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  1. Prydzopolis

    Squad Development 2018/19 Part 2

    Concussion is a funny thing, he could still have post concussion syndrome from the first knock which can takes weeks even months to properly recover if he is still having symptoms. Another possibility that he had a second concussion before he had properly recovered (second impact syndrome, it’s deadly) which can drastically increase the recovery time. I know in youth sports, after a second concussion in a contact sport means missing the rest of the season. How this translates to professional athletes I’m unsure but the risk of SIS would be high.
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    Coach and Staff Thread 2018/19

    Let me stop you at your first word, that should have given you everything you need about that “quality” bit of journalism.
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    Western Sydney Stadium Open!

    I think he was referring to this
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    2018/19 Champions & Europa League

    What better way to start a new thread (sorry saw Tranq already posted) but huge news Want to UCL reliably? Time to get Optus sport on a box (not just the app) Huge! UCL preliminary rounds already underway too!
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    Squad Development 2018/19 Part 2

    Another big clear out this offseason. If we can bring in quality visa players it makes not re-signing Roly not a big blow. You’d take him if he had his Australian citizenship Question: The citizenship for visa players has changed. Was it right that they can now apply after 3 years?
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    2018/19 Champions & Europa League

    On Juve, I didn’t think Ajax dominated for two legs as some have made out. The first leg was even, a real tactical battle & 1-1 was a fair result. Second leg, first half was all Juve & you’d thought they were the better team but Ajax did have there chances. If the first half had carried out as the first then I would have expected Juve to win. The second half was very different, Ajax were a different team & it was almost as if they weathered the storm thinking “they played a fantastic game but the result is 1-1, these guys are beatable”. The moment it all changed was the goal, the belief drained out of the team & they were so lackluster. For a team that have put so many resources towards winning the champions league & the success of the season (a win this weekend will wrap up the title but out of the copa Italia) was dependent on the outcome of this game. It was like a deer in the headlights & they silenced the crowd. The biggest surprise for me was Allegri, he was tactically off his game. In so many big games he has shone by the way he out thinks his opponent. The manager was a pep assistant at Bayern, probably for the first time Allegri didn’t have any answers. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised especially after the Madrid scalp in the last round. For Juve, this was a disaster. Will be considered a big failure this season. The match highlighted the one sided aspect to Juve’s midfield & needed to be refreshed last summer. This game won’t surprise many Juventini who haven’t been happy with the way we have played this season. Allegri has brought so much success to Juve, but this season has not been good. In the past he has continually refreshed this team when we needed to sell players. Will he be given the chance again? Will Juve look to bring in a high profile manager to match the high profile player they brought in? Some interesting changes at Juve in the off-season.
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    Unpopular Opinions 2

    #sokkahtwitter flogs the “look another recycled player” tag line but I think they’ve made a mountain out of a molehill. Many players all over the world play for many clubs. Australia is no different, if not more likely due to the way the salary cap is structured.
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    Off Topic Thread 4

    PAESANOOOO!!!! Where have you been hiding?
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    Western Sydney Stadium Open!

    Question, are the goal nets deep enough?
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    Coach and Staff Thread 2018/19

    The problem is that trying to recruit just after the season has started is futile, all the best talent off the field had jobs starting in July. You can have the best preparations but without knowing when he was going to leave & without so little notice. Well futile.
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    Coach and Staff Thread 2018/19

    Some good insights on Popa, I guess there were pretty big shoes for Foxe (on interim) & Gombau (on a permanent basis). Almost as if the hole he left was too great to fill & nobody was good enough to step up to the plate. Babbel took a while to right the ship, but at least it looks like we are on the right track again.
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    Squad Development 2018/19 Part 2

    If that’s what you want to believe, no problems. Mutual termination implies they both agree to terminate the contract as opposed to x terminates the contract with y (think Folau) especially in the context of the A-League.
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    Western Sydney Stadium Open!

    Be honest though, you see Brosque standing there ready for the game. How tempting would it be to two foot him In all seriousness, both Spurs & City have similar facilities. Both I believe have a glass wall that would separate the players from the spectators. The eels are charging 1800 for the privilege (according to beatsurrender) so that’s something. On top, what’s to stop players from leaving/entering the field at half time via the side doors bypassing the field club?
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    Western Sydney Stadium Open!

