Jump to content

Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 27/08/20 in all areas

  1. 9 points
    Davo

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    Beath selected over Faghani to referee the Grand Final. One has refereed France vs Argentina in a World Cup knockout game, an Olympic gold medal match and an Asian Cup final, while the other is a part time accountant and David Squires meme but hey, whatever makes the smurfs happy.
  2. 8 points
    Erebus

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    I really don't care about the GF being at BW. These are extraordinary circumstances and its obviously worked for the hub and the finals all to be at BW from a costs perspective. The entire season has a * to it. Its not even the "rbb" end as its all seated. I've already seen suggestions from some SFC fans for them to always use BW until their stadium is never built lol.
  3. 7 points
    JackDoff

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    Um, think we’re going to have to get over other teams being in “our” ground . We already share with the Eels and other RL teams , Inter/Milan , Lazio/Roma , Hellas Verona/Chievo etc etc all share a ground . Football in general in Aus has gone backwards the last 3-4 seasons , it’s pretty crap to watch most of the time . I’m starting to whinge , might have to go to the “Grinds” thread....
  4. 6 points
    StringerBellend

    Perth Glory

    I applaud the players who came back to finish the season, but I don’t blame any of those that didn’t where their employers stopped paying them It’s not up to the players to carry a financially failing league model in a crisis Especially given the “clubs” aren’t clubs they are franchise businesses owned by billionaires and millionares. I’d happily donate to a community club but why should I donate to Tony Sage? (Not that I am Castro obviously but you get the idea) He’s got very right to tell Tony Sage to stick it
  5. 6 points
    Unlimited

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    I read an article and actually debunked this theory They found that looking at Opta stats, the amount of running and the like is on par with what was there pre-coronavirus. On the grand final, I guess this is how ESFC felt when we played our grand final vs CCM at Allianz?
  6. 5 points
    Carns

    Perth Glory

    Castro's decision is a **** move towards his teammates. But Glory dropped all the players as quick as they could. And Sage is a billionaire (FYI I felt the same about WSW/Lederer when they did the same). I don't work for free, and wouldn't be keen to work for 10% of my wage (as an example). Castro would be in his last few years as a player, has a family and not much earning potential (relatively speaking) when he retires. Schwegler was playing his last games as a professional footballer. His decision is as much about finishing a season for himself as it was for his team mates (and I applaud him for his sacrifice and commitment).
  7. 5 points
    mack

    Perth Glory

    All the foreign players went without pay for 5 months then had to agree to a gigantic pay cut. Simply to protect the wallets of the owners who signed the contracts who would rather have bankrupted the clubs & the league than pay the wages they agreed to. Castro has been there 5 years and been their best player in almost all of their games, was a key part of winning their first trophy in an eternity, and isn't a billionaire who love spending money on sports cars, instagram models and yachts but not his football club's players.
  8. 5 points
    Upthehill

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 2

    I suspect he has a vastly different opinion and prefers not to discuss the issue, no drama with that at all. The reality is he has probably seen far more of kosta than the rest of us put together and as such differs on his stance. Its entirely fair, however my trust levels in oour youth setup are dropping fast when I see the out put from Adam and Grozos. He itsnt really the type to debate stuff with people, rather state his opinion and leave it at that And lets try to avoid chasing people off the forum like was done with FCB. He is great quality around here and I think felt unwelcome after a prediction backfired
  9. 5 points
    MathyouWSW

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 2

    Holy sh*t, it's happening
  10. 5 points
    mack

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    I imagine that if we played from say, February through to September, the fact that we won't have to cram games into the hottest period of the year will drastically improve things over the course of an entire season.
  11. 5 points
    sonar

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    If it's online post a link because while I don't dispute what you say I can honestly say from personal experience that there is a big difference in playing sport in 30+ degrees as opposed to 15 C
  12. 4 points
    wswnick

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 2

    Lederer finally opens his wallet and the club goes bankrupt.
  13. 4 points
    pseudonym

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    Regardless of player improvement, as a fan, watching games between Feb and Nov would be much better 3pm on a Saturday will be nice
  14. 4 points
    JackDoff

