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  1. 24 points
    lloydy136

    Wanderers Bombed By Newcastle Jets

    We are western sydney - the backbone of football in this country for 70 years. This sort of meek capitulation is absolutely disgusting and unacceptable, yet it has become so commonplace under gumby and now babbel that we don't even get mad about it anymore. This is ******* disgraceful and everyone from lederer down should be held accountable and should be as embarrassed and ashamed as we feel as fans. The only functioning part of the club is the academy/youth setup - otherwise we are carting a decaying corpse of a football club into a shiny new stadium. Get ****ed.
  2. 22 points
    colhil

    Wanderers Bombed By Newcastle Jets

    Am home and dry with a strong drink and a keyboard.....I know this is a rant, but if you care deeply about something you cannot standby and watch it slowly die. I went early tonight to watch the Y League GF and watched a team that tried hard but unfortunately was outclassed on the night. Well done boys on a fine season, the first team could learn a lot from you. As for the the first team.... Newcastle had scored fewer goals than anyone this season so I was hopeful. All I witnessed was a 7th straight loss at home and the worst performance I have ever seen from the club I love. I cannot comment on the 2nd half as I was on the train home...but the first half was a disgrace. That is the first time I have ever left at half time, despite threatening to do so before. It was without doubt the most insipid, gutless and clueless performance I have seen in my 7 years as a Wanderers member. In my somewhat educated footballing opinion Roly and Bachus were the only ones having a go. Everybody else should hang their heads in shame. The atmosphere tonight was more funeral than football. God only knows how many ESFC, the Tards and the Glory will score against us As for the management.... The club is rotten from the the head down. Mr Lederer please walk away, and take all your mates with you. In 4 seasons under your watch we have gone from Asian Champions to the joke of the league. The track record under your ownership is pathetic. We have gotten progressively worse every year under your regime. Poor coaching appointments, even worse recruiting, allowing our best assts to leave or selling them and the shameful treatment of our most passionate fans is a reflection of your lack of understanding of football. You make Mike Ashley, Ellis Short and Ken Anderson look like gods. Large corporations in our situation restructure from the top down. Now is the time to start, with yourself at the head of the queue. I see the crowd posted was marginally over 7000 again. BULLS**T, lucky to have been 4000 and I reckon half of them were there for for the Y League game. Earlier in the week I posted that we as fans should NEVER GIVE UP. I still feel the same way. I feel much better now, and have talked the better half into attending next week against Mariners. She has concerns for my safety if I go on my own again.
  3. 18 points
    At 11pm last night, after sitting quietly on my own for an hour, the better half asks "if they make you so unhappy, why do you keep watching them??" I still don't have an answer to her question or to any of the many other questions in this topic..........but I will be there Friday night. Our team needs us more than ever. NEVER GIVE UP.
  4. 18 points
    Oh goody...now we get rival fans coming here feeling sorry for us....the night is complete.
  5. 18 points
    tardotz

    Another 4-3 Loss For Wanderers

    TBH not too disappointed....seeing the lineup before the game I expected a loss. After going down in the first 30 sec I was expecting a trashing. I started to hope in the second half but as soon as Buccus was sent off it was all over....knew there and then it's another loss. Season has been over for a few weeks now so if this helps blood the new kids than I guess we can get something from the remaining games.
  6. 15 points
    Wanderboy

    All Doom and Gloom? There's Hope.

    In all the years following the Wanderers since Season 1 Game 1, I don't think we've ever reached a lower ebb than we did last night. Certainly, I don't think I've ever seen a poorer performance, nor felt so disengaged from the club than I did last night. Sure, there has been some shocking nights, never any more shocking than some humiliating losses to those chunts from the east. Sure, we have had some poor seasons along the way. Any passionate fan of any club can accept the occasional season of mediocrity, possibly. Yet, we always seemed to bounce back when things got tough. We had an identity that we fought for and were proud of, and no matter how shite we were, the players and fans gave their all. We were WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS, and ******* proud of it. Somewhere along the line, this passion and identity has been slowly eroded to the point of a rotting carcass of a formerly proud club. There have been many contributing factors, none the least being lack of positive on field results, FFA mismanagement of active support, poor recruitment of marquees and playing squads in general, the shift to a soulless stadium precinct of oval venues and over zealous (beyond wanker level) security and...….the list could go on. 3 seasons of complete mediocrity from the club, and guess what? The fans have voted with their feet. Attendances have plummeted. Since we've left Pirtek, life as a Wanderers fan has been, if nothing else and want of a better word, tough. Almost everything has appeared to conspire against us Much of it our own doing...…..but not all. Going back to this thread title, I present the following links which I implore you all to watch as many of as possible. This is what we need to get back to. Watching these vid's, and others, is what gives me a lift in these down trodden times. Sometimes we laugh at the premise that a return to our traditional home will be the answer to our woes. Don't anyone down play how important our earlier success relied upon this aspect of our club's short history, and the impact it had on support, both home and away. Is it possible that we can ever get back to these heady heights? Enjoy this limited selection of videos. There's dozens more available. This is what I hope our club can return to. Videos 4 and 5 just show how huge we were. It's an embarrassment to see what we have now become.
  7. 15 points
    Erebus

    Babbel Out?