    When we were going through the “walkout song saga” I remember the club shut off the PA but didn’t work for some reason or another. Was looking at the seats, can someone tell me how it’s going to work? Are the seats going to be removed & the rails put in its place? I noticed in the bays designated for safe standing had the supports bolted into the ground as opposed to the back wall which is for the rest of the stadium. If that was the case, they should have done it for the entire north end.
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    Western Sydney Stadium Open!

    Good review Mack The only thing I’d add is the parents room on the northern end wasn’t finished. The one in the southern end was finished, was a smaller version of the one you’d find in the shopping centers. Still very good. Those large empty areas were the warm up areas. The changing rooms weren’t finished apparently. Those that needed lift access to the lower floor got glimpse to the internal tunnel running along the inside of the stadium along the ground floor which comes out in the south west corner.
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    Off Topic Thread 4

    I have generally been watching from the sideline, but came to say one thing. How good was Seinfeld, Love how you’ve broken it down but never saw it that way. In saying that, anyone who disses it gets one of these
  17. Yeh I get you, almost like seat reservation as opposed to renewals. I understand the club charging the fee, they’ve planned it to fit in as many people as possible without gaps. Can easily see people just cancelling before renewal time & throwing the whole plan out the window. 100% agree, they started around February & still going. Just surprised they aren’t further along yet. I guess we have a few months till renewals in July, so we still have time
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    Mental Health Thread 2

    How is it going Goat? It looks like you’re in good spirits & doing well
  19. Find it interesting that 12k have renewed, yet we have 16k members. Imagine paying 3 years of memberships at SOP not renew Edit: As I think about it, perhaps they are still going through the renewal process?
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    Finals Hopes Extinguished

    Was speaking to someone who works in Football, he said that it isn’t as big a thing as it is made out to be. Said they probably hadn’t organized lunch or didn’t have anything to eat, so went with a kebab. Had we won the game would it have been a big issue? No. Can you blame the kebab on all three players having howlers in the second half? No. As long as the players aren’t making this a habit pregame then not a big thing. I don’t know, at the end of the day Football comes down to 1%’ers. Nutrition is just one of those things professional athletes need to get there body right. Is it the reason they lost the game? Probably not, but in a season where so much has gone wrong & we needed everything to go right (to make the finals), a kebab prematch isn’t the way to go about it. I guess it says more about the players mental state than anything else.
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    Squad Development 2018/19 Part 2

    In the last window alone: lokolingoy, Tongyik, Mitch Austin, Antony golec, Papadopolus, Malik. That’s just off the top of my head, sure there is more
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    Squad Development 2018/19 Part 2

    Or did he come back to early & reinjure himself?
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    Finals Hopes Extinguished

    Perhaps it was the lack of carbs in the Lebanese bread, next time I think they should go for the double instead of just the single. 1 piece = 1 half. Perhaps just go with a HSP & those chips are the missing piece to the puzzle. I also feel another factor to consider is the low fat content used to cook the meat. Being from Newcastle, I don’t know if they have the technique down pat, clearly don’t have experience or traffic of the many Sydney kebab houses. Not enough fat so they’ve burnt it off all in the first half. You need to take your pre match meals seriously, underestimating the lack of carb & fat content here has hurt the boys. They’ll learn for next time. We go again for the derby this week.
  24. Go jump Easts Plus it’s the FFA running the final series, why sell 30k tickets when you can sell up to 80k at ANZ. Just like the “process” undertaken by the FFA for the new A-League licenses, it’s all driven by money.
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    Squad Development 2018/19 Part 2

    This happens all over the world, not just in Australia. I see two issues that make it so popular in Australia: (1) The salary cap & the paying out a players contract count under the cap. If there was no cap there would be no issues in paying players contracts out. (2) There is no transfer fees, if a player wants to go to another club there is no mechanism to facilitate this transfer. The only way is to go for “mutual termination” & then sign for another club.
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