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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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Geeez, anyone else mightily impressed with Bridgey at 10 again this week? I'm loving the combination with Labi. Guarantee he will score this week, put the house on it.

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typical Bridgey last night! showed us the best and worst of him haha. missed two absolute sitters to grab his hat-trick 

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typical Bridgey last night! showed us the best and worst of him haha. missed two absolute sitters to grab his hat-trick 

 

Indeed...vintage Bridge.

 

His first goal was a fairly simple ask and thanks to Dino's dummy (cough cough :cheeky: ) he had no problems sinking it. The second was without doubt one of his best this year in terms of skill and use of the ball. Then he had two very decent chances that in all honesty should have given us a 5-0 win and he couldn't aim right. Frustrating yes, but would I rather have someone like Bridgey in the team rather than a goal scoring machine in a very ordinary like Smeltz, ADP or Brockie?

 

Hell yes!

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He has had a great season and his confidence is sky high, he should be in the Australian squad.

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typical Bridgey last night! showed us the best and worst of him haha. missed two absolute sitters to grab his hat-trick 

 

Yeah, that last one looked even worse on camera

 

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typical Bridgey last night! showed us the best and worst of him haha. missed two absolute sitters to grab his hat-trick 

 

Yeah, that last one looked even worse on camera

 

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Disagreed. 4-5 rows of us in the core bay were already singing 'let's go ******* mental' and jumping/generally going crazy before someone casually pointed out that it had missed. 

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typical Bridgey last night! showed us the best and worst of him haha. missed two absolute sitters to grab his hat-trick 

 

Yeah, that last one looked even worse on camera

 

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Disagreed. 4-5 rows of us in the core bay were already singing 'let's go ****ing mental' and jumping/generally going crazy before someone casually pointed out that it had missed. 

 

Oh, we thought it had gone it too from where I was standing. Just saying the camera made it look worse than how it looked at the game.

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I understand what you're saying now. I think Bridgey suffered because he almost had too much time. That defender seems pretty nonchalant about closing him down, and Bridge has decided to try and place it rather than just put his foot through it. Shame, but it didn't really matter much in the end hey. Shame Bridgey didn't get his hat-trick. His work for the second was great... Even if he didn't score he should have had a penalty. Really turned his career around... Is that 11 goals this year? Hero.

 

 

 

(But it must be acknowledged he definitely suffers from some horrible misses) 

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Yeah, a 2nd hat trick would have been great. Also, he got me 52 points for my fantasy league team, thanks Bridgey!  :xnod:

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My mate after the Roar game. "When the F... did Mark Bridge become Messi?! he's been doing nutmegs and turning guys inside out all game" 

How far you've come gone Bridgey, i've got a sneaky feeling he is going to get us the winner in the Grand Final.

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My mate after the Roar game. "When the F... did Mark Bridge become Messi?! he's been doing nutmegs and turning guys inside out all game" 

 

How far you've come gone Bridgey, i've got a sneaky feeling he is going to get us the winner in the Grand Final.

 

he's done it twice already.

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the guy's written into wanderers history already. first goal, first brace, first hat-trick, leading scorer. why not cap it all off with another grand final goal?

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Not to mention all the defensive running he's been doing. And the fact that he's the first option in transition about 60% of the time. Massive wraps on him this year, especially after many questioned his signing.

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My mate after the Roar game. "When the F... did Mark Bridge become Messi?! he's been doing nutmegs and turning guys inside out all game" 

 

How far you've come gone Bridgey, i've got a sneaky feeling he is going to get us the winner in the Grand Final.

 

 

 

My mate after the Roar game. "When the F... did Mark Bridge become Messi?! he's been doing nutmegs and turning guys inside out all game" 

 

How far you've come gone Bridgey, i've got a sneaky feeling he is going to get us the winner in the Grand Final.

 

he's done it twice already.

Mate at the beginning of the year i really didn't think I would be that happy with the Bridge singing..But mate, he has made such a fool out of me and all those who doubted. His fitness, passion and skill levels have just quadrupoled...watching some of his moves against the Roar, I couldnt believe the things he was doing..Bridge..take a massive bow. for my money you have been one of the best all season, a pleasure to watch..go score a couple this weekend..LOVE YOUR WORK

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Bridge didn't train today... Might be injured. Came out in joggers rather than boots and then left.

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Western Sydney Wanderers striker Mark Bridge has signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2016-2017 A-League season. "Moving home to Western Sydney and playing for the Wanderers was one of the best decisions of my life," said Bridge. "This is a special club. From the coaching staff and the environment we work and train in to our incredible fans, being a Wanderer has made me a better player and a happier person."

 

Bridge scored 11 goals last season as the Wanderers won the Premiers' Plate and reached the grand final, and coach Tony Popovic said he was pleased with the 27-year-old's progress. "Mark has improved immeasurably in his first year at the club," said Popovic. "He is already showing in pre-season training his appetite to continue developing and improving as a player. He's a player we want to keep at the club for a long time."

 

http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/news/1165999/Bridge-signs-new-Wanderers-deal

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Western Sydney Wanderers striker Mark Bridge has signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2016-2017 A-League season. "Moving home to Western Sydney and playing for the Wanderers was one of the best decisions of my life," said Bridge. "This is a special club. From the coaching staff and the environment we work and train in to our incredible fans, being a Wanderer has made me a better player and a happier person."

 

Bridge scored 11 goals last season as the Wanderers won the Premiers' Plate and reached the grand final, and coach Tony Popovic said he was pleased with the 27-year-old's progress. "Mark has improved immeasurably in his first year at the club," said Popovic. "He is already showing in pre-season training his appetite to continue developing and improving as a player. He's a player we want to keep at the club for a long time."

 

http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/news/1165999/Bridge-signs-new-Wanderers-deal

 

 

this is awesome news.

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Wow, Popa continues to show big faith in Bridge.

 

Great things he's had to say about our club too. Good man.

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Yeah, that last one looked even worse on camera

 

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Thats so bad. He knew it was rubbish as soon as it left his boot. lol

 

 

Great player, but.

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Is Michael Bridge part of that fantastic 2012/13 Wanderers team that included Terry Haliti, Norman Ono, Eric Von Polenz, Desmond Hersi and Enid Kresinger?

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