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Daniel Lopar


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  • Date Of Birth: 19/04/85
    Nation: Switzerland
    Birthplace: Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
    Squad Number: 1
    Position: Goalkeeper
    Joined Wanderers: 23/05/19
    Contract Details: 1 year initial contract, 2 year extension 15/1/2020
    Contract Finish: 2021/2022
    Previous Club: FC St Gallen
    Wanderers Debut: 7th August 2019 vs Perth Glory
    A-League Appearances: 20
    A-League Goals: 0
    FFA Cup Appearances: 3
    FFA Cup Goals: 0
    Total Appearances: 23
    Total Goals: 0
    Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2019/20: 23 (0)
    Description: Vastly experienced goalkeeper who has played his entire career in his home league in Switzerland including playing over a decade for FC St Gallen. He has performed impressively for the Wanderers early in his Australian experience, including a number of brilliant saves during the 2019 FFA Cup and the early stages of the 2019/20 A-League season, he was rewarded with a 2 year contract extension in early 2020. When the Covid pandemic lockdown began he returned to his homeland as the Wanderers refused to pay his contract through the crisis.
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20 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

I really didn’t mean it to be insulting 

and yes people are strange 

each to their own I guess

Stringer needs to count to 10 sometimes. :)

At least Bonesy wasn't called a twat!

:D:D

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On 17/01/2020 at 12:34 PM, Edinburgh said:

Redmayne has admitted he was terrible with us and mainly blamed himself. Going to the club with his former goal keeping coach John Crawley (and changing his own approach/attitude) was his saviour.

actual respect if this is true......well as much respect as i can have for a smurf :P

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Georgievski on the Fox pod said that Lopar left due to not being happy with the pay situation (not getting paid and reduced pay for the remaining games) - rather than family issues as was reported on here. Can understand his point of view, but a different scenario to having a personal crisis.

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28 minutes ago, Carns said:

Georgievski on the Fox pod said that Lopar left due to not being happy with the pay situation (not getting paid and reduced pay for the remaining games) - rather than family issues as was reported on here. Can understand his point of view, but a different scenario to having a personal crisis.

Mmmm...........makes you wonder whether he'll be back.

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30 minutes ago, sonar said:

Mmmm...........makes you wonder whether he'll be back.

Yep, thought the same thing. Particularly with the dramatically reduced cap next year. Wouldn't be surprised to see him leave (even if currently contracted).

There will be a mass exodus of foreigners across the league (and higher quality Aussies) with the reduced budgets for all teams next year.

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36 minutes ago, WSWJACK said:

How much time has Vedran got left on his contract?

He got a 4 year deal at the end of the 2017/18 season. 2021/22 by my count, he's halfway through the current deal.

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5 hours ago, Carns said:

Georgievski on the Fox pod said that Lopar left due to not being happy with the pay situation (not getting paid and reduced pay for the remaining games) - rather than family issues as was reported on here. Can understand his point of view, but a different scenario to having a personal crisis.

I have heard he isn't the Schwegler type and is a bit selfish. I totally understand his situation but its a bit worrying that a contracted player won't stay and finish the season even if he is on a bit less money.

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43 minutes ago, THEWANDERERSPOST said:

I have heard he isn't the Schwegler type and is a bit selfish. I totally understand his situation but its a bit worrying that a contracted player won't stay and finish the season even if he is on a bit less money.

Foreign players didn't get paid at all when the league was shut down (like the Australian players) but also weren't entitled to any Government assistance (which Australian players were entitled too), he has every right to leave. I don't work for free, and I could imagine trying to survive in a foreign country with no income or support network would be daunting (hence why most, if not all? our foreign players went home).

I agree that Schwegler (and others) have shown integrity in coming back, but I don't blame others for not doing it for a handful of games and a fraction of pay. It has affected every club except Sydney (whose players didn't leave and were paid throughout) and the Nux (who've arguably made a bigger sacrifice and been through worse than other clubs).

Can almost guarantee all the foreign players will be elsewhere next season with the reduced cap anyway.

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4 hours ago, THEWANDERERSPOST said:

I have heard he isn't the Schwegler type and is a bit selfish. I totally understand his situation but its a bit worrying that a contracted player won't stay and finish the season even if he is on a bit less money.

I’m surprised more haven’t left, he’s been asked to stay on the other side of world to play a bunch of games during a pandemic for less money than agreed after not being paid for months, he’s every right to say no 

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9 hours ago, Carns said:

Yep, thought the same thing. Particularly with the dramatically reduced cap next year. Wouldn't be surprised to see him leave (even if currently contracted).

@Taurus has suggested that there will be cap concessions for those players that are outside the new player pay arrangements.

4 hours ago, Carns said:

Foreign players didn't get paid at all when the league was shut down (like the Australian players) but also weren't entitled to any Government assistance (which Australian players were entitled too), he has every right to leave. I don't work for free, and I could imagine trying to survive in a foreign country with no income or support network would be daunting (hence why most, if not all? our foreign players went home).

let’s not forget that these players are taking a massive pay cut for the remaining months of the season. Yes they’ve been paid for 3/4 of the season but they’ve got nothing since the season stopped.

To be honest, his contract is technically void. He doesn’t need to come back at all. It’s a shame we lost him but totally understand his position especially now with the way the virus has spread.

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2 hours ago, StringerBellend said:

I’m surprised more haven’t left, he’s been asked to stay on the other side of world to play a bunch of games during a pandemic for less money than agreed after not being paid for months, he’s every right to say no 

Never said he didn't, I said I understand his situation and respect his decision. I feel some players just show more commitment than others. I know some players were willing to finish the season without pay, they just wanted to finish it with the lads and make the 6.

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Make no mistake...I think this is a MASSIVE loss to our club. His kind of leadership and experience is hard to replace...plus he was a bloody fine keeper, gave confidence to the defense in front and the derby win first up at Bankwest was pretty much down to him....

Vedran back...o my dear god...

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2 hours ago, Smoggy said:

 

Vedran back...o my dear god...

I had wiped him from my memory  :lol:.. the loss of Lopar is bad enough, it's like being on the end of a relegation 6 pointer isn't it

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Imagine flying halfway across the world, quarantining for two weeks - only to not play for us the coming season...?  :unknw:

Why bother coming back at all?

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2 hours ago, 102megan said:

Imagine flying halfway across the world, quarantining for two weeks - only to not play for us the coming season...?  :unknw:

Why bother coming back at all?

So the club can't cancel your contract.

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i think we are only doing it because we are fighting with macarthur fc for the worst run club in sydney title and thought that would give us the advantage

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"The same situation with Bernie. People say people have got contracts, but there's always a reason why a player leaves - like I said with my No.1 goalkeeper (Sweden's Daniel Lopar who left for family reasons)."

Bad form SBS' TWG....

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