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Posts posted by mattyh001

  1. just looked up his wiki and didnt realise he is 24. thought he was younger.

    the guy's been immense for us.  would love for him to stay one or two more seasons before going overseas; we have the contacts so there are plenty of options to go abroad at the right time and extra time here certainly would help a push for a Socceroos role.

  2. 48 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

    Our squad against Western had 5 U-23 players - Sutton, Bos, Tilio, Talbot and Gomulka. According to the club we are generally in the top 2-3 clubs in terms of U-23 players in the match-day squads. I'd like to see particularly Rafa get more match time, but we're top of the league and giving youth a chance at the same time so I'd say we have the balance about right.

    agreed.  given our current form and league position, i feel its a tough one regarding youth players that are part of the extended squad.  we are obviously in a massively good position to win three straight titles (which would be an aleague first), so you want your best playing.  we have everything to play for - unlike some clubs were you can give the younger ones more match experience (particularly towards the end of the season) where there is less to play for.

    so for me, i am very reserved about giving them game time for game times sake.  these players have to force their way through - show they really are up for it.  take Bos; its taken him a season and a half to force his way in (against the club captain too).  by doing so, he has shown that he isnt just flash in the pan player - instead he value adds so much ........  

    but you are right in that you want these players coming through.  that means they are given match time throughout the campaign.  you look back at when we won the granny, it came off the back off three young players up front (Tilio, Colacovski, Atkinson) that the club back in so when when the Socceroos came knocking, we had three younger players ready to go.

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  3. 8 hours ago, MHFC-FAN said:

    Yeah all good. Probably was an unnecessary comment on my behalf. We're sitting nicely for this point of the season. Particularly when it seems only the Mariners and WSW are probably the only threats at this stage... 

    Couldn't agree more about the Mariners and WSW. Even then we've built such a healthy lead it's on them to chase us down.

    Easier said than done - just think back to the end of last season. we had a great lead going into the last two games because we had to play so many games before ACL duties.  Scum and Geelong were constantly under pressure to make up the difference.

  4. 6 hours ago, haz said:

    With Victory being so low on the table, I can't see the derby being forfeited. 

    The APL will not want Victory missing out on the finals and will need them to get as much points as they can. 

    If the APL has any integrity and balls at all, they will call the game for us. Complete and utter disgrace otherwise.

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  5. On 02/01/2023 at 3:35 PM, recyclosaurusrex said:

    Wonder how the derby will play into this one...


    On 03/01/2023 at 11:43 AM, The Aardvark said:

    I guess incomplete matches don't count towards the tally, which is fair enough. 


    On 03/01/2023 at 12:06 PM, Jovan said:

    Just as Oneils goal will never be recorded,  which is a real pity because it was a nice one.

    tbf only 20 min was played.  how can it count against macca (agreed that it sucks for o'neill).  maybe when we get the 3-0, o'neill is allowed to keep his?

  6. 20 minutes ago, Mr MO said:

    If I remember correctly, Fornaroli was brought in as an injury replacement for Spiranovic, with the latter being fit again does that mean Bruno is released?

    yes, it was an injury replacement deal - IIRC that was simply to get him in the door.  the intention from there was that they were going to give a proper contract in the new year

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  7. 6 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

    It is for two games - at this stage. Not good I agree, but let's keep it in perspective. And unfortunately, unless the hotheads can be controlled from within the Terrace, it's what clubs will be forced to do.

    As I said, I fully appreciate the active bay area being closed. The example has been made and active members get a consequence in that it's not business as usual - we have to sit elsewhere and we fuck ourselves even further if there's any more trouble (particularly if there's trouble at the next few games)

    But to effectively ban hundreds of members until further notice (these two games are part of interim decisions - nothing say it won't be longer) for a very selective few is fucked. Of which, did this ever happen to WSW or Victory when their supporters did this in the past ? Total bullshit

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  8. So to be clear, the hundreds of active members get royally fucked because of a few fucknuts our end and the tards (not us) storming the pitch?

    I fully appreciate the active bay being closed. But when was the last time all active bay members were told fuck off for future games due to flares or shitty tifos?

    Fucking shithousery from the club 

    So pissed off

    And fuck you to the selfish pricks who threw flares 

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