Jump to content

  • The FFA have announced the third in a series of community meetings to be held regarding the new Western Sydney A-League team.

     

    The second meeting is to be held at Rooty Hill RSL in Rooty Hill on Thursday April 19th. Time 7:30-9:30pm.

     

    The meeting will involve discussions around the team name, colours, logo and culture.

     

    Rooty Hill RSL Google Maps Link

     

    By Train/Bus:

    Western Line train to Rooty Hill Station.

    Lawrie McKinna is set to become the inaugural manager of the Western Sydney team according to a report from Fox Sports.

     

    This is despite McKinna not being one of the dozen or more coaches named at the first West Sydney Fan Forum, and not mentioned by anyone from the FFA at the meeting itself.

     

    Reactions are mixed. While many praise his ability to sell the game to local fans while setting up the culture of a club as he did at the start of his tenure at the Central Coast Mariners, others believe his style of play will not suit the region or the desires of the supporters to play attractive football.

     

    It appears to be a foreboding start to the decision making process by the FFA, who repeatedly claimed that the supporters would play a part in these vital decisions. If McKinna is appointed it would go against the entire mood set by the first supporter forum which was for playing attractive football and for staff to be local.

     

    Mark Jones (former assistant coach from Newcastle Jets) is set to be the assistant coach. Ken Schembri (former general manager at Blacktown City Demons) is the football manager and Lyall Gorman will be installed as CEO.



  • Posts

    • Higher up the park? When we already have 5 wingers?
    • When Popa signed Llorente he had only played a handful of games in that position previously and was not specifically brought in as a LB.  https://www.wswanderersfc.com.au/news/popovic-hails-squad-depth-after-llorente-signing It would have been interesting to see if Popa used Raul differently to Gonebau.  Personally I'm hoping Babbel plays him higher up the park as Raul is a good crosser of the ball and can better utilize the strengths of Riera.  We should be building our team around our imports. unfortunately, East Sydney has shown us how to do it to great effect. In my opinion, we played 3 imports out of position and underutilized the strengths of Riera who terrorised defenders in the air when given the service.   Gonebau played Raul in a secondary position.  Cejudo, a marquee I might add, came to us as a winger but hardly played there. Roly was most effective for Wellington playing higher up the park as an ACM rather than a DCM. Gonebau had him receiving a short pass from our CD's in our own half and then he passed sideways.  We were our own worst enemy. 
  • Upcoming Events

    No upcoming events found
×