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A teacher by profession, but is now in his 38th year as a football writer. Has written for "Soccer Action" (Melbourne), "Australian Soccer Weekly" (Sydney) and "World Soccer" (London), as well as for several Tasmanian newspapers. Currently contributing to "Goal!Weekly" in Melbourne and the Australian magazine "Soccer International". Played for Croatia-Glenorchy, Caledonians, Metro, Rapid and University in Tasmania, as well as in the United States of America. Coached University, Metro and Croatia-Glenorchy.

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Broadbent Mark 13 March 2018 - Copy

Photo:  Mark Broadbent, coach of Kingborough Lions United [PlessPix]

Kingborough Lions United will introduce three new imports to their side for their NPL Tasmania season opener away to Launceston City on the weekend.

Kingborough coach Mark Broadbent revealed today that the club has signed a Brazilian, an American and a Canadian and all there will make their debuts against Launceston City.

Gilly De Sosa is the Brazilian and Tim Baker the American, but Broadbent would not name the Canadian at today’s media conference at KGV Park.

Broadbent said all three could play ‘from the middle of the park to the front’.

The three newcomers have been training with the Lions but have not played a single game in the Summer Cup or Summer Series this year.

Broadbent is wary of other clubs approaching the Canadian player with offers of money and so has kept tight wraps on the import.

He said the club had thought it had acquired American Ryan McGee earlier this year, only to have him snatched from under their noses by Olympia Warriors before he even arrived in Tasmania.

Incidentally, McGee has left Olympia and is reported to have been training with Northern Rangers and Clarence United.

Broadbent said he wasn’t worried by the 6-1 loss to Hobart Zebras on the weekend because he had six senior players missing and Zebras were close to full strength.

He said it was important to do well in the season proper this year, which is the Lions’ 20th anniversary, and it was important to put the turmoil of last year behind them.

“I haven’t put all our cards on the table as yet, but I think we’re ready to hit the ground running,” Broadbent said.

“Our aim this season is to finish in the top half of the table.”

Broadbent is intent on a holistic approach to training his squad, with mental preparation as important as physical and technical.

“Body management and the mind set are important and we need to go out there confident of winning games.”

Broadbent said the three imports had been training well and he was confident they would perform when it came to games.

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+1 #26 Anon 2018-03-19 03:41
#25.Sorry but you are incorrect. I know that #23 has no idea so qualifying my statement would not be correct.
Just as you are incorrect.No qualification required.
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+2 #25 Anonymous 2018-03-18 00:25
Quoting Anon:
#19 Tottenham.You obviously have no idea nor know what is going on.If you were ahlf smart you would at least qualify your stupid statements by adding " as far as I am aware" or something similar. That will allow a little room for error in what you say.Unbelievable.



#23 Maybe you should say, it "appears" he has no idea. At least then you avoid appearing to be a hypocrite
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0 #24 Anonymous 2018-03-15 19:40
That must be a big hat for that head.
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+5 #23 Anon 2018-03-14 21:22
#19 Tottenham.You obviously have no idea nor know what is going on.If you were ahlf smart you would at least qualify your stupid statements by adding " as far as I am aware" or something similar. That will allow a little room for error in what you say.Unbelievabl e.
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+8 #22 Mate 2018-03-14 10:07
Quoting Tottenham:
Well well well was earlier that MB said youth development .......3 import , 3 positions mmmmmmmm lots word and not enough action super coach


South has a similar set up but there are still the need for experienced players like Brown, Ludford, Loic etc. Stop being negative!
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+8 #21 super coach 2018-03-14 08:34
Quoting Tottenham:
Well well well was earlier that MB said youth development .......3 import , 3 positions mmmmmmmm lots word and not enough action super coach


Well I will give him credit 6 players were under 20 and 3 of those under 16, he is still focused on LOCAL youth development. But there is NO harm with giving them experience with playing with players from another country. Plus remember the club was riddled by non local players last year then Wiki coach left breaking the club and the club had near zero NPL players
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-6 #20 Anonymous 2018-03-14 08:22
Quoting Anon:
#13.Typical comment from people who throw stones.


So if you're not a politician you can't vote?
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-11 #19 Tottenham 2018-03-14 07:20
Well well well was earlier that MB said youth development .......3 import , 3 positions mmmmmmmm lots word and not enough action super coach
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-3 #18 Hmmm 2018-03-14 03:56
Quoting I know:
The Canadian is Odaine Demar, even though he is technically Jamaican.
Because he's a club hopper he won't name him yet!!


He should just leave Tassie. He is wasting his talent here and he is clearly bored of Tassie
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+2 #17 Anon 2018-03-14 00:56
#16.Dont believe all you read or see or hear.
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