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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    Ruka is a deadset donkey, all workrate no guile or composure. I remember watching the A-League with mates and laughing at the bloke trying to dribble.

    How Burns and Djite are not in this squad is beyond me.
    Has the first touch of a deadfish. I'd say the reason Burns & Djite aren't in the squad due to only recently changing clubs, much the same reason as Kewell not being here (was originally going to come).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clapo View Post
    Has the first touch of a deadfish. I'd say the reason Burns & Djite aren't in the squad due to only recently changing clubs, much the same reason as Kewell not being here (was originally going to come).
    Still doesn't explain how he got in ahead of David Williams or Dario Vidic. Worst selection ever. Some good defence overall to keep it to 1-0, but that has to be one worst strike force at any level for Australia.
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    Yeah, was just using Zullo as an example because he still wasn't anything like our best option.


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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    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.
    What happens when you only have three forwards in the whole squad, there is generally no attacking players to bring on.

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    Then you've got the composition of the squad wrong.

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    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.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Australia still think the English 1980s 1st division long ball game is de rigeur.
    Did you see that Argentinian side? That side would beat our seniors comfortably, I don't blame us for playing long-ball.
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    New Zeland have to play Belgium (men's football), who will win Hak?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    New Zeland have to play Belgium (men's football), who will win Hak?
    Haven't watched any of the men's football, but looking at the squads NZ will do well to get one point. Betting suggests NZ have something like a 7 % chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Haven't watched any of the men's football, but looking at the squads NZ will do well to get one point. Betting suggests NZ have something like a 7 % chance.
    Ouch!

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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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