Socceroos THE WORLD CUP PLAY OFF THREAD-Socceroos through to Russia 2018 3-1 on Aggregate!!!! Ange resigns!

Discussion in 'Football Australia' started by Ashton Agar, Nov 23, 2013.

Put it out there
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Who will qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Poll closed Mar 23, 2014.
  1. Australia Mate

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  3. I don't care. I'm waiting for the AFL draft.

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  1. carnthemlions

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    Mussolini was bad enough by himself, but then so was Churchill.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...itician-post-colonialist-author-a7641681.html
    Communist threat? Italian communists were a major part of the resistance against Mussolini.
    Any Italian sporting teams? The only sports I root against Italy in are football (for obvious reasons) and cycling.
     

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  2. Galaxie77

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    Everyones a displaced European here, like yank land.
     
  3. Bradesmaen

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    Never heard of an Aboriginal?
     
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  4. Galaxie77

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    Everyone who is actually involved in any decision making.
     
  5. Collingwoodity

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    Didn't you call us Socceroo supporters sheep?

    And you only follow Chel$ki and Rubentus? Lol

    Douche.


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  6. Collingwoodity

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    Can we please talk about football and not politics?


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  8. Kram

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    My great uncle fought against Italians in WW2, apparently he always said they were laughably inept soldiers that couldn't wait to surrender.
     
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    So when can we expect a decision in regards to Ange and Tim ?
    I think its in the best interest for the team that neither goes to Russia. Cahill is still capable of brilliant moments, but most of the times looks completely lost, especially when the ball is quick in transition. Juric and Rogic are our two main attacking threats, and should lead the attack in Russia.
     
  10. Punchy Bassett

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    And you wonder why so many have been laughing at Italy this week. Has been hilarious watching your hissy fits this week.
     
  11. Punchy Bassett

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    Happens to every thread that idiot shows up in.
     
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  12. peternorth

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    HI everyone,
    I'd like to, if you allow me, to share my experiences of last nights game. We were watching the game with some friends, one of whom is one of those know it alls when it comes to everything, including football. Let's set the stage:

    - he claims to have played the game
    - he has nephew who play for very good club, juniors.
    - says he watches a lot of juniors (true)

    Here's some of the crap I had to put up with comments wise
    - first half early stages, cahill coming back from offside position, casually walking back as the ball was pinballing in the box, and rolled past him. He bellowed "its just there turn around and kick a goal!". Me: um he's offside

    - behich gets early yellow
    Him: what?? Didn't even touch him
    Me: ref probably saw it as a dangerous tackle, showing studs.

    - we need strikers. We don't have anyone who can run and take on two players and score.
    Me: wut? Is that what a striker is?
    Him: well someone who's fast and can run past players
    Me: would you call ronaldinho (*) a striker?
    Him: ummmm (clearly doesn't know who ronaldinho was)

    After a failed attack he repeated this line of thinking
    Me: would you call Vardy or Kane strikers?
    Him: well... looks away
    Me: How about Viduka?
    *crickets*
    Me: all you watch are youtube clips of ronaldo and bale. You think all that fancy footwork is what makes a striker. FFS

    - Takes umbrage at the theatrics of Hondurans after being fouled.
    Him: oh god, you wouldn't see that in AFL. Here look at this, see that, that's my nephew getting cleaned up playing for ?????. He got up, didn't complain and cry like these guys
    Me: so if this is strictly a football trait, when do you think your nephew will start doing all this diving stuff?
    No answer.

    - Him: this guy (juric) is a gun. When I saw him play juniors I told everyone he was gonna be a gun.
    Um, mate I think juric lived and played juniors in sydney. You've never been there

    - Him: Aussie teams from the 80s would beat this team (current national team).
    Me: how so? Which players from the 80s do you reckon would beat this team?
    Him: ummm

    - Him: Honduras have a better defensive structure than us
    Me: how so?
    *crickets*

    - Him: matt ryan is always shaky with his feet. I'm a bit biased cause my nephew is a goal keeper so I watch a lot of keepers play

    - Honduras take free kick and drill it low into the wall
    Him: why do they do that? At my nephews training I go out there and can put 6/10 in the back of the net. Just kick it over the wall
    Me: sometimes players go low and try to go under the wall, or get a deflection. Also at that distance (short) its hard to get it up and down

    - Corner
    Him: why do we do these flat corners? The most dangerous ones are the floating ones

    Endless crap.
     
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  13. Skeppersap

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    I was at the game last night, and then had a read through this thread. I noticed the comments regarding the Sydney crowd at kick off.

    ANZ Stadium, and Sydney Trains, are a disgrace!! Blame the town planners who ever decided that a major stadium should be placed that far from the city!!

    I left North Sydney at 5pm, stopped at a pub for 2 beers at Central and left the pub at 6.20. Got onto the train at approximately 6.30.... Apparently an express to the ground, leaving every 7 or 8 minutes. With 1.5 hours up our sleeve, and after running from the station around the ground ( with no signage) and up the top of those stupid bloody spiral ramps... We made it to our seat just as the anthems started. Others on our train missed the start after leaving over 1.5 hours from Central.

    Someone with us was taking it more casual and decided not to leave Central until 7pm. He missed the whole of the first half!!

    Until you live up here, you cannot understand how much of a shit hole the Homebush precinct is, and just how bad Sydney Trains are. It was so disappointing that the ground was only half full for the anthems!!!

    It would not have happened in Melbourne... Partially because they are just so much better at attending sport and partially because you can walk from the city to both of the major stadiums.
     
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    I went to Man U vs A-league all stars few years ago and while getting there was fine, the ride home was a nightmare. Aparently it'd take couple hours just to get on the platform but that's where the fun began because you had to push your way on the train. There was a concert next door plus around 70k at the game. My bro and I managed to avoid it by walking down the road and miraculously hailing a cab.
     
  15. Billy ray

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    Socceroos to hopefully play a friendly at new perth stadium with a 7pm kick off on a saturday night in april/may. Ideally against a European team.
     
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    Yep, getting home would have been a nightmare... But we were with a pregnant lady.... Golden ticket to using lifts and bypassing lines!! Still took approximately 1.5 hours to get home.
     
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    Also...I can handle delays on the way home. To be expected with 77k leaving at the same time. It's the massive delays on the way there, which make people miss the match and result in what we saw last night, that are totally unacceptable!
     
  18. darko

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    Come to think of it we missed the rush coming in because we went to GWS/Essendon game at 4/4.30 start. Soccer ticket gave us free entry. Had we left couple hours later probably would've copped it on the way in.

    SCG was pretty bad too when we went to baseball but at least it's walking distance to the Cross.
     
  19. ioppolo

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    Italy or England should draw a lot of those supporters here in Perth
     
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    Italy/holland available :)
     
  21. peternorth

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    Ireland too :)
     
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    I'd like to give some praise to the sydney train system. From airport to centre (central, wynyard) is convenient, easy to use.
     
  23. Mootsy

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    It can't hurt having Cahill around for potential goals.
     
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    I'd be using him exclusively as a Sub in that case.
     
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    In addition he said we should bring young guys into the world cup team, give them some experience. I asked him who he'd bring in, couldn't name anyone.