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  1. 16 points
    Couldn't get past Galekovic, can't squeeze past Bouzanis, and might end up at Mariners. There is a message in this. I for my part am very happy with the GK we have signed.
  2. 16 points
    I think people need to realise, that yes it's a football team, but it is also a commercial entity. There are vested interests and various stakeholders that they need to consider. Many people don't see the other side of the business and don't understand the lines that sometimes have to be toed. You will fail to exist very quickly if you ignore this side to your club. This is what I do for living. I would love to tell some idiots in my community and fan-base to **** off. Some contentious issues like rules and regulations, scheduling and selections are handled in a specific way due to the direction of our board or CEO. These directions are usually based off commercial factors, risk mitigation and internal factors. For instance, my organisation take one of our tournaments to a specific area in NSW. We've done so for the past two years because of a very lucrative agreement with the council. When we announced we were taking it there again this year, there was a huge backlash from our community who want it taken somewhere else. This venue agreement benefits our community significantly, who have to pay less fees overall to play in the tournament. So even though we were accused of not listening to our members, we actually have them at the fore-front of mind. But unfortunately, you just can't put out a communication saying we're taking it here because we get paid a lot and it means your fees are cheaper. Either way we lose. We take it somewhere else, costs go up and people complain. We take it to the other venue and people complain they don't like it. Sponsors also play a big role too. It's quite easy to say "screw the sponsors" but their money allows the club to run events, clinics, build facilities, employ more staff and do a lot of things that aren't possible without financial support. So if a sponsor is worried about their association with your organisation or has a specific focus, you need to take that into account with your communications. I agree that they could look at their strategy and consider some changes, but they will never go full '**** everyone' like some people want. The injury update is a good start at being more transparent, but I appreciate that sometimes there is only so much transparency you can provide.
  3. 12 points
    Lederer owns less than a 1/3 of the club, not sure why he cops so much abuse, unless we have peeps on this forum who are antisemites
  4. 12 points
    Davo

    2019/2020 Season draw and fixtures.

    By the power vested in me by the almighty Masterfoods, you may now fire the cannon. Brass band plays the bridal waltz in the background.
  5. 12 points
    Problem is, there’s this unwritten rule within football culture that you aren’t a genuine fan unless you just abuse and hate all ‘suits’. In some circumstances it is justified but there’s a lot of people who just blindly follow that mindset like sheep and have no rational thought system. I agree that the family friendly, PC dialect is trivial and cringeworthy but at the same time - there’s people who follow WSW who wouldn’t be satisfied until Lederer stood on top of BankWest stadium showering the masses in blank cheque’s while JT ripped a flare beside him singing ACAB...
  6. 11 points
    hughsey

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    Calling Lederer a tight arse because the club haven’t signed players that were simply suggested as options on an Internet forum. We’re reaching new heights 😂
  7. 11 points
    Why do we always manage to make Hoffman look like Neymar
  8. 10 points
    This season we will be top 4, without a shadow of a doubt. If we jag a marquee #9 that can find the target & potentially one more quality local signing, we should be aiming for the summit. If stability returns, we could win multiple titles in the next decade
  9. 9 points
    "He Coming Home, He's Coming, Tomi's Coming Home!" https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/wanderers-return-looming-for-socceroos-striker-20190731-p52clu.html
  10. 9 points
    He never applied himself. If he put half the effort that Shannon cole did he’d have been a star but he couldn’t be bothered. Wasted his talent not just with us
  11. 9 points
    Few years at Olympic Park & Spotless, how bad can it be?
  12. 9 points
    mack

    2019/2020 Season draw and fixtures.

    She's going to do every girl's dream, be walked down the sauce bottle aisle by pirate pete.
  13. 8 points
    Upthehill

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    It’s academic now. We have a very solid 1 year stop gap fixing our biggest issue from last year - dumb goals. If it turns out he’s worth the spot, we can extend. And I think we look at this issue slightly the wrong way. We shouldn’t see it as a wasted spot. We should be bringing foreigners in to turn our shitty aspects into strengths. We scored plenty and now we have a full season with duke and Yeboah in the wings as well as a proper midfield. At the same time we leaked goals like mad, why on earth would we not use a valuable visa spot in goals.
  14. 8 points
    All of a sudden Jetstar's Avalon Airport actually means something.
  15. 8 points
    hughsey

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    There’s a lot of research and evidence that shows Australia is possibly too trigger happy with ACL repair surgery. Where we refer up to 95% of ruptures, some parts of Europe and the rest of the world only refer 50% of cases. There’s a few case studies of EPL players playing long and successful careers without an intact ACL, one of whom didn’t have one in either knee! There’s a bit of useless info for you on this Friday arvo haha
  16. 7 points
    Erimus

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    Ahhh the good old youtube compilation, looks like ******* George Best the way he takes around kèepers lol I bet there is a youtube for the likes of Pio, Saba and even Adeleke that makes them look **** hot as well....ok maybe not Adeleke...
  17. 7 points
    Burztur

