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Torn Asunder

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  1. Welcome Ross McCormack

    ... hat trick impending
  2. R2 Etihad Derby 14 October 7:50pm

    Sweet win ⚽️ A proper defensive foundation that's gonna be hard to break down
  3. Talking City Fan Channel

    What really happened overseas?
  4. Wazza Watch (heading for a pre xmas exit)

    For those who didn't pick up a copy of City Insider, here is Wazza's thoughts on the commencement of the season
  5. Osama Malik

    No doubt he is going to be given a chance and Wazza likes him over Brattan. Hopefully the coach has made the right call and he rediscovers the form that saw him so highly rated a few seasons back. Otherwise he will cost us points
  6. Memberships

    The numbers are what they are because the product is mostly only available through an overpriced pay TV subscription, and given the standard of the comp, which is generally sub-par in comparison to more well known leagues. It is hard for a lot of people who love the game to pay money to support a restricted team in what they view as an inferior comp. If FFA released the shackles and let the clubs have more options to improve the product and create a team that is genuinely competitive in Asia, support would grow much quicker, rather than the current slow burn. We would see higher quality players come into the game, lifting the standard all round. If the Socceroos do not make the World Cup, and the current limitations remain in place, growth in support for the A-League may even go backward, although the Matildas are a beacon of hope at the moment.
  7. 2017/18 Melbourne City Media

    I have no issue that Slater has that view of the club. To be fair, his sentiment largely echoes the views of this forum. Personally, I don't think the issue is CFG lacking the will to invest, they have always said that they will invest commensurate with their ability to achieve a return on investment (or a break even scenario). The problem is the league itself. As it stands, with all the restrictive measures in place that limit the ability for clubs to produce a true AFC contender, CFG's financial controls limit the available budget for star signings. I reckon that once those restrictions are lifted, as well as other blockers that the FFA have in place which limit additional revenue streams, CFG's will increase its budget for Melbourne and we will then see more known star players come in, as opposed to players who have the potential to be stars, but are relatively unknown.
  8. FFA Cup 2017 Qtr F V Sydney 13 Sep away

    I think its not the worst thing to be badly exposed early on. Sydney are clearly going to be the front runner, and that performance gives us no where to hide and the club now knows vast improvement is needed. Maybe this embarrassment will be better for us as opposed to last season at this time when we were flying and the team thought they were going to win everything, and we continued to fade out (without changing things) as the year progressed. It was a dominant performance by Sydney, who controlled the game, punished us for our mistakes, and didn't really need to break a sweat. Now comes the real test for Joyce, and hopefully he is up to it. He has seen first hand how bad some of our players are (Malik in particular) and that we need more quality on the park. This will seemingly be addressed in the coming weeks. We also know we have some quality to come back from injury. If things can come right for us, and I'd expect it will take maybe quarter of the season, we may still be in it come the end of the season (for a place in Asia and some success in the finals). If the trend goes the other way, it will be interesting to see how long CFG persist with Joyce. ... so in the meantime
  9. FFA Cup 2017 Qtr F V Sydney 13 Sep away

    Captain's curse
  10. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    I hope you guys are right!
  11. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    Signing Troisi as a marquee would have been good business on many levels, but we know how that went. And I think the club believes that Mauk is the player who replaced the Troisi signing. Palic was just a rumour, and we dont know how legit the rumblings were. Not saying they aren't looking for players, just that I don't think a gun AM marquee is a priority at this stage. And to be honest, how realistic is it to land such a player at this time if all our other attempts have fallen over? Speaking with Joyce at the FFA cup event, he said they may sign one more player, and this is possibly Bort, which looks like it will pan out. Also, the publicity on the young guys has been key on a lot of the clubs messaging this pre-season. I think they have accepted the composition of the squad, they will give Mauk and Arzani a crack in midfield and they will reserve a foreign spot and dip into the transfer market if these young guys cant do the job. IF they do happen to sign a marquee foreign number 10 marquee, I will be thrilled, as I think we need that player to feed Bruno and run the attack in midfield.
  12. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    I'm not convinced that the club is all that desperate to sign a foreign attacking midfielder / marquee player. With the focus seemingly on creating a solid defence, I reckon they are going to give Arzani and Mauk a shot this year, with a view to creating another Mooy type scenario.
  13. Wazza Watch (heading for a pre xmas exit)

    Its my gut feeling. CFG have always said they will only invest commensurate to what the A-League is worth to them, so unless the salary cap changes, I think there is a chance that the approach detailed above is where they will focus their priorities. The next 1 or 2 signings will be telling.
  14. Wazza Watch (heading for a pre xmas exit)

    Regarding the lack of ambition thus far with our signings, I think this may foreshadow a change in approach by City Group in terms of how it views its Melbourne club. Considering: the salary cap and counter-intuitive trading restrictions put in place by FFA which hinders City Group's ability to compile a genuine AFC level championship contender we are now 'City' blue (which was a huge objective, and is probably the only reason we have a Cahill type player in the squad) feedback from fans saying consistency of performance is critical (not necessarily results) a desire not be a mini-Manchester the success, goodwill and money generated through the success of Aaron Mooy Warren Joyce's experience in developing young players the possibility of returning to some of Melbourne Heart's founding principles around developing young Australian players and future Socceroos; I get a feeling that Melbourne City FC will be considered a low cost feeder club for City Group, to push players into the Championship / EPL, and the development of our young players (and further development of established A-League players) and on-selling players will be preferential to winning trophies, provided supporters are happy to see the young guys given a go and we have consistency of competitive performance.
  15. Transfer Talk, Rumours and Speculation

    This article says Manchester originally paid 145,000 pounds for Caceres ... http://www.mcfcwatch.com/2017/07/26/manchester-city-midfielder-flies-to-dubai-to-finalise-move-to-uae-side-al-wasl/
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