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    Yeah I know what you mean . Guess I was expecting our football (the A League) to be better by now. After Adelaide making the ACL final and us winning it , I thought “ this is it “ Aussie football is finally going to get better .... Return to a winter league ffs , it’s time we stopped being scared of the ARL AFL . The summer comp hasn’t worked , the conditions are crap .
  15. 4 points
    Neverbloom

    Animals/Pets thread

  16. 3 points
    Midfielder

    Jokes

    I can not tell a lie “George Washington “ I can not tell the truth “Donald Trump “ I can not tell the difference “Trump supporters “
  17. 3 points
    Carns

    Macarthur FC

    Milicic is building a decent A-league squad so far (considering the uncertainty around cap etc).
  18. 3 points
    StringerBellend

    Perth Glory

    As an employee of a company I expect to get paid and would certainly be then reluctant to fly half way across the country and spend 6 weeks apart from family to show loyalty to a company that stopped paying me
  19. 3 points
    mack

    Perth Glory

    It's a stitch up to me. Billionaire mining magnate owner doesn't want to adhere to the contract he signed, uses the PFA as a shield, then he tells everyone else first before the Captain. Same with Lederer and Lopar.
  20. 3 points
  21. 3 points
    JackDoff

    What Floats Your Boat 4

    My witty comments as my Mrs watches The Batchelor she loves them!
  22. 3 points
    For those of you who found that article extraordinary, here is its author talking on Late Night Liive. H does cover a lot from the article, plus some... Worth listening... to encounter the ideas explored in the article again. Apparently the article has had many millions of people read it!! https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-end-of-the-american-era/12597368
  23. 3 points
    Carns

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    Saw that, and thought Adam Peacock made a good comment asking whether there were any stats on the amount of mistakes etc. that were made in summer compared to winter. I.e. did the extra heat lead to greater mental fatigue etc? Also curious to see stats for the foreign players who would be used to playing in winter and can find the adjustment to summer more difficult (particularly if from more northern parts of Europe).
  24. 3 points
    MartinTyler

    Armageddon Thread

    Generally the quality of politicians at local levels is even more dodgy than at State and Federal levels !!
  25. 3 points
    sonar

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    The difference in quality in the cooler temps is stark. Most games have been played at a faster tempo....good to watch. Tbh I wish Aus would go back to a winter comp.
  26. 3 points
    Unlike. Our club should be highly embarrassed. Shame on us.
  27. 3 points
    VedranRozic

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 2

    Messi? Meh... did you see him in the Champion’s League quarters. He is a hasbeen. We should aim higher...
  28. 3 points
    Burgerman

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 2

    Come on lederer if you sign Messi I'll forget and forgive you for being judas
  29. 3 points
    Edinburgh

    Interesting Football Stuff.

    I suppose this could belong in one or more other threads, but here goes https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/45th-anniversary-of-first-women-s-asian-cup-highlights-australia-s-forgotten-football-history
  30. 3 points
    MathyouWSW

    Picture needs a Caption

    It's Untitled checking someone FIFA rankings...
  31. 3 points
    Davo

    Football Media Discussion 2

    I think we all saw this coming.
  32. 2 points
    Neverbloom

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    but it doesnt have the amazing vocals of Gwen, just my opinion though maybe if i heard talk talk's version first i would prefer that
  33. 2 points
    THEWANDERERSPOST

    Perth Glory

    Sure, however I still stand by the fact that all players have had to suck it up and decided to play under pay cuts, no matter if they have been there 1 year or 5 years, on $80,000 or $1,000,000. Yes, I certainly understand your point of the poor management and leadership of the owners, I think its been reflected by our own owners as well.
  34. 2 points
    sonar

    Perth Glory

    ....or trying to sell to a dodgy cryptocurrency mob....
  35. 2 points
    JackDoff

    What Floats Your Boat 4

    Good to see the Tszyu name back in action! Timmy! Aargh!
  36. 2 points
    Potkorok

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    Agree, but still struggle a bit to see the Cove there - especially given that it illustrates how poor we've been and how well Sydney have done these last few years.
  37. 2 points
    Erebus

