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Hellenic Hero    207
1 minute ago, jeffplz said:

why?

I don't know, I just really rate him. Good header of the ball, tough, and gives 100% for the shirt. Good signing IMO.

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Shahanga    3,625
4 minutes ago, n i k o said:

He's a dog. But he's our dog now. 

Yep. 

Hard arsed defender that knows how to play his position. Great signing.

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HeartFc    2,552

He might start ok even have a moment of brilliance but ultimately he'll have no consistency or stamina.  Both the club and La Rocca will walk away feeling empty and as if their time could've been used more productively....

So basically another signing which resembles my sex life. 

 

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jeffplz    842

My only gripe is, wasn't he part of the Adelaide squad last season? Conceded 61 goals in total.

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Embee    2,374
29 minutes ago, jeffplz said:

My only gripe is, wasn't he part of the Adelaide squad last season? Conceded 61 goals in total.

Yes, as well as being involved in their title winning side and I'm pretty sure the Wanderers champions league winning side.

That Adelaide side was crippled by an exodus of players leaving and Amors reluctance to change his tactics in any way. Once again, do we ignore any positives and cling solely to any negative we can find?

38 minutes ago, n i k o said:

He's a dog. But he's our dog now. 

The more dogs the better IMO. Get some more cunt into the squad

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Young Polak    1,546
1 hour ago, Embee said:

"Improve our defense" *defense is improved* Moaning ensues

"Engage with the fans more" *club engages on social media* Moaning ensues.

Honestly, some of you are so impossible to please that its fucking hilarious. We've brought in two tough, solid additons to our back four and rather than praising the positives people will grasp onto whatever negative they can find and beat the club with it. As far as the announcement, it was a bit of fun on social media, should the club go back to being silent so you can all cry about that again?

I look forward to the day we win the Championship, not for the celebrations but so that I can come on here and read the mental gymnastics people will undertake to somehow spin it into a negative.

 

"We didn't become the record breaking invincibles this season"

Inevitable green line, just do it now kthx

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Jovan    3,080

Really undecided. As a backup CB I guess he is probably capable but as a starting player not sure. 

Happy to give him a crack and if he can cement a spot good luck to him.

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n i k o    4,936

It'd be nice if he was likeable and maybe he will be. But he's just such a cunt and with Kilkenny already being unlovable I hope it stops with these two. Disclaimer though....if they win us the title all will be forgotten. 

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Torn Asunder    1,338

So here's the thing; salary cap .... and no transfer fees between A-League clubs. So in that context, he's a reasonable signing and will hopefully do a job.  

Otherwise CFG would just go out and try to buy the best A-League defender in the comp.

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Tony999    1,334
10 hours ago, DFG_82 said:

As long as the sky blue kits are announced Thursday 10am all good.

God damn l love sky blue!

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playmaker    892

Bonucci to Milan

LaRocca to Melbourne City

Same, same, everything the same.

Come on City.

Fire up you cnts.

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Mr MO    143
17 hours ago, Embee said:

"Improve our defense" *defense is improved* Moaning ensues

"Engage with the fans more" *club engages on social media* Moaning ensues.

Honestly, some of you are so impossible to please that its fucking hilarious. We've brought in two tough, solid additons to our back four and rather than praising the positives people will grasp onto whatever negative they can find and beat the club with it. As far as the announcement, it was a bit of fun on social media, should the club go back to being silent so you can all cry about that again?

I look forward to the day we win the Championship, not for the celebrations but so that I can come on here and read the mental gymnastics people will undertake to somehow spin it into a negative.

 

I agree that we needed defensive reinforcements. Why call out people who are critical? Please PM me when all these squadfillers like La Rocca win us the like league. You know very well that players with that calibre won't make suddenly Kamau a better player, run Brattan faster, make TC footwork quicker or make Bruno less selfish as in his last season. A good signing but nothing to write home about, our marque players and new forwards are going to win us the league not this journey man. Sorry.

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jw1739    7,104
17 hours ago, Embee said:

"Improve our defense" *defense is improved* Moaning ensues

"Engage with the fans more" *club engages on social media* Moaning ensues.

Honestly, some of you are so impossible to please that its fucking hilarious. We've brought in two tough, solid additons to our back four and rather than praising the positives people will grasp onto whatever negative they can find and beat the club with it. As far as the announcement, it was a bit of fun on social media, should the club go back to being silent so you can all cry about that again?

I look forward to the day we win the Championship, not for the celebrations but so that I can come on here and read the mental gymnastics people will undertake to somehow spin it into a negative.

 

You make a couple of fair points. But when I read Ferran Soriano's words back in January 2014 "Today, on our first full day, the work has begun to help your Club to fulfill its immense potential both on and off the field, within Australia and beyond." I'm sure I didn't think that in 2017 we would be signing 30+ players such as La Rocca on 2-year contracts to help us fulfil that "immense potential."

It's just not what I expected. So, please forgive my disappointment.

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Embee    2,374
15 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

You make a couple of fair points. But when I read Ferran Soriano's words back in January 2014 "Today, on our first full day, the work has begun to help your Club to fulfill its immense potential both on and off the field, within Australia and beyond." I'm sure I didn't think that in 2017 we would be signing 30+ players such as La Rocca on 2-year contracts to help us fulfil that "immense potential."

It's just not what I expected. So, please forgive my disappointment.

Jesus christ. You have 23 in a squad, you need to fill out that squad with solid squaddies, not to mention experienced leaders. 

Again: people cried last season because we didn't have enough bodies at centre half but if the club looks to rectify that its not the body they should have signed. We lacked experience and toughness last season but if the club looks to rectify that people bitch and moan anyway.

