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haz    3,735
8 minutes ago, Simo said:

We have to sign patito Rodriguez for next year what a player will destroy it for us 

Not Anglo enough for Waz. But we cant sign him as marquee if he did.... because he would get injured for 6 months or just become utter shit

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Simo    31
14 minutes ago, haz said:

Not Anglo enough for Waz. But we cant sign him as marquee if he did.... because he would get injured for 6 months or just become utter shit

Will probably  not shit bc he can move,  but injured that I can say will happen 

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Dylan    4,617
Just now, Missing_Moy said:

Article from Last year states he is an australian Citizen but not sure if thats 100% accurate.

Fabio.JPG

He is eligible but no passport as of yet

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n i k o    5,820
15 hours ago, Forever City said:

 

Ah yes. Ray Gatt the clueless twat. The guy that said there was problems and turmoil at Melbourne just 2 weeks back and then immediately had to use a shovel to clean up the bullshit he was spewing. I'll believe it from a reputable source when I see it. 

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haz    3,735
4 minutes ago, fiji19 said:

Surely if Ross leaves, Kwame Yeboah on loan would be worth a punt

Hes just been loaned to Paderborn (German 3. Liga)

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haz    3,735
13 minutes ago, Afif Adam said:

Hearing CFG is interested in Nelly Yoa...what a signing it would be to replace Ross if he leaves 

Im hearing Nelly Yoa is going to buy CFG from Sheik Mansour

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haz    3,735
2 hours ago, Jovan said:

FTFY 

Cmon man thats insulting to his wealth, Sheik Mansour wishes he had the fortunes of Nelly

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Jovan    3,696
3 hours ago, haz said:

Doubt he will come here, but it is a strange signing for Manchester and he would be A-League level. 

Voted most overated player😀

That's all we need a lock for the spud of the year.

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jw1739    8,466
3 hours ago, haz said:

Doubt he will come here, but it is a strange signing for Manchester and he would be A-League level. 

What a strange signing - and for four-and-a-half years? 

Edit: Here's a completely different take on the transfer. https://au.eurosport.com/football/mix-diskeruds-manchester-city-move-is-not-all-that-it-seems_sto6502316/story.shtml

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1 hour ago, Dylan said:

Do people forget what CFG did with Carceras and Brattan or something?

Neither of them were already playing for a CFG club at time of signing my Manchester though... 

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Falastur    631

There's another aspect of the Mix signing that people here probably aren't aware of.

MLS is actually even more obtuse with its bizarre rules and restrictions than the A-League, and one of those is that players often get signed to contracts with indefinite ends due to a bewildering array of extension clauses that can often be triggered without necessarily having everyone's agreement, and which often are not publicised anyway. Furthermore, players are technically signed to the league not to individual clubs, and the league simply allocates them to clubs based on details of the transfer.

Mix was signed by NYCFC for their first season back in 2015 on very high wages as he was expected to be a centrepiece of the team, but by the end of their second season it was clear that Patrick Vieira didn't rate him and he would have to go. They wanted to sell him but couldn't find any takers, so used a MLS rule which states that clubs can terminate any one player's contract without being hit by salary cap penalties (mutual termination clauses etc) but due to MLS rules his contract wasn't terminated with MLS itself. MLS could have made him available for signing by any other MLS club but it was decided ultimately to loan him to a club in Sweden, probably due to lack of interest. All the NYCFC fans assumed that that was the end of it...until it wasn't. Stories kept popping up that due to MLS rules he was still somehow bound to NYCFC and they would have to put him back in the squad if they couldn't transfer him. Under those circumstances, and with no-one else willing to take him, it suddenly makes a lot more sense that Manchester City agreed to sign him for free.

Also he definitely isn't coming to Melbourne, as all the reports state that he will not be sent to another CFG team. To all intents and purposes it seems that CFG have basically done a deal with him where they will let him train in Manchester for a while and find him a new club if he will agree to get off NYCFC's salary books.

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Dylan    4,617

Always found it ironic that America is supposed to be land of the free and all that crap, yet they seem to love a fucken rule book in their sports don’t they

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Embee    3,000
4 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/article/2018/01/30/mariners-set-cut-duo-loose

I wonder why we're interested? He hasn't set the world on fire this season.

Looked pretty good when he first came onto the scene IMO, you don't rack up 50 A-League games by the time you're 20 if you don't show something. Also, not many players in that side have set the world on fire this season, the Mariners are crap.

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6 minutes ago, belaguttman said:

Not a bad player but is he any better than any of our existing NYL players or does he have more potential?