    Glorious

    Yes it still gets sung, usually when we're losing. So basically for about 70 minutes every game
  38. 2 points
    sonar

    Armageddon Thread

    Get rid of Qld and thats 23 conservative and 6 alp plus Katter seats gone.....121 federal seats left ...Labor with a majority of 62 and the rest made of of the indies and Lib/nats. and you get Action on renewables and climate change.,a dedicated fire fighting air wing via defence.
  39. 2 points
    Davo

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    Sounds like our clubs recruiting strategy. We need to find an upgrade on Duke. I want Prince or higher.
  40. 2 points
    MathyouWSW

    A-League 2019/20 Finals Series

    Boring...
  41. 2 points
    Davo

    Squad Development 2019/20 Part 2

    I can imagine the facebook crowd now. Half we be "why didn't we try to sign him years ago" and the other half will be "33 years old, too short to play in the physical A-League, coming from a team that won no trophies this season. Pass."
  42. 2 points
    ALeagueFR

    What's wrong with WS Wanderers?

    For those who wanted, I translate my article into English with the link of it. Australia: the fall of the Wanderers Created by its supporters in 2012 and the only Australian club to have won the Champions League, the West Sydney franchise will end another season in anonymity and will not participate in the final phase of the championship. A slow drift from a forgotten history. January 25, 2019, the Western Sydney Wanderers publishes on its website the signature of the Australian international forward, Mitchell Duke. The latter declares: "I am twenty-eight years old, I want to be the leader of the club, I want to help lead and teach young players to grow and become footballers". A year and a half later, Duke left the club. He scored fourteen goals in twenty-six games, leaving a team once again without a captain and without a captain. Unparalleled beginnings In the suburbs of the city of Sydney, people are clinging to the idea of seeing the club at its highest point again and hanging a new trophy next to the 2013 Premiership, acquired in its very first season. But since the golden era, WSW has become a mid-table club whose only glory this year has been being the bête noire of local rival Sydney FC, inflicting its only two wins before the championship was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, the Wanderers' story is an incredible one. The club arrived in the A-League in 2012 and had Aaron Mooy or Shinji Ono on the field and Tony Popovic at the head of the group. Under Popovic, from 2012 to 2017, the club will captivate the hearts of some very special fans in the Australian landscape, with a culture close to the ultra movement in Europe that makes the WSW the second club with the most subscribers behind the Melbourne Victory and one of the biggest sellers of derivative products. Barely launched in the league, WSW has twice reached the play-off finals (2013, 2014), finished first for the first season contested (2012/13) and twice runner-up in the regular season. Better still, in 2014, its participation in the AFC Champions League makes it go down in history as the Wanderers win the title against the Saudis Al-Hilal. A more complicated season ensued (penultimate A-League, elimination in the group phase of the ACL, in the first round of the FFA Cup) before a rebound the following year, despite a defeat in the final of the championship against Adelaide United of Guillermo Amor and a course marked by a mythical match, the semi-final against the Roar, which saw the Wanderers lead three goals to zero in less than half an hour, pass in front in the second half, catch up on the wire, then win 5-4 in overtime. A match that perfectly symbolizes the Wanderers and their identity, summed up by the tifo of the fans for Popovic: "Success cannot exist without passion". Heart and Soul Tony Popovic was, without a doubt, the heart and soul of this club. Forced to deal with the recurring turnover of members in the A-League, he saw his team weaken over the years and the club fall in the rankings (sixth in 2017). Undoubtedly weary, and seeing players such as Terry Antonis and Kerem Bulut not kept, Tony Popovic ends his winning cycle by leaving the club a week before the recovery to try his luck in Europe, at Karabükspor (he will lead only nine games). Since then, however, the Western Sydney Wanderers have not been the same, as the club's supporters*, those who gather under the banner of the Red and Black Bloc, testify: "Popovic was a management maniac at the club and he made all the decisions, probably getting what he wanted in most cases and challenging the owners and the CEO. It worked and we won titles because everyone was on the same page. When Tony left, all these people in the club suddenly had to agree on how to make decisions and work together, but they failed miserably. It's a bit like Alex Ferguson who left Manchester United. A big fall. Unfortunately, we now have an owner who dominates everyone and makes the key decisions. Nobody wants to challenge that. It's simple, we need WSW to have a culture where people are empowered and agree on the same roadmap. If we have a CEO who is too afraid to think independently, it's time for a change. Bring back Lyle Gorman who wasn't afraid to pursue what he felt was best despite opposition from the owners. This is the problem pointed out by the fans, a manager who fails to manage a club and has been vegetating off the top of the board for four seasons. On a recurring basis, the best players at Western Sydney Wanderers do not play for more than one season or club and pursue their careers elsewhere, at other clubs in the league or abroad. Several cases over the years point to this mismanagement and the inability to retain the best to build around it: Chris Ikonomidis, Terry Antonis, Mitchell Duke, Alexander Baumjohann, played only one season or even one and a half. Ikonomidis went to Perth Glory with Tony Popovic, where he won the regular season title and played in a Championship final. Terry Antonis went to Melbourne's Big V and Alexander Baumjohann to rival Sydney FC. Both lifted national titles. Duke, on the other hand, got back in shape and landed a better contract abroad. "Recruitment at our club is a mess, we're handing out long-term contracts to average players while all the good players seem to leave almost as quickly as they arrive and Lederer doesn't pay to keep them. Since we won the Champions League, we haven't been able to find a top striker with a top team at the same time. We signed Oriol Riera, but the rest of the team was average to bad. When Brendon Santalab scored fourteen goals in 2016-17, the rest of the team barely managed to make it to sixth place". This instability is also symbolized by the captains' waltz, five in five years when the neighboring Sky Blues have only had four in ten years. Rediscover your identity It is important to remember that WSW is a special club. When the federation opens a new franchise in West Sydney, it implements an unusual strategy: appealing to future fans. Through online surveys and social networks, the future fans of the club can define the name, colors, location, but also the culture of the club, its style of play. It is this DNA that fans now invoke. Find a communication between all the members of the club (managers, fans, players...). A few days ago, the president Paul Lederer evoked in front of the press, a big clean-up in the administration of the club in order to separate from people who do not have their place. It remains to be seen if Lederer will activate the right levers, if he will be able to remember what makes the WSW identity to allow him to come back to the forefront. The leaders now have until December to demonstrate their willingness to once again make this club a place for soccer in Australia. A club that is probably the best in terms of passion, fervour, culture and dedication. Dedication that can't be bought, but built. End.
  43. 2 points
    Edinburgh

