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  1. Jukes01

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    Just tell him he looks cool, take photos of it from every angle and then show him in 20 years time when the conversation will turn to, "Dad why didn't you stop me. What the **** was I thinking"
  2. When you think you have seen it all as a WSW supporter and then this. How do we keep losing from these positions. Its like there is a socceroos curse on the Wanderers. Unreal.
  3. This is based on a number of things. 1. First he is a PROVEN coach at Bundesliga level taking Hertha to the title. You don't just do that if you can't coach. Hertha isn't a small club by any means but they certainly aren't the elite of Bayern Munich or Borrussia Dortmund. 2. We have had the bulk of the squad together for a while and there has been player unrest in the past and under performance. At what point do the players get the blame instead of the coach. 3. We have had a number of coaching changes since Popa left - Foxe, Gombau and now Babbel. I don't believe any of those coaches were given a fair crack. You could argue Gombau had been given a fair shake but I would have given him one more season. I think he missed top 6 by one win, not that I think top 6 is anything to crow about. 4. We inherited a good chunk of players from the Gombau era. He signed a whole bunch of players towards the end of his tenure. WHY WHY WHY would we do that. 5. Having a revolving door of coaches like East Sydney did a couple of seasons is not the way to build stability in your club. The season is a write off anyway and I would prefer to give him a clean shot rather than another expensive pay out and then a search for a coach.
  4. I just hope that we persist with Marcus. The biggest mistake we can do right now is to let him go. Give him a genuine crack next year. He has had time to assess his own squad, other A-league players and the A-league itself. I am sure he will build the right team and we will have a great year next year. This season is a write off, time to rebuild NOW. We have lots of deadwood in the team. If the Mariners want to take our scraps they are more than welcome.
  5. I cant really fault that performance. FMD how unlucky can we be. Every time we play teams their keepers seem to have a career night. I have no idea how Thomas saved some of those shots, he had a blinder.
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    A-League & 2nd Tier Expansion Thread V2

    Expansion wont possibly happen next year. Its impossible. The only thing that might be announced is 2-4 new teams but it wont be for next season but the following season.
  7. Jukes01

    Why can't we score?

    I am not sure if its something that is particular about WSW but there are some things I noticed. 1. We cannot hit a rolling ball one time - Sometimes this is absolutely necessary because you just don't have time to do anything else. You cant afford to stop the ball which will help get the defence set and allow for a block. 2. Terrible first touch - This is similar to the above option only in the sense that first time balls should be hit more often. When you are trying to stop the ball or cushion it, you need to cushion the ball to the side of your body in order to get a quick shot away. This is also to get give yourself enough space in order to give yourself leverage and power in the shot. This doesn't happen. What I notice happen is that the ball is stopped in front of the player, he gets no back lift or leverage from the shot, is too front on and therefore has to create an extra touch in order to get the ball away from his body in order to create space for the shot. 3. Over complicating things - Too many touches, especially in and around the 18 yard box. Just need to be more decisive when shooting. See an early gap shoot. 4 Not shooting in a crowded area. There are so many times when you need to shoot in a crowded box, its not easy for keepers to stop this especially with players in the way and deflections on goal also a possibility. 5 Following up - As soon as you see someone shooting you follow up on the keeper, plenty of times keepers will not be able to grab shots on the first grab. Interestingly Sotirio managed to get one of these goals last week but that was more from the keepers incompetence more than anything. A very slow reaction from the keeper. 6. We don't utilize our current striker. We have a good striker who can play a number of ways but he is also deadly in the air. Seriously how many times have we given a good hard cross that just lands on his head. I was always taught the best spot to aim is the penalty spot. This idea of crossing close to the keeper is absolute rubbish, especially for corners. Fix some of these things and we will get more goals flowing.
  8. I am not confident we can beat the Mariners. Its pretty dire at the moment.
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    The Refereeing Thread

    I have always accepted the referees decision no matter how bad, but of course I am allowed to complain about it just like always. My question to you is has the VAR really improved the decision making of a football match. My answer would be no, its made it worse and on top of that it takes a lot longer to come to a decision and you can't even celebrate a goal like before. If you think its better, good for you
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    The Refereeing Thread

