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    Fornaroli Pulls Trigger On Babbel Sacking


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    A horrific defensive mistake gave Bruno Fornaroli a saloon passage to score and defeat the Wanderers 1-0 at Parramatta tonight, with reports that the Wanderers board will sack Markus Babbel within the next day.

    With the looming Sword of Damocles hanging by a thread over the head of Markus Babbel he needed his side to fire against a red hot Perth side, but his defensive duo of Dylan McGowan and Patrick Ziegler let him down inside 10 minutes as the visitor's opened the scoring.

    McGowan's woefully underhit pass wasn't met smartly by Zieger and Jake Brimmer pounced, the ball fell for Fornaroli and he burst towards the Wanderers penalty box. McGowan compounded his error by standing off the marquee striker and he punished the Wanderers, firing into the defenders legs, deflecting past the desperate lunge from Daniel Lopar.

    The Wanderers first major attack of the half took until the 26th minute, Muller & Yeboah combined before Georgievski launched a chip to the edge of the penalty area for Nicolai Muller, his knee height first time volley looked like it was heading to the top corner until Liam Reddy rose into the air and palmed it away with his left hand. Perth had the ball in the back of the net shortly after but were denied by an obvious but late called offside.

    Mitch Duke had a good chance 5 minutes before half-time, from a wide free kick he cut back to the middle of the penalty area rather than attack the usual lobbed delivery, but he couldn't get his shot through the sea of players.

    Kwame Yeboah thought he has the equaliser 10 minutes into the 2nd half, Georgievski blasted a shot at goal, it was going wide until Yeboah stretched out to turn the ball home, initially thought to be off the chest it turned out after a video review to have been a handball, after a long delay the goal was ruled out.

    Brimmer continued his good game with a fierce strike in the 70th minute, firing the ball just wide of the Wanderers goal. Markus Babbel made what could be his last substitutions as an A-League coach, bringing on Mo Adam, Tate Russell and Nick Sullivan, but they couldn't get the Wanderers over the line legally at least.

    Perth snuffed out the game, grinded out the 1-0 away result and took all three points, and with are reports that Markus Babbel will be sacked as the coach of the Wanderers, the Wanderers greatest coach may have ended the career of their currenet coach in Popovic's first return to Parramatta since he left all those years ago.

    The Wanderers have a bye next week, and return to A-League action against the Central Coast Mariners on Sunday February 2 in Gosford.

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    Babbel on the brink now, reports from some sources he has gone, or about to be.....either way it looks like he is done.

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    Bitter irony that it would be Popa nailing the coffin shut.

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    Forget Babbel, the club is on the brink here. 
     

    Continued failure. 
     

    No clear direction. 
     

    Macarthur are coming. 
     

    Eels are surging. 
     

    Clock is ticking.

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    Whatever happens next, I hope that any replacement for Babbel is as open to talking to the media as Babbel has been. 

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    If you could sum up the tenure of Babbel in one word.......Blindgänger.......comes to mind.

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    bUt We HaD 60% pOsSeSiOn...

    I’m so tired of hearing things like that.

    How about pressing high, defending from the front... put pressure on the other team.

    Passes seem too slow, indecisive... hospital passes...

    We need to be quicker. Swifter.

    Easy for me to say from here, I know. But hopefully there is a turnaround soon...

     

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    Start of second half we looked like something’s were starting to look okay, short lived. 
     

    babbel I have no doubt is a decent man and conducts himself well, sadly his time seems to be done hear - wish him well for future 

    not sure a new coach is going to turn much around I just hope if a new coach comes we see

    Tass in for McGowan 

    Sullivan for Zeigler 

    anyone for yeboah 

    we need immediate personnel changes ASAP 

     

     

     

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    21 minutes ago, Beer said:

    Forget Babbel, the club is on the brink here. 
     

    Continued failure. 
     

    No clear direction. 
     

    Macarthur are coming. 
     

    Eels are surging. 
     

    Clock is ticking.

    But but....we have a nice empty new stadium..👍👍👍

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    I don't know why but 2 police officers at half time approached me and asked if I was here with anyone, if I lived around Parramatta and a few other questions, they were friendly and not even close to rude but it was just odd....I must look dodgy :P on the match first half we looked crap, could have easily gotten a draw in the second but it wasn't a bad loss, we fought the entire 2nd half and at least we looked hungry in the 2nd half

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    Congratulations Messrs Lederer, the other owners and Mr Tsatsimas et al. With ample assistance from an inept coaching staff and a number of players who shouldn’t have been hired in the first place you have wrecked the best story in Australian sport. FMD I have acted like an old style preacher for the league and the club, bringing many people, promoting the league and travelling to away games etc etc. And I know this is the experience of so many people on this forum. And for what? That was a miserable, turgid display with nothing to inspire or excite the neutral or new convert to the game. Inept, boring football with no heart or passion. I’m a foundation member and have put up with the last three years and gone to most games but I’m just about done and am sorely tempted not to renew next year. It seriously feels like the club takes us for granted. 

