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  1. Thought it worthwhile to put up some info here that was discussed in tonight's members committee meeting with some of the suits as it may help give forumites a handle on where the club (thinks) it's heading, where it's been, and what they are saying to us or asking for. Before I continue, a few points...first off I have no minutes or other official documents, and others who were at the meeting may interpret what I saw and put down here differently. I will try not to speak for others, but if my observations are worth correction from other forumites who were there please go for it. Now
    36 points
  2. Pure class. I had really hoped he would work - it wasn't to be, but he has exited with dignity. Kudos.
    35 points
  3. It would be interesting to know how often, how many and who exactly from the club reads this forum. This forum is the undisputed home of the more informed and sensible WSW members and fans (RBB included) who raise, discuss and critique every (even our goal nets ffs) possible topic and issue relating to the Western Sydney Wanderers. If those in charge read this forum with regularity then there should not be a need for a physical fan forum as everything that could possibly be raised is perfectly set out in writing and clear for all to see on this website, particularly issues like this. It would
    35 points
  4. Babbel in the post-game about Majok, "he can do fantastic things, but also sometimes the touch is longer than I can shoot, but this is abe."
    34 points
  5. so i've had a quick read through on all the above posts. A few points - dialogue with club never ended. After 'tifo gate' there was less dialogue because the season was basically over, there were no more marquee matches so no marches/tifo's were taking place - it was business as usual - no meetings were proposed by the club with active support this entire off season, despite the appointment of a new fan engagement officer. Where in previous years we would always have an off season meeting to discuss memberships, away trips, potential tifo dates etc etc. No meeting has been held to da
    34 points
  6. awesome news. it seems the club has confirmed safe standing seats at new parra stadium!!!!
    34 points
  7. So many positives to take away from this win, and we are definitely a far different beast than we were at any time in our three seasons in the SOP wilderness. Babbel got the tactical structures & starting XI spot on with no real reason to second guess him. Considering the limitations he was under vis-a-vis injured players and those who are underdone it was about as good as it gets. As I said in the earlier thread, starting Mo & Meier was very astute, and everyone else did their job for the entire 90+ minutes. Perhaps the best aspect of tonight is we saw a squad on the pitch t
    32 points
  8. We knew Babbel was looking for a Jurman CB
    32 points
  9. I don't post much these days. Simply because I just haven't been inspired/ annoyed enough to. Maybe i'm getting old. Maybe I just don't give a rats anymore after so much negativity around our club, supporters and performances. Let's face it, we haven't had much to get excited about recently. Well, I hope that's all about to change. My reason for this post. A call to arms. I'm asking us all to leave all our negativity at the door, and bring our A game to the stands. We have an opportunity to 'start again' so to speak. Whether you're in the RBB, the periphery or in the stands, and fo
    32 points
  10. Taurus

    Duke Wins Derby

    I'm seated with a group of 12 FM's in the 8th/9th row of the upper tier, in line with the penalty box at the southern end. Whilst it's a superb viewing stadium the acoustics leave a lot to be desired. It was noticeable at the CCM game with a crowd of 'only' 17k & a less than full RBB, that the noise being created by the active fans didn't reverberate like it did at Wanderland 1.0. Tonight with a full house & a heaving RBB, we still heard very little of the noise being created by the RBB, other than the WDWSF call & responce, which we weren't even aware was happening
    31 points
  11. So so I Happy, So do I. But I don't want my name and face in a terrorism file. I don't want my wife to be manhandled and patted down with a metal detected "going off" for no apparent reason. I don't want to be stared down by power tripping thug security guards that try to stop you from celebrating Santa's hattrick. I don't want to have to show my membership card every time I enter the bay. I don't want to have to fear for my safety despite being surrounded by riot squad and security. RBB and like minded people have to been to a fkc tonne of terrible matches all over the countr
    31 points
  12. ONE OF THE BEST GAMES I HAVE EVER BEEN TO (Mind you I went to the Roar 5-4 semi) What an absolutely incredible game. Me and a few mates train to Kogarah and sit in the 3 row long RBB and belt it out for more than 90+ minutes. Extremely nervous before the game but something felt right and good about this game. Something just clicked. Unbelievable. We started really good first 5 minutes when Sydney woke up and started to do their thing. Few chances for Muller, Cox, Duke and Georgevski but unable to convert. Just before half time I said can't believe we hadn't conceded when Barbarouses
    30 points
  13. She’s clearly already a Wanderer’s member...
    30 points
  14. lloydy136

