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    Labinot Haliti and Jason Trifiro Extend Contract


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    Labinot Haliti and Jason Trifiro have extended their stay at the Wanderers by another year each, signing to play the 2013/14 A-League and Asian Champions League season.

    Haliti and Trifiro made 19 and 14 appearances respectively, most of which came off the bench. Haliti scored 5 goals including arguably the most important of the Premiership winning season with his 80th minute match-winner against the Central Coast Mariners.

    The extension for Haliti would be no surprise to anyone, as he had a storming second half to the season. Including his goal against the Mariners he pushed the now released Joey Gibbs from the 2nd choice striker position, and with the release of Dino Kresinger it means Haliti is the incumbent first choice striker while club management scout the globe looking for additional forces up front.

    Trifiro on the other hand would be somewhat of a surprise to many, his most notable addition to the Wanderers season was being red carded in the 2-0 loss at home against the Central Coast Mariners. The addition of Yianni Perkatis, who was preferred over Trifiro in two late season matches, and the signing of AIS youth prospect Josh Barresi put a big question mark on the continuation of Trifiro at Parramatta Stadium. His re-signing means the Wanderers have a 7 man midfield squad to take into next season, which could be seen as one too many in a squad lacking firepower at striker and depth on the wings as well as central defence.

    This leaves the Wanderers with three squad position to utilise, one of which could be an Australian Marquee player.

    The final piece of the puzzle in regards to the Wanderers current playing roster is the fate of Tahj Minniecon. There has been no announcement thus far on his status, either being released or re-signed. It could be that the Wanderers staff are waiting for him to recover fully from the foot injury that required major surgery and kept him to only 5 games early in the season.
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    I didnt think Trifiro did enough for an extension....popa must being seeing something in him, that i missed.

    Lets hope he makes the most of this extended opportunity.

     

    No issues with Haliti extension.

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    Agreed nomad..

     

    My thinking is he signed on the cheap and probably isn't taking up much cap space. It's not being nasty but he didn't really impact games.

     

    Oh well in popa we trust

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    I've heard that Trifiro isn't being paid that much so that's probably the reason. I was wondering myself about Minnieconn, bit of a strange position to be in.

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    I dont mind Trifiro that much, he is a decent back up when needed to be honest. I'm really happy that Haliti signed on, one of my favourite players at the club :D

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    Why is everyone hating on Trifiro? He's a nice little player.

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    I would have kept Gibbs over Trifiro anyday. Trifiro was probably the least impressive Wanderers player this season.

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    Wohoooo! Really happy Haliti's re-signed! Every time he's lead the line we've looked dangerous. Great as a starting or impact player.

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    I would have kept Gibbs over Trifiro anyday. Trifiro was probably the least impressive Wanderers player this season.

    completely different positions so a pretty weird trade...

     

    Trifiro is technically excellent and tactically sound. Whilst ppl comment on the lack of impact from Jason, there was minimal opportunity to perform in the second part of the season with Shinji in world class form and la rocca and poljak pairing up as DM. He definitely held his own during the Christmas period and was one of the better players for WSW in Derby 3. Was pretty surprised Perkatis got a start over him v Jets.

     

    Rocky didn't offer any impact other than one goal. Joey hadn't done much since derby 2.

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    I'd have given Visconte the nod over Trifiro due to tactical and positioning reasons but in Popa we trust!!!

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    I can see great stuff coming from Trifiro next season  :xnod:

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    I can see great stuff coming from Trifiro next season  :xnod:

    What makes you say that?

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    I can see great stuff coming from Trifiro next season  :xnod:

    What makes you say that?

     

    Theres a reason why popa re-signed him  ;)

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    Both, especially Trifiro, are excellent squad players - just damn good players to have around.  Trifiro in my opinion is an excellent, excellent player - the perfect player to bring on when we're holding a slender advantage as he is most efficient with his passing, excellent in the defensive department as well - knows when to perform a clever, momentum halting foul as I recall him doing so many times in the second halves of games last year (Ok.. maybe one to many clever fouls against CCM that game). In any case, very happy that they've both resigned. I think there's more to come from both

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    Trifiro is a robust type of footballer and a hard working squad player. Sure, he's no Ono but he is capable of filling various midfield roles.

    For me Lab works best up front or in an advanced midfield role. The times he played on the wing he looked out of sorts. He has a knack of scoring important goals and his presence next season is most welcome.

    And whilst I accept that Dino fell short of what was expected of him (goals wise), his work ethic was second to none. I lament his loss and hope that he can find a team in Oz (Edensor Park is a great fit for the big Croat).

    I see Tahj as being Popa's 'special project'. The guy has incredible skill and when fit is faster than a speeding bullet. Once Popa has instilled confidence, self belief and extreme fitness in him over the course of a full pre-season, Tahj will deliver.

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    I'd have given Visconte the nod over Trifiro due to tactical and positioning reasons but in Popa we trust!!!

    Yep, we definitely have a shortage of left footers.

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    Haliti was always a must to keep being a half decent aussie based striker and will score more than 5 goals next season for sure

     

    Trifiro is a good fill in type player who will probably spend most of his time on the bench covering injuries and making substitute appearances which is good to have

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    Go signings.

    Haliti is a no brainer. Great back up and bench player.

     

    Trifiro is a tidy player. I think his first uear in the a-league will only make him better for next season. I also think the plan is to incorporate Perkatis in midfield alot more next season so we may see these 2 sharing that role as 3rd choice midfielders.

