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    Lyall Gorman attending supporters meeting.


    Benched

    I am extremely pleased to confirm that Lyall Gorman CEO of Western Sydney Wanderers FC, along with FFA Marketing Manager Rob Squillacioti will be attending the supporters meeting this Saturday evening.

     

    This is a fantastic gesture of goodwill from both the Western Sydney Wanderers FC and Football Federation Australia. They have received a list of the pertinent issues raised by all the members of WestSydneyFootball.Com. They have given an understanding that they will endeavour to have answers for all these questions.

     

    It is a great sign that they see this forum and our supporters group in general as instrumental in the future success of our club as we launch our first season in the A-League. They will be speaking early in the planned agenda.

     

    It will be a memorable evening and one that should be well worth the trip for anyone wavering in deciding to come along.

     

    See you all there.

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    wow, fantastic news, well done to those that facilitated this.

     

    Lets make him welcome.

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    It'd be a great way for the supporters to thank them in person for the work they've accomplished so far.

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    Fantastic news

    Congrats and thanks to Benched for your hard work mate, much appreciated

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    That's brilliant! Also agree with Barcenal 100%. Everyone should take the time to thank them for doing such an awesome job so far.

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    That's awesome news!!

    This is just more proof that they want to listen to the supporters of this club and it truly makes this a club for the people by the people.

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    We really have should make sure we give them a good impression as the better relationship we have with FFA/WS, the more we can get away with, I mean, do to help the club!!

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    Just another little scoop. Buy the SMH tomorrow or Friday.

     

    What's your cut?

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    Alot of what I've heard about LG is that he's anti active support, or at least has been. This is a feat show of faith, lets make the most if it and get off on the right foot.

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    Here you go, duly amended.

     

    A Wanderers fan Sean Herrett, representing westsydneyfootball.com said the plans had the backing of supporters.

    "The fans really love the idea of making sure the Wanderers' home games are played in an authentic football atmosphere and surrounds," Herrett said "We want to have a say about naming the grandstands and the terraces after legends of Australian football, like Johnny Warren.

    "Why shouldn't the Peter Sterling Hill be named after Mark Bosnich if the Wanderers play at Parramatta Stadium? Why wouldn't why we also cover up the Ray Price statue? That's up to the fans and the club to decide, but I don't think anything has been ruled out at this stage.''

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    Didn't realise it was called Peter Sterling Hill, but I figured he would figure prominently somewhere at the stadium. We could call it Bozza's Blowhole

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    Nice work Benched, controversial idea alright, I'd think putting a jersey on him would be the best way to go.

     

    anyway, back on topic... so... Lyal Gorman aye....

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    dunno what to make about that statute cover up thing.

    it seems a bit petty to me.

    got no issues with renaming the stands for summer though

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    Lyall coming - grrrrr. Now I'm doubly upset I can't make the meeting on Saturday. Don't forget, he needs us too, if they go down the route of part community ownership of the club in the future. So a good relationship between the supporters and the club management is important for everyone.

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    Just another little scoop. Buy the SMH tomorrow or Friday.

    Cover-up as Price off limits for Wanderers

     

    http://www.smh.com.a...0711-21wa5.html

    I complained on Twitter about the pic caption referring to the team as "GWS"...looks like they've fixed it now :D

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    dunno what to make about that statute cover up thing.

    it seems a bit petty to me.

     

    Me too. Why should it matter a Ray Price statue is outside a ground he helped make famous, regardless of what sport he played? Whether you hate league or not, Price upheld the same west Sydney values we (& WSW) espouse to, I think it's great Parramatta Stadium acknowledges those who helped bring and entertain the "westie" crowds. Moreover, maybe Wanderers (we) should come up with a football westie who did the same for west Sydney soccer... maybe Manfred Schaefer, Rale Rasic, etc (though not too sure if they played much at Parra Stadium). [This is assuming Parra will be Wanderers home for a long time] [i also think a Wanderers jersey round Ray should suffice. If we ever get a football statue at Parra I'd like to think that Eels fans would do the same in return at the most]

     

    So, my question is: There must be someone who did a great job for western suburbs football at Parramatta Stadium (feel free to nominate)... ?

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    Once popa wins us 4 back to back titles he can get the statue made of him ;)

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    snapback.pngErebus, on , said:

     

    All we need now is popa to show up ;)

     

    And Tarech

     

    I spoke to Tarek again today.

    He has a mate's BD to attend but.........we'll have to wait and see what he can arrange.

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    snapback.pngErebus, on , said:

     

    All we need now is popa to show up ;)

     

    And Tarech

     

    I spoke to Tarek again today.

    He has a mate's BD to attend but.........we'll have to wait and see what he can arrange.

     

     

    as vague and mysterious as ever ;)

     

    Lyall coming - grrrrr. Now I'm doubly upset I can't make the meeting on Saturday. Don't forget, he needs us too, if they go down the route of part community ownership of the club in the future. So a good relationship between the supporters and the club management is important for everyone.

     

    The 'community ownership' will be little more than a symbolic gesture to build community relations, not so much us doing anyone a favour, perhaps vice versa. Appreciated none the less.

     

    It isnt likely to pull in the sort of money that will have WSW owners rubbing their hands together.

    Edited by MattyB

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    snapback.pngmltezr, on , said:

     

    dunno what to make about that statute cover up thing.

    it seems a bit petty to me.

     

    Me too. Why should it matter a Ray Price statue is outside a ground he helped make famous, regardless of what sport he played? Whether you hate league or not, Price upheld the same west Sydney values we (& WSW) espouse to,

     

    I was talking to David Zdrilic and Craig Foster at the open training session today.

    They raised the Herald story with me and appeared to see the tongue in cheek nature of the comments.

    They spoke in complimentary terms about the manner in which Wanderers were creating plenty of coverage in the mainstream press and activity on social media.

    They were keen to continue to keep the talking points coming, so as such, I reluctantly consented to do an interview with DZ (for the World Game Website and possibly news item tonight) in relation to the club's intention to place their brand on the stadium in the summer months and off-course the emotive Ray Price statue issue.

    I may have further fanned the fire burning within the hearts and minds of Parramatta NRL fans (of which I have been one for 40+ years) as a suggested that the core Wanderers supporters totally support the Club's initiative in regard to renaming of the stands and terraces during the A-League season and that with due respect to Pricey, one option may be to wheel his likenesss away and store it in the Leagues Club for six months and bring him back out in time for the commencement of NRL season.

    BTW I was able to mention in the interview that the Wanderers supporter base were discussing their clubs progress on the westsydneyfootball.com forum, so we'll see whether that receives coverage and or drives further traffic to the site.

    About 1/2 and hour later SBS conducted an interview with John T? ( the Club's General Mgr) which I expect is more likely to be the focus during any news coverage of the story tonight.

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    lesson learnt Jowel. Not the biggest issue in the world so a good one to learn from ;)

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