A-league 2019/20 Off Season Thread - News, Rumors, signings etc..

craigos

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Select “third” opponent match-ups will be determined according to agreed methodology.

Why don't they just say derbies.

For the love of god we need an independent league.
 

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General Giant

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Please give us the independent league.

The NSL and State league nuffies are loving this thinking their lowly state leagues will take the prime spot again.
Not realising(or more likely caring) it'll send the league back to the dark times.
 

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“This season, clubs will play each other twice with and additional six matches per club that will see some clubs play each other three times over 29 rounds. A methodology has also been agreed as to determine the additional six matches.
Sure.

Let's take the most criticised elements of the AFL and NRL and import it where it wasn't needed.

This league is a joke.
 

ioppolo

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That agreed methodology is bulls**t. Same as the no international breaks. fu** this
 

ioppolo

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I guess we'll just play our reserves during international breaks...
Thankfully we'd likely lose no one bar Spiranovic and Ikonomidis. Is Ola Toivenon at Victory next year? Could be a big loss for some time if he's picked for Sweden.
 

giggler99

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Thankfully we'd likely lose no one bar Spiranovic and Ikonomidis. Is Ola Toivenon at Victory next year? Could be a big loss for some time if he's picked for Sweden.
He's retired from internationals
We still might have a few with Deng and Antonis possibly Troisi still in Arnold's sights.

Kosta for NZL as well if he sticks around.
 
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ioppolo

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He's retired from internationals
We still might have a few with Deng and Antonis possibly Troisi still in Arnold's sights.

Kosta for NZL as well if he sticks around.
Phoenix could be in trouble with that actually, depending on how many internationals New Zealand play
 

Andonis1997

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Phoenix could be in trouble with that actually, depending on how many internationals New Zealand play
It's nothing new, though. Before last season we would always lose at least 7 players.
 

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craigos

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Does anyone know the details in regards to how many games have to be played for the season for:

A) The Foxtel contract
B) Asian Champions League (FIFA regs etc)
 

JezzasOnTheAsphalt

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Well looks like Wellington may have found a rival here, and not a rivalry that exists because of the distance from Western Australia to New Zealand
 

Andonis1997

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https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/burgess-follows-rudan-across-to-western-united

Mark Rudan continues to build his Western United squad, with former Wellington Phoenix midfielder Max Burgess joining the new A-League club on a two-year deal.
This one hurts more than any of the others. Burgess was in fine form for us...

Is there some sort of legal process/investigation the Nix can take? Because it's clear Rudan was talking to players and recruiting for WU while he was coaching us... Going against his contract with us, surely.
 

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This one hurts more than any of the others. Burgess was in fine form for us...

Is there some sort of legal process/investigation the Nix can take? Because it's clear Rudan was talking to players and recruiting for WU while he was coaching us... Going against his contract with us, surely.
My opinion of Rudan just keeps getting lower and lower. They guys a rat.
 

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Signing news: All of the Hyundai A-League Ins & Outs

Jacob Windon


The transfer window is open and negotiations are already underway as Hyundai A-League clubs start building their squads for the 2018/19 season.
You can find all signings and player departures for every club below.
This list is correct as of June 1, 2:00pm AEST, and does not include player transfers made before April 29, the end of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 regular season.

Adelaide United
IN

N/A
OUT
Isaias (released) Story
Scott Galloway (Melbourne City) Story
Baba Diawara (released) Story
Adelaide United parted ways with Baba Diawara

Brisbane Roar
IN

N/A
OUT
Matt McKay (retired), Henrique, Thomas Kristensen, Brett Holman, Luke DeVere, Eric Bautheac, Eli Babalj, Joe Caletti, Charles Lokoli-Ngoy, Alex Lopez, Tobias Mikkelsen, Stefan Nigro, Brendan White and Ruon Tongyik (all released) Story
Retiring legend Matt McKay headlines an exodus at Brisbane Roar under new head coach Robbie Fowler

Central Coast Mariners
IN

Ruon Tongyik (Brisbane Roar) Story
Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Western Sydney Wanderers) Story
OUT
Peter Kekeris (released) Story
Tom Hiariej, Corey Gameiro, Joe Gauci (released) Story
Andrew Hoole (Broadmeadow Magic) Story
Snared by Alen Stajcic: Giancarlo Gallifuoco

Melbourne City
IN

Scott Galloway (Adelaide United) Story
OUT
James Delianov (Western United) Story
Eugene Galekovic (retired) Story
Ritchie De Laet (Aston Vill), Shayon Harrison (Tottenham Hotspur), Riley McGree (Club Brugge) - end of loan spell Story
Scott Galloway will don Melbourne City colours in 2019/20

Melbourne Victory
IN

N/A
OUT
Keisuke Honda (released) Story
Carl Valeri (retired) Story
Georg Niedermeier, Raul Baena, Jai Ingham (all released) Story
Raul Baena, Georg Niedermeier and Jai Ingham have all been let go by Victory

Newcastle Jets
IN

Pat Langlois (promoted, youth team) Story
Matt Millar (Central Coast Mariners) Story
OUT
Roy O'Donovan Story
Ronald Vargas, Daniel Georgievski, Jair, Nick Cowburn, Jake Adelson, Kwabena Appiah (all released) Story
Newcastle Jets opted to withdraw their offer to keep Roy O'Donovan

Perth Glory
IN

N/A
OUT
Brendon Santalab (retired) Story
Fabio Ferreira, Walter Scott (released) Story
Jacob Italiano (Borussia Monchengladbach, Germany) Story
Brendon Santalab has called time on his professional career

Sydney FC
IN

N/A
OUT
Alex Brosque (retired) Story
Siem de Jong (Ajax), Reza Ghoochannejhad (APOEL), Anthony Caceres (Manchester City), Daniel De Silva (Central Coast Mariners) - end of loan spell Story
Aaron Calver (Western United) Story
Josh Brillante, Jop van der Linden, Alex Cisak, Mitch Austin, Jacob Tratt, Cameron Devlin (all released) Story
Siem de Jong has returned to his parent club Ajax

Wellington Phoenix
IN

N/A
OUT
Filip Kurto (Western United) Story
Max Burgess (Western United) Story
Roy Krishna (unconfirmed) Story
Nathan Burns, Antony Golec, Justin Gulley, Michal Kopczyński, Ryan Lowry, Cillian Sheridan (all released) Story
2018/19 Goalkeeper of the Year Filip Kurto has pledged his allegiance to Western United

Western Sydney Wanderers
IN

Daniel Georgievski (Newcastle Jets) Story
Pirmin Schwegler (Hannover 96, Germany) Story
Daniel Lopar (St. Gallen, Switzerland) Story
OUT
Brendan Hamill (Western United) Story
Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Central Coast Mariners) Story
Josh Risdon (Western United) Story
Oriol Riera, Roly Bonevacia, Raul Llorente, Alexander Baumjohann, Jaushua Sotirio, Abraham Majok, Marc Tokich, Rashid Mahazi, John Roberts (all released) Story
Pirmin Schwegler joins the Wanderers from Bundesliga club Hannover 96

Western United
IN

James Delianov (Melbourne City) Story
Ersan Gulum (uncontracted) Story
Brendan Hamill (Western Sydney Wanderers) Story
Filip Kurto (Wellington Phoenix) Story
Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle) Story
Max Burgess (Wellington Phoenix) Story

https://www.a-league.com.au/news/transfer-hub-every-hyundai-a-league-clubs-post-season-signing

Not many ins as expected this time of year, but a good indication of what clubs need.
 
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