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    City Knock Wanderers Out Of FFA Cup


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    The Wanderers 2019 FFA Cup has crashed to a halt at the feet of Melbourne City in Melbourne tonight.

    Melbourne City were by far the stronger in the first half and their made their dominance count after half an hour. City played a long ball deep into the Wanderers defensive half, Tarek Elrich played a header back towards his own goal that Daniel Lopar scrambled to prevent going out for a corner. Despite indications that he hadn't done so, his clawing of the ball back ended right in front of Craig Noone who had an empty net tap in for 1-0. Despite the mistake Lopar had a decent night generally, making two very good saves to keep the score from a major blowout.

    City controversially took a two goal lead into half-time as they broke down the right flank, Scott Galloway crossing into the 6 yard box for an obviously offside Jamie Maclaren, who finished with a back-heel at the near post.

    The Wanderers looked better in the second half but had precious little chances on goal, Kwame Yeboah had one prior to the second city goal but fluffed his lines and Mo Adam launched over the bar in the 2nd half. City finished off the game as a contest 10 minutes from time with a counter-attack, Noone scoring his brace with a neat cut back curled shot into the top right corner.

    At the end of the night the Wanderers were second best by far, despite the potential excuses of injuries & players out of position, the defence failed to build from the back, the midfield was over-run at times and there was little more than hit & hope crossing to our small forwards up front.

    Western Sydney will now prepare for the opening game of the A-League season against the Central Coast Mariners on Saturday October 12 at the newly opened Western Sydney Stadium.

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    Majeski looks like a shambles atm. Not convinced he is the one at all. Kamau at RWB is a big, big no no. Noone tore him to shreds today. Mcgowan is shocking atm. He is so slow and his marking is horrid. I understand many players were injured today but that was seriously abysmal. Yeboah's touch was really bad when he was in on goal and they ended up going up the other end and scoring. Lopar please don't turn out like you know who.

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    We were well beaten tonight. Yeboah and Majewski were ineffective throughout. Cordier and Georgesvki were destroyed on our left side and midfield was non existent. We weren't at the races today

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    Just now, ZachMercer said:

    Enough of the funny video's on Insta and maybe some more laps are needed! Dunno.

     

    Just now, hawks2767 said:

    If I read one more comment about 'opportunity for the youth to step up' imma lose my ****, the game is as good as over if we're in that situation.

    I agree with both. I feel some of the youth players are a bit overhyped and aren't as effective as some may say. Cordier was atrocious, Adam tonight not that much better. Even our youth star Keanu Baccus looked lost and invisible tonight. And yes these videos of us fooling around in training and taking the p*** out of stuff is annoying me tbh. No one really cares what funny skits their making, we just want to see results on the pitch. 

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    Well that was **** but then again, we were missing key players in the team.

    I'm not really overly fussed about the result, there were some worrying signs of our team when we have key players missing.

    Lopar, mistake aside... Was pretty much our best player tonight with the crucial saves he made, he can't be blamed for the defence going missing for the whole game.

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    Meh lost wasn’t great move on 

    reminder when many were getting ultra excited after hammering the Croats - a small few of us said it’s early days 

    reminders is early days you need a sold 7/8 games in the league to see what kind of team we will be 

     

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    Outmuscled & generally about 60% of capacity. Raddy was quiet & our would not be surprised that none of our starting backs tonight get regular starts in the season proper.

    Too many holes in the line up tonight with injuries & Georgevski must’ve had some wariness after he took that twist to his knee.

    Pretty disappointed but this was nowhere near our best team. Oh, if Harper actually stopped spoofing his dax over Najjine he’d realise he had a shithouse game for Melchester.

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    5 minutes ago, Pup55 said:

    When did the forum turn into a Facebook comments section 😢

    This forum is nothing like bookface.........thank goodness. 

    Our tatics lost it. 3 at the back is great if you have the players to carry it off.....we didn't. We were lucky.......... it could of easily been 6 or more against us.

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    Harper says Najjine has potential after shooting 5+ times off target.

    Major hits a bunch on target last season and Harper says he should be doing better....

    Fk his biased rubbish annoys me to no end.

    Funny how fox never showed any replays for Macca being offside too... Not even questioned at all.

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    44 minutes ago, Erebus said:

    Harper says Najjine has potential after shooting 5+ times off target.

