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Central Coast Mariners Squad 2021/22

turbo

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All valid, but all levels of performance we could have had from an Aussie.

My view on visa players is they should be performing to a level higher than what we are able to source locally.

But not necessarily Aussies we could get with our reputation in the mud. Kim was a curious one for me, I felt we didn’t play him in a way that allowed us to get the best out of him. Did what we needed most rather than what he could do best.
 

Dobbie

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I included muller for the fact he was unwanted by other Aleague clubs, and it’s now Jan and we haven’t had a meaningful input from him. He has time to turn it around, but so far for a number of reasons hasn’t had an impact.
He's injured, he's old, goes with the territory.
 

Ads

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Kim was good, I don’t think we saw half of what he was capable of.

Like almost any player that makes top flight football, you need the players around you to be clicking and on the same page.


But not necessarily Aussies we could get with our reputation in the mud. Kim was a curious one for me, I felt we didn’t play him in a way that allowed us to get the best out of him. Did what we needed most rather than what he could do best.
 

Coastalraider

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Have you been living under a rock so far this season?!

Goddard is certainly a top 5 player on our roster so far this season.

Beni has put in solid performances.

What's your concern with these 2 guys?
None. I think Goddard will absolutely become a great visa signing, and Nkololo is likely to, but I want to see more. It’s hard to judge off a handful of games, but both seem to be headed in the right direction to be amongst the ‘ones that work out’.
 

Dobbie

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None. I think Goddard will absolutely become a great visa signing, and Nkololo is likely to, but I want to see more. It’s hard to judge off a handful of games, but both seem to be headed in the right direction to be amongst the ‘ones that work out’.
I have to remind myself that we plucked Nkololo from the French 2nd division. He's not your typical visa signing and has exceeded my expectations so far.
 

Pirate Pete

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I dont think he did. I might be talking shit but i think it was 14 in my memory but he scored some crackers! I watched him at training and his skill and touch were levels above most of the rest of the squad...shame he was a lazy fat c**t who could see his coach was also a lazy fat c**t.
Yes, I've just checked it. 14.
although some were crackers, I seem to recall quite a few were set pieces.
More energy used jogging back to the half way than used scoring them.
 

Pirate Pete

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I have to remind myself that we plucked Nkololo from the French 2nd division. He's not your typical visa signing and has exceeded my expectations so far.
2nd? I thought it was 3rd.
Just checked and the names of the divisions are a bit strange.
But it looks like 3rd division to me.
 

scottmac

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Watching the Sydney games back today ( cause no f**king Mariners content is killing me) and have to say that Moresche is a gun. Has a brilliant passing range a great shot and plays head up. If we did get another striker, I'd be devastated to not see the Latino brothers further their partnership as starters.
Id love to have that quality of striker though just hurting about what that costs.
 

pjennings

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Includes an update on Matty Simon


Published January 06, 2022 at 13:21:27
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DECEMBER/JANUARY UPDATE WITH KEN SCHEMBRI – HEAD OF FOOTBALL​


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As the COVID-19 situation has been constantly evolving, we sat down with our Head of Football Ken Schembri to discuss how the club is handling the rise in case numbers as well what the club is looking to do during the January Transfer Window.

Q. It’s been a tough period for the Mariners how is everyone holding up?

It has been a tough period for not just the club but all of the Central Coast I feel and over the Christmas period, the team was significantly impacted by COVID, however, thankfully, the majority are now on the mend.

Q. Are you able to tell us how many players and staff have tested positive?

Throughout the various points of testing that we have done, overall we have tallied 14 players and eight staff that have contracted the virus.

Q. What about the postponed games, what is the club doing or when are they going to be rescheduled?

The club is working with the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) to reschedule as soon as possible on a date that works for both clubs.

Q. What protocols are the Mariners upholing to prevent more players or staff contracting the virus and more games being called off?

Following the confirmation of multiple positive cases, we had the Centre of Excellence fully cleaned and disinfected. Along with this, upon the return to training, players who have yet to test positive to COVID-19 complete Rapid Antigen Tests every day on arrival. Outside of training, players are limiting social behaviours and attempting to avoid high risk settings.

Q. The players who were not positive, have they still been training?

With the rate that the infection was spreading through the club, the decision was made to totally shut down for seven days with all players self isolating at home. The club has since returned to normal training today.

Q. Moving away from the COVID situation, are we looking at bringing in any players during the transfer window?

We are constantly reviewing our situation and depending on long term injuries, we may consider looking at various options during this time.

Q. Currently sitting fourth after five matches played, is that where you ideally saw us sitting after this time?

At the time when the season was interupted we were happy with the progress that we had made however it will be difficult to judge with all teams being forced into this time without games. With a return to football against the Jets in a week, we will need to re start our season and continue to build momentum.

Our aim from the start of this season, along with the aim of every team, has been to make the finals.

Q. Are you happy reaching the FFA Cup Semi final?

The FFA Cup has been a great competition for us in the past and we are happy with our progress so far in this year’s edition. We are looking forward to seeing who we will play between Sydney and Brisbane.

Q. Any update on Matt Simon and when we will be seeing him back?

Matt sustained a neck injury and after being in a lot of pain, is recovering well after his operation. We will allow him all the time he needs to fully recover for such a serious operation and will welcome him back in due course.

Q. Anything else you want to say to the fans?

We are looking forward to our return to football in mid January and we really would like our fans to all come along and support our squad. Please all stay safe in these difficult COVID times and thank you once again for your continued support.

https://ccmariners.com.au/news/december-january-update-with-ken-schembri-head-of-football
 

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