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    Wanderers Fade Away Against Jets


    mack

    The Western Sydney Wanderers produced a typical Western Sydney Wanderers display tonight against the Newcastle Jets, a good first half hour including a Mitch Duke penalty was followed by a dire remainder of the game that let the Jets pickup a point when Matt Millar equalised in the 75th minute.

    The match was delayed when a gigantic rain & thunder storm flew over Sydney prior to kick-off, and once the lightning cleared away the match began under heavy rain. Jean-Paul de Marigny took charge of his first home game as Wanderers interim manager, 5 minutes in and his side had the lead. Bobby Burns was beaten all ends up by Bruce Kamau, the right wing-back blazing into the penalty area and being cut down from behind to give Mitch Duke a chance from the penalty spot.

    The Wanderers captain made no mistake, blasting his penalty straight down the middle as the Newcastle keeper dived away from the ball. Burns was lucky to avoid getting sent off shortly after, as the referee inexplicably decided to not show him a first yellow card after the penalty, and he was beaten again by Kamau shortly after to pick up what should have been his 2nd yellow card. Instead he remained on the pitch to help the Jets get back into the game.

    The Wanderers wasted a score of chances following the goal, Simon Cox should have been able to round the keeper following a defensive mistake from the Jets, but his touch was exceptionally heavy and gave Lewis Italiano just enough time to rescue the situation. Cox also made a poor decision with his run as Daniel Georgievski fired a ball across the face of goal. When a far post run would have given him a tap-in from a few yards out, he ran near post and let the defender get involved to shut down the attack. It was the last major chance for the Wanderers in the game.

    Newcastle built into the game before half-time, finding a number of open spaces on the flanks, the front line attack being unlucky that several crosses were hit coming back towards half-way and left the strikers having to leap backwards, generating no power on their headers.

    The 2nd half was abysmal for the Wanderers. Lopar saved a fierce strike from Dimi Petratos that went straight at him, Steven Ugarkovic followed up a minute later with a long range looping volley that Lopar turned onto the bar and out for a corner. 15 minutes before full-time the Jets got their reward. After mucking about with the ball in the back line, Patrick Ziegler passed it straight to a Jets player and they attacked, Matt Millar worked a 1-2 and he found a shooting opportunity. Lopar was wrong-footed as if he expected a cutback along the 6 yard box, but instead Millar shot at the near post and took advantage of the keeper being out of position.

    Newcastle pressed forward to find a late winner, while the Wanderers fell further back to defend and were lucky to get away with the 1-1 full time scoreline. It was yet another poor result, a failure of intensity and application, one that should never have occurred for a side coming off a 2 week break due to the postponement of the Sydney Derby, against the team in second last place.

    The Wanderers face Adelaide United at Parramatta on Friday February 21st, kick-off at 7:30PM. The Sydney Derby has been rescheduled for Friday February 28th.

    Edited by mack

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    Same old same old.

    Ok for a short while and them we fall apart.

    Really no excuses , playing at home against a team below us  after a week off and we ran out of ideas very quickly.

    JP is not the answer.

     

     

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    The club culture is all wrong, there is this malaise around the place, everything is so flat, all the energy just gets sucked out of the place.

    This season is gone and the club management have some serious decisions to make on the future direction.

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    I'll wait till JP has 5 or 6 matches under his belt to judge. To early to see if he is capable of restoring the team.

     

    Just so sick of walking out of that stadium dejected after getting hopes up. I'm a slow learner, but perhaps not as slow as the team.

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    That was a hard watch,

    I get so frustrated when we score & then drop off thinking the game has been won. We concede in the second half & then can’t get back into the game. Jets looked more likely to score after it was 1-1 than we did.

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    Geez what a bunch of half-arsed, half baked players we had tonight. There were exceptions. Thought Duke worked his backside off, Muller was industrious and Kamau and Baccus tried, as did Lopar, although never a good look to be beaten near post. But seriously as soon as Ziegler touched the ball I was nervous. We got the wrong McGowan, Jurman looks like he’s hoping to go anywhere else but here. I love Georgievski but he was second rate tonight. Etc etc. Cox looked slow and lumbering. Don’t get me started on Yeboahs little cameo. We are a hard team to love at times. I had three visitors with me and was apologising for the game....

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    20 minutes of Master class and should have been up 3 nil and the disease hit us like a ton a bricks , and we was lowest class last placed Jets in the end should have beaten us.

    crowd booed them of the park at the end.