    Major hits a bunch on target last season and Harper says he should be doing better....

    Fk his biased rubbish annoys me to no end.

    Funny how fox never showed any replays for Macca being offside too... Not even questioned at all.

    I feel likely  a crazy conspiracy theorist dude saying this but 

    yes, first goal the ball may or may not have crossed the line it was far from clear but Harper on first view says there is nothing to look at there, if it was the Smurf’s it would have been reviewed from every angle and forensically frame by frame reviewed.

    as for the najjerine he butchered about 3 clear chances but apparently is the next Ronaldo, kid my be  decent player but he didn’t have a great game 

    the way they described city was if we had just witnessed 1974 Brazil side

    and they can get to F with their it’s great the investment in infrastructure cfg have made and then shoehorning in western United about to build a stadium 

    there was 3000 there for a quarter final, and we have just added another team that nobody will give a toss about 

    The second goal looked offside but again no replay or analysis to show if ot was or wasn’t 

    not that any of this is why we lost, we just weren’t good enough

     

    Edited by StringerBellend

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    We'll be fine with the key players back and our marquee front man. Any team in this league will struggle playing a second string youth side vs a full strength lineup away from home. Despite the scoreline I thought we very well could of forced it to extra time or snuck a win if Yeboah and Adam finish their chances and there was VAR to overturn their offside goal. City will finish below us in regular season mark my words.

    Edited by Matto97

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    That's my concern personally, getting players on the park. For me the jury is out on the back room staff, our playing squad looks good. 

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    3 hours ago, Erebus said:

    Harper says Najjine has potential after shooting 5+ times off target.

    Major hits a bunch on target last season and Harper says he should be doing better....

    Fk his biased rubbish annoys me to no end.

    Funny how fox never showed any replays for Macca being offside too... Not even questioned at all.

    Don’t think they had cameras on the 18 yard line anyway

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    My take on the match.

    As a team not much to take out of it! haha. Too many youngsters, players out of position, too little experience to judge this. Plus Georgievski could not offer much after that knee knock.

     

    What i could judge was:

    Lopar - Another good game. Not falling for the over the top Vedran comparisons. Still going to be huge for us this season.

    McGowan - Don't really agree with most targeting him. Thought he was generally on top of things in his area. One bad clearance, but otherwise he could not be expected to sweep up for his 2 other inexperienced CB's and the onslaught happening down the left. 

    Baccus - Still a lightweight without a good sidekick but its easy to forget hes only 21. 

    Tass - Out of position, but still guilty of a loose passing game even though its one of his better attributes. 

    Majewski - This is the bloke im most critical of, which is a shame because he has the right attitude. So far against a-league opposition he has really struggled to find his way in games, and i can't blame tactics for him. Besides being capable of a banger of a shot, his general touch and skill has been a real disappointment. He cannot beat a player one v one at all. If he is shown the sideline the attack is pretty much done. Overall he does not show much more quality on the ball then most a-league level players. Im sure the IQ is there but i would really like to see him lead the team in attack and show much more respect for the ball.

    Adam / Yeboah - Both guilty of undoing good work with really rusty / amateurish touches or finishes. Need to show much more polish.

     

    Fabian Monge - Of all the youngsters i have seen play for the first team he impresses me the most. Looks like one of those midfielders that just has time on the ball. Still a long way to go.

     

    Playing Style - One thing i will say, with our new formation, no matter how bad we treat possession and how erratic our attacks are, we look rather dangerous in an un-orthodox way. We look direct, we seem willing to play high percentage plays in dangerous areas rather then possession for possession's sake. This will be deadlier with a more rock solid back line and players like Duke, new striker and Shwegler. 

    Edited by DeeDee

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    24 minutes ago, DeeDee said:

    My take on the match.

    As a team not much to take out of it! haha. Too many youngsters, players out of position, too little experience to judge this. Plus Georgievski could not offer much after that knee knock.

     

    What i could judge was:

    Lopar - Another good game. Not falling for the over the top Vedran comparisons. Still going to be huge for us this season.

    McGowan - Don't really agree with most targeting him. Thought he was generally on top of things in his area. One bad clearance, but otherwise he could not be expected to sweep up for his 2 other inexperienced CB's and the onslaught happening down the left. 

    Baccus - Still a lightweight without a good sidekick but its easy to forget hes only 21. 

