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  1. Guess what peeps, we won't be losing today. I feel it might be a surprisingly better game from us. Just a gut feeling. And to popa .....
  2. Meanwhile Melbourne City sign Susaeta and Melbourne Victory get Rojas. Our foreign recruitment dept must be year 10 work experience.
  3. I think there will be some relief now that Tree Trunk has gone. I expect we will be much more mobile in attack.
  4. Now that Tree Trunk has gone, do you think Herr Babbel will go back to a back 3, pushing the wingbacks higher up so we can boss the midfield?
  5. We have acquired a striker to replace the German treetrunk. Let's hope he brings goals and the luck of the Irish with him. Wanderers sign Simon Cox Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce the signing of experienced Irish striker Simon Cox until the end of the Hyundai A-League 2020/21 season. Cox has played over 500 games in England’s Championship, League One and cup competitions scoring 134 goals. A powerful centre-forward, Cox has played for Reading, Bristol City, West Brom, Nottingham Forest and most recently Southend United. A player who provides goals and link-up play, Cox has been the top scorer for Southend United for the past three seasons scoring 45 goals and 26 assists in 172 games for the club. The 32-year-old has 30 Irish international caps to his name since his national team debut in 2011, scoring four goals. Cox said he was looking forward to a big challenge with the Red & Black. “I’m really looking forward to it, I’ve never been to Australia so I’m looking forward to come over and score some goals, that’s what I’m there to do, and that’s what I’ve been doing most my career. I’m expecting a big challenge,” said Cox. “I spoke to Adam Le Fondre (Sydney FC striker) this morning and he said great things about the league and the Wanderers set-up. I spoke to Radi (Radoslaw Majewski) as well, who I played with at Nottingham Forest, and he said really good thing about club too so I am really looking forward to arriving and getting started. “I’m expecting it to be tough, you’ve got to get acclimatised which can be tough but I am looking forward to the challenge. As someone who’s played at the top level I’m not taking anything for granted and I’m looking forward to every challenge that comes my way in the A-League. “It’s an honour to come and play for the club and I hope that we can build something together as a club, looking forward to playing in front of what I’ve been told is the best fans in the A-League and I hope that we have some good times ahead,” finished Cox. Cox arrives in Australia on Sunday prior to the Wanderers double header against Perth Glory at Bankwest Stadium.
  6. Der Fußballgott is no more. Meier set to leave Wanderers - report Western Sydney Wanderers are set to cut their losses with marquee striker Alexander Meier. UPDATEDUPDATED 1 HOUR AGO The 37-year-old is said to have played his last match for the club, according to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald's Vince Rugari. The 2014-15 Bundesliga golden boot winner joined the Wanderers in September, but only managed to score one goal and make one assist in 12 appearances. Meier's struggles have mirrored those of the Wanderers - the club has lost seven of their last nine matches. "Sources close to the situation have confirmed Meier has played his last game for the Wanderers, although the club was on Thursday refusing to comment on his status," Rugari wrote. Meier was one of three German-based players brought in by coach Markus Babbel in the off-season, along with defensive midfielder Pirmin Schwegler and right-winger Nicolai Muller. The Wanderers currently sit in 8th on 14 points, although all three clubs below them have a game in hand. SOURCE SBS THE WORLD GAME ........ Comments, opinions ? Will we get a replacement? Anyone want start the speculating?
