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    Hernandez Late Show Wins Stadium Opener


    mack

    The Western Sydney Wanderers have officially opened the Western Sydney Stadium with a credible 2-1 defeat to English Championship side Leeds United.

    As the long night of the Olympic Precinct faded away with a spectacular pre-match light & pyro show, the future began for the Western Sydney Wanderers in their new home ground. The Wanderers started with a 5 at the back formation, the starting 11 comprising of Daniel Lopar, Daniel Wilmering, Dylan McGowan, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Tarek Elrich, Bruce Kamau, Pirmin Schwegler, Keanu Baccus, Kwamye Yeboah, Mitch Duke and Radoslaw Majewski.

    Leeds were the dominant side early, after a 6th minute error from Mourdoukoutas, Pablo Hernandez toe-poke was turned behind goal by Lopar for a corner. In the 8th minute the visitors took the lead. Dylan McGowan slipped on the slick turf as he tried to close down Harrison, the Leeds attacker pulled a cutback to the edge of the area, and an unmarked Mateusz Bogusz fired an unerring shot into the top corner for 1-0.

    The Wanderers looked certain to score through Yeboah & Kamau, as Duke released Kamau into the penalty area, he fired a low cross that eluded the desperate lunge for Yeboah, if he made almost any kind of contact it would have been the first goal at the Western Sydney Stadium for the home side. Leeds nearly doubled their advantage just before the half-time break, Kemar Roofe hit the far post from about 7 yards out.

    Shortly after the break the Wanderers did have their opening goal at the stadium and it was assisted by Keanu Baccus and scored by Yeboah. Baccus won the ball in midfield and drove at the Leeds defence, poking a through ball inside the Leeds central defenders, Yeboah running onto the ball and beating Kiko Casilla, the striker with a neat chip over the goalkeeper, that he ran off to celebrate with a backward flip.

    As the Wanderers began to ring the changes, effectively playing their NPL NSW youth team in the dying minutes Leeds stepped up a gear themselves and began to reassert themselves, Patrick Bamford forced a top save out of Nick Suman who had replaced Lopar, followed by Hernandez rattling the woodwork with a powerful long range effort.

    The onslaught paid dividends for the white roses of Yorkshire as they scored a last gasp winner in front of their long-distance away support. Hernandez picked up the ball in the dying seconds of stoppage time, weaved through a half-dozen Wanderers defenders before pulling the trigger and slamming the ball into the side netting giving Suman no chance.

    It was a cruel ending but ultimately one without a huge deal of importance, as the night was as much about the return to Parramatta as it was the result. In that the evening was an unqualified success, the stadium glittering in it's opening for the world game, packed in the supporters for this glamour opening. The performance on the pitch for the Wanderers was about as good as you could expect against a hard charging English Championship side, and particularly one as tactically & technically fluent as Leeds United under Marcelo Bielsa. Duke ran his heart out as usual, the foreign midfield duo of Schwegler & Majewski look to have a lot of potential, Keanu Baccus was arguably the Wanderers Man of the Match, Yeboah took his goal well and the rest of the team including the late youth subs were impressive with their application & effort.

    The Wanderers start their 2019/20 campaign with an away FFA Cup Round of 32 match against last year's A-League Premiership winning side Perth Glory on Wednesday August 7th.

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    32 minutes ago, mack said:

    I just went back and listened to after the goal, it's Song 2 by Blur, made famous by FIFA Road To The World Cup 98.

     

    Hey Ed!

    If you hate it,  don't worry - you only have to listen from 15 sec - 30 sec - that's all!  ;)

     PS Not the non-chorus bits, but the Woo Hoo is pure exuberance! Which fits the mood to perfection.

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    19 minutes ago, wendybr said:

    When you see figures like those stacked up side by side - either for club sides or for national squads, it makes you realise what an absolute nonsense the values of those mega stars are. So ridiculously "over valued".

    Sure they were better than us - for lots of reasons, but 12 times better a team than ours?

    Pffft.

