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  1. I don’t know, and to be honest I don’t think we’ve got the cattle to make too many changes. Noone for instance- he’s seemed off the last few and may be that a break would do him good, but who you gonna put on there instead?
  2. Spot on, that was a humiliation - I’m hoping the players and club as a whole are professional enough that this doesn’t start a bad run in the league that derails our whole season
  3. Agreed. my son told me again last night he doesn't like City now so doesn't want to go to matches from now on (he told me this for the first time on Saturday, giving the reasoning 'they're not fun like Victory'. I've told my wife to look into adoption options.), which made me think about it and I'm sadly at the point where I don't think I actually even like the 'club' anymore. Between the way this dogs breakfast has been handled, the 'return on investment' attitude towards player recruitment, our terrible playing style and the closed shop mentality displayed by those in charge it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain my enthusiasm for supporting this organisation as I can't see what the point is. First time I've ever had this attitude towards a club I support - and I follow Port Adelaide in the AFL and Newcastle in the EPL so that's saying something. Will miss Bruno, happy I got to see his last appearance & goal for the club, he's provided a lot of great moments at AAMI park and I honestly believe we won't see someone who brought what he did on the pitch for us for some time. Now looking forward to the inevitable moment at AAMI Park next season when Kilkenny puts Bruno through in the 83rd minute to seal his hat trick and give Glory their third win over us in the season....
  4. Absolutely this, said the same thing last night to anyone who’d listen. if the aim of the club is to win it certainly won’t help with that as you can’t win if you don’t even look like scoring , if they want to sell kids it won’t help as too much is being asked if many of them (if not all) for the stages they’re at in their careers which doesn’t make them look great, and if they want to build support it certainly will have the opposite effect as we are boring to watch and many people have sided with Bruno in this given his status in the eyes of fans. All in all a baffling state of affairs.
  5. The World Game today make brief mention that Bruno has reached an agreement with the club for him to leave, and also says we’re looking at Maclaren on loan only. https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/maclaren-s-focus-on-asian-cup-amid-melbourne-city-talk
  6. Not sure about Friday, but at the Jets game it was an electronic version only. I only found out on twitter on the day of the match.
  7. Showed this to my wife, who knows sweet FA about City and the A-League in general... she just laughed and said ‘that dark blue and the v’s look like that team you hate, that seems bit dumb!’ Couldn’t argue with that.
  8. Yeah reckon this might be the beginning of the end for Bruno at our club, surely two weeks in a row means there's a bit more than 'skin folds' going on here. Sad if so, but just as well we recruited so well up front in the offsea oh that's right
  9. Just the vibe I'm getting from the forum at the moment.. I'll show myself out
  10. Haven’t been this angry about a City performance since.. the Sydney game... I used to worry about us keeping clean sheets in our matches, but it was ok as at least we tried to score- now, not only are we pissweak at the back despite picking up several players and a more defensive minded boss, but we also look useless in the final third. I have absolutely no confidence in us ever scoring, and celebrating goals at AAMI Park is now sadly more a result of surprise than joy. The Bruno decision is baffling. He’s out of form, yes, but he’s the only true striker we have at the club. Dropping him and not even including him on the bench (if fit) is absolutely ridiculous, and it showed tonight as we looked toothless going forward the whole game and we really could have used him as a sub chasing the game late. If this was a disciplinary thing by Joyce then it shows how woefully unprepared he is as a senior manager - dropping players to make an example may work with the kids, but I don’t think senior players will react well to it, and if track record is anything to go by may actually have a significant negative impact (*cough* Cahill *cough*)
  11. Can anyone remember the CFG exec who made the comment about their focus with us as ‘getting a return on the investment’ last year? Or even better point to the article? (Or am I just imagining the whole thing??). I ask because for me it seems to sum up our overlords opinion of us and explain how are in the state we are at the moment. As far as I can tell, all we exist for at the moment is to sell kids for CFG and get this ‘return’ they’re after. They can’t dominate the league and get exposure into Asia through their usual modus operandi (buying the league), so instead they’re all about cutting their losses and getting money on transfer fees - at least until they get their way with an independent a-league that suits their model better. They’ve brought in a manager with experience with youth at a high level to facilitate their development (surely can’t have been for his record as a senior manager), we pick up as much of the best young talent we can without investing in the senior team as much as we surely could, and there is an almost baffling lack of serious response to continual sub-par performance and weak attendances as that’s not their concern. Ive been loathe to say it but I seriously doubt we’ll ever win anything until either the league changes (even that’s debatable) or CFG leave
  12. 100% this. The reason we’re lumped with Joyce is so he can develop kids for CFG to sell, that’s it.
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