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  1. 10 points
    Unpopular opinion but I love the away derbies. Feels like all the City fans in our bays - active or not - get really up for it, a true us vs the world sort of atmosphere (which is typically what it feels like being a City fan in Melbourne). It's just sort of this intangible feeling you get from being isolated in our little corner, kind of like you could go up and talk to any City fan and have a really great chat. Plus giving it to the Visitor's South End is an event in it of itself.
  2. 7 points
    Much like their supporters?
  3. 7 points
    Just going to leave this here (Credit @jeffplz )
  4. 6 points
    My point about Florin Berenguer is that he is - according to @Bob Latchford - one of our two marquees. I don't expect him to be flawless, but I expect him, as a marquee no. 10, to stand out above the other City players, be the creative mainspring of our attacks, able to hit decisive precision passes, and at least have the confidence to have a shot on goal when the opportunity arises, not just be another player on the field. I just don't think he demonstrates enough of those qualities. I don't blame the guy either. We offered him a contract, he signed it. But I don't think we should keep looking for excuses if we don't get our recruiting right. Last night I don't think he did enough to justify 83 minutes on the field.
  5. 6 points
    I see the negative keyboard warrior is out again. playmaker, you are the most miserable effing wankstain I have ever come across. Why the fck dont you go and support Victory? You'd fit right in over there. You are nothing but a troll I am sure of it. City won last night, be happy ffs. Metcalfe may not have had the best game last night but it wasn't that bad. Najjarine had a shocker yes, but I'm sure the kid knows it. And by the way, don't forget Metcalfe just came back from Olyroos and hardly played. His match fitness is probably nowhere near the level it was before he left. According to the match stats, Berenguer and Metcalfe both made 41passes. Metcalfe's passing accuarcy was 87.8%, Berenguers was 75.6%. So maybe Imtellingyou, the million dollar marquee should go back and play some more development games with Ramy??? Jesus, lighten up. This forum is such a fcking downer........ I'm out 🙈
  6. 6 points
  7. 6 points
    I think the fans needed that more than the players did. Plenty of people worrying that we’d be smashed and we end up comfortably beating them. I see that Berenguer is still copping his share. He was solid, as was Metcalfe. I liked Najjarine’s game and Noone was terrific. Maclaren could score 20 this season. Brillante was best on for me. This guy is a proper defensive midfielder and is now creating chances. Having a playmaker from deep gives us another avenue to goal and either forces our opponent to press us or stretches the defence as they sit off. Good teams have many avenues to goal and that’s what we’re developing. Defensively we were good. Bouzanis was excellent and the back 4 were very good.
  8. 5 points
    He's marquee for accounting purposes. He wasn't last year but was promoted to that spot as he is now the second highest earner with a few of the bigger earners departing. I understand the viewpoint that a "marquee" should be someone that dazzles, but Noone is not listed as marquee and is performing well. If they swapped, would anyone care? Would it suddenly be okay, even though all that's changed is how much they're being paid? Just some food for thought.
  9. 5 points
    Is it me or is there more hate for Bouzanis than is warranted...?
  10. 5 points
  11. 4 points
    I have another theory. Didnt sleep a wink last night (nothing to do with the theory, just blue balls.) Generally A-league teams are made up of the following: 6/5 unshaven recycled journey men, a solid leg breaking CDM, a brilliant shot stopping (howler prone) keeper, a couple goofy centre backs who can at least head the ball, a 19 year old hack dribbler with a sick fade, a fringe socceroo returning from an unsuccessful crack at the big time and a fashion forward euro reject manager. The thing that sets teams apart is a generally talented, motivated and "extra 5%" type of player. Craig Noone is that man.
  12. 4 points
    Not yet spoken on but I also thought Galloway had a really good game - should be a good long term pick up for us. Jamo, whose form has been pretty below average lately, was greatly improved as well.
  13. 4 points
    Good performances all round imo. Ramy got himself into position and had some good moments, but he needs to be far better than that in fron t of goal if he wants to rust himself into that XI. Thought Metcalfe was ok, nothing special. Florin was a bit like Ramy, had some really nice moments but let himself down with the final ball on quite a few occasions. Brillante is a super signing imo. He's no frills, but he reads the play like a book and has an uncanny ability to pick the best option in transition. Obv Noone and Delbo were outstanding also. The gaffer had a terrific proper debut imo; the style and approach was really good to watch. We looked like we had all the time in the world with it and like we weren't even out of 2nd gear, whilst looking very organised at the back on most occasions. Plenty of things to be optimistic about dare i say it.
  14. 4 points
    What a great game Thoroughly dominated WSW and deserved the win. Noone is an absolute gun, great ball control, great crosses and just overall a fucking boss. Robocop had a great game too, but the best on ground imo is Brillante I honestly think Brilliante could be our most important player this season. Covers ground so quickly, reads the play beautifully and his passing is spot on. Just such a well rounded midfielder/DM. Should easily account for the strikers and go into the final Very, very happy
  15. 4 points
  16. 4 points
    I think we're gonna realize how unbelievably good Bart was this season, so we're gonna need our attacking players to contribute a considerable amount more goals than last season because I see us conceding on a regular basis.
