2021/22 Squad Speculation, Confirmation and Mutual Termination

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 Yea but if someone has pace, can score, and is in the prime of their career, it's unlikely they're playing in the a league. 
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Kiwis still stranded in New South Wales during the growing Covid - 19 outbreak will be given another opportunity to come home.

Five-hundred-and-thirty additional managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) rooms would be set aside in Auckland from July 28 to August 8.

Edit: David Ball just put up a new Instagram story and Is out with his wife at Charley Noble Wellington so must have made it back a while ago 

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Getting the odd feeling we will be hearing news about the mutual contract termination of Steven Taylor soon due to the covid uncertainty. 
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Unlikely for that reason. When he left the first time no one knew if the A League was even going to play. We can be certain it will this time, the world is working around the virus now.
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Getting the odd feeling we will be hearing news about the mutual contract termination of Steven Taylor soon due to the covid uncertainty. 
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We will probably get a good gauge of how things are going to be six months from now by observing the general public consequences of the "Freedom Day" relaxation of rules in UK.   If infection rates stay as they are now then it might be tempting to return to "life as usual" elsewhere too, especially with high vaccination rates.  If things spike up again in UK, we know it is back to square one.
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We will probably get a good gauge of how things are going to be six months from now by observing the general public consequences of the "Freedom Day" relaxation of rules in UK.   If infection rates stay as they are now then it might be tempting to return to "life as usual" elsewhere too, especially with high vaccination rates.  If things spike up again in UK, we know it is back to square one.


It’s going to be the latter. It’s lunacy. 
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We will probably get a good gauge of how things are going to be six months from now by observing the general public consequences of the "Freedom Day" relaxation of rules in UK.   If infection rates stay as they are now then it might be tempting to return to "life as usual" elsewhere too, especially with high vaccination rates.  If things spike up again in UK, we know it is back to square one.
Spike up?! It's 50,000 per day now. How much of a "spike" do you want?
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Main short term issue for the club will be trying to figure out what season memberships look like. Teams like Sydney have their season pass on sale now.
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Main short term issue for the club will be trying to figure out what season memberships look like. Teams like Sydney have their season pass on sale now.


You'd think that it will have to be a regular membership + full online access to cover themselves.  I will be amazed if we see games here this side of Christmas, but I am hoping I'm wrong.
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Ryan
Main short term issue for the club will be trying to figure out what season memberships look like. Teams like Sydney have their season pass on sale now.


You'd think that it will have to be a regular membership + full online access to cover themselves.  I will be amazed if we see games here this side of Christmas, but I am hoping I'm wrong.
Maybe with the option to buy ticket packs or discounts on tickets when the team returns.
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The longer it gets drawn out for whether Uffie and the Australian contingent can get MIQ spots, the greater chance they’ll probably stay in Australia, as it isn’t too long before the FFA Cup game, and wouldn’t make much sense to do 2 weeks MIQ in Wellington to then fly back to Australia right afterwards (and possible another 2 weeks if they come back)



But, worth noting that Giancarlo extended his contract just a few days ago so you'd imagine he and Talay are committed.
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Some domestic players invited in to trial? Or will they need to wait until Talay crosses the Tasman.
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Some domestic players invited in to trial? Or will they need to wait until Talay crosses the Tasman.
The return of Charles 'Trialist' Lokoli-ngoy, perhaps?
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We will probably get a good gauge of how things are going to be six months from now by observing the general public consequences of the "Freedom Day" relaxation of rules in UK.   If infection rates stay as they are now then it might be tempting to return to "life as usual" elsewhere too, especially with high vaccination rates.  If things spike up again in UK, we know it is back to square one.
Spike up?! It's 50,000 per day now. How much of a "spike" do you want?

If it is high infection rate but low hospitalisation rate and relatively few deaths then I imagine Hooray Boris will be keeping things open, at least that is my guess.
Personally though I think that the large pool of people carrying infection in UK  may lead to emergence of new mutations which may in turn cause higher morbidity / mortality, in which case lockdowns and restrictions will return.

However, I am not all that certain of what would happen, because UK is actually vaccinating their population rapidly which may keep the worst scenarios well at bay, for most, despite the infection (spread) rate.   

This in contrast is also the reason that NZ will continue with closed borders (relatively speaking) for a while still, as our vaccination rate is slow by OECD standards.  A large outbreak here would strain (pardon the pun) our resources immediately, just with the ICU beds alone.  It is cheaper to let people stay in MIQ, without paying, than hospitalising them, also for free.
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If the majority of the popn are double vaccinated and “feel safe”, good luck trying to enforce any future lockdowns in the UK, even if the death rate climbs. ie hard to put the Genie back in the bottle now. The world stands back and watches with interest
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Are we getting a new kit design this year??
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Are we getting a new kit design this year??
Supposed to be a new one every season with Paladin.
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Are we getting a new kit design this year??
Supposed to be a new one every season with Paladin.

About time we went back to a proper stripey design
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Are we getting a new kit design this year??
Supposed to be a new one every season with Paladin.

About time we went back to a proper stripey design

Well the skid mark one was horrible. Mega Bonus were the Teal and the Red tops. Keep them, get a new Home shirt which I would love to see in the same design as the Teal top. Someone on here did a mock up and it looked awesome.
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Wrong thread but... Loving watching Rudan, Uffie, Corica, Popovic and Co losing to Nix in 2007 on Sky at moment. Nix centre backs Karl Dodd, Steven O'Dor.

