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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. How good was Natta on debut. I've been singing his praises for a while, because he reminds me of a left footed version of Spira. Lad has quite a future & could play at a higher level.
    20 points
  4. (watching the game with Dad) Dad: "Look at him" (points at Rhyan Grant) "He can't even grow a proper mullet"
    19 points
  5. I was thinking back to S1 where had that kind of luck. Eight years on we seem to have all forgotten just how lucky were were at times. The first 10 rounds were hit and miss, lots of effort and hard work, but no convincing performances. We could easily have lost all four games against the Roar, but won them all. The 2-1 against the VIC on NYD when Finkler did his knee in early in the game, that win set the tone for 2013. Rd18 against Heart when Polenz was red carded, Ante saved the penalty, and Dino milked a penalty late in the game. We should never have won that that game. We should never
    19 points
  6. a couple of thoughts on what we saw (disclaimer: i missed parts of second half due to australia's rubbish internet) ...... if we are going to play this 352 that it looks like we are set on, we have some players mismatched to the system i think...... - cox is not a hold up the ball type guy. I saw a bit of him in the english lower leagues and he is a guy who likes to come deep to get the ball and operate between the lines - can't do that in this set up because troisi is in the way. so he ends up being the first pass out of defence instead and then trying to hold the ball up against bi
    19 points
  7. Not going to read this report...too negative, I suspect, from the comments during the game. Congrats to the Bulls _ they looked impressive, with a phenomenal keeper in Federici! And for our team... didn't think we were too bad, but certainly there's room for improvement. It's the first game of the season. Too early to write us off yet!
    19 points
  8. Ah the joys of being a Wanderers fan. ❤️
    19 points
  9. I was going to post my thoughts on the game in the other thread but thanks Mack for making a post-game thread. I'm happy with this result and I hope it'll be another season where the lads either draw or win against the Smurfs all season and keep the streak alive. You can see the whole squad is improving every game and I don't think anyone had a horrible game (except for Muller's blunder which I'll mention below) Troisi's penalty will be the most controversial penalty so far this season. I thought nothing would beat the blander they had last week with Rufer but it seems the A-League o
    17 points
  10. Tate Russell the love muscle!! What a player! Gets better every game. The youngsters are turning it on 🔥
    17 points
  11. Unfortunately our standard of play over the past three seasons have most of us wanting to punch walls.......venting on the forum is a better health wise option.....
    17 points
  12. On the car trip home. What a gritty bloody win. Mariners football is disgustingly dirty and should’ve had at least a red card or 2. Margush could be one of the pickups of the season. So happy he got his first clean sheet. Gordon is my favourite Wanderers player. After the game when the players celebrated with us, they had finished and were walking back. Ziggy turned around and gave us the most passionate fist pump and scream leading to everyone in the RBB singing his name while they left. He has become a fan favourite in 4 games. Tass I didn’t notice too much but he s
    16 points
  13. A win for football against anti football and a piss weak ref.
    16 points
  14. Some really good stuff in that second half when baccus & dorrans took control of the game. One big observation on our game overall is that our defenders & keeper don't have the skill level to play out from the back under pressure. That first half we could barely get the ball out of our defensive third and even at times in the second we looked a big chance to concede from a mistake. Sometimes the keeper just needs to wave everyone forward, play the percentages and smack it long. I try not to criticise refs too much but in these derbies you almost feel resigned to the reality t
    16 points
  15. The thing that doesn’t add up about argument that Troisi had eye contact with Ninkovic is that it ignores the fact Nickovic had eye contact with Troisi and ran straight at him. Made no effort to go around him and went down holding his chest like he’d been hit by a car, which makes me even more sure he went looking for it. My biggest worry was that the squad wasn’t ready at the start of the season and we’d drop too many points early on. We were definitely well underdone for the Macarthur game but we were good enough against the Jets and took a point away against last years benchmark. If we
    16 points
  16. It's Fox Sports. No-one but Bozza will even remotely defend us.
    16 points
  17. A player like Tate is why we support WSW and follow the A League right? Major part of why I do. He is exactly what we want to see coming through this club and watch develop. Looking forward to seeing him each week.
    16 points
  18. Magush, Natta, Aquilina, Russell, Tass, Baccus - a very young/inexperienced setup at the back did not concede, and stood its ground in last night's ankle kicking comp. Considering the lineup, this win is significant. Last season we leaked goals with a senior backline, lacked fitness, and we might just have lost the game in the last 15 mins. Mueller is our best football player, very happy for him to have scored the winner. Gordon is our most effective player, the defensive version of Dino.
    15 points
  19. Davo