  7. Fresh off the press! Santa sinks claws into Wanderers ‘absolute disaster Western Sydney Wanderers hero Brendon Santalab has called for root-and-branch change at the club he once graced, insisting the Red and Black have never recovered from the exit 26 months ago of foundation coach Tony Popovic. UPDATEDUPDATED 7 HOURS AGO BY DAVE LEWIS The journey from Wanderland to Blunderland under the disastrous reigns of Josep Gombau and now Markus Babbel has tarnished the brand, and left all-time leading scorer ‘Santa’ calling for a fresh vision to bring life back to the club after seven defeats in nine games. “It’s clear they’ve never recovered from the departure of Tony Popovic and they’re suffering right now,” said the 2014 AFC Champions League winner. “It just goes to show how good he is as a manager and the club never really prepared for life after ‘Popa’. “They’re now in a situation where they need to look from the ownership down and maybe move the club on to somebody else who has a different vision and philosophy. “There need to be massive changes to show the fans they are heading in the right direction again. “Gombau was an absolute disaster and Babbel has been an absolute disaster - what do you do? “Do you keep the coach and change the players again? “Or do you get somebody else in with the same playing group? It’s risky either way, whether you keep Babbel or get rid of him. “There’s no guarantee that with a new manager they will turn the corner again. "There are massive decisions for the club to make.” Santalab, 37, struck 35 goals in 97 games for Western Sydney across five seasons, often as a super sub, winning the affection of fans along the journey with his firebrand devotion to the cause. He is dismayed by what he sees now from those wearing the shirt of the A-League’s “biggest club”. “As a past player knowing the culture we had there, it’s upsetting to see them now,” he said. “With the training facilities and the new stadium they have they should be the biggest club in the country. “Something is badly wrong and mass changes are needed. “The playing group hasn’t shown enough fight, enough character or enough resilience for a club of their stature. “You play for the fans and the badge on your jersey and that’s just not happening at the moment. “They’re trying but things aren’t gelling and don’t look like gelling,” added Santalab, who wound up his 20-year professional career once more under Popovic at Perth Glory last season. He’s taken on a new challenge at Victorian NPL club Caroline Springs George Cross - once part of the fabric of the NSL as Sunshine George Cross - as both player and commercial manager. But despite a career which included stints in Europe and China, it’s the Wanderers where his heart lies. “When you have players doing interviews and see the way they’re talking it’s obvious it’s an unhappy camp there,” he continued. “Babbel has had enough time (40 matches, for 22 defeats and just 10 wins) to instill the philosophy and vision he wanted and it’s clearly not working. “Whether he’s given too much of the reins to the backroom staff, I don’t know. “For the fans who are bleeding red and black, they’re hurting and deserve better. I feel sorry for them. “Under Popovic everybody at the club was traveling in the same direction and had the same vision, from the office staff upwards. “It was a special feeling and hasn’t been there since he left. You could feel passion every time you walked into the stadium. "There was a real buzz and excitement before matches and I’m not sure people are feeling that way anymore. “At the end of the day, what the fans want most are results - and that’s just not happening. “New stadiums don’t bring results but hard work and togetherness do." ...... My 2 cents worth ... Popovic was a dog for dumping us days before the season started! Popovic was inflexible with his "my way or the highway" treatment of the cattle, sorry, i mean the players. That's why we couldn't retain the likes of the Polenz, Alberto, Andreu et al. His "culture" involved dismantling and booting players out at the end of each season. Santa needs to remove his rose coloured glasses. No one is ever bigger than the club. The Wanderers WILL bounce back at some point, whether it's this season or next, or the one after. Question is, are we dedicated and loyal fans? Or are we a fickle bunch? We will come good. That is inevitable.
  8. Well, Merrick has been sacked by the Jets. The merry go round spins round and round.
  9. In other news. Mcdonald is joining the Roar. Bloody hell !!!! We could do with a goal scorer. McDonald to join Roar after PFA resolves Western United dispute Former Socceroos and Celtic striker Scott McDonald has agreed terms on an 18-month deal with Brisbane Roar, after the PFA intervened to help extricate him from a short and unhappy spell at Western United. McDonald’s future with the A-League new boys has been in question since a mid-December fallout with coach Mark Rudan. And on Friday it became clear that, with the aid of players union mediation, the 36-year-old marksman was free to cut ties with United and add firepower to a Roar front line crying out for goals. McDonald was left out of Western United’s squad for Friday’s derby against Melbourne City, with Brisbane hoping to have the paperwork finalised on his move north over the weekend. It’s anticipated that McDonald - who scored once in nine appearances for United on his long-awaited return to Australia - could make his debut in Saturday week’s visit of Melbourne City. Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners were also in the market for McDonald when it became apparent his relationship with Rudan had soured. But, it’s understood, the desire to work under legendary Liverpool goal king turned rookie coach Robbie Fowler was always his preference once the PFA acted to resolve a dispute over the terms of his release and facilitate a contract termination. The move provides a fresh platform for McDonald to showcase his ruthless instincts - and slick involvement in build up play - at a club buoyed by Wednesday’s 2-1 win at Western Sydney Wanderers. With just 12 goals scored in 11 games, Brisbane sit three points off the playoffs in ninth spot. The belief is that McDonald’s guile in the final third could help change the course of their season.
  10. What do you guys think about Ernie Merrick coaching us? Do you think his personality and temperament would suit WSW? Do you think he has a clear footballing philosophy? Just throwing names around. Opinions?
  11. Wow. Just wow. Thought I'd wait a bit till I cooled down before coming on here. My thoughts on the game can be summed up in a word, MEDIOCRE. One gets a clearer picture of the game being at the stadium and it only reinforced what i already thought, there really is no game plan. The team moves the ball sooooo slow, and worse than that, no one runs off the ball or tries to lose their marker. Really sad to see at this level. Babbel is way too passive and inactive. No wonder the team plays the way they do! Yes the ref was crap but we don't control that. We can however control the way we play. Babbel hasn't justified his being here.
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