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  1. In previous seasons, there were always excuses a coach at WSW could fall back on such as a substandard recruitment budget by the club, inadequate training facilities, not playing at a proper football ground (SOP). When it comes to CR, no other coach in our short history has been given more tools and and had more favourable circumstances for a successful season. He got the players he asked for and still getting them up until recently (Ugarkovic), has superior training facilities and stadium not to mention the fact that circumstances caused by Covid meant that WSW has had a relatively less disru
    19 points
  2. “I am joining a club which doesn’t want to just make the top six, we want top four and top two. We want to win championships,” Robinson stated at his unveiling..................He followed this up every week with a string of platitudes glued together with cliches.
    19 points
  3. Well well. The "true reality" you are referring to sounds more like an opinion piece to me. Here is alternate reality for you: 1) WSW played by the FFA salary cap rules, others didn't. It all flows from there, that's why the quality Aussies ended up elsewhere. 2) We didn't dump all the good S4 players. Bridgey, NTS and Jamo were all poached at the same time. There was nothing the club could do about it, and there was no one available to adequately replace them. Andreu asked for marquee money, Alberto for too much money. Jumpei for Castelen is on Popa. 3) End then there are the p
    18 points
  4. Hmmmmmm. It really is hard to see where the club goes from here. Starting to think we are destined to be also-rans forever with the first few years of our existence and success an aberration. Effectively we have been mediocre under-achievers ever since the current owners got their sweet deal from FFA. They seem to be content with insipid, inconsistent performances from the team and a merry-go-round of ineffective foreign coaches and staff. They also seem to believe that we members will simply hand over our cash each year and endure the tepid, passion-less (with the odd exception) games d
    18 points
  5. The issues at this club run deep, very deep. It much more than players missing open goals or incompetent managers. The whole ethos regarding what WSW was meant to be has been lost, and cannot be remanurfactured copied or replicated, you can't fix it by throwing $$$$$ at it. We were all about the community 'uniting as one under one badge'. You had players at the back end of their career busting a gut and running through walls for us and I guess to prove a point to themselves and others. We were the battling passionate Westies and it filled a gaping void in my life. And then the
    17 points
  6. Is CR seriously turning on the players? Still blaming set piece defending? Nice deflection. It's your job to solve these problems. The depth we have on the bench is ridiculous but he insists on terrible tactics and formations without the correct personnel. Nice way to implode after 2 wins in 11 games or something ridiculous
    16 points
  7. He's wanted the move for a long time, best of luck to him if it eventuates. Know absolutely nothing about Hungarian football so no idea if it's a smart move.
    15 points
  8. Porter: I'm suing you for defamation so you need to prove that what you said was true. ABC: Ok here's all our evidence that we'd like to enter into the public record. Porter: I want all that evidence suppressed. Court: No. Porter: Ok case dropped. I won.
    14 points
  9. I think Baccus has done the right thing by himself in waiting to get senior team experience behind him before making the move OS. It will be less of a culture shock. He will know what it takes to be in a senior squad and has big game ( Derby ) experience. The Olyroos will be a good guide for him. He will get better as the class of players he will be with will be higher ( I assume ). You wonder at some of the younger players who will go.....ie Kuol.......if they've jumped the gun too early. I wish him good luck. Been great for us in squads that were not up to par. If he puts in he wil
    14 points
  10. I’m all for giving managers time if there’s some signs of progress or general improvement, despite results. I’ve always thought managers get shafted way too soon but that implies there is potential there. Robbo seems like a nice bloke but he is a **** manager. 23 games into the season he barely knows what his preferred starting line up is, he barely makes any tactical adjustment during a game other than fresh legs subs and then he trots out the same trivial BS after every loss. The only consistent aspect of his management is a back 3 that doesn’t work and is a total liability. Throug
    14 points
  11. It's not so much about "doing" but demonstrating that they give a toss. I don't ask the players to act like adversaries, but during the game at least they are opponents, and that needs to come across on the pitch. Put a microphone in front of players and staff before a derby and they will tell you that it is an important game blah blah blah. Thousands of WSW fans travel to the East of town, and are then dished out a performance that does not do the occasion any justice. And after the final whistle they stand there, chatting like a pre season friendly has just been played. I was on th
    14 points
  12. The lighthearted football show needs to be Santo, Sam and Ed. They've proven they can do it before and are already affiliated with Ten. It's a no brainer. I think Mack was right that guys like Cornthwaite are good at expert commentary. He's maybe not the biggest Australian football name, but he's got international and captaincy experience. I'm sure there are others like him who know the game well and can articulate with a bit of personality.
