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Wanderers To Face Perth In FFA Cup Opener

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The Western Sydney Wanderers to kick off Season 2019/20 in Western Australia up against Perth Glory in the FFA Cup.

The 2019/20 season will begin in earnest in Western Australia in the FFA Cup. Markus Babbel will want his rebuilt team to perform far better than the club did last year, despite a semi-final finish after losing to Sydney FC 3-0 the Wanderers were far from impressive in their wins against Darwin Hellenic, Bonnyrigg White Eagles and Melbourne City.

The other A-League vs A-League fixtures: are Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar, Perth Glory vs Wanderers and Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets.

The State League fixtures: Canberra Tigers FC vs Hume City, South Hobart vs Marconi Fairfield, Adelaide Olympic vs Floreat Athena, Magpies Crusaders vs Coomera Colts, Olympic FC vs Bayswater City, St George vs Sydney United, Darwin Olympic vs Edgeworth Eagles, FC Bulleen Lions vs Moreland Zebras and Mt Druit Town Rangers vs Manly United.

The NPL vs A-League fixtures are: Maitland FC vs Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne Knights vs Adelaide United, Campbelltown City SA vs Melbourne City and Brisbane Strikers vs Wellington Phoenix.

The Wanderers preparation will include their Western Sydney Stadium grand opening against Leeds United on the 20th of July and one game against the Gold Coast Knights on the 24th of July as part of the pre-season camp. The FFA Cup matches will take place over the course of 3 weeks of mid-week fixtures starting from the 23rd of July. Presumably the Wanderers will ask for a later fixture to avoid having to cancel the pre-season camp in Queensland.


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Assuming the FFA don't screw us around by making us play the day we're meant to be in Brisbane for a pre-season camp & friendly, we'll be playing our game against Leeds, flying to Brisbane for a pre-season camp, flying back to Sydney and then a few days later (potentially, there are 3 weeks of games), flying all the way to Perth and back.

8000 km in the space of a week.

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Great opportunity to produce a few !!!

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11 hours ago, mack said:

Assuming the FFA don't screw us around by making us play the day we're meant to be in Brisbane for a pre-season camp & friendly, we'll be playing our game against Leeds, flying to Brisbane for a pre-season camp, flying back to Sydney and then a few days later (potentially, there are 3 weeks of games), flying all the way to Perth and back.

8000 km in the space of a week.

But think about all those frequent flyer points! 

It’s probably better to find a WA club an push out the GC match...

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Good opportunity to make a statement of intent.  Maximum effort from the get go!

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11 hours ago, mack said:

Assuming the FFA don't screw us around by making us play the day we're meant to be in Brisbane for a pre-season camp & friendly, we'll be playing our game against Leeds, flying to Brisbane for a pre-season camp, flying back to Sydney and then a few days later (potentially, there are 3 weeks of games), flying all the way to Perth and back.

8000 km in the space of a week.

It’s like the glory days of the ACL all over again!!!

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Well our last three seasons we finished 6th, 7th and 8th. Makes sense that we'd recreate our post ACL glory days with a 9th.

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Well we got decent results against Perth with a 3/10 team last season. Looks like we've lifted to a 7.5/10 so... 0-3 win

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On 27/06/2019 at 12:12 PM, Erebus said:

So sick of this rigged draw. One pot ffs.

One pot and any member federation vs A League fixture is played at the member federation home ground.

Easy 👍

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27 minutes ago, Pup55 said:

One pot and any member federation vs A League fixture is played at the member federation home ground.

Easy 👍

Or do what they used to do in the FA Cup. If a tiny club gets the home game against a huge club they could negotiate to give up the home advantage in return for a bigger slice of ticket and program sales.

You'd get fourth tier clubs drawing a Manchester United or Liverpool and celebrating because the payday could get them promoted.

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Perth beat WA NPL side Bayswater last night 3-0 with both Popovic boys in the team.

Saw something about Riley Week and being on the bench. He signed with Fulham so may be back on loan 

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Does anyone knew if we have any friendlies lined up against local NPL teams?

I personally wouldn't mind a match against Blacktown City at Lily Homes among others such as Sydney United and Marconi.

Playing Mountie Wanderers seems appropriate as well.

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The club has been reluctant to play open door friendlies against local Western Sydney teams in recent years.

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17 minutes ago, mack said:

The club has been reluctant to play open door friendlies against local Western Sydney teams in recent years.

Is there any reason for that?

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So who can they play?   Seems to defeat the point if they can't help the clubs that are the breeding grounds for future Wanderers.

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They've played APIA, they can play games without advertising them, teams in Gosford or Wollongong or Newcastle.

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4 minutes ago, mack said:

They've played APIA, they can play games without advertising them, teams in Gosford or Wollongong or Newcastle.

Plus Gallop telling them not to advertise.

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At the Members Committee meeting we were told that there will be a mix of closed door and open door friendlies. Scheduling was waiting on the FFA Cup draw. As that has happened,  I dare say that we'll hear about the open door matches a week or two before they are played. And as mack said they are likely to be outside of Sydney.

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11 hours ago, Edinburgh said:

At the Members Committee meeting we were told that there will be a mix of closed door and open door friendlies. Scheduling was waiting on the FFA Cup draw. As that has happened,  I dare say that we'll hear about the open door matches a week or two before they are played. And as mack said they are likely to be outside of Sydney.

So with NSW NPL1 on a bye weekend,  is there a closed door game on?

CCM playing Manly United in about 30 minutes.

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12 hours ago, Edinburgh said:

At the Members Committee meeting we were told that there will be a mix of closed door and open door friendlies. Scheduling was waiting on the FFA Cup draw. As that has happened,  I dare say that we'll hear about the open door matches a week or two before they are played. And as mack said they are likely to be outside of Sydney.

Is this a satisfactory situation though or a cop out?    The Wanderers managed to play Blacktown City a season or two in the FFA Cup back without incident.

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1 hour ago, Paul01 said:

So with NSW NPL1 on a bye weekend,  is there a closed door game on?

CCM playing Manly United in about 30 minutes.

Wouldn't be surprised. 

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1 minute ago, papersun said:

Is this a satisfactory situation though or a cop out?    The Wanderers managed to play Blacktown City a season or two in the FFA Cup back without incident.

As much as I would prefer otherwise,  the club has suffered enough unwanted incidents at low key matches for me to understand their approach. 

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8 minutes ago, papersun said:

Is this a satisfactory situation though or a cop out?    The Wanderers managed to play Blacktown City a season or two in the FFA Cup back without incident.

If I recall we ( the club ) had issues with fan behavior ( tifogate/flares etc ) and were under threat of fines or sanctions from the FFA. I'm presuming the club took the better safe than sorry attitude for pre-season games.....glad to corrected if this is wrong.

Edited by sonar

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15 minutes ago, Edinburgh said:

As much as I would prefer otherwise,  the club has suffered enough unwanted incidents at low key matches for me to understand their approach. 

Thanks for the reply.  So the sensible fans suffer because of the past actions of a few morons who I thought had largely been eradicated anyway.

I wonder if there will be a time when the situation becomes normal again.

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