    Prove me wrong WSW. I dearly want you to.
     

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    I don't think Babbel is going right now, i think with our new signing he'll be given one last chance.

    If he goes though you can just about write next season off too.

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    6 minutes ago, hawks2767 said:

    I don't think Babbel is going right now, i think with our new signing he'll be given one last chance.

    If he goes though you can just about write next season off too.

    Serious question but do we know Babbel is the person who made that signing?

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    8 minutes ago, hawks2767 said:

    I don't think Babbel is going right now, i think with our new signing he'll be given one last chance.

    If he goes though you can just about write next season off too.

    So you're saying that if he sees this season out, next season will be better? 

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    23 minutes ago, sonar said:

    FMD....we're halfway into the season ffs...and he says players are not fit ? :nono: 

    Should have done triple sessions in preseason

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    Majority of the squad should be sacked too, if your coach falls on his sword, your not doing enough to justify your contract at the club.

    The lack of effort in chasing was evident yet again tonight, the fact that we needed another VAR drama to fire the squad up shows they are mentally weak and not deserving to wear the shirt.... it’s a disgrace 

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    1 minute ago, Sime11 said:

    Majority of the squad should be sacked too, if your coach falls on his sword, your not doing enough to justify your contract at the club.

    The lack of effort in chasing was evident yet again tonight, the fact that we needed another VAR drama to fire the squad up shows they are mentally weak and not deserving to wear the shirt.... it’s a disgrace 

    I thought most players put in effort in the second half..... first half different story but I agree that most players should go

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    TBF this was not the worst performance that we played. The second half they showed a bit more gritt but still not good enough. 

    McGowan and Jurman really seem like they don't want to be there. 

    I cannot see Babble surviving but if he goes I hope JP goes as well. Unfortunately the A league doesn't make it easy to make too many changes in Jan.....so rinse repeat and at the end of season we end up with a new set of players ( & coach)

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    We were better in the second half but I feel like that’s just Popa being Popa and shutting up shop when he’s got a lead. If we’d equalised they probably would have gone up a gear and we’d be getting outplayed like the first half.

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    4 minutes ago, Davo said:

    We were better in the second half but I feel like that’s just Popa being Popa and shutting up shop when he’s got a lead. If we’d equalised they probably would have gone up a gear and we’d be getting outplayed like the first half.

    That is what I was saying, it was a typical Popa ground out performance wasn't it. Perth got a bit lazy at times in front of goal but they did more than enough the get the result. A few times Perth could have looked forward to better attacking options but held back. I don't think they got out of second or third gear and in the first half it felt like a training pitch game...that comfortable.

    Edited by Smoggy

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    this post isnt so much about the match but during half time one of the regulars who i dont talk to often came up to me and we had a good chat, just reminded me how good the wanderers family can be, its nice enough people who are your friends offering you a hand but someone you dont know that well offering a hand is even better(in some ways)

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    Yeboahs goal for me hit upper arm near shoulder region. I don't think its CLEAR and OBVIOUS so I don't think it should be overturned.

    Mcgowan has made me hit breaking point now. So unbelievably rubbish you can't explain it. 

    For those who say Jurman doesn't care I strongly disagree. He constantly fights for the team and especially after the game I thought they really cared. (Although he did annoy me when he suddenly thought he could turn into Vincent Kompany in the 89th minute shooting from an impossible angle).

    Kamau was very lazy. I remember once it was him and Muller on a break, Muller bursting into space and Kamau just jogging along not giving a stuff.

    Yeboah tries so hard but jeez he can be extremely bad.

    Ziegler is also extremely annoying, frustrating and overall very rubbish. His constant complaining, whinging and whining on the pitch looks really bad and unprofessional. And it makes me laugh when he tries to look really big and square up to other players. Mans gonna get sent to another dimension with his twiggy build. Like mate you spent more than a season and a half coming back from an injury that should've taken 6 weeks to heal.

    I know i'm going to get slated for this but I'm starting to feel Duke is turning into a Yeboah as well. Gives his all but jeez some of the football he is playing is atrocious. And HE is the one banging on in the media saying its not good enough and it should be better. Well then you gotta step up and rise to the occasion mate.

    In the reports about Babbel being sacked it says JP and/or Haliti will become the managers? Seriously who thinks that giving JP the job is the right idea.

    I think we should go local but if not #SvenIn or #GuusIn

    I've had enough rambling for one night, I just wanna go back to the old days :(

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    6 minutes ago, blameturner said:

    Big week ahead

    No doubt.

    And, well done on your performances tonight behind the microphone. Yes, it's loud, but it's professional, and it's actually great to see and hear commentary from actual ground announcers who are fans. 

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