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  1. You honestly don't believe there is an extreme left? Look up Liz Farrelly, or just take a visit to the ABC or smh.
  2. Manfred, they are all over social media now. Just read the smh as well. I am actually more left leaning myself, but a lot of the way the left have conducted themselves just turns me off. I think Alan Jones (as much as I dislike him) made a good point on TV. Gladys was attacked in such a vile way on social media, but the fact that she wasn't a woman who leaned towards the left, meant she wasn't protected and her attackers were never called out. If you want an example, the smh and its writers are a good example. I do remember one of the sports writers who was a Sydney FC supporter showing an accused paedophile in his Wanderers jersey. It was done intentionally. Just some of the mud they tend to throw on people they don't like.
  3. The problem with the left side of politics is that it has become entrenched with extremists who have developed a superiority complex. Much like the extreme right is a turn off, the extreme left has become the domain of those who become abusive and feral when people don't agree with them. You simply can't reason with them. The Liberals won because they had more substance to their policies (even if you disagree with it), and because this NSW Labor government is just plain hopeless. Also if Melbourne got this level of infrastructure investment, they would be rubbing it in our faces like they do with everything else. They have always bragged about their better stadiums, public transport and education systems. Yet when this government is building new things to start to overtake them, people from Sydney can't stop whinging about it. I personally think we should also build better art galleries, museums and theatres (even though this isn't really my thing) as well as stadiums and transport, because as Hughesy said above these are the things that makes cities great. The rest is up to the population to embrace these things and all of a sudden a city begins to develop a 'culture'. But deep down inside, sadly I think people living in Sydney just love a good whinge.
  4. We all got excited last week when we beat an average second last placed Brisbane team. These days we get excited beating bottom of the table teams, which shows you where we are at right now. We all of a sudden thought Hamill and Vedran had turned into awesome players. But this game against Wellington brought us back down to earth. Perhaps people wanted to believe that the players improved suddenly. There are some players we have where it just won't change all that much. Georgevski is an ok purchase if he is part of a bigger picture. If him and Elrich are fighting for the same fullback spot. If Hamill is no longer playing centre back for us. If we get a better keeper than the one we currently have. If we scout and attract five good quality imports. If we are able to get some solid and proven Aussie players from other a-league clubs. If our fitness improves, and we become mostly injury free. If Babbel gets the tactics right with the players he has. A lot of it is preparation, and then the attitude on the field from the players/coaches at the end the preparation. All these things need to be planned for next season now. Otherwise if we stick with a lot of the same old, same old, or don't move way much from what we currently have, It could be de ja vu all over again. I am hoping Babbel and the club do what needs to be done. Otherwise that new shiny stadium won't do much for us.
  5. Definitely don't think light rail is a success. But in the end something will come out of it, and maybe a lesson to be learnt. Also in 5 years when you are taking the light rail to Allianz to watch a derby, none of this politics will be on your mind. You will only know that you have this light rail which take you directly to a modern stadium. I agree you with you about getting the balance right between building what needs to be built, and being compassionate about peoples/community needs. Companies want to make profits after all. But I think we have a legal system which looks after those thing pretty well. The "genuine" complaints people make about WestConnex will be sorted out I'm sure. Remember, we would not have this amazing stadium in Parramatta if the pool people got their way. But they will get another pool built for them, and we will have a stadium with the steepest rake in the country, with safe standing. So hopefully everyone is happy in the end.
  6. Liberals have already pretty much completed the North West Metro, close to completing the Chatswood to Bankstown metro and West Connex. They are already creating new underground stations in the Sydney CBD around Martin Place, Barangaroo etc. Widening of the M4 and M5. The West metro from Sydney CBD to Parramatta and Parramatta Light Rail will also begin shortly. Then there is the second airport. All the roads they are widening around that area of Sydney. There are others which I could also mention. So more than just Parramatta. Yes they have botched a few like the light rail and Allianz Stadium. However I would prefer a government that persists with the projects they stuff up, and still build something in the end. Labor since the Olympics has had a habit of cancelling many projects, and they haven't changed much since then. That is because they bow down to any minority group who they think they would lose votes from. So nothing gets built. That is why the current government is now trying to play catch up with transport infrastructure. I do agree there is a stench of corruption within the Libs, so I am not a huge fan of them, but they are currently doing more than Labor ever would. I do hope Labor gets their act together though, as I think a lot more people would vote for them if they showed they could follow through with things.
