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  1. 18 points
    I think the two managers are saying what the **** are we doing here
  2. 15 points
    What annoys me the most about VAR (and there are MANY things that annoy me about it), is that for both pen decisions beath is in EXCELLENT position - exactly where the ref's manual would say he needed to be with an unobstructed view and he makes a decision based off what he sees. WTF do we need VAR for in those situations!!!!! Just let the ref make the call and get on with things. VAR on those decisions slows the game down, takes away the authority of the ref on the field and often leads to objectively incorrect decisions anyway (like the handball). It is ******* trash and little more than excuse to make everyone look at a macca's ad on the big screen. **** it off now while the league still has a handful of fans left.
  3. 14 points
    Honestly just shut the **** up with your petty personal bullshit.
  4. 14 points
    I don't want to say the refs have got an agenda against us but after last week's handball penalty and them not even checking this one..... It sure as **** feels like they got it in for us
  5. 14 points
    The salty Adelaide fans on the tram back to the city was sweet
  6. 14 points
    We deserved that win. But i am convinced there is widespread bitterness against us. We've become the team thhat they all want to fail.....other teams, other fans, Robbie Cornthwaite (wtf why???), most of the officials and fox commentary team. Seriously i dont think they've ever forgiven us for winning ACL second season in. I want us to go on a winning streak so they visibly choke on their bitterness as they struggle to find something positive to say so as to not seem utterly biased against us Mostly i want the winning streak, the rest is for amusement
  7. 14 points
    mack

    Babbel Sackwatch Thread

    Assuming Bossi isn't just pulling complete bullshit out of his arse, there's at least three sets of sources and probably four or five, maybe more. One is leaking against JPM based on his supposed desire to get rid of Babbel and trying to get players like Meier dropped (so most likely the group of European players loyal to Babbel). There's another different source leaking because of JPM's disinterest/disdain at the youth players (so a faction involving Beauchamp/Ian Crook/Arthur Diles?) There looks like there's a third & fourth source leaking against both of them because of the overall tactical failures, JPM's repetitive training and Babbel's 'paradise city' comments (someone wanting them to get punted, linked to Muscat? Wanting to take the assistant role if he shows up, Haliti & Giovine? Or just someone sick of the failure taking place, maybe people in the playing group fed up with both of them) What a ******* mess.
  8. 13 points
    Potkorok

    Football Media Discussion 2

    So, anyone else see the Bossi article on the big moments in football for the past decade? Domestically his notables are as follows: The rise of the Matildas and the women's game in general - check, the Socceroos qualifying for every world cup and winning the 2015 Asian cup - check, the rise and fall and rise of Ange - check.....and that's it. Then it's off overseas. No mention of the greatest achievement ever by a local club in winning the ACL in 2014, not to mention the premiership win at the first attempt. Now i don't want to live in the past but this is a historical look at the local game over the last decade. Seriously this bloke really doesn't like us much, does he? Twat
  9. 13 points
    Wanderboy

    WSW Extend Winless Run To Seven

    No it wasn't. I saw a lot of positives out of tonight, not least being almost completely outplaying a team with way more points on the table than we have. Of course, our finishing is dreadful, but once again, we dominate a team for the majority of a game. I'm more Babbel in this week, than I was last week. Even a small thing like getting a point from a game we should have won, could make a massive difference to the mindset of the squad. I'm the glass half full kinda guy. Onwards and upwards. We really played some good football tonight.
  10. 13 points
    mack

