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  1. What a complete shambles this club has become under the leadership of Paul Lederer. It's no wonder that we have become one of the worst run club in the A-League and the last few seasons have reflected that
  2. I thought it was a 5 year deal but maybe would have been an "initial 3 year deal with an option to extend for 2 more seasons" To be honest I am not fussed about losing Nike, they've been terrible for a long time. Just need a kit supplier who can at least make an attempt to make good jerseys
  3. They're going to announce a new kit supplier first, most likely Macron
  4. At the smurfs he was able to get away with cynical fouls and challenges
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    NRL Thread 2

    Brisbane Broncos coach Anthony Seibold calls police over vicious rumours Embattled Broncos coach Anthony Seibold has called in police to investigate slanderous posts on social media about his personal life. Seibold has hired Brisbane legal firm Howden Saggers to take his case to cyber security experts at Queensland Police to try to track down the people responsible. The Broncos coach is in isolation at his Brisbane home for 14 days and under siege from scurrilous comments over the last 48 hours since he attended to a personal family issue last Friday night in Sydney after the loss to the Rabbitohs. The comments have horrified his family who are already dealing with other personal issues. His legal firm released the following statement. “This is to address the allegations which have been recently made in relation to Brisbane Broncos Coach, Anthony Seibold in the last twenty-four hours,” the statement said. “Due to the allegations which have circulated online and in other forums, Mr. Seibold has engaged Dave Garratt of Howden Saggers Lawyers to act on his behalf. “At the appropriate time, this matter will be reported to the Queensland Police Service and other appropriate authorities for their consideration. “Given the nature of these matters both personal and legal, no further comment will be made until such time as it has been considered by the Queensland Police Service and other appropriate authorities.” Broncos chairman Karl Morris said: “I’ve been worried about Anthony’s well-being. “’Seibs’ is back in Brisbane with his family. He is a resilient guy, we just want our coach to have a week’s break and we are supporting him the best way we can.” The players are rallying around the coach. “We send our love and support to Seibs,” said Joe Ofahengaue at training, “Whatever he stepped out of the bubble for, whatever reason, we send our support to him.” Seibold has resorted to virtual coaching as interim Broncos coach Peter Gentle takes the reins for Saturday’s clash with Canberra. He continues to help via online video calls with Gentle. Seibold helped put together the players’ weekly video review session on Tuesday morning while also making daily calls to his coaching staff. “I’m pretty sure that all the video we watched this morning came from coach (Seibold),” said Ofahengaue, who plays his 100th NRL game this weekend. “I don’t know whether they do Skype calls or whatever but pretty sure (he’s still in daily contact). “He’s got good staff around him that we all trust. Pete Gentle is doing an awesome job with us. He’s adding games during our session to lighten up the mood.” Gentle’s first job is bringing Indigenous All-Star representative Jordan Riki into the side to make his NRL debut against the Raiders this weekend. Experienced forward Ben Te’o replaces the axed Tevita Pangai Jr in the backrow in the other major change to Brisbane’s pack following last week’s 28-10 loss to the Rabbitohs. -------------- i guess that rumour was BS after all...
  6. BOSSI ALERT 'Positive thing': De Marigny keen on independent review of Wanderers Western Sydney coach Jean-Paul de Marigny has welcomed the possibility of an independent review into the club's A-League department after the Wanderers missed out on the finals for a third successive season. The club's owner, Paul Lederer, is open to the idea of seeking external assistance to fix the club's senior team after years of poor performances and sub-par results left the Wanderers as the only club, other than perennial strugglers Central Coast Mariners, not to have finished in the top six in the past three years. Lederer told the Herald he would not rule out an external review into the club's A-League performance. When asked about the idea, de Marigny said it could only help the struggling club reach its potential. "I think that’s a positive thing," he said. "I think regardless of what your season looks like or ends up, it’s a normal thing you should have a review of the season, regardless of if you are winning the league or not. It’s all about the discussion, about making your club a better club." The club's immediate future appears likely not to involve captain Mitch Duke, who is on the cusp of joining Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Taawoun. De Marigny conceded Duke was edging towards a lucrative deal in the Middle East but refused to give up hope of keeping the club's top scorer for next season. Should a deal with Al-Taawoun not be finalised, for whatever reason, de Marigny hopes the Wanderers will be a fallback option for the 29-year-old. "I think Mitch’s discussion with the club overseas, I think that is in high progress at the moment. But in saying that, if there’s an opportunity and the door is still open, we will do our best to do that [keep him]," de Marigny said. The Wanderers coach is more hopeful of keeping Socceroos defender Matt Jurman, whose contract expires after Wednesday night's match against Melbourne Victory at Bankwest Stadium. The centre-back has attracted interest from abroad and rival A-League clubs. De Marigny said the Wanderers were desperate to retain him. "We are sitting down with players on a regular basis, that’s something we discuss on a regular basis and what comes out of it will come out of it," he said. Swiss midfielder Pirmin Schwegler will play the final match of his career on Wednesday before retiring. The 33-year-old returned to Australia from Switzerland after the A-League break, spending 14 days in quarantine to complete the season on severely reduced pay. He is set to start against Melbourne Victory, however de Marigny ruled out making many other changes from the side that lost 5-3 to Western United on Friday night. German midfielder Nicolai Muller will not return after his concussion a fortnight ago, having undergone a CAT scan yesterday. De Marigny said he won't start many more of the club's promising youngsters, such as attacking midfielder Kosta Grozos, despite having only pride to play for on Wednesday. "No not really. I think it’s important the young players earn their spot," de Marigny said.
  7. SBW

