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Falastur last won the day on December 25 2015

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  1. Marcus Gomes MCFC eSport player

    Yep. Another article here, for those who haven't seen it already: https://www.foxsports.com.au/football/melbourne-city-sign-esports-fifa-gamer-marcus-gomes-days-before-millions-watch-him-at-fifa-interactive-world-cup/news-story/f7c4e0f5344e012168c53ffc968a5f81
  2. Your favourite Heart/City moment at AAMI Park

    I just watch it and hear "OH IT'S ENGELAAR"
  3. Your favourite Heart/City moment at AAMI Park

    Got to be the Engelaar half-way line goal for me. Was one of the first Heart games I ever remember seeing, and it definitely stuck in the memory.
  4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Would be interesting to see if it did happen. CFG usually prefers their marquee names to be less egocentric that Zlatan, but no-one can deny that he certainly adds star value to a side.
  5. Melbourne City Pre-Season Friendlies 2017

    Pair of scissors and a bit of thread and you've got yourself two fine half-and-half scarves right there. Fun for all the family.
  6. 2017/18 Melbourne City Media

    Haha. I get what you're saying but the work of the assistant manager is frequently completely different to the actual manager themselves. A lot of assistants will have only peripheral involvement in tactics, for example, which is the most important part of being a successful manager.
  7. 2017/18 Melbourne City Media

    I like that he's being kept in the club family and I hope he becomes a successful manager etc, but I tend to be sceptical of appointing ex-players to senior positions unless they've proven themselves. I was on record in other places as being against the appointment of Patrick Vieira to NYCFC and while I'm happy to have been proven wrong on that account it hasn't convinced me any more of the wisdom of the principle as a whole. By all means I hope that Paddy can manage the first team one day, but only if he's earned it by genuine success at lower levels first.
  8. City Football Group (CFG) [Owner of Melbourne City]

    I agree with you in principle, but in practice - at least for Manchester City - they can't afford to do anything less than accept the highest-paying friendly invitations that they receive. Top PL clubs can be offered several million to make a single appearance in pre-season. Play four or five friendlies at that rate and that's a whole new player you can afford. That's why I suspect CFG friendlies will be few and far between.
  9. Wazza Watch

    I'm probably behind the times, but I thought that the A-League suspended all talk of adding teams a few weeks after suggesting they were looking for bids?
  10. Melbourne City 2017/18 Kit

    That really is a miserable shirt - it looks like it's made of the same heavier materials you saw in use 5-10 years ago. That said, I agree that it's a lot of trouble to have gone to for a fake. Anyway, where's the A-League badge?
  11. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    He didn't even watch training most of the time. He just did office work and then got his assistants to update him on how coaching went at the end of the day.
  12. City Football Group (CFG) [Owner of Melbourne City]

    Yeah, Orlando are doing surprisingly well this year. However, their previous season under Kreis was every bit the disappointment that Kreis' time at NYCFC was, so it remains to be seen whether it's a flash in the pan or the start of something new.
  13. City Football Group (CFG) [Owner of Melbourne City]

    Pretty much. When Khaldoon and Garry Cook sacked Mark Hughes back in 2009, they were ruthlessly savaged by the British media for being everything wrong with football - heck, a full year on, when Hughes's new Fulham team played Manchester City, leading sports journalists declared live on TV that it would be a "victory for football" if Fulham were to win the game, for no reason other than because they thought they club needed to be taught a lesson about how unfair it was to sack him after a mere 18 months. The fact that they had retained a managerwho they hadn't even appointed in the first place (he was hired just weeks before the takeover) for so long was entirely irrelevant. This is also before the Barcelona guys joined CFG, and everyone knows that Barcelona like to base the way they work on natural succession rather than frequent change and so on. Ever since then, it's seemed fairly strongly to me that they have a real aversion to not giving managers long enough to prove themselves. The only really like to step in when they think that things just aren't working. Firing Jason Kreis in New York after only one season is pretty much the only time that they have leapt to action since then, and I can only presume that that is because they were just getting the vibe that he simply was not working in terms of what they wanted from a manager. Others here have observed multiple times that in spite of JVS' serial failures, he was slowly achieving what could be deemed his minimum required standards every year. It was always my gut instinct that they were keeping him on 'til the end of his contract simply because they felt that a sacking would go against their word from the start of each season that he would continue if he met X, Y and/or Z conditions. People will say that them bringing in a new manager now means that the clock is reset and we're now going to be stuck with a new guy who could serially fail until the end of his contract. The corollary to hiring a brand new manager, of course, is that he will have targets set at exactly where they think Melbourne City should now be at, and not based on a function of growth since the manager's previous season. Anyway, as Malloy says, whether you think this is a positive or negative, that's the indication I get of how CFG operates.
  14. City Football Group (CFG) [Owner of Melbourne City]

    Interesting the bit at the end:
  15. City Football Group (CFG) [Owner of Melbourne City]

    Lyon women beat Manchester City women 3-1 (Champions League). Torque drew 0-0 with Miramar Misiones. Melbourne City's NPL team are in fact the only CFG club to have come out of any fixture ahead this weekend.