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Well that was such a Heart/City way to end the season. Leave the worst game to last... Mr "uNLucKy" got very lucky last night with us winning the grand final for him. 

Overall the season was acceptable. We were arguably the best team during the regular season. Although we could have wrapped up the Premier plate much earlier we still did it under a fair bit of pressure. 

First ACL campaign and we went undefeated and only missed out on the round of 16 due to one team pulling out. For the first time competing we did alright. 

Grand final was definitely a very dissapointing performance and highlighted our weaknesses throughout the season. 

I expect the players to have a good hard look at themselves and hopefully the coaching team will too... 

We will likely be playing competitive football again with the Australia Cup round of 32 likely to be running in July. 

 

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Couldn't agree more..

Looking ahead at our squad it seems like Colacovski is going to be leaving and you can't blame him considering the lack of game time he gets. I really hope he stays but unfortunately I don't see it happening.

 

Jamo - I honestly feel his days are done and we play so much better when Bos is in his position. The only reason he continues to start is because of the arm band he wears. Bos provides a spark just like Atkinson did.

 

Glover - he has been so hit and miss since the 2020 Grand Final where he absolutely tore it up. I think we need to at bare minimum sign up a decent quality keeper.

 

With Metcalfe going to Germany we need to sign up a decent creative midfielder. Berenguer probably had his best season with us prior to being injured and you knew he wasn't going to come back and play as he did straight after returning from Injury.

 

Leckie seems to play alot more freely when he takes up that CAM position than he does on the Wing.

 

I would happily play a back 4 of Bos/Good/Nuno/Galloway seeing as we most likely won't keep Jenkinson.

 

Midfield obviously we have the likes of O'Neil and Berenguer but that is where it ends..

 

Up front Jmac, Leckie and Nabbout with Tilio coming off the bench. Would almost put Leckie in that CAM position with Berenguer and O'Neil and play Tilio and Nabbout up front with Jmac..

 

Just my 2 cents worth.. dissapointing end to the season and a shame that there isn't as much emphasis on finishing on top of the ladder as there is winning the Grand Final.. any other league around the World you are Champions finishing the season on top. Unfortunately in Australia there is so much emphasis on a Finals series because of the AFL and NRL. 

 

Overall a successful season. Back to back premiers, undefeated in our first ever ACL campaign and only eliminated because of some Mickey Mouse rule because of a club who pulled out.. Qualified again for ACL and Jmac winning the Golden Boot. Still a season to be proud of the boys! COYCB ❤🤍💙

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3 minutes ago, heart1011 said:

Couldn't agree more..

Looking ahead at our squad it seems like Colacovski is going to be leaving and you can't blame him considering the lack of game time he gets. I really hope he stays but unfortunately I don't see it happening.

 

Jamo - I honestly feel his days are done and we play so much better when Bos is in his position. The only reason he continues to start is because of the arm band he wears. Bos provides a spark just like Atkinson did.

 

Glover - he has been so hit and miss since the 2020 Grand Final where he absolutely tore it up. I think we need to at bare minimum sign up a decent quality keeper.

 

With Metcalfe going to Germany we need to sign up a decent creative midfielder. Berenguer probably had his best season with us prior to being injured and you knew he wasn't going to come back and play as he did straight after returning from Injury.

 

Leckie seems to play alot more freely when he takes up that CAM position than he does on the Wing.

 

I would happily play a back 4 of Bos/Good/Nuno/Galloway seeing as we most likely won't keep Jenkinson.

 

Midfield obviously we have the likes of O'Neil and Berenguer but that is where it ends..

 

Up front Jmac, Leckie and Nabbout with Tilio coming off the bench. Would almost put Leckie in that CAM position with Berenguer and O'Neil and play Tilio and Nabbout up front with Jmac..

 

Just my 2 cents worth.. dissapointing end to the season and a shame that there isn't as much emphasis on finishing on top of the ladder as there is winning the Grand Final.. any other league around the World you are Champions finishing the season on top. Unfortunately in Australia there is so much emphasis on a Finals series because of the AFL and NRL. 

 

Overall a successful season. Back to back premiers, undefeated in our first ever ACL campaign and only eliminated because of some Mickey Mouse rule because of a club who pulled out.. Qualified again for ACL and Jmac winning the Golden Boot. Still a season to be proud of the boys! COYCB ❤🤍💙

I would say you have echoed the thoughts of most of our fans. There will be some that will disagree but overall a good season. 

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6 hours ago, haz said:

Anyone know when we should expect the season's fixtures to be released?

During the March

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7 hours ago, haz said:

Anyone know when we should expect the season's fixtures to be released?

Irrespective of the league fixture, our first match will almost certainly be the Australia Cup match on 22nd August up in Newcastle. https://melbournecityfc.com.au/news/australia-cup-city-to-begin-campaign-in-early-august

We need to start well in this. We nearly tripped up against Edgeworth so we can't take Newcastle Olympic lightly.

For me the big question now is whether there are any further signings in the pipeline. IMO we need to replace Griff (assuming he's finished with us although there's no confirmation of that so far).

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24 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

Jeez, the pitch has got more bumps than the cobblestones in the Tour de France. City two up after a few minutes.

 

New season and still no midfield. Gomulka and Berenguer starting.

1-2.

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8 minutes ago, Mr MO said:

New season and still no midfield. Gomulka and Berenguer starting.

1-2.

2-2 now.

Ironic isn't it? MV play Manchester United at the MCG and we play Dandenong on a cow paddock.

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Just now, icantthinkofacoolname said:

Not so sure we can really draw any conclusions from this one, but good to get some minutes in the legs 

Not sure that we can even go that far because we played mainly NPL players, especially in the second half.

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26 minutes ago, icantthinkofacoolname said:

Not so sure we can really draw any conclusions from this one, but good to get some minutes in the legs 

Well I can conclude that Glover by foot hasn’t improved. Mostly put his team mates in trouble with pass outs.

Mostly NPL players for us.

Hard pitch to play our style of football on.

Poor long balls from Gomulka.

Non of our A-League players stood out at this point in pre-season.

Good work out, on to the next game!

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I don't know why we're still passing the bloody ball back to Glover. Quite a few of those in the second half put him under pressure as did his subsequent pass out. Didn't see much from Berenguer either.

As I opined previously, the pitch was a disgrace. I'm surprised that we agreed to play on it. Perhaps we could provide Dandenong with a roller if they can't fund one themselves.

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9 minutes ago, Mr MO said:

Well I can conclude that Glover by foot hasn’t improved. Mostly put his team mates in trouble with pass outs.

Mostly NPL players for us.

Hard pitch to play our style of football on.

Poor long balls from Gomulka.

Non our A-League players stood out at this point in pre-season.

Good work out, on to the next game!

Fabulous ball to the wing by Gomulka made the third goal...

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