    NRL Thread 2

    This is the coach of the Brisbane Broncos, no wonder they have been in the shitter this year
  8. We have churned through 80 or so players since 2014, we have let many good players go and replaced them with absolute duds because the club did not want to offer them more money. We replace players on the cheap who are not upto the levels or standards they require to play A-League. The season after we won the ACL, we recruited some quality players and coaching staff with the exception of Federico Piovaccari (what an absolute flop he was), we made the GF but we were no match for Adelaide on the day. Popa introduced a new style of football that was both enjoyable to watch. Next season, we let go some of our best players and signed some complete duds and the 4-0 thrashing by Sydney FC in Rd 1 set the platform of what our season was going to be like. Inconsistent and poor performances, the move to SOP did not help at all. 17/18 season, we once again go on a recruitment drive and sign some quality players early in the pre-season, things were looking very good then suddenly Popa decides to quit and head to Turkey 1 week before the season started. Hayden Foxe stays on, he wins his first game then draws the next 5 games, ideally I would have kept him for the season as he know the tactics and structure that Popa put in place, then Gombau comes in and pretty much wrecks the place inside out, some things worked but the players were not responding positively to him. We miss the finals and he gets the sack Next season we signed Babbel as our coach, Some fans gave him the benefit of the doubt because we had an imbalanced squad lacking quality in key positions and the recruitments were already done by Gombau before he got the sack. Babbel's excuse was that some of these players do not have the mentality to compete. We missed the finals again, Babbel goes on a recruitment drive in the off season, signs some decent players, the injury to Majewski threw Babbel's season into chaos as he relied on Majewski to be the 'architect' of our attack to create chances and its a case what might have been had Majewski was not injured. We started the season strong being on top of the table after 5 rounds then we go on a losing streak. Babbel was being apathetic about the situation but unfortunately he had to go. The issue is right now that the club has some how lost its identity under the Lederer regime, and some of the players we have in our squad don't seem bothered about performing. Somethings need to be changed at our club or else we are heading towards the levels of CCM.
  9. The problem is our football department, we can't seem to keep good players and when we do let good players go, we replace them NPL standard players who are not upto it and sign them on the cheap. Missing the finals 3 seasons in a row We probably are due for an external review of our club and where the problem is. We have let some very good youth players go for free and have kept some awful ones. The Mariners are going to reap the rewards of Ruiz-Diaz and Sammy Silvera thanks to us
  10. it was a meh game... I almost fell asleep at halftime
  11. NSW-Vic border to shut tonight
  12. With the mini outbreak happening in Melbourne, whats going to happen with the 3 Vic teams?
  13. I don't think you can entirely blame the surface for ACL injuries. The pitch at bankwest is soft.
  14. Peter V'Landys has the Gladys and state Government by the balls, whatever he wants, he gets. Just like how he runs Racing NSW V'Landys is in bed with Alan Jones, Jones when he was on Radio had too much say that influenced the State Governments decisions. But I personally think Tony Shepard should go as I think he will start causing problems he is going to run every stadium in the state.
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