WPM 2023/24 Squad Speculation, Confirmation and Mutual Termination

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Marquee
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Who are we thinking... has to be either Kosta or Kraev. I don't think they'd be looking to renew Zawada just yet, wait and see what interest there is for him and how he recovers as well. Pennington, Duncan and Salas are the others off-contract this season

Surely Kraev.

What do I base that off? Purely because he said on McOnie's piece the other day that he'll be staying in New Zealand for the birth of his boy. 

If he was unsure of where he stood regarding contract status then he wouldn't have sounded so at peace when he did that interview.
WeeNix
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Flawless logic. There isn't any other professional teams in NZ currently signing players for next season is there? 
YoungHeartHM
SamCoughlan
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Who are we thinking... has to be either Kosta or Kraev. I don't think they'd be looking to renew Zawada just yet, wait and see what interest there is for him and how he recovers as well. Pennington, Duncan and Salas are the others off-contract this season

Surely Kraev.

What do I base that off? Purely because he said on McOnie's piece the other day that he'll be staying in New Zealand for the birth of his boy. 

If he was unsure of where he stood regarding contract status then he wouldn't have sounded so at peace when he did that interview.
Marquee
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Has to be one or more of Surman, Kosta and Kraev.
Marquee
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If Surman has one more year to go on the contract, the announcement could be done in the offseason.  People coming off contract this year, you would be wanting to pin them down early.  So I reckon it is Kosta, Kraev, or Salas (who is here on a loan to the end of the season only).
Marquee
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imanixsupporter
Flawless logic. There isn't any other professional teams in NZ currently signing players for next season is there? 
YoungHeartHM
SamCoughlan
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Who are we thinking... has to be either Kosta or Kraev. I don't think they'd be looking to renew Zawada just yet, wait and see what interest there is for him and how he recovers as well. Pennington, Duncan and Salas are the others off-contract this season

Surely Kraev.

What do I base that off? Purely because he said on McOnie's piece the other day that he'll be staying in New Zealand for the birth of his boy. 

If he was unsure of where he stood regarding contract status then he wouldn't have sounded so at peace when he did that interview.

Notice that the thread title includes the word 'speculation'.

I'd suggest looking it up.

Or even better, have a go at some yourself. 👍
WeeNix
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Sorry dude I was just trying to be funny. I personally think that Kraev hasn't gone out of his way to make it sound like he is super keen to stay, or in talks to stay, though to be fair he hasn't been asked directly about it. I still think it is going to be surman
YoungHeartHM
imanixsupporter
Flawless logic. There isn't any other professional teams in NZ currently signing players for next season is there? 
YoungHeartHM
SamCoughlan
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Who are we thinking... has to be either Kosta or Kraev. I don't think they'd be looking to renew Zawada just yet, wait and see what interest there is for him and how he recovers as well. Pennington, Duncan and Salas are the others off-contract this season

Surely Kraev.

What do I base that off? Purely because he said on McOnie's piece the other day that he'll be staying in New Zealand for the birth of his boy. 

If he was unsure of where he stood regarding contract status then he wouldn't have sounded so at peace when he did that interview.

Notice that the thread title includes the word 'speculation'.

I'd suggest looking it up.

Or even better, have a go at some yourself. 👍
Marquee
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imanixsupporter
Sorry dude I was just trying to be funny. I personally think that Kraev hasn't gone out of his way to make it sound like he is super keen to stay, or in talks to stay, though to be fair he hasn't been asked directly about it. I still think it is going to be surman
YoungHeartHM
imanixsupporter
Flawless logic. There isn't any other professional teams in NZ currently signing players for next season is there? 
YoungHeartHM
SamCoughlan
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Who are we thinking... has to be either Kosta or Kraev. I don't think they'd be looking to renew Zawada just yet, wait and see what interest there is for him and how he recovers as well. Pennington, Duncan and Salas are the others off-contract this season

Surely Kraev.

What do I base that off? Purely because he said on McOnie's piece the other day that he'll be staying in New Zealand for the birth of his boy. 

If he was unsure of where he stood regarding contract status then he wouldn't have sounded so at peace when he did that interview.

Notice that the thread title includes the word 'speculation'.

I'd suggest looking it up.

Or even better, have a go at some yourself. 👍

No worries.

If you listen to him speak, it all sounds the same to be honest. Could be because English isn't his first language (confidence?) but his tone or expression doesn't really change from exchange to exchange does it? At least not from what I've heard.

Seems like a stand up bloke though. Who knows, maybe he just wants to be part of the Phoenix father's club with Bally, Kosta and Zawada (I feel like I'm missing someone else off that list...)
 
I still think it will be Kraev, for the same reasons I have posted above. Who knows, maybe the Phoenix even sanctioned that interview as a bit of a teaser for a contract renewal? Although I'm probably jumping down a bit of a wormhole on that call. 😅
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He's said a couple of times that he is happy here, the press has asked Chief about it and he's pretty much said we can't afford what Kraev's worth.
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He's said a couple of times that he is happy here, the press has asked Chief about it and he's pretty much said we can't afford what he's worth.

Chief has said that about all three of our top players, said he'd like to keep all of them, but probably wont be able to afford all of them. I'd imaging at the moment we'd be focussed on locking down Kosta and Kraev, Zawada's injury issues this season will be concerning for future contract offers.
Marquee
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Chief has seemed to be fairly confident about retaining Kosta though.
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