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  1. What makes you think Antifa are Anti-facists? They are facists themselves.
  2. I honestly can't see Babbel surviving if we lose to Perth Glory this weekend. Its an absolutely massive game for us as a club and the impact it will have on our direction. Perth is playing well so its going to be an uphill battle, I can't see us winning this game.
  3. Where has it all gone wrong? First of all I am not a Babbel out or Babbel In at the moment. I do believe that a coach should be given every chance to succeed before we start giving them the flick. Let's start of with the fact that this years A-league is very tight and extremely close. Any team can beat another on any night. It also pains me to say this but the only club which seems to be on top of everyone else is Sydney FC. The coaches they have employed, their player and foreign recruitment, their player retention. Dare I say it, the culture within the club itself is the envy of the A-league. They have managed to maintain a solid core group of players who are playing for each other and are willing to sacrifice for each other in order to be successful. Many of their players have taken unders in order to achieve that. I am not saying we should be looking to paying unders for players but the fact that the players at Sydney FC have bought into the culture and are willing to do that says a lot about the club. Meanwhile our club wasn't ready to offer players a decent bonus during the club world championships and our player recruitment has been like a revolving door. Will it really matter if Babbel stays or goes. Other points people have raised include the fact that not many foreign coaches have won the A-league, so why do clubs keep on hiring them, including us. We need to think long and hard if we go down the route of sacking yet another coach, another expensive payout, another expensive worldwide search, another expensive clean out and change in coaching direction. It can have a severe impact on the football club for years to come and is not always the ideal solution. There have been lots of sliding doors moments for this club least of all the bitter and even acrimonious loss of Popovic and how that occurred. The club in all honesty should have put its foot down and said no way. We would have eventually lost him, but we wouldnt have put the club in such a poor state and we would have done Popovic a favour. All 20/20 hindsight of course but our demise as a club can be pointed to that event and the ripples are still in effect. At least in my opinion it was that event. If only we had the balls to keep Hayden Fox for at least one season, but the club went and signed a big foreign coach in Gombau instead of looking after one of our own. All these decisions matter whether you agree with me or not. So for everyone looking for Babbels head, just know it can get worse if you do that before it gets better. All I know is that I get the sense something is wrong and I'm not sure its all on Babbel. Running a football club is difficult and you need different people and characters to all pull in the one direction. I just want us to go back to being that good honest football club that we all fell in love with back in 2012. Represent the West, play for one another, be accountable and shoot faarcken.
  4. We have truly become a whiny lot. We are not travelling well but until we start losing multiple games at home then MB should stay. For goodness sake we have had one loss at home which was to City and a draw to Brisbane in our most recent games at home. IT IS TOUGH TO WIN GAMES IN THE A-league, especially on the road. Thats also when decisions are going your way. We haven't had a good rub of the green and lots of referee mistakes have gone against us and cost us points. Just calm down, we will go ok, but we need to get out of this funk and the referees also need to start doing their jobs. Until then Marcus should stay.
  5. Foster would be my least favourite person to be in charge. He would run football like a social crusade rather than just running football.
  6. I was switching channels on Fox and I briefly had in on the AFL and heard them have a whinge about the security. So funny how the treatment we got from security and Hatomoto is suddenly out of proportion and menacing. Talking about how the security guards going up and down the aisles when all the fans want to do is watch the game. Well Well Well, welcome to our world. Funny how things do a 180.
  7. I don't agree with Wendy, otherwise how do you explain ScoMo getting back into government. At the end of the day the people of Australia didn't like what Bill was selling. Does charisma help, sure it does, but I would put policy and how they sell that policy above all else.
  8. He probably didn't even think to ask. He has been using these toilets week to week with no issues and suddenly someone is trying to stop him for no reason at all. You wouldn't even think to stop, just push through and all of a sudden some secco thinks your being belligerent. It just astounds me how many people in the police and the media can't connect the dots and are actually doubling down on this guy. They actually want to character assassinate a family guy who has a disabled daughter. You can't make this stuff up.
  9. Straight from the source. Two page statement, just click to expand. I know who is more believable.
  10. I just listened to the 2GB interview and the way they try and spin this beggars belief. You can listen to the interview below and make up your own minds. https://omny.fm/shows/the-ray-hadley-morning-show/police-reveal-their-side-of-the-story-behind-sydne/embed
  11. 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"
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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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