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  1. The Manager and Assistant Coaches Thread

    WU are probably still negotiating with Rudan's missus. She wasn't happy with Wellington - imagine how she feels about Tarneit.
  2. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    It's clear he reads this Forum closely.
  3. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Arteta as player-coach... load his wages so he's under the cap... Seriously, who is there in the coaching ranks at Manchester City who could be given a start here in Melbourne? Brian Kidd is too senior really. But there must be someone in the youth set-up.
  4. Vi5it0rs

    Fox wasting its money. These "League marquees" do absolutely nothing for the game.
  5. Memberships/Season Tickets

    I would suggest that the rationale was cost. TBH, I'm surprised there's even a choice from 5. Any organisation I've ever belonged to that issues membership cards doesn't give members any choice whatsoever. You get the card for the current year and that's that.
  6. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Griffiths was announced on 19th July 2018. Baccus was announced as an injury replacement on 12th October 2018, and on a permanent contract on 8th January 2019. Baccus' form dropped immediately he went on to a permanent contract. Griffiths barely featured in the team until the Christmas Derby. Before that he'd featured in 7 of the 8 matches but maximum time on the field 22 minutes. We unloaded Caceres 2nd January, O'Halloran 8th January, Malik 24th January.
  7. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    The problem with mature-aged squaddies such as La Rocca, Vidosic and Griffiths is that they take too much of the salary cap for very little return to the club. Even if the youth players are not quite at the squaddie level IMO they are a better investment because they come at a lower cost - in some cases much lower - and they still have potential to develop.
  8. Vi5it0rs

    Muscat calls it a day with the 'Tards. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-20/kevin-muscat-quits-as-melbourne-victory-coach/11129852
  9. Memberships/Season Tickets

    Quick off the mark with 2019/20 Season Tickets. https://www.melbournecityfc.com.au/news/201920-membership-renewals-now-open Beware that the opt-in automatic roll-over to next season is 10th June - just three weeks away.
  10. The VAR

    The GF just another example of why we should never have had VAR in the first place.
  11. Brad Rowse CEO

    Your post was ambiguous. I thought that you were referring to Macarthur FC and the use of a bull on the badge, thus that club being seen to suggest the nickname of "The Bulls." Surely the issue of Melbourne Heart and Yarraside has been dead for a while? No point in resurrecting it. AFAIK "Melburnians" has come and gone, and now we have "City Terrace." If that has gone into hibernation I wouldn't blame the organisers one little bit. To my mind the degree of "activity" will reflect the entertainment offered on the field, not the other way around. City home matches in 2018/19 rarely offered much on the field.
  12. The "Where are they now?" thread

    Redmayne's improvement is down to two things. A good defence in front of him, and good coaching. Our GK coach - like all our assistant coach positions - has changed so often that it's no surprise to me that none of our keepers except Sorensen - and even he couldn't save a penalty to save his life - have been anything more than ordinary.
  13. Macarthur Bullshits

    I'm puzzled over the use of what looks like a bull. The region of Macarthur in NSW, south-west of Sydney, is named after John and Elizabeth Macarthur, pioneers of the Australian wool industry. I assume that the club takes its name from this region. At a casual glance I had assumed that the logo was a ram, rather than a bull, but it clearly isn't. Macarthur did have cattle as well as sheep, but it's sheep and wool for which he is famous. It's not too late to change the logo to a ram.
  14. Brad Rowse CEO

    I don't think it's any coincidence that the common factor in the Sydney and Perth clubs is Tony Pignata, Chief Executive Officer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Pignata It's pretty clear that he knows how to run an A-League football club and to extract the maximum out of all the rules that FFA applies to the clubs. In all cases he's had the full support of the owners of his clubs - Wellington, Sydney and Perth. Rowse has only just taken over City. IMO we have to give him time to make his mark on the club. I see his main hurdle as being this "brand" crap from Manchester.
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