    Tass - Out of position, but still guilty of a loose passing game even though its one of his better attributes. 

    Majewski - This is the bloke im most critical of, which is a shame because he has the right attitude. So far against a-league opposition he has really struggled to find his way in games, and i can't blame tactics for him. Besides being capable of a banger of a shot, his general touch and skill has been a real disappointment. He cannot beat a player one v one at all. If he is shown the sideline the attack is pretty much done. Overall he does not show much more quality on the ball then most a-league level players. Im sure the IQ is there but i would really like to see him lead the team in attack and show much more respect for the ball.

    Adam / Yeboah - Both guilty of undoing good work with really rusty / amateurish touches or finishes. Need to show much more polish.

     

    Fabian Monge - Of all the youngsters i have seen play for the first team he impresses me the most. Looks like one of those midfielders that just has time on the ball. Still a long way to go.

     

    Playing Style - One thing i will say, with our new formation, no matter how bad we treat possession and how erratic our attacks are, we look rather dangerous in an un-orthodox way. We look direct, we seem willing to play high percentage plays in dangerous areas rather then possession for possession's sake. This will be deadlier with a more rock solid back line and players like Duke, new striker and Shwegler. 

    Good summary :good:

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    Lopar had one mistake but geez he did 2 world class stops agree probably our best player on the field outside the mistake. City were building to that goal you could sense City were gonna score at some point.

    Najjerine was the other reason the score wasn't a total blow out. You thought Majok was bad this kid took it another level and I can see why he didn't make it through the ranks with us Adam and Majok far better than him

     

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    Any thoughts on the heavy taking out of Kwame early in the match that was not penalized?  If it turns out he picked up an injury due to it, it will only serve to enhance the poor reputation the A-League has for officials not protecting players from rough play.

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    9 minutes ago, Sithslayer1991 said:

    Lopar had one mistake but geez he did 2 world class stops agree probably our best player on the field outside the mistake. City were building to that goal you could sense City were gonna score at some point.

     

    Yep. Better than anyone else we have on the books. 

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1174491094098145280

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    The A-League might be independent but we're in for another year of the same old **** from Fox Sports and the Referees. The refs missed a dozen calls, almost every chance City had in the first half was offside and not called and Fox Sports are still using Harper who simply can't compliment us without it being backhanded, along with using Archie Thompson who can hardly put a sentence without rambling and trying to make jokes the other night.

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    11 minutes ago, mack said:

    The A-League might be independent but we're in for another year of the same old **** from Fox Sports and the Referees. The refs missed a dozen calls, almost every chance City had in the first half was offside and not called and Fox Sports are still using Harper who simply can't compliment us without it being backhanded, along with using Archie Thompson who can hardly put a sentence without rambling and trying to make jokes the other night.

    Harper makes me nauseous. Always has.

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    "The only positive thing tonight is we played a really bad game and still we had four top chances."

    Coach not happy: players not going into challenges, not maintaining discipline, not following instructions, senior players did not provide leadership. Stayed away from the team post game, just to make sure that he wouldn't say anything that he might later regret.

    https://www.wswanderersfc.com.au/video/ffa-cup-quarter-final-press-conference-babbel

     

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    I'm so glad this forum was made cause 90% of the people on here have some intelligence because I could not believe some of the comments on Facebook and Instagram.

    But this comment that was the icing on the cake for the dumbest comments made last night:

    "The manager has to go, he has been below par for the last 2 seasons. We've had enough it's time to move on."

    Babbel has been with us for 1 season and had to deal with Gombau's scraps that he left behind...

    I didn't get to see much of the game thanks to Foxtel and the weather lately playing us with the stream. A few players were off their game but I've been happy with their performance. City were the better side on the day.

    Time to focus on the regular season now and looking forward to seeing who the striker is on Saturday.

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    1 hour ago, mack said:

    The A-League might be independent but we're in for another year of the same old **** from Fox Sports and the Referees. The refs missed a dozen calls, almost every chance City had in the first half was offside and not called and Fox Sports are still using Harper who simply can't compliment us without it being backhanded, along with using Archie Thompson who can hardly put a sentence without rambling and trying to make jokes the other night.

    Feels like he’s still coming to grips with the nerves. I like Archie but he’s not spontaneous enough for live tv imo.

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