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  1. Marcin Budzinski

    To my eyes, this guy has been our worst bust yet and we have some beauties. Bar that Victory goal, we seem significantly worse when he is on the pitch - has been extremely unimpressive with very poor touch and control, and basically we seem to play like a 10 v 11 with him on the pitch. Hopefully we can offload him in Jan, and Wazza can get someone who fits into his system. With Bruno coming back, as long as we are in touch with Syd at the turn we are still a massive show for the season.
  2. Tim Cahill

  3. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Or, it implies 'management' got some or all of it wrong.
  4. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    I know exactlywhat the role of a CEO is. If the CEO of this club, or any club has 'little' to do with the football department then there is your problem right there. That is where issues will fester, and employee relationships will deteriorate. This is 100% a "CEO" issue and in many companies the most important element of the organisation. It cant be a shit show with 'staff' thinking they can do whatever they want as their 'boss' is in the UK. Again, would Valk have been given the lemon if Marwood wasnt here? If your answer is no or probably no - there is 100% our major issue. We have no chief and I have no doubt we have a CFG/Club structure issue.
  5. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Happy this has happened/is happening, but IMHO provides more questions than it does answers. so who is running this particular club? Would anything have been done if Marwood wasnt here (by chance)? Rumours/obviously now facts of this have been around for months before the season started - why was it allowed to fester? Why are we in this position right now, the last day of November? What exactly does our CEO do? What should his job be? So CFG give him carte blanche to run it, or is he a puppet? How can the club have gone absolutely nowhere in 10 years, no profile or crowd improvements at all yet the same CEO is there who oversaw a total of 3 coaches in 10 years of misery still have this bloke in charge? It beggars belief. My feel is that CFG have tried to run it 'perfectly' with their own ideals across the group - but Pep in Manchester is showing that you need to give full faith to your coach and give him the support he needs. Patience is fine, but not for the sake of patience. You either back in your man or you dont. One cant be half pregnant. Hopefully this is all for the best.
  6. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Pfft, Munn should have been gone years ago. The whole club has needed major shake ups for the best part of a decade. The fact that he is still there says more about the people above him than anything else.
  7. R2 Etihad Derby 14 October 7:50pm

    yea last night I was there, thinking that I was watching for of a Sydney-esq performance as well. At this level, if you are solid at the back and more importantly well-organised (not just individuals) it is very hard for teams to break this down as frankly, the mids and forwards are generally not good enough. If we can blend this with some of the better forwards in the comp, we should be able to compete. But to throw caution to the wind as we did under JVS, at this level you give the ball up too much and leak too many goals. Can never work over the long-term. Great defensive performance, Great performance full stop and should have had another couple. But, not sure many teams in the history of the comp could have done that to this Victory team, with the likes of Bruno, Brandan, Brattan and Kilkenny, unavailable, with marquees Cahill and Bud not ready to start, and quality such as Marcelo not even seeing game time yet. I said that I thought this was our best and most balanced squad ever, lets hope it plays out that way.
  8. Ross McCormack

  9. FFA Cup 2017 Qtr F V Sydney 13 Sep away

    very underwhelming. I knew a pom would bring nothing tactically, but physically should be better. we look slow, weak on the ball and poorly skilled. Hopefully we are in a 'heavy training load'! Also, did Bart look like he was trying to get out of the way of their goal whilst in the wall??
  10. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Anything is possible - but why would Bruno delete it as quickly as i went up? Aren't they "family" anymore? LOL. I think that has been the giveaway - the immediate deletion.
  11. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    nah, the 'only training' sounds like a quick excuse after Bruno spilt the beans. I think Marcelo has agreed to a deal, but not officially signed on the dotted line. Bruno jumped the gun a bit. If he was just 'training' why would Bruno tweet it?
  12. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    brilliant gotta say, im the happiest i have been with our squad going into a season thus far.
  13. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    I had heard we were just about there with Carrusca 12-18 months back. This would be a great signing IMHO - with a marque AM imminent, Marcelo can be load-managed to get a great season out of one of the great a-league imports. Fresh off the pine he should be able to run amok! Surely at his age this should be an easy agreement - pay him what we can under the cap then agree to employ him in CFG melbourne academy the year after etc. He would be a good get for the club on and off the pitch.
  14. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    who knows if we have secured this guy, but either way he seems the right age and type to thrive in this league. Physical and mental strength as big a factor as skills in this league, especially when the more technically gifted players who come are physically so past their prime. And - whoever it is, I can only hope/assume that the gaffer actually has finally had a look at a squad and is recruiting for the type of position he actually needs/wants.
  15. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    now I do not believe for a second this rumor is credible at all. But, I am waiting/expecting that sooner or later CFG will leverage both the USA/AU seasons/markets to sign a player that will be able to play 70% or less of games for NYC, then swing them to us after their season etc for a season or 2. Now, Zlatan would fit the bill perfectly... playing say every second game for the remainder of the NYC season depending on injury status? then coming to us playing similar game time/off the bench etc depending on how his body holds up. Just not sure why he would chose to do this now, when he still has the talent to continue in europe with teams such as Milan now after him.