    Unless you have a coach lined up to take over NOW in the background who can start signing players for next season and beyond, sacking Babbel now will only cause the exact same crap we've seen at the club for the past 2 years. Club isn't sacking him. The only way he'll leave is if he leaves on his own accord. But you'd think with all his talk of #mentality that he'll want to stay and rectify this terrible season. Deadwood will be gone and he'll recruit well. So far, majority of his recruitment HAS been good. he just needs to buy a good defence.
  8. 15 points
    I just forced myself to watch the replay. Ive decided that for the rest of the season I’m going to skip watching the games. Instead I’m going to walk out to the front deck, slam my d1ck in the BBQ lid, then head down to pub. That way the pain will be over in a few seconds and just get to drinking.
  9. 15 points
    I am going for a 6 - 5 loss after being 5 -1 up at half time....
  10. 15 points
    BoyFromTheWest

    Another 4-3 Loss For Wanderers

    I was talked into coming to Melbourne for this game - a few days away... I was wondering why through yesterday whenI realised who would be on the pitch and especially after our last effort against City. We were very pleased with how the boys did. They put it in and really gave everything. Being at AAMI and close to the action (unlike SOP) you could see and hear the effort. Elrich constantly shouting to the defenders. Everyone worked their guts out and 5 of our players had less combined HAL experience than most of the individuals on City's team. We were shorter and smaller by a mile. It was a credit that we didn't concede off more set pieces because they were head and shoulders above our boys (except Tass and Majok). If that City team are genuine 4th place then our NYL team plus a few squaddies were better for most of the match in terms of effort and pushing then they were. Baccus is a worry. My problem with the 2nd yellow was that he was on a yellow. I wanted to see that earlier and harder. If he'd done the job right then the arrogant piece of work (Shenken...) would not hav ebeen on the park to score the last goal. Suman was way to slow off the mark to stop the firt goal - he seemed to watch de Laet and then react too late (it was a shocking pass). The boys really defended well for much of that last half but size, speed, experience and pressure lost the game. Take out de Laet and City would not have won. It was a really, really good effort by a team who are so weighed down by injuries and despite losing they were good. The future is bright - even if the present is grim. I would also have liked for our boys to niggle Baccus and get him to lash out. We really do need an experienced, big and commanding DM. That would ahve bene a big difference last night.
  11. 14 points
    Horrible stuff last night. I don't know if Babbel has it or not but we have him and he seems to be weekly confronted by the brutal reality that is the A League and the downward cycle of the club - for several years in reality. I do think we, as fans, got too much success far to early. It was an exhilarating ride with more than our fare share of luck. We were the underrated underdog that played a simple block and chase style that worked back then. We had some fast outlets, some solid defenders and 2 enforcers in DM. It was a simple set up (and no youth, interestingly). We surprised teams and frustrated them into submission. We played carefree and fearless, worked hard and all was good - too good. Popa wanted to progress the style but from season 3 when we lost our way after the ridiculous cycle of 300,000 km of road trips across the planet. He got rid of players seeking a new style, an evolving way forward but it never really worked. We did make a grand final but we struggled across the line into 2nd place instead of blasting our way through into first, which should have been straightforward. We lumbered and were not the team we had been. Popa's last season was awful and then he bailed after another huge turnover. Gumby was a 3rd choice desperate selection who ought to have been much better for his A league experience but really had not ever set the world on fire and reports suggest The National Team were not unpleased to let him go. It was a disastrous year and the recruiting took us further backward. Kamau, for example, isn't a first team player. He still runs with his head down and runs into aimless space where he is easily defended. SBW's post above actually reveals his lack of awareness of where his team is. The ball was hoisted forward quickly and long and that is partly why Newcastle were in better positions and we were catching up. Kamau slowed up and ran into the corner. Petratos would have run straight at goal with determination. I tried hard to think of who in last night's performance would even make the bench of the top 6 and couldn't think of anyone really. Merrick said it in his PC - Newcastle dominated the midfield. WSW had no midfield. Tokich and Baccus were not in the game. If we are to play the expansive attacking football that characterises teams in the better leagues (such as Bayern and other German teams) then it is the second ball we need to be prepared to defend. If we lose the ball high up, then the midfield HAS to stop the play and try to intercept. SFC do this very well. If they can't get a tackle they commit a professional foul - and get away with doing it all game. It gives them a chance to regroup. In tight defence Newcastle belted the ball up field or out and regrouped - we gave it back to them in mid-field. Baccus and Tokich don't have this capacity. Merrick knew that all he had to do was bypass the mids and belt the ball into space and we had no pace. I think he was surprised that we won't tackle either. A lot of this falls on Babbel, of course and he has to react. It probably won't mean much this season - it is gone and he has who he has. I am not sure that the racist comments about Lederer etc are helpful, nor the sentiment that the owners, JT, Babbel etc don't care and are only in it for business. You don't own an A League Club to make money and they have forked out substantial sums to fund the future. They are doing the right thing re: accepting young players from Western Sydney and doing it without charging fees. These things are good and will take time to filter through. They now have to put a strong focus back onto the men's and women's teams. We need a huge turnaround.
  12. 14 points
    lloydy136

