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Posts posted by mattyh001

  1. 16 hours ago, HughJass said:

    Colakovski starting for glory tonight against west ham


    12 hours ago, moops said:

    He did pretty well, him and the other winger were the only ones to really offer a threat and it was his cross that got the goal.

    thought he looked good, and showed some of the talent we knew him for during his time with us.  just makes me wonder what happened between him and Zadkovich.  

  2. My take on the new signings is that, aside from the import, they are a little uninspiring. Antonis, Ugagovic and Young are solid aleague players but nothing more. The three youngsters are still to prove themselves.

    That doesn't mean they're horrible though. They offer depth with good other signings. Fingers crossed we have a few top talents coming through.

  3. I'd make the argument that Mooy's successful career over in Europe (and particularly in the EPL) puts credence behind Aussie players establishing themselves in the aleague first and not rushing overseas.

    IIRC Mooy spent four seasons here (2 with us, 2 with WSW) and was 25 before heading over. His stats were phenomenal with over 100 games between the 2 clubs.

    For me, too many younger players rush overseas without establishing themselves as certain starters.

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  4. 10 minutes ago, MHFC-FAN said:

    Best midfielder in A League history and certainly was our best by far! Absolutely robbed of the Johnny Warren medal!

    Couldn't agree more. Players are lucky to get more than 10 assists in a season. He got 20 assists to go with 10 goals. Absolutely robbed.

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  5. 4 hours ago, MHFC-FAN said:

    Have you heard of this platform called YouTube? There's heaps of videos and highlights from every game.

    It's pretty neat, you should try it sometime...

    of course, if you want the footage for the truly hardcore supporters you should try onlyfans ..... 😎

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  6. Should he step on the field, it will be his 141st aleague appearance for us - a club record.  Curtis Good is not far behind, but still a phenomenal effort given 100 game players have never been that common for us.

    Great to know he's hanging around too. Biggest congrats to the man and his family.

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  7. yeah, annoying since encroachment is so rarely called on penalties.

    my take is that generally encroachment very rarely has an impact since the vast majority of penalties are scored by the taker (either straight up or via rebound), put wide or saved (held by the keeper or turned around the post).  hence, its rarely call since there's little to no impact on the result - Talbot on the other had had a very clear impact on what happened on where the ball ended up.

    so while its frustrating with the Talbot situation that its so rarely seen, i do also think we have to focus on what we can control; not lunging into poor tackles (Nuno Reis) or waiting until the shots taken (Talbot).

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  8. 16 hours ago, jw1739 said:

    Although I loathe VAR in the first place and IMO it very overused in the A-League, and that it should be used only in limited circumstances and then only at the request of the on-field referee, if it is going to be used then it has to be applied fairly to both teams, and I don't see that it was applied unfairly in last night's match.


    complete agreement with you; the VAR on Friday night was evenly applied to both teams.  we have no real leg to stand on complaining about any VAR decision outside of the VAR being trigger happy to review every little thing.

    and that's where your first point is bang on.  the VAR is there for the absolutely clear and obvious error.  while the right result came through on the Leckie goal, i do wonder how there could have been a clear and obvious error.  both offside goals and the penalty retakes were clear as mud.  unfortunately, the powers that be see this as an end in itself

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  9. frustrated by the result but feel very fortunate that they had two goals chalked off by VAR. 

    feel a little sorry for Talbot, but that VAR decision is 100% correct.

    one take away i had from last night is that a number of smurfs looked cooked at the 75-80 min mark.  for me that puts us in good stead for Friday, particularly if we are back at full strength.

    fingers crossed it's nothing serious with O'Neil.  with him back in (in place of VDV who i thought was really poor last night) and Lam for Nuno, i honestly believe we will give them a pasting.

  10. 5 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

    Nevertheless, I want to see more Academy players coming through to our senior side, not just 28/31-year-olds. Otherwise we're just producing Academy players for other clubs.

    agreed would love to see youth coming through to.

    that said looks like we've lost O'Neill and Bereguer won't be around much longer.  

    i could see Brillante (who's 30) doing a Rostyn Griffiths too - playing til his mid 30s as either a holding midfielder or as a centre back.  Griffiths was largely undervalued for what he could do in that role.

