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Yeah, was just using Zullo as an example because he still wasn't anything like our best option.
I can understand the defensive mentality of Arnie in this match considering the gap between the teams but when we're 1-0 down, not bothering to press and allowing the Argies to string together an easy 40-50 passes in a row at the back. Then bringing on a hack defender like McClenehan when we needed another attacker on. Wow, just wow.
So it's pray the Ivory Coast and Serbia draw and hope that we can beat the Africans next round? Shame, I was looking forward to this tournament for a while.
Then you've got the composition of the squad wrong.
I keep missing these games, wanted to see how Ryan Nelsen was getting on but the less said about the Netherlands having the likes of Gerald Sibon in their squad the better.
The only game I caught in its entirety was unfortunately the Australian vs. Argentina game. Aussies seem to playing anti-football.
Australia still think the English 1980s 1st division long ball game is de rigeur.
Archie Thompson is a waste of an over 23s spot. Having said that, dunno who else was available to take a spot.
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All good work in first two games tossed away. Now to play Brazil in the quarter-finals. Shambolic.
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Australia playing are far more positive grand of football this time around, and have had quite a few good chances, as have Cote de Ivore (sp?). Niki Rukaetc. gets into some good possies, but has deadset the worst first touch for an attacking playing.
EDIT: Haha, sheeeeeesh. SBS showing highlights of Italy vs Cameroon, the red card given to the Cameroon playing was an absolute joke.
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