    Wanderers Bombed By Newcastle Jets

    We could do it like a drinking game.... Vedran needlessly charges out of his area.....flare Majok loses possession with poor first touch......flare Hamill caught out if position......flare Tarek done for pace.....flare VAR ****s us over......20 flares
  13. 14 points
    Losing at home to CCM would be the final humiliation... I also think Babbel is clueless on how to turn this around. I don't expect us to become great all of a sudden but I expect him to be able to tighten us up and made harder to beat...but no improvement, if anything we are going further backwards and it is clear that some players are not playing for the club any more which is unacceptable..
  14. 14 points
    Davo

    Wanderers Bombed By Newcastle Jets

    I enjoyed the bit where the ball went into the stand, the RBB wouldn’t give it back, they started chanting “we’ve got the ball”, eventually had the ball taken away then chanted “we’ve lost the ball”. That bit and Duke’s goal were good, the rest was a hot dumpster fire.
  15. 14 points
    Wow, you can see the players. I think I remember what that was like
  16. 14 points
    Looked imposing for a game under lights...walking to the ground through Alfred Park and turning the corner and seeing the floodlights on still sends a shiver down my spine...12,000 under lights on a Saturday night was a different stadium from 12,000 for a 5pm Sunday afternoon kick off regardless of how well we were playing. Sounds ******* stupid I know..but one of the things I am looking forward to the most is the walk from Parra eat street to the ground with the throngs of WSW supporters again...flooding out of the town towards the stadium, just a nice vibe that has never been at SoP.... I am going to be like a kid at Christmas come the day of the first game at the new place
  17. 14 points
    Taurus

    Squad Development 2018/19 Part 2

    RUOK Fairy? Don't get your knickers in a twist. Our spend is still top 3 or 4 in the AL. Where we've directed those dollars is a whole other matter. The recruitment of local players for our 19/20 squad & beyond has begun. The traditional recycling of players mentality, will give way & promotion from within our academy will become our primary source of local talent. None of our 4 visa players who come off contract, have re-signed in this January window. Goodbye lads & it's been nice knowing you. As I have advocated for ages, we have some talented youff in the system. Those that have recently been upgraded to AL contracts (Kosta, Tass, Abe, Suman etc) have grown up playing for & loving this privately owned franchise. Give any of them a 5 year deal with pay increases factored in & they'd sign in a heartbeat. If they succeed & draw attention from clubs in other countries, that's great, it means we're doing something right & will be rewarded financially via transfer fees. In summary, with such a young & inexperienced squad our season hinged on the senior players, both local & visa leading the way. Sadly, they are incapable or just haven't, neither is acceptable in a pro sporting environment. Changes are afoot
  18. 13 points
    mack

    Babbel Out?

