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    Josep Gombau Is New Wanderers Manager


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    Josep Gombau has been appointed as the new manager for the Western Sydney Wanderers

    After the shock exit of Tony Popovic, goalkeeping coach Zeljko Kalac and assistant manager Andres Carrasco, the Western Sydney Wanderers were flooded with applicants for the vacant managerial position. Reportedly Gombau was not the first choice for the boardroom, with Australian National team assistant manager Ante Milicic and German Dirk Schuster both being preferred, only to have the appointments fall through upon salary negotiations.

    Gombauis no stranger to the A-League, having lead Adelaide United for the 2013/14 & 2014/15 seasons. He began his managerial career in a less than orthodox fashion, starting as a goalkeeper for Amposta in Spain before switching to coaching as a teenager. His first major appointment, at age 27, was as a member of the famous Barcelona youth academy La Masia.

    Having served at Barcelona until 2009 he joined Kitchee United in Hong Kong for his first managerial role. He bought success to the club, winning multiple league titles & cup competitions. This bought the attention of the A-League, and he joined Adelaide United, leading them to victory in the inaugural FFA Cup, in 2014. After an apparent fallout with the Adelaide United board Gombau joined the Australian national team setup where he was nominally the U23 team coach, but was a key scout under the Ange Postecoglu regime. In this role he was seen scouting across Australia, with numerous sightings at Wanderers A-League games. Gombau can be expected to replicate his attacking possession football style that bought him Cup success at Adelaide along with a 43% winning record.

    With the Wanderers ending their search for a manager, Gombau will be expected to push the side into the top 4 as a minimum result, and go on the hunt for silverware that has eluded the Wanderers since their Asian Champions League victory in 2014.

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    1 hour ago, Midfielder said:

     

    Would I find work easy there??? 

    Im a qualified chef can’t stand comprehend doing it      

    A truck driver with forklift license  which is my bread and butter atm

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    8 minutes ago, JayZko said:

    Would I find work easy there??? 

    Im a qualified chef can’t stand comprehend doing it      

    A truck driver with forklift license  which is my bread and butter atm

    For those jobs especially the chef you should get work.... but always check first ... 

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    17 minutes ago, JayZko said:

    Would I find work easy there??? 

    Im a qualified chef can’t stand comprehend doing it      

    A truck driver with forklift license  which is my bread and butter atm

    Just looked up seek and 50 chef jobs..

    https://www.seek.com.au/jobs-in-hospitality-tourism/chefs-cooks/in-Gosford-&-Central-Coast-NSW

    Truck Driver jobs on seek 309

    https://www.seek.com.au/driver-jobs/in-Gosford-&-Central-Coast-NSW

     

    Hope that helps

     

     

     

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    21 minutes ago, Midfielder said:

    Yeah thx thinking about that sick of paying 350 to live in this shitty one bedroom parramatta stadium the only reason I stay...

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    9 hours ago, WSWBoro said:

    What are you the ******* Mayor of Gosford or something.....

    The Mariners need more members, he's just on a recruitment drive....lol.......just be careful of the blue and yellow pills....lol

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    If so many people are moving up the coast then why is the Gosford city centre surrounding the stadium so dead?

    When the A-League began I was somewhat of a CCM follower due to free access to a box in the stadium. That city centre used to be full of life and every shop and restaurant packed. Since WSW came around I’ve been on close to every away trip up there and you’d be lucky to see half a dozen shops or restaurants open now. I remember a few years back when we played our first game of the season against the mariners and our train was early. We got there about 11:30 and saw about 3 people walking around... felt like an abandoned ghost town.

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    19 minutes ago, Erebus said:

    I'm expecting Gombau to bring in Milicic as his assistant.

    Not sure if srs 

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    33 minutes ago, hughsey said:

    If so many people are moving up the coast then why is the Gosford city centre surrounding the stadium so dead?

    When the A-League began I was somewhat of a CCM follower due to free access to a box in the stadium. That city centre used to be full of life and every shop and restaurant packed. Since WSW came around I’ve been on close to every away trip up there and you’d be lucky to see half a dozen shops or restaurants open now. I remember a few years back when we played our first game of the season against the mariners and our train was early. We got there about 11:30 and saw about 3 people walking around... felt like an abandoned ghost town.

    The New Manager Thread - brought to you by the Central Coast Development Corporation.

    The centre of Gosford is grim, very grim an has lost its soul big time. It should be such a beautiful place with its natural setting and all, so making it in to such a shytehole is quite an achievement.

    What I find even more sad is the centre of Newcastle, such beautiful old buildings as good as many in the centre of Sydney and yet nothing there...apart from awesome mushy peas and chips.

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    37 minutes ago, WSWBoro said:

    The New Manager Thread - brought to you by the Central Coast Development Corporation.

    The centre of Gosford is grim, very grim an has lost its soul big time. It should be such a beautiful place with its natural setting and all, so making it in to such a shytehole is quite an achievement.

    What I find even more sad is the centre of Newcastle, such beautiful old buildings as good as many in the centre of Sydney and yet nothing there...apart from awesome mushy peas and chips.

    Absolute hole, Gosford. Sorry to say. One away trip I found a place called 'Pete's Pie Palace' or similar. Worst pie ever. The only meat pies suitable for vegetarians. It sighed when I bit into it...

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    I personally think that Prospect Reservoir is underrated.

    But in all  seriousness if I was looking for a sea change, South Coast kicks Central Coast butt. Much more scenic coastline, Wollongong is a more vibrant city and the whole region is much more multicultural. 

    That’s why we need a Wollongong Wolves in the competition. What a trip that would be down to The Gong.

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    19 minutes ago, WestSyd said:

    I personally think that Prospect Reservoir is underrated.