Proven performer at this level by age 20, sure he probably wouldn't cut it in Europe but as @Embee said you don't pick up 50 games by being a spud.

On the NYL team though the Cfg have been keeping our young guys well under wraps until they're completely ready to this point and it's paid dividends so far imo with both Atkinson and Arzani being almost complete products by the time they made the team. Too many players come in too early as raw talent in this league. Cfg avoiding that mistake. 

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bt50    4,365

Rose would be a good signing imo, even if just for depth. Would add a backup to Malik and Brattan, and may even eventually overtake them at some point. Prob more a signing that benefits an ACL campaign next season rather than this season tbh.

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Murfy1    3,291

Melbourne City looked at signing Liam Rose in April 2016 : "All of that must be concerning to Liam Rose, the highly rated 19-year-old who was an almost ever-present for the Mariners this year. Rose has a year left in Gosford, but we hear Melbourne City are very keen on reuniting him with Nick Fitzgerald and Anthony Cacares." (source)

 

On paper it seems funny signing another midfielder. However, I agree that Liam Rose would be good backup if either Malik or Brattan become injured or unable to play. Joyce seems to prefer Budzinski and Mauk in more attacking/advanced positions. Also, then Jakobsen will thankfully be able to continue playing in defence if we have Rose as cover for Malik and Brattan.

 

The one thing to be weary about with this signing is it taking up precious salary cap money, which could perhaps be used to pay Aston Villa for a loan fee for McCormack for the remainder of the season. The latter piece of business should be concluded first IMO.

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haz    3,735
15 minutes ago, Murfy1 said:

The one thing to be weary about with this signing is it taking up precious salary cap money, which could perhaps be used to pay Aston Villa for a loan fee for McCormack for the remainder of the season. The latter piece of business should be concluded first IMO.

I think CGF will be all over this, nothing to worry about

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n i k o    5,820
15 minutes ago, Murfy1 said:

Melbourne City looked at signing Liam Rose in April 2016 : "All of that must be concerning to Liam Rose, the highly rated 19-year-old who was an almost ever-present for the Mariners this year. Rose has a year left in Gosford, but we hear Melbourne City are very keen on reuniting him with Nick Fitzgerald and Anthony Cacares." (source)

 

Research qualities: 10/10

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neio    677

I don't mind Liam rose, he was coming along nicely as a defensive midfielder then they went and got the 2 Dutch guys 

He will be cheap and provides cover and a bit of flexibility

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kingofhearts    3,685

I don't care what anybody says, even if we sign this kids, their will only ever be one rose who played for this club.

Joshua+Rose+Melbourne+City+FC+Headshots+Session+JHaeuaMyc3ol.jpg

:wub::wub::wub::wub::wub::wub:

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bellydrum    183
6 hours ago, bt50 said:

Prob more a signing that benefits an ACL campaign next season rather than this season tbh.

Like you say it's a signing primarily for next season, with Malik and Brattan's future at the club yet to be decided.

Good pickup if we get him

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belaguttman    4,162
31 minutes ago, kingofhearts said:

I don't care what anybody says, even if we sign this kids, their will only ever be one rose who played for this club.

Joshua+Rose+Melbourne+City+FC+Headshots+Session+JHaeuaMyc3ol.jpg

:wub::wub::wub::wub::wub::wub:

A Rose by any other name...

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Falastur    631
19 hours ago, Dylan said:

Always found it ironic that America is supposed to be land of the free and all that crap, yet they seem to love a fucken rule book in their sports don’t they

I always found it ironic that America based much of its identity in the 20th Century on being in every way anti-Communist and yet their sports systems are so incredibly socialist, what with the extreme number of ways they have of ensuring that the worst-performing sides get first dibs on new players, all merchandising revenue being shared equally between all clubs and all the rules preventing owners from spending their money to improve their teams.

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Dylan    4,617
44 minutes ago, Falastur said:

I always found it ironic that America based much of its identity in the 20th Century on being in every way anti-Communist and yet their sports systems are so incredibly socialist, what with the extreme number of ways they have of ensuring that the worst-performing sides get first dibs on new players, all merchandising revenue being shared equally between all clubs and all the rules preventing owners from spending their money to improve their teams.

Spot on.

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bt50    4,365
3 hours ago, Falastur said:

I always found it ironic that America based much of its identity in the 20th Century on being in every way anti-Communist and yet their sports systems are so incredibly socialist, what with the extreme number of ways they have of ensuring that the worst-performing sides get first dibs on new players, all merchandising revenue being shared equally between all clubs and all the rules preventing owners from spending their money to improve their teams.

Tbf, there's a pretty big difference between communism and socialism.

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