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Wanderers make de Marigny full-time head coach – The World Game

Western Sydney Wanderers have appointed Jean-Paul de Marigny as the A-League club’s head coach until the end of the 2020-21 season.

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The former Socceroos defender has been in charge of the Wanderers as interim coach since former German international Markus Babbel’s exit in January.
The Wanderers have won three and drawn three of the seven games during de Marigny’s tenure.
De Marigny, who previously worked as an assistant at Melbourne Victory, said taking up his first A-League head coach role was a “humbling” experience.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity and the challenge ahead for this season and next,” he said.
“The challenge ahead in the short term is getting to finals football, that’s the first challenge and we’re all looking forward to that.
“For the following season it is all about planning, recruitment and signing players at this stage – getting the right group together that can be successful, who have the right mindset and will bring performances that show the fight and hard work it takes to play for this great club.”
Chairman Paul Lederer said the Wanderers’ renewed discipline and aggression under de Marigny showed he was the right man for the job.
“When ‘JP’ took the reins for the first time, we immediately noticed a shift in the group – a change in their character that had more aggression and passion to win,” Lederer said.
De Marigny’s appointment comes a week before the Wanderers were due to restart their 2019-20 campaign against Melbourne Victory.
However, that match is likely to be postponed with Victory in isolation in NSW due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne.
The eighth-placed Wanderers have five games remaining this season and are just one point behind sixth-placed Western United, who have a game in hand.
“From day one since we returned from lockdown it has been about getting the players to the physical state they need to be at,” de Marigny said.
“We need to make sure that our mindset and performances are strong.
“Everyone is up for the challenge and is excited to get back out there and play.”

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Matty Johns: The ‘player of the next decade’ who will overtake Storm and Chooks – Fox Sports

It’s been a big year for the Panthers.

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Theyve won the minor premiership, are on track to break a 61-year record this weekend and could secure the clubs third premiership.
Now, Matty Johns has declared they can overtake the Storm as the form club of the next decade and that gun halfback Nathan Cleary will be right at the centre of it.
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NBA: Former Cairns and Brisbane import Torrey Craig has gone from the NBL to guarding LeBron James in the NBA playoffs – NEWS.com.au

NBA: Former Cairns and Brisbane import Torrey Craig has gone from the NBL to guarding LeBron James in the NBA playoffs

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Former Brisbane and Cairns import forward Torrey Craig was in the process of becoming an Australian citizen before the Denver Nuggets came knocking in 2017.Now he is guarding the world’s best player, LeBron James, as he aims to make the NBA Finals with the Nuggets.
Craig’s Denver outfit take on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Friday from 11am (AEST).
The Nuggets trail 2-1 in the series, but they possess belief after securing a dominant 114-106 victory in Ga…

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Jack Watts’ debut “one of the great ‘thrown to the wolves’ stories I think I’ve seen” – SEN

Dermott Brereton reflects on Melbourne’s mismanagement of a young Jack Watts.

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With former number one draft pick Jack Watts announcing his retirement on Thursday, Dermott Brereton has looked back on his AFL debut, saying he was thrown to the wolves by Melbourne.
Watts first took the field on Queens Birthday against Collingwood in Round 11 of 2009, finishing with eight disposals and one mark.
The game is remembered for the Magpies players targeting of an 18-year-old Watts physically and verbally, as Collingwood crushed the Demons by 66 points.
Brereton believes Melbourne…

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