    Babbel Sackwatch Thread

    Half-Bossi Alert https://amp.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/a-league-s-worst-teams-to-play-off-for-spot-in-ffa-cup-20191219-p53lmd.html?__twitter_impression=true Babbel back in FFA's bad books Markus Babbel is, if nothing else, a man of his word. The under-siege Western Sydney Wanderers coach couldn't guarantee that he wouldn't swear in another press conference. Now his latest dosage of unfiltered language has put him in the crosshairs of FFA's integrity panel for the third time in a month.\ Babbel swore multiple times in his media call on Wednesday morning as he launched a passionate attack on this newspaper's reports of internal unrest at the A-League club. Sources from within FFA have confirmed to The Hairdryer that Babbel's tirade is being reviewed by the integrity panel for a possible breach of the national code of conduct, which he has fallen foul of twice recently. The German was fined $3000 last week for attacking the integrity of referees. ------ FFA are more interesting by investigating swearing in a press conference than they are about one of their board members trying to destroy Stajcic's career through a media whisper campaign.
  11. 13 points
    Great post. My following points are just commentary on our season, not necessarily about your post. My problem with this season is that we seem to have dug our own grave. Before the season started, we had filled a couple of import spots. No one really knew who Lopar was, and many questioned using an import position on a goal keeper. Well, how has that worked out? Our best signing? Schwegler was also a mostly unknown. He has turned out to be another great signing, although due to our recent results, it's been suggested he is losing interest as our results have plummeted. I give him more credit than that. He is a thorough professional. Majewski came highly credentialed, and performed well before injury. His injury was a massive blow to our season plans. However, If I remember correctly, there was much excitement re the signing of double dot Muller as a replacement. I was one of the positive dudes. Seriously, what a dud he has been. Does he even give a ****? Finally, I'm still willing to give Meier a massive chance. He has serious pedigree. He'd have 10+ goals by now if he played for the chunts on the other side of the city. It seriously is depressing that we waste such talent. What a seriously frustrating, wasted opportunity this season has been...….so far. We started with shite performances, yet we got points. We've played better since yet we've lost 5 on the trot. Go figure? It's really going to take a miracle to get us out of this. Another loss this Friday and not even Santa Claus coming down the chimney 5 days later may save our season. I've mentioned several times that this season was our biggest chance to claw back our golden days from Pirtek. It makes me sad that it just appears to be ending in tears before our very eyes, while the unmentionables that only represent the East just keep on rolling on. I ******* hate that. Does Babbel have the answers? I don't know. I'm yet to see that he does. That's a worry. I'm a Babbel till end of season type person. Yet, I'm fast losing my patience.
  12. 12 points
    We finished 2019 with a win..... let's hope we start 2020 with another win. Happy New Year to all @ WSF 🍾🍾🍾
  13. 12 points
    Unlimited

    WSW Extend Winless Run To Seven

    WTF is some of this tactical analysis Meier passing back? He’s the centre forward who plays with his back to goal - it’s the same style as one Dino Kresinger. You want him to try and face forward and get the ball taken off him? He’s already double marked effectively. Besides he should be on the end of attacks not facing forward and setting them up. Crosses are a bad strategy? Umm WU play with 3 centre backs and 2 holding midfielders. You’re seriously going to try playing through the middle when you have a 7 foot tall striker who is good in the air? And when they are playing Connor Pain as a wing back who has almost zero defensive skill? I’m all for brutal honesty but let’s get serious about the analysis
  14. 12 points
    hawks2767

    Babbel Sackwatch Thread

    I wish there was a biased WSW supporting journalist out there who could write undermining articles on ESFC for us.
  15. 12 points
    mack

    Babbel Sackwatch Thread

    if Babbel isn't taking control of training sessions or tactics and getting pressured to drop players & not use the youth then wtf is he doing?
  16. 12 points
    I think it's time to give this a rest.
  17. 11 points
    Isn't the VAR for clear and obvious errors? If it takes Beath 5 minutes of looking at video, differing angles and speed, then it's not clear and obvious.
  18. 11 points
    TBH when Terek was coming in I thought no not him....he is not going to have the speed and energy to keep up.....So glad I was wrong, he completely changed the game and also a great assist.
  19. 11 points
    This away game lark is a ******* piece of piss...all that need to happen is for me to be in attendance and we win... When the second went in DG came over and looked me in the eye and we both pumped fists and yelled 'come on'...in that moment we both knew we had this....i feel it was the pivitol moment.
  20. 11 points
    **** it we won there’s yer match report Mack
  21. 11 points
  22. 11 points
  23. 11 points
    Edinburgh

    Babbel Out?

    I think at the worst we'd only lose 1 game this weekend.
  24. 11 points
    lloydy136

    Wanderers Robbed In Auckland

    VAR is a distraction. We were garbage after zeigler came on and MB changed the formation. Again 'good in patches' and 'created chances' is not good enough when the club has spunked big cash on a manager and his hand picked bundesliga imports. Jashua Sotorio's Wellington Phoenix tore us to pieces for the last 30 minutes. Say that sentence out loud and see if you can do it without throwing up in your mouth.
  25. 10 points
    I know we were crappy, hopeless, mistakes left right and centre (literally) but really the officiating was worse. First the obvious hand ball and then leaving Ziegler off for 5 minutes and we concede with ten men. Really getting hard to convince myself to attend games at this point.
  26. 10 points
    I'm in disbelief at that lack of effort / creativity and ability. I thought we had the cattle & coach & stadium to boss the comp but wow. There must be some serious miscalculation at the top for this to unfold. There won't be any need for dramatic changes at seasons end as this story has an obvious outcome. Still not Babbel out just caring less.
  27. 10 points
    It doesn't take away from the fact we are rubbish, but Jesus Christ we don't get much go our way when it comes to refereeing decisions / lady luck
  28. 10 points
    That is a farce. Should have been red for odonovan then while ziggy is off with blood all over him they score. What a ******* joke.
  29. 10 points
    .........wow somehow not a pen when last week's was..........okay then
  30. 10 points
    sonar

