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Everything posted by ManfredSchaefer

  1. WFMB... Working as a casual teacher at a rather rough & ready western Sydney High School, and with little experience in general & bugger all specific insights into the kids, having a lesson where you connect with the students & get stuff done. Had a Year 9 support class and the lads were approachable, happy to talk with me & I think they actually learned something.
  2. Zuruck nach die qualitat Deutsch musik...
  3. Come to Mr Watkins on Thursday and you can have all of him
  4. Perfect answer to all their talk about how big they are as a club, how they cover the entire city, not just the eastern suburbs & shire. Course they wouldn't go near ANZ because their members would whine about having to play a home game closer to western Sydney than Leichhardt Oval.
  5. Certain players last season were about as committed to WSW as John Holmes was to celibacy. Some didn't even have the spirit to be considered journeymen or squaddies.
  6. Confirmed with Dmyxda that he's got us the room at the Royal Oak behind teh back bar...got it for 20 people starting from 3pm. I'll be there from thereon.
  7. In the past I have had no issue with anyone from WSW heading to another club. Every one of them has been positive about what they experienced with us and been good with the fans. Likes of Topor, Elrich (when he went to Adelaide), Covic etc...always good for a wave to the RBB or a nice word. Then there is this arschloch who never really put in the hard yards, and can only bad mouth the club. I hope he gets taken out by Georgievski as per Jerome's hit on Garcia back in the day, and of course knowing Baumjohann he'll probably come back with a few shots of his missus and her fake boobs.
  8. So any chance I can get some confirmation vis-a-vis attendees numbers by midnight tonight...want to see if Dmyxda can sort out a reservation
  9. It has to be said, and this nominally takes the preceding discussion out of the thread, that if Australia was to combine its bid with NZ then many of the probs discussed would disappear. Plus, as suggested by the likes of Bonita Mersiades, it would strengthen our bid substantially. Course FFA have their thumsb up their bum and minds in neutral so nothing happening on that front, and probably won't.
  10. Dylan and Cash...rarely gets better than this
  11. Channel 9 line up in the 70s on a Saturday morning was something like this: 8am-11am: Hey Hey It's Saturday 11am-11.30am: Joe the Gadget Man 11.30am-12.00pm: Clarence the Clocker (review of the day's horse races) 12pm -1.00pm: World Championship Wrestling with the likes of Milano, Arion, Haystacks Calhoun, Skull Murphy, Mark Lewin, Brute Bernard, Larry O'Dea, Mr Fuji etc Great days lol
  12. Nervous as buggery, very hopeful but at the same time there's the pessimism of knowing how in past seasons we've had dumb football moments, VAR, refs or just bad luck screw us. I think we can win and believe we have the better team in terms of how we have coalesced, thanks in no small part to the combo of quality imports & a cadre of improving youngsters. Also, and this needs to be considered, hardly any of our current team has the history of losing to the smurfs in derbies. They should be free of the mental burden some of our past players had. Oh, and we're back at home in our Wanderland, where we will be a sea of red & black. It's a big ask, but we can do it.
  13. Overnight votes have made the third place play off very interesting and it is very tight indeed. The final on the other hand is more clear cut but there's lots more time for voting.
  14. Central Coast would not have the requisite corporate & other fit out requirements needed by FIFA as a WWC stadium. It might be suitable as a training ground however.
  15. Who? Spiros Arion & Mario Milano...now there is a real iconic duo of Australian wrestling.
  16. Sometimes the original language version sounds better...e.g. This Deutschie description of Meier..."Torschützenkönig"
  17. Very early trends however enough to comment on. Third place play off is close and already in double digits regarding votes. The final, which I accidentally opened early, has less votes and so no trend can be given for now. One thing; it would appear that someone may have voted twice. I have removed the duplicate vote.
  18. So far the only state governments that have signed up to the bid are NSW and Queensland. Based on that info the following stadia are probably going to feature as possible venues in these two states based on the criteria set out by FIFA (details listed at the bottom of the list) NSW: Parramatta Olympic Stadium (assuming it is either left untouched or renovated in time) SFS (assuming rebuilt in time) Newcastle (assuming it is upgraded to include all seating & meet corporate, change room requirements) Wollongong (same as Newcastle) I would suspect that Soulless will be out of the running as it will not be made available due to the probable availability of other venues plus its AFL focus) QLD: Suncorp Robina Townsville Right now of the stadia listed I'd suggest only Parra, Sydney Olympic, Suncorp and Townsville are definite starters. The 2019 WWC needed 9 stadia so the FFA, our bid team and FIFA will want at least 5 stadia ready to host games that meet the FIFA requirements. AAMI in Melbourne should be added to the list, but then it gets very problematic thanks to the AFL. We've already seen South Australia's state government reject the bid, and won't change its mind on Adelaide Oval unless they, SACA & the AFL can get the deal they want (Hindmarsh is a non starter). Optus in Perth would meet the technical requirements as would the MCG in Melbourne, but as we know the AFL will kick up a stink. As for the ACT Bruce Stadium could be considered if they do more with their change facilities etc. Bottom line, the 2023 WWC bid is still to present a satisfactory range of appropriate stadia across most states that will not be liable to issues re the AFL or other sports. If, as may happen, the 2023 Finals go to a 32 team comp that may mean 12 stadia will be required, and that is definitely out of the reach of the FFA & those associated with the bid politically. Oh, and let's not forget the requirements re training grounds etc.
  19. Perth, Brisbane & maybe Adelaide should be on 10K plus, considering that both Glory & Reds have a long history with pre-HAL history, Brisbane & Perth are both over 1.8 million in population, and of course all three are one team towns. Course Brisbane fan base is eroded by their recent struggles as a squad and having a huge stadium (Suncorp) that they can get into no worries. Perth numbers are hindered (I guess) by the prices that Sage asks for memberships & Adelaide...not sure but owner issues, depressed local economy & rather monomaniacal focus on Port & Crows in the media doesn't help. To be blunt the only clubs that really can hold their heads high are Victory & Jets. All the rest of us need to lift our games membership wise.
  20. Wonder how much of that surge in smurf numbers is because they want to come to the derby lol. Or perhaps they are bandwagoning after a couple of uncomfortable wins and know that they need to be a member to ensure they can get into Leichhardt or Kogarah? Hefty bump in Sea Bogans, no doubt helped by the decent football their team is playing. As for Tarnheit O/35s, saw a post on Twitter that had them selling '2 game' memberships...if that's the case their numbers are indeed a bit fraudulent.
  21. Voting is now open for the third place play-off. Here are the details of the final vote: The final vote will kick off at midnight tonight and run for 5 days via the following link: https://linkto.run/p/HZ92IPAP The two candidates are as follows (with their cumulative votes over all rounds of the Madaschi Cup) Aritz Borda (79 votes) vs Federico Piovaccari (89 votes) The poll will run until midnight Saturday 27th October and the result will be released prior to the derby. As per previous polls you can only vote once and if there is a tie the player with the most votes over the preceding rounds of the Cup will win. Obviously the criteria you may wish to use to judge who is the rightful winner in your view is up to you, however in general might want to remember the following factors: Experience coming into the team Fees & or contract value Role in success or lack thereof when playing for the Wanderers Importance to the club in his season External issues (e.g. referee bias, treatment by coach etc) Injury and/or age Role in squad as a key player For me it has to be Pio, but the vote is up to you. Thanks for contributing etc and as per other stages no exact numbers will be discussed until the final vote is taken.
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