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Robert Cornthwaite


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  • Date Of Birth: 24/10/85
    Nation: Australia
    Birthplace: Blackburn, England
    Squad Number: 18
    Position: Central Defender
    Joined Wanderers: 13/07/16
    Contract Details: 2 Year Initial Contract
    Contract Finish: 2017/18
    Previous Club: Selangor FA
    Wanderers Debut: 8th October 2016 vs Sydney FC
    A-League Appearances: 30
    A-League Goals: 2
    ACL Appearances: 2
    ACL Goals: 0
    FFA Cup Appearances: 3
    FFA Cup Goals: 1
    Total Appearances: 35
    Total Goals: 3
    Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2016/17: 21 (2), 2017/18: 14 (1)
    Highlight: Scored his first and second goals for the Wanderers against Newcastle Jets in Round 25 of A-League season 2016/17.
    Description: A tall central defender who has spent the majority of his career in Australia, with 6 seasons at Adelaide United. Despite being born English, he has won 6 caps for the Australian national team. After a rusty start to his Wanderers career, he combined with Jonathan Aspro as a solid if not spectacular central defensive pairing in the second half of season 2016/17.
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Cornthwaite must come in and Neville must come in. Aspro looked better with cornthwaite as he was previously carrying borda and hammil is a passenger.

 

Despite him not having played much, that's no excuse in having to waste a substitution at the 70th minute mark when half the time he is sitting back and not making the forward runs he should be making

 

Next weeks back 4

 

Neville cornthwaite Aspro clisby

 

I'd go with that. Cornthwaite could also end up as an option for captaincy. There was a lot more defensive cohesion last night with more direction from Vedran and Cornthwaite taking a leading role. Aspro stepped up his game accordingly. Borda may have improved slightly in previous weeks but by no stretch of the imagination is he a 'backline leader'.

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Cornthwaite must come in and Neville must come in. Aspro looked better with cornthwaite as he was previously carrying borda and hammil is a passenger.

Despite him not having played much, that's no excuse in having to waste a substitution at the 70th minute mark when half the time he is sitting back and not making the forward runs he should be making

Next weeks back 4

Neville cornthwaite Aspro clisby

 

 

I'd go with that. Cornthwaite could also end up as an option for captaincy. There was a lot more defensive cohesion last night with more direction from Vedran and Cornthwaite taking a leading role. Aspro stepped up his game accordingly. Borda may have improved slightly in previous weeks but by no stretch of the imagination is he a 'backline leader'.

I wonder how much the communication levels has played in the guys performing this season.

From the outside it seemed like our backline lacked communication with Redmayne, and it seemed to improve a bit with Tyson. Now with a guy who is very vocal (Vedran) and a senior CB who has found his feet/voice, I think it will (as you said Martin) help lift our back four into a cohesive and stable unit. Fingers crossed

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Looking forward too seeing an error free 90 minute game of him next Saturday.

 

With half the season over, the time has come for the slapstick festival at the back to be retired. We've given our opponents enough material this season to contently laugh themselves to sleep.

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We've seen one bad and one good game from him..... Let's not get over excited hopefully he's turned the corner but time will tell.

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To be fair to him, while dropped he just got on with training etc and seems like a proper professional I hope he comes good

 

Not many come back from the Popa TreatmentTM so he must have kept working hard and not had any tantrums.

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A message Robbie Cornthwaite: Please rediscover your old Adelaide Form and kick Borda out of the first 11

i was more thinking he should kick graham arnold in the balls

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i like his sense of humour

 

 

I've only just caught up here...thanks for posting that Goat!   :lol:  :lol:

 

I liked the B League.  :)

 

that is an unpopular opinion but i agree i mean for me it was very hit and miss but there was enough hit

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i like his sense of humour

 

 

I've only just caught up here...thanks for posting that Goat!   :lol:  :lol:

 

I liked the B League.  :)

 

that is an unpopular opinion but i agree i mean for me it was very hit and miss but there was enough hit

 

Yes, that "hits the nail on the head" exactly.

