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Hopefully he won't be injured half of the time like Juninho.
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hold the press, del piero's manager has come out and refuted that a deal is done.

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well no, of course it isn't done. if you read that article, you'll see that tony pignata is flying to Italy to complete it tomorrow.
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Right, when is the first game? Time to watch Del Piero!
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With only a few mins remaining strong rumours have surfaced that Melbourne Hype are just about to sign Pele to counteract the Del Piero signing!
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SFC are coming up twice to Brisbane.

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Not expressing delight until its confirmed. Of course things look good at the moment, but anything can happen in football. We're going to have to wait until early next week before we know the final outcome.

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Stefano Del Piero told the ANSA news agency that while Sydney's offer was being looked at, nothing had been decided by the 37-year-old.

'We are still seriously analysing Sydney's offer, but we haven't decided anything yet,' he said.

'And it's too early to say we will have decided by Monday.'

The comments forced Sydney to retract their earlier statement and issue an updated comment late on Friday.

'Alessandro Del Piero has not signed a contract with Sydney FC as yet,' chairman Scott Barlow said.

'The two parties have agreed to have a meeting in Turin early next week to confirm the possibility of signing a contract.'
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Chairman looks a bit red faced now
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Yeh I hope Sydney's premature ejaculation doesn't affect how things pan out. I'm going to remain optimistic though
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A- League getting a mention in Marca: http://www.marca.com/2012/08/31/futb...346410471.html

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Yeh I hope Sydney's premature ejaculation doesn't affect how things pan out. I'm going to remain optimistic though


Yes this is a fantastic boost and he is still a great star but the FFA, the clubs and the fans should never forget that the league has to remain bigger (and better) than a single player: a bad injury to this guy in the first game, a change of heart, a string of poor performances, anything like that and all of the hype could turn to dust.

I'm sure ADP will be concentrating more on the wannabe A-List events than gelling with his team mates who in his eyes are simply a bunch of nobodys.


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Chairman looks a bit red faced now



Sydney FC has an abysmal track record in player recruitment and this is simply a continuation of a misguided strategic direction at a board level.

Del Piero is clearly past his best, lacks the mobility required to threaten defences and is not suited to the style of play currently exhibited in Australia.

His greatest asset is the ability to score from set plays.

This is a brain explosion from people with lots of money, little understanding of what appeals to fans and what would be beneficial to the long term success of football in this country.
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Sydney FC has an abysmal track record in player recruitment and this is simply a continuation of a misguided strategic direction at a board level.

Del Piero is clearly past his best, lacks the mobility required to threaten defences and is not suited to the style of play currently exhibited in Australia.

His greatest asset is the ability to score from set plays.

This is a brain explosion from people with lots of money, little understanding of what appeals to fans and what would be beneficial to the long term success of football in this country.

Haha, are you Kramer on the world game website? You both posted almost the same thing word for word.

http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/membe...es/user/kramer

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Sydney FC has an abysmal track record in player recruitment and this is simply a continuation of a misguided strategic direction at a board level. Del Piero is clearly past his best, lacks the mobility required to threaten defences and is not suited to the style of play currently exhibited in Australia. His greatest asset is the ability to score from set plays. Very few Sydney football fans will be lured to attend games for player in the twilight of his career and whose profile in Australia is not high (unless you are a Juventus or Italy supporter). This is a brain explosion from people with lots of money, little understanding of what appeals to fans and what would be beneficial to the long term success of football in this country.

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if kramer is an ignorant retard then yeah thats dero
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Haha, are you Kramer on the world game website? You both posted almost the same thing word for word.

http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/membe...es/user/kramer

Lol.

What's also amusing is that this was pointed out by someone with the username of 'sounds echoed'. How appropriate.
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if kramer is an ignorant retard then yeah thats dero



What sort of person puts you on ignore & still abuses you on the internet?

It reminds me of someone who runs out & punches someone in the face & then runs behind his friends for protection.



Jdoodle isn't it time you built a bridge & moved on bro?
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Dero has been known to copy and paste other people's posts from other forums in the past, so it wouldn't surprise.

At least quote em big D
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Couldn't be bothered quoting if I agree with it 100% Big Van B
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That's both sad and hilarious in equal measure.
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What sort of person puts you on ignore & still abuses you on the internet?

It reminds me of someone who runs out & punches someone in the face & then runs behind his friends for protection.



Jdoodle isn't it time you built a bridge & moved on bro?

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He deleted his twitter because he couldn't handle the critsism...
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That's both sad and hilarious in equal measure.
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Ray Gatt claiming del Piero deal is done with an announcement at 7pm tomorrow.
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Whatever happens, we have got
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Have not.
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Seeing as Del Piero played a host of games last season for Juve and was courted by Champions league clubs, I think your assertion that he's coming here on a jolly and is immobile is utter shite (as per usual), Dero.

Totti is 36 and took the piss against Inter at the weekend. There is no reason to suggest that Del Piero will be a passenger, other than bias/ envy from observers such as yourself. The sports science in Italian football has always been leaps and bounds ahead of the other European leagues and the longevity of many Italian players (Baresi, Maldini, Vialli, Zola) points to the reasonable conclusion that Del Piero will be just fine.
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Or Culina - Culina would be worse.

I think getting ADP is better in the long run than putting straight money into the game
1. AdP comes to Sydney, plays Joga Bonito football
2. People go to check him out - see that the Aleague is no longer a shite hole where 30-somethings former Socceroos ply their trade
3. Start going to more matches.
4. Get membership
5. Leads to expansion of game, under Gallop, who oversaw the NRL expansion very well

Thats what happened to me when I went and saw Fowler.
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Ray Gatt claiming del Piero deal is done with an announcement at 7pm tomorrow.

Nothing further, but Italian newspaper Gazzetta reporting it's done -

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php...type=1&theater

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Word is press conference at 9pm tonight.

A-League footage in the Gazzetta:

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Sky Italia to broadcast SFC games. This is MASSIVE.
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