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    For Trifiro's first every season at a professional club, he never really looked out of place. Good squad cover who can push for more game time as a CM or AM.

    Haliti was a no brainer. If he was released...we'd have no strikers on the books haha

    He scored some great goals too. CCM, that one off the post against Perth and the 2 against Melbourne Heart instantly spring to mind.

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    My only problem with Trifiro was that early in the season he was far too negative on the ball... Always looking to pass backwards rather than provide any attacking impetus, even when we were losing...I can't remember which game it was, but it must have been very early on because I was in the stands, but I remember we were losing 1-0 and he would get on the ball and pass backwards every time, rather than trying to attack.... This must have happened 10-15 times... Yttam can attest to the fact I nearly pulled all of my hair out willing him to get it forward that game... Very frustrating. 

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    I can see great stuff coming from Trifiro next season  :xnod:

    What makes you say that?

     

    Theres a reason why Popa re-signed him  ;)

    So Trifiro told Popa to give Dino the bad news then!  ;)

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    Well done to the guys on earning new contracts.

     

    Haliti has a nack of scoring vital goals. He's a dangerous player who seems to always be in the play.

     

    Trifiro I agree was probably a little lucky to earn a new contract. There is depth in his position but he is a real good squad player nonetheless.

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    Grats on the renewals gents! Keep up the good work :)

     

    and in Popa we trust!

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    My only problem with Trifiro was that early in the season he was far too negative on the ball... Always looking to pass backwards rather than provide any attacking impetus, even when we were losing...I can't remember which game it was, but it must have been very early on because I was in the stands, but I remember we were losing 1-0 and he would get on the ball and pass backwards every time, rather than trying to attack.... This must have happened 10-15 times... Yttam can attest to the fact I nearly pulled all of my hair out willing him to get it forward that game... Very frustrating. 

    I agree with you - he's a bit of a 'Ramsey' at Arsenal if you like - however that is why I said he's the perfect player to bring on when we're 1-0 up - he wont lose the ball, and if we lose posession he knows to foul. He's a lovely clever little player

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    Even though i like trifiro i would have kept Visconte, I think he has Goal Scoring potential after that Cracker agains Newcastle

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    Trifiro is trustworthy I reckon. Kind of guy who will play the game how popa wants him to and won't **** up too much. Haliti is unpredictable and gets into great positions. Erebus named 4 of his 5 goals that he scored this year that were all corkers. I'm trying to put my finger on the other one but can't at the moment... did he score against perth in more than one game? 

     

    I must say I was surprised Trifiro was kept on, but we haven't seen him for so long that we don't know what he's really like, especially as someone said, since we had players in spectacular form ahead of him. 

     

    As for Minniecon? Love the guy, would hate to see him get dropped, would love to see him start a lot more next season. He put in SO much hard work to recover from that injury, including staying away from the squad and games for a long period of time (Popa's Orders - he was basically on house arrest). 

     

    I feel for the ones who got dropped but that's football. 

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    For Trifiro's first every season at a professional club, he never really looked out of place. Good squad cover who can push for more game time as a CM or AM.

    Haliti was a no brainer. If he was released...we'd have no strikers on the books haha

    He scored some great goals too. CCM, that one off the post against Perth and the 2 against Melbourne Heart instantly spring to mind.

    ^^^ This.

     

    We could not let Haliti go just in case we mis out on our targets for #9's.

     

    Dino as a foreig spot really did nit score enough despite most of us having great Dino love.

     

    Triforo needs to be more positive when he plays. Too much passing back etc but as a squaddy he is neat and tidy.

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    Trifiro is trustworthy I reckon. Kind of guy who will play the game how popa wants him to and won't **** up too much. Haliti is unpredictable and gets into great positions. Erebus named 4 of his 5 goals that he scored this year that were all corkers. I'm trying to put my finger on the other one but can't at the moment... did he score against perth in more than one game? 

     

    I must say I was surprised Trifiro was kept on, but we haven't seen him for so long that we don't know what he's really like, especially as someone said, since we had players in spectacular form ahead of him. 

     

    As for Minniecon? Love the guy, would hate to see him get dropped, would love to see him start a lot more next season. He put in SO much hard work to recover from that injury, including staying away from the squad and games for a long period of time (Popa's Orders - he was basically on house arrest). 

     

    I feel for the ones who got dropped but that's football. 

     

    My memory tells me Haliti's other goal was a gift from a defensive blunder - the second goal in the second game against Phoenix.

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    Trifiro is trustworthy I reckon. Kind of guy who will play the game how popa wants him to and won't **** up too much. Haliti is unpredictable and gets into great positions. Erebus named 4 of his 5 goals that he scored this year that were all corkers. I'm trying to put my finger on the other one but can't at the moment... did he score against perth in more than one game? 

     

    I must say I was surprised Trifiro was kept on, but we haven't seen him for so long that we don't know what he's really like, especially as someone said, since we had players in spectacular form ahead of him. 

     

    As for Minniecon? Love the guy, would hate to see him get dropped, would love to see him start a lot more next season. He put in SO much hard work to recover from that injury, including staying away from the squad and games for a long period of time (Popa's Orders - he was basically on house arrest). 

     

    I feel for the ones who got dropped but that's football. 

     

    My memory tells me Haliti's other goal was a gift from a defensive blunder - the second goal in the second game against Phoenix.

     

    Thats the one, the goal against Phoenix :) 

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