Saturday, October 30, 2010

What do the Matildas do with Lisa De Vanna?

So today I'm roaring, on what I think is one of the most interesting questions heading into Germany, what will happen to Lisa De Vanna?

You can read the story here, but what's even more interesting is the media release that Perth Glory issued yesterday with the W-League team for 2010/11.

In it, coach John Gibson explained his decision not to re-sign the Westfield Matildas pocket rocket.
"Unfortunately we've had to make some hard decisions on the squad for upcoming season and Lisa didn't fit into the plans of the future direction of the team over the next few years,” he said.

Interesting, not the fact that she's not going back to Perth, that was evident weeks ago that she's probably going to Melbourne. But that Perth are saying it was their decision not to re-sign De Vanna, that essentially, she wasn't wanted in Perth, they forced her to go elsewhere.

It looks like wherever she does end-up, De Vanna is going to have a lot to prove in the W-League this summer.

1 comment:

  1. Even more interesting, she isn't mentioned in the Victory squad either, which was released a couple of days after the Glory squad was announced. Last season she was suspended by the FFA for her conduct towards John Gibson, when she was replaced in one of the earlier round games. Therefore im 'assuming' it was a case of 'if the coach stays, I'm leaving'. Both Glory & Victory squads boast several international signings, but apparently neither have room for our country's most dangerous attacking weapon...