 

 It was a way to see something of the personalities of A league players....and others involved in the league.  :xnod:

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There is actually also a very funny video of cornflakes driving Clisby and Neville to training. It's a video on the wanderers Facebook page and I recommend giving it a watch.

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i like his sense of humour

 

 

I've only just caught up here...thanks for posting that Goat!   :lol:  :lol:

 

I liked the B League.  :)

 

 

As a Golden Cornthwaite winner who never got his trophy I have spoken to Robbie about this...he disavows any association with those cheapskates now  :cheeky:

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He appears to be the leader we've been missing for the first half of the season. Filling the gap the departures of Bridgey, NTS, and Jamo left behind.

 

He had a lot of catching up to do after playing in a lower Asian league for as long as he did, but it appears he managed to get on top of his game. He was impressive at the derby, that's for sure.

 

I didn't think he'd come back, but boy am I glad he did. We seem much more settled at the back with Cornflakes, and Vedran behind him. About time, but better late than never.

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He appears to be the leader we've been missing for the first half of the season. Filling the gap the departures of Bridgey, NTS, and Jamo left behind.

 

He had a lot of catching up to do after playing in a lower Asian league for as long as he did, but it appears he managed to get on top of his game. He was impressive at the derby, that's for sure.

 

I didn't think he'd come back, but boy am I glad he did. We seem much more settled at the back with Cornflakes, and Vedran behind him. About time, but better late than never.

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Cornthwaite joining in with the RBB doing Dale Cavese (iirc?) at the conclusion of the match. :xnod::xnod:

 

Right on the full-time whistle he turned to the rbb, raised both arms , and let out a HUUGGEEE "**** YEAHHHH!!!"

 

It was at that point that I turned to one one of our mutual friends and said "remind me to **** Robbie Cornthwaite later"

 

The bloke gets it #ShouldBeCaptain

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Cornthwaite joining in with the RBB doing Dale Cavese (iirc?) at the conclusion of the match. :xnod: :xnod:

 

Right on the full-time whistle he turned to the rbb, raised both arms , and let out a HUUGGEEE "**** YEAHHHH!!!"

 

It was at that point that I turned to one one of our mutual friends and said "remind me to **** Robbie Cornthwaite later"

 

The bloke gets it #ShouldBeCaptain

 

 

Now this would have been good to see on the B-League

 

Cornflakes > Borda

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He is slow and his long balls are absolutely atrocious - either going over the goal line or sideline.

But there's just a steel-ness about him that has reinforced our defence.

ESFC have scored a shite load of goals this season, but the last two times they have played us, they have failed to score.

This has been in no small way due to Cornflakes at the back.

 

#Bordaout

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At one stage he reminded me of NTS.

 

First off, the guy is experienced beyond the capabilities of the other three usual starting backs. Just like NTS in seasons 2-4 he has his shite wired from playing the game over and over and over again.

 

Secondly, that experience inspires confidence and trust among his colleagues. As much as it is key to be a gifted and creative individual footballer it is also key to be a team player, especially at the back. Both NTS and Cornflakes have the leadership to do this. I would argue that Aspro particularly has benefited from Rob's work as a starting CB.

 

Thirdly he adds height in both boxes, just as NTS did. He hasn't as yet scored for us like Topor did or as he himself has for the Socceroos, but it would not surprise me if he did.

 

Fourthly, he has a physical presence on the pitch that is just like NTS..yes, he may be ponderous, but it's not that easy to stop him when he gets going nor is it easy to get through him.

 

If he keeps getting starts with us I'd be more than happy.

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Glad that he came good because he didn't look good to begin with. Took a while to settle into the pace of the A-league. Glad he's doing well as the addition of him and Vedran has led to a vastly improved defensive record recently. Only problem is pace, because Aspro isn't that quick either.

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