    WSW 18/19 & 19/20 Club Thread

    It just highlights the consistency failings
  44. 2 points
    mack

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    I would guess first name was Karen.
  45. 2 points
    Smoggy

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    Wendy..in your career have you ever given a detention?...And if so did you bake them a cake and go out and feed the birds?
  46. 2 points
    wendybr

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    Hope you're right! Good luck!
  47. 2 points
    Smoggy

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    My son telling me at 7:30 at night that he has big homework due tomorrow that he hasn't even started and he wants help Throw some shyte together...its ok as I know the teacher and she is a Wendy style soft touch so all should be ok.
  48. 2 points
    alexd

    Football Media Discussion 2

    Now we just need the whole of the AL on Optus
  49. 2 points
    mintoff

    Football Media Discussion 2

    There is no such soccer it is FOOTBALL, or league is RUGBY LEAGUE or union is RUGBY UNION, or AFL it got no other name just AFL or ping pong
  50. 2 points
    marron

    Football Media Discussion 2

    I know a bloke who went to school with him (north sydney boys). I think he is that classic omni-sport type of person raised on WWoS kind of thing you know. Don't forget, as much as I love Tyler as well, he was the voice you were most likely to hear down here if you tuned into football for world cups and FA cup finals and that was it kind of thing.
This leaderboard is set to Sydney/GMT+10:00


  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      6,306
    • Total Posts
      734,814
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      3,394
    • Most Online
      1,660
×
×
  • Create New...