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Everything posted by marron

  1. marron

    West Melbourne: Season 2019/20

    I like Nek's idea. Gotta unite those westerns
  2. https://www.ftbl.com.au/news/furious-ffa-board-seek-answers-with-another-survey-519248 Emblematic of the modern world. Outsource a ******* survey.
  3. marron

    West Melbourne: Season 2019/20

    Aside from quite liking our name, at least we have a noun to go with the adjective.
  4. I wonder how Gallop would go in a wide ranging survey of people involved in football, with limited responses from the people he actually works with.
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    West Melbourne: Season 2019/20

    Wasn't it Westside Pride? Did i see that? This thing is going to be worse than Heart.
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    Babbel Out?

    ..... was part of that deal signing him back again though?
  7. marron

    West Melbourne: Season 2019/20

    It sounds like the news article in a management sim. I mean, they all do, usually, but yep, seeya.
  8. marron

    Babbel Out?

    That was more or less his reason for leaving wasn't it. Couldn't get what he wanted.
  9. marron

    AFC Champions League 2019

    Foreign COrrespondent has a segment on it tonight.
  10. marron

    Babbel Out?

    Gee, makes you wonder if re-employing someone who went to thailand for a season to have a cruisy last paycheque and didn't end up playing much at all was the best idea, hey.
  11. I seem to remember Bonita Mersiades's article - although it might have been another one - inferring that FFA had deliberately leaked a little info to certain media personalities who could then all say "if you knew, you'd understand, but we can't say", and clearly hoped people would just swallow it all because, you know, it's Tara, or whoever. If this is true, it seems likely they were careful to choose people who would not question it at all and just get out there and repeat the right lines.
  12. Sotirio's message to the fanclub: "I can't spell Jaushua without U."
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    Vedran Janjetovic

    If that was his only ****up of the season i'd be happy with him taking the piss in this game like that. Even if the original mistake had cost us the game. But given what else he's done. What's next? Running out of his area like a madman just for bantz? It just confirms he doesn't give a ****. And that he has poor self control. Not that we needed proof.
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    Babbel Out?

    If I told you i didn't know what tripe was, it would be a load of bollocks.
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    David Squires Cartoons

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2019/feb/07/david-squires-on-the-a-leagues-high-scoring-festival-of-calamity A Coldplay WSW crossover reference. Well I never.
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    West Melbourne: Season 2019/20

    Soccer? Africans? OUTRAGE
  17. Fair enough, but my point was more, in the A-League that is far more restricted than almost any other league. Squad limits in particular. Once you've got your players, you've got what you've got and have to make do - this is a NT-esque issue that you don't get as much elsewhere.
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    All Doom and Gloom? There's Hope.

    eh. let it burn.
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    All Doom and Gloom? There's Hope.

    no beaches in dural worse luck
  20. And this is where a lot of the anger/disappointment/apathy/resentment/resignation is coming from. Has the club learnt from the recruiting mistakes? Has the club learnt from the fan engagement mistakes? Has the coach learnt from the match day selection mistakes? Has the keeper learnt from the brain explosion mistakes? And so on and so forth. Most of us can forgive the mistakes, and even forgive the repeated mistakes, as long as there is clear and obvious effort to be doing better. So when we see signs of the recruitment being awful... when we see the security at the precinct actually getting WORSE.... when we see Riera/Llorente keep on getting picked.... when we see Vedran not giving a toss.... that is increasingly dispiriting. Just on Babbel and his criticism of the young players (bear in mind I didn't watch the presser, so just going off what has been said here) , and culture, it's interesting - way back when, Osieck lost me when he smashed Oar in a post-game conference, who in that game (I forget now) had been one of the few players at least trying to run at the defence to try and crack it. We don't know the inner workings and the relationships obviously, but if we look at our best patches this season it's been the young guys and their enthusiasm driving that. So to single them out - even if their inexperience and inability to follow a game plan is the issue - just seems wrong. Then again, Australian football has oft been criticised for the way it rewards graft over skills. So who knows. But if I was Babbel and was going to rip someone's head off, it would be the older players who aren't showing any sign of leadership and the ones that clearly don't give a ****, rather than the young guys who are the future of the club. I like that he is honest, but as well, it's his job to get the players playing his plan, and to motivate them. It would be hard to imagine a situation in which pros could be less motivated, but, hey... that's his job.
  21. It's funny, because the A-League should actually be good training. The salary cap and squad limitations arguably mirror a national team setup better, the scheduling is shite, if you're in the ACL you get continental travel experience.
  22. Yeah, in theory, little jimmy isn't on the bench every week because he's a liability, and gets to play. Defences don't have to hoof it out all the time but can build skills playing out. Oops! didn't work. That's okay, try again. Kids can get a chance to play different positions, because coach isn't trying to get a result. So speedy little gary (gary?? don't ask me) doesn't monopolise the wing or whatever, and gets to try and find some passes through the middle, or even gets to have a crack at tackling attackers. And kids can take risks in their play without worrying that they'll have let everyone down and coach is going to be livid. In theory....