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  1. westofcentre

    Honda Runs Over Wanderers

    Some very good discussion here. OK the chop and change Popa, Gombaos, Babbel, very different styles with no overiding football philosophy from top to bottom means we are like a jenga puzzle waiting to fall over. Gombao was a coach with a very particular style that takes a while to adopt under a club management woth very little patience and players not willing to adapt. A similar thing is been played out now with Babbel. Certain players are digging in. Will manaegemt support Babbel? Look at SFC. There is a football philosophy that is consistent from the top all the way through to the juniors to the scouts to prospective youngsters looking to come on board. I'm not sure what the current state of play is with our juniors but a couple years back WSW youths were badly neglected. An accusatory rather than nurturing environment and Kalac very much neglecting his duties towards junior players.
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    Honda Runs Over Wanderers

    With the new make up of the FFA board and things going to sh*t on so many metrics across the league maybe it is time for the fans to stand up and get the 51% community owned model going.
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    Honda Runs Over Wanderers

    There is locker room unrest. It just hasn't come out yet. That of course isn't our only problem. I find it interesting to observe that this far into Gombao's tenure people were calling for his head. Not so much for Babbel. I think fans are starting to understand its rotten from top to bottom. It's a problem bigger than the coach.
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    Wanderers CEO Threatens RBB

    They havent counted on people power
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    Wanderers CEO Threatens RBB

    The call for new leadership is to divide the fans. Don't let them divide us - stand together.
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    Central Coast Mariners Thread 2015/16

    The ejaculators
  7. Guys I'm totally out of touch here. Did the renos of the North/South Stand that were meant to take place a few months ago happen/are they happening? I remember alot of us had doubt they would happen on time.
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    Squad Development 2015/16

    you come to this conclusion after one season were we performed below average after a gruelling long season? Please. This is the problem, fans it seems are still "drugged" by our first two stellar season and refuse to see there are issues. We need to snap out of it the sooner we face reality the better. Some people are looking at things too narrowly. There is no one single cause to our poor season. It isnt just player travel. It isnt so cut and dry. Yes this contributed and we also had injuries but to say it is just this is to miss the point Popa had a player revolt (by some players) on his hands. He was adept at managing a start up squad but less so in one that had achieved things (still he is a young coach he will learn). You are also igoring the fact good people left behind the scenes and those that replaced them arent as adept (for whatever reason - in some positions at least). Tactically too Popa made some critical errors (lack of Plan B been one, and team structure). Also, there is friction between players and owners - hence the broom for a lot of players. Like anything, to properly understand a situation you need to look at all contributing factors not just one. I hope we turn it around this year, maybe we needed a clean out because things have just got that bad. In saying this we better have learned from these mistakes but I said it before there is a bad culture that has started to seep into the club.
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    Squad Development 2015/16

    Hi my names WOC, long time poster and serial whinger. Firstly, to all those saying "fans should stop whinging" - I want to say do you even know what football is about and football fans are like. Vibrant, animated discussion drives our game forward. Secondly - enough with the in Popa we trust. I think what Popa has done is phenomenal but u can always expect this "dumbing down" phrase when there is a great debate going on. This does nothing but limit the debate and give the impression that fans should just accept what goes on good or bad without a say. Third I posted a few weeks ago basically said trouble was brewing. Some agreed but many thought I was been negative and had rose colored glasses on preferring to live on the glory of the past rather than the present reality. I hope we can reverse what is happening behind closed doors at our club and we go onto a good season. And finally - people miss the point when talking about our achievements. No one is doubting we have achieved great things. But we are talking about the present and it doesn't take a genius to work out things are rotten at many levels (not just the team level). And here is a reality check. The club doesn't have a grand plan for us to fill our remaining spots with quality players...it is trying to deal with a player revolt. It it happens to fill them with quality players that's a bonus but this is not how it wanted things to go and the club is scrambling to fill the holes. And no matter how many "In Popa we trust" or "stop whinging" gets thrown out into a debate it cannot hide it.
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    Politics Thread 3: With A Vengeance

    Ahahaha. In reality I wasn't a jock or a nerd. I was that kind of in between no man's land...The group of guys that use to play pranks. Occasionally you would get bullied but the fact there was a group dorkus nerdius in ur year meant their pheromones would attract the jocks from a mile away meaning they would often by pass us.
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    Politics Thread 3: With A Vengeance

    Jocks and nerds. I'm a jock.
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    Politics Thread 3: With A Vengeance

    Hahaha. And Stalin wanted to be a priest.
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    Politics Thread 3: With A Vengeance

    The Nazis were originally Socialists....or a large part of their membership was. It wasnt until Hitler came out a few years after their formation and put an end to the socialist ideology that the Nazi party truly became extreme right wing.
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    Politics Thread 3: With A Vengeance

    lol you knew this card would get played sooner or later. Funny thing is one of the people leading the charge against Qatar is a Qatari woman. The Qataris oppose here. Does that make them sexist?
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    Politics Thread 3: With A Vengeance

    Hi WOC Our equivalent to a libertarian party is the Liberal Democratshttp://www.ldp.org.au David Leyonhjelm has a seat in the Senate. a thank you pseudonym. I thought they actually believed in more govt control despite the name. I will check it out.
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