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Nomination of New South Wales derby (A-League) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article New South Wales derby (A-League) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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About your page List of A-League hat-tricks[edit]

Hi! i was just wondering if you could explain what a "hat trick" was so i can pass it as patrolled. Thanks Dudel250 (talk) 23:23, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

A hat-trick is when a player scores three (or more) goals in a single game. (Hat-trick#association fooball) Macosal (talk) 23:27, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Ahh! i see now Thanks i'll pass it Dudel250 (talk) 23:33, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you + invitation[edit]


Thank you for your contributions to women's football/soccer articles. I thought I'd let you know about the women's football task force, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of women's football/soccer. If you would like to participate, join by visiting the Members page. Thanks!

Hmlarson (talk) 05:19, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Mathew Ryan[edit]

No, honours do require directly referencing per WP:BLP and WP:V. GiantSnowman 11:38, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

If true do you plan to remove these similarly unreferenced honours sections from every article? Paul Scholes? Cristiano Ronaldo? Wayne Rooney? Macosal (talk) 13:12, 4 June 2014 (UTC)


A short discussion at a WikiProject, with no real consensus either way, does NOT trump WP:BLP. The items have been challenged and removed (by me), they should NOT be re-added unless explicitly sourced to a reliable source. GiantSnowman 11:40, 8 June 2014 (UTC)


User:Macosal/BLP has been started... GiantSnowman 15:40, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Cheers. For the record though, are/aren't we doing the same with international goals sections? I can't see why not and are if anything easier to reference. Macosal (talk) 00:39, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
To be honest not really, I am fully within my right to remove this information, I have started tagging honours section as a favour/compromise, this could just end up with you requesting that I don't remove anything and would just make a mockery of BLP policy. I'm more than happy to continue tagging honours sections for the forseeable future. GiantSnowman 08:22, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
I hope we do not have an issue here but unfortunately I do not believe you are fully within your right to do that... I did mention that international goals should be likewise included. I would be open to reducing the relevant time period in return for international goals also being included. Macosal (talk) 09:00, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Sigh, are we going to go through this again? Yes, I am allowed to remove any unreferenced information about living people as per WP:BLP policy, did you learn nothing from the BLPN discussion? GiantSnowman 09:03, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm trying to avoid reopening this again (no conclusion was reached). If you look back I actually said that international goals should be included. I would be happy to accept a reduced time period if international goals were to be included? Macosal (talk) 09:22, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Well there was a conclusion - just ask the expert editors @Nomoskedasticity: and @FreeRangeFrog: - WP:BLP fully allows for my edits. The issue that you and Walter/AV kicked off about was honours, so I allowed that sole concession as an act of good faith. I never agreed about international goals or anything else - just honours. As I've already stated if you want/expect me to start listing all other items as well then it just makes a mockery of BLP and means there is zero point to editing. If you continue to insist on it, I'll just stop tagging honours and start removing them again in line with BLP. GiantSnowman 09:38, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
2 editors in support of your case with one against in addition to several others against the deletion would hardly seem to me a conclusion, nor did you react to my suggestion of international goals (it appears I mistook acquiescence for acceptance). Where would the next highest level of resolution be? Macosal (talk) 09:44, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Nonononono, this did not require a 'consensus' in the traditional sense. We went to a noticeboard to seek advice from the experts, the experts advised that my edits were fine. Just because you and your mates did/could not accept that is irrelevant. GiantSnowman 09:51, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
The "experts" did not agree in this case, nor should authority hold weight in assessing outcomes. Don't condescend to call them my mates - they were other editors with legitimate opinions and concerns and included administrators. What would be the next step? Macosal (talk) 09:57, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Walter and AV are not administrators, although that it is irrelevant. I'd advise you to wait for Nomoskedasticity and/or FRF (who is an admin) to add further comments, although if you don't want to, feel free to raise the matter at WP:ANI. GiantSnowman 10:01, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Sure. For the record, the admin I was referring to was @Djsasso:. Macosal (talk) 12:22, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
I also don't want to reopen this whole debate here (there will be a time and a place if necessary), but why is it desirable that the information should be removed? Macosal (talk) 13:14, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Without re-hasing the entire debate(s) we had at both FOOTY and BLPN, because I'm sure neither of us want that, the short answer is per WP:BLP and WP:V. GiantSnowman 13:17, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