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Some domestic players invited in to trial? Or will they need to wait until Talay crosses the Tasman.
The return of Charles 'Trialist' Lokoli-ngoy, perhaps?
No point trialing without Uffie being here to see, which is the main flaw in this 'Marc Marino to the Nix' rumour someone in South Australia is trying to start atm.
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Wrong thread but... Loving watching Rudan, Uffie, Corica, Popovic and Co losing to Nix in 2007 on Sky at moment. Nix centre backs Karl Dodd, Steven O'Dor.


Its all good, this thread discusses anything other than transfer speculation at the moment 
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Oi Oi Edgecumbe

Wrong thread but... Loving watching Rudan, Uffie, Corica, Popovic and Co losing to Nix in 2007 on Sky at moment. Nix centre backs Karl Dodd, Steven O'Dor.


Its all good, this thread discusses anything other than transfer speculation at the moment 
Lack of transfer speculation I guess!
What about Ivanovich. Probably has good relationship with Uffie after his time at Sydney. Definitely an upgrade on Muratovic and Lochalingoy. Would challenge Ben Waine / Josh Sotiro for a place in the team. 
Would have to be a good signing for us.
Edit. Sounds like he's off to The Roar.
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Oi Oi Edgecumbe

Wrong thread but... Loving watching Rudan, Uffie, Corica, Popovic and Co losing to Nix in 2007 on Sky at moment. Nix centre backs Karl Dodd, Steven O'Dor.


Its all good, this thread discusses anything other than transfer speculation at the moment 
Lack of transfer speculation I guess!
What about Ivanovich. Probably has good relationship with Uffie after his time at Sydney. Definitely an upgrade on Muratovic and Lochalingoy. Would challenge Ben Waine / Josh Sotiro for a place in the team. 
Would have to be a good signing for us.
Edit. Sounds like he's off to The Roar.


I was hoping for the same tbh. 
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Nix stuck in Aus: Ufuk, Giancarlo, Sotirio, Laws, Taylor
Nix at Olympics: Waine, Lewis, Sutton, Old, Paulsen, Piscopo
Nix in NZ: Payne, Ball, Rufer, Fenton
Nix in MIQ: Hooper

Don't know where Sail and McGarry are (assuming one of them are in AUS and other in NZ).

So we only have 5 NZ based players. Wow
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Nix stuck in Aus: Ufuk, Giancarlo, Sotirio, Laws, Taylor
Nix at Olympics: Waine, Lewis, Sutton, Old, Paulsen, Piscopo
Nix in NZ: Payne, Ball, Rufer, Fenton
Nix in MIQ: Hooper

Don't know where Sail and McGarry are (assuming one of them are in AUS and other in NZ).

So we only have 5 NZ based players. Wow

Not ideal - probably chuck them in to train with the LHAFC boys for a bit as they look to get ready for the first iteration of the new national League. Not much point having Greenie run sessions for 5 blokes!
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No more Rufer to Coventry rumours?
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Nix stuck in Aus: Ufuk, Giancarlo, Sotirio, Laws, Taylor
Nix at Olympics: Waine, Lewis, Sutton, Old, Paulsen, Piscopo
Nix in NZ: Payne, Ball, Rufer, Fenton
Nix in MIQ: Hooper

Don't know where Sail and McGarry are (assuming one of them are in AUS and other in NZ).

So we only have 5 NZ based players. Wow
Wasn't there something similar to this last pre-season?
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No more Rufer to Coventry rumours?

Nope, appears to be no truth in that. 

Only rumours with good sauces are that we are trying for a Aus/NZ CB + DM & Visa striker + #10.
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I would much rather have new signings announced now rather than later so that they can come and do their MIQ bit. Seems like it is going to be a very long time before the whole squad can get together. 
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I would much rather have new signings announced now rather than later so that they can come and do their MIQ bit. Seems like it is going to be a very long time before the whole squad can get together. 

I'd expect announcements to come after medicals and MIQs have been completed, not before - Hooper the exception as he's more of a known quantity and the deal was done very early.
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I would much rather have new signings announced now rather than later so that they can come and do their MIQ bit. Seems like it is going to be a very long time before the whole squad can get together. 

Don't we have to start paying players as soon as they are signed. I thought that was one of the reasons in the past why we leave it until closer to the season so we can save a bit of money.
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I think given MIQ restrictions that medicals for overseas players will be done in their country either by flying our medical staff there or by using a trusted sports doctor over there. Can't see anyone wanting to spend 2 weeks in MIQ before they have even signed. 
Also I think we won't sign any visa players for another 3 or 4 weeks at least. Most European leagues are just starting preseason/are 1-3 weeks away from starting so we'll have to wait until the end of that merry go round before we know who is available. This is assuming we are looking europe/UK which is likely 
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Most of the speculation on here is around MIQ : (
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Most of the speculation on here is around MIQ : (

And I'll add to that, with news out of Sydney that a lockdown there until September is possible, maybe even likely.

Presume that means if Talay, Sotiro, Laws & co have to sit tight until then, which is really going to disrupt Nix's preseason, or if they do manage to get a reparation flight to NZ they are faced with 2 weeks hotel MIQ in NZ. The latter a slightly more desirable situation I guess.
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Pretty sure Ball is in Aussie?
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Pretty sure Ball is in Aussie?
Someone said a week ago, they saw an insta post from him in wgtn.
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Pretty sure Ball is in Aussie?
Someone said a week ago, they saw an insta post from him in wgtn.

Ball was out with his wife in Wellington. He was on holiday in Queensland previously so must have arrived back before things locked down 
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Pretty sure Ball is in Aussie?
Someone said a week ago, they saw an insta post from him in wgtn.

Ball was out with his wife in Wellington. He was on holiday in Queensland previously so must have arrived back before things locked down 
 
He’s definitely back. Share the same barber 
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Hope its Fentons brother 

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