Some of you wont be happy unless we transport the Socceroos squad into the A-League and supplement them with Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez, Neymar and Iniesta.

EDIT: I don't even see the issue with La Rocca in general tbh, he's been in involved in a couple of very good A-League teams until last season's train-wreck at Adelaide which was contributed to by a number of non-player related factors 

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DAM10    56

Come on Petrillo, FFS!!

Is MC a retirement village for AU players ? Surely there are younger and better defensive players than la Rocca. The opposition attackers must be licking their lips in anticipation of running at our mediocre " Jurassic " defenders.

Keep making the same mistakes with our defensive players recruitment and the same fucking issues will still be there.

Fucking unbelievable.

 

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Dylan    4,160
21 minutes ago, DAM10 said:

Come on Petrillo, FFS!!

Is MC a retirement village for AU players ? Surely there are younger and better defensive players than la Rocca. The opposition attackers must be licking their lips in anticipation of running at our mediocre " Jurassic " defenders.

Keep making the same mistakes with our defensive players recruitment and the same fucking issues will still be there.

Fucking unbelievable.

 

Oh boy

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1 hour ago, Embee said:

Jesus christ. You have 23 in a squad, you need to fill out that squad with solid squaddies, not to mention experienced leaders.

I think most people agree, but we already have 2 'squaddie' centre backs in Malik and Tongyik which suggests that La Rocca will be first choice and a lot of us find that disappointing. La Rocca is not in the same class as the centre backs of our rivals (Wilkinson, Buijs, North, De Vere, Williams etc.) Also, its not like our squad lacks experienced players

1 hour ago, Embee said:

Some of you wont be happy unless we transport the Socceroos squad into the A-League and supplement them with Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez, Neymar and Iniesta.

I'd actually be happy if we signed players AND coaches who are at a similar level to those in the top half of the league.

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Shahanga    3,625
17 hours ago, n i k o said:

It'd be nice if he was likeable and maybe he will be. But he's just such a cunt and with Kilkenny already being unlovable I hope it stops with these two. Disclaimer though....if they win us the title all will be forgotten. 

It's interesting how people have different perspectives. You find Kilkenny "unlikeable", I've basically got a man crush on him.

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HeartOfCity    304

Have noticed that Dino Dulbjic from Perth has been released and is now playing Malaysia, I personally wouldve taken Dino over La Rocca. Having a brut like Dino alongside Jakobsen would be fantastic. 

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Embee    2,374
1 hour ago, Jacques Le Cube said:

I think most people agree, but we already have 2 'squaddie' centre backs in Malik and Tongyik which suggests that La Rocca will be first choice and a lot of us find that disappointing. La Rocca is not in the same class as the centre backs of our rivals (Wilkinson, Buijs, North, De Vere, Williams etc.) Also, its not like our squad lacks experienced players

I'd actually be happy if we signed players AND coaches who are at a similar level to those in the top half of the league.

Malik isn't really a centrehalf imo and is better suited to offering depth in the midfield, but that point's just an assumption on your part, we're a considerable distance from the squad being finished as it is. 

Yeah, Galejovic, Jamieson, Franjic, Jakobsen, Kilkenny, Brandan, Fornaroli, Caceres, Fitzgerald, La Rocca and Kamau are such awful players and they wouldn't get anywhere near the top half teams in this league. I'm sure any of those club's coaches could easily get a gig at a Championship team or an EPL club's U23 side too :droy:

 

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playmaker    892

Do people realise he has been part of the 2 best defensive counter attacking teams in the A league, or that doesn't matter? Geez.

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n i k o    4,936
4 hours ago, Shahanga said:

It's interesting how people have different perspectives. You find Kilkenny "unlikeable", I've basically got a man crush

He's a whinging little gnome that had he been on any other team would be disliked greatly. 

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Jovan    3,080
39 minutes ago, n i k o said:

He's a whinging little gnome that had he been on any other team would be disliked greatly. 

Whinging? I see him more as demanding excellence. But each to their own. 

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n i k o    4,936
4 hours ago, Jovan said:

Whinging? I see him more as demanding excellence. But each to their own. 

Yep. Like a little bitch. 

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Embee    2,374
12 minutes ago, n i k o said:

Yep. Like a little bitch. 

Would sooner have a team of Kilkenny's than a team of "if we win we win" types that we've often found ourselves with over the years.

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n i k o    4,936
1 hour ago, Embee said:

Would sooner have a team of Kilkenny's than a team of "if we win we win" types that we've often found ourselves with over the years.

Without doubt 

 

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jw1739    7,104

OK, this fella gets his own thread. We haven't sighted him to date, and IIRC there's been no reference to him since his signing.

Does anyone have any information on where he is? Is he training? Is he injured?

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Hellenic Hero    207
17 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

OK, this fella gets his own thread. We haven't sighted him to date, and IIRC there's been no reference to him since his signing.

Does anyone have any information on where he is? Is he training? Is he injured?

Read somewhere he had a knee complaint, getting better though. Apparently he flew to Brisbane with the rest of the squad so can't be too bad if true

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jw1739    7,104
6 hours ago, haz said:

Theres already a La Rocca Thread?

Threads merged.

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haz    2,092
8 minutes ago, citymad said:

He is returning to fitness. Sighted at club recently and will be back to full training pretty soon. 

Before he does a calf and becomes the new face of thee Germano Treatment Center

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jw1739    7,104
4 hours ago, citymad said:

He is returning to fitness. Sighted at club recently and will be back to full training pretty soon. 

So, he is injured. I continue to puzzle over some of our signings, and I'm not convinced that this Petrillo bloke knows what he is doing.

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