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Socceroos squad to face Saudi Arabia

The following 19-man squad has been selected to represent Australia in the upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Saudi Arabia, to be played at AAMI Park on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 8.30pm.

Some experienced players return to the squad, while some young stars are given their opportunity. Read more…

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Socceroos Squad for World Cup Qualifiers

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has named his 23 man squad to take on Oman and Thailand in upcoming qualifiers. The squad features the return of three big names, as well as a couple of bolters. Read more…

The Final Word – How do we value entertainment?

As I promised a couple of weeks back, The Final Word makes a triumphant return in its full glory, and this time, I’m taking a look at what fans want. Do they really appreciate a winner, or they only after entertainment?? Or are they simply too greedy and want both?? Read more…

23-Man Socceroos Squad Announced for Asian Cup

December 28, 2010 Leave a comment

The following 23-man squad has been selected by coach Holder Osieck ahead of the AFC Asian Cup, which begins on January 7th, 2011. Read more…

Brosque injury adds to Sydney’s woes

December 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Sydney FC forward Alex Brosque has been ruled out for the remainder of the A-League season with a groin injury. Read more…

Where to now for football?

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

I wrote (or ranted) last week about how Australian football is NOT dead. Despite this, it certainly needs a lift, and this week I’m going to suggest a few ideas for both the domestic game and the Socceroos, which will help move the game forward in this country, to reach the heights of the major codes. Just quickly before that though, the naming of Holger Osieck’s preliminary squad for January’s Asian Cup is definitely a step in the right direction. Despite the fact that most of the fringe players named will probably not make the final squad, the fact they are mentioned means that  Socceroos officials finally realise the importance of depth, and a squad base, in international football. So, anyway, on to my suggestions, starting with those for the domestic game. All of these ideas will ultimately result (hopefully) in the first suggestion. Read more…

Socceroos 50-man Asian Cup Squad named

December 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has named a 50-man preliminary squad for January’s AFC Asian Cup in Qatar. Read more…

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