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Jovan    3,119
7 minutes ago, cadete said:

I feel bad for those blokes,

Get signed to Manchester City... then sent on loan to JVS... 

Convict scenario.

Van diemans land

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GreenSeater    2,760
13 minutes ago, cadete said:

I feel bad for those blokes,

Get signed to Manchester City... then sent on loan to JVS... 

Surely they would have to have known they aren't good enough to play for Manchester City. You'd hope they knew that anyway otherwise it would be a pretty major let down.

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cadete    6,096
15 minutes ago, GreenSeater said:

Surely they would have to have known they aren't good enough to play for Manchester City. You'd hope they knew that anyway otherwise it would be a pretty major let down.

I haven't meet many Pro/Semi-Pro Soccer Players at all, but I have known my fair share of AFL players from this level (Largely due to the school I went too)

And after a few beers I have heard more than a few of them proclaim if they had done x,y,z that could have played at a level nowhere near what their ability would ever allowed them to get to...

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playmaker    941

Great news. Pretty sure he knew he was destined for Melb City.

If he had any training with the Man city players, he would be far from disappointed.

And Malik back to CB...... Defense is getting solid... nice

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morphine    308
41 minutes ago, Tesla said:

Signing a guy who is appropriating black culture with his hair cut, disgraceful. People like this have no place at our club. I expected better from a forward thinking organisation like CFG. 

I will be contacting Waleed Aly and my local Greens candidate about this injustice. See you on The Project next week Scott Munn.

#culturalappropriation #whitesplaining

Whilst I appreciate the Waleed + Project bashing, please don't tarnish the only legitimate Political party in this country with this brush. 

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Tesla    8,113
Just now, morphine said:

Whilst I appreciate the Waleed + Project bashing, please don't tarnish the only legitimate Political party in this country with this brush. 

Why am I not surprised you're a Greens voter?

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morphine    308
Just now, Tesla said:

Why am I not surprised you're a Greens voter?

Greens >> Labor >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Liberal

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Tesla    8,113
Just now, morphine said:

Greens >> Labor >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Liberal

Just like

AFL >> EPL >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A-League?

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morphine    308
1 minute ago, Tesla said:

Just like

AFL >> EPL >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A-League?

Not on the spectrum. Unlike yourself...

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GreenSeater    2,760
18 minutes ago, morphine said:

Greens >> Labor >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Liberal

Anyone who reads the Club Room section of this forum knows my political views, but surely this is just a poor attempt at trolling?

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cadete    6,096
29 minutes ago, morphine said:

Whilst I appreciate the Waleed + Project bashing, please don't tarnish the only legitimate Political party in this country with this brush. 

Fine: I will start.

Legitimate Political Parties can win lower house seats of their own merits not via the preferences of voters who actively dislike them.

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Deviant    1,491
1 minute ago, kingofhearts said:

Finding out why morphine votes for the greens is way more interesting  then the Luke Brattan signing.

Because they fight for what matters. I saw it on one of their campaign slogans.

They believe in it so much that they get personal with their insults. 

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kingofhearts    3,357
7 minutes ago, Deviant said:

Because they fight for what matters. I saw it on one of their campaign slogans.

They believe in it so much that they get personal with their insults. 

Finally a party I can stand behind.

They got my vote

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Deviant    1,491
16 minutes ago, kingofhearts said:

Finally a party I can stand behind.

They got my vote

I dare say that behind them is where they'd want you. Not beside them like they state.

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Tesla    8,113
1 minute ago, KSK_47 said:

Can we just have one thread that doesn't go bat shit crazy in the off season? 

Seems half the threads on the forum have turned into politics threads, I blame the upcoming election.

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cadete    6,096
7 minutes ago, KSK_47 said:

Can we just have one thread that doesn't go bat shit crazy in the off season? 

It is not like we signed two new players today or anything... LOL.

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playmaker    941
38 minutes ago, cadete said:

Fine: I will start.

Legitimate Political Parties can win lower house seats of their own merits not via the preferences of voters who actively dislike them.

That's why I vote for the Motoring Enthusiasts Party.

Burnouts in Thomo should never be illegal.

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cadete    6,096
Just now, playmaker said:

That's why I vote for the Motoring Enthusiasts Party.

Burnouts in Thomo should never be illegal.

But what is their policy about the use of Sandman's for Recreational Purposes at Coburg Drive In?

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playmaker    941
Just now, cadete said:

But what is their policy about the use of Sandman's for Recreational Purposes at Coburg Drive In?