    Very proud to be a Wanderers fan last night, we gave them a good game, with a squad that would be on far less $. They paid 10 million for their number 9.

    Yep the mega star footballers are over paid, and the transfer fees are disgraceful, but Hernandez was a class above, players like that are worth the price of the ticket to go see. We had Ono for a while 

    As for the goal celebration and walk out music, we can add it to ThingsAdamandWendyDisagreeOn.xlsx, along with Jonathan Pie, and Cold Play.

     

    Oh add Blur on there too

     

    Edited by StringerBellend

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    3 hours ago, btron3000 said:

    “I saw some pictures of where they started in the city”

    Put Babbel down as pro-flare.

    If MB thinks that yesterday's support and march were "top" then he has another think coming. 

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    38 minutes ago, mack said:

    At least the Kaiser Chiefs are actually from Leeds unlike Blur, who are not from Western Sydney.

     

     

    I did want us to sing "When Jack Clisby Scores.. I predict a Riot.." 

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    4 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

    Very proud to be a Wanderers fan last night, we gave them a good game, with a squad that would be on far less $. They paid 10 million for their number 9.

    Yep the mega star footballers are over paid, and the transfer fees are disgraceful, but Hernandez was a class above, players like that are worth the price of the ticket to go see. We had Ono for a while 

    As for the goal celebration and walk out music, we can add it to ThingsAdamandWendyDisagreeOn.xlsx, along with Jonathan Pie, and Cold Play.

     

    Oh add Blur on there too

     

    Perhaps the only things we agree on are the Wanderers...oh and you do have an adorable little daughter!  :lol:

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    19 minutes ago, wendybr said:

    Sorry - I couldn't care less where it comes from, or who else uses it - it's simple, familiar to anyone young, and probably to older people as well. It just works. Any one can join in.

    What's you choice Mack? I'll go resurrect the Walk Out Song thread, and we can go Round 563 on the subject if you'd prefer not to derail this thread! :D

    All we'll need now is a decent Walk Out song - and I don't care where it comes from either- if it inspires, is familiar, easy to join in ...and works.

    :meep::meep:

    Hey no need to get snippy I was merely pointing out why the Leeds song was their song. :woah:

    Mine? 

    Walk out?

     

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    7 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

     As for the goal celebration and walk out music, we can add it to ThingsAdamandWendyDisagreeOn.xlsx, along with Jonathan Pie, and Cold Play. Oh add Blur on there too 

    PS You left out Jordan Peterson!  :P

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    3 minutes ago, wendybr said:

    Perhaps the only things we agree on are the Wanderers...oh and you do have an adorable little daughter!  :lol:

    Well that's 2 things we can agree on. 

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    44 minutes ago, HillsWanderer said:

    I thought we did alright last considering:

    Leeds squad is worth around 88 million Euro https://www.transfermarkt.com/leeds-united/startseite/verein/399

    Wanderers squad is valued at 5.8 million Euro. https://www.transfermarkt.com/western-sydney-wanderers/startseite/verein/36100

    Except leeds were missing at least 4 first team regulars - roberts, costa, douglas & ayling will all probably be in the team when the season starts and clarke, shackleton and white were also back in yorkshire and will be at least on the bench.

    I take your point but it was nowhere near a best 11.

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    16 minutes ago, mack said:

    Hey no need to get snippy I was merely pointing out why the Leeds song was their song. :woah:

    Mine? 

    Walk out?

     

    Lol - I wasn't snippy.

    I rarely get snippy about anything - and I was using smiley emojis! :lol:

    I was just being ……...assertive!  :D

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    I don’t think we need walk out or goal celebration songs, but if we’re gonna have them then the Ramones are waaaaaay better than ******* Blur.

    The band, like everything, needs to feel “right”. Blur are too nice and that song got absolutely killed by FIFA 98, it’s way too commercial for the Wanderers.

    I like Blitzkreig Bop as a goal celebration, and would also be happy with a more intimidatory song. Opposition teams and players should feel like they’re walking into a cauldron when they come to play us.