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    Agree. Mack should build a paywall and let the journos pay for it.
  18. 7 points
    mack

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    He is by far the most high profile. The other owners don't do media, their names aren't on the yearly "last year sucked but this year we're going to invest" letters or the end of season "even though we've done worse every year for 3 years, did you know we have a youth academy?" releases.
  19. 7 points
    When I went back to UK what was noticeable was how relatively few kids at the games. premier league is so expensive that family’s can’t afford it, while the lower league clubs struggle to attract kids to the game when the can watch premier league on tv I love that there are so many families at Wanderers games your spot on the main problem is the league has been ran by people who don’t actually understand football thats not just “actives” even the family experience for football is different too club has a hard job defending football in an environment where you have an at best indifferent media (at worst hostile)
  20. 7 points
    Just my opinion but I'm of the view the SCG Trust and ESFC didn't want us to have a better facility than them. They made up spurious and dodgy reasons saying the stadium was usafe which was bullshit. They got their media mates...a la A Jones to push the case. The average crowd figures for the SFS do not warrant a bigger stadium then WSS,
  21. 7 points
    honestly this whole season's draw is gonna be ****ed and unfair and uneven, and it ******* pissses me off no end that the macarthur team wasn't brought in this season to have a balanced draw.
  22. 6 points
    Erimus

    Off Topic Thread 4

    I bet Marron is having some fun today LOVE this one of Canberra and this
  23. 6 points
    Taurus

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    Both good lads, Mo appears the more gifted
  24. 6 points
    Harv

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    Considering we are still in pre-season mode against a team only weeks away from full competition, I thought we did well. Having said that, I hope, for Elrich's sake, his role this season is as a back-up and not, as happened last season, where he ended up playing more minutes than any other team member, with most of that time as CB - and copping a lot of criticism for his efforts.
  25. 6 points
    Edinburgh

    Jokes

    An Aussie phones an ambulance because his mate's just been hit by a car..... "Get an ambulance here quick, he's bleeding from his nose and ears and I think his legs are broken" "What is your location?" "On Eucalyptus Street" "Okay, how do you spell that?" There is silence then the Operator can hear heavy breathing. "Are you there sir?" More heavy breathing. "Sir, can you hear me?" More heavy breathing and the same request. The concerned Operator tries yet again "Sir, please answer me! Can you still hear me?" "Yeah, sorry about that ... I couldn't spell Eucalyptus, so now we're in Oak Street."
  26. 6 points
    I try not to post anything that isn't factually correct, as far as I can ascertain. It's surprising the friends & contacts you make in a football club environment. The contact I mentioned is actually a close personal friend of Tomi's misses & she checked for me last night, before I posted anything that would appear as if I just don't like the vertically challenged rodent that put his name to the article. Rest assured if Tomi was coming home, I'd have known about it by now
  27. 6 points
    Edinburgh

    Jokes

    I was walking home last night and decided to take a short cut through the cemetery. Three girls walked up to me and explained they were scared to wal past the cemetery at night. So, I agreed to let them walk with me. I told them "I understand, I used to get freaked out too, when I was alive." Never seen anyone run so fast ......
  28. 6 points
    btron3000

    AFL Thread 2

    I never come into this thread, but this headline sucked me in and so now I'm posting the article. Check out this garbage (I'll paste so these twits don't get clicks - highlights are mine): https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/sydney-afl-derby-could-see-record-low-crowd-despite-giant-growth-20190801-p52d10.html LOL where to begin? First, one of the first things our lecturer taught us when I studied journalism was that whatever you want the angle of the story to be, you should write that up front. People are less likely to believe the arguments made later, and many don't read the entire story and so don't even read the counterargument to the opening salvo (if the journo even bothers to write one!). The first sentence here is "their memberships are at an all time high but..." Imagine they were a football club. Absolutely no doubt that it'd start off with "The struggle of the GWS Giants to gain a foothold in the Western Sydney market continues as ..." or the slightly less negative "despite increasing memberships" or something like that. And the fact that the quotes from Con Stavros are buried down the bottom, and then not expanded on by stating how GWS comes to their figures, just shows what bias these articles have. It's unbelievable really. Here we have a club who spend more on memberships than they make on BOTH memberships and merchandise, and yet they trumpet their memberships and the article supports that by starting off with a comment about how memberships are at all time high! This is probably meant to be an article that is critical of the AFL, which just goes to show you how much these dudes are on the gravy train and part of the machine. 30,000 memberships... what a farce this club is. And how embarassing for the CEO to have to blame the poor crowd on the fact that the opponent is not doing well and the opposition's star player is out! LOL
  29. 6 points
    FCB

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    That is a very good question that probably will be asked until we win a title. In the meantime: JT said at the members forum that both coaching group and players were told that the board's expectation of them is "to win" (without explaining what that means). At the gold plated dinner last week he said that coach and team want to make "a statement". I have to remind myself that it's August 1st, not October 1st. Chances are that we are competing for the same players with smurfs, vic, reds. Going by what city and reds have signed so far, it seems very difficult attracting quality imports to Australia. So far we've signed four good ones.
  30. 6 points
    Ossified

