It was another busy week in the media for the Wanderers with the Coffs Coast Advocate having running coverage of the Wanderers camp and both our keepers featuring in local papers.
On Monday, goal.com discussed Wanderers latest signing Dimas Delgado.
The 32-year-old holding player has arrived at Pirtek Stadium on a one-year deal, joining compatriot and fellow midfielder Andreu Guerao Mayoral at the 2014 AFC Champions League winners.
Yet another Spaniard, Andres Carrasco, has joined Tony Popovic’s coaching staff ahead of the 2015-16 campaign, when the Wanderers – who host Brisbane Roar in the FFA Cup next Tuesday – will be aiming to improve on a disappointing ninth-place finish in the league last term.
Delgado began his career with Gramenet before joining Numancia, Cartagena and Recreativo, via a brief spell with Barca’s B side.
Marquee Man Federico Piovaccari spoke to the Blacktown Sun about his travels and first impressions of the A-League.
Speaking through an interpreter, Piovaccari said it is the first time he has been to Australia.
“I’ve seen a lot of it through the tv so I’ve always wanted to expierence it,” he said.
“Now I’m here to play football, so I’m going to enjoy it.
“It was a quick decision, but it is going to be a good experience for me and my family to come to Australia.”
Andrew Redmayne spoke to the Parramatta Advertiser on Wednesday about his enthusiasm to represent the Red & Black and his previous experience of being the enemy at Wanderland.
Western Sydney Wanderers new goalkeeper, Andrew Redmayne, admits he was intimidated by the Wanderers and the raucous Red and Black Bloc when playing for Melbourne City.
Now the new recruit is relishing pulling on the gloves for the Asian Champions and is determined to ensure he gets many opportunities to do so this season.
“It was always quite daunting to play against Western Sydney because of the perceived pressure the RBB put on you,” he said.
“Knowing that they are behind you is fantastic and I look forward to seeing them in full voice at Pepper Stadium for our FFA Cup game and at Pirtek Stadium during the regular season. They’re the best supporter base in the league.”
“I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Being at the Mariners was a fantastic learning experience and I have great memories of winning two premierships with Brisbane,” Redmayne said.
The Coffs Coast Advocate have been providing rolling coverage on the players camp in Coffs Harbour. On Wednesday they spoke to Wanderers goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis about his progression so far at the club.
According to Wanderers goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis, it doesn’t matter who the Asian club champions are playing, coach Tony Popovic wants the team firing on all cylinders.
“The boss ‘Poppa’, he’s massive on making sure every game we go out there with a winning mentality, a professional attitude and that we start well no matter if it’s FFA Cup, A-League or a friendly,” Bouzanis said.
During this pre-season the 24-year old has been working hard on his game under the tutelage of former Socceroo Zeljko Kalac.
“I feel I’m really progressing well but mainly for me it’s about trying to have consistency in my game,” he said.
That’s all for this edition of What the Papers Say, make sure you tune into our Twitter coverage of tonight’s match against Central Coast Mariners and we’ll see you at Tuesday’s Westfield FFA Cup match against Brisbane Roar!