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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Woodgers » January 23, 2019, 8:26 am

Mooy is so far and away our best player that he's currently irreplaceable in the line-up. In that central midfield position he's the best at every job whether it is anchoring and screening, being the link man or even playing further forward and creating the play. Out of all that though we miss the way he passes the football, his range of passing along with his possession play is our greatest weapon. He plays in teams with no quality to finish off his work so i'd be interested to see what he might be able to do in a good team.

Irvine played in centre midfield alongside Milligan. Irvine cops a lot of criticism and he's certainly not a polished player, but he has improved a lot in the past 12-18 months since moving to Hull and I reckon people not watching closely enough still refer to him as the headless chicken that first came into the squad. I will give him something though, at least Arnie knows what he'll get out of him which is 100% commitment every single time he plays him and in a side like this that's a major tick.
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Post by RedRaider » January 24, 2019, 3:30 pm

100% agree with everything you've said Woodgers. Mooy missing is limiting our attack and I reckon the development of players like Mabil. Still, injury can provide opportunity and perhaps someone will surprise as the tournament moves on.

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Post by RedRaider » January 26, 2019, 5:50 pm

We are out of the Asian Cup. Beaten 1-0 by UAE. Rebuilding phase again but a couple of injuries sure didn't help.

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Post by BJ » February 3, 2019, 3:24 pm

Classical composer Elgar was a Wolverhampton Wanderers fan and wrote the first ever football chant.

What musical connections do we have at the Raiders???? Peter Blakely of Crying in the Chapel fame......

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/mus ... music.html

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Post by Schifty » February 25, 2019, 5:53 pm

Crazy scenes in the League cup final this morning.

Chelsea manager looking to sub the keeper just before the shootout and the keeper refused to go off..

Stayed on the park and wasn't the hero in the shootout as Man City won.

Imagine the scenes in that dressing room at full time.

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Post by gergreg » May 10, 2019, 11:12 pm

Amazing A league game.

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Post by LP Raider » June 10, 2019, 3:26 pm

So who gets the axe when the Matildas get bundled out.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » June 10, 2019, 6:43 pm

LP Raider wrote:So who gets the axe when the Matildas get bundled out.
Heather Reid will definitely go. Talk that Gallop’s head is on the chopping block also
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Post by LP Raider » June 11, 2019, 5:49 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
June 10, 2019, 6:43 pm
LP Raider wrote:So who gets the axe when the Matildas get bundled out.
Heather Reid will definitely go. Talk that Gallop’s head is on the chopping block also
They should go anyway, absolute disgraceful what happened.

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Post by -PJ- » September 8, 2019, 6:52 pm

France played Albania in a Euro Cup qualifier yesterday.

As both sides lined up for their anthems the national anthem of Andorra was played in full by accident. There was a 7min delay as Albania refused to start the match until the error was rectified.

However..once the correct anthem was found the stadium announcer screwed up again by apologising to the Armenian fans rather than France's opponents Albania...

France won 4-1
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Post by RedRaider » September 30, 2019, 7:18 am

Did you see the vision of the keeper from Egypt? He has run outside his Penalty area to head the ball away and is about 30 metres from his goal. His header falls to an opposition player who chips the ball high over the keeper and it looks like it will go into the back of the net, but the keeper sprints back and dives high to upper cut the ball over the goal. Extraordinary determination. Sensational footage.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » September 30, 2019, 9:42 am

You mean this one


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Post by zim » September 30, 2019, 10:35 am

That's pretty awesome stuff.

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Post by BJ » December 28, 2019, 8:29 am

Liverpool fans will be ecstatic.

Wolves from two nil down to beat Man City 3-2. What a performance from a club that was in the third tier just a few years ago.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » January 1, 2020, 10:12 pm

Looks like Liverpool and Arsenal fans have followed in our footsteps with a good ol’ fashioned poll hijacking. They made sure Peter Crouch beat out Harry Kane in Tottenham’s team of the decade
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Post by BJ » January 2, 2020, 8:07 am

Was it the gangly and awkward looking Peter Crouch who answered the interviewers question “what would you be if you were not a professional footballer”

He replied “a virgin”

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » January 2, 2020, 8:17 am

BJ wrote:Was it the gangly and awkward looking Peter Crouch who answered the interviewers question “what would you be if you were not a professional footballer”

He replied “a virgin”
Yeah same guy. They also had a chant for him “He’s big. He’s red. His feet hang off the bed. Peter Crouch, Peter Crouch”
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Post by RedRaider » January 23, 2020, 5:27 pm

Aussie u/23s have one last chance to make the Olympics after being out classed by South Korea 2 nil

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Post by RedRaider » January 26, 2020, 7:02 am

Olyroos through to the Olympics with a 1 nil win over Uzbekistan. Well done young fellas (Olympics is for U/23s). D'Agostino from Perth Glory with a brilliant skillful run and then finish. I'm looking forward to how they perform on the big stage in Tokyo. With Tim Cahill retired we seem to have trouble in scoring goals at the senior level. Hopefully this next group of players can develop our goal scoring options for the National team. The next World Cup is in Qatar in 2022.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » January 26, 2020, 7:12 am

I’ve been saying since Cahill retired that the FFA needs to give every new parent in maternity a soccer ball and a goal, and tell them to get their newborn scoring.
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by RedRaider » January 26, 2020, 7:19 pm

The U/19 Young Socceroos have qualified for the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Championship to be played in Uzbekistan in October 2020 so it seems that Australia have a positive pipeline of quality players coming through. Graham Arnold like his sides to attack and not rely on strong defence and counter-attack in the hope of a goal. Full credit to him. At senior level we have Mooy to create opportunity but so far no one to consistently take advantage. Here's hoping the Olympics pressure produces players who can both create and finish.

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