hours ago, Taurus said:

The UNBELIEVABLE plan is, we're going to score more goals than our opponents

One believable part of the plan is: retiring the own-goal-machine and the big-goal-give-away Popa introduced by chopping first Covic and later signing Borda. Another believable part is that, for the first time since Andreu, we'll have someone who can actually run midfield and won't get pushed off the ball. And the final believable part is that we sign a CF who scores winning goals in big games. 

The unbelievable part is that some find these believable parts hard to believe. And who could blame the non believers after four **** seasons out of five? It's testament of just how bad things have been.

 

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2 hours ago, SteveB said:

Would suggest an A-League move is back on the cards? 

Which HAL clubs is Brattan's agent going to approach? And how many will tell him that Brattan is no longer welcome? 

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47 minutes ago, hawks2767 said:

Brattan can GAGF, his attitude and behaviour is a perfect fit for ESFC

 

Im aware I probably just jinxed us too.

Jinxed as in he might come to us?

:woah::woah::woah:

Hope so. :D

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7 minutes ago, FCB said:

Which HAL clubs is Brattan's agent going to approach? And how many will tell him that Brattan is no longer welcome? 

Yeah I feel Sydney wouldn't take him after he just rejected their club for an overseas move. Feel like it might be a bit of a Popa-Antonis situation.

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14 minutes ago, FCB said:

Which HAL clubs is Brattan's agent going to approach? And how many will tell him that Brattan is no longer welcome? 

True, definitely don’t think the two he was dealing with would come to the party. Only club that could probably afford him after that is MV, but would Kurz want him? Couldn’t see their fans being happy with it...

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Eh, there’s something about Brattan that I don’t like, but he’s a good player with a winning attitude who would at least be playing for our team if he were to sign. Yeah, he looks like he is constantly whinging, but that can be overlooked if he’s frustrating other teams on our behalf.

All that matters to me is that a player is committed when they sign a contract with the team. Whether it’s as a fallback or first choice, I really don’t care, so long as they perform on the pitch.

I also don’t buy this concern about an ESFC attitude, because for me that means a desire to win, even if it means annoying other teams and their fans. Our club could use a little of that attitude.

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27 minutes ago, FCB said:

Which HAL clubs is Brattan's agent going to approach? And how many will tell him that Brattan is no longer welcome? 

Great. He's now cheaper. Who gives a rat's about loyalty. Hasn't countless seasons shown us that loyalty to club or league can be calculated using the hand to wallet  measurement.

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Just listen to Con Boutsianis on the problems of strikers not finishing. 

He talked about biomechanics and training Carli Lloyd. He highlighted Sam Kerrs issues.

Can we get him to train our academy kids?

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8 hours ago, Paul01 said:

Just listen to Con Boutsianis on the problems of strikers not finishing. 

He talked about biomechanics and training Carli Lloyd. He highlighted Sam Kerrs issues.

Can we get him to train our academy kids?

Not sure he can train our academy but he can teach some of the youth in the west how to drive the getaway car in a robbery. 

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On 12/07/2019 at 9:17 PM, Paul01 said:

When he says his close sources at the FFA say Heather Reid to become FFA CEO you know he is taking the p***.

That is probably what people thought when someone said Donald Trump could become president of the United States.

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On 13/07/2019 at 4:18 PM, wendybr said:

Jinxed as in he might come to us?

:woah::woah::woah:

Hope so. :D

You really like Brattan don't you Wendy?  Is your admiration purely for his professional capabilities or is there something more? 

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On 13/07/2019 at 4:35 PM, Generator said:

Eh, there’s something about Brattan that I don’t like, but he’s a good player with a winning attitude who would at least be playing for our team if he were to sign.

Better inside the tent pi**ing out than on the outside pi**sing in ey!

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1 hour ago, LeeMarvin said:

You really like Brattan don't you Wendy?  Is your admiration purely for his professional capabilities or is there something more? 

Haha...I do really like him, altho I find it hard to say why exactly.

I first remember him in the brilliant Roar team that raised the bar for A League football. I loved that team.

He was young, courageous, gave 100% and was a bit of a hothead...a bit "Brattan by name, brat by nature". But he was noticeable....stood out as a talented young player, and as an individual.

Lol - maybe his standing out was also due to his ever-changing hair style :lol::lol: ( that's for Stringer).

Then, over more recent years, I saw him as being a peacemaker on the pitch. Other players would race in for a bit of a  fight in some flashpoint on the pitch,  as he used to do,  and he'd be the one separating them, and calming things down 

The change was noticeable to me.

Maybe the FoxSports guys gave him a lot of attention also...but we heard  he had a child...and saw images of him with the child etc so I got to know him a bit thanks to that.

He got injured in a game last year...a head injury which looked really serious, and they held up play for about 15 -20 minutes, immobilized him on the pitch, took him off in an ambulance, and I felt devasted to think he might have been badly hurt.

So...yeah...that's some of the reasons...

TLDR: He's a clever Aussie player who gives his all on the pitch, he's always stood out for a variety of reasons. and I feel I've sort of watched him grow up over many years.

:pardon:

 

 

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Go easy on old mate saying Tomi Juric is coming back. At the start of June I heard that MB was talking to him, not sure what transpired though. 

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