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So the seats won't be brought in to maximise capacity?

Bringing the seats in reduces capacity, as there's bays in the corners that can't be sold. Anyway, with AFL games on at the weekend, it could wreck the surface.Didn't look into it to be honest. Wouldn't it have been better if they didn't bring the seats in so a crowd of 55k could've been achieved?

they aren't bringing them in, therefore 50k+ can be achieved Then why did it say expected to be a sell out of 46k?

No idea, its max capacity is around 55k, which Victards v Adelaide got a few years ago. Sometimes I think they deliberately play games with attendances to increase ticket demand. Sometimes they count Medallion Club members as an attendance even when they haven't shown up. Perhaps they've only stated ticket number available for sale?

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Section 42, even though I selected Adult City Membership, ticketmaster are fucktards, but ah well, in there with 3 mates!

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I will pay the person that bottles that dirty gypsy prick top money, or even that thompson cunt. 

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It's bullshit if FFA are gonna make us play on the friday, players won't even get back in melbourne till late monday

Will add to the story if we win.

 

Backs against the wall. Minimal time to recover. Ranked underdog.

 

Next minute.  Germano 90th minute winner

 

Bang!

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Novillo needs to stay on for the full 90 for this one. Just need to sort out the other wing

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I have major concerns if the game goes past the #next90 as our bench lacked major quality and a lot of experience last Sunday.

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I have major concerns if the game goes past the #next90 as our bench lacked major quality and a lot of experience last Sunday.

That was a long game for all the players. 

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I got 4x tickets on the wing, non-active Melbourne City Supporter, City B, section L1, Row 14, G

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$50 each.

 

PM me 

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I will pay the person that bottles that dirty gypsy prick top money, or even that thompson cunt. 

such hool 

such ultra

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I got 4x tickets on the wing, non-active Melbourne City Supporter, City B, section L1, Row 14, G

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$50 each.

 

PM me 

 

Swap ya with my 2 tix L1 Aisle 8 which is next to the Victory active area then you can sell them to some fat kid supporting Victory that wants to be in da norf endz.

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I got 4x tickets on the wing, non-active Melbourne City Supporter, City B, section L1, Row 14, G

attachicon.gifderbyseats.png

 

$50 each.

 

PM me 

 

Swap ya with my 2 tix L1 Aisle 8 which is next to the Victory active area then you can sell them to some fat kid supporting Victory that wants to be in da norf endz.

 

Hrmmmmmm...no.

 

But you can buy 2 of my 4 if you like.

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Looking for one active ticket for a friend, that'll make me in +4. 

If anyone is selling, pm me! 

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I got 2 tix level 1 aisle 20, can anyone confirm this is a City area? Don't think I could tolerate any scum around me.

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I got 2 tix level 1 aisle 20, can anyone confirm this is a City area? Don't think I could tolerate any scum around me.

 

That's a city reserved area

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Good point about Lawrence Thomas. Thomas has been victory's keeper twice in Melbourne Derbies, and Melbourne Heart/City have won both times.

 

 

The first win was a 2-1 win at Etihad, which is the only time the team has won at Etihad:

 

 

The second game, of course, was last season's majestic 4-0 win:

 

 

 

So Melbourne City has a 100% winning rate when Thomas is in goals for the Visitors.

 

We have a fantastic chance of winning because Victory with Thomas in goals have by far the worst starting eleven goal keeper in the A League.

 

 

 

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There's many other points we could make comparing this Friday's game and the derbies at Etihad. Germano playing in his natural left back position instead of Clisby or Ramsey, Novillo on the left wing, our marquees stepping up, the fact that last derby the team literally never 'came' to the game mentally, depth in defence with Jaliens, Kisnorbo playing his best football in a city shirt, Tando Velaphi in goals. There's probably a host of other reasons why we are in a much better state to compete this Friday. Add to all that that its a final and I'm expecting our big time players to take the game by the scruff of the neck.

Things that I think we have to do well is:

-get the right back and left back positions correct

-Kisnorbos ball distribution forward must lift as last time they forced him forward knowing that he doesn't have the best distribution

-Paartalu will have to step up this game to be the rock in front of the defence

-Mooy and Koren need to suffocate the midfield and take control of it

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Brilliant, cheers guys, now I'm pumped! Won't make a dick of myself in front of my little one now!

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There's many other points we could make comparing this Friday's game and the derbies at Etihad. Germano playing in his natural left back position instead of Clisby or Ramsey, Novillo on the left wing, our marquees stepping up, the fact that last derby the team literally never 'came' to the game mentally, depth in defence with Jaliens, Kisnorbo playing his best football in a city shirt, Tando Velaphi in goals. There's probably a host of other reasons why we are in a much better state to compete this Friday. Add to all that that its a final and I'm expecting our big time players to take the game by the scruff of the neck.

Things that I think we have to do well is:

-get the right back and left back positions correct

-Kisnorbos ball distribution forward must lift as last time they forced him forward knowing that he doesn't have the best distribution

-Paartalu will have to step up this game to be the rock in front of the defence

-Mooy and Koren need to suffocate the midfield and take control of it

This!!

