Where did it all go wrong for the Wanderers?

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On paper, Western Sydney Wanderers should have strolled into the A-League finals this season having barely broken a sweat.

In reality, the red and black huffed and puffed but once again missed out on a place in the top six with the club and their frustrated fans left to ponder where it all went wrong.

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From snaring a highly-rated coach in Carl Robinson to signing a dream team of attacking talent, the Wanderers looked destined to end their finals drought this campaign but came unstuck in the moments that mattered.

An embarrassing 5-4 loss against Melbourne Victory will stick out for supporters, while a poor run of three straight defeats saw them wave their finals’ chances goodbye over the past month.

Robinson himself recently suggested the club lacks leaders, but ultimately that missing piece is one he should’ve filled long ago.

Rather than stack the deck in his favour, Robinson took to the proverbial online pokies (which you can find here: https://www.australianonlinecasinosites.com/online-pokies), spending blindly, and simply hoping the stars would align.

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All season long, Western Sydney’s defence was letting them down with Dylan McGowan and Patrick Ziegler both failing to anchor the team’s backline.

But rather than bring in a more suitable centre-back, Robinson signed a striker and midfielder in recent months.

While they’ve scored goals easily enough, the Wanderers struggled to stop them at the other end, with their failings from set-pieces highlighting how the simple things had been overlooked in the club’s frenzied pursuit of finals football.

Though their finals drought is a point of serious concern, the bones are there for Robinson to build from for next season with talented youngsters like Tate Russell, Mark Natta and Daniel Wilmering all showing their promise over the past year.

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But if the Wanderers want the best payout online casinos can offer (such as https://www.bestcasinositesonline.com/best-payout-casinos/), they can’t neglect the little things moving forward and can kill two birds with one stone by signing an experienced centre-back ready to lead the club back to glory.

We hear Sergio Ramos is available and it’s safe to say no-one will be beating him to a loose ball in the box…

Feature image credit: Steve Christo

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