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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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    After Redmayne made that great save last night, the next cross he came half out looking for the ball when it was nowhere near him. He’s gonna make a stupid error soon, and if it costs them the game he’ll collapse like always.

    Keepers and strikers with confidence issues have nowhere to hide.

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    Redmayne has been great for them, some of those saves he has pulled off has been fantastic.

    Lets be honest, that was never the issue for us. His shot stopping was fantastic, it was only when an aerial ball came into the box that he made it look like a hot potato.

    Even now, I haven’t seen one game where any team have put a decent cross with decent pressure on him. He has come out a few times, stuck in no mans land only for his defense to bail him out.

    All this talk of transformation, I’m not so sure. Has his confidence been built up? Yes. Is he in good form & not made any/many mistakes? Yes. Are the weaknesses still present? Very much so and if anyone had done there homework on Redmayne, they’d be testing him in different ways.

     

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    20 hours ago, mack said:

    SFC weren't outplayed. They had 60% possession, twice as many shots on goal as City, 150 more passes and 10% better passing accuracy. City just occasionally looked better & were coming on stronger at the end of the game, but couldn't put any real chances together.

    City are a different team now, possession isn’t the only way to dominate a game. City are comfortable playing without the ball, sitting deep, soaking up pressure and hitting on the counter.

    I’d love to see an xG for the shots on goal, great to have lots of chances but it’s about the quality of those chances.

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    1 hour ago, Prydzopolis said:

    City are a different team now, possession isn’t the only way to dominate a game. City are comfortable playing without the ball, sitting deep, soaking up pressure and hitting on the counter.

    I’d love to see an xG for the shots on goal, great to have lots of chances but it’s about the quality of those chances.

    Here you go for Vi$ion

    rd.......Sh.....ShT....Bl.....bar...out...in....Goals

    1.........11......2........3......0......3.......8........2

    2.........16......6........3......0.......7.......8.......2

    3.........10......3........2......0.......4.......6.......1

    4.........10......3........1......1.......2.......8.......2

    5...........4......2........0......0.......2.......2.......0 (Smurfs)

    by comparison, our figures are

    rd.......Sh.....ShT....Bl.....bar...out...in....Goals

    1.........24.......7......6.......2.......10...24......2

    2..........7........3......2.......0........1......6......2

    3.........10.......2......3.......0........4.....6.......2.(Smurfs)

    4..........8........2.....3........0.........1....7........1

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    18 minutes ago, Paul01 said:

    Here you go for Vi$ion

    rd.......Sh.....ShT....Bl.....bar...out...in....Goals

    1.........11......2........3......0......3.......8........2

    2.........16......6........3......0.......7.......8.......2

    3.........10......3........2......0.......4.......6.......1

    4.........10......3........1......1.......2.......8.......2

    5...........4......2........0......0.......2.......2.......0 (Smurfs)

    by comparison, our figures are

    rd.......Sh.....ShT....Bl.....bar...out...in....Goals

    1.........24.......7......6.......2.......10...24......2

    2..........7........3......2.......0........1......6......2

    3.........10.......2......3.......0........4.....6.......2.(Smurfs)

    4..........8........2.....3........0.........1....7........1

    Stay on topic. We were talking about Gosford.

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    6 hours ago, DinoPresinger said:

    Stay on topic. We were talking about Gosford.

    WOT??

    Talking about Gosford on the Gombau thread??

    I think you'll find we were talking about Redmayne!!  ;)

    :D :D

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    I love the thread derailment of the welcome to West Sydney thread, hate to see his reaction discussing anything but him :lol: 

    The fault lays solely at the feet of our supreme leader :lol: 

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