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Iacopo La Rocca


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  • Date Of Birth: 17/02/84
    Nation: Italy
    Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    Squad Number: 18
    Position: Defensive Midfield
    Secondary Positions: Central Defender
    Joined Wanderers: 11/09/12
    Contract Details: 1 year initial contract. Signed 2 year extension on 8th February 2013.
    Contract Finish: 2014/15
    Previous Club: Grasshopper
    Wanderers Debut: 10th November 2012 vs Newcastle Jets
    A-League Appearances: 58
    A-League Goals: 6
    ACL Appearances: 18
    ACL Goals: 1
    FFA Cup Appearances: 1
    FFA Cup Goals: 0
    Club World Cup Appearances: 1
    Club World Cup Goals: 1
    Total Appearances: 78
    Total Goals: 8
    Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2012/13: 20 (3), 2013/14: 27 (2), 2014/15: 31 (3)
    Individual Awards: Joe Marston Medal Winner (Grand Final 2013/14)
    Team Honours: A-League Premiership Winner (2012/13), Asian Champions League Winner (2014).
    Highlight: Scored his first goal for the Wanderers against Perth Glory, Round 7, Season 2012/13 on 18/11/2012.
    Highlight: Received a record suspension for a Western Sydney Wanderers player, after his 4 match ban for elbowing a Sydney FC player in the 3rd Sydney Derby.
    Highlight: Received the Joe Marston Medal as a joint winner with Thomas Broich, for being best on the field in the 2013/14 A-League Grand Final.
    Description: Iacopoo La Rocca is an Italian Defensive Midfielder who spent several years in Switzerland before moving to Australia. He has the ability to play in Midfield and Defence and was rotated in an out of those positions as required.
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he was way today better than that other sydney team's italian.

damn right. best italian in the league

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Damn, why do I feel like just when you think you know who are the stars of the WSW up crops another squaddie to show he's in the mix. La Rocca has been like Labinot...flying under the radar, getting starts here and there...then bang...along came last Saturday's game and you think 'Thank fucq he's in our squad'.

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He'll almost certainly start the derby. Definitely in place of Mooy. Expecting Cole to replace Polenz and either Elrich/Kubi to replace Hersi.

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Has to start has been in really good form, rather see him holding with Poljak that at right back.... But in popa we trust.

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I'm a fan of Iacopo he is very versatile,

 

To the tune of La Bamba

La la la la La Rocca

La la la la La Rocca he's on the ball

he's on the ball

Here comes a goal

La la Rocca, La la Rocca

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I'm a big fan of the big Italian, but yesterday was the absolute worst I've ever seen him play! Our entire squad was flat, unable to play 90 mins at our signature pace, but he was gooooorne early. Distribution was diabolical, he could have passed for Mile Jedinak! Hoping it's just condition and Mr Watto has been pumping the boys hard early in the season.

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before we are too harsh on La Rocca, it is pretty hard to get into a game when you have trained all week to come off the bench, are of the mindset you are on the bench and will get maybe 20 mins at the end of the game, and then 10 mins into the game see someone knocked unconscious and are thrown into the game without even preparing.

 

i know, as a professional footballer, you should be ready, but that is easier said than done.

 

it was his worst game in a WSW jersey on Sunday, but i'll back him to start and be back to his best in the Derby

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before we are too harsh on La Rocca, it is pretty hard to get into a game when you have trained all week to come off the bench, are of the mindset you are on the bench and will get maybe 20 mins at the end of the game, and then 10 mins into the game see someone knocked unconscious and are thrown into the game without even preparing.

 

i know, as a professional footballer, you should be ready, but that is easier said than done.

 

it was his worst game in a WSW jersey on Sunday, but i'll back him to start and be back to his best in the Derby

 

I would agree with you if he hadn't been off his game up at Gosford as well. Hopefully his touch and passing do improve because we really need that deep lying outlet.

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Just spotted La Rocca and Cole at Newington with ATP.

Should have shouted them a coffee.

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People might be underestimating the effect the heat must play against La Rocca. Both the opening rounds were in hot conditions.

 

Let's see how he performs on Saturday for a night game.

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People might be underestimating the effect the heat must play against La Rocca. Both the opening rounds were in hot conditions.Let's see how he performs on Saturday for a night game.

Bloody well, is the answer. Distribution switched back to "Italian" setting, instead of "Jedinak", defensive running and positioning incredible AND (after just watching the replay) he gave the cove a massive serve after his goal! Poor Aaron will struggle to get back in if he keeps it up.

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He really gave it to the Cove when he scored.  Legend.

 

Someone needs to make that into a gif.

Edited by Portillo

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People might be underestimating the effect the heat must play against La Rocca. Both the opening rounds were in hot conditions.Let's see how he performs on Saturday for a night game.

Bloody well, is the answer. Distribution switched back to "Italian" setting, instead of "Jedinak", defensive running and positioning incredible AND (after just watching the replay) he gave the cove a massive serve after his goal! Poor Aaron will struggle to get back in if he keeps it up.

 

See, I know my $hit  :shout:

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Some must have taped La Rocca's taunting of the Cove, I LOVED IT! I noticed it straight away, I pointed it out to my mate...

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Some must have taped La Rocca's taunting of the Cove, I LOVED IT! I noticed it straight away, I pointed it out to my mate...

When was it?

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Some must have taped La Rocca's taunting of the Cove, I LOVED IT! I noticed it straight away, I pointed it out to my mate...

When was it?

 

 

After he scored....

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ix3pGnc0okm7A.gif

 

ibcpxgI5P0S2yu.gif

 

it would have been awesome if you could get those two gifs to sync up perfectly.

 

ah well:(

 

 

Define "sync up"?

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ix3pGnc0okm7A.gif

 

ibcpxgI5P0S2yu.gif

 

it would have been awesome if you could get those two gifs to sync up perfectly.

 

ah well:(

 

 

Define "sync up"?

 

 

when you have the images one above the other like you posted, have the goal go in the net a the same time on each gif

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ix3pGnc0okm7A.gif

 

ibcpxgI5P0S2yu.gif

 

it would have been awesome if you could get those two gifs to sync up perfectly.

 

ah well:(

 

 

Define "sync up"?

 

 

when you have the images one above the other like you posted, have the goal go in the net a the same time on each gif

 

 

you hurt my brain :woah:

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La Rocca haha

Scores...can't hear Cove...West SIDE MUTHAFARKER!!!!

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La Rocca haha

Scores...can't hear Cove...West SIDE MUTHAFARKER!!!!

 

This, together with Polenz's ownage of Garcia on Twitter last night + Shinji wanting to retire here + Hersi wanting another term....can this week get any better?!

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