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  1. Erebus

    Women's World Cup - France 2019

    Inversely, Foord kicking the ball to the Brazil GK when she had possession at half way with 2 minutes to go in stoppage time. So dumb. You're an attacker. You're winning. Its stoppage time and you have possession at half way. FFS hold onto it, turn your back and draw a foul. You don't just merely kick it to no one so the opposition regains possession and puts your team under pressure again. Watching women's football is a frustrating experience. I was noticing these kinds of things and many wrong pass options over and over. Winger/Fullback is open with no marker near them for miles, yet we decided to turn away from them and try and go through a dense middle.
  2. He sold Primo a few years ago.
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    The all purpose Videogame Thread

    Keep waiting. RDR1 hasn't come out on PC yet lol.
  4. I was told Popa and JT were in Greece for 2 weeks hammering out a transfer deal and got it done. Antonis then turned around and said he wants to wait a couple of weeks to see what he can get in Europe. Calls back a few weeks later because nothing panned out and thats when Popa told him to F off. Who knows what the real truth is.
  5. Leandro Love says hello. MV have had a bunch of REALLY poor Visa players. So have SFC - van der Linden anyone? Every team has had REALLY bad Visa players. You and I could probably name at least 1 or 2 bad Visas from each team off the top of our head since we've both watched the HAL since inception. WSW's just seem worse because: a. they're playing for OUR team b. they seem SO MUCH MORE closer together (ie frequent) than other team's But let's be real here. Thus far Babbel's recruitment seems decent. AB10 was disappointing, but that was an attitude thing not an ability thing. Zeigler, the jury is out. But the new Swiss pair on paper seem good. Duke, Yeboah = good signings. Babbel using his contacts to even NAME Ribery as a potential = good signs. We can debate until the cows come home, but everyone at the club KNOWS that next season needs to be massive. They are not going to have a chilled off-season.
  6. There's no return on investment by signing someone like Ribery for $5M with the league's current state. We all know of the communist nature of merchandise sales and revenue. If everyone bought a Ribery jersey from Rebel and Nike, WSW get about 10% of that and other HAL clubs get a cut too. There is no prize money in the HAL, so why spend $5M on one player to win it? ACL prize money is tiny too, and you only get a few million if you win it, that's a long slog and near 2 years (and a bunch of Opex) after you used Ribery to qualify. We'll probably get 16k memberships again, without Ribery. His signing will merely boost away crowds - not really benefiting WSW bank account. We were never going to get someone like Ribery, but the point of those statements were a sign of intent that we WERE looking at a high profile player. And he's 36. Everyone here complains about retirement league and yet want to splash $5M+ on a 36 year old to play in Aussie summer and hard surfaces. He could have a worse season than Honda in terms of injury and that money is gone. Anyway, Montolivo and De Rossi are still available
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    Pirmin Schwegler

    Scott Chipperfield.
  8. that happens at most HAL clubs when a foreign GK is signed. Vedran only has himself to blame for that.
  9. mack and taurus points go hand in hand. Our academy won't bear the fruit we hope financially if we can't transfer within clubs in Aus. If they come good at WSW, then go to another club for free then get sold overseas, we see no $$. We need transfers between clubs.
  10. Let me guess. They are complaining that we've let players go, because they liked them? Then when we retain these players, they complain we aren't improving the squad This crop of players have failed to make the finals 2 years in a row. See ya.
  11. One of the things I don't agree on that many pundits are saying, is increasing the number of Visa players. We should be following the AFC and other leagues with their 3+1 - that is, if AFC have no intentions of changing that. Makes no sense to have 7 Visas, qualify for the ACL and having to cull (up to) over half of them for a stronger competition.
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    Football Media Discussion 2

    Whole thing is a mess. There is no real outright winner that will be good for the game. No one wants pro/rel because it affects their revenue stream. Everyone out for themselves. They are too focused on the Foxtel money and trying to appease them, instead of getting their **** together and getting a proper pyramid structure in place. The broadcast deal will follow once everything is sorted.
  13. There are many old blood feuds in Asia that we in the west aren't aware of. Dating from WW2 and prior. Just read the comments section of any ACL highlights vid on YouTube. They all rip into each other eg "congrats China from Thailand, **** Japan!"; "**** Korea, from Japan!" etc etc
  14. No transfer fees is a massive amount of income some clubs (and NPL clubs) can earn. Teams like CCM can focus on development with their COE and gain income from selling off their players to other HAL teams. But 10 teams is too small. We need 2 tiers of 16 minimum so there are more places and opportunities to play and sell/buy from. Most of the recycled HAL players will end up in A2 (as you see overseas) where the A1 start buying better players to remain in A1 and fight for the prize money of winning and the broadcast money of A1 (and ACL). Increasing salary cap isnt the sole answer. It just means the PFA will argue for a new CBA and everyone that is currently a mediocre HAL player just gets paid more. But because there is no real competition or consequence, it means the same recycled players "with A-League experience" and lack of real intensity in training.
  15. Same. the clickbait headlines act as if we released him or cast him off. He was an injury replacement ffs
  16. Those words are said every year by incoming/outgoing foreign coaches and players. Until there are actual consequences of failure, nothing will change.
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    2018/19 A-League Grand Final

    Garby pretends that only SFC are mates and every other team aren't as good mates as compared to them. The guy is clueless.
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    Brendan Hamill

    See ya. Have had enough of our team catering to passengers who say the same crap every week when they are the problem and the ones making the mistakes. He may have played with heart at times over the years, but too many times he was found out and just wasnt the leader or captain we needed. I will have fond memories of him chasing down an FC Seoul player from halfway to stop a one on one opportunity in the ACL semi final and many last ditch blocks or headers in that ACL campaign, but most of all assisting my other favourite player Jumpei.
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    Team Name

    Isn't she a SFC fan anyway? Her bf certainly is.
  20. With Zeigler an Aussie it means we have 4 more Visa spots. So we can easily fit Montolivo, De Rossi, Ribery and now Griezmann has signalled he is leaving Atletico. Get on the phone Babbel!
  21. Not sure how ANY WSW fan can be upset with 90% of our squad leaving in the cleanout. Babbel said it best - this squad came 7th and 8th consecutively. Change is needed. You can't keep a core of a squad that has performed so badly 2 (3) years running. Need a clean slate.
  22. Crisis that our leadershipless captain might leave. Well done Bossi.
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    Football Media Discussion 2

    Is anyone surprised by the riot squad following him and his family to Maccas? We heard of cops and Hatamoto following WSW fans in the early years as they made their way to their cars or train stations. Not sure what they hoped to achieve by following him and 3 young girls. He left the vicinity, their job was done. But its ok to let brawls happen every week at the AFL and no security in sight for the entirety of the brawl.
  24. That article from TWG was so random. Who is asking Gallas? Why does he have an opinion? And it was all hypotheticals. He hasn't spoken to Ribery at all about this. Clickbait at its finest.
  25. He's Aussie now. So maybe. Hasn't been great at City. Was decent at Adelaide when they won the double.