 

This isnt the same team that played in that last derby. We were a rabble at the time with Safwan playing his first game as a DM from what i remember as a result of Paartalu missing as well.

We had no Paartalu, Germano, Jaliens, Novillo and Jesus played his very first game for us.

 

Think if we can be as solid defensively as we were in Wellington, than we're in it up to our necks

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Some observations from our 3 previous meetings this season vs the filth:

•Velaphi has only featured in the xmas derby win at aami

•Hoffman has started all 3 games at right back

•Germano hasn't played one game against them

•We've had 3 different starting left backs (Ramsay, Gooch and Clisby)

•Kisnorbo, Mooy, Ramsay and Hoffman are the only players to have started in all 3 games

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If you look at the 3 derbies this season, you see 3 very different City XIs, so it's an interesting question how much, if anything, can be gained by looking back at those matches:

 

 

1st Derby, 5-2 loss:

 

                   Redmayne

 

Hoffman  Wielaert  Kisnorbo  Ramsay

 

                     Paartalu

 

              Murdocca     Mooy

 

Duff              Dugandzic            Villa

 

 

2nd Derby, 1-0 win:

 

                            Velaphi

 

Hoffman    Chapman     Kisnorbo      Garuccio

 

                            Paartalu

 

                     Melling       Mooy

 

Dugandzic             Williams           Ramsay

 

 

3rd Derby, 3-0 loss:   

 

                             Redmayne

 

Hoffman         Chapman    Kisnorbo       Clisby

 

                                Safuwan

 

                          Melling    Mooy

 

            Duff               Koren          Ramsay

 

 

Predicted line up for Friday:

 

                                    Velaphi

 

Retre/Jaliens      Chapman      Kisnorbo     Germano

 

                                   Paartalu

 

                               Koren    Mooy

 

                  Williams    Kennedy    Novillo

 

 

The derbies really reflect City's injuries and squad upheaval over the season, and IMO City's lineup on Friday will be easily be the strongest team City have fielded in a derby this season. The team might be peaking at the right point in the season..

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If you look at the 3 derbies this season, you see 3 very different City XIs, so it's an interesting question how much, if anything, can be gained by looking back at those matches:

 

 

1st Derby, 5-2 loss:

 

                   Redmayne

 

Hoffman  Wielaert  Kisnorbo  Ramsay

 

                     Paartalu

 

              Murdocca     Mooy

 

Duff              Dugandzic            Villa

 

 

2nd Derby, 1-0 win:

 

                            Velaphi

 

Hoffman    Chapman     Kisnorbo      Garuccio

 

                            Paartalu

 

                     Melling       Mooy

 

Dugandzic             Williams           Ramsay

 

 

3rd Derby, 3-0 loss:   

 

                             Redmayne

 

Hoffman         Chapman    Kisnorbo       Clisby

 

                                Safuwan

 

                          Melling    Mooy

 

            Duff               Koren          Ramsay

 

 

Predicted line up for Friday:

 

                                    Velaphi

 

Retre/Jaliens      Chapman      Kisnorbo     Germano

 

                                   Paartalu

 

                               Koren    Mooy

 

                  Williams    Kennedy    Novillo

 

 

The derbies really reflect City's injuries and squad upheaval over the season, and IMO City's lineup on Friday will be easily be the strongest team City have fielded in a derby this season. The team might be peaking at the right point in the season..

The problem is last week our bench was three kids yet to prove themselves as A-League Players and Murdocca who has shown at least this Season the A-League is now beyond him and the game could go into extra time.

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The mind games are working in our favour ... Victory are talking about past losses and not wanting to repeat history

 

http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league-pain-of-past-semi-final-defeats-drives-melbourne-victory-players-says-leigh-broxham/story-e6frf423-1227334915150

 

 

I found it pathetic and laughable that they would have to resort to past losses for motivation.

 

I read that Barbarouses was using the 2009-10 loss to Sydney when he was at Wellington as motivation.

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If you look at the 3 derbies this season, you see 3 very different City XIs, so it's an interesting question how much, if anything, can be gained by looking back at those matches:

 

 

1st Derby, 5-2 loss:

 

                   Redmayne

 

Hoffman  Wielaert  Kisnorbo  Ramsay

 

                     Paartalu

 

              Murdocca     Mooy

 

Duff              Dugandzic            Villa

 

 

2nd Derby, 1-0 win:

 

                            Velaphi

 

Hoffman    Chapman     Kisnorbo      Garuccio

 

                            Paartalu

 

                     Melling       Mooy

 

Dugandzic             Williams           Ramsay

 

 

3rd Derby, 3-0 loss:   

 

                             Redmayne

 

Hoffman         Chapman    Kisnorbo       Clisby

 

                                Safuwan

 

                          Melling    Mooy

 

            Duff               Koren          Ramsay

 

 

Predicted line up for Friday:

 

                                    Velaphi

 

Retre/Jaliens      Chapman      Kisnorbo     Germano

 

                                   Paartalu

 

                               Koren    Mooy

 

                  Williams    Kennedy    Novillo

 

 

The derbies really reflect City's injuries and squad upheaval over the season, and IMO City's lineup on Friday will be easily be the strongest team City have fielded in a derby this season. The team might be peaking at the right point in the season..

