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  1. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    As @bt50 has already pointed out it will be the highest-paid player who becomes the second marquee. We were clearly prepared to pay Troisi $600,000 outside the cap. If we end up with all three of Cahill, Budzinski and Carrusca, then it would be the highest-paid of those who becomes the second marquee, but I'd be rather surprised if we could accommodate two of those three inside the cap at this stage of our recruiting. I would therefore be surprised if we are courting Carrusca now.
  2. Was La Rocca at training?
  3. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Conditions attached to Scholarship players. If he's a "minimum wage" Scholarship player then he can't be paid less than the minimum wage, which is currently around $700 per week for 38 hours. Contracted NYL Players/ Scholarship Players – Each Club can contract up to 6 under 20 Australian Players on the minimum youth salary (Contracted NYL Players) or national minimum wage (Scholarship Players). Any payments above the minimum youth salary or national minimum wage (whichever is applicable) to these Players are included in the Club’s Salary Cap; Read more at http://www.a-league.com.au/about#lisBSSbpRA17YrBu.99
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.”
  8. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Yes, his Twitter says he's a reporter for Sport.pl.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
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