    Alexander Baumjohann

    He played against us............ and lost...................
  31. 10 points
    Have you actually played the game? As a former central defender when someone belts the ball at you hard from close range the first reaction is to protect your face ( plus bollocks if you have time / in the wall) and turn it to the side..that is a natural reaction. His arms were tuckedun and was not bigger in that way than he should have been. Based on this rule then players should just belt the ball hard at a defender from close range, hope it clips a bit of arm and hey presto penna it is. Ridiculous. The old rule was hand to ball action...new rule - smash the ******* ball hard as poss in to defender from close range lol ffs..
  32. 10 points
    Smoggy

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    This Sydney to Hobart shyte. Turn TV on this morning to some 'skipper'of a boat..jumper over the shoulders type for sure...wanker. I know these guys face some tough conditions and all...and for the 2mins they charge down the harbour it can look good..but after that who gives a shyte. Just posh rich chunts playing with their ecpensive toys. Outside of manic TV reporters desperate to make this sound like an important tradition noone cares surely.
  33. 10 points
    mack

    WSW Extend Winless Run To Seven

    There's been research into subs in football, players subbed on score the most, players subbed off the second, then players who stay on the whole game. I don't understand how a coach can watch a week of training in heatwave conditions, then 90 minutes without picking even ONE player to sub off. It is utterly baffling.
  34. 10 points
    scarcev

    WSW Extend Winless Run To Seven

    at least we are not talking about the referee, can't remember one poor performance from that guy he is streets ahead of anything else with a whistle in this country. I thought we were ok last night, against a aide that plnety will struggle against, would of liked to see a few subs late on when Yeboah was dead and Meieir well less said the better but once again we created plenty and couldnt put one away. If this game is taken in isolation it would of been a good performanec and result but placed with the last 4 games debacle may seem like not good enough to some. On another note, for those who got to see that WL game earlier how good is it watching a team that just keeps going forward.
  35. 10 points
    each to their own mate but Ive coached junior womens football for the last 28 years (as well as mens) and I know of a lot of girls who play in Western Sydney who see it as their dream (no more or no less than boys growing up in Western Sydney) . Sure some might say the quality is not there in the W League but most also say that about the A League. What I will say about the W League is that they have players made up from the best 10 countries in women's football playing in that comp (USA, Germany, Netherlands, France, Sweden, England, Australia etc), so in comparison that would be like having a Mens A League made up of players predominantly from France, Brazil, Germany, Spain, England, Portugal etc - get it now? For WSW to be doing so well for a change and to come from a team who always finished rock bottom to a team that is challenging in the space of 12 months is an almighty achievement so far, not to mention they play an attacking style as well but as I said each to their own
  36. 10 points
    Ossified

    Babbel Sackwatch Thread

    Good.
  37. 10 points
    Neverbloom

    Babbel Out?

    just bring muscat in as a tackling coach
  38. 10 points
    Smoggy

    Wanderers Robbed In Auckland

    We were solid under Popa, we ground teams down and if went ahead it was really hard for anyone to come back. We held possession well..didnt always do much with it and rarely looked like blowing sides away and not always pretty but we controlled games, everyone knew their role and did it to the max. The Brissy game at home was a disgrace for me. A really poor side and we sat back and let them come on, but never in control. There were a few here that tried to justify the tactics in that game (midfield and whatever else), but in my opinion it was the worst this season even though we got a point.I never want to sit through a home game like that again. Letting a bag of shite control the game at our new home lol.
  39. 10 points
    Upthehill

    Wanderers Robbed In Auckland

    It was his shoulder. Trying to say it was his arm is just flat out wrong. We’re not on 4 straight losses because of VAR decisions. We are on 4 straight losses because we don’t have the ability to score goals in volumes that nullify the bad decisions when they come along. If we were up 3-0 we’d be annoyed at the decision then move on. We focus on the issue because we aren’t capable of winning games. Other than giving the ball to Georgevski or hoofing it to the striker, I have no clue what our route to goal is. Not sure the players know either.
  40. 10 points
    Davo

