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  1. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    "Budzinski arrivera cette (fin) de semaine à Melbourne. Il part de Pologne direction l'Australie (Mercredi/Jeudi)" "Budzinski will arrive this weekend in Melbourne. He leaves from Poland to Australia (Wednesday / Thursday)" I would say that there will be an announcement Monday 28th August or shortly thereafter.
  2. The "Where are they now?" thread

    For the record, JA's overall A-League coaching record is 36.08% win (35 wins from 97 matches). Almost identical to JvS at 36.11% (52 wins from 144 matches). Also, so what if his record is good because of his choice of assistant(s)? Isn't that the idea - have assistant(s) who complement you?
  3. Suning Cup 2017

    Finished in 3rd place after a 4-3 win over F.C. Koln. http://www.melbournecityfc.com.au/article/city-finishes-third-in-2017-suning-cup/1vfe1mbo5nas71ww2ambq6gt0f John Roberts won the Golden Boot for the tournament. IMO this tournament performance is a worthy and significant achievement for our Academy.
  4. Aaron Mooy

    “He doesn’t really say much, doesn’t smile a lot, he’s very calm but he is for sure very happy and very proud as well, and I think he deserves all the credit for his goal,” Wagner said of Mooy. “He’s a great technical footballer with such unbelievable working attitude. This is why I love this player.”
  5. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Yes, his Twitter says he's a reporter for Sport.pl.
  6. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Outs from 2016/17: Sorensen, Franjic, Rose, Retre, Caceres, Colazo, Kuzmanovski, Gameiro. Ins for 2017/18: Galekovic, Jamieson, La Rocca, Mauk. Possible (unconfirmed) ins for 2017/18: Schenkeveld, Budzinski. I agree with @Shahanga that it's probably unwise to assume anything with Brandan because we have almost no official information from the club. I too wonder whether he can make a full return to his "jack-in-the-box" style of play.
  7. Rugby Union

    From someone who knows bugger all about rugby union, would we have been better to develop and add to existing Australian club rugby rather than go for the "super rugby" concept?
  8. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Later he tweets: Udziński o krok od Australii (Melbourne City). Umowa na 2 lata, 200tys€/rok, which Google Translate tells me is "A step away from Australia (Melbourne City). Contract for 2 years, 200tys € / year" However, it seems his source is this "sport.pl" mob. http://www.sport.pl/pilka/7,96012,22250399,budzinski-rusza-na-podboj-australii-polak-trafi-do-trzykrotnego.html
  9. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    New manager. What I've read in translation suggests both player and club wanted to renew his contract - he'd been at Cracovia for 5 seasons so doesn't look like a Novillo-esque situation - but Budweiser's agent wanted too much for the player and too much commission for himself, and so renewal talks failed.
  10. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    I'm not sure that for this season Wazza would have had too much input - some, but possibly not all that much. I don't think he was on board when Petrillo and Munn went to Manchester to discuss recruitment, and I suspect that it's Petrillo (local) and CFG (visa, and overseas-based Australian players) who do the scouting and the leg-work.
  11. The "Where are they now?" thread

    From what I can see Corey Gameiro is yet to kick a ball for Brisbane. I don't think he's been named in any pre-season match squad so far.
  12. Suning Cup 2017

    The lads will play in the 3rd-place play-off against F.C. Koln of Germany. They demolished the local F.A. Xinjang boys 13-0 in their final group match. Report here: http://www.melbournecityfc.com.au/article/suning-cup-report-city-13-0-yili-xinjang/16q7t1mbcibr11h6ngy7k1emfx
  13. City tactics 2016-17

    I rate Malik as a dreadful tackler. He turns his back almost every time.
  14. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    I've been reading some of the translated articles about him. Seems he was recognised as one of Cracovia's top three players; the club wanted to extend his contract but he asked too much and that's why he is on the market.
  15. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Good point. We really don't know just where some of these players were or are on "the list." For all we know Budzinski was our no. 1 target all the time, but was pricing himself too high when we first approached his agent. It's a fluid situation - there are plenty of clubs in the market for players and plenty of players looking for clubs - and as signings are made the market value of those remaining will move around as well. Rather like the stock market. I'll also make the point that it's a team game. Clubs are looking for players to fill specific roles and fit in with the squad they already have, not just the notional "best player." I also remember what CFG (Txiki Begiristain) said right at the beginning about looking for "big players" rather than "big names." Anyway, as always we have to wait until it's confirmed. Until then it's just another rumour based on a couple of tweets.