The problem is last week our bench was three kids yet to prove themselves as A-League Players and Murdocca who has shown at least this Season the A-League is now beyond him and the game could go into extra time.

 

Duganzic might pull up for this game and maybe add Ramsay on the bench as well. I know that isnt all that much t brag about, but its better than having just kids.

 

I'd have Retre, Mate, Mauk and Murdocca on the bench. With Jaliens back, we can always shift him to CB if god forbid something happens to either Chapman or Patty K and chuck Retre at LB.

 

Problem lies at the fact that we dont have a plan B for Jesus off the bench. You'd almost have to go with playing Novillo or Williams as the striker and bring in either Mate or Ramsay off the bench

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Davutovic reporting 38,000 tickets sold as of 1.45 today.

Public purchase opens at 2pm.

Going to be a sell out.

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Davutovic reporting 38,000 tickets sold as of 1.45 today.

Public purchase opens at 2pm.

Going to be a sell out.

 

Told a mate of mine it would be sold out by Wednesday.

 

Fuckin pumped!!!!

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We might get a bigger crowd than Collingwood Vs Geelong at the G!

 

The real question is, which game will Cadete go to?

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We might get a bigger crowd than Collingwood Vs Geelong at the G!

 

The real question is, which game will Cadete go to?

This has already been answered in the AFL Thread... The City Game.

 

TBH I would go to this game over anything bar a Geelong Prelim or Grand Final, a proper Old Firm Match (League, FA Cup Tie, League Cup Tie) that for some reason was being played in Australia or if I owned a horse that was racing in a Group One.

 

Dont get me wrong I would take a Geelong Flag over a City Title anyday... but this game is as much about the shared experience over a number of years with my mates around Australia as it is about the team and I dont have that kind of experience with supporting Geelong.

 

NOTE: Obv a Melbourne City Title means more to me these days than a Celtic one.

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all of level 2 sold out

 

there are still plenty of seats remaining in reserved C (on the bays each side of the city active area). Hopefully they can be all filled with city supporters 

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all of level 2 sold out

there are still plenty of seats remaining in reserved C (on the bays each side of the city active area). Hopefully they can be all filled with city supporters

I think you'll see a lot more City supporters at this Etihad Derby then any other. For one, every Victory supporter will have to pay for there ticket. It's not just swiping there membership card. Secondly, City supporters realise this is the last time they'll see there side. There may be many Victory supporters that hold out to a potential home GF next week.

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all of level 2 sold out

there are still plenty of seats remaining in reserved C (on the bays each side of the city active area). Hopefully they can be all filled with city supporters

I think you'll see a lot more City supporters at this Etihad Derby then any other. For one, every Victory supporter will have to pay for there ticket. It's not just swiping there membership card. Secondly, City supporters realise this is the last time they'll see there side. There may be many Victory supporters that hold out to a potential home GF next week.

 

I disagree on the Victory supporters holding out for a gf. Tickets arent rediculously expensive so that wouldnt stop them from going.

 

Plus why hold out for something they probably might miss out on :tooth:

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Plus why hold out for something they WILL miss out on :tooth:

 

 FTFY buddy

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Victory are the better team on paper and should win this easily.

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Plus why hold out for something they WILL might miss out on :tooth:

 

 FTFY buddy

 

Thanks for correcting me.

 

To be honest, i called it a few weeks ago that if we played the Victards, that we'd be in a Grand Final so going in confident.

 

Was more worried about the game last week and if anyone saw me at the Imp Sunday, i was one fuckin nervous wreck.

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Plus why hold out for something they WILL might miss out on :tooth:

 

 FTFY buddy

 

Thanks for correcting me.

 

To be honest, i called it a few weeks ago that if we played the Victards, that we'd be in a Grand Final so going in confident.

 

Was more worried about the game last week and if anyone saw me at the Imp Sunday, i was one fuckin nervous wreck.

 

So was I but then i thought fuck it I'm gunna have fun tonight and get nervous about the tards later

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Plus why hold out for something they WILL might miss out on :tooth:

 

 FTFY buddy

 

Thanks for correcting me.

 

To be honest, i called it a few weeks ago that if we played the Victards, that we'd be in a Grand Final so going in confident.

 

Was more worried about the game last week and if anyone saw me at the Imp Sunday, i was one fuckin nervous wreck.

 

So was I but then i thought fuck it I'm gunna have fun tonight and get nervous about the tards later

 

Im nervous but only at the fact we are so close to a GF and not cause we're playing this mob to get there.

 

IMO, if we play as solid as we did defensively against Wellington, we will frustrate them big time. We have nothing to lose here as no one expected us to be in any position to reach this point let alone a GF. Not to mention the very short turn around.

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People going to go to the AFL instead of watching us? Judas!

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