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Mark Bridge


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  • Date Of Birth: 07/11/85
    Nation: Australia
    Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    Squad Number: 19
    Position: Wing Forward
    Secondary Positions: Forward
    Joined Wanderers: 29/06/12
    Contract Details: 2 year initial contract. Signed 3 year contract extension on 1 September 2013. Rejoined club 18/7/2017 on 2 year contract.
    Contract Finish: 2018/19
    Previous Club: Chiangrai United
    Wanderers Debut: 6th October 2012 vs Central Coast Mariners
    A-League Appearances: 121
    A-League Goals: 33
    ACL Appearances: 13
    ACL Goals: 4
    FFA Cup Appearances: 6
    FFA Cup Goals: 1
    Club World Cup Appearances: 1
    Club World Cup Goals: 0
    Total Appearances: 141
    Total Goals: 38
    Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2012/13: 27 (11), 2013/14: 29 (7), 2014/15: 30 (5), 2015/16: 26 (9), 2017/18: 24 (5), 2018/19: 5 (1)
    Individual Awards: Wanderers Club Golden Boot (11 goals in 2012/13), Wanderers Club Player Of The Year (2012/13), A-League All Star (2012/13).
    Team Honours: A-League Premiership Winner (2012/13), Asian Champions League Winner (2014).
    Highlight: Scored the first ever Wanderers A-League goal against Brisbane Roar in Round 4, Season 2012/13 on 27/10/2012. He also scored the first Wanderers A-League goal at their home ground against Melbourne Heart in Round 5 on 2/11/2012.
    Highlight: Scored the first ever Wanderers hat-trick against Adelaide United in Round 12, Season 2012/13 on 21/12/2012.
    Highlight: Played his 126th game and scored, for the Wanderers against Brisbane Roar in Round 14 of Season 2017/18, making him the highest capped Wanderers player at that point.
    Description: Mark Bridge revitalised his career after being used sparingly in his final years at Sydney FC with his consistency at the highest level stopping him from achieving his potential. After a season under Tony Popovic Bridge gained a new sense of professionalism, winning the club golden boot award in 2012/13 and earning a 3 year extension to his contract. He left the club for a lucrative contract in Thailand, but returned to Australia shortly after, re-joining the Wanderers on a 2 year contract. In 2017/18 Bridge finished the 2nd highest scorer but his 5 goal output had a minimal impact on the Wanderers fortunes and he began to look off the pace at the end of the season. He was injured for almost the entire 2018/19 season and subsequently retired from professional football.
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He was a total different player last night which was brilliant for the team. Hope that he keeps up his form!

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He was banging them in during the warm up and I turned to my mate and said 'bridgeys gonna have a good game' how right I was :P

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would just like to echo Konsequences comments in the WSW character thread, i really hope we can give Bridgey a rousing reception next home game he deserves it.

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How good is it that he can score three amazing goals, and then to leave that ball for Joey to bang in. Could have quite easily popped it in himself but instead drew all defense to him to leave an open goal for Gibbs to put in the back of the net.

 

 

What a legend.

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Is there any more schizo player in the HAL than Bridgey? He's our top goal scorer and has shown he knows how to find the net, but at the same time can make you want to throw a brick through your TV or leap over the fence and kick him in the date. It was as if against the Meow bad Bridgey came on before kick-off then was substituted by good Bridgey by Popa at half time.

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Agreed MS - he showed last night that when he's calm and collected, he can hit the target. When he shits himself in front of goal, he hits them into row Z. 

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Agreed MS - he showed last night that when he's calm and collected, he can hit the target. When he shits himself in front of goal, he hits them into row Z. 

Where I find him really frustrating is is decision making when moving up on the flank, not so much when in front of the goal. In the game against CCM he seemed to lack awareness of how and when to use the ball, and in the first half against the Meow he was again experiencing difficulties when it came to distribute or shoot. Having said that he showed again whilst he is not a brilliant individual player he seems to fit into the overall jigsaw that is WSW under Popa.

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Brilliant goal from Bridgey tonight! He had a fair few chances, but full credit to him, he does score them when they matter.

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Brilliant goal from Bridgey tonight! He had a fair few chances, but full credit to him, he does score them when they matter.

Showed great strength and composure. Syd FC fans must be spewing he did sweet F all for them for his time there.

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Brilliant goal from Bridgey tonight! He had a fair few chances, but full credit to him, he does score them when they matter.

Showed great strength and composure. Syd FC fans must be spewing he did sweet F all for them for his time there.

 

Maybe Syd FC fans should be spewing that their coaches couldn't do what Popa's done with Bridgey!

 

First comp goal, first away goal, first hat-trick, last night's gem . . . it's all coming together for him (or he's all coming together for it, or somthing).

 

- Michael

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Brilliant goal from Bridgey tonight! He had a fair few chances, but full credit to him, he does score them when they matter.

