2021/22 Squad Speculation, Confirmation and Mutual Termination

First Team Squad
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Ufuks the man
Napier Phoenix
He is a big unit isn’t he?


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He sure is 
Hell of a neck on him too
Marquee
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I think Domestar said on the YF Pod that they were actively pursuing 'a player potentially better than Davila", with some mention he was Latin American. It just obviously never got over the line.
First Team Squad
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Ufuks the man
Napier Phoenix
He is a big unit isn’t he?


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He sure is 
Hell of a neck on him too

Good lord, mans gonna thump a header top bins from 40 yards with that thing
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Bossi Insider
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coochiee
I think Domestar said on the YF Pod that they were actively pursuing 'a player potentially better than Davila", with some mention he was Latin American. It just obviously never got over the line.

Don't think Domey has been on the podcast for awhile. Dave is the one who said he heard about the rumour iirc.
Marquee
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NZPhoenixFan
"Wellington are in talks with another South American player to replace Ulises Davilla, who's better than Uli but not known to the league. No deal has been completed but its reasonably advanced this early in talks."  - A League Hub

More likely that Hemed will be leaving.

So had to look back. Was A League Hub, that touted some Latino, Davila replacement at the time.
Trialist
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However he never liked or commented on this post. Someone get Ben Waine to convince him to sign, maybe promise to trip over mannequins again 
Legend
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Dammit that could have run until the end of lockdown. There was some work going in to imagining that team. Maaan. 
Quick! To the new rumor mobile!
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Trialist
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have we signed the DM mannequin though, that is the more important question.
Starting XI
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I was looking forward to watching Taylor sledge him for playing for Sunderland during games... can imagine he'd throw some good banter mid game around that.
Marquee
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What's this Waine vs mannequin thing I'm hearing about? 
Trialist
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newzealandpower
What's this Waine vs mannequin thing I'm hearing about? 
When the Waine Train met the immovable object
https://www.instagram.com/p/CTTp7wopm-j/
Life and death
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I don’t buy that, the clip is not interesting enough to gather his attention on its own. He is our next major signing - balls my word….
Ufuks the man
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However he never liked or commented on this post. Someone get Ben Waine to convince him to sign, maybe promise to trip over mannequins again 
Starting XI
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In My Balls My Word I believe.
First Team Squad
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Napier Phoenix
I don’t buy that, the clip is not interesting enough to gather his attention on its own. He is our next major signing - balls my word….
Ufuks the man
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However he never liked or commented on this post. Someone get Ben Waine to convince him to sign, maybe promise to trip over mannequins again 
 The Instagram video has less than 6,000 views. Hardly likely for it to make its way around the world to him. Plus, he's only ever made 3 Instagram posts, so it's unlikely he's trawling through Instagram videos all day every day.

The speculation is back on!
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Marquee
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about 14 years
Has he liked them in Instagram?
Phoenix Academy
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Oska
Has he liked them in Instagram?
That's obviously the clincher.
Starting XI
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dunnix
Napier Phoenix
I don’t buy that, the clip is not interesting enough to gather his attention on its own. He is our next major signing - balls my word….
Ufuks the man
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However he never liked or commented on this post. Someone get Ben Waine to convince him to sign, maybe promise to trip over mannequins again 
 The Instagram video has less than 6,000 views. Hardly likely for it to make its way around the world to him. Plus, he's only ever made 3 Instagram posts, so it's unlikely he's trawling through Instagram videos all day every day.

The speculation is back on!

Only other clubs he follows are four of his former ones - Strasbourg, Lorient, Chateauroux and Alfortville - and Real Madrid. Call me crazy but I'm not quite ready to let go of this one. 

Wonder if Real fans are feeling the same?
First Team Squad
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mrsmiis
dunnix
Napier Phoenix
I don’t buy that, the clip is not interesting enough to gather his attention on its own. He is our next major signing - balls my word….
Ufuks the man
Screenshot_20210904-200745_Twitter.jpg 353.77 KB

However he never liked or commented on this post. Someone get Ben Waine to convince him to sign, maybe promise to trip over mannequins again 
 The Instagram video has less than 6,000 views. Hardly likely for it to make its way around the world to him. Plus, he's only ever made 3 Instagram posts, so it's unlikely he's trawling through Instagram videos all day every day.

The speculation is back on!

Only other clubs he follows are four of his former ones - Strasbourg, Lorient, Chateauroux and Alfortville - and Real Madrid. Call me crazy but I'm not quite ready to let go of this one. 

