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How a failed club manager such as Viddie gets a gig is beyond me. Now I know the west Asian sides do well in underage comps but that is inexcusable with the side we have.
Wouldn't be surprised if the FFA appointed Aussie coaches for the sake of trying to develop our next generation of managers. They should be ambitious and just get whoever is the best available (within reason) IMO regardless of whether they are Australian or not.
 

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Have to win today and win well.
For a team that hasn't scored a goal in forever, they can't afford to take Vietnam for granted.
Draw will leave them reliant on other results in last round.
 

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This is game is so so important for our youngens. Missing tournaments such as the Olympics stunt our growth. Interesting that jew fro Amini is the captain.
 

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Guessing as one of the 'senior' members in the team and by virtue of playing overseas, he was seen as the best candidate for the job.

Nice touch by the team saying they are playing in Tombides memory. :thumbsu:
 

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Guessing as one of the 'senior' members in the team and by virtue of playing overseas, he was seen as the best candidate for the job.

Nice touch by the team saying they are playing in Tombides memory. :thumbsu:
He was part of this generation in the Olyroos team so would be emotional for them.
 

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Eliminated from the group stage again. Just not good enough :mad:
2 goals in 3 games all of which came against Vietnam. Even Vietnam scored 3 in their 3 games.

Of the 16 teams, only Yemen scored fewer goals.

This is a massive concern for the Socceroos. Nobody coming through.......
 

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I didn't want to be right with my foreshadowing but the loss really did doom us from the start.

Thankfully Ange is good at picking the cream of this crop for the senior team anyway.
 
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I hate to be negative but a definite shake up of the U23 set up is needed. Not only failing to make an impact at the U23 championship but missing out (again) on the Olympics. 2 wins in their last 9 games and only 7 scored (conceding 12) is not good enough.

Vidmar has had a few years with the team now (he oversaw our missed 2012 Olympic qualification campaign) and doesn't appear to be up to it sadly. Time to move him on. Quite a few match reports this morning lamenting his lack of ideas for breaking down Jordan's defence who happily parked the bus. Even when we needed a goal desperately late into the second half, continuing with 1 up top it seems to suggest he didn't have any plan for if we needed to chase the game late in the match.

I'm all for helping give Aussie coaches a chance so we can help develop the next generation of coaches but if they're not up to it, they need to be moved on. Need to bring someone in (local or foreign, it shouldn't matter) who has a history and track record of helping develop youth teams.

Rant over. :p
 

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I didn't want to be right with my foreshadowing but the loss really did doom us from the start.

Thankfully Ange is good at picking the cream of this crop for the senior team anyway.
Yeah it seems the senior coach knows how to get the best out of the up and comers rather than Pissant. Both he and Okon haven't impressed and you can't blame the set up that much.
 

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I hate to be negative but a definite shake up of the U23 set up is needed. Not only failing to make an impact at the U23 championship but missing out (again) on the Olympics. 2 wins in their last 9 games and only 7 scored (conceding 12) is not good enough.

Vidmar has had a few years with the team now (he oversaw our missed 2012 Olympic qualification campaign) and doesn't appear to be up to it sadly. Time to move him on. Quite a few match reports this morning lamenting his lack of ideas for breaking down Jordan's defence who happily parked the bus. Even when we needed a goal desperately late into the second half, continuing with 1 up top it seems to suggest he didn't have any plan for if we needed to chase the game late in the match.

I'm all for helping give Aussie coaches a chance so we can help develop the next generation of coaches but if they're not up to it, they need to be moved on. Need to bring someone in (local or foreign, it shouldn't matter) who has a history and track record of helping develop youth teams.

Rant over. :p
I'm negative without substance so this is more constructive criticism.
 

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The fact that not everyone eligible for the game being there already shines light on the issues.

Not going to call all the doom and gloom, but we need to sort out the youth programs if we are to take that next step as a serious footballing nation.
 

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Would love to see a breakdown on where individual players are playing from all nations, I would assume of all the teams we played that 90%+ of the squads play in the local leagues?
 

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We were missing our best front 4 in Skapetis, Mabil, De Silva and Ikon but still not good enough from Vidmar thats 2 failed campaigns time for some one else to have a crack.
 
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