HAL Transfers and Rumours 2018/19


#223

That article is wrong. There has to be more behind the non-signing (work permit?)
An A-League club cannot pay a transfer fee to another A-League club. Transfer fees can be paid to NPL, other Australian or international clubs.


#224

An article from that site is wrong? Colour me shocked!


#225

Apparently Roar are trialling Babalj


#226

Oh god, him again. He had a good couple of weeks with Heart once upon a time, but has never been able to do anything since.


#227

Well neither can Roar so probably worth a gamble I guess.

But yeah he came back here with so much fanfare and never went anywhere with it.


#228

Yeah, same era too. I guess aussie striker stocks are very thin.


#229

Fornaroli got released


#230

There are elements of this story that align with a reasonable man’s understanding of workplace bullying.


#231

Bobo has involved Fifa to get his Turkish contact torn up. Smithies story in the tele but it’s behind a paywall


#232

Unfortunate that it didn’t work out for him. Superb player seemed a great guy and got us a nice transfer fee.

If he does end up back here hopefully it’s for one of the more palatable sides


#233

Surely Adelaide have to be in for one of Bobo or Fornaroli? Also if they don’t go for Fornaroli, you could see him ending up at Western United.


#234

Fornaroli was heavily linked to Perth. He was very happy in Melbourne though so if Western came in he might change his mind.


#235

They’re already diddling the cap again imo. Adding Fornaroli (without the speculated swap for Keogh) would only warrant the investigation.


#236

They had to twist Castros arm to come back so this could be his last and he’d be marquee


#237

Its always such a classic to say another teams just going over the cap when they make some good signings.

Castro is 37 so I cant see him sticking around and some rumours of Keogh moving too. Even if he doesnt, theyve got two visa spots and a marquee spot spare. City just timed the release so he couldnt sign for Perth this season. He either just heads over to Perth and trains the rest of the season with them or maybe finds a 6 month contract in South East Asia somewhere?


#238

This is one of those head scratchers: McGing is off to Poland:


#239

Gotta be such a stupid idea. Second last in the Polish League and facing relegation.


#240

If I was a young guy with no family to support, and parents back home to fall back on, I’d totally roll the dice on an experience like this. It will likely turn sour, he won’t ever be paid what he’s due, but it’s something desk-bound drones such as myself never get to experience, so live a little.


#241

From his perspective, it makes sense, but I don’t see why the Polish club are going in for him. The quality of local talent or loan options from bugger clubs can’t be that low can it?


#242

South Central…Poland!