    Wanderers Go Top In Gosford

    Good result considering we had a three day turnaround and they had ages to prepare for us. Also good that we were the better team at the end of the game given the difference in rest. I feel like in the last few seasons we concede in the last 10 minutes rather than score the winner. I hadn’t seen much of the Mariners this season so I was impressed that they were keeping clean sheets but now it makes sense. I get that they were garbage last year so Stajic had to sort out the defense but having so many players behind the ball, constant tactical fouling and lumping it to Matt Simon is going t
    15 points
  20. And Baumjohann still doesn't win a Sydney derby. LOL
    15 points
  21. Also surreal moment of the evening - NSW police demanding that wanderers fans cover their faces.
    15 points
  22. Yep Covid restrictions I think it was why Georgevski stood 1.5m from his man too
    15 points
  23. I actually liked the way we played. I could see we were playing a more attacking 5-3-2, where in attack, both fullbacks pushed up. For much of the first half, we were able to dictate play. And then Macarthur figured us out. What they did was instead of pressing the defence with three players, they pressed with two. That extra man meant the midfield became congested. More importantly, they realised both fullbacks were pushing up so they just played through balls into that space. There were so many crosses we had to defend for that reason. In the second half, both teams reset and
    15 points
  24. 763 days since we last lost to the Smurfs. While it wasn't a win there are so many positives to come out of that performance. Margush has been outstanding. His 2 saves within the first 5 minutes of the game saved us from losing in my opinion. Defence has been very good. There were moments today where they weren't great, but they show so much heart and find away to stop opposition attacks. The fact that we have only conceded from set pieces in 3 games is very impressive, in which there wasn't much we could do about them (apart from Newcastle's goal). Dorrans pass to Russel t
    14 points
  25. Taurus

    Controversial Derby Draw

    Not a bad result given our poor 1st half performance. The playing group should derive plenty of confidence from their 2nd half effort. 5th, I'll take that atm.
    14 points
  26. I told you all Alex King was an idiot. Penalty for being smashed into by an opponent without the ball ffs.
    14 points
  27. Aquilina bossed it! Yeah the Maltese.
    14 points
  28. I've heard through the grapevine that the inner west might be sent into lock down, with internet connectivity being cut. This is to prevent the spread of NEGATIVITY-21. To prevent the spread of this highly contagious strain of BABBEL-19 and GOMBAU-17, vaccination with POSITIVITY-21 is currently considered as the most appropriate antipodean. Also, it is currently unknown if a rumored mutation and consequent spread of ROBINSON-21 is an actual threat, or just a conspiracy theory.
    14 points
  29. Two things from the post-match interview: A) Nice to have an articulate coach. B) How bad is Australian football journalism at the moment - even by its already poor standards. Stupid questions but also a couple of these flogs struggled to string a coherent sentence together to the point where Robbo is asking them what they meant (which I am sure they did not know).
    14 points
  30. Fantastic win, and to see Corica with no answer throwing the water bottle in frustration..... Priceless.
    13 points
  31. Davo

    Squad Development 2021

    Cox staying. Big call and wouldn't have been easy one to make.
    13 points
  32. The Western Sydney Wanderers have gone top of the A-League ladder with Nicolai Muller scoring the only goal of a hard fought 1-0 win against a combative Central Coast Mariners team tonight in Gosford. With a two-day turnaround Carl Robinson elected to make several changes. He rotated his squad from the Sydney Derby, giving an A-League debut to 18 year old central defender Mark Natta in place of Dylan McGowan who succumbed to an ankle injury, swapped starter Nicolai Muller for Bernie Ibini and bought Phillip Cancar onto the bench in favour of Ali Auglah. The opening stages were free f
    13 points
  33. FCB

