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Agreed, forget the wage; his injury record alone shoukd be a turn off especially when European players struggle on our hard pitches

Is Jack Wilshere on his way to the Newcastle Jets?

winner winner chicken dinner

Is your A-League side's manager safe, or under the pump in 2021-22?

of course other sides were interested in smith, you know why? hes australian, young and on less than 70K a year – you’d be silly to not be remotely interested in that lol

i’ve given you the reason he was cut by adelaide, but if you think mariners get a tune out of him; you’re going to have egg on your face.

im assuming you know about the assault case on tonyik? its not your usual punch the guy in the face type of deal. Its involving a female and if found guilty, the kind that will get him several years behind bars.

you wanna know why tonyik was cut from adelaide when he was the youth team captain in his mid teens? its because he hung around well known local criminals.

scheduling favoured NSW teams last season, theres no denying that. several games in a row in your home state multiple times in the season, as opposed to travelling to brisbane/adelaide/perth/melbourne every second week played a major role in NSW teams doing so well last season with momentum- in particular the mariners.

im not being negative on the mariners in the slightest, im being a realist.

teams like the mariners, newcastle, adelaide, brisbane (to an extent in the last few seasons) shouldn’t be challenging for anything given our budget restrictions.

forget the big teams, compare your starting XI on paper to any of the teams around the same level of budget (so the 3 i mentioned above) its not better than any of them.

but like i said, if scheduling is tilted towards NSW teams again – you might be able to go on a run and rack up points early, if not you’ll be be finishing in the bottom 3 places – feel free to quote me on any of this when we’re in the actual season 🙂

Is your A-League side's manager safe, or under the pump in 2021-22?

hes always had the skillset, unfortuantely corica prefers to play OAPs rathern than youngsters

ivanovic has multiple serbian superliga teams still watching him, theyve been keeping a close eye on him since his junior days. One was about to try and take him from bonnyrigg, but they went with a different player instead

if he has a semi decent season, he’ll be gone by the end of it

Is your A-League side's manager safe, or under the pump in 2021-22?

smiths defending is poor, he was targeted each week by the opposition and was directly involved in several goals being conceded

his confidence was shot to bits and then he had the awful injury that kept him out for several weeks before regaining some level of form in the NPL – unfortunately he’s not an a league standard player.

you’ve also got another ex adelaide boy (tonyik) who is still under investigation for that assault, which forced him to miss the olympics – so who knows how that impacts the team dynamic defensively.

i dont know how you can be so confident/optimistic when you look at the first XI of players you listed down

the only thing that might save the mariners is if the scheduling heavily favours NSW teams again, then you might be able to go on a run and rack up points earlier rather than later

Is your A-League side's manager safe, or under the pump in 2021-22?

im not stirring any pot. I made a prediction based on what i know of the player and how brisbane will likely play with him at the point end of the final third

the ffa cup is a serious competition, the lineup brisbane put out shows you they want to win it (and so they should, its a big trophy)

the power are the best NPL team in the nation and they did have some good moments against a near full strength roar team.

But at the end of the day its still pre season and teams are trying to build fitness.

Brissy scored 13 goals in another pre season match recently, but that doesnt mean theyre going to score goals for fun in the a league.

I wouldnt read too much into any results at this stage of pre season when some a league teams have only played 1 trial match and havent even finalised there squads yet – or have to cope with bizzare things like interstate/overseas recruits only allowed into the state last week (like 4 of adelaides players)

if you think lescano will score 10-15 goals this season and be the answer to the central striking issues you’ve had since the glory days of berisha and van dijk, then you’re gravely mistaken

most teams in the league havent got a 10-15 goal season central striker.

