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    Japanese Genius Shinji Ono Latest Superstar Linked To Wanderers


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    Overnight reports have linked Japanese superstar Shinji Ono to the inaugural Marquee player position for Western Sydney Wanderers.

     

    The attacking playmaker would be a massive boon to the creative stocks of the new club, while enabling the Wanderers to tap into the potentially lucrative Asian market.

     

    Ono has nearly 350 first team matches under his belt as well as 56 caps for the Samurai Blue. His gifted feet caused him to be nicknamed 'Genius' from early in his career, with outstanding vision and creativity with his defence splitting through balls.

     

    The report in the Sydney Morning Herald states that Ono is preferred by Tony Popovic over Michael Ballack who has made approaches to the Wanderers officials. Such a signing would be a huge boon to the playing roster and would have the attacking stocks of the team salivating at the prospect of his creative playmaking.

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    Ono would be a great signing. I did see another article about other potential marquees for the league. Tell me somebody is talking to Riquelme

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    I can see why Popovic would prefer Ono to Ballcak. Popovic isn't much older than Ballack, and I'm sure at some stage if things weren't going right there could be some tension there. Do you remember the Kewell-Magilton incident, with Kewell lecturing Magilton on strategies and formations for the game in the dressing room in front of the cameras.

     

    I think whoever we get, Popovic must have the respect of ALL players. Otherwise it won't work. If we have to get Ono in this case I am all for it.

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    I can see why Popovic would prefer Ono to Ballcak. Popovic isn't much older than Ballack, and I'm sure at some stage if things weren't going right there could be some tension there. Do you remember the Kewell-Magilton incident, with Kewell lecturing Magilton on strategies and formations for the game in the dressing room in front of the cameras.

     

    I think whoever we get, Popovic must have the respect of ALL players. Otherwise it won't work. If we have to get Ono in this case I am all for it.

     

    this is a good point, we don't really want players any older that Ono, because we have such a young coach.

     

    without a doubt this would be a great signing - not the wow factor of ADP or Ballack - but a good solid midfielder that has experience in europe and asia which is the direction that the a-league must travel. i mean we're never gonna qualify for the european champions league are we?

     

    and maybe he could convince fellow teamate alex brosque to come back to oz as well.

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    Ballacks the better option Riquelme's is good as well and one of my favorites.

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    Ono is a great player, have seen him on TV only many times and like his style. He may fit better thatn Ballack.

    Another plus the Japanese fans and companies may also jump on board. Either way both could be good for the club, but financially Ono I think can bring more plus

    the Japanese fans may also head west to see him play.

    He is very well respected in Japan and considered a national hero.

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    The way i see it, out of the 3 mentioned, Ballack, Ono, and Riquelme. I would say Ono would offer the most on the park in terms of quality, consistancy, fitness and adjustment to the a-league. But he offers little to none in appealing to the people of the west off the park.

     

    Ballack, offers the most in quality and excitement, but fitness, and age are the worries, should adjust pretty quikly. But his off-field contribution out weighs all and rules in my opinion, this is major attraction in him.

     

    Riquelme, is class. But doesnt offer much off the field at all, except to the die hards whome know their football well. Other issue is adjusting to the league, may not flourish as much as we like with the faster, physical tempo having only played in spanish and south american leages.

     

    Ballack is still the man for the club IMO, by far!

    Ono would be good on a multi year deal for cheap tho if we miss out.

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    A-League Cap is $2,480,000 million.

     

    85% of the Salary cap is $2,108,000.

     

    If we assume the Wanderers have not reached this figure then we can try and work out how much the club could offset in order to put Ono under the cap.

     

    The minimum wage is $48,507.

     

    So with the Australian Marquee and Junior Marquee you can offset at minimum $97,014.

     

    Although realistically you'd expect to be able to make the highest paid Australian player, who is probably making $150,000 at least (my guess it would be Covic). So that should give the club $200,000 to work with. Potentially more if one of the young players is on more than the minimum.