    But in all  seriousness if I was looking for a sea change, South Coast kicks Central Coast butt. Much more scenic coastline, Wollongong is a more vibrant city and the whole region is much more multicultural. 

    That’s why we need a Wollongong Wolves in the competition. What a trip that would be down to The Gong.

    I prefer down south also, always brings a tear to my eye seeing the steel works with shyte belching out, makes me think back  to where I grew up, beautiful sight. 

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    4 hours ago, beatsurrender said:

    Absolute hole, Gosford. Sorry to say. One away trip I found a place called 'Pete's Pie Palace' or similar. Worst pie ever. The only meat pies suitable for vegetarians. It sighed when I bit into it...

    I've never bought anything from that pie place..but I think it does good business whenever WSW people are up there. There's usually a queue. :lol:

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    If Gombau happens to read any of this he will get really excited that him becoming the new WSW coach has triggered a Central Coast real estate debate.

     

    Mariner

    Are you trying to venture into mapman territory by singing the high praises of Gosford, the NSW jobless capital?

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/gosfordwyong-has-highest-jobless-rate-20071102-17tk.html

    Where the youth unemployment rate is at least 16%?

    https://www.bsl.org.au/media/media-releases/youth-unemployment-hotspots-across-the-nation-mapped-rural-and-regional-areas-under-most-pressure/

    Trying to polish the CC as a place of choice to live is a bit like saying that Moore Park is in the heart of Sydney, not in the East, based on post code system designed in the 19th century.

     

    The best bit about Gosford is the stadium, on a rainy Friday evening, around the 80th minute.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    18 minutes ago, wendybr said:

    I've never bought anything from that pie place..but I think it does good business whenever WSW people are up there. There's usually a queue. :lol:

    Because everything else is usually closed. I recall the S2 season opener, when thousands of wanderers supporters were aimlessly roaming the streets of Gosford, trying to find something eatable. It was a scene like out of a "hunters and gatherers" documentation, with the pie man offering a solution.

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    Haha. ..yes...it's definitely a bit like that.

    There's usually a little Indian restaurant open...on a corner.....where Wanderers outnumber Mariners patrons.

    Not expensive...pretty good food from memory.

    And there's  a more upmarket Lebanese  restaurant....near the deserted shopping Mall and a town square.

     Usually Wanderers there too when I've been. Great food.

    They're the only two places we've eaten. ..Although there are a few Chinese places open as well.

    But yes...ghost town does describe the vibe there. 

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    15 minutes ago, wendybr said:

    Haha. ..yes...it's definitely a bit like that.

    There's usually a little Indian restaurant open...on a corner.....where Wanderers outnumber Mariners patrons.

    Not expensive...pretty good food from memory.

    And there's  a more upmarket Lebanese  restaurant....near the deserted shopping Mall and a town square.

     Usually Wanderers there too when I've been. Great food.

    They're the only two places we've eaten. ..Although there are a few Chinese places open as well.

    But yes...ghost town does describe the vibe there. 

    The club used to do a fair clubstyle meal, but all that changed and the whole selection became dogshyte. Always puzzled as to why.

    The RSL does a fair meal though. 

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    Relaaaaaax FCB.  :grouphug:

    There's nothing much to say until he starts!

    But if you like...I'll move on over to the Mariners Thread??

     

    :lol::lol:

     

     

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    On 01/11/2017 at 6:13 PM, lloydy136 said:

    Will admit to being lukewarm on gombau. Reckon his sideline/press conference antics are better than his coaching and i'm not sure our players are suited to the style he played in adelaide. Will be interesting to see if he adapts or imposes.

    Still cautiously optimistic as i dont think he is a bad manager by any means. Certainly better than  treading water like we have been last couple of weeks.

    So it seems like I’m the only one here with Iloydy....

    On 01/11/2017 at 9:04 PM, DamnedUnited said:

    I impatiently wanted to see the back of Foxxe but am content to allow Gombau a season to do his stuff. 

    I too was concerned week on week. Ever since Perth it has seemed that we have been holding it together but now we know why, first we chased Ante and then the German. That’s why it has been dragging on. Good on Foxe for doing the best he could...

    On Gombau, I believe we haven’t seen the best of him and with his added experience now after the national team it will be great to see what he can achieve.

    In saying that, I am still cautious: (1) Gombau did well in Adelaide but I wonder whether he under achieved when you compare his achievements to Amor. (2) People are excited, not just Wanderers but the league because Gombau will bring an exciting attacking brand of football. Open, attacking football and lots of goals will change our very solid defensive foundation. My point: Great for league but good for Wanderers? (3) It will fundamentally change the way the Wanderers will be regarded as a club if he instills his own philosophy and ideals on the club. I think it would be a shame if we lost the mentality that we worked the hardest, trained the hardest, never say die attitude which is something which really reflects that reflects the Western Sydney region. I guess we just don’t know right now what Gomb has planned. (4) How long is it going to take for him to have an impact on the club? How long are we going to be patient with him? How are the fans and club going to react to a period without results or trophies?

    Ideally, this season you’ll see small Gombau changes on the team. Slight tactical changes (no massive system changes), changes in patterns of play, getting players to think differently and through drills getting players to play in a style that he wants to take the club forward. Similar to the way, in which Martinez took over from Everton and was fantastic in year 1. If he doesn’t change too much I think we have a chance to put pressure on the top 2-3.

    Conversally, if he makes too many changes too early then I see running into many issues. Funnily enough, with Everton in Martinez’s second season without Moyes defensive base which made him so successful in his first year, the second year was absolutely diabolical. Next season will probably see a squad rebuild one that will be technically proficient to play the type of football that Running Man wants to bring to our squad.

    Suffice to say, it’s goung to be a fun ride. I’m cautiously optimistic about what he can achieve at our club but at the same time have my reservations.

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