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Nick Ward


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  • Date Of Birth: 25/03/85
    Nation: Australia
    Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia
    Squad Number: 22
    Position: Substitute
    Joined Wanderers: 13/03/15
    Contract Details: Contract for remainder of 2014/15 A-League season.
    Contract Finish: 2014/15
    Previous Club: Newcastle Jets
    Wanderers Debut: 13th March vs Melbourne Victory
    A-League Appearances: 1
    A-League Goals: 0
    ACL Appearances: 0
    ACL Goals: 0
    FFA Cup Appearances: 0
    FFA Cup Goals: 0
    Club World Cup Appearances: 0
    Club World Cup Goals: 0
    Total Appearances: 1
    Total Goals: 0
    Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2014/15: 1 (0)
    Description: Perennial journeyman Ward was signed as a desperate injury replacement, making his debut as a late substitute only to suffer an ACL injury making a tackle in what was the last few seconds of the match.
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"Contract for remainder of 2014/15 A-League season."

 

So far and throughout his career he has been shite, dont know why would even sign him for 2-3 more months 

Would have been better to promote some youth from the reserves or NSWNPL rather than a journeyman 

 

FFS from what i heard bloke was knocked back by STATE LEAGUE clubs, but a professional A-league outfit signs him.....

 

fmd 

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yep agreed big time here. Nick Ward is finished. Unless he is playing for $50 a week nfi why we got him there must be 1000 players better than him in oz. It's like Popa couldn't be farked looking for anyone and said hey why dont we get that ward guy that was good 10 years ago.

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I would like to see him do well :)

 

He came on last night into the midfield. Is that his usual position? I see he is listed above as "substitute" lel

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Ward is a player who can be played pretty much anywhere but keeper. In a way he's the Australian version of John O'Shea. Never truly good in one position, but capable and experienced enough across the range of football skills to be deployed when required as a utility. O'Shea did actually play goalkeeper once though.

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Ward is a player who can be played pretty much anywhere but keeper. In a way he's the Australian version of John O'Shea. Never truly good in one position, but capable and experienced enough across the range of football skills to be deployed when required as a utility. O'Shea did actually play goalkeeper once though.

But what's your view that we should have used youth as opposed to ward in matches? Why bring on ward instead of having someone like Youlley or Fofanah on the bench who could have played the role that ward played anyway?

 

Having such restricted benches in the Aleague, having such a player is priceless pretty much being able to cover multiple roles whereas having youth on the bench restricts them to there own restricted roles. I guess we know why Cole is such a Popa favourite in this regard. Did I just answer my own question?

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5 subs means Popa will pick Ward so he can protect multiple positions.

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Ward used to be a midfielder. Now he is whatever it takes to get a contract.

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why not pick a youth player? they have nothing to do now, their season is finished, best time to use youth players, we're either gonna finish 9th or 10th, no difference, give the youth as much time as possible, gives you a chance to see who is worth keeping for next season...

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why not pick a youth player? they have nothing to do now, their season is finished, best time to use youth players, we're either gonna finish 9th or 10th, no difference, give the youth as much time as possible, gives you a chance to see who is worth keeping for next season...

I think it more has to do with the size of the squad.

 

I believe that with our 23 man squad, our extra youth players outside of it can still be used. Adding Nick Ward means we have another player to call on inside the squad whilst we can still use the youth players.

Essentially we have one extra player than we would have if we had promoted a youth player.

 

But I could be wrong and the extra youth guys (ie Kuzi, Aspro, Youlley) may be injury replacements.

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So Nick Ward's wanderers career lasted about 15 minutes longer than Gol Gol's. Has done his ACL. Poor guy.

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So Nick Ward's wanderers career lasted about 15 minutes longer than Gol Gol's. Has done his ACL. Poor guy.

Sauce?

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what happens when you sign an out of shape hasbeen

 

wishing him a speedy recovery nevertheless

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How easy is it to do your ACL?

This seems to be such a common injury that players sustain from just taking a step...

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How easy is it to do your ACL?

This seems to be such a common injury that players sustain from just taking a step...

A lot to do with core mobility and body functioning how it's meant to. The slightest bit 'off' and risk increases big time.

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How easy is it to do your ACL?
This seems to be such a common injury that players sustain from just taking a step...

Okay, stay with me here

There are many theories as to the cause of ACL injury, 
Women experience ACL injuries at a higher rate than men, 
this is usually thought to occur because a female's hips are wider than a males and therefore there a greater angle is created at the knee joint.
overtime a greater pressure is placed on the ACL and causes higher rates of injury in females.

however regardless of gender, one theory that can lead to an increased risk tearing your ACL is having weak hamstrings.
The ACL attaches from the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia and it's main function is to stop the tibia (large lower leg bone) from moving forward out of the knee joint.
The hamstring muscle group also assists in stopping from the tibia moving forward out of the knee joint.
however the quadriceps muscles pull the tibia forward out of the knee joint as they assist in keeping the tibia from moving backwards out of the joint.
bascially, Hamstring and ACL work to keep the Tibia from moving forward, and quadriceps and PCL (Posterior cruciate ligament) work together to stop the tibia from moving backwards

If you have strong quadriceps and weak hamstrings then your chance of ACL injury is greatly increased.
Even if you have strong hamstrings, if you have much stronger quad muscles then the ratio between quad and hamstring strength is unbalanced and this leaves you at risk of ACL injury.