No high beams allowed

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Cloughie    149

My vote is for whoever decriminalises pot.

It's win-win for City supporters - the sausage stand's fare tastes even better, and JVS' tactics and substitutions often have a deeper and better understood meaning.

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2 hours ago, playmaker said:

That's why I vote for the Motoring Enthusiasts Party.

Burnouts in Thomo should never be illegal.

How ironic when you remove the quality post sig you make a quality post, absolutely lost it well played.

2 hours ago, Cloughie said:

My vote is for whoever decriminalises pot.

It's win-win for City supporters - the sausage stand's fare tastes even better, and JVS' tactics and substitutions often have a deeper and better understood meaning.

Trust me mate the I can tell you the second won't come true

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Shahanga    3,683
6 hours ago, japiedog said:

as per this news

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/melbourne-city-sign-former-brisbane-roar-midfielder-luke-brattan-retain-anthony-caceres-20160610-gpg2e7.html

 

I think a great signing

when he was at Brisbane , IMHO he was the best No 6 in the A league

 

Agree 100%. Was the best passer in the A League. 

Great signing.

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tommac    107

Great signing- Malik back to CB. Brattan allows us to stretch teams a lot more in attack, by dictating play and spreading the ball wide/ playing balls centrally into feet.

Would be great if you guys took your political chat somewhere else. You're really not going to change anyone's political persuasions via a Luke Brattan thread, so kindly get bent.

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strider    2,424
4 hours ago, tommac said:

Great signing- Malik back to CB. Brattan allows us to stretch teams a lot more in attack, by dictating play and spreading the ball wide/ playing balls centrally into feet.

Would be great if you guys took your political chat somewhere else. You're really not going to change anyone's political persuasions via a Luke Brattan thread, so kindly get bent.

long live the iron fist and the hammer of the USSR 

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silva10    839

Well the FFA was supposed to close the loophole that allowed the Caceres loan.

Does anyone believe we have said to them we will sign Cahill if they allow us these loan moves?

 

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mus-28    2,306

Put him beside a good ball winning midfielder and we'll be able to transition from defence to attack nice and quickly. Just hope JVS isn't planning on playing Caceres beside him, he showed that he was a luxury player who drifted out of games far too easily.

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malloy    3,217
19 minutes ago, mus-28 said:

Put him beside a good ball winning midfielder and we'll be able to transition from defence to attack nice and quickly. Just hope JVS isn't planning on playing Caceres beside him, he showed that he was a luxury player who drifted out of games far too easily.

I think with Caceras it was a bit of an issue that he and Mooy would both normally occupy the same space while playing in their preferred role and with Mooy playing in that position I think it made it harder for Caceras to have am impact as he is restricted by what he could do.

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Jovan    3,119

But it's still a good question on the midfield trio (assuming ) we'll generally play a 433.

Brattan logically plays the anchor and 2 others play more box to box. So therefore that pretty much pencils in either Caceras/Melling or Retre fighting for a midfield spot and Mooy/or hopefully Marquee replacement in the the other spot. I'm confident Caceras will be good enough and with Brattan behind him or even Malik and we look like we should have a decent core midfield. 

We just need a bona-fide #10. Maybe he will turn out to be better than Mooy. 

Our midfield will ultimately depend on how good Mooy's replacement will be.

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jw1739    7,195
6 hours ago, silva10 said:

Well the FFA was supposed to close the loophole that allowed the Caceres loan.

Does anyone believe we have said to them we will sign Cahill if they allow us these loan moves?

FFA has not stopped loan moves.

AFAIK it has done two things. The first was to say that the loaned player's full pay that he would have received at the loaning club must be included inside the cap at the receiving club, or be outside the cap and the loaned player must be approved as a marquee. This is the "Lampard Rule." Prior to "Lampard" various clubs exploited the absence of any such rule, including Victory, Brisbane and I believe Heart with Aziz Behich; it was rumoured at the time that the latter played for us for receiving his full pay from Turkey.
The "Caceres Rule" was introduced to stop a player going from one A-League club direct to another A-League club via the technical signing by another, overseas, club owned by the same owners as the receiving A-League club. At the time, the Caceres move from CCM to City via Manchester City was perfectly within the rules. AFAIK "Caceres" contains the provision that such moves are still OK provided the player spend a full year (defined by transfer windows) at the intermediate club. Thus Brattan coming to us is in accordance with "Caceres."

IMO eventually FFA will wake up and realise that it is not helping the growth of the game or the attractiveness of investment in A-League clubs unless it frees up the market and gets rid of these restrictive rules.

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