  17. 3 points
    stand out last night, that slide tackle in the box at the end of the game was enough for me to give him MoM. Him and Good really excelled last night, rich might find it hard to get back into the squad. these two looked indomitable at the back with brillante last night. yipee!
  18. 3 points
    Simples. Shoot the gulls. Shoot the people feeding the gulls. Problem addressed. Additional entertainment.
  19. 3 points
    100%. To be even clearer, he hasnt been 'promoted' to that spot per se, but rather allocated to that spot as the second highest earner, which is a carry over from a HEAVILY backended deal.
  20. 3 points
    Thanks for the inspiration @haz I'm gonna allow this to be used as a poster at games guys (free of charge).
  21. 3 points
  22. 3 points
    Brilliante, noone and delbo my pick. Brilliante could be our best signing ever
  23. 3 points
    I have a suspicion we'll also find out how much delbridge performances relied on having bort next to him
  24. 3 points
    I only ever enjoy the atmosphere. I miss half the game as it dips over the oval. Still I always walk away excited but its a different type than leaving AAMI.
  25. 3 points
    I think that it's really going to come down to the ability of our coach, as it always has. That has always been our weakest link
  26. 2 points
    Also, seems like the official Melb City twitter account has gone rouge
  27. 2 points
    Last season we stopped for international breaks and everyone complained.
  28. 2 points
    Approved by Danny Devito. Just give this man the JW Medal
  29. 2 points
    How good were Brillantes long balls !! Hit 2-3 behind the deference!
  30. 2 points
  31. 2 points
    It's ridiculous, the last full season he played here he was pretty good. From memory he came 4th in forum player of the season. Yes he makes mistakes but so does every keeper in this league. I honestly think he is just an easy target for people to blame
  32. 2 points
    It’ll be Metcalfe or Berenguer in the midfield alongside Brillante and Luna. Or Luna plays out wide and Cabrera drops to the bench.
  33. 2 points
  34. 2 points
    We are going to win everything, with an attacking and defensive masterclass all season. Mombaerts will be the greatest manager in A-league history.
  35. 2 points
    This game will tell us where we are at
  36. 2 points
    We are going to win everything. 5-0 win. Jamie 4 goals, Florin 4 assists. Bouzanis to score a penalty.
  37. 2 points
    Just give the team 2-3 seasons to gel dw
  38. 2 points
    I absolutely refuse to go to marvel stadium to watch anything it is a total shithole , if you are on ground level you can only see the top half of players on the far side of the pitch and if you are on upper levels you need binoculars to follow the play . i will wait for the first home game at AAMI.
  39. 2 points
    true, and in this league especially good coaches have been able to turn ordinary squads into superteams. here's hoping!
  40. 2 points
    Not sure. All i know is I'm expecting mildly better football this season but outside of that I'm basically done with any expectations concerning results.
  41. 2 points
    19/20 bouza bashing season.
  42. 2 points
    Because you're damned if you do and damned if you dont. People find out about them and then complain that the club isnt being transparent, see previous posts and facebook threads for evidence of that. At the end of the day all the club can do atm is manage it in a way that tries to strike the balance.
  43. 2 points
    100%. Tbf though, passing to Delbridge with a man on his back in that part of the pitch is probably a high risk , minuscule reward scenario and isnt an overly good decision in the first place. Puts the defender under pressure to execute immediately. Shit football all round really.
  44. 2 points
    Undeniable that Bouzanis fucked up. But spare me if you think delbridge is free from responsibility. Had delbridge done what you learn when you first kick a ball and kept a simple back pass on the deck would Bouzanis have made a mistake? Instead he gives him back a ball 2 feet off the ground that ends up being a half volley that he couldnt clear first time and had to first gain control of.
  45. 1 point
    We won the FFA Cup in Season 2016/17, the attendance at the Home Final vs. Sydney being 18,751. The League attendances that season were our highest - average non-derby attendance of 9,417. Thereafter the comparative numbers have fallen - 7,963 in 2017/18 and 6,782 in 2018/19.
  46. 1 point
    I'd want Good and Windy in the centre of defence to feel some sense of security. We're not going to get that, so my concern is that our defence isn't looking too sound, with Delbo iffy to my eyes through preseason, and a classic dodgy keeper between the sticks. We're going to have to up our game.
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    Better than "not victory" I suppose
  49. 1 point
    Confirms what I suspected. There's not time to give Glover a go before the Cup match, but I hope we see him during the season. Bouzanis isn't the future as far as I am concerned.
  50. 1 point
    I reckon Scotty has fucked a few Indian chicks over the years coz thats pretty spicy.
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