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Expect us to play against the Newcastle Jets for FFA Cup Round of 32.
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theprof

I guess a positive to this is we have equally as good replacements in those positions
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wilbaker
theprof

I guess a positive to this is we have equally as good replacements in those positions

Apart from Hooper
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If I'm honest this season is shaping up to be a bit poor, even Knights like. We have lost a number of recognised players for various reasons and have picked up a number of Aussie rookies.  Sadly doesn't bode well in my eyes.
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Marto
If I'm honest this season is shaping up to be a bit poor, even Knights like. We have lost a number of recognised players for various reasons and have picked up a number of Aussie rookies.  Sadly doesn't bode well in my eyes.
I kind of agree. But looking at it in a glass half full perspective. We released a bunch of Aussie Rookies at the end of last season. (Muratovic, Lokalingoy and McGing)
Our new rookies have the potential to be better than these guys. (Pennington, Prso and Bozinovski).
What we haven't done is replaced Davilla or Taylor yet. Pennington potentially replaces Devlin.
But it does look like other teams have strengthened. Victory for example.
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Sucks about the injuries. Especially Hopper whom I really wanted to see fit and ready by season start (unlike his first spell with us). I reckon Jack Henry-Sinclair could be given a chance at fullback. Or failing that, what's Roy Kayara up to? He pwas class in the Handy a couple of seasons ago 
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Ranix
Marto
If I'm honest this season is shaping up to be a bit poor, even Knights like. We have lost a number of recognised players for various reasons and have picked up a number of Aussie rookies.  Sadly doesn't bode well in my eyes.
I kind of agree. But looking at it in a glass half full perspective. We released a bunch of Aussie Rookies at the end of last season. (Muratovic, Lokalingoy and McGing)
Our new rookies have the potential to be better than these guys. (Pennington, Prso and Bozinovski).
What we haven't done is replaced Davilla or Taylor yet. Pennington potentially replaces Devlin.
But it does look like other teams have strengthened. Victory for example.
As well as Waine, McGarry, Sutton, Sail, Paine, Lewis all playing with more experience and likely to be better than last season. Elliot also potentially/likely an improvement on Fenton.
Our only real issue is replacing the imports.. which if we do in Jan after 6-8 games, it may not be all doom and gloom. Add the buzz of being back in NZ and playing at home.

Orrrrrr we play like crap, the imports are crap, and covid messes more things up for us.
WeeNix
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billyspleen75
Ranix
Marto
If I'm honest this season is shaping up to be a bit poor, even Knights like. We have lost a number of recognised players for various reasons and have picked up a number of Aussie rookies.  Sadly doesn't bode well in my eyes.
I kind of agree. But looking at it in a glass half full perspective. We released a bunch of Aussie Rookies at the end of last season. (Muratovic, Lokalingoy and McGing)
Our new rookies have the potential to be better than these guys. (Pennington, Prso and Bozinovski).
What we haven't done is replaced Davilla or Taylor yet. Pennington potentially replaces Devlin.
But it does look like other teams have strengthened. Victory for example.
As well as Waine, McGarry, Sutton, Sail, Paine, Lewis all playing with more experience and likely to be better than last season. Elliot also potentially/likely an improvement on Fenton.
Our only real issue is replacing the imports.. which if we do in Jan after 6-8 games, it may not be all doom and gloom. Add the buzz of being back in NZ and playing at home.

Orrrrrr we play like crap, the imports are crap, and covid messes more things up for us.


Let’s go with the former for now 😉
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about 2 years
Chris Greenacre has been announced as new Academy Head Coach.

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230
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12 months
newzealandpower
Sucks about the injuries. Especially Hopper whom I really wanted to see fit and ready by season start (unlike his first spell with us). I reckon Jack Henry-Sinclair could be given a chance at fullback. Or failing that, what's Roy Kayara up to? He pwas class in the Handy a couple of seasons ago 
Think Callan and Tim Payne fill that space to be honest, Fenton will be back as well few weeks into the season. Given all the areas we do need to strengthen, right back is pretty low down the list...
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Marto
If I'm honest this season is shaping up to be a bit poor, even Knights like. We have lost a number of recognised players for various reasons and have picked up a number of Aussie rookies.  Sadly doesn't bode well in my eyes.
I can't agree to be honest, I think Uffie has a superb record with signings and has overachieved both years considering our personnel available and the circumstances surrounding the team. I trust in his decision-making on signings, little bit less on tactics as he can be a bit stubborn but can't say we've ever been a truly bad team in his time in charge, merely an unlucky one at times. 

People speak about other teams strengthening and yes they have, but I still see Brisbane and Mariners being in a similar situation to us squad wise, and we have a far better coaching team than they do. Western United are still nomads, have an average squad and a poor coach, Jets still have a fairly ordinary team despite all the signings, and Adelaide have had some departures as well. 

