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  1. Marcelo Carrusca

    I tend to agree with Shahanga on this. Joyce did say that they have to train hard during the week then he would consider the player for selection. But here is the rub - what is his selection criteria? Does everyone understand this? Or is it just another way of saying I am not selecting you and this is my excuse. I have certainly witnessed parallel situations in my lifetime. It also begs the question, can he handle ageing players?
  2. Bruce Kamau

    Lets not kid ourselves - Syria is a country in a decade long civil war stoked by foreigners. It is amazing that they can have players on the pitch. Anything else is trivial.
  3. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Question. Over in Europe are fans strongly connected with the players or with the club? As an AFL fan, growing up we saw young players come into the club, develop and eventually retire. Effectively the "one club man" - although that is disappearing these days, the number of players that are one club players is quite high. Hence, this is the reason, I believe, why we study the injury list closely and we get annoyed when players are shown the door so quickly. In effect, the clubs don't show player loyalty (and vice versa) so it is harder for fans to remain glued to the club. If in Europe, fans are used to players coming and going then the loyalty lies with the club rather than the players. Which would be a cultural shift for Australian fans.
  4. Daniel Arzani

    The only player that has successfully used teh CFG connection has been Mooy. And he was hired before teh takeover and was mentored by Aloisi and JVS. There have been other players that have spurned Melb. City (McClaren, Vutovic) and as time has passed I suspect that the club is on the nose with so many players going sideways or backwards. As for Europe? Well the European clubs do have scouts as well and they do come and watch games. As for Cahill and Arzani, you would be speculating about what goes on between them but Cahill would also have connections as well. My general feel is that players should stick around until they are about 20/21 and then try.
  5. Daniel Arzani

    I was being sarcastic. Wazza will leach the talent, soul and optimism until we are left with another Fitzgerald like performance of last night
  6. Daniel Arzani

    I don't think that he will be dropped, at least no yet. But by round 24 I expect him to have the confidence and ability of Fitzgerald.
  7. Wazza Out

    The underlying assumption is that all else remains the same. This cannot be true because other coaches will pay close attention at shutting your game down and when something shuts the game down then all other coaches will follow suit. The correct strategy is to tweak and evolve the game plan - change players, sub, change formation etc. So my point is that not everything has remained the same - the other teams have adapted and worked Wazza's style down to a T.
  8. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    My thoughts precisely. Facilities are great but the senior coaching are crap and not likely to develop anyone and unlike WSW we don't win silverware.
  9. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    For those who follow AFL some people on this forum may remember Dermott Brereton saying that a certain coach name Joyce also trained the crap out of them during the week with the end result being that the team suffered more injuries and probably shorter careers. Of course the AFL Joyce went onto win premierships and then returned to being an assistant coach. I also think that he is not judging things correctly.
  10. Rd 13 vs WSW(away) New Years Day 7.50

    I can accept one or two players being stupid. Three at a stretch but a whole team? Never. I have worked for over thirty years in team environments and the worst case was three stupid people . Why were they static? why are they afraid to shoot? This comes down to training and coaching. I have never bought into the culture complaints aired on this forum simply because of the high turn over of players. The only culture that could foster is one of transience. And I disagree that a manager can't control the basics. The things that a manager can't control are injuries, weather, refereeing and better coaches. The whole point of a team is to instill the basics. As a team manager you should not worry about the basics because it has been so well drilled into them that the players will do it instinctively. What I have witnessed is confusion, fear of the ball and a safety first mentality. This is a direct result of Wazza's training methods. You can well say let there be a clean out, let Wazza do what he thinks needs doing but the end result will be no different to when Stubbins coached the Jets. a club in disarray with low memebership and low attendance. You are right that what ever I say will have no effect but so far you were expecting a win and I wasn't.
  11. Rd 13 vs WSW(away) New Years Day 7.50

    Interestingly you are the only one who is defending Wazza. And your question as to what else Wazza can do? My suggestion is to resign and look for employment elsewhere.
  12. Central Coast Mariners

    Also their owner have said that given the loss of youth players to the olyroos they were going to re-think the youth development plans.
  13. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    That would be nice. But he is not a defender.
  14. Ross McCormack

    It will be a balls up. The club won't know what to do and he will be left high and dry.
  15. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    but he will become one - this is Wazza's pet project...