Showed great strength and composure. Syd FC fans must be spewing he did sweet F all for them for his time there.

 

His goal last night would have to be up there in our top 5 for the season...great strength, great skill, impeccable footwork and a finishing shot that was impeccable.

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Definitely one of the players who impressed me with the Wanderers. I never liked him when I watched him play for SFC and Jets but he's seriously proved me wrong (which I'm glad).

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He has scored in grand finals twice in the past, let's hope this year history repeats.

 

Mark Bridge, Mark Bridge

Super Mark Bridge

he gets the ball, he scores a goal

Super Mark Bridge.

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He's crap..... --------- < watch this space for an I told you so

I'm watching this space and all.I see is an I lold you so

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He's crap..... --------- < watch this space for an I told you so

I'm watching this space and all.I see is an I lold you so

 

Tway shooting himself in the foot again ;-)

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lol i love all the negativity when he was signed from many people(including myself) but he has been going really well for most of the year and i am happy for him he deserves it

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Dear Mr Bridge.

 

I would like to offer a sincere apologies for the negative comments I expressed when you signed for WSW.

 

I know understand these comments were naive and ignorant.

 

Your play this season has been outstanding, up there with some of the best perforances in the league.

 

Your assist last night was a beautiful ball. Your hatrick against Adeliade also being a particular highlight.

 

It is now clear to me that your time at ESFC was soul destroying. All you really needed was some faith in you as a player.

 

I look forward to our continuing ongoing relationship with WSW.

 

Yours Failthfully

 

Borogz.

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yes plus 1 there.....i thought he was going to be rubbish too. I'd buy u a beer bridgey but your off them!

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I love hearing comments about bridge from sydney fc fans.

"why were you so **** for us" is the general message and yet they don't seem to want to look hard enough to find the answer to that question.

 

Anyway his pass to Dino's head was brilliant, loved it, as was his ball through for Haliti.

 

I wish he would go for the first time shot/pass more often. Something happens to his control when he tries to control it for himself.

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I guess i fall in this category. Why the f... did they sign him. And look now, seems just that ESFC didn't know how to use their players, actually make that still don't know how to use them.

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I guess i fall in this category. Why the f... did they sign him. And look now, seems just that ESFC didn't know how to use their players, actually make that still don't know how to use them.

 

What do you expect from a club that has all the tactical and coaching consistency of a an under-7s team run by a drunk going through the DTs...their attitude is "Hey, let's buy this player/coach and see if that works...oh fucq it doesn't...all out, all change."

 

Bridgey showed last night he doesn't have to take wild and woolly shots or bang in a superb goal to make an impact...his touch on the ball through to Haliti was spot on.

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I guess i fall in this category. Why the f... did they sign him. And look now, seems just that ESFC didn't know how to use their players, actually make that still don't know how to use them.

 

What do you expect from a club that has all the tactical and coaching consistency of a an under-7s team run by a drunk going through the DTs...their attitude is "Hey, let's buy this player/coach and see if that works...oh fucq it doesn't...all out, all change."

 

And yet they haven't changed McFlynn... I mean seriously what the fucq

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I guess i fall in this category. Why the f... did they sign him. And look now, seems just that ESFC didn't know how to use their players, actually make that still don't know how to use them.

 

What do you expect from a club that has all the tactical and coaching consistency of a an under-7s team run by a drunk going through the DTs...their attitude is "Hey, let's buy this player/coach and see if that works...oh fucq it doesn't...all out, all change."

 

Bridgey showed last night he doesn't have to take wild and woolly shots or bang in a superb goal to make an impact...his touch on the ball through to Haliti was spot on.

They think money can get you titles. Unfortunately it can't, but they haven't realised that yet. I don't think anyone will complain if we don't win a title in 5 years but keep playing the way we are now. As long as everyone gives there all on the field I'm happy, and this year they did just that and more. You can't ask for more.

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I guess i fall in this category. Why the f... did they sign him. And look now, seems just that ESFC didn't know how to use their players, actually make that still don't know how to use them.

 

What do you expect from a club that has all the tactical and coaching consistency of a an under-7s team run by a drunk going through the DTs...their attitude is "Hey, let's buy this player/coach and see if that works...oh fucq it doesn't...all out, all change."

:rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

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Well done to Bridgey yesterday, who with his goal moved above Alex Brosque and into outright 5th position in the all time A-League top scorers with 39 goals.

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Did anyone else genuinely think he was going to miss? Well done Bridgey. You continue to prove me wrong every ******* week. hero. 

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Did anyone else genuinely think he was going to miss? Well done Bridgey. You continue to prove me wrong every ****ing week. hero. 

I'll admit I was a bit worried, mainly because I can't remember him ever taking a penalty before, but boy did he prove me wrong.

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Never a concern. Genuinely. Has been outstanding when he gets to play at #10. Love seeing him and Ono switch during a match, unbalances defences every time.

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