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nah brah    70

so curtis good and mark birighitti can not find a club and they are both unwanted by newcastle and swansea respectively

 

if we are not signing a proper CB we should bring in good and see if he can last a season.  and why not, he is a heart product, in need of a career reboot.

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Bellos23    4
1 hour ago, nah brah said:

so curtis good and mark birighitti can not find a club and they are both unwanted by newcastle and swansea respectively

 

if we are not signing a proper CB we should bring in good and see if he can last a season.  and why not, he is a heart product, in need of a career reboot.

Agree about good 

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haz    2,187
1 minute ago, Jovan said:

He is probably cooked. 

Cooked Good, rare , or medium?

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Mr MO    147
2 hours ago, nah brah said:

so curtis good and mark birighitti can not find a club and they are both unwanted by newcastle and swansea respectively

 

if we are not signing a proper CB we should bring in good and see if he can last a season.  and why not, he is a heart product, in need of a career reboot.

I've heard we are chasing Curtis Good as an injury replacement for La Rocca.

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haz    2,187
34 minutes ago, Mr MO said:

I've heard we are chasing Curtis Good as an injury replacement for La Rocca.

But then who will be the injury replacement for Good?

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Jovan    3,117
43 minutes ago, haz said:

Cooked Good, rare , or medium?

Done. Well done. Pretty much fucked.

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mjake1234    224

What is worrying is how the club is willing to have half a team this late - every season. Particularly considering we are now well into the FFA cup. What would have happened if we were drawn against a full A-League team aka the Victory Roar game?

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bt50    3,466
11 minutes ago, mjake1234 said:

What is worrying is how the club is willing to have half a team this late - every season. Particularly considering we are now well into the FFA cup. What would have happened if we were drawn against a full A-League team aka the Victory Roar game?

Half a team? We've got two, maybe three signings left to make. Pretty much the same as everyone else.

The sky is not falling.

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Mr MO    147
14 minutes ago, bt50 said:

Half a team? We've got two, maybe three signings left to make. Pretty much the same as everyone else.

The sky is not falling.

I guess some might not see much progress being made with player signings. So far if you look at who's left and who's come in, most are on par - Galekovic for Sorensen etc....

Wouldn't mind hearing people's opinion if they believe the squad has improved TO DATE?

In the nex weeks marquee will replace Colazo and from the combined left over wages we will get a right full back and / or a left winger.

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jw1739    7,192
2 hours ago, bt50 said:

Half a team? We've got two, maybe three signings left to make. Pretty much the same as everyone else.

The sky is not falling.

We actually have the following squad of senior players at the present time:

Galekovic, Bouzanis.
Muscat, Malik, Jamieson, Jakobsen, Tongyik, La Rocca (injured).
Arzani, Kilkenny, Mauk, Brattan, Brandan (injured).
Fornaroli, Kamau, Fitzgerald, Cahill.

That's 17 players, two of whom are injured.

The rest of the list are seven scholarship players according to the latest information I have seen from the club.

Outs from 2016/17: Sorensen, Franjic, Rose, Retre, Caceres, Colazo, Kuzmanovski, Gameiro.
Ins for 2017/18: Galekovic, Jamieson, La Rocca, Mauk.

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haz    2,187
2 hours ago, Heart of Melbourne said:

No, we have enough 30+ year olds in the squad. 

Guaranteed deal then if Petrillo follows his friend fetish

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Hellenic Hero    210
9 minutes ago, Dylan said:

Sloppy Sausage is back

 

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Hmmmm....

No NT caps, spent most of his time floating around in Slovenian, Romanian and Croatian leagues. Visa yes, marquee no.

Does have some very good stats however.

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jw1739    7,192

Left-footed AM. Only just over 29. Had quite a good season 2016/17 (transfermarkt) and his market value increased accordingly. 37 matches, 2 goals, 15 assists.

Remember, "marquee" means paid outside the cap. Doesn't necessarily mean the player gets squillions.

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haz    2,187
33 minutes ago, Dylan said:

Sloppy Sausage is back

 

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The guy has only just had a kid born two months ago, he's also been linked to the same club Troisi held up the scarf for.

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hakz7    1,436
11 minutes ago, AntiScum said:

Not many better attacking midfield options than Palic that I can find there and that's the position our marquee really should be.

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jw1739    7,192
52 minutes ago, Nate said:

we can do better, especially for a marquee.

What some people on here don't seem to understand is that Melbourne City actually has a CFG budget for its operations, not just FFA-imposed caps. To put it simply, we do not have unlimited funds that we can just throw around.

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Nate    2,573
Just now, jw1739 said:

What some people on here don't seem to understand is that Melbourne City actually has a CFG budget for its operations, not just FFA-imposed caps. To put it simply, we do not have unlimited funds that we can just throw around.

Well actually, I understand that perfectly but I'm also of the belief we can do better than an uncapped international who appears to have been serviceable at best in the lesser Euro leagues.

I'm not saying we go and get a Del Piero equivalent but I'd like to think we're targeting someone with a little more pedigree and a little less risk for a marquee position that separates the good and the great teams.

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nah brah    70

we better be bringing in a decent centre back.

 

imo it is our most important spot to fill right now.

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haz    2,187
17 minutes ago, nah brah said:

we better be bringing in a decent centre back.

 

imo it is our most important spot to fill right now.

Nah mate we have La Rocca for that position

**nervous laugh while tying a noose around my neck holding a picture of Aaron Mooy**

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kingofhearts    3,356
1 hour ago, haz said:

But the real question is.... would he be better then Koren? :hmm:

Koren would've been great if he was just played in the right position

#don'tstopbelieving

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neio    497

While it does seem underwhelming. There are many signing of players with little fanfare who have been stars here. I'll back in out recruitment team as they haven't stuffed up too many recently

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Mr MO    147
2 hours ago, Nate said:

Well actually, I understand that perfectly but I'm also of the belief we can do better than an uncapped international who appears to have been serviceable at best in the lesser Euro leagues.

I'm not saying we go and get a Del Piero equivalent but I'd like to think we're targeting someone with a little more pedigree and a little less risk for a marquee position that separates the good and the great teams.

Well maybe those kind of players have no interested in playing in Australia or for Melbourne City.

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Inferno    49
1 hour ago, icantthinkofacoolname said:

The sort of player we'll just have to wait and see if he plays well here, impossible to predict

Wtf..how can we not predict?

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fensaddler    491

No reason to believe he can't be decent at our level.  Players who have set the world alight at the top of the European leagues aren't going to be signing for us.  Dinamo are a decent side, and footballing standards are pretty high in Croatia. 

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rass    1,069
13 minutes ago, fensaddler said:

No reason to believe he can't be decent at our level.  Players who have set the world alight at the top of the European leagues aren't going to be signing for us.  Dinamo are a decent side, and footballing standards are pretty high in Croatia. 

Agree. Just watched a couple of youtube clips on him and like how he is always moving forward and making forward passes. 

As reported in the SMH, we identified and hence went looking for a playmaker to provide service to Fornaroli who is still in their peak. I see no problems at all with why we would be looking at him if true.

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jw1739    7,192
20 minutes ago, fensaddler said:

No reason to believe he can't be decent at our level.  Players who have set the world alight at the top of the European leagues aren't going to be signing for us.  Dinamo are a decent side, and footballing standards are pretty high in Croatia. 

He's Croatian but most recently has been playing in Romania - nevertheless your point is well made. 

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fensaddler    491
46 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

He's Croatian but most recently has been playing in Romania - nevertheless your point is well made. 

Understood jw, I don't think anything I said suggested otherwise?

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