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jeffplz    876

http://www.melbournecityfc.com.au/article/melbourne-city-fc-signs-goalkeeper-eugene-galekovic/8hbcq95yqttl1qgy8s1q7u5ee

Melbourne City FC can confirm it has signed four-time A-League Goalkeeper of the Year Eugene Galekovic ahead of the 2017/18 season on a two-year deal.

The 36-year-old returns to his home town of Melbourne after making 238 appearances during a successful 10-year stint in Adelaide, where he forged a reputation as one of the country’s premier shot-stoppers.

He has been named in the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Team of the Season on five occasions, and represented the Socceroos at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.

Commenting on his arrival, Galekovic said: “I’m delighted to be joining Melbourne City. This is a great club; an ambitious club which gives its players every chance to succeed both on and off the field.

“To have the opportunity to return home and continue my career in Melbourne is very exciting and hopefully I can use my experience to push City to even greater heights.”

Melbourne City Director of Football, Michael Petrillo, added: “We are very excited to welcome Eugene to Melbourne City. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the country and has great experience and leadership qualities which will help strengthen our defence.”

“He knows what it takes to achieve success here in the A-League and I think he will be a very important addition to the squad.”

Galekovic sits third on the all-time A-League appearance list, behind Andrew Durante and Danny Vukovic and was also named in the PFA's A-League Team of the Decade.

The keeper will train on Monday as the side returns to CFA Melbourne to commence their pre-season schedule.

 

 

 

Shit's getting real. Fuck you Bouza!

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Jovan    3,115
1 minute ago, Embee said:

Happy enough with this, he's not as good as he used to be but he's considerably better than Bouzanis

Agree with this. 

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Thrillhouse    879

was a liability last season and he's celebrated like a cunt infront of us but he better fucken better start over that spastic bouzanis 

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japiedog    849
6 minutes ago, Embee said:

Happy enough with this, he's not as good as he used to be but he's considerably better than Bouzanis

As long as the new manager doesn't start Bouzanis because of his "wonderful distribution"

 

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Jovan    3,115
7 minutes ago, japiedog said:

As long as the new manager doesn't start Bouzanis because of his "wonderful distribution"

 

Seriously no guarantee. 

Oh imagine the outrage Bouzanis starting round 1

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haz    2,179
5 minutes ago, Jovan said:

Seriously no guarantee. 

Oh imagine the outrage Bouzanis starting round 1

Can seriously see the Sorenson saga happen all over again

BUT. Who is the coach, did he make/want this signing?

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Jimmy    3,173

Good to great signing, depending on how much cap room he's taking. Well done City. Good start.

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Jovan    3,115
Just now, haz said:

Can seriously see the Sorenson saga happen all over again

Same.

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Dylan    4,186
2 minutes ago, haz said:

Did any one predict this signing? @Dylan

I did look, but it was too far back for me to find. There was a bit of talk of this last season if I remember correctly

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haz    2,179
4 minutes ago, Dylan said:

I did look, but it was too far back for me to find. There was a bit of talk of this last season if I remember correctly

Thats why I asked, I remember a number of people posting the rumour.

Can we just get re-named again to Adelaide City FC or atleast merge with them.... will save time filling out less transfer paperwork.

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haz    2,179
Just now, fidrildid6 said:

I'm like 80% sure he's been signed as 2nd keeper.

If he is expected to be 2nd choice, I wonder how much of the salary cap he will take up?

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bt50    3,452
4 minutes ago, fidrildid6 said:

I'm like 80% sure he's been signed as 2nd keeper.

Based on what?

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Jovan    3,115
6 minutes ago, fidrildid6 said:

I'm like 80% sure he's been signed as 2nd keeper.

Wow. 

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Embee    2,409
7 minutes ago, fidrildid6 said:

I'm like 80% sure he's been signed as 2nd keeper.

Won't be the case.

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Blackout    215
1 minute ago, bt50 said:

Based on what?

The esteem in which our current number one, Mr. Bouzanis, is held, presumably. Pioneer of the 'hands-free' keeping technique.

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fidrildid6    126
59 minutes ago, bt50 said:

Based on what?

Previous mismanagement. (The 20% is my eternal hope that the new coach will get it right and next year will finally be our year.)

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nah brah    70
2 hours ago, haz said:

Can seriously see the Sorenson saga happen all over again

BUT. Who is the coach, did he make/want this signing?

either we have an unannounced coach who oversaw the signing or CFG are a pack of dickheads.

 

other than that i have no complaints really about eugene.  hope he becomes the captain.  he's a good egg.  imo bouzanus and eugene are as good as many goalkeepers floating around europe and england.  maybe a stretch to put them in a big league right now but they could both be fine in holland or the B2 or the championship or similar.  eugene was good enough for the best leagues in his day.

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neio    497

Just adds to the Adelaide and city players switching clubs 

 

Very happy with this signing 

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Cloughie    149

I'm going to miss the clear clarion sounds of a well timed "fuck you Eugene" eminating from the Terrace.

Almost my favourite keeper to sledge next to Jamie "Fat Bastard" Young.

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11 hours ago, Cloughie said:

I'm going to miss the clear clarion sounds of a well timed "fuck you Eugene" eminating from the Terrace.

Almost my favourite keeper to sledge next to Jamie "Fat Bastard" Young.

My favourite was "hey fuck you, fuck you Italiano" 

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jw1739    7,190

So, do we have a clear "no. 1" with Galekovic and Bouzanis on our books for the next two seasons?

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Embee    2,409
4 hours ago, thisphantomfortress said:

My favourite was "hey fuck you, fuck you Italiano" 

"did you eat, did you eat, did you Theoklitos?"

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neio    497

Eugene has been called into the Socceroos squad for Ferderici, for Tuesday nights game

Seems like a very odd choice IMO 

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Dylan    4,186
10 hours ago, neio said:

Eugene has been called into the Socceroos squad for Ferderici, for Tuesday nights game

Seems like a very odd choice IMO 

No its not. 3rd Keeper with one game to go is basically a training aid. Its either used for older players just for the extra body or a young player coming through. Galekovic is based in Melbourne has can come in in very late notice.

 

Makes total sense

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neio    497
2 hours ago, Dylan said:

No its not. 3rd Keeper with one game to go is basically a training aid. Its either used for older players just for the extra body or a young player coming through. Galekovic is based in Melbourne has can come in in very late notice.

 

Makes total sense

I personally would have given it to a younger guy, giving him the experience and looking towards the future

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Dylan    4,186
21 minutes ago, neio said:

I personally would have given it to a younger guy, giving him the experience and looking towards the future

You would have that at the start of the camp, but this late on there is probably little value

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Shahanga    3,671
3 hours ago, Dylan said:

No its not. 3rd Keeper with one game to go is basically a training aid. Its either used for older players just for the extra body or a young player coming through. Galekovic is based in Melbourne has can come in in very late notice.

Makes total sense

in essence I agree, but I still think it also says Ange rates Euge over Dean.

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