It was another busy week in the papers with Dario Vidosic taking centre stage along with our upcoming FFA Cup match and the announcement of some Westfield W-League players.
It kicked off on Wednesday with Tom Smithies from The Daily Telegraph speaking to Scott Jamieson on the day of our kit launch about our FFA Cup match against Perth Glory.
To emphasise the imminence of the coming campaign, the Wanderers unveiled their new kit on Tuesday, with Jamieson admitting that the side had to be ready to hit the ground running.
“It’s something I’ve learned quickly at this club, that every game you play in is there to win,” he said. “In the A-League, if you fall behind and start chasing it can be hard to catch up. We want to race into the season, start well, get into the finals and go on from there.
“Three weeks out from the A-League season, and two weeks from Perth, we’re in a pretty good space. I feel things are coming along nicely and we have the next fortnight to finetune a few things.”
FourFourTwo then began speculation regarding the future of former Socceroo Dario Vidosic and linked him with potential moves to two A-League clubs either Adelaide United or the Western Sydney Wanderers.
Dario Vidosic continues to have a tough time of it at Swiss club Sion FC and is once again being linked with an A-League return. It appears that Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers are the two Australian clubs most keen on bringing home the former Socceroo midfielder.
The Australian joined the Vidosic party, featuring a lengthy article on the attacking midfielder.
Dario Vidosic is expected to make a return to the A-League this season and Western Sydney is tipped to make a move for the Socceroo.
Vidosic has been in limbo since being released by Swiss club FC Sion earlier this month, unable to find a club in Europe. The attacking midfielder has had a frustrating time since July, when it was reported Sion had placed an unrealistic $3 million transfer fee on him despite the 28- year-old still having another year.
While his father, Rado, is assistant coach of Melbourne Victory, Western Sydney are looming as a strong possibility to secure the 28-year-old’s services. The Wanderers don’t have much room in the salary cap but could sign Vidosic as their Australian marquee, allowing them to pay him outside of the cap. Vidosic would add even more depth and class to the club’s playing roster, especially in the attacking third of the field.
To wrap it up, the Illawarra Mercury broke the exciting news and confirmed that four Illawarra Stingrays players would be lining up for the Wanderers in the upcoming Westfield W-League season.
Four players of the Rays’ squad will line up with Western Sydney Wanderers in the 2015-2016 W-League season.
Wanderers’ talent Cooper, Michelle Carney and Jordan Baker will this year be joined by Erica Halloway.
“When it comes to Sydney FC and the Wanderers it is definitely a battle there. Hopefully we can get a good result this Friday night with the Stingrays and later this year with the Wanderers,” Cooper said.
That’s all for What the Papers Say this week! Remember that any transfer deals or player signings will always be confirmed here first at wswanderersfc.com.au