    No VAR is the problem. All the VAR does is undermine the referee in the middle. The whole point of a referee is to make decisions which by the very nature of our game will be subjective. Our game is not black and white and so it impossible to eliminate the subjective nature of the decisions in the game, even though that is what they are trying to do. You cannot referee a perfect game with the VAR or with the referee in the middle, too much grey area. The referee does his best to make the best decisions on the field, but the suits can't accept that sometimes he get's those decisions wrong when that is just the nature of our sport. I prefer the decisions on the field rather than through the VAR. It should be gone from our game.
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    Honda Runs Over Wanderers

    You have to wonder where it all went wrong and for me this didn't just happen overnight or even the last few weeks. It stems all the way back to when Popa left us with a few weeks to go into the 2017-18 season. The first mistake from the club was not securing any succession planning or contingency for the day when Popa would leave. We all knew that he was ambitious and wanted a crack at Europe and that him leaving the club was a real possibility. Sh!t timing on Popa's part but we had Foxe in charge for a few weeks who would have continued the style of play under Popa and would have used the players with signed to play the style they were signed for. In hindsight we would have been better off having Foxe in charge for at least one year. Of course Lederer and those in charge wanted to make a big statement and signed Gombau and were ready to suck his dick to sign him up. I think he is a good coach and plays a good style of football but for some reason it takes an age for players to grasp the way he wants them to play. I personally don't think he was quite the right fit for us but there were some bright spots in some of the games we were playing and you could see that towards the end of his tenure. The problem was that the Wanderers and Lederer knew of Gombau's history and how long it takes to implement his style but didn't have the patience to see it through. We signed a bunch of players including key Marquee players that were all ready to play under Popa's style. Its no wonder there was a player revolt at the end and what's worse is that the club backed the players instead of the coach. That sends a wrong message in my opinion. The next big mistake was allowing Gombau to sign a bunch of players for the following season while contemplating getting rid of him. Seriously why the fuuck would you allow that to happen. If you allow a coach to sign players you are giving him the green light to continue for the next season. Why would you then go and sack him. This now has derailed Babbels season to a certain degree because now his hands are tied to players who were signed specifically for the way Gombau wanted to play and so the cycle continues, rinse repeat. We are in a huge whole all because of decisions made from prior seasons. I think Babbel is a good fit but we have to give him a proper opportunity in order for him and the club to be successful again. We are playing like absolute dog Sh!t but its mainly because of the poor decisions made by the club and allowing certain players at the club to have too much power and influence (older Baccus comes to mind, Roly, Riera). Nothing wrong with players having influence as long as everyone is pulling in the same direction. There is no easy fix but it started from the top and they are the ones who can fix this.
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    Climate Change & Alternative Energy

    Anything that Australia does in terms of climate change is purely based on politics. Nothing we do in Australia will have a major global impact on climate change. Doesn't mean we shouldn't do our own fair share and it doesn't mean we should be lecturing other economies like China and India. Where possible we should be weaning our way off coal power stations and other polluting energy sources and getting onto clean energy sources. I hate the fact that Abetz has the balls to tell China and India to do their part. Its easy to target countries who have over 1 Billion people each and whose economies have not matured to the same degree as the USA, Europe or even little O'l Australia. As long as China and India are working towards more solar, wind, thermal, hydro etc etc we have nothing to bitch about. In the end we will cop it because none of our leaders have the stomach to make tough forward thinking decisions like the Chinese or the Indian governments.
  13. Jukes01

    Two Points Ditched In Mudgee

    Felt like a loss. Not sure how we threw that away. Should have killed that game off in the first 30 minutes.
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    Gombau Sacked By Wanderers

    If it was something agreed to in the contract then no, they wouldn't have paid him out. I am still fearing we are going to get Okon, that would be my worst nightmare. From the youth set up in Australia to the Mariners in the A-league he has been an utter failure. The guy can't coach.
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    Gombau Sacked By Wanderers

    Fair enough. My personal opinion is the club made a mistake, especially since they knew what they were getting into. None of this should have been a surprise to the Wanderers. Now that it's done, it would be interesting to see who they appoint. Let's hope a "mistake" is not compounded by more mistakes or a bigger mistake. For what it's worth I wasn't enamoured with the Gombau style. However I could definitely see we were improving especially in the last 3 games. We might have lost but that was mostly down to bad refereeing decisions and Ill discipline from the players. I honestly feel that Gombau deserved one more year especially considering how the Popovic saga unfolded and the player unrest he had to contend with. There are no excuses now, but I hope this time the club makes the decision and commits fully to the coach. My guess is the club will hire the dud Okon, then the club will truly get what they deserve. Watch this space.