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  1. Jukes01

    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.
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    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.
  3. 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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    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.
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    Gombau Sacked By Wanderers

    Really. It sounds like a man who wanted to know where he stood.
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    Gombau Sacked By Wanderers

    You beat me to it. From what I remember the players didn't give him much of a chance and this occurred right from the moment he walked into the club. Not an easy situation for anyone because a lot of the players were brought out because Popovic convinced them of the way he was going to play. As a player you wouldn't feel so great when a new manager comes in and your whole season is thrown upside down with a different way of playing. I am not blaming Gombau or the players but I am not sure what Gombau could have done. The unrest started at the beginning with players like Cejudo who was benched, Cornthwaite also had a spell, same as Riera. It is what is but you are right it is a two way street and as a manager it would have been hard for Gombau to respect the players who were not willing to listen to him or give him a chance.
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    Gombau Sacked By Wanderers

    If that was the case then Gombau would have walked anyway. Its a total lack of trust from the club. This is not about Riera by the way who I think is a good striker for us, but how can you work like this as a manager if the club isn't prepared to back you.
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    Coach and Staff Thread 2017/18

    Let the speculation begin. 1. We are supposedly the heartland of football right - we should have a ton ex-players and coaches in the region who we could implement. 2. We don't necessarily have to look overseas but I wouldn't rule anyone out either. 3. Understand what you are trying to do at the club and stick with your man through thick and thin. 4. My preference is a good young coach, who understands the area and is a strong personality 5. Doesn't have to be an established coach, even look at NPL. Last thing I want is another recycled A-league coach. You could choose any number of coaches - Milicic, Rudan, Blagojevic, Crittenden, Pappas, Anastasiades, Jason Culina, Andres Carrasco, Foxe (didn't get a fair go) Just throwing randoms out there, lets get some names and see what we come up with.
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    Gombau Sacked By Wanderers

    Yes this is no biggie, its a little bit different though if the manager starts being undermined by staff or players.
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    Gombau Sacked By Wanderers

    I am not sure why people were expecting Gombau would have a winning season. Once Popovic left I knew there was a good chance we would not challenge for the title or even make it in the finals. Just because Popovic signed a "winning squad" doesn't mean they would have won under Gombau, hell we don't even know it would have been a winning squad under Popovic. It wasn't going that great under Foxe. Now I wouldn't have had any qualms about Foxe taking the reigns for the whole season. In fact I was advocating for it because I knew how difficult it would be changing coaches, especially one with the history of Gombau. The club and the fans knew this from this start. Why all of a sudden does everyone want to rewrite stuff that simply isn't true. LETS BE CLEAR - This is the clubs fault. They were the ones who hired Gombau, they were the ones who allowed Popovic to go prior to the season starting, they were the ones who didn't have a succession plan when they were fully aware that Popovic was ready to go at the first "good opportunity". In fact it was a rather sh*t opportunity. They were the ones who didn't want to give Foxe a go. A westie who grew up playing football in the area and who understands the ethos of the club and who understands the area. This is the reality that no one wants to admit and are now using Gombau as a scapegoat. Should Gombau have done better, yeah he probably should have, but as we saw at Adelaide he has a specific method and a process of how he wants his teams to play. It takes time...........THE CLUB KNEW THIS and so did the fans. So don't direct this at Gombau because he is just doing what he normally does and the club was aware of it. Blame the club.