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Nikita Rukavytsya


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  • Date Of Birth: 22/06/87
    Nation: Australia
    Birthplace: Mykolayiv, Ukraine
    Squad Number: 12
    Position: Forward
    Secondary Positions: Winger
    Joined Wanderers: 13/10/14
    Contract Details: 1 Year Initial Contract
    Contract Finish: 2014/15
    Previous Club: Mainz 05
    Wanderers Debut: 7th November 2014 vs Wellington Phoenix
    A-League Appearances: 23
    A-League Goals: 3
    ACL Appearances: 4
    ACL Goals: 1
    FFA Cup Appearances: 0
    FFA Cup Goals: 0
    Club World Cup Appearances: 1
    Club World Cup Goals: 0
    Total Appearances: 28
    Total Goals: 4
    Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2014/15: 28 (4)
    Highlight: Scored his first goal for the Wanderers against Wellington Phoenix in Round 16 Season 2014/15 on 8/02/2015
    Description: Nikita Rukavytsya is an agile wing forward who burst onto the A-League scene as a teenager, scoring 16 goals for Perth Glory that secured a European move to FC Twente in 2009. 5 years later he returns to Australia in an attempt to finally fulfil the potential seen in his younger days. The much hyped flyer didn't perform to the expected standard scoring only 4 goals in his only season.
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I liked what I saw last night,

If he puts in a few more good performances like that then Postecoglou has to pick him for the Asian Cup.

 

He's the extra attacking option that the socceroos lack.

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Did well again last night n really should've put away that chance that hit the upright. Feels like just missing that lil bit of luck currently but once Ruka scores that 1st goal..watch the floodgates open.

 

One thing I've noticed is quite often his forward runs are started expecting 1st time pass from the players but it rarely eventuates. I see this as him still not having quite adjusted to the ALeague standard yet compared to what he was used to in Germany. Just that bit of gelling that needs to be done

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His lead up to that near equaliser last night was simply sensational.

 

Something is going to click for Ruka real soon and when it does - there isn't a defensive lineup in the A League that will be able to deal with him.

 

I hope we keep him for a while yet.

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His lead up to that near equaliser last night was simply sensational.

 

Something is going to click for Ruka real soon and when it does - there isn't a defensive lineup in the A League that will be able to deal with him.

 

I hope we keep him for a while yet.

I hope he scores a goal before his confidence gets Scott McDonald'd 

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His lead up to that near equaliser last night was simply sensational.

 

Something is going to click for Ruka real soon and when it does - there isn't a defensive lineup in the A League that will be able to deal with him.

 

I hope we keep him for a while yet.

I hope he scores a goal before his confidence gets Scott McDonald'd 

 

what a bludge of a player he turned out to be for Australia, but you look at his club career and his goal scoring record is good  :unknw:

3 years as Celtic and it was over 50%

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His lead up to that near equaliser last night was simply sensational.

 

Something is going to click for Ruka real soon and when it does - there isn't a defensive lineup in the A League that will be able to deal with him.

 

I hope we keep him for a while yet.

I hope he scores a goal before his confidence gets Scott McDonald'd 

 

what a bludge of a player he turned out to be for Australia, but you look at his club career and his goal scoring record is good  :unknw:

3 years as Celtic and it was over 50%

 

If I remember correctly Angry Arnold is a big reason we never got a good performance out of him at national level...

 

Let's just hope Nikita is able to bury a few goals soon so we don't have to worry about that. 

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I bet Ruka is wondering of he made the right **** move coming to WSW over Perth! Couldn't blame him with everything that is going on.

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Ruka is currently on tour in Morocca (with a live chance of playing against Real Madrid next week) & has been called into the intial Socceroos squad for the Asian Cup.

In 2015 he'll have an opportunity to play ACL games, thus putting himself in the window of many Asian Clubs looking for a striker.

IMHO, he's definately made the right decision.

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Ruka finding it tough as I expected. There must of been a reason why he wasn't getting game time at his club in the 2nd division of the Bundesliga.

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Tough? He's been doing very well. He should be on two goals now, as far as I'm concerned - except for a lucky save and the goalpost. We wouldn't be having this chat if both those had gone in!

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Tough? He's been doing very well. He should be on two goals now, as far as I'm concerned - except for a lucky save and the goalpost. We wouldn't be having this chat if both those had gone in!

If is not good enough! Re-read my post and re-read again.

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Ruka finding it tough as I expected. There must of been a reason why he wasn't getting game time at his club in the 2nd division of the Bundesliga.

He was at a Bundesliga club, not a second division club.

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Oar, Kruse, Leckie are the main wingers.
He wasn't going to beat out them unless he had scored a few of those chances

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Ruka finding it tough as I expected. There must of been a reason why he wasn't getting game time at his club in the 2nd division of the Bundesliga.

He was at a Bundesliga club, not a second division club.

2nd division of the Bundesliga. Not good enough for me scared to put his body on the line for the team, evident of that last weekend when he should of scored but pulled out unlike Covic who puts his body on the line week in week out.

 

The Rukavytsa fan club carry on.

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needs a right foot desperately, other than that he's improving week in week out and if the Asian cup was in march I dare say he'd be a shoe in if he keeps improving the way he is.

 

but the Asian cup is not in march, so this is pretty much another pointless post brought to you by theguyyouwishyouwere.

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needs a right foot desperately, other than that he's improving week in week out and if the Asian cup was in march I dare say he'd be a shoe in if he keeps improving the way he is.

 

but the Asian cup is not in march, so this is pretty much another pointless post brought to you by theguyyouwishyouwere.

 

Forums are all about pointless posts. Keep up the good work.

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Ruka is as painfully one-footed as Hersi. He squandered a few chances last night because he had to shoot with his right foot. He needs to be a more prolific goal scorer if he wants to getaway with that and play for the NT again.

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This guy is really not as good as everyone else makes him out to be, or he really is low on confidence....

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Just as big as a flop as Saba and Adeleke.

 

Escaped criticism.

Edited by Stokz

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Just as big as a flop as Saba and Adeleke.

 

Escaped criticism.

 

Won't be escaping criticism for much longer though one would think.

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I didn't realise he was on the park until he took that corner in the 92nd minute

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I didn't realise he was on the park until he took that corner in the 92nd minute

 

i noticed when he ****ed up a 2 on 1 with one of the weakest shots ever seen

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