    Controversial Derby Draw

    The squad is still finding itself, Dorrans, Troisi, Ibini are still in the process of coming up to speed, but we are playing well nevertheless. Best quality football early in the season since S4, I reckon. Fitness level is up there. Very promising. Am happy with the draw. Could have lost early in the game, could have won it last in the game. Russel and especially Aquilina are amazing. Mueller needs to do better than he did against Redmayne. Ninkovic successfully milked that penalty, and the ref fell for it. It's "clever" if you are a Smurf, it's "not a penalty" if you are i
    13 points
  34. I’ve seen enough at Newy last week and ANZ today, we’re gonna win the league
    13 points
  35. Russell has taken a giant leap forward under CR.....would be one of the first on starting sheet. Ibini put in a better shift as well. Once we get a bit of combination with the new guys we will be hard to beat. Ziggy Gordon an absolute beast at the back.
    13 points
  36. Your game watching experience was clearly colored by your beloved Yeboah coming on and doing a Yeboah :-) Magush was forced to make one save throughout the game, Federici a few more, and he made a difference. No, it wasn't a great display of football, and I am not sure what people were expecting. Troisi, Ibini, Dorrans arrived at the club 10 days ago or so, of course they are looking rusty. Also, it's easy to be critical of Cox, playing against the great wall of Serbia would not have been much fun. The Bulls will be a handful, yet ultimately WSW were beaten by a deflected free k
    13 points
  37. Don't get all the negativity around Dorrans. Thought he did well. Especially when you consider he only got out of a months worth of quarantine 5 mins ago after testing positive. Overall I think we look better than last year and will only improve. Bit of a worry up top but Bernie looked like a player who has refused to train for 6 weeks. He will come good. Too early to start removing your shoelaces ladies and gents. We will be ok. Aquilina looked a player too. Glass half full over here. You guys should be better at losing by now...what with all the practi
    13 points
  38. Sucks we lost, but definitely don’t think it was as bad as people in here think. Federici was unreal and the Bulls are going to be pretty solid this year, and they definitely didn’t outplay us. Good - Russell, Gordon, Tass, Baccus Meh - Margush, McGowan, Dorrans, Ibini, Troisi Bad - Georgevski, Cox As I said in the game thread, the formation just doesn’t work at all and whilst Cox should have done better on occasions for sure, 90% of the time he was getting the ball played into him with a 6’6 center back all over him. Using practically the same players, with Mueller in
    13 points
  39. I don’t disagree, I think the main frustration (certainly for me) is that we would never get a decision like that. It’s borderline at best but it’s just impossible to imagine a universe where the ref would give that to us against ESFC.
    12 points
  40. Keithie

    Controversial Derby Draw

    Well without discussing the penalty no suprise if disallowed no surprise it was given. Tom Aquilina was my man of the match he controlled mullet head most of the game. Dylan Mcgowan has become a very good centre back under Robbo and Miller. Repositioning of Troise in the second half and linking with Doorans and Baccus improved us going forward dramatically would not want any other goal keeper Margush is going ok. Watch Cox he does an enormous amount of work of the ball , he is doing ok. Dorrans is going to be one of the best central midfielders in the game cant
    12 points
  41. The commentary is truly awful and incredibly bias. The whole broadcast is a shadow of what it once was. Minimal cameras, terrible commentary. Just budget broadcasting all round.
    12 points
  42. We looked much better after they scored and we had to go at them, when we get the confidence to do that from kick off we will be a team in the top four. It was scrappy but it was a Derby, our two defenders held on with yellows all game, two kids playing wing backs will make it hard for DG to get near the team, Ziggy well I wasn't sure about him but he is a real goer, same as Dorrens. Hope Coxy goes home to his missus and good to see Redmayne doing Redmayne things. Yep there is hope.
    12 points
  43. Where is the "Mute Harper" button? It shows that Smurfs have been playing together for years, and WSW for weeks, it's the same side minus LeFondre that won the GF. All things considered we are doing ok.
    12 points
  44. Not sure why many people are only singling out Ziggy when then entire back 3 were solid. McGowan has stepped up since last season and Tass is showing why he should have started 2 seasons ago. Imagine the player he could be already. Thankfully Ziegler is no longer a visa spot so him on the bench doesn't annoy me.
    12 points
  45. BigDukes

    Roll Call 2021

    So in summary, until restrictions in eased; doing active support is somewhat difficult. Every 2nd row of RBB active is taped off, everyone must be in their designated seats and sitting down. We got told to limit chanting (grey area much?), cant jump around, wave flags etc. So in essence, every home match day will be last minute. We were ready to announce round 1 as per usual...then the rules changed last minute and we got the phone call 3pm the day before advising of the additional restrictions. If rules are still in place, maybe we can throw in the odd chant here and there and
    12 points
  46. Nah, you’ve just been brainwashed by Speed and Harper. Rose was fine but nothing to write home about.
    12 points
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