    The playing squad is a combination of those who don't care, and those who aren't good enough. When players aren't good enough you get the Mariners where at least people recognise they are trying, and they are fighting for the team. When you have both, those who don't care drag down those who do care and destroy the team cohesion. It's a cancerous mentality that drags down players who are trying, and as Babbel has said, sees them start doing their own thing. To paraphrase John Sitton, "Good players want to be good players all the time, don't you know how profound that is if you don't examine the ******* words? You won’t play how you like, because if you play how you like, I’ll ******* stick the youth team in... I’ll take abuse by doing it my way. And that is ******* conformity, not ******* non conformity." I'd gladly watch the team for the rest of the season be comprised of Suman, Greenwood, Risdon, Tass, Cordier, Tate, Ziegler, Fitzy, Kamau, Baccus, Tokich, Roly, Agamemenons, Grozos, O'Doherty, Duke, Sotirio, Yeboh and Majok. That's 18 players, out of the rest we'd probably only "need" to put Hamill in at some point because of Ziggy's injury woes. Nothing a new coach next year could do is anything different to what Babbel could. Sack 95% of the off contract players, offer out players who aren't performing but have contracts and bring in new talent. And it won't help the side bringing in a new coach.
  19. 13 points
    Smoggy

    Wanderers Bombed By Newcastle Jets

    Duke is fresh to the club, he will soon be ground down by the shite around him and catch the wanderers disease that is throughout this club..
  20. 13 points
    Run out song for tomorrow. To the same tune, just a change to a few of the verse's. WENT DOWN TO ANZ WHERE THE WANDERERS SEASON STALLS YOU CAN SEE IT CLEARLY, THE PLAYERS BEGIN TO FALL ARE WE EVER GONNA WIN A GAME AGAIN ARE WE EVER GONNA WIN A GAME AGAIN HAMILL, ELRICH AND LLORENTE MOVE LIKE STATUES IN A ROOM. THE OPPOSITION RUNS PAST THEM BECAUSE NONE OF THEM HAVE A CLUE ARE WE EVER GONNA WIN A GAME AGAIN ARE WE EVER GONNA WIN A GAME AGAIN WITHOUT MUCH HOPE WE SCORE AND HAVE A SHOW WAIT FOR THE VAR BUT IT'S A NO GO ARE WE EVER GONNA WIN A GAME AGAIN ARE WE EVER GONNA WIN A GAME AGAIN I'VE GOT TO STOP THESE TEARS THAT'S FALLING FROM MY EYES GO WALK IN THE RAIN SO NO ONE SEES ME CRY ARE WE EVER GONNA WIN A GAME AGAIN ARE WE EVER GONNA WIN A GAME AGAIN CAN'T STOP THE MEMORY THAT GOES CLIMBING THROUGH MY BRAIN I GET NO ANSWER SO THE QUESTION STILL REMAINS ARE WE EVER GONNA WIN A GAME AGAIN (REPEAT)
  21. 13 points
    Since hiring Gallop, National team coaches Osiek sacked after qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, Postecoglou in postecoglou reprimanded for openly supporting players in pay dispute. Postecoglou resigns after qualifying for World Cup, BVM signed temporarily signed with Arnold selected as the only candidate by Gallop. arnold whinging that he was not given enough resources to hold camps prior to Asian Cup matilda coach sacked, Stajcic in. matildas go on strike over pay and conditions stajcic now sacked. only youth national team to make a World Cup were the Joeys. Multiple youth team national coaches sacked over poor performance. the development of players has failed sticking to the Dutch fraud, Han Berger, curriculum. Even the Dutch KVNB have thrown it away and getting results. the one common denominator in all this is Gallop. He has to go and go now
  22. 13 points
    smp

    Another 4-3 Loss For Wanderers

    What’s the record for a team losing 4-3 in a season? We might as well collect the whole set as a record breaking club.
  23. 13 points
    Before the game I wouldn't have been so concerned about a narrow loss. But when they get ahead and looking promising it is so disappointing when they drop the ball at the end.
  24. 12 points
    Pizza & beers at the Royal Oak with Stringer and Ossified was great. We looked sharp, ready to put in a great shift, confident, aware of what was needed. Then we turned up at the game and after kick-off realised we were watching the same old WSW hacks.
  25. 12 points
    I have faith in MB, only 6 or so weeks ago the comment being thrown around was how are we going to score, for all the **** we've endured in January 2019, we've definitely looks more threatening going forward and have been scoring - without AB10 & Riera (not that Riera has delivered much this season). As its been explained & analysed daily - its our defence & GK that have let us down this month as well as a few refereeing failures. I'm confident all we need is to get that elusive win just to get the monkey off the back and lift the pressure off the players shoulders, just for them to experience walking into the sheds at FT to celebrations of a win from the crowd will help the "mentality" immensely. They already know this but they've got themselves in this situation, only they will get themselves out of the situation. This is the time now to really declare your allegiance & love for WSW imo, the players have addressed the Non Committing attitude from the City game on New Years Day and are definitely having a go, which is what we want. No better time to rock up and keep supporting the club we love, if you want to be there for the good times, you should be there for the **** times, especially when the players are having a go. That's Western Sydney right there
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