  7. My last post to you mate. Because you seem a little bit stalker like. But if I say on a an internet forum that I think Subway isn't spending enough money if it wants to catch up to be as big as McDonalds, then by your bizarre logic I am making 'accusations' against Subway Seems a bit weird that you are persisting with this, but maybe you can go tell Paul Lederer what I wrote if it triggers you so much. I am sure he will feel defamed by my comments. Internet is serious business
  8. My post you quoted is not accusing him of anything. It states what needs to be done if we want to catch the bigger clubs. Whether he does it or not doesn't really affect me as much as you think, and I don't in anyway hold any grudge towards him or hold him responsible for anything. I just call it as I see it. But in the end we are not a big club as he claims he wants us to be. Sydney FC and Melbourne Storm are the fittest clubs in their respective competitions because they have the best sports science available to them. Those are the areas I am talking about where we need to spend more money if we want to get an edge and keep up with the best clubs.
  9. On Babbel's direct commentary on his players. I think a lot of it is to with the personal humiliation he is feeling inside. I mean he comes to a third rate league in Oz, and then is made to look like a fifth rate coach. This is a guy who was was an outstanding player for club and country, and then had some decent coaching credits to his name in Europe. All this is perhaps filtering back overseas. He must be thinking what have they thrown me into. That's got to hurt him. Especially when he didn't know what he was walking into. Senior players not putting in, and then making u/11 errors to lose games. Puts the young kids in, and they try, but just don't have the toughness to win games. Feels sorry for them, but then sees them in the dressing room unaffected like he is and wondering why no one can feel what he is feeling. This is the snowflake generation that act like they don't care, but then get all cut up when you speak honestly about them. So Babbel can't be honest with them now. Perhaps if he watched the some of the games last season we lost by four or five goals, and saw the level we were at, he might have declined our offer. It seems to me he didn't do his research enough, and the fact is we needed more than what he has offered this season. He didn't realise the monumental task of lifting the club. But the best he can do now is start fresh next season with a new batch of players (and some of the current players he wants to keep who can take his criticisms). He now knows the league and excuses shouldn't really come into play.
  10. Let's face it. Arnie did a lot to turn SFC around. So sometimes it is a matter of finding the right people/s more than just money. But it up to the club to still find those right people. We might just be knocking on the wrong doors. But regardless the club will need to spend more to be competitive, simply because MV, SFC and MC will spend more to maintain their dominance and edge. They will also be wary of us and look to provide better conditions and facilities so they can attract the best players over us.
  11. You need to look up what 'accusations' actually means? I'm not accusing anyone of anything. I'm just stating something that is obvious based on my observations of watching all A-league sides over the last 3 years. Whatever money is being spent is not doing the job, whether it is not enough being spent or money mismanaged. I don't know the small details. That is for the club to work out, and Lederer would be in the best position to figure all that out. But it is obvious that we are behind the top 3 clubs due to being inferior in so many departments which I named.
  12. No to Hamill. Don't want him anywhere near the first team, because before you know it he is starting games again. Buy two new central defenders and rotate with Zeigler (who looks to me like he is injury prone), so I think we need some cover there. Kamau could possibly get in the squad with the half a dozen or so other senior players who's contracts finish in the two seasons after this one. But he probably won't start much, so having him has an ocassional substitute is ok.
  13. What I am saying is whatever he is doing isn't enough, because MV and SFC ( and even Melb City) are far superior to us in every department. So he needs to ramp it up, or get some outside resources to do a better job. That's not hating on him. That's just being realistic. Otherwise all his talk of a 'big club' is just that.
  14. It's about Lederer investing the money to be a 'big club', if he wants this to be a 'big club'. He keeps talking the talk after all. Let's look at Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC. Both have had better marquees than us over the last few years, because they invested more resources into their scouting to get it right. Both have had better Aussie players than us. They are on top of us in that area as well. We get more injuries than other teams. We are also not as fit as other teams. More time put in by other bigger clubs in getting the best training facilities and physios to be stronger than other clubs. These are the small details where Lederer has to put more money, time and resources into catching the bigger clubs. Because it is so obvious watching every game we play against these bigger clubs that we are simply inferior to them in all these areas, and that won't change (no matter how hard you support them) without the club taking action. I also don't like the 'asking players to play for you' mentality. Makes me a cringe a little. It probably even puts that extra pressure on the players that they don't need. Those things are best left to happen organically (if they happen at all). A player will be happy any way if he is playing at a strong club with good facilities and loyal supporters. They will most likely be happy to play for you at that point.
  15. I would say that we need 5 new Aussies to go with the 5 new foreigners. It wouldn't be hard to achieve. Add those 10 new players to the 4 ones we have already in Ziegler (should be an Aussie soon?), Yeboah, Fitzgerald and Duke. That is a 14 man squad. I would keep Elrich for one more season as a 15th player, and Janjetovic as reserve keeper as he won't leave. They won't get much game time anyway. Get rid of Nizic and replace him with a proven keeper. Keep some young guys in Tokich, Russell, Grozos and Baccus to see if they can make the step up. That would be around a 20 man squad with a good mix.
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