     

    Which leaves them with a salary of about $1,900,000.

     

    Leaving $570,000 to pay for Ono and a couple of minimum wage players.

     

    Hmm. Would Ono want that much? Are the FFA willing to put up a million and a half for them?

     

    I hope so. I hope they have seen with ADP and Heskey what top level players can bring to the club and the league itself. Remember that the club has been given more foreign spots by the other clubs.

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    Thanks for the numbers Mack.

     

    Just wondering if we could at least adjust it to 100% of the cap which gives us another 300k to play with...

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    Not sure what Lord Tensai will actually add to our squad other than bulk, however, i'm prepared to reserve my judgement until I see him perform on the park.

     

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    I seem to recall that 'Sanyo have a major operation / office complex in Huntingwood.

     

    Yes they do, just up the road from me.

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    I seem to recall that 'Sanyo have a major operation / office complex in Huntingwood.

     

    Yes they do, just up the road from me.

     

    What about, Oh What a Feeling - Toyota.

     

    Do they have a significant presence in Western Sydney?.

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    Just think of the exposure we would have to Asia, not only Japan, but Ono is well respected outside in Singpore, to a degree in China and well in Japan he is almost like ADP.

    There could be an influx of Japanese wanting to see him play like FC did a few years back and going to many FC matches a good number have stayed on.

    There would be more interest from Japan than say there would in Ballack.

    He is almost the clomplete player and would be a huge bonus.

     

    Media would concentrate for a while from Japan, they would have presence at training and matches sending images etc back to the fans in Japan.

    If you were at the Football Stadium whe the Reds from Saitama played FC several thousand fanatical fans were there, staying in the Hilton in Pitt St spending up big

    and making so much noise it was an amazing site.

     

    I hope that we get him, fingers crossed.

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    I seem to recall that 'Sanyo have a major operation / office complex in Huntingwood.

     

    Yes they do, just up the road from me.

     

    What about, Oh What a Feeling - Toyota.

     

    Do they have a significant presence in Western Sydney?.

     

    Clashes with Hyundai

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    Would add some creative spark and attacking zest to midfield and would be a good foil for Mooy. Not such a bad option. Won't create much of a huge media buzz though which is what the marquee position is all about.

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    I seem to recall that 'Sanyo have a major operation / office complex in Huntingwood.

     

    Yes they do, just up the road from me.

     

    What about, Oh What a Feeling - Toyota.

     

    Do they have a significant presence in Western Sydney?.

     

    Clashes with Hyundai

     

    I didn't know we were negotiating with any Koreans.

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    Another article on this from Fox Sports today...it seems his signing is almost a done deal. But having said that, the radio news this morning said sources from the Wanderers denied that talks with Ballack are over....so who knows....

     

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/wanderers-close-to-deal-with-japanese-midfielder-shinji-ono/story-e6frf4gl-1226481541438

     

    Articles from fox are mostly from the telegraph...you can tell by looking under the headline

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    would you say that Ono is a better player then Marcos Flores or flores better than Ono, then again could you compare the 2???

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    ono > flores

     

    flores has only shined in the a league....and when he went to China he flopped

     

    Ono has played premier league and in the Dutch league and has been playing consistently in the J league for a few years now

     

    He is the type of #10 we need to sit behind Dino and play that final killer ball. I think it would take alot of creative pressure of Mooy

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    The more I think about it, the more I'm leaning towards wanting Ono because I feel he'll slot into the team easier and have a greater, longer lasting impact on the field. We are lacking some creativity in the midfield - we can't rely solely on Mooy (he is only 22 remember), and having someone like Ono threading the ball to our strikers like Juninho did for Brosque can only be a good thing.

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    good point erebus, and hearing that Ono is in peak fitness can only be good for us :)

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    Who ever they get i don;t think will be ready for round 1 anyway.

    Get them ready for derby match.

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