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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by gergreg » December 13, 2018, 7:12 am

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 50lxe.html

Awesome a third team for Sydney and Melbourne.

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Post by Brewdle » December 13, 2018, 10:36 am

A league is dead to me, the Cavs can have my summer sporting $$


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Post by Toviii » December 13, 2018, 11:06 am

That is an outrageous decision.


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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by -TW- » December 13, 2018, 1:44 pm

Why the **** would you want another team in western Sydney..

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Sid » December 13, 2018, 2:04 pm

A western Sydney team? so they'll play several of their home games in canberra?
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by gergreg » December 13, 2018, 2:50 pm

Sid wrote:A western Sydney team? so they'll play several of their home games in canberra?
No mate this is the Western Western Sydney side not the Western Sydney side. The Western Sydney side plays at Parramatta Stadium and the Western Western Sydney side will play out of Campbelltown.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 14, 2018, 8:15 pm

gergreg wrote:
Sid wrote:A western Sydney team? so they'll play several of their home games in canberra?
No mate this is the Western Western Sydney side not the Western Sydney side. The Western Sydney side plays at Parramatta Stadium and the Western Western Sydney side will play out of Campbelltown.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Sid » December 15, 2018, 1:57 pm

New team should’ve been called Greater Eastern Canberra, had a third of their home games played in Western Sydney and let NSW pay for it.. everyone wins!!
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Post by gergreg » December 15, 2018, 4:33 pm

Sid wrote:New team should’ve been called Greater Eastern Canberra, had a third of their home games played in Western Sydney and let NSW pay for it.. everyone wins!!
Wouldn't the team bid fail on bad satire alone?

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by -TW- » December 18, 2018, 8:32 pm

Mourinho sacked.. again

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Post by Schifty » December 20, 2018, 10:42 pm

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by gergreg » January 7, 2019, 8:38 am

Not a great start to the Asian cup. I didn't stay up for the game but looking at the stats how did we lose?

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Post by Dibbers » January 7, 2019, 9:43 am

gergreg wrote:Not a great start to the Asian cup. I didn't stay up for the game but looking at the stats how did we lose?

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We have no goal threat. Tried to pass the ball into the back of the net at times, putting in crosses for maclaren when hes not a noted aerial threat, lacked any real creativity, jordan parked the bus after going 1 goal up and we weremt good enough to break them down.

Rogic didnt offer anything in attack and was sitting too deep for most of the game, and he lacks pace to carry the ball.

Kruse was virtually a spectator on the wing.

Had no real spark off the bench to call on.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by RedRaider » January 8, 2019, 2:22 pm

gergreg wrote:
January 7, 2019, 8:38 am
Not a great start to the Asian cup. I didn't stay up for the game but looking at the stats how did we lose?

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Until we have a player/s who can regularly score we will not be a threat. For all the talk about attacking football there were too few prepared to have a go. Just like in the World Cup. Rogic is not the answer. Maybe Irvine to start.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » January 8, 2019, 6:22 pm

I think the Govt needs to donate a ball and a set of goals to all boys born after 2013. Tell them to spend every afternoon just slotting them.

Maybe in 15 years time we’ll have a decent striker


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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by greeneyed » January 8, 2019, 6:49 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
January 8, 2019, 6:22 pm
I think the Govt needs to donate a ball and a set of goals to all boys born after 2013. Tell them to spend every afternoon just slotting them.

Maybe in 15 years time we’ll have a decent striker


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Why should taxpayers pay for that? No one cares.
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Post by gergreg » January 8, 2019, 7:08 pm

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Dibbers » January 8, 2019, 7:54 pm

greeneyed wrote:
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
January 8, 2019, 6:22 pm