To rehash what I said at BLPN, any editor is free to remove any unsourced information (positive, negative or neutral) from any article. More to the point, it is at the editor's discretion to remove the unsourced information, or leave a {{cn}} or "additional citations needed" tag or whatever. Any editor who wants the information to remain on the article should simply source it. If it cannot be sourced then it does not belong in the article, period. There is no need for consensus or discussion in these cases. Verifiability is a cornerstone of what we do here, which is all the more important when a biography of a living person is involved. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 18:29, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

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Soccer = football again[edit]

I have begun a thread at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Football in Australia)#Full names of soccer clubs to discuss how we should use the "fullname" parameter in the Infobox template. Unfortunately it seems to be being used by some to continue to now sneakily press the claim that their game is called football. Please join the fray. HiLo48 (talk) 08:43, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Certainly is unfortunate if that is the case. You should remember not to make generalisations / statements about people's intent, however (play the ball not the man). Macosal (talk) 16:14, 11 July 2014 (UTC)


I'm not sure if you remember but a while back you created List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Mitchell Johnson. In one edit I completely reworded the lead, added photos and added refs. I then looked at the article and decided it was featured list status worthy so I nominated it. As you did a lot of the work I added you as a co-nomination which means you can claim the FL as your own (if it passes). If you want you can help me with answering the comments at FLC of you can leave it. Cheers NickGibson3900 Talk 07:47, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Sounds good, will keep an eye on it. Here's hoping it succeeds. Macosal (talk) 06:36, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
It passed!! Face-smile.svg Thanks for your work getting all the facts for the list and referencing each match. - NickGibson3900 Talk 05:26, 13 October 2014 (UTC)


Hey Macosal, just wanted to let you know that I have been helping complete the BLP list and add references to the honours sections that GiantSnowman and other editors have flagged or deleted. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help. Cheers. Rupert1904 (talk) 18:09, 29 September 2014 (UTC)


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assists are unsourcable. There have been numerous discussions about this already at WP:FOOTBALL. There is no clear consensus of what an assist even is and different people count them differently. Furthermore most stats websites don't list them. --SuperJew (talk) 12:08, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Naming conventions (Football in Australia)[edit]

FYI, it appears your latest comment has an incomplete sentence: "...(which in turn speaks to the idea that"― sroc 💬 10:59, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Yep fixed (probably as you were writing this) Macosal (talk) 11:00, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Yep, just saw that. sroc 💬 11:01, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Reorder of Brad Smith international apps.[edit]

Shouldn't it be in descending order with regards to the date/year? Same as club sides. Should be consistent rather than all mixed up. Simione001 (talk) 06:16, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

For mine order of seniority works better - I think this is how it's conventionally done - e.g. see Harry Kewell, Romelu Lukaku, Robert Green etc. Not sure if there has been any discussion on this point but didn't see any that had a different order in a brief search around. Macosal (talk) 06:46, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, I've seen it done both ways eg Kyi Lin. It just seems wrong to me when the dates are not in order given that this is the case for both youth and senior football elements of the infobox. Simione001 (talk) 08:04, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, maybe worth raising at WP:FOOTY or at Template talk:Infobox football biography to get some clarity. For mine the highest level of international honours should be the last listed - seems a bit jumbled to potentially list all the youth teams in an order that isn't youngest to oldest. Macosal (talk) 09:53, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Joshua Bingham[edit]

Is he on a youth or senior contact with CCM? If it's youth i don't think he is on loan at CC FC. He will likely play for CC FC during the NYL off season before returning to CCM. I believe youth contract or offered on a season to season basis and do not extended beyond one season. So I believe that effectively he has left CCM but may well return for the new season of the NYL. Simione001 (talk) 11:03, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Yeah he signed a senior contract for next season in February (source). I feel like a loan is the best way of characterising that (and considerably neater). Macosal (talk) 13:11, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

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