Socceroos 2019 AFC ASIAN CUP-Socceroos Thread

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We aren't comfortably better...
We have strikers who can't score, a 34 year old CB playing as our playmaker. A CB who hasn't players club football for 2 years. Its a terrible team.
I disagree, although your comments about Milligan are accurate. He's way past it, and they made him captain ffs. The talent we have with Leckie, Luongo, Sainsbury (who should be captain), Mabil and Maclaren amongst others is as good as anybody else.
 

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I disagree, although your comments about Milligan are accurate. He's way past it, and they made him captain ffs. The talent we have with Leckie, Luongo, Sainsbury (who should be captain), Mabil and Maclaren amongst others is as good as anybody else.
As good. But we are playing away in Asia trying out a new system under a new style. We might be a little better than some of these sides but not comfortably as you say.
 

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Can you link it? I wasn't having a go just curious what they are. I would have thought leagues like Scotland would make it in.
Off the top of my head it was these countries, some at the bottom aren't in the top half.
Obviously Mabil would make it 4 players

England
Spain
Italy
Germany
France
Netherlands
Brazil
Argentina
Russia
Portugal
Belgium
Ukraine
Austria
Turkey
Greece
Czech
Swiss
Swedish
Serbian
Danish league.
 

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Off the top of my head it was these countries, some at the bottom aren't in the top half.
Obviously Mabil would make it 4 players

England
Spain
Italy
Germany
France
Netherlands
Brazil
Argentina
Russia
Portugal
Belgium
Ukraine
Austria
Turkey
Greece
Czech
Swiss
Swedish
Serbian
Danish league.
Don't Sainsbury and Behich play regularly for PSV in the Eredivisie? Also would have the Championship close to a few at the bottom there (for Luongo)
 

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Can you link it? I wasn't having a go just curious what they are. I would have thought leagues like Scotland would make it in.
To be fair, I'm sure you could argue that the Scottish and English championship are equal to or better than some of the league's at the bottom there but the point is that they we were/are a long way away from having a squad that could beat up on teams
 

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Can you link it? I wasn't having a go just curious what they are. I would have thought leagues like Scotland would make it in.
So would I, but if you go by UEFA's country coefficient (which determines UCL and UEL places) Scotland is the 20th best association in Europe, let alone the world
 

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Don't Sainsbury and Behich play regularly for PSV in the Eredivisie? Also would have the Championship close to a few at the bottom there (for Luongo)
Nup neither are starters, don't see very many minutes either. 7 appearances between them for the season.
In fact watched a thing that had Sainsbury in the worst champions league XI of the season so far.

Like I said happy to concede that you could put the championship or Scottish league in there above the Serbian league but change top 20 to 15 and it still tells a story
 

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Don't Sainsbury and Behich play regularly for PSV in the Eredivisie? Also would have the Championship close to a few at the bottom there (for Luongo)
Sainsbury's played 3 games in the Eredivisie all season, starting 2, (plus 2 UCL games, starting 1, and 3 domestic cup games). He's their 4th or 5th CB

Behich has played 4 Eredivisie games, all off the bench (plus 2 domestic cup games)
 
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Previous posts got me thinking about the coefficient league rankings or whatever. Checked AFC's. Our league is ranked f***** NINTH! Behind Thailand.
 

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Previous posts got me thinking about the coefficient league rankings or whatever. Checked AFC's. Our league is ranked f***** NINTH! Behind Thailand.
Probably because Australian teams fail so regularly in the Asian Champions League, and more often than "lesser" leagues.

Thailand is ranked higher because their only team in 2018 made it through the group stage (Victory and Sydney FC did not) and in 2017 as well (Brisbane and WSW finished bottom of their groups).

Those Nations Coefficients are somewhat flaw metrics but it's hard to argue that Thailand doesn't deserve to be higher than Australia given how they are calculated
 
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Not even upset about this result our list is dog **** and the FFA copped what it deserved for its failures of not being able to rejuvinate this list or put the structure in place for it to occur seamlessly.

Arnold is a **** coach but its not all his fault he's only been there six months ffs! yeah our tactics where **** too but what can you do when our list is so dire, No tactics are gonna work unless you go the park the bus tactics and hope for the best.

Its a long road ahead if the World Cup stays at 32 teams I don't even think we'll qualify for Qatar.
 

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Not even upset about this result our list is dog **** and the FFA copped what it deserved for its failures of not being able to rejuvinate this list or put the structure in place for it to occur seamlessly.

Arnold is a **** coach but its not all his fault he's only been there six months ffs! yeah our tactics where **** too but what can you do when our list is so dire, No tactics are gonna work unless you go the park the bus tactics and hope for the best.

Its a long road ahead if the World Cup stays at 32 teams I don't even think we'll qualify for Qatar.
Yup agreed. Ange was a good coach and Cahill basically dragged us to the WC.
I think it's very likely we might miss a WC and it will be the best thing for us. Been living off the golden generation for too long now without addressing the absoloute death of talent we have
 

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Not even upset about this result our list is dog **** and the FFA copped what it deserved for its failures of not being able to rejuvinate this list or put the structure in place for it to occur seamlessly.

Arnold is a **** coach but its not all his fault he's only been there six months ffs! yeah our tactics where **** too but what can you do when our list is so dire, No tactics are gonna work unless you go the park the bus tactics and hope for the best.

Its a long road ahead if the World Cup stays at 32 teams I don't even think we'll qualify for Qatar.
Yup agreed. Ange was a good coach and Cahill basically dragged us to the WC.
I think it's very likely we might miss a WC and it will be the best thing for us. Been living off the golden generation for too long now without addressing the absoloute death of talent we have
 
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