    Duke Wins Derby

    When you are used to privilege, equality feels like oppression.
    30 points
  15. ManfredSchaefer

    Duke Wins Derby

    What a game. What a derby to be at. Will speak of matters away from Wanderland 2.0 & off the pitch elsewhere. Bottom line is, for all their huffing & puffing, all their 'back & to the left' revisionist videos from that arseclown Slater, the smurfs couldn't get past our defence, couldn't get past Lopar, couldn't score a fooking goal. This might confuse the likes of Corica & all those taintsniffs in sky blue who should be contacting the deed poll office tomorrow to get Saxa added to their name, but the only bloody stat that counts in sokkah is goals. You get them and st
    30 points
  16. What a club , no coach , no active support , no sponsor and no stadium But the board stay 🤦‍♂️ JT🖕OUT
    30 points
  17. Here you go Wendy, I was down at Parra Park last weekend early one morning and did this for 20 mins or so-
    30 points
  18. My thoughts: - Gutted at the news, one of those managers that we will only know what we have lost when we see how the replacement can fill the gap. I knew it would happen in the next 12 months but now? - Popa abandoned us? Did we have the same attitude to players like Jamo or Bridge or NTS who left late in season 4, then due to the salary cap were never able to be properly replaced? - Press Conference: Was it me or did JT look pretty pissed? Interesting to hear that Popa still isn't sure whether he made the right decision but said his gut told him to go. Must be hard to leave th
    30 points
  19. This. You know what's happened this week. I've been strongly supporting my organisation becoming a corporate partner with the club. We currently have one with an NRL club (not my idea) but over summer, I thought it would be good to continue the corporate thing so I've been pushing the club. We've also been looking to spend really big dollars on one of the players as a possible brand ambassador. I fought to stop them going with a NRL player or cricketer. Then this **** happens on Wednesday and the first thing my boss says to me when he hears it is "well I don't think we'll be go
    30 points
  20. Hatty, your story is awful and there is no justification for anyone receiving that treatment - especially a child. As others have said there are a small group of people in every club's supporter base that are plain idiots or worse. I feel sad (angry) when anyone is exposed to vile treatment and abuse simply because they support a different club - this is only sport. So let me tell you my story - one about my son. I wasn't at the game. It is too hard to get to and the ground has difficulties with any decent crowd. My son is much older than yours. He is in his early 20's. He's a good
    29 points
  21. WSWgun