  11. 3 hours ago, heart1011 said:

    I have some serious questions about this.. the main one being how in the actual mcfuck are these 2 Victory's Marquee players??? Victory really have become the club that keeps on giving! 🤣🤣



    7 minutes ago, kingofhearts said:

    Would 100% take brilliante back 

    Brillante won two League titles and two GFs with Sydney.  with us, Brillante won the brides maid treble.  certainly not a shite player - more so he's in a shite team.

    Ikonimedis is not horrible either, he's won a league title with Perth and Australia cup with the tards.  he's played 17 times for the Socceroos. again shite teams make any player look bad.

    and likewise, would take Brillante back at the right price.  

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  12. On a side topic, did anyone hear much previously about the All Stars vs Bayern Munich game prior to Bayern pulling out?

    The only thing I can find prior to the articles this week is speculation from late Feb.

    Another shit show by the APL all the same 

  13. 43 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

    Depends whether you're prepared to stand for a principle or not.  The tradition, until now, had been for the higher-ranked club in the regular season to host the Grand Final. Even though the Asian Football Confederation had already removed the winner of the GF from qualification to the Champions League, most fans, including those who didn't think much of "finals," were happy to continue on because that's the way we do things in Australia.

    APL trashed the tradition by selling the hosting rights for three years to Sydney, irrespective of who the grand finalists are, for a measly A$10m over three years, or around A$330,000 per club per year, citing financial pressures.

    What makes it worse for City fans is that one of our directors was a party to the decision. The league's greatest-ever goalscorer, JMac, claimed that the players - presumably City players - knew nothing about the proposal or decision, yet it was later revealed that the PFA endorsed the APL decision. So I'm not too fussed about what the players actually think, because they could object via the PFA if they wished to.

    My view is that fans have been completely dudded by APL. I'll be sad to miss any home finals matches, but I'll save the ticket money for what I hope will be home ACL matches.

    let me be very clear and as per my previous post, I completely agree about the fans being dudded - I was never arguing otherwise.  I am very extremely gutted about the GF being in Sydney.

    frankly, I see any home game as a lose lose.  for which i understand that you speak about standing for "a" principle but which one are we talking about;

    (a) supporting your team through out the season (even though there are bad apples attached) / not throwing the baby out with the bathtub, or

    (b) saying fuck you to the club over it and burning the membership for the actions of one whose involved with the APL?  

    i have complete respect for those who won't attend because of the GF decision out of principle.  for me, no qualms over non attendance.  of course, i would also expect that same principle would extend to the home and away games too.  

    being upfront i have still attended the normal home and away games - through the  principle and desire to support the players and staff (who as you say would have known little of the GF) and not because i agree out of what's happened out with the GF.

    as such, how can someone justify going week in week out during the season and then not support a home final?

    maybe i'm in the minority here, i just dont think someone should go during the season and not a home final due to the whole GF situation.  its one or the other.

  14. given the smurfs won last night, by God i hope we pump these bogans by a tonne.  the smurfs are all but guaranteed to finish 5th, which means a WSW loss this week (particularly if by a large margin) would see the WSW host the smurfs round one of the finals.

    ideally there would be no Sydney derby during finals, but at least means that a first week square off means the derby can't be during the GF (Townsends wet dream).

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  15. 12 hours ago, Mr MO said:

    Business is already done.

    Is this you Danny Townsend?

    I hope we’ve all seen the Cove statement, I trust we do the same and give the finals zero attention.

    agree about the GF and essentially any non City game, but largely disagree about the home semi.

    a poor home semi crowd validates the decision to move the GF.  if we can't get a good crowd for the semi, why the fuck do we deserve to "naturally" host a GF when it can sold for a couple million irrespective of how many attend?

    don't get me wrong, any poor crowd is also a reflection of the APL decision.  just it gives the APL the stats to back its decision.

    a poor crowd also punishes our lads, who i am sure would love a strong home crowd to act as a 12th man.

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