The Olyroos Tokyo 2020(1) Olympics Thread

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juss

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At least now having to chase a result it will force Australia to play with some dare instead of just being stagnant without a plan.
 

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God damn it!
Dunno how we can equalise with the amount of dominance Egypt have shown.
All we needed was a draw FFS.
The problem is that a draw to go through means nothing if we play this sh*t.

when Australia got through to the knockout stage of the World Cup we were playing football. I don’t know what this sh*t is.
 

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The midfield in particular has been atrocious. Can’t get a foot on the ball and then just give it away as soon as they do get it. Badly missing someone who can control the tempo.

Atkinson getting rubbed out has hurt badly too.

As good as we were against Argentina we’ve been dismal since, no flair.
Hard to see us scoring.
 

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Qatar cheating their way to getting the world cup and the terrible handling of domestic leagues really stuffed football in this country
The goalkeeper and defenders need to be able to pass to a team mate more than 5 metres away. Obviously this is not being drilled down in the junior leagues as it’s more about athleticism. Athleticism will not get you very far if you have poor tactical awareness and poor technical skills.
 

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The goalkeeper and defenders need to be able to pass to a team mate more than 5 metres away. Obviously this is not being drilled down in the junior leagues as it’s more about athleticism. Athleticism will not get you very far if you have poor tactical awareness and poor technical skills.
This has been our problem for a very long time though.
Even in our golden age in the early 00s and WC 2006, our "skills" were still nowhere near the quality nations.

Secondly, we have no attacking flair or creativity, we are an incredibly boring side to watch because no one is good enough to take defenders on or pass through them.
 
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