Is it not to say that all people that have an ACL injury have weak hamstrings, however it can be a pre-determining factor at an individuals risk of ACL injury 

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Why do we have so many injuries this season ?

simple, fatigue...

in order to battle fatigue, you have to be fit, 

to be fitter you have to train harder, 

which then causes more fatigue, 

 

it's the dog chasing the tail 

 

How easy is it to do your ACL?

This seems to be such a common injury that players sustain from just taking a step...

A lot to do with core mobility and body functioning how it's meant to. The slightest bit 'off' and risk increases big time.

 

It can be different for so many people, 

some research suggests that genetics play a factor too, 

An ACL injury is a ticking time bomb for every athlete, you can do all of the prehab strength and conditioning in the world and still rupture your ACL.

some athletes do none at all and are completely fine..

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How easy is it to do your ACL?

This seems to be such a common injury that players sustain from just taking a step...

Okay, stay with me here

 

There are many theories as to the cause of ACL injury,

Women experience ACL injuries at a higher rate than men,

this is usually thought to occur because a female's hips are wider than a males and therefore there a greater angle is created at the knee joint.

overtime a greater pressure is placed on the ACL and causes higher rates of injury in females.

 

however regardless of gender, one theory that can lead to an increased risk tearing your ACL is having weak hamstrings.

The ACL attaches from the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia and it's main function is to stop the tibia (large lower leg bone) from moving forward out of the knee joint.

The hamstring muscle group also assists in stopping from the tibia moving forward out of the knee joint.

however the quadriceps muscles pull the tibia forward out of the knee joint as they assist in keeping the tibia from moving backwards out of the joint.

bascially, Hamstring and ACL work to keep the Tibia from moving forward, and quadriceps and PCL (Posterior cruciate ligament) work together to stop the tibia from moving backwards

 

If you have strong quadriceps and weak hamstrings then your chance of ACL injury is greatly increased.

Even if you have strong hamstrings, if you have much stronger quad muscles then the ratio between quad and hamstring strength is unbalanced and this leaves you at risk of ACL injury.

 

Is it not to say that all people that have an ACL injury have weak hamstrings, however it can be a pre-determining factor at an individuals risk of ACL injury

Reading that takes me back to year 12 PDHPE haha

 

But thanks! Are there also varying degrees? I swear when Golgol and Ali Abbas both did theirs they were dying on the pitch. I don't even remember Nick Ward hurting himself on Friday.

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It was right at the end of the game. An ACL injury can let you walk off the pitch, or even run for a little while before it starts to swell.

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poor nicky. quickly became my favourite wanderer that we signed in march.

 

 

does anyone remember when we were joking about the smurf's ACL woes?

 

good times. :)

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Why do we have so many injuries this season ?

 

After the match against City, Popa said that the players started to fall apart. He made a reference to the CWC trip to Morocco, and what it meant for the players in terms of strain on their bodies, that the squad he has is not trained for this kind of football demands.

 

I guess A-League players usually don't go through football academies where their bodies are gradually built up for professional football. Instead, we have quite average guys who are going to the limit more often then not to try and keep up with the opponents, and in the process they are falling apart.

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How easy is it to do your ACL?

This seems to be such a common injury that players sustain from just taking a step...

Okay, stay with me here

 

There are many theories as to the cause of ACL injury,

Women experience ACL injuries at a higher rate than men,

this is usually thought to occur because a female's hips are wider than a males and therefore there a greater angle is created at the knee joint.

overtime a greater pressure is placed on the ACL and causes higher rates of injury in females.

 

however regardless of gender, one theory that can lead to an increased risk tearing your ACL is having weak hamstrings.

The ACL attaches from the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia and it's main function is to stop the tibia (large lower leg bone) from moving forward out of the knee joint.

The hamstring muscle group also assists in stopping from the tibia moving forward out of the knee joint.

however the quadriceps muscles pull the tibia forward out of the knee joint as they assist in keeping the tibia from moving backwards out of the joint.

bascially, Hamstring and ACL work to keep the Tibia from moving forward, and quadriceps and PCL (Posterior cruciate ligament) work together to stop the tibia from moving backwards

 

If you have strong quadriceps and weak hamstrings then your chance of ACL injury is greatly increased.

Even if you have strong hamstrings, if you have much stronger quad muscles then the ratio between quad and hamstring strength is unbalanced and this leaves you at risk of ACL injury.

 

Is it not to say that all people that have an ACL injury have weak hamstrings, however it can be a pre-determining factor at an individuals risk of ACL injury

Reading that takes me back to year 12 PDHPE haha

 

But thanks! Are there also varying degrees? I swear when Golgol and Ali Abbas both did theirs they were dying on the pitch. I don't even remember Nick Ward hurting himself on Friday.

 

varying degrees of tears, sometimes you can also tear other ligaments too or have meniscus and cartliage damage.

people have different pain thresholds, if you've done your ACL before and do it again your probably more likely to be able to walk it off because you yo've experience that pain before.

You also may be able to walk it off if the tendon that holds some of the hamstring muscles to the tibia is still intact and strong enough that that can act to stabilize the knee instead of the ACL.

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the injury replacement's injury replacement is now injured. 

so do we get to sign God to play with us or what?

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What's Lucas Neill upto these days??

 

if people could just stop mentioning "you know who" that'd be great mmmmkay?

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What's Lucas Neill upto these days??

 

if people could just stop mentioning "you know who" that'd be great mmmmkay?

 

Benoit Assou-Ekotto  :ninja:  :cheeky:

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