    Duke Wins Derby

    How's the grass taste, Bumjocarnt?
    29 points
  22. hughsey

    Duke Wins Derby

    Good teams win ugly when need be. **** off Sydney FC!!!!
    29 points
  23. Not sure if it’s been mentioned but from Goalkeeper to Baccus goal was 14 passes before the strike what a great team goal .
    29 points
  24. Seven goals - my goodness. Was that the highest score in a competitive match? The favourite player of the home crowd was Georgievski. He obliged, and made sure that he gave his admirers something to cheer about - they would have enjoyed his two goals. Yeboah is a machine. Schwegler is the most competent midfielder we've had so far. Majewski looks promising. The back three was rock solid. Add Ziegler, Grozos, Duke, maybe Jurman, and a quality CF and we'll be making some serious music. The days of fumbling football are over. We finally have professional football players rep
    29 points
  25. I paid $47.60 (including a $6.60 'handling fee') for an active ticket. I paid that much to attend each of our GF's, if that. That's almost $50 to attend a regular round match of a stale, 10 team league with declining crowds and tv figures, on a Sunday night, 1 hour + away from home, in a section of the crowd where I'll see farrrk all and be treated like a criminal from the minute I get off the train at central... Considering that only 4 days out, there's only 2 sections of the stadium that have been exhausted (one of those sections I think is like the active ends and just passwords r
    29 points
  26. Very shocked at this news, whereas totally unsurprised from the nuckles who are launching into Popa on social media. The timing is awful in terms of entering 17/18 season, yes...however we have had one of the most stable and steady pre-seasons in our (short) history (arguably alongside Season 2). The club is in the semis of the FFA Cup, we have a new marquee striker who is scoring goals and whilst sometimes we've struggled we've won all bar one of our pre-season matches. Assuming (and this is a big assumption I admit) that the squad we have doesn't have to adapt to any major tactical chan
    29 points
  27. Yes. We approached them in the off season and got the same answer Collector had first choice, but then withdrew wanting to do anything with RBB 1 week before the leeds game without any notice. Local police were very accommodating in our discussions and were on board with our suggestion with using the Crown Hotel on Church St. This choice also allows us to conduct Marches down Church Street once again in a smooth and entertaining manner, allowing those eating on Eat Street to join in the marches also. The people at the Crown have been fantastic so far, they are Wand
    28 points
  28. Been ages since I've posted here but last night's effort has got me off me arse so here goes. First off, the response from the players was exactly what was needed after the City match. No one likes losing, especially those of us who have been on board since before the first HAL game and know what it was like in our halcyon first season. However what really makes everyone fking rage is when players exhibit zero pride or commitment whilst repping us and the west. We saw that happen against Melchester and if the players did the same against Victory well it would've been a stab in the cruets.
    28 points
  29. No it wasnt the right call for a lot of reasons, here's a few. Firstly Beatth rules a DIRECT free kick (his arm clearly gives the foul signal) which means he has not given an offside decision but a foul. Second when he changes his mind at the end of the game and said it is offside, the offside rule uses the word proximity, Sotirio is never preventing Zullo from getting there for two reasons, firstly because Zullo goes down of his own accord quicker than a two bob hooker and secondly he was never going to get to boy crossing the ball, therefore cannot be offside due to being outside the proxi
    28 points
  30. The club throwing the supporter marshall under the bus for doing her job is pretty low. What a weak as piss bunch of soft cocks we have running our club. The only time they act tough is when they are berating their own fans. Get ****ed.
    28 points
  31. I had the priveledge of watching Popa do his thing at training over a long period of time and for me every coach we have will always be compared to him. He'll always be the original. He embodied the culture of the West. He achieved something that I don't believe will ever be replicated by any Australian club. He did it with minimal resources or funds and he did it by squeezing every ounce of effort from his players through honest, hard work. It's not ideal timing but as far as I'm concerned he's earnt the right to follow his dreams. He keeps his cards close to his chest but I can g
    28 points
  32. After tonight I have a new found hatred towards eurosnobs. I'm an Arsenal fan but I'd choose to support my local team if they were to ever play against each other every day of the week. Dickheads on my train gloating about Arsenals 3-1 win, like they somehow have some sort of affiliation with a club in another continent. **** off. I love Arsenal and WSW, but supporters who **** on their own countries league are a joke.
    28 points
  33. Firstly, there is no way we let JP go unless we knew CR was coming on board, so the club didn't do that. They lined up CR first, and then told JP he was excess to requirements. Give the club some credit. Despite what many might believe, they are NOT complete amateur's. 2ndly, CR came on board and then had what, 4 - 6 weeks to strengthen our squad? The fact he was able to bring in Dorrens, Ibini, Troisi, Margush and Ziggy in such a short time speaks volumes about his commitment and influence. He's not mucking around. He has already turfed some of the youth that he saw had no future with th
    27 points
  34. there is plenty of criticism that can be leveled at JT/Lederer & co but I don't think you can lay this season's failures at their feet. they coughed up big $ for a big name coach and multiple bundesliga players as well as a couple of fringe or former socceroos - what more could they realistically have done? the failure is squarely on babbel and the players - in terms of reputation and on paper ability this is one of the best squads we have had - probably on a par with the alberto/andreu adelaide GF team. Babbel has been an abject failure in molding these players into anything res
    27 points
  35. A young lad on the march got a bit excited and picked up a smokie and waved it above his head. A cop on the fringe of the march saw him and walked over. Rather than taking him away and punishing him, the cop just calmly suggested he put it back down on the ground and walked off. Credit where credit is due. Rather than just instantly assuming it was him, I thought that particular cop dealt with the situation very effectively. Bravo
    27 points
  36. Well that was utter ****. I’m not even going to start with the on field stuff. However I’d like to set the record straight about some of the off field stuff I saw. I sit about 10 metres to the right of the tunnel behind the away bench so I was pretty much in the middle of what happened. I clearly heard and saw everything that happened as the players walked off. Three or four RBB members came over and stood between several police officers and security guards at the tunnel. They were a little bit intimidating however the worst they yelled was “fire the **** up” and “show some **
    27 points
  37. The best thing about tonight. That flog Baumjohan still hasn’t won a derby since he defected.
    26 points
  38. Corrica: "We didn't lose the game. We were disadvantaged by the game lasting only 98 minutes, not 115. Bobos penalty kick wasn't to high, but the dimensions of the goal posts clearly are questionably. Also, it was an away game, and the long journey zapped our energy. But even though the score would suggest that we lost the game: we did not lose the game."
    26 points
  39. Margush, so far so good. Also I found myself yelling abuse at Speed and Harper more than the Smurf players......... I miss Simon Hill.
    26 points
  40. Was talking to my son who put up an "all the best" to Markus and his wife on her instagram - he got a lovely response saying that they were both very sad but understood that without the results there was not much to do other than sack him. She wished us and the club all the best and reinforced that they both think the supporters are amazing and hopes success is coming soon. Classy again.
    26 points
  41. Stokz