     

     

     

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    6 minutes ago, dcrow said:

    The sad thing is we haven't won a home game since the derby.

    Shameful when we should have been making the most of the new stadium, what a waste! 

    The A League is ****ed anyway mind, the whole comp stinks not just us.

    Edited by Smoggy

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    As The Who once memorably sang, 

    “Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.”

    There were large periods of that game, especially when we were attacking, that you would swear our guys were playing together for the first time.

    Our season starts next season.

    (I was also really glad tonight the derby was washed out last weekend and will be praying for more rain on the 28th)

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    I can't tell if were good in the first 30 or Jets were just bad. We were definitely **** for the rest of the game tho.

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    We Are a hard side to watch. That first 15 minutes was the best 15 minutes i have seen in the last two Years. After that it was same old ****. This team has no desire, Love or   passion For the club and these supporters. I am over it and **** have had enough. 

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    4 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

    The club culture is all wrong, there is this malaise around the place, everything is so flat, all the energy just gets sucked out of the place.

    This season is gone and the club management have some serious decisions to make on the future direction.

    Supposedly our breakout season..new stadium..new Babbel built team,safe standing actives back in strength  etc etc

    All gone wrong..manager gone..team terrible..stadium great but smaller crowds every week rattling around in the 30k stadium ..active numbers a shadow of what they were..(still greatest respect for the RBB who turn up every week and give it their all despite greatly reduced numbers).

    Powerhouse A league team...who are they kidding..the stats speak for themselves ..mid to lower table team.

    Yes some hard decisions to be made...

    Those Smurf Chunts must be sitting back laughing their little sky blue socks off. 

    Perhaps the third best team in Sydney  next season ??

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    19 minutes ago, Potkorok said:

    Geez what a bunch of half-arsed, half baked players we had tonight. There were exceptions. Thought Duke worked his backside off, Muller was industrious and Kamau and Baccus tried, as did Lopar, although never a good look to be beaten near post. But seriously as soon as Ziegler touched the ball I was nervous. We got the wrong McGowan, Jurman looks like he’s hoping to go anywhere else but here. I love Georgievski but he was second rate tonight. Etc etc. Cox looked slow and lumbering. Don’t get me started on Yeboahs little cameo. We are a hard team to love at times. I had three visitors with me and was apologising for the game....

    Mueller was a  different class form the other 21 players on the park 

     

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    4 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

    As above it wasn’t 30, 20 at most 

    Meh...arguing over if were were shite for 10mins longer or shorter is neither here nor there.

    I think I am done for the season, Busy weekends for the lad coming up and my life is busy at the moment. If the club and players cannot show passion for the shirt then why should I.

     

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    Just now, Smoggy said:

    Meh...arguing over of were were shite for 10mins longer or shorter is neither here nor there.

    I think I am done for the season, Busy weekends for the lad coming up and my life is busy at the moment. If the club and players cannot show passions for the shirt then why should I.

     

    True dat

    it was pathetic

    jurman passing the ball to nobody 

    and 

    dg failing to trap a ball and it going out where highlights 

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    15 minutes ago, jockman said:

     

    Those Smurf Chunts must be sitting back laughing their little sky blue socks off. 

     

    Until they look around them and realise no one cares and that they sit on top of a steaming pile of failing shyte.

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    Seriously starting to question whether I want to keep stumping up for a membership (two actually) each season if this is what we get in return. Fourth season in a row (at least) of dross and it's a struggle to get any motivation to keep the faith. The club suits bank on the fact that loyalty will keep people coming back, no matter what shite they put on the pitch. But its really not easy to do with this tripe.

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    8 minutes ago, jockman said:

     ..active numbers a shadow of what they were..(still greatest respect for the RBB who turn up every week and give it their all despite greatly reduced numbers).

    Yes -  an awesome performance from a small number of participants tonight!

    Well done to you all!

    :good::good:

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    1 minute ago, Carns said:

    The club suits bank on the fact that loyalty will keep people coming back, no matter what shite they put on the pitch. But its really not easy to do with this tripe.

    The numbers attending and the reaction at the end of the game would mean they're getting the message, surely?

     

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    Just listened to the JP press conference.

    Babble was very straight down the line with his assessment. JP on the contrary just spins the story. 

    According to him (for 30mins) we were a joy to watch. The players are fit and fitness is not a problem. We played really well and Newcastle didn't surprise us at all we knew exactly how they would play. 

    What a load of BS. We we knew how the bottom team was going to play ...what was our plan? If the players are fit why after 20 mins did they look like the could not move?

     

     

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