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    Wanderers Storm Clear


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    The highest ever crowd for a non-Derby A-League regular season fixture at Parramatta Stadium saw the Wanderers storm home in the second half to take a 2-0 win, and go four points clear at the top of the A-League ladder.

     

    After the FFA finally saw sense and agreed to review their banning process, a near full house was expected with the RBB back in full voice. 17,073 fans turned out including a sizeable Melbourne away contingent, and all were treated to a wondeful game of football.

     

    It didn't take long for the Wanderers to pierce the Melbourne defence. 6 minutes into the match, the high press of the Victory allowed Mitch Nichols to put Mark Bridge through on goal. With just the keeper to beat, his touch let him down at the critical moment, he went wide, and slipped, his shot dribbling wide.

     

    Victory had their best chance of the first half on 18 minutes. Andrew Redmayne spilled a routine pickup from a Victory corner, Georgevski hooked the rebound over his shoulder into the path of Besart Berisha, the Albanian striker launched himself at the ball but at knee height he could do little to direct it on target, the ball bounced off his knee, crashed into the crossbar then was cleared away.

     

    The second half opened with a goal for the Wanderers. Scott Neville placed a perfect ball in behind the Victory left fullback for Romeo Castelen to run onto, the winger placing a first time pass into the path of an unmarked Mark Bridge who had a tap-in from 6 yards to break the 0-0 deadlock. He nearly had a second moments later, a lob from inside the box at a corner hitting the top of the crossbar.

     

    Romeo Castelen was the clear best on the park and in the 78th minute he finally had a reward for weeks of effort, albeit with a little help from Victory custodian Danny Vukovic, who spilled a fierce drive into the back of the net.

     

    It was the 7th win in a row for the Wanderers, who are 4 points ahead of Brisbane Roar even after the Roar came from behind against Wellington, as well as puttin the Victory back on their heels despite their game in hand.

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    Pretty sure the stadium was dancing to "Melbourne boys are now number 2". Amazing both on and off the field.

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    That was the best performance of the season so far. We dominated their midfield and played liked we owned the pitch. Defence played well and kept finkler, barbarouses and berisha quiet. Castellen was player of the match with a top goal also.

     

    Credit to the victory also as they had a few good chances also but we were just that step better.

     

     

    Loved watching the travelling fans sit down and shut the **** up after the second goal.

     

    Yes we arent playing in asia but at least we won it.

     

    Top night!

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    Cracking game, well played lads.

     

    17,073 is your biggest ever regular season non-derby crowd. Well deserved.

     

    We'll see you back in Melbourne for two big games in 2016.

    Top match and could have been anything really even a 5-5 if the ball fell the right way. Glad we got the points. Well played and looking forward to the rematch.

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    Also think it should be illegal what Castelan did to Georgievski tonight. That's his best game for the Wanderers.

    I swear he was gliding over the grass at times. His best performance in a wsw shirt. I want to see that every week he was worth the entrance fee alone

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    What a win :woah::xbop::topshelf::D

     

    The game didn't feel like a 2-0 match, more like a 4-3 or a 3-2 but we still had a fantastic match. Much better than our last two games but it could have so easily been a few more goals scored by both teams.

     

    What a match for everyone to be back at the stadium & the atmosphere didn't disappoint. There were times in which it was buzzing on a derby or ACL final level! Great moments include, win or lose after the goal was insane (stands were chanting RBB ole ole ole & the RBB chanting win or lose) & the **** the victory in the last few minutes of extra time (stadium wide diss chant :good:). Absolutely insane.

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    Castelen ripped it up tonight. Got lucky with the goal but he ******* deserved it!

    He finally did it for me tonight. Yes very lucky goal, but was unlucky not to score against Mariners.

     

    He's so effective when he beats one or two players and then cuts it across goal. In all honesty he should of had two goal assists. A well deserved man of the match performance.

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    Also think it should be illegal what Castelan did to Georgievski tonight. That's his best game for the Wanderers.

    What's your thoughts on the game Lord Pax? On MV:

    - Valeri seemed a big loss tonight in midfield

    - Presing was good but hard to do that for 90 minutes

    - Front three seemed very quiet

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    Castelen ripped it up tonight. Got lucky with the goal but he ******* deserved it!

    He finally did it for me tonight. Yes very lucky goal, but was unlucky not to score against Mariners.

    He's so effective when he beats one or two players and then cuts it across goal. In all honesty he should of had two goal assists. A well deserved man of the match performance.

    The funniest thing was in the warm up, he missed about 20 opportunities so I was feeling very nervous! Watching him in the warm up reminded me of that CCM match where he had so many chances but no goals.

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    Also think it should be illegal what Castelan did to Georgievski tonight. That's his best game for the Wanderers.

    What's your thoughts on the game Lord Pax? On MV:

    - Valeri seemed a big loss tonight in midfield

    - Presing was good but hard to do that for 90 minutes

    - Front three seemed very quiet

     

    Our whole midfield was bullied. Mahazi is a solid player but just isn't a Valeri or Millgan type that crashes in and protects the front four.

     

    Pressing from you guys was insane, although I think we had a better second half.

     

    Whole attack was misfiring. Just an off night.

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    WHAT A GAME!!

     

    AMAZING performance from the team! Romeo man of the match for me.

     

    But WHAT AN ATMOSPHERE! Best game at Wanderland since the ACL Final! RBB were fantastic, and when the stands got involved, IT WAS EVEN BETTER! Best moment was when the whole stadium sung '**** The Victory'! WOW

     

    So proud to be a Wanderer! This season is going to be special!

     

    COYW!

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    Do you guys reckon a WSW/MV Grand Final would be played at ANZ Stadium?

     

    We could go close to selling it out. Victory would bring 5-10k fans easy.

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    Also think it should be illegal what Castelan did to Georgievski tonight. That's his best game for the Wanderers.

    What's your thoughts on the game Lord Pax? On MV:

    - Valeri seemed a big loss tonight in midfield

    - Presing was good but hard to do that for 90 minutes

    - Front three seemed very quiet

     

     

     

    Whole attack was misfiring. Just an off night.

     

     

    It wasn't so much that your attack was missing.

    More that our defence did a SUPER JOB.

     

    Words fail me. That was an awesome night all round. On and off the pitch, I just couldn't contain the excitement. Took me back to the best of season's 1 and 2.

    RBB - You da best!!!

    The rest of the stands were also great.

    I'm still buzzing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Do you guys reckon a WSW/MV Grand Final would be played at ANZ Stadium?

     

     

     

    I used to like you.;..  :nono:

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    Do you guys reckon a WSW/MV Grand Final would be played at ANZ Stadium?

     

    We could go close to selling it out. Victory would bring 5-10k fans easy.

    It would get 50,000 i recon if you guys bring 10,000 along. We had about 35,000 wsw fans at the sfs in our first final against central coast.

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    If anyone managed to record the game I would be very keen to get a copy off you.

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    Fantastic night...struggled to get there with my hangover - but so glad I did...I was floating on air for most of the game, although the posnan was hard on the calves!

     

    Thought Andreu and Dimas completely ran the midfield...and Alberto had Berisha in his back pocket, I think we could even be better because even though Dimas had a monster game he had a few loose passes especially in the 2nd half, and alot of the through balls weren't finding people especially early on between Butters and Fathead...but great result and so so pleased!

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    Do you guys reckon a WSW/MV Grand Final would be played at ANZ Stadium?

     

    I used to like you.;..  :nono:
    Just a side note victory, the issue with ANZ is it is a soul sucking & atmosphere venue, not the fact that we have the potential to get lots of people in a stadium.

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