Jacques Le Cube

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  1. The FFA "C" license takes one week. And as far as I know, the highest level you can coach with it is NPL u/18s.
  2. It seems to me that those of us on this forum who defend Scott Munn have either met him, know people that have worked with him or have listened to him speak at functions. And those who call for his head have never had anything to do with him and don't understand the difference in roles between a CEO and a board of directors.
  3. A marquee contract?
  4. How else are FFV meant to pay for their swanky St.Kilda Rd office?
  5. There was no transfer fee. My understanding is the main reason CFG invested in an Australian team was to access the best Australian youngsters. They thought that they would be able to attract the best young talent in Australia to CFA Melbourne. Every year the best handful of kids would be invited to trial in Manchester and join the junior ranks of Man City. Once they had graduated from CFA Manchester, the best of these players would be sold to either lower EPL clubs or clubs in the championship. As I have mentioned on this forum before, CFG projected that at least 1 player over a 10 year period would be good enough to play for Man City. CFG expected that the sale of this talent (or the money saved by having an academy player join the first team) would offset the millions paid for the Heart license and the millions invested in the facilities at Bundoora. The problem for CFG is that after 3 years no player from Australia has been good enough to move to Manchester. In fact, during the past off season there was a genuine fear within the FFA that CFG were going to pull out of Melbourne City within the next 24 months because the investment in Melbourne City has not worked out the way they envisioned. Aaron Mooy is seen by CFG as potentially the only way to get a return on their Australian investment. He will either be sold for a large fee or given a chance on the fringes of the Manchester first team so that whoever was responsible for the Australian investment can tell the board CFG that it was a success. It is my understanding that Mooy is being used by CFG to validate their decision to spend millions in Australia.
  6. The FFA were hoping for $80m per year, they got ~$50m per year. The majority of A-League clubs run at an annual loss of ~$2m. This is why Lowy came out and said that the current model is not sustainable and expansion is on hold. I think that would be a bad outcome. No club in the A-league can afford transfer fees (not even city now CFG have tightened the purse strings) and no club can afford to pay for more than 2 marquees. And while I'm at it, increasing/removing the cap doesn't increase the quality of the league. The Australian talent pool doesn't improve, it just gets paid more. And there is not really enough money in the game to continue paying players what we currently do.
  7. Good call. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_Nus
  8. Q: You played for a very successful, organised and consistent Brisbane Roar side under Ange Postecoglou and a City/Heart side that was none of those things. What were the differences between the 2 clubs in terms of culture, leadership and tactical organisation?
  9. Cahill's second againsy CCM was from a corner, albeit a second phase ball. As for Bruno's tap in, although it was from open play, it wasn't in the last 3 matches. You don't say
  10. He can cross and take a set piece but can't do anything else. He is the Argentinian Shannon Cole.
  11. Last night we didn't register a shot on target until the 58th minute. Kilkenny's deflected goal was the only goal we have scored from open play in the last 3 matches. These 2 stats are damning. A lot is said on this forum about our rubbish defence (and rightly so) but our attack is at least as bad. Also, we only have 2 wins this season against teams currently in the top 6 (Victory and Newcastle).
  12. Its not just Wonderwall when we win, when we lose or draw they play Don't Look Back in Anger. What really irritates me is that some moron at CFG thinks they are really clever for choosing to play Don't Look Back in Anger when everyone is angry. I don't really think we need to play a song when we win, definitely (maybe) not one when we lose. If they want to stick with Oasis that's fine by me, Oasis has an incredible catalogue of songs that work brilliantly when sung by a large crowd: Live Forever, Some Might Say, Acquiesce etc. But Wonderwall is already Adelaide's song, and lyrically it doesn't really fit with winning a game of football.
  13. Maybe its his complete inability to defend.
  14. It's blind effort. No organisation. No coordination. No system. Its infuriating when you see how well organised other teams are defensively.
  15. Jeez they're bad. Not just crap players but crap organisation on the field. Okon can't even set up a back 4. Paul Okon is the worst thing to happen to CCM since, well, Tony Walmsley.