Welcome to the inaugural edition of #FMFRumours, where we bring you the latest in A-League rumours, to avoid doing real work.
This week our rumours are brought to you by the coach of the Fairfield Termites Under 9s, Marcello Tippi. A 74-year-old coaching veteran, Tippi is seen as a crucial member of the upper echelon of lower-tier football. Tippi claims to have overheard these rumours after being mistakenly invited to a gala event for Australian football’s glitterati and Twitterati yesterday evening.
Nick Ward to sign as full-time A-League trialist
Nomadic midfielder and Ryan Gosling impersonator Nick Ward is set to be signed by Football Federation Australia as a permanent trial player. Under the terms of his contract, Ward would be made available to all A-League clubs during the pre-season, to fill any gaps in playing squads during matches.
Thomas Love to Guangzhou Evergrande
Showing the level-headness he’s become famous for, Guangzhou Evergrande head coach Marcello Lippi is rumoured to be considering signing Adelaide City hero Thomas Love for one game, specifically, the second leg of the glamour club’s ACL tie against Western Sydney Wanderers.
Troisi, Bridge to Perth Glory
Faced with a crippling shortage of wingers, Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe is considering splashing the cash on attacking wide midfielders James Troisi and Mark Bridge. The two wingers, who would compete for places alongside Perth Glory’s 23-man squad of wide players, would add much-needed quantity to the flanks of the Perth Glory formation.
Steven Lustica to Season 10 Premiership Leader
Brisbane Roar player Steven Lustica is said to be weighing up his options ahead of the end of Season 10, amidst a possible move to whoever happens to be leading the premiership ladder at the time (at this stage, likely to be Melbourne City).
Michael McGlinchey to be cloned, sign for Mariners and Phoenix
In a bid to end the bitter ownership war between Wellington Phoenix and Central Coast Mariners, it’s believed the FFA will ask leading cloning scientists to create a copy of talented midfielder Michael McGlinchey, which will allow him to play for both squads, settling the issue once and for all.
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