    Cricket thread

    No, Boris Johnson is.
  31. 6 points
    i wouldn't advertise that either
  32. 6 points
    Erimus

    Off Topic Thread 4

    Observation on my life. When we left Parra it coincided with my life going on a major slide. As soon as the final whistle went against Brissy in that amazing game everything seemed to go wrong, culminating in some dark days and very hard times (as a few people here know. Support and advice they gave amazing). First game back at Parra and my life seems to be getting better again (touch wood that continues). A coincidence, i think not lol SoP was cursed for me in many ways it feels.
  33. 6 points
    Is our stadium the only one of their infrastructure projects that has gone to plan? Westconnex has people complaining their houses are being cracked because the tunnel is too close to the surface. The light rail has had so many farcical situations, from the government not telling the company doing it about all the water and electricity infrastructure in the way, to the businesses suing them because it has taken so long and has been affecting foot traffic AND leaving **** all over their businesses. Now this. Even our stadium they approved without working out what to do about the pool and now they are fighting with Parra council about it.
  34. 5 points
    marron

    Off Topic Thread 4

    I look like a cross between Peter Beardsley and Jaap Stam.
  35. 5 points
    Taurus

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    The ladder never lies or does it? Do yourselves a favour a spend 5 minutes reading this cracking indepth article https://engineering.footballradar.com/does-the-league-table-lie/
  36. 5 points
    Erimus

    What Floats Your Boat 4

    He is probably at the 'now wishing he was single again, this isn't all it lived up to be' stage.
  37. 5 points
    Davo

    Cricket thread

    Tweet from March last year when Smith got banned.
  38. 5 points
    quality post bud......
  39. 5 points
    Ossified

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    Underwhelmed ....Since making his debut for Australia, Juric has made 41 international appearances and has scored eight goals. We can and should be looking for better.
  40. 5 points
    That’s gonna **** us over on pitch quality...
  41. 5 points
    FCB

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    The owners pumped 20 million bucks of their own money into the new training facility. Tight looks different. We have to sign at least four additional players (or promote scholarship players to senior contracts) as we currently don't have the minimum size HAL squad on contract.
  42. 5 points
    mack

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    Getting arrested for cocaine possession?
  43. 5 points
    Pup55

    2019/2020 Season draw and fixtures.

    Just chucked out the 2018/2019 season fixture magnet which was still on the fridge. Spare a thought for the membership team who can't get the membership packs out in time normally......don't expect it until round 10 with this long delay in the draw being released 😢
  44. 5 points
    Scored against Blacktown City and a brace against Gold Coast too. Should be exciting!
  45. 5 points
    StringerBellend

    The Refereeing Thread

    It have made no difference with Brosque, under current rules he should get a yellow and he never did
  46. 5 points
    Game will be played during business hours https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6298353/champness-set-to-jet-in-with-new-rap-single/ Extract - The pair are expected to be deployed in similar roles in a friendly against Western Sydney Wanderers behind closed doors at Parklea on Wednesday. The hit out will be used as a dress rehearsal for the Jets' FA Cup round of 32 clash with Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park on August 7. Lewis Italiano is likely to be in goals on Wednesday after returning on Sunday from a playing stint for Balcatta FC in his home town Perth. While in Perth, Italiano's wife, Tiffani, gave birth to their first child. Regular shot-stopper Glen Moss is being hindered by bruising on his foot. He sat out the Edgeworth game but is expected to be fit for the FFA Cup. Import Abdiel Arroyo will have a final series of tests, an echocardiogram on his heart, on Tuesday. The Panamanian striker won't feature against Wanderers but, baring a setback, will be in the squad to travel to Melbourne. The Jets are yet to replace Ivan Vujica, who was released to join new Melbourne club Western United. Coach Ernie Merrick's preference is for an attacking player. The Jets inquired about Andy Keogh, who has reportedly been frozen out at Perth Glory despite the striker having signed a one-year extension, but the Irishman appears likely to stay in the west. The 33-year-old former international knocked back an approach from Adelaide United in the off-season and according to sources is reluctant to move from Perth, where a number of his family have migrated. Perth are understood to be happy for Keogh to depart but do not intend to pay him out or do any deals with other clubs that involve the Glory cover some of his wage. The Jets budget has been cut and they have limited money available in the $3.1 million salary cap to spend.
  47. 5 points
    Neither do the other tenants.
  48. 5 points
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/allianz-stadium-cost-blowout-quite-a-spectacle/news-story/2a4119812ff3109efae3712da8355c6c
  49. 5 points
    Wanderboy

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 1

    And then get arrested at McDonalds later in the evening.
  50. 5 points
    Technically they’re playing every game ‘away’ for the next 3 years and probably more. Possibly indefinitely 😂
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