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JoyfulPenguin

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Joseph Forde not getting any minutes for Waterford in the Irish first division, might be good fullback cover for next season?
 

Huddo

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Irish first division is pretty average. If you can't make it there you are probably not good enough for us.

We have Storm, Doka, Faz, Magaris, Sasha and Smith already.

I'm moving to NI in a couple of months, watched a bit of north Irish football, it's comparable, I'd say the standard is at NSW NPL level.
 

Wombat

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I'm moving to NI in a couple of months, watched a bit of north Irish football, it's comparable, I'd say the standard is at NSW NPL level.
This is Eire not N.I. Ireland should be slightly stronger than N.I but not much.
 

Huddo

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This is Eire not N.I. Ireland should be slightly stronger than N.I but not much.

After watching both, there is minimal difference. Between the 2.

Most of the time if there is a All Ireland trophy being contested ( as does happen intermittently) the result is always pretty tight.
 

JoyfulPenguin

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If we're losing Dan Hall and after a pre-season none of Nathan Paull, Andre Parkes, Cher Deng or Parker Williams are ready to step up yet, would Lachlan Jackson be a good replacement?

Not getting the most minutes at Suwon and is now a good age (29) for a centre back. Jonathan Aspropotamitis is in the same boat at Pohang.
 

Huddo

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If we're losing Dan Hall and after a pre-season none of Nathan Paull, Andre Parkes, Cher Deng or Parker Williams are ready to step up yet, would Lachlan Jackson be a good replacement?

Not getting the most minutes at Suwon and is now a good age (29) for a centre back. Jonathan Aspropotamitis is in the same boat at Pohang.

Is there anyone in NPL standing out, even amongst opposition, Blacktown, Marconi and Rochdale all have very strong defensive records
 

Rising Sun

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If we're losing Dan Hall and after a pre-season none of Nathan Paull, Andre Parkes, Cher Deng or Parker Williams are ready to step up yet, would Lachlan Jackson be a good replacement?

Not getting the most minutes at Suwon and is now a good age (29) for a centre back. Jonathan Aspropotamitis is in the same boat at Pohang.
The last 3 are all potential first graders but not next season. Paull would benefit from a good run in the NPL. I hope we are not relying him coming good in a few pre-season games.

Given he has struggled to play a full 90 at times when bombing up and down the wing, what about converting Storm to a CB? Although that would still leave a gap at RB, I think Doka needs to be in MF and Sasha won't be ready after so long out.

Faz is another option if he stays and we have signed Mauragis. And there is also my annual (futile) plea to bring back Glassock, although I am not even sure where he is playing these days, seems to have disappeared from his Malaysian club.

Personally I would be using some of that AFC money to make sure both Dan and Brian stay and make this discussion moot.
 

Allreet?

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After watching both, there is minimal difference. Between the 2.

Most of the time if there is a All Ireland trophy being contested ( as does happen intermittently) the result is always pretty tight.
I played with a guy in the 90s who'd played professionally in Ireland. He was a decent player but nothing special in Gladesville Hornsby AA2.
 

VonBowellski

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I overheard an interesting conversation on the train up to gosford, who would take the treble this year if it meant the next 5 years were average ot shit years, but the club was financially succefully due to all the player sales etc?
 

adz

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less than desirable results but still be financially viable

I'm not sure that these two things actually go together? They make money by selling players. If there are no good players to sell, no money.

Personally I wouldn't expect to be premiership/championship winners every year, but I expect to be having a mix of experienced players and youngsters coming through and a decent standard kept so that the players can actually be sold for a decent amount.
 

Spacks

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I'm not sure that these two things actually go together? They make money by selling players. If there are no good players to sell, no money.

Personally I wouldn't expect to be premiership/championship winners every year, but I expect to be having a mix of experienced players and youngsters coming through and a decent standard kept so that the players can actually be sold for a decent amount.
Desirable results meaning premiership/championship, if we can get top 6 every year that would be my minimum expectations after selling our good players after 2 years of dominance.
 

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