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    14 minutes ago, btron3000 said:

    I don’t think we need walk out or goal celebration songs, but if we’re gonna have them then the Ramones are waaaaaay better than ******* Blur.

    The band, like everything, needs to feel “right”. Blur are too nice and that song got absolutely killed by FIFA 98, it’s way too commercial for the Wanderers.

    I like Blitzkreig Bop as a goal celebration, and would also be happy with a more intimidatory song. Opposition teams and players should feel like they’re walking into a cauldron when they come to play us.

    Has to be The Fall - Theme from Sparta FC for us

     

     

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    18 minutes ago, btron3000 said:

    The band, like everything, needs to feel “right”. Blur are too nice and that song got absolutely killed by FIFA 98, it’s way too commercial for the Wanderers.

    Quote

     

    I can totally see that it's commercial...but a walkout song and a gaol celebration song might need to be, at least tolerable, to fairly mainstream supporters, and to the club.

    I can't see either a walk out song, or a goal celebration song ever being appreciated by dedicated members of the RBB.

     

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    18 minutes ago, btron3000 said:

    I like Blitzkreig Bop as a goal celebration, and would also be happy with a more intimidatory song. Opposition teams and players should feel like they’re walking into a cauldron when they come to play us.

     

    So what little snippet would you use...if you can be bothered. Something that can be sung!

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    Western Sydney bands 

    - AC/DC (just, these days, but more so back then)

    - Easybeats (all too poppy though)

    - Rose Tattoo (Anderson is a knob though)

    - Hard-Ons

    ????

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    Wonder what happened to those 'welcome to our wanderland' fellas...whar was that bands name again? Lol was that the easybeats ?

    Edited by Erimus

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    Anyway the best thing I have ever heard was that soul group that did all our chants at the acl final first leg.  

    Laughed my arse off.

    But.... These Colours is the walkout song.

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    23 minutes ago, btron3000 said:

    I don’t think we need walk out or goal celebration songs, but if we’re gonna have them then the Ramones are waaaaaay better than ******* Blur.

    The band, like everything, needs to feel “right”. Blur are too nice and that song got absolutely killed by FIFA 98, it’s way too commercial for the Wanderers. 

    I like Blitzkreig Bop as a goal celebration, and would also be happy with a more intimidatory song. Opposition teams and players should feel like they’re walking into a cauldron when they come to play us. 

    You're mainly in the RBB Btron?

    I think you could probably sing almost anything easy to learn, or familiar to everyone, and, as a symbol of unity, it would sound intimidating (if that's the desired effect). 

    To me, it wouldn't have to be about snarly, bad ass lyrics, but about having EVERYONE join in, that would make it awesome and, if desired,  "intimidating"

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    Record it. Copyrights in Jamaica so nothing to worry about. Done.

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    1 minute ago, marron said:

    Mate....! 

    :smurfpoint:

    Well time moves on...and just remember them from that shitty little scaffolding at the south end for thr ACL final :D

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    1 minute ago, marron said:

    Anyway the best thing I have ever heard was that soul group that did all our chants at the acl final first leg.  

    Laughed my arse off.

    But.... These Colours is the walkout song.

    Yes...these colours is the best song and not yet reached its full potential...

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    Just now, marron said:

    Goal celebration music isn't  a concern of the rbb, can't hear it there anyway.

    I totally know that!

    You guys have all the energy and passion and anticipation within your ranks. That isn't the case elsewhere.

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    4 minutes ago, Erimus said:

    Yes...these colours is the best song and not yet reached its full potential...

    We've talked endlessly about the lag around the stadium.

    The RBB cannot generate a walkout song. Seriously.

    I LOVE "These Colours", but it can't work stadium wide unless some sort of call and response.

     

    Sorry to sound snippy!  Here's an emoji! :lol:

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    that's why i'll say again, record it with our lyrics, or bang out the instrumental.

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    4 minutes ago, marron said:

    that's why i'll say again, record it with our lyrics, or bang out the instrumental.

    Yes - that'd be the only way.

    So.………..... when do you get started? :meep::meep:

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