Nico said:I don't follow soccer that closely, but there seems to be some controversy with the sacking of the Matilda's coach.
From the outside, the Matildas seem to be going very nicely.
Why was he sacked, and was it just?
Ian4 said:add Naboutt to that. we'd probably win the tournamant if they were all available.
i think he has been a great servant who has been crueled by injuries. i also think he has been made the scapegoat of a side that struggles to score. he did however lead the assist count in the last round of world cup qualifiers. something that get ignored a lot by the haters. be that as it may, i think his time as a regular socceroo is coming to an end. we have some pretty good wingers coming through the ranks.
antman said:Not Arnie's biggest fan but he's copping a whole lot of sh!t just because we lost a game against Jordan. He's doing OK given our lack of quality in the front third - he's gone some way to address it with Mabil, Leckie, Giannou and Ikonomides getting good game time.
Baloo said:They'll be as relevant as the Wallabies soon
Not money. Just mates in high places.Ian4 said:Does anyone think its a huge surprise we lost? I don't think so. While we have some very good talent coming through,
we will continue to struggle until we can find a bonafide goal scorer and a coach who can coach to our strengths. Questions should be asked as to how Arnold got the gig in the first place. My best guess is that it came down to money. Coz we don't have it.
Smoking Aces said:Not money. Just mates in high places.
The Sydney soccer mafia run the FFA.
Haven't watched it - who commentated it. How come Mooy wasn't playing?Finished 3:0, good start to this part of the campaign. Leckie scored with a header after 55 seconds (which i missed), then a penalty missed by Boyle but Irvine got the rebound, then a great free kick from Hrustic who looked really good - potential replacement for Mooy and Rogic. Playing in the Bundesliga now. Should have been 6:0 really.
We have a break of 5 points on Jordan in second place in the group, they have a game in hand. Two more wins from three games will make it certain and we play Chinese Taipei, Nepal and then Jordan in the last game, so that should be a formality really. Jordan could still get through to the next round as some of the best second placed teams in groups will qualify.
The next round will also be this year, starting September and must be concluded by March next year. That will be the two groups of 6 format, top two go through, third places will play each other and then play a team from another confed to qualify as we had to do for the last WC.
Next game Tuesday morning 5am our time.
Haven't watched it - who commentated it. How come Mooy wasn't playing?