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Romeo Castelen


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  • Date Of Birth: 03/05/83
    Nation: Netherlands
    Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
    Squad Number: 7
    Position: Right Wing
    Joined Wanderers: 19/07/14
    Contract Details: 2 Year Initial Contract
    Contract Finish: 2015/16
    Previous Club: RKC Waalwijk
    Wanderers Debut: 11th October vs Melbourne Victory
    A-League Appearances: 44
    A-League Goals: 10
    ACL Appearances: 5
    ACL Goals: 1
    FFA Cup Appearances: 2
    FFA Cup Goals: 0
    Club World Cup Appearances: 2
    Club World Cup Goals: 1
    Total Appearances: 53
    Total Goals: 12
    Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2014/15: 23 (5), 2015/16: 30 (7)
    Highlight: Scored his first goal for the club against ES Setif in the Club World Cup 17/12/2014.
    Highlight: Scored his first goal in the A-League against Brisbane Roar on 25/3/2015.
    Highlight: Scored a hat-trick in the 2015/16 Semi-Final against Brisbane Roar.
    Description: Romeo Castelen is a winger who made an impact on the Dutch football scene in the early 2000's, having broken through at Den Haag & giants Feyenoord, he gained 10 caps for the Dutch national side before a barrage of injuries forced him to spend half a decade on the sideline. His first season for the Wanderers was punctuated by another wave of injuries, despite this he managed 5 goals in 23 games.
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So excited by this. When he was at Feyenoord I held him in massive regard, him and a little left-pegger called Robben were coming through to be the next Dutch stars. Bloody injury cost the Oranje a superstar.

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Signed on because he checked YouTube and saw vids of the fans and the team.

I'm taking partial responsibility for his signing as I did for Saba. I expect a % cut in the mail over teh course of the season.

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5 of his 6 goals last season were scored after the 80th minute. 

 

Given that WSW have a habit of rallying late in games (during & after Poznan), he should be an ideal fit. 

 

I dunno man, I got the vibe we fell apart late in many games last season rather than rallied, he could be the answer to this problem.

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Signed on because he checked YouTube and saw vids of the fans and the team.

I'm taking partial responsibility for his signing as I did for Saba. I expect a % cut in the mail over teh course of the season.

It's a shame one guy does a better job promoting the team on social media then an entire PR team. #erebusin

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By Iain Strachan

     
 

21/07/2014 14:10:00

 

Goal Australia examines the new Western Sydney player's key statistics and fitness record as he prepares for a new chapter in his career at the beaten grand finalists

 

You hadn't heard of Youssouf Hersi either, right?

 

Two years ago Tony Popovic pulled off a coup in securing the services of the former Ajax man, who helped Western Sydney to the A-League premiership and two successive grand finals before leaving for Perth Glory at the end of last season.

 

So has 'Popa' repeated the feat by luring another unheralded Dutch winger to Wanderland?

 

Tempering the excitement of those in red and black over the arrival of the 10-cap Netherlands international is the fact that Castelen is a year older than Hersi and has endured a horror run of injuries during his career.

 

A product of the ADO Den Haag youth academy, Castelen won the UEFA Under-21 European Championship with the Netherlands in 2006, playing alongside Urby Emanuelson, Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Ron Vlaar in the final.

 

He impressed for Feyenoord between 2004 and 2007, but it all went wrong upon joining Hamburg, where a succession of knee injuries restricted him to just 17 Bundesliga appearances in five years.

 

He managed two league games during a brief spell at Russian Premier League side Volga Nizhny Novgorod in 2013, before finally rediscovery form and fitness at RKC Waalwijk last season.

 

A total of 29 appearances, 28 of them starts, was a huge improvement on those lost middle years of Castelen's career, but he still missed six games between December and January due to (you guessed it) a knee injury.

 

When he was on the field, Castelen was a clear standout in a struggling team, with RKC finishing third from bottom and suffering relegation to the Eerste Divisie.

 

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Of the 10 wingers and forwards to make the most appearances for the bottom three teams, Castelen was the second highest goalscorer with six strikes and boasted the second highest shooting accuracy of 61.29 percent, behind only Guus Huppers of Roda (nine goals) and NEC's Soren Rieks (64.52 percent) respectively.

 

He was the joint leading assist provider, setting up six goals for team-mates, created the most chances (38), topped the charts for passing accuracy in his own half (87.73) and the opposition half (78.28), as well as recording the best accuracy for crossing/corners at 36.84.

 

Although Castelen couldn't prevent RKC from dropping to the second tier, the Suriname-born veteran proved he's still capable of playing out a season and making a significant impact for his club, finally demonstrating the ability that once saw him tipped to make the Netherlands' 2006 FIFA World Cup squad.

 

If his knee holds up and his form from an Eredivisie relegation battle translates to Parramatta Stadium, the Red and Black Bloc could well have a new hero to cheer on, while Popovic will be lauded for another transfer market masterstroke.

 

But if Castelen's injury curse strikes again, the Dutchman is set to become very well acquainted with the Wanderers' treatment table. Is it a gamble worth taking?

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Pertinent question, is it:

RO-MAY-O

or

RO-MEE-O

?

 

Ro-mee-o

His qualities encapsulated in one video.

 

Exquisite play, good technical ability, knee injury.

 

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Pertinent question, is it:

RO-MAY-O

or

RO-MEE-O

?

 

Ro-mee-o

His qualities encapsulated in one video.

 

Exquisite play, good technical ability, knee injury.

 

 

 

wow can't wait to see him running at a few of the LB's in the A-league.

 

Maybe his constant knee injuries can be explained by the way he is brought down by defenders, and how his own team mate, assuming it is cramp,  immediately bends back his knee ;-)

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This should really be in the Spira thread but I found this little tidbit interesting.

 

Article: http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/spira-surgery-a-success-says-popovic/1iwxkdgcnhb0n1dedvrqvtl1ln

 

 

Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic is confident Matthew Spiranovic will return a “bigger and better†player after successful surgery on his ankle.

The Socceroos defender went under the knife on Monday and is expected to be sidelined for up to 10 weeks and will miss the club’s ACL quarter-final next month.

He will immediately begin his rehabilitation with Wanderers medical staff in the hope of being ready for the start of the Hyundai A-League season.

“He (Spiranovic) had his operation yesterday and it’s all gone very well,†Wanderers boss Popovic said on Tuesday.

“Now it’s the recovery phase for him. I’m sure he’ll be back bigger and better once he heals from the injury.

“He had a fantastic world cup. He came back very eager and keen to get back with the Wanderers in training with all the big games we’ve got coming up.

“Unfortunately these things happen in football. (Surgery) was necessary, it needed to be done but we will all benefit from the outcome once he gets over this injury.â€

In some exciting news for the club, new recruit Romeo Castelen will arrive in Sydney tonight and will immediately get down to training ahead of the ACL clash with Guangzhou Evergrande at Parramatta Stadium on August 20.

“It’s coming very quickly and the players are working very hard,†Popovic said.

“We’re preparing for a quarter final of a Champions League game without playing league games, it’s unique but it’s something we have to deal with and we’ll be the best we can be on that day, that’s for sure.â€

 

Did I miss an announce by the club on social media?!

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I've been at the accountant & to gallop a couple of dogs this afternoon. 

Nobody else home so I may as well make the trip.

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