    Wanderers Robbed In Auckland

    Babbel has made some weird decisions in the last few weeks but this game was crazy. It’s not the first time that we’ve been getting overrun in the last 10 minutes yet he fails to use all three subs. Imagine being on the bench and effectively being told that the guy who’s run for 80 minutes is more useful than you when you’re fresh. It’s also the second week in a row we’re losing and he makes a like for like sub rather than try to change things. Last week it was Kamau off for Adam and this week Muller off for Meier. Why not hook a defender or a midfielder and bring on an attacker? The three at the back wasn’t working so after the pen why not take McGowan or Jurman off instead of Muller, revert to a back four and go for it? Also what was he thinking with the switch to the back three? We were controlling possession and generating way more chances than them, which was working well enough that we’d equalised. Wellington were getting outplayed and no longer winning at home so they were the ones that needed to change things. Instead we changed and brought them back into the game.
  41. 9 points
    Smoggy

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    WGMG Putt putt golf with the wife and lad..it ALWAYS gets out of control competitive. We passed a course today and the lad wanted a round. I advised against it based on previous situations but they wanted to do it... Same as usual...the wife snatching the scoring card off me so she could take over..accusing each other of cheating and each hole becoming ridiculously tense..a putt becoming like the final one at the Masters.. For the record i ******* smashed them. And there was total silence in the car for at least 30mins afterwards. Standard.
  42. 9 points
    See how the footer of your post says that your posts are subject to interpretation? Here's my interpretation of your post: You're not a fan of Babbel and the current culture, and that is affecting your ability to objectively review that call. He had his hands tucked in to his body and the ball hit his elbow. It was a SCHOCKING call. I have already had numerous neutrals talking about how bad the officiating is.
  43. 9 points
    What an absolute joke - how that is a pen???!!! I cannot believe that Beath even looked at it. Absolute joke of a decision. I was about to walk away from A League in this country - the VAR, the refs... What do we have to do? Even the commentators were hoping we'd succumb. The boys can only play football in the extreme conditions - average first half, much better in the 2nd. Some good changes from Babbel - for a change! Think we deserved the win - about time luck went our way, even if the luck had to overcome stupid decisions from refs as well!! Georgevski - can't complain about him wanting to throw it in when he's called for that.
  44. 9 points
    Media will go on and on about Duke, ignore Halloran who should have got two yellows in 5 minutes.
  45. 9 points
    Paul01

    WSW 18/19 & 19/20 Club Thread

    On a positive note, Bankwest is not a happy hunting ground for the Smurfs A-League 1-0 W-League 5-0
  46. 9 points
    mack

    Babbel Sackwatch Thread

    Okon has done absolutely nothing in his career to suggest he has any ability as a top level A-League coach, or that we should take a risk appointing him with such a poor record in the A-League.
  47. 9 points
    wendybr

    Babbel Out?

    ^^^ Whilst I can see that 3 bad refereeing decisions have gone against us in the last 3 games (as Bozza clearly also believes and discussed yesterday) it isnt as though we are Robinson Crusoe in that regard. Most teams could cite instances where they would be justified in feeling ripped off by refereeing decisions. But....from the very start, and in every game since, Babbel has wanted to point the finger of blame everywhere, but to his own, ultimate responsibility, for the quality of his players, the style of play and tactics they adopt. Does he do self reflection at all? Very happy to be proven wrong...and do I generally shy away from listening to his whole press conferences, because they annoy me. But is there evidence that he accepts ultimate responsibility for his team's performances ( and even their mentality)??
  48. 9 points
    mack

    WSW 18/19 & 19/20 Club Thread

    You'd have nowhere to complain except facebook.
  49. 9 points
    Potkorok

    Wanderers Robbed In Auckland

    Back at hotel after enduring yet another inept performance live. Was good to sit with a few other Wanderers fans, both locals and from Oz. This despite there being no official away bay which meant putting up with some seriously puerile commentary from parts of Phoenix crowd who evidently know as much about the game as they do about quantum computing....what to say about the game? Well it's been said above. We can't finish, then we concede , then we equalise, then we inevitably cop the raw end of a VAR decision. I don't understand enough of the intricacies of the game to comment too much but i was baffled by the formation changes and the subs. I think Meier appears to be the biggest waste of marquee dollars since Pio. He may have been Football god at one stage but it seems that is in the past. Also hard to change my opinion of him when he plays about 30 seconds a game. It's a joke. And it comes down to Babbel and then the board to take responsibility for these kinds of decisions. Now I'm enduring Sydney up 3-0 at half time. Say what you will about them - I'm no fan, but they're doing something right and we are pissing all of the first few years of club history up against the wall and that is very hard to watch.
  50. 9 points
    lloydy136

    Wanderers Robbed In Auckland

    Also wondering who there is left to come back and haunt us with a goal? Redmayne to come up for a corner and head in a 95th minute equaliser in the derby?
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