    13 points
  13. Ill miss the Parklea Messi, not only a great young player, but a very nice guy too
    13 points
  14. 13 points
  15. Not really, AFL doesn't have racism, or so I am told. Just hundreds of isolated incidents.
    12 points
  16. He’s done his time, good on him. Other kids in the aleague should be taking note.
    12 points
  17. 12 points
  18. I think the rot started when he substituted Tass for Ziegler in that game against the Jets and CR's excuse has been that Tass had an ankle injury and we don't see Tass for 6 weeks. CR should be sacked, the supporters have lost faith in him and can see the BS right through him. He talks up a big game yet fails to deliver. This team with this depth and talent should have been a top 3 yet we're sitting in 9th and it won't be long to WU over take us if they can get their act together. As for JT and Lederer, they both need to review their operations and running of the club. It's **** sham
    12 points
  19. The empty seats said as much as the performance on the pitch, the fans have finally had enough. The stadium will be dead and empty for the dead rubber this weekend. All we need now is an email to the fans from Paul ‘mark my words’ Lederer and it will be complete.
    12 points
  20. On Saturday there will be more people at pizza crust in church street than at bankwest.
    12 points
  21. Baumjohann: And since I'd achieved all of my goals in the A-League, there was no need to sign another contract.
    12 points
  22. I think there is an opportunity now to paint active support in a positive light. With every gathering of any type of crowd, there will always be a few that want to cause trouble. For too long NRL and AFL centric sports reporters have been ferociously toxic in their crticism of fan behaviour at football games, in vast contrast to the way they report crowd behaviour in their own sports. I hope that Ten and Paramount make a concious effort to reverse the stigma placed on football fans by unfriendly media. A TV series focussing on active support would be a good start, with each episode spent
    11 points
  23. No one can fault Robbo on how he speaks, it’s his greatest strength. He’s very clever in telling people what they want to hear while deflecting from his shortcomings. Combine the fact he seems like a nice bloke and he’s a master of the media. Problem is, all season long what he says and what he does are two completely different things. If he does survive for next season he needs to let his management do the talking cause I’m not interested in how well he can explain himself, I’m interested in winning.
    11 points
  24. jockman

    WSW 2021 Club Thread

    Another season over another season of high achievements 3rd best team in Sydney (3/3) 4th best team in NSW (4/5) 4th season in a row finish out of the top 6. Oh and lets not forget the fact that the supporter base continues to shrink including the RBB (total respect to those left standing despite all the crap) Other than a few of the young lads from the academy breaking into the first team I cannot see much else that the club could possibly claim as a positive this season. I Challenge the spin doctors at the Club to paint a rosy picture from this seasons sham
    11 points
  25. That was one of the best performances all season. We actually took control of the midfield and showed much more composure on the ball. CR got his formation and substitutions right fora change. Pity so many of the fans were missing. I reckon more than 50% of the crowd were under 10!
    11 points
  26. Carl wasted what was a good squad. He never found out what his best 11 was and persisted with players that were out of form... and (putting my tinfoil hat on) suspicions of favouring his own agency players. Why else would you continue with Ibini even though he didn't have a pre-season or through Urgakovic after 1 week of training. Funnily enough Baccus, Mcdonald and Cox showed more in the 10 position than Troisi he was just too inconsistent only came up for the derbies and when we dominate teams. No matter what anyone thinks this was a squad that should have been top 4 and through coachin
    11 points
  27. 11 points
  28. Time for Carl Robinson to go We stole him from Newcastle only to end up in the same position as the Jets (out of finals and into a FFA Cup playoff) Had a good time at the stadium but the poor form really stuffs up my socialising as so many fans won't come and watch (and rightly so)
    11 points
  29. well said, very well said! Where the **** is the pride when your season is on the line. Today (outside of when we scored and it was disallowed) it never looked like we are ever going to do anything. I know Dorrans is supposed to protect the back 3 but FFS would it kill you to play one pass forward, everything is sideways and back - he's got to have capacity to do more. It's basically 9 outfielders waiting for Kamau to do something and the opposition has caught well onto it. If Kamau isn't creating no-one else can. Just another frustrating to game! Well done Margush you were im
    11 points
  30. So that explains it...he's be planning for next season the whole time. It's just that he forgot that he had this season to finish first.
    10 points
  31. He's only 22 (soon to be 23) and is our longest serving current player. Says a lot about the stability of the roster. Sad to see him go, but really hoping he kicks on to bigger and better things. It would be nice if we are looking at him in a few years as the first big success story of our player development pathway.
    10 points
  32. Carns

    Western United

    10 points
  33. If I were in charge of setting up the broadcasting my goal would be make as clean a break as possible with the old Foxtel crew and have a more professional style of presentation. Leave Peacock (who I suspect might stay at Fox Sports as he does other roles), Archie, Slater, Harper & Speed out and look to a younger group that takes it more seriously and doesn't engage in that nonsense Fox Sports bogan banter nickname everything, invent controversy and ignorance of the laws garbage they've been putting out for a while but especially this season. Not to mention removing the horrendous pro
    10 points
  34. Glad he knows what needs to be done Sunday, wouldn’t want the season to be a waste
    10 points
  35. So after 24 games of a 26 game season he's figured out what needs to be done and think's he'll be able to start fixing it in time for the 25th and 26th games?