To win the league you need one of those – brisbane dont have one, adelaide dont have one and 7 other clubs also are missing one of those. City, sydney and macarthur all have one though

Is your A-League side's manager safe, or under the pump in 2021-22?

clubs full of anti vaxers that don’t even try to hide it lol then you factor in Hemeds religious views and how fans have slaughtered him and the club online, – wanderers are must see TV this season, but not in the good way lol

i cant see them making the 6, theres too many off field issues they are going to battle

Is your A-League side's manager safe, or under the pump in 2021-22?

some of you interstaters saying veart is under pressure which is absolute false information. He is as safe as kisnorbo is this season even if things dont go to plan on the pitch

He’s working with the lowest budget the clubs had in years. Its very close to the lowest budget in the league this season – if newcastle and mariners recruit a couple more decent players in the $150-$300K bracket, adelaide will move to the bottom of the pile for the first time in a league history in terms of budget spend

even with isaias coming in and moving our average age up from the youngest squad last season to current third youngest this season (25.1), there is zero pressure on veart and adelaide this season in general

Is your A-League side's manager safe, or under the pump in 2021-22?

half that squad supports rubbish like Primod lol

Is your A-League side's manager safe, or under the pump in 2021-22?

garcia wont be under pressure, tony sage knows that team need a reboot

i saw a crazy stat the other day about the glory. Out of any team in the league, they played the least amount of homegrown players (eg born in perth) they were also in the bottom 3 for homegrown players that scored goals last season

would expect more WA kids to be given a chance this season

Is your A-League side's manager safe, or under the pump in 2021-22?

aloisi has the best young starting forward line in the league, they’ll score goals – its a question if the other end of the field can keep them out.
lol you surely cant be judging lescano on a 10 minute cameo against a team that was pulling up with cramps for the last 20 mins of the match.
im still sticking with my pre season prediction on him and how the roar will play with him in the side.
english is my second language, but yes lumbering is the correct word i used to describe him, he’s 6’2 and not lighting fast lol

Is your A-League side's manager safe, or under the pump in 2021-22?

there is only 1 coach under pressue and thats robinson

they were one of the biggest spenders last year and missed the 6 with a more than capable squad, if it wasnt a covid ravaged season i think he wouldve got sacked – he should’ve regardless, any club of that size that underperforms badly has to sack the coach.

in terms of coachs not under pressure who are likely to be sacked, i’d say its montgomery. The mariners will be fighting for the spoon this season.

however if the scheduling is biased towards NSW teams (like it was last season) and id say it will be again since wellington will have to play in NSW for majority of the season – then they might get on a run of results.

garcia is under pressure to play local WA youth (perth had the least amount of local youth last season out of any a league team

i think corica is under very mild pressure to play younger players, recruitment has been ‘interesting’ so far

Is your A-League side's manager safe, or under the pump in 2021-22?

thats the thing most people are missing, mourinho has never been known for blooding much youth in his coaching career.

its fairly significant for the kid to be already training with the first team though.

however he wont displace pellegrini in mourinhos line up, mkhitaryans playing out on the left to accommodate pelligrini at attacking mid

roma look really strong so far this season, volpatos going to need to bide his time. – keep on scoring goals for the 18’s

Cristian Volpato is set to tear it up for AS Roma – and possibly turn his back on Australia

i know bash, we’ve shared information over the years. Hes very forthright (alot more than me, and im pretty damn forthright lol) when it comes to australian youth

His viewpoints on the system and set up in australia are eerily similar to mine

i think even he would admit he’s not overly well liked by a league clubs because of his aggressive views and the feelings are more than mutual lol

He’s got a solid success rate, but the last thing we need are more kids in this country being hyped up at such a young age.

100% attack sydney/wanderers for letting volpato go, hhhhhhhhhhowever bash knows that a league clubs look for certain charteristics and if a player doesnt meet them, they will be discarded.

and just because volpatos training with the roma first team, doesn’t mean he’ll break through – a lot of 16/17/18 year old kids in these big clubs junior system train with the first team

potential is there though, up to him to take it now

Cristian Volpato is set to tear it up for AS Roma – and possibly turn his back on Australia

id assume he still does (looking like a flamboyant bikie lol), his annoying wife is part of that left wing show on 10, the project

'You can't bluff football fans': Rushden makes Stan debut alongside Bozza and Foz as UCL kicks off

why would you want to watch man utd, real madrid or barcelona? there is nothing relatable for australians with teams like that

when you can watch edge hill vs gold coast tonight in the FFA Cup on 10 play? featuring players who work regular jobs and play football for the love of the game 🙂

