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1 hour ago, jw1739 said:

That's good, because it also confirms who is signed to a senior contract.
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Do we know who is on scholarships? 

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5 minutes ago, AXIOM said:

Do we know who is on scholarships? 

No and I’m not convinced that we’ll find out. What they’re aiming to do is make all academies fully professional. That was the rationale behind the move to nine scholarship places from six, eventually/hopefully it’ll be a full squad.

Scholarship players aren’t really full professionals in that they don’t have A-League contracts, so we shouldn’t include them in this roster. They sit on the Y-League roster. 

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1 hour ago, Harrison said:

No and I’m not convinced that we’ll find out. What they’re aiming to do is make all academies fully professional. That was the rationale behind the move to nine scholarship places from six, eventually/hopefully it’ll be a full squad.

Scholarship players aren’t really full professionals in that they don’t have A-League contracts, so we shouldn’t include them in this roster. They sit on the Y-League roster. 

So not being full professional does that mean they don't train full time with the squad? 

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8 minutes ago, AXIOM said:

So not being full professional does that mean they don't train full time with the squad? 

I honestly don’t know. Probably some do, maybe others don’t. 

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29 minutes ago, citymad said:

Metcalfe is on a scholarship. 

The club's announcement appears to contradict that. 

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2 minutes ago, citymad said:

This is from the website 

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I wouldn’t pay much attention to those profiles. 

He’s been listed in the various squad lists for over two months, so he’s definitely a senior contracted player. 

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But where is the announcement that Jw mentioned? When did they announce he is a pro contracted player. Being on a scholarship doesn't mean you won't be in a match day squad list. 

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24 minutes ago, citymad said:

But where is the announcement that Jw mentioned? When did they announce he is a pro contracted player. Being on a scholarship doesn't mean you won't be in a match day squad list. 

Not a match day list, the lists of players that have been published over the last couple of months. The dates of the published lists are in @jw1739‘s table above.

I’m 100 per cent certain that he is a senior contracted player and so are Najjarine, Najjar and Iannucci. 

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ok if you are 100 percent certain then I guess I can't argue with that. Just curious as to why it's never been announced by the club. I'll say this though. If he isn't senior contracted then city are getting huge value for money. The kid is a gun. 

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2 minutes ago, citymad said:

ok if you are 100 percent certain then I guess I can't argue with that. Just curious as to why it's never been announced by the club. I'll say this though. If he isn't senior contracted then city are getting huge value for money. The kid is a gun. 

No doubt. They’ve been transparent regarding the squad which has been nice, but a little slack when it comes to some of the younger players and their contract situations.

I was hoping to see some news in that space but the best we’ve got are those squad announcements. But they’re basically confirmation anyway.

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10 hours ago, Harrison said:

Not a match day list, the lists of players that have been published over the last couple of months. The dates of the published lists are in @jw1739‘s table above.

I’m 100 per cent certain that he is a senior contracted player and so are Najjarine, Najjar and Iannucci. 

That's good then that leaves 9 scholarships positions available. 

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11 hours ago, Harrison said:

Not a match day list, the lists of players that have been published over the last couple of months. The dates of the published lists are in @jw1739‘s table above.

I’m 100 per cent certain that he is a senior contracted player and so are Najjarine, Najjar and Iannucci. 

@Harrison I'll reinstate the asterisks and the dates of those lists later today, plus the date of the most recent list - I had thought that they were no longer necessary, but clearly they are.

Like you I am 100% certain that Metcalfe, Najjarine, Najjar and Iannucci are senior contracted players.

I agree that it would be good to know more about the youth players. And for sure, out-of-date information should be deleted from the club's web-site. However, in recent weeks I've realised just how many young players there are donning City colours, so it would be a big task to keep information on every one of them current. New players emerge almost every week. For example, the average age of a recent City NPL team was just 16-and-a-half.

So IMO it is not reasonable to keep tabs on everyone, but what is reasonable is that what the Club does publish should be up-to-date.

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Joe Gauci is a strange one. Was signed for the Mariners for 2 seasons, but was released after 1. From all reports his performances were far below the keepers they already had, which isn't a good sign.

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1 hour ago, mus-28 said:

Joe Gauci is a strange one. Was signed for the Mariners for 2 seasons, but was released after 1. From all reports his performances were far below the keepers they already had, which isn't a good sign.

Doubt he will ever see a senior game, but ah well maybe our "scouts" so something in him

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I wouldn't be super worried about Gauci, was playing NPL level football at 17 in South Australia which is a lot higher than most GK's get tested at that age. With Eugene, Birghitti and Delianov all out I'd say we were due to sign another keeper regardless as Taleb will be on a lot of international duty this year. 

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I'm surprised with some of the scholarship signing. Why would you sign Taleb? Also players like colacovski, Graham, hatzigeorgiou, Varga, duzel etc, what going on with these guys? 

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