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  1. If the foreign player is coming in under the cap then agree. But for the two marquees spots available, it isn't about the money clubs CAN offer, its about the money clubs are WILLING to offer. Very big difference.
  2. Hope this is more of whats to come from the season ahead rather than a one off for a friendly. I also had a joke with a police officer whilst crossing the road outside the leagues club.
  3. Yes he did, but i found we seemed to have a lot of space between that back three, to such an extent that it did look like he was a right back. I hope we revert to a back 4, with McGowan only a back up to Tass and Ziegler. I found most game we seemed to have 5 at the back, plus the two holding midfielders with nothing between then and the forward line. We look far more balanced last year when we played 4 at the back (although it didn't help conceding goals obviously).
  4. I thought McGowan was the one at the back that looked terrible. Him and Kamau looked like they were just introduced before the game.
  5. Just bought tickets for the game. PAX 19559... I do hope it's a sell out.
  6. Yes, but a lot of the 50,000 were there to beg the club to buy Mbappe https://talksport.com/football/558456/eden-hazard-real-madrid-fans-chant-kylian-mbappe/ How would you feel.
  7. Could it be Ross McCormack? He’s a free agent since being let go by Aston Villa. I hope not.
  8. Just hope we don’t get a home semi in May. The playing surface will feel like a cow paddock.
  9. billybob

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    Notice it was only 1 year deal. Will 19/20 be the Wellington Phoenix’s last year? Wi H Canberra taking their spot when Macathur join the comp?
  10. I like the idea of reducing it to 3+1, but keep all 4 outside the cap. This way clubs can bring in players that they need. They can be worth 500k or 15million. Adjust the cap accordingly. I would also like the 4 marquees to be able to be used for Australians, although if you do, you cannot replace that Australian player inside the cap with another foreigner. This way clubs can bring back Aussies that are still in their prime and not only at the end of their career. i would like to see transfers in Australia, including paying NPL clubs if that is where the player comes from. I guess it would be hard to start though. Maybe start it with a cap for the first 3 or so years and then cap transfers paid to a % of transfers received in the past year to two.
  11. We’ve wasted foreign spots before on strikers, wingers, midfielders and full backs, so why not a goalkeeper. He will struggle to be our worst foreigner ever... At least he’s not a marquee *cough* Pio.
  12. But that’s not how you set it up. It would be a more like say a 3 year deal worth $4.5mil, or $1.5mil a year. But setup as $4mil as marquee for the first year and then $250k under the salary for the next two years.
  13. Kind of like paying a builder upfront and expecting him to prioritise your job. Agree that this appeared to be what Melb City did with Cahill, but I believe he did repay them a certain amount of money based on the fact that he did not fulfil all his commitments. if you pay the player, but have penalties in the contract based on performance, training and fulfilling commitments, then I think it could work. Maybe not 3 year contracts, but even having 4 marquees with 2 years contracts would be very helpful in a salary capped league.
  14. I only thought FFA had to approve the marquee if the club wanted money from the FFA? Or if a third marquee slot was created for any player named “Tim”.
  15. Could this be done? year 1, pay player A and B 90% of their 3 year contract year 2, pay player C and D 90% of their 3 year contract, player A and B back under the cap but club now has 4 marquees. year 3, pay player E and F 90% of their 3 year contract, players A, B, C and D back under cap but club now has 6 marquees in year 3. is there any regulations that would stop this?
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