Wonder if Real fans are feeling the same?

Great replacement for Ramos or Varane, can't see their perfectly reasonable and level-headed fans having a problem with it either
Phoenix Academy
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over 6 years
Loose speculation earlier that Savvas Siatravanis could be an option.
He has signed with the Jets
Phoenix Academy
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almost 2 years
Ufuk had confirmed that Paulsen and Old would be with the first team this season. Can they just announce them already so that we can have more speculation
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Bossi Insider
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So the new CBA has been ratified & introduced 2 more outside the cap provisions.

So gonna need these 2 remaining visas to be rather good to compete with the teams with deeper pockets
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Legend
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RR
So the new CBA has been ratified & introduced 2 more outside the cap provisions.

So gonna need these 2 remaining visas to be rather good to compete with the teams with deeper pockets
Have to be realistic. We are going to have another season of basing ourselves in Aussie, which costs $. If we can stay afloat financially, that's a win.
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Trialist
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Since we haven't had any signing news and the closest was Lamine Kone, I did notice a comment on one of his posts asking him to come to the Phoenix and he has now liked it, which he hasn't done on most recent comments. Also he has directly liked or viewed 5 Nix instagram posts as recently as 2 days ago since following us but not the one of Waino falling that he supposedly followed us for and had put a like on a post 3 days previous to it. Not much to go on but I can only live in hope
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Bossi Insider
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Ufuks the man
Since we haven't had any signing news and the closest was Lamine Kone, I did notice a comment on one of his posts asking him to come to the Phoenix and he has now liked it, which he hasn't done on most recent comments. Also he has directly liked or viewed 5 Nix instagram posts as recently as 2 days ago since following us but not the one of Waino falling that he supposedly followed us for and had put a like on a post 3 days previous to it. Not much to go on but I can only live in hope

The Waine thing was a gag by AV cuz that was the most viral worthy post on the page. The rest of what AV said is the important part.
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Bossi Insider
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Well that is the minimum 18 man roster sorted

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WeeNix
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Unsurprising news, but boy it's nice to see some longer-term contracts being signed. 
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Phoenix Academy
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theprof

5 to be named with 2 visa spots available.
Phoenix Academy
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Old will be wearing No.8 while Paulsen will wear No.40

I guess Sail wants to stick to No.20.
Legend
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NZPhoenixFan
Old will be wearing No.8 while Paulsen will wear No.40

I guess Sail wants to stick to No.20.

big shoes for Old with that #8 shirt.
Lawyerish
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Kone is definitely coming, mark my words, need to watch another season of Sunderland till I die now, to see what type of player we are getting 😳
Phoenix Academy
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theprof
NZPhoenixFan
Old will be wearing No.8 while Paulsen will wear No.40

I guess Sail wants to stick to No.20.

big shoes for Old with that #8 shirt.

If Ufuk has handed him #8, then there is something in this kid
Phoenix Academy
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NZPhoenixFan
theprof
NZPhoenixFan
Old will be wearing No.8 while Paulsen will wear No.40

I guess Sail wants to stick to No.20.

big shoes for Old with that #8 shirt.

If Ufuk has handed him #8, then there is something in this kid
 Does the coach usually pick the numbers? Or do the players get a choice of what is available?
Starting XI
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billyspleen75
NZPhoenixFan
theprof
NZPhoenixFan
Old will be wearing No.8 while Paulsen will wear No.40

I guess Sail wants to stick to No.20.

big shoes for Old with that #8 shirt.

If Ufuk has handed him #8, then there is something in this kid
 Does the coach usually pick the numbers? Or do the players get a choice of what is available?
 players have preferences, but it's not down to the player to pick. usually the manager or other backroom staff
Marquee
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In the podcast that @Ranix posted in the W-League thread, Domey says that it's proving impossible to get players (or, in the case of the Nix w-league team, a coach) through either the NZ or Australian MIQ system. So, could be we've signed players who we're trying to get through MIQ before we announce them, or have had players fall through because we've been unable to provide them certainty that we can get them into the country.

https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=902436
WeeNix
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Ryan
In the podcast that @Ranix posted in the W-League thread, Domey says that it's proving impossible to get players (or, in the case of the Nix w-league team, a coach) through either the NZ or Australian MIQ system. So, could be we've signed players who we're trying to get through MIQ before we announce them, or have had players fall through because we've been unable to provide them certainty that we can get them into the country.

https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=902436


Would make sense with limited spaces in both countries. I don’t envy the club one bit.
Phoenix Academy
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