Its a solid 6.5-7/10.
I dont think you can really claim either of Jop or Siem were shockers. Siem was a calculated gamble and sure you can say hes been injured a lot but the club would have been crazy (and we’d probably be on here saying Corica lacked ambition) to turn down the opportunity to give a player of his pedigree an opportunity. Jop came in at 28 and having played a career in Holland also looked great on paper. Similarly De Jong was one of the most talented Aussie players to come through and the club thought he could get him back on track. None of these were poor signings and even the Sir Alex Fergusons, the Pep Guardiolas etc make great signings on paper that dont always work out. Theres no way to predict how a player settles.
Reza looks a great signing, Tratt exceeded expectations and Buhagier looks a shrew signing. Caceres provides depth and an actual option to drop/rotate Brillante or O’Neill if needed and Austin was a cheap option to give us a bit of pace up front. Similarly, Id give Corica points for giving Ivanovic minutes. Hes looking the most promising player to play for us since Gersbach.
Speaking of which Victory announced their ACL squad which means ours should be announced soon. Probably one of the Dutch players to miss out. Was always leaning to Siem but probably Jop.