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japiedog    752
Just now, JrodMac92 said:

Odds on him actually lasting the 4 years he has signed for?

glancing over his previous track record.....

one season is probably tops

 

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Inferno    22
7 minutes ago, japiedog said:

glancing over his previous track record.....

one season is probably tops

 

Dont really rate the guy. His an a-league drifter that has some potential, leaves for Europe and flops then returns

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rass    955
10 minutes ago, Inferno said:

Dont really rate the guy. His an a-league drifter that has some potential, leaves for Europe and flops then returns

Flops? Didn't he return due to family reasons?

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bt50    3,157
12 minutes ago, Nate said:

about as good as Australian left backs get at this level, and a massive improvement over Rose.

very happy

This.

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jw1739    6,886
31 minutes ago, JrodMac92 said:

Odds on him actually lasting the 4 years he has signed for?

IIRC the only other player we've ever signed for 4 seasons was Erik Paartalu.

4 years is a big commitment from both parties, but I'm not against the club trying to build some consistency into the squad. 

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Embee    2,298

Excellent signing, as Nate said, you aren't going to get many Australian left backs better than him at this level. 

Pleased with the 4 year contract too, will be easy enough to move him on if things don't go as planned (see Big Erik) and if he kills it and wants to head back overseas we'll make some coin off of a free transfer.

Get a solid VISA CB in now and on paper we're looking like having a very solid back four for the first time ever.

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Jovan    2,858
51 minutes ago, japiedog said:

glancing over his previous track record.....

one season is probably tops

 

He was 3 seasons at Adelaide 2 seasons at Sydney 3 at Glory and 1 at the Wanderers and then tried his luck in Sweeden. 

This alone without watching him play says that he is solid at A League level but not good enough for Europe. 

At 28 I think he will be an improvement on Rose and alongside Jakobsen Franjic and the mysterious right footed latino CB we will have a very solid starting back four.

Good work and a good signing. 

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jw1739    6,886
1 hour ago, Jovan said:

He was 3 seasons at Adelaide 2 seasons at Sydney 3 at Glory and 1 at the Wanderers and then tried his luck in Sweeden. 

This alone without watching him play says that he is solid at A League level but not good enough for Europe. 

At 28 I think he will be an improvement on Rose and alongside Jakobsen Franjic and the mysterious right footed latino CB we will have a very solid starting back four.

Good work and a good signing. 

I can't see why he's considered by some unlikely to stay for several seasons. His record is pretty good. Missed most of 2013/14 with a ruptured achilles tendon, but otherwise he's played consistently. Disciplinary record OK - never had a red card as far as I can see. Sound signing.

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Harrison    149
1 minute ago, jw1739 said:

Disciplinary record OK - never had a red card as far as I can see. Sound signing.

Interesting, I remember him giving away plenty of fouls. He seems to have a bit of mongrel about him, which is exactly what we need down back.

Rose, Tongyik and Franjic are all pretty passive blokes. With Jakobsen and Jamieson we have a tougher backline with a bit of aggression, which should count for something. 

He is an upgrade on Rose and can cross quite well. Couldn't be happier with this signing.

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Thrillhouse    826

don't care that he has poofta hair
great signing, actually signed a good player in a spot that was desperately needed
things are coming up milhouse      

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belaguttman    3,720

If you look who is available, we can't do better without using a visa spot and I'd rather use that elsewhere

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jw1739    6,886
1 minute ago, belaguttman said:

If you look who is available, we can't do better without using a visa spot and I'd rather use that elsewhere

Grudging praise from you at last Bela. Come on lad, fill your petrol tank for that 700k round trip and buy a cheap membership and be done with it. You know you really want to...

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belaguttman    3,720
2 hours ago, jw1739 said:

Grudging praise from you at last Bela. Come on lad, fill your petrol tank for that 700k round trip and buy a cheap membership and be done with it. You know you really want to...

 
 

It's not grudging praise, it's a good signing. We need a balanced squad. The only caveat I guess is whether we are playing a back 3 or 4. Rose was good in a back 4 but terrible in a back 3, dunno about Jamieson.

Don't have to worry about petrol, I have a Tesla Model S. 700km still takes 7 hours though

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neio    438

Fantastic signing,  someone who we know is aleague standard playing at left back. 

Cahill will also enjoy having someone who is able to cross a ball

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mattyh001    394
3 hours ago, jw1739 said:

I can't see why he's considered by some unlikely to stay for several seasons. His record is pretty good. Missed most of 2013/14 with a ruptured achilles tendon, but otherwise he's played consistently. Disciplinary record OK - never had a red card as far as I can see. Sound signing.

 

2 hours ago, belaguttman said:

If you look who is available, we can't do better without using a visa spot and I'd rather use that elsewhere

couldnt agree more, and AFAIC its a great signing; pins down the LB role, solid local player and (pending reports otherwise) I can't see Jamieson taking up too much space from a salary cap perspective.

 

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strider    2,383

Finally a cunt of a player! Now bring Kisnorbo out of retirement and we're gold

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Mr MO    142

His signing article is written in a way as it was supposed to be released last week (Friday). Read, he will join the training group next week.

so credit to some who predicted it!

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Inferno    22
15 minutes ago, Mr MO said:

His signing article is written in a way as it was supposed to be released last week (Friday). Read, he will join the training group next week.

so credit to some who predicted it!

That would be me 

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Embee    2,298
54 minutes ago, Mr MO said:

His signing article is written in a way as it was supposed to be released last week (Friday). Read, he will join the training group next week.

so credit to some who predicted it!

Was definitely meant to be announced on Friday but was delayed at the last minute for some reason.

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Mr MO    142
9 minutes ago, Embee said:

Was definitely meant to be announced on Friday but was delayed at the last minute for some reason.

Yeah that's pretty clear from the article and him being at training today. So what about this second signing, Brattan?

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Embee    2,298
Just now, Mr MO said:

Yeah that's pretty clear from the article and him being at training today. So what about this second signing, Brattan?

Second signing on Friday was misinformation I think

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jw1739    6,886
6 minutes ago, Embee said:

Second signing on Friday was misinformation I think

Was the second "Friday announcement" not a signing but Didulica's resignation? Isn't it very unusual for an announcement on a Sunday?

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Inferno    22
6 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

Was the second "Friday announcement" not a signing but Didulica's resignation? Isn't it very unusual for an announcement on a Sunday?

Yes I thought so. 

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nah brah    70
On 03/07/2017 at 10:22 AM, Nate said:

about as good as Australian left backs get at this level, and a massive improvement over Rose.

very happy

agree that we need to take what we can get.  especially when we are dumb enough to throw away zullo and wilkinson.

 

our team with zullo and wilkinson last year would have been a title threat.  even with the shit management.

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bt50    3,157
Just now, nah brah said:

agree that we need to take what we can get.  especially when we are dumb enough to throw away zullo and wilkinson.

 

our team with zullo and wilkinson last year would have been a title threat.  even with the shit management.

:droy:

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jw1739    6,886
39 minutes ago, nah brah said:

agree that we need to take what we can get.  especially when we are dumb enough to throw away zullo and wilkinson.

 

our team with zullo and wilkinson last year would have been a title threat.  even with the shit management.

AFAIK neither wanted to stay with us.

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playmaker    823

Rose should have stayed. Was solid playing a traditional LB role and probably on way less money. Hopefully Scott is not on too much $s.

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Mr MO    142
4 minutes ago, playmaker said:

Rose should have stayed. Was solid playing a transitional LB role and probably on way less money. Hopefully Scott is not on too much $s.

But Rose couldn't pass properly, in pressure situations too many turnovers due to either bad control or bad passing. 

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