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  1. Why City/Heart?

    MHFC red and white = NFFC Tricky Trees red and white. They were new. I was new to Melbourne. Simples.
  2. Done. Anyone living on Teesside in winter needs cheering up!
  3. Fingers crossed. I have just picked up visitors from NZ in CBD and can't make the game tonight.
  4. Recruitment in the Melbourne City era

    Last two comments make a lot of sense. No one on the field bleeds City, do they? They are never around long enought to do so. FFS even ''we'' sing about Berisha....says it all.
  5. Fernando Brandán

    I hear/feel this.
  6. Fernando Brandán

    Ooops. Mental block. quite right.
  7. Fernando Brandán

    He did play his heart out for the shirt. OK the Cup speech expletive was rather knowingly done, but I'm kinda sad he's gone. If we can import Bud and sit him on the bench, we can see him through an injury, surely.
  8. Round 10: vs CCM Sunday 10 December AAMI Park @ 7pm

    TOTALLY agree and I was a member in the Heart days. Cahill's derby thunderbolt at Etihad was memorable but for smart thinking and one-touch movement I think that was just about unbeatable. My son and I were at the game last night and I said the exact same thing to him 30seconds after Ross hit it into their net. Late kickoff on a school night. I think it was just about respectable.
  9. Melbourne Heart and Melbourne City attendances

    Anyone else been noticing that the attendance seems to no longer be posted on the screens three-quarters of the way through the home games at AAMI? Pretty sure I did not miss it last night. Not a bad turnout considering it was late on a school night. Herald Sun is not posting in the online report was the crowd was either. Is the paper telling us today?
  10. Rd. 8 vs Perth, Friday 24/11, AAMI Park, 7.50 pm

    On the up side, I actually agree with Joyce's post-match analysis that we played really well for most of the second half even with a man down. Our possession, passing and running for spaces was top-notch and we were camped in their half for a lot of it. Nowhere near deadly with a final(ish) ball, sadly. The third goal just knocked the stuffing out of us. Very poor crowd. It would appear a lot of our members are fickle AS
  11. NZ v Peru WC playoff: 25,000 tickets sold today

    The best team won. But over both legs we gave them a scare until the second half today. Congrats to the Socceroos.
  12. NZ v Peru WC playoff: 25,000 tickets sold today

    Saturday was amazing. Best football crowd/atmosphere ever seen in NZ. Well worth the trip, that was.... Tomorrow at 1.15pm Melbourne time we fight the guinea-pig munchers for the last spot in Russia. And they are shit scared....really. Ranked 10th in the world and couldn't put it in the net in Wellington. The stadium in Lima holds 45,000...680,000 Peruvians applied for a ticket. We can go all out, we have no fear now. Good luck to the Socceroos tonight.
  13. I guess this kind of dream expansion only happens in far bigger population bases....i.e. not Geelong! http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/41726695
  14. NZ v Peru WC playoff: 25,000 tickets sold today

    Very good points, all. Yes, as a longstanding fan who first saw the All Whites v Hungary in Christchurch in 1982, I have to agree, I find the Oceania qualifying group to be comparatively worthless in terms of opposition since Australia when to Asia. Oddly, when we are forced to bite the bullet and play strong opponents, we are rarely disgraced now. Remember this, Trivial Pursuit fans, NZ was the ONLY unbeaten team at the 2010 World Cup. And we have had excellent results on European ''friendlys'' tours in recent years. I too would prefer us to be playing Australia, Japan, etc in an attempt to qualify. (We only lost to Japan 2-1 very recently in a friendly). Look at Iceland, which has in total 8 per cent of the Kiwi population. And already in Russia. Like them, we need to match it with the big kids, regularly. Peru will be a fierce opponent. But I've got my ticket and flights booked and I'm going with a very good mate who lives in Wellington, and we will be screaming our lungs out. Interestingly, with a 38,000 sellout definite tomorrow for the Nov 11 Peru game (Peruvian expats bought their entire Active allocation in 7 minutes on Tuesday!) those who attend All Blacks rugby tests and All Whites matches regularly have mentioned this week that the All Whites crowd atmosphere in critical World Cup home games (v Bahrain 2010, v Mexico 2013) absolutely blitzes what the rugby crowds offer in terms of volume. It is going to be some event, whatever the score.
  15. Any other City members going to this in Wellington on Nov 11 / give a shit? Biggest demand ever for a football match in NZ, the local FA reports. It will be a sellout at 38,000 inside Wellington's Westpac stadium when public ticketing allocation goes on sale Friday. We have two EPL aces in Wood and Reid , and Rojas amd Barbarouses of course. But new FIFA rankings out today put Peru at No. 10, 2 ahead of England and 33 ahead of the Socceroos. As a consequence of playing Pacific Islands for most of the last 18 months in the Oceania WC group, we have slipped to 122, despite really good efforts as usual against Top 40- teams in friendlies. Wish us luck, we will need it in Lima in the return leg at altitude.