    10 points
  36. Watched the highlights back after getting home from the game. Since we nearly conceded from our own kickoff at the start of the second half the highlight of Sotirio's shot had the interview with Robbo playing in the background. He said "I can't head the ball for them. That's two easy goals we've given away". While he's right that the players have to take some responsibility individually, defending set pieces is something the team does as a unit. It's something that the coaching staff develops and the squad trains on. If we're conceding so many goals from corners that the commentators are
    10 points
  37. After yet another season of failure it’s time for radical action. Here is what I propose: 1) Sack CR 2) Appoint one of the forumites as coach on a one week contract 3) If the team wins, contract gets extended for another week 4) If team loses or draws another forumite takes over Think of the advantages. It will be cheap. We finally get to see if five at the back is the real problem. But mostly it couldn’t be worse - and will be a whole lot more entertaining - than the crap the club has served up for the last few seasons.
    10 points
  38. Season was over when we lost to Victory. Even if mathematically we still had a chance we did not deserve playing in the finals. CR needs to go, on paper we had the best squad and we didn't even make the finals. His team selections, formations and subs is what caused this. The worst part that he was not willing to change the losing formula.
    10 points
  39. Taking Kamau off for Ibini (despite him having a good game) was the nail in the coffin.
    10 points
  40. The second thing they should do is call Speed, Slater plus Harper and tell them their services will not be required.
    10 points
  41. First thing 10/Paramount should do is hire Simon Hill.
    10 points
  42. Yep. Consistently inconsistent ....and that is the thing that is "p"ing people off the most, me included.
    10 points
  43. ****. ! I have a sneaky suspicion that the club won't sack CR. They gave Babbel a second season even after finishing 8th.
    10 points
  44. I signed Angel Di Maria, Riyad Mahrez, Jermain Defoe, and Lionel Messi to second division Harrogate in my FIFA 21 career mode... If that's possible, surely an A-League stint isn't a bridge too far
    10 points
  45. Yea the issue is that he sent Counter Terrorist Squad to a youtuber's producer home. It wasn't even Jordan Shanks it was his producer. That is GROSS use of power and needs to be called out because all of a sudden we normalise these things to the point that you can't talk back to anyone. There are even question marks on the defamation as the Jordies hasn't been officially served since the defamation case was filed a month ago. Filing the case and serving are not the same thing. And technically the producer Kristo who was arrested hasn't done anything wrong either. The two incidents in
    9 points
  46. I completed your survey, and could only report never having witnessing or hearing of racism at A League matches I have attended. Since 2006, I've attended hundreds of A League games at venues in every state except Western Australia, and in NZ. I often celebrate watching what appears to be the genuine friendship/ comradeship of players from diverse backgrounds who play together, in teams from all around the country. And I enjoy being surrounded by people from diverse backgrounds at games. My observations (of zero examples of racism) made it hard to answer the final questio
    9 points
  47. Yes, us and a lot of other Olympic sports work on a 2/4 year cycle with Commonwealth Games and Olympics. Olympic years and the season immediately after are generally the big ones for us. But as soon as it dies down, the coverage and participation rates drop again. It's like clockwork. The AOC does a good job at promoting all sports and encouraging participation but there's only so much they can do while they have the airtime for those few weeks. There's a great portal they've developed this year that will link people through to their local Association in the sport they've selected from the men
    9 points
  48. Steven Taylor showed his experience at being a shithouse when it comes to set pieces. He was constantly blocking Margush so he couldn't come off his line. While referees need to be better at policing that (there is an obstruction rule in the laws of the game) it's also the responsibility of the rest of the squad to protect their keeper. Occasionally at park football we get some knob who wants to block our keeper or get in his face at corners. One of our centre backs will either force him out of the way or rake some studs down the back of their ankle before the ball comes in. One guy was p
    9 points
  49. Just remember, this season wasnt lost tonight. It was lost back when Carl racked up ******* 7 draws in the first 12 weeks. Most of those game were very winnable. It was also lost when he went 15 weeks rotating every mug and his mum through the starting line up. And it was lost when Added a midfielder and striker to a team that was bleeding goals like a bas/tard. Fu/ck off carl
    9 points
  50. "I need to get results, we haven't made Finals in the last three seasons which I know and we need that not to happen again." "I am joining a club which doesn't want to just make the Top Six, we want Top Four and Top Two. We want to win Championships and I like that pressure." That's from his first press conference. He's never said he would only "like to make the top 6" or that the target is next season.
    9 points
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