It's gonna be hard against Italy without Emerton, who I thought played really well. Pity.
No offense, but that's a pretty ignorant comment for mine. It might not be our biggest sport in terms of viewership, but more kids play soccer than anything else here, and we certainly care about the game far more than the Americans. The reaction when Australia qualified for the world cup was immense, and crucially the disappointment was equally so on the last two occasions where we failed to qualify, not to mention the hype for the last 7 months. Some measure of success in this competition will only help to increase the profile of the sport here even more.Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
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Can never beat a pair
If he can play right wing back, well take him and send him to germany.Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
The man, the mountain, the Mathews. The greatest all rounder since Keith Miller. (Y)
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**** YES!! WE ****ING DID IT! COME ON AUSTRALIA YOU ****ING HEROES! WE ****ING ****ED FIFA UP THE ****ING ****S! I'M ****ING SICK OF THEIR TOTAL ********! HAVE FUN CRYING ABOUT THAT ONE FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS YOU ****ING ****S FIFA! HAHA GHANA AND AUSTRALIA THROUGH! CRYING OVER EUROPE, ASIA AND THE US NOW NO DOUBT?? SERVES YOU THE **** RIGHT FOR BEING SUCH A ****IGN JOKE OF A PIECE OF A **** OF AN ORGANISATION! GRAHAM POLL IS ****ING KIDDING HIMSELF IF HE THINKS HE CAN REFEREE AT A DECENT STANDARD! SHIP HIM OFF TO CROATIA BECAUSE HIS WORLD CUP IS OVER WITH THEIRS!
**** YOU SIMUNIC YOU ****ING ****! ALL THOSE YEARS LIVING IN AUSTRALIA AND GOING TO THE AIS MUST HAVE TAUGHT YOU HOW TO LAND A FAIR TACKLE ON SOMEONE! BET HE'S ****ING HAPPY NOW! HAVE FUN IN CROATIA! I BET THEY DON'T EVEN WANT YOU EITHER
WE ****ING DOMINATED THE GAME AND ABSOLUTELY OUTCLASSED CROATIA IN EVERY FACET. PERHAPS THEY WON THE FIFA PREFERRED TEAM STAKES, THOUGH.
**** YOU JAPAN, **** YOU GRAHAM POLL, **** YOU CROATIA AND GET ****ED JOSIP SIMUNIC YOU ****ING ****! LUCAS NEILL IS GOD HIMSELF!
WE ****ING DID IT! WE'RE IN THE 2ND ****ING ROUND!! COME THE **** ON AUSTRALIA!
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What a great game. Harry Kewell was just phenomenal in that 2nd half, it's great to see him finally playing up to his ability, a far cry from the dark days under Farina. Also, just as a side note, is it just me visualizing Farina's management of Australia as being something like Homer at the 'plant?
That refereeing was a joke. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said. First time I've seen Kalac play. Always knew he was back-up for Dida, but if this is how he is under pressure, what's he like in the fanatical Serie A?
What a fairytale, though.
"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - for ever."
Originally Posted by Cloete
This > Simon's Origin post.
P.S. I agree with sentiments above
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That's the World Cup for you good innit.Originally Posted by Cloete
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I'm the church and I've come
To claim you with my iron drum
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The wolves are running..
Clutey - best post ever!
'Copperfield,' said Mr. Micawber, 'farewell! Every happiness and prosperity! If, in the progress of revolving years, I could persuade myself that my blighted destiny had been a warning to you, I should feel that I had not occupied another man's place in existence altogether in vain.
- Wilkins Micawber
Haha, classic Cloete right there.
Lol how passionate was Craig Foster at the end of the game when he was interviewed - onya Fozzie
But the ref did have a shocker though, Australia were denied two penalties, and then their was Siminuic (sp) getting sent off twice, but Kalac did have a chocker. His howler that led to the 2nd Croatian goal has not been seen since David James kept goal for England or when Roy Carroll was in the Manchester United goal.
That said, apart from being captain does Viduka really should be in the starting line-up?
Oh and I love the Brazilian national antheam.
Right up there with the French one.
Absolutely for mine. I think he's been among our best in two of the games so far. He was probably the best on the pitch after Cahill against Japan, and best after Kewell and Neill here. Does an excellent job holding up the ball, which is crucial for a team that doesn't play a pure running striker, and his physical strength causes defenders problems, sets up opportunities for others and draws penalties.Originally Posted by Craig
Totally agree. No better striker playing with his back to goal in the Premiership.Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
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You know my thoughts on him, so I won't bore you and the rest of the forum with them.Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
No his fat and 5 goals in 35 odd games is not acceptable, has this man never played against Tonga.Originally Posted by Craig
Can not wait for Australia Italy, the dirtiest teams in the tournament facing off against each other. The midfield battle between Vince Grella and Gennaro Gattuso will be ugly.
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