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Everything posted by Jovan

  1. City vs WSW, 7;50 @AAMI Park. Must win game.

    There is no logical reason not to use the last Visa spot.
  2. Talking City Fan Channel

    I think a few are forgetting exactly what influence Caceras had. He was a decent A League level player but very inconsistent and in his quiet games he was very quiet. But like a few others have said he is probably better than our current options of Mauk and Budzinski. Carusca could have been the answer, although he has broken down recently.
  3. Talking City Fan Channel

    Maybe Caceres wasn't impressed by Joyce and just wanted out.
  4. Talking City Fan Channel

    Okay cool. I was just trying to work out the link with the Caceras discussion.
  5. Marcin Budzinski

    The rule we abide by is that each season at least 1 visa or Marquee is injured or on the bench for a minimum of 15 games. If we get close to not achieving that then just terminate their contract and don't replace.
  6. Or just send us all a cheque of $1500 as compensation.
  7. 20 March 2018 GMT: 04:27 Manchester City parent posts £71 million loss 18th March 2018 By David Owen March 18 – City Football Group Limited, the Abu Dhabi- and Chinese-owned entity that holds investments in various football clubs including Premier League champions-elect Manchester City, has posted a £71 million loss from continuing operations for the 13 months to 30 June 2017. This is not far off double the £37 million loss reported for the previous year. The group attributed this to its US club, New York City FC, and “newly formed service companies” continuing to build their business. While the group holds investments in Melbourne City, Yokohama F Marinos of Japan, Club Atlético Torque in Uruguay and now Girona FC in Spain, as well as New York City, its figures are dominated by Manchester City. Out of £514.3 million of revenue in the latest period, the English club generated £473.4 million, with New York City contributing £30.1 million and Melbourne City £8.4 million. The business review underlined that Manchester City had paid its players two Champions League qualification bonuses, presumably as a consequence of the extended reporting period. The club earlier reported a tiny pre-tax profit for 2016-17 of just £104,000. The group is now 86%-owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Abu Dhabi United Group Investment and Development and 14% by China Media Capital Holdings (CMC). In July 2016, some 18.4 million shares were issued to CMC at £3.96 a share. This £72.9 million investment took the Chinese company’s stake in City Football Group to 14%. It had initially paid $400 million for a 13% interest in 2005. CMC founding chairman Ruigang Li sits on the City Football Group board. The Chinese football market is said to be “important to the growth opportunities of the group”. Since the year-end, City Football Group has also taken 50% of Goals City US, a joint venture with Goals Soccer Centres, an operator of five-a-side facilities.
  8. 2017/18 Matchday Thread

    The ultimate paradox. Consistently inconsistent.
  9. Marcin Budzinski

    Definitely can't keep in the Marquee bracket. Problem is he has a contract. He agreed to move over to the other side of the world and play in lets be honest a pretty weak league, why would he now agree to continue to do that, plus sit on the bench, get played as a striker or false 9 or whatever he is asked to do for less cash. Him and Joyce will be with us again next season regardless of what should happen.
  10. Every decision needs to be questioned.
  11. 2017/18 Matchday Thread

    Yep. In seasons past we had the JVS mini run anomaly to hope for. So to win 4 games in a row wasn't an unreasonable hope. Now we got nothin but cold hard stats and that leads to only 1 possible outcome.
  12. 2017/18 Matchday Thread

    So basically statistically were cooked.
  13. So have you finally departed the Wazza train now that he has jettisoned the caboose Budzinski.
  14. City vs WSW, 7;50 @AAMI Park. Must win game.

    Must win game. Last 8 seasons that's all ive heard after round 22.
  15. Just checking in. Will take a point but after missing a pen it feels like points lost. We still have a chance of 3rd but like every season it gets harder after each round and by round 27 we pretty much end up were we deserve.
  16. Wazza - In the Departure Lounge?

    Totally and with the knowledge of being in that environment for a good 10/15 seasons. He is just saying as he sees it.
  17. Wazza - In the Departure Lounge?

    With the list we had and yes prior to the Cup game I genuinely thought top 2, and hopefully a grand final appearance. After the cup game my expectations plummeted and making finals was a hope. Then after a strong start results wise my expectations rose again and pretty much lay with 2nd/3rd an acl playoff game and possible granny. And its basically stayed there until our pathetic loss recently.
  18. Wazza - In the Departure Lounge?

    This is entirely true and come seasons end the results will speak for themselves. But as of today and so far this season I would undoubtedly say he has failed from what my expectations were in September.
  19. Wazza - In the Departure Lounge?

    All valid points and history will prove if its just wishful thinking or not. I've been off and on the Wazza train several times and my recent departure is mainly due to the player exodus. They work with him daily and if 6 or 7 proffessional players feel the need to leave then to me that's a real worry.
  20. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    But Murfs basic premise remains. We have moved out decent even high quality players (imo) for as it seems lesser players. Probably the only upgrade would be Vidosic. Now I could accept that if the new players and or the existing players were now able to play more to what the coach requires and are more type players but I can't tell what sort of a player is a Joyce type. I got no real idea of what a Joyce team should look like. Since the first few rounds we have continually changed personal and structure and we seem to be devoid of any clear way we are trying to play. I have grave fears that we will be left with a weaker team at the end of this season than we had at the beginning. And the damage could take several transfer windows to repair. And the most gauling part it's all self inflicted. We haven't been hit with injuries, we haven't lost our best players moving to bigger clubs/Leagues and we haven't had to move players because of fiscal needs. It all seems to be because of they don't fit in the plans of a manager that atleast as of today has no clear plan or no ability to produce such a plan. And where the fuck is our fifth visa player, who signed off releasing Brandan and not getting anyone to replace. Just stupid. Even now surely we could at minimum get out of contract player for the rest of the season.
  21. Wazza - In the Departure Lounge?

    If the Kamau and Tongyik story is true this bloke has basically gutted half the squad. Now I'm no huge supporters of either player but both are still in a stage where they can develop. Something is definitely not right.
  22. Actually I think we are just missing Mooy.
  23. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    So much for being youth oriented.