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Everything posted by fensaddler

  1. We're going to have a bigger than ideal turnover before next season. Several of our best moving on, others likely to be moved on or retire. This with ACL on the horizon means we're both going to need to bring through a number of the best youngsters, and make some key signings. Midfield and defence are both likely to need attention.
  2. Seemed bigger. Perhaps because we sit close to Active and there was a bigger than usual turnout there. Not the numbers that the football deserves.
  3. Who of us would have thought, just a few weeks ago, that we'd be heading into the finals with a wet sail and finding ominous form, whilst Adelaide caught a massive dose of the yips?
  4. Leckie as the 10 would be tasty... But I'd be playing Talbot. I've seen more good than bad.
  5. Imagine the team we'd have if we'd have been able to keep all these players who've moved on to bigger things....
  6. Topor-Stanley has announced his retirement so this is likely to be his last home match. Think he's been a decent player and we should join in whatever applause and acknowledgement there is for him.
  7. Felt it was a good pod. Genuine positive comment about the threepeat and lots of props for Bos.
  8. I haven't gone back and done a semantic analysis of the article, but I don't recall reading it as negative. I was just glad someone wrote an article about our three peat.
  9. And on the day they get booted from the finals. Now only the wooden spoon to go...
  10. So deservedly, it was Jordy Bos's rocket which won the plate.
  11. Tarneit one up. Be still my beating heart.
  12. A win for either Sydney or Perth tomorrow will finally kill off Victory's laughable finals hopes. Just don't want a draw...
  13. A good coach means a club achieves things it would not have done otherwise, that it punches above its weight. If I use an example from my home town club in the UK, I'd cite Dean Smith. A former player at Walsall, he came back to manage the club and had it right in the mix for automatic promotion from League 1 to the Championship before he left for bigger things at Brentford, Aston Villa, Norwich and now Leicester. After he left, Walsall slipped down League 1, and last season were at serious risk of relegation from League 2. Also worth noting that whilst he was manager, Walsall equalled its record run of consecutive losses (thirteen as I recall) before he was able to build success. So sometimes a good manager needs patience whilst they build the platform for success.
  14. Caputo would win it! 5 minutes per point...
  15. And I hope fervently that he stays with us...
  16. I suspect that they've realised that too overt a connection to Man City actually drives support away. Will actually put off many British migrants like me because we've no love of Man City, and the whole mini Man City thing also reminds about the downside of the takeover, the loss of name and colours, and the continued failure to understand the clubs character and history.
  17. Perm any one from about five or six. Think I'm going for 2 Maclaren 1 Glover Tough on Tilio, Nabbout, Bos, O'Neill...
  18. If it doesn't happen one way or the other next weekend when we're away in Gosford, then it'll be at our own gaff against Tarneit United. We should pack the away end, make a racket and win the league. Presentation of the plate at the match against WSW.
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