'You can't bluff football fans': Rushden makes Stan debut alongside Bozza and Foz as UCL kicks off

it’s your money, at the end of the day you can do what you want with it. Several subscriptions is just silly though lol

kayo + optus + stan will cost you $40-$60 a month to watch epl, bundesliga, serie a, la liga, ligue 1, champions league, europa league, euro qualifiers, south american qualifiers

as opposed to illegal streams that are free

i’d rather my money goes towards the good of the game here in australia – EG grass roots, NPL & a league

stan is not for the good of the game IMO, especially at the price point they are charging, 🙂

'You can't bluff football fans': Rushden makes Stan debut alongside Bozza and Foz as UCL kicks off

he’s no certainty to ‘make it’, plenty of kids travel all over the world and never make it. All volpato has to do is look at de silva as a warning sign

the big difference is volpato has totti as his agent, who is a saint in rome – He’s in very good hands with totti vouching for him and also wearing the mythical #10 jersey at Roma

Cristian Volpato is set to tear it up for AS Roma – and possibly turn his back on Australia

fairly close to my pre gam prediction lol

roar didn’t even need to get out of a second gear, it was good that the power had a crack at them in the second half at least when brissy took thier foot of the pedal.

The best NPL team in the nation, was made to look like a sunday amatuer league team. I still dont think people realise that the NPL and a league are miles apart especially fitness wise.

brissy have been in pre season training for a few weeks, but looked so much fitter compared to a team that has played 20 games and still is in season

'Let the game flow': How VAR changes have brought back the tackle

how accurate was that prediction? haha 🙂

How should Australian football use the new media deal to grow the game?

city outskirts, still technically west though lol. But yeah thats an error by me

Cristian Volpato is set to tear it up for AS Roma – and possibly turn his back on Australia

campbelltown and camperdown are both in the west arent they (campbelltowns obviously further west)?
abbotsford is also west, closer to the city though right? so yeah thats an error on my behalf, because that would be sydneys gravy train then

Cristian Volpato is set to tear it up for AS Roma – and possibly turn his back on Australia

Is he really ‘ours’ though? he was born in italy, yes he spent his formative junior years in australia.

I’ve always been a big believer that you should always play for the country of your birth. Fifa have made it far too easy to change nationallities these days, it should be several years (which volpato qualifies for any way, so no issues there)

looks like my piece was chopped and changed, certain paragraphs are missing and have been edited.

i think the bigger talking point in all this, let me get shouty now haha is “2 A LEAGUE CLUBS PASSED OVER HIM”……

not 2 a leagues with minimal resources like central coast, adelaide or newcastle. 2 of the biggest clubs in the league with the best resources passed on the kid.

this is just another example of the wider spread systematic problems within the youth systems between 12-18 year olds in australia and how clubs recruit

Cristian Volpato is set to tear it up for AS Roma – and possibly turn his back on Australia

cahills probably struggling to pay for the monthly upkeep of his 80,000 ft mansion on victoria road in Formby

needs that dirty fifa money lol

Has brand Tim Cahill now become brand FIFA?

i’ve mentioned a couple times to you, that a change of scenery will do wonders for DWH, i dont think brisbane played to his strengths in the past couple seasons.
He was always highly rated by me and adelaide did have a passing interest in him several years ago, but then the explosion of african australian players happened and the club never followed through.
he’ll do a job for western united just you wait and see (quote me on that) lol
brissy were never gonna compete with the financial package western offered him – shake his hand, pat him on the back, wish him well and thanks for his service, move onto the next talented kid, – rinse repeast
welcome to the school of thought of the mariners and adelaide lol
lots of wingers at brisbane, but you’re still crying out for a 10+ goal season centre forward (same issue for half the league unfortunately)
lets see if my off season prediction of lescano comes true in terms of how little goals he’ll score and how brisbane will play with him in attack ????

How has your club tackled this A-League off-season? Part 1

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