With the transfer period and off-season well and truly underway, some new faces have joined the club along with a long list of speculation regarding who will soon be wearing Red & Black.We collate and comment on the best articles that feature the Wanderers in a section called “What the papers say”!
On Sunday, the Sydney Morning Herald spoke to Scott Jamieson who ensured Wanderers fans that he and the Wanderers will challenge for the Hyundai A-League title.
“Born in Auburn and raised in Kings Langley, Jamieson is a bona fide western Sydney product, and will even temporarily move back into his parents’ place when he shifts from Perth later this week.
“It’s a true football area and the great thing is that the Wanderers, especially, their supporters, have captured that spirit, now it’s time for me to play well, earn their trust and be part of something special.
“I’m coming here to win something.”
Hear hear Jamo.
Sportal on Saturday showed off their best Microsoft Paint skills to encourage the Wanderers to sign Ronaldinho after an apparently intense investigation.
“Clubs such as Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers currently have their marquee spot available and must put an offer to Ronaldinho’s representatives.”
Cutting edge stuff right there.
The Coffs Coast Advocate have reported that Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers will be approached to play a pre-season match in the region if a rescission motion presented to councilors is approved.
A trip full of bananas and beaches? Yes please.
Recent signing Liam Youlley had a feature in the Parramatta Advertiser discussing his trials and tribulations as a young footballer and how his journey really began after joining the Wanderers in 2014.
Prior to that, injuries seemed to deter interest in him from other clubs and this led to him losing his own interest in playing football but a special phone call gave him back that spark and desire to play.
“Then (Wanderers youth coach) Trevor Morgan called and he said ‘the boss wants to see you’ and that gave me hope and the fire to play again.
“To play in your home area with such a great supporter base, I’m so happy I never gave it up.
Good call, Trev.
And finally, the Western Weekender had some quotes from Scott Neville and Jacob Pepper on joining the Wanderers this season.
Neville is “Really excited and looking forward to the new challenge ahead and can’t wait to meet the boys, get started and improve as a player.
“The whole club in general is a massive attraction. The Wanderers are one of the biggest clubs in Australia and Tony Popovic is one of the best coaches."
Pepper shared similar sentiments.
“I’m really excited to be joining the Wanderers, I’m super excited for the challenge and I thank Popa and the club for giving me a chance and I look forward to a successful two years.
“The Wanderers have got a good coach and good staff that can provide the pathway for me to become a better footballer.”
Safe to say that they are both Big Kev level excited for the upcoming season.
That is all for the very first edition of What the Papers Say and just a friendly reminder that any transfer deals or player signings, will always be confirmed first here at wswanderersfc.com.au