    Duke Wins Derby

    You could tell Pirmin has played in proper derbies before. Going in hard, giving them grief, trying to annoy them, proper mongrel but very smart about it, it was a proper derby performance and something we’ve lacked for years now.
    26 points
  42. Bet Roly is still doing laps of the changing room...and will be running back from Adelaide.....never stopped.
    26 points
  43. um sorry? where on earth did RBB announce anything about pyro before derby mate? because a pic was posted with an old derby photo that had pyro in it? no need to over analyse mate. I can categorically state that the 2 flares that went off were unknown to me (i can only speak for myself). Furthermore, if history shows anything ****in 2 flares is piss weak. U know **** was organised in the past when there was way more than that. Leadership group of the RBB (which does not include me these days but i still assist where possible) has done all they can since all the dramas of last season and t
    26 points
  44. For a while it was only a certain portion of active fans within active groups that felt suppressed by rules and regulations. Then it spread to all active supporters. All the while, the non-active fans never quite understood what it was that all the actives complained about. Some even suggesting that the actives should get over themselves. Nowadays it’s the whole stadium that are being suppressed by blanket rules and double standard treatment and everyone is being effected, even the golden ‘family friendly’ groups. It’s progressively spiralled out of control to the point that we are s
    26 points
  45. Had two Arsenal fans probably in their mid 50's rock up and stand in front of us in the RBB. They seemed quite relieved when everyone sat down at KO, only to **** themselves at the 5 minute mark when the party started. They couldn't see a thing and you could tell it was killing them. I didn't have a single piece of sympathy for them. To their credit though they were having a crack at the chants. You could tell so many of the Arsenal 'fans' were intrigued by us singing the whole game. We helped promote the aleague last night, you're welcome...
    26 points
  46. all babbel's coaching ability is stored in his hat
    25 points
  47. FMD, What a marathon effort this is. If he was contracted to the SMURFS...By now he would have had his Citizenship papers plus 2 Orders of Australia, 2 gold logies, a Miles Franklin and an Au Pair in a Pear tree.. just to name a few.
    25 points
  48. Funny that you can have a sign saying CVNT and you get arrested and thrown to the ground, but build a residential tower that might collapse and kill thousands and nothing happens.
    25 points
  49. Why stop at blaming popa. Ange is to blame. Ever since he selected risdon for the socceroos he has been shite. What about the airport in London? Those pricks keep letting herd back there when he is meant to be playing for us. Who was cejudo's u/12s coach - useless bastard didn't teach him how to pass properly. Oh and bridgey's knee surgeon. Since he had his knee done he is really slow. Man is that guy a dud. But let's make sure we don't assign any responsibility to the guy who picks the team, trains the players 5 days a week, organises the strategy and is meant to moti
    25 points
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