Now I'm not saying we're gonna smash it or something, but I'm expecting us to be competitive most weeks and in about the 8th-10th range. Highly doubt we will be involved in spoon contention or ever as poor as the Kalezic year. 
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lthomas20
newzealandpower
Sucks about the injuries. Especially Hopper whom I really wanted to see fit and ready by season start (unlike his first spell with us). I reckon Jack Henry-Sinclair could be given a chance at fullback. Or failing that, what's Roy Kayara up to? He pwas class in the Handy a couple of seasons ago 
Think Callan and Tim Payne fill that space to be honest, Fenton will be back as well few weeks into the season. Given all the areas we do need to strengthen, right back is pretty low down the list...

Payne is the first choice centre back now Taylor is gone, so he should be last resort to cover right back, because if he has to play there, then the centre will essentially have to be Laws, who was suspect at times last year, and Bozinovski, who has zero A League minutes. 

I agree they shouldn’t sign someone there though, as Fenton should hopefully only miss one or two games, and then they’d be left with 3 right backs in a 20 man squad. Probably have an academy kid backing up or maybe even Rufer.
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carlind
lthomas20
newzealandpower
Sucks about the injuries. Especially Hopper whom I really wanted to see fit and ready by season start (unlike his first spell with us). I reckon Jack Henry-Sinclair could be given a chance at fullback. Or failing that, what's Roy Kayara up to? He pwas class in the Handy a couple of seasons ago 
Think Callan and Tim Payne fill that space to be honest, Fenton will be back as well few weeks into the season. Given all the areas we do need to strengthen, right back is pretty low down the list...

Payne is the first choice centre back now Taylor is gone, so he should be last resort to cover right back, because if he has to play there, then the centre will essentially have to be Laws, who was suspect at times last year, and Bozinovski, who has zero A League minutes. 

I agree they shouldn’t sign someone there though, as Fenton should hopefully only miss one or two games, and then they’d be left with 3 right backs in a 20 man squad. Probably have an academy kid backing up or maybe even Rufer.

yep, Marco Lorenz would be the likely youth candidate at RB, with Surman or van Hattum able to fill in at a pinch

We have some backup at LB too pending Sutton's recovery, for what it's worth - Seb Barton-Ginger (more of a wingback) and Adam Supyk (more defensive) are both with the first team rn
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over 11 years
Less than a month until kick off yet we don't know who's broadcasting yet or membership info.
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Ryan
Less than a month until kick off yet we don't know who's broadcasting yet or membership info.

I expect the club will delay the season ticket launch until they know when they will be able to play games in NZ. Kinda pointless doing them right now. No excuses as to why we are unable to buy the kit yet tho.

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If Sky loses the rights I am out... and hello Spark.

Only reason I have stayed with them. Sky is quickly becoming a Rugby/League platform for sport only IMO.
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why would sky be sponsoring the nix if they weren't going to seriously push for the tv rights?

although having said that and checking the partners page for the nix, I don't see sky there anymore, Spark is though.
https://www.wellingtonphoenix.com/partners

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Our first opponent McArthur not having such a good time of it. First questions over multiple players being antivax, then a 5-0 drubbing by Sydney in pre season game. Now this
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/bulls-in-turmoil-as-pair-of-former-socceroos-quit-on-eve-of-a-league-season-20211023-p592iq.html
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almost 15 years
Maybe Uli will want to return
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over 9 years
I haven't been following the off season very much. 

Holy shark. Sky gone? Spark streaming the A League? Please say that's what's happening.

Hyundai gone as well?

Isuzu Ute A League???? Not sure about that...
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about 2 years
Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory & Sydney FC are definitely in for Top 6. The other 3 will be an interesting battle.
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just over 3 weeks until season starts and we have heard nothing about how we are going to be able to watch the games in and NZ and what if any kind of season memberships there will be
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It's pretty quiet here in the UK too over who the provider will be.  Has been BT Sport for years but not seen conformation yet from my provider.
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What about the ‘Isuzu A-league, brought to you by the Isuzu Ute’
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We are just gonna lose the first 6 games anyway with the poor squad we have so wouldn't matter how you get to watch the Nix play. 
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Isuzu and Isuzu ute are different companies.
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Ryan

Isuzu and Isuzu ute are different companies.

Oh really? Confusing!
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Royz
We are just gonna lose the first 6 games anyway with the poor squad we have so wouldn't matter how you get to watch the Nix play. 

The off season never felt this short.
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230
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12 months
Royz
We are just gonna lose the first 6 games anyway with the poor squad we have so wouldn't matter how you get to watch the Nix play. 
Yawn
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almost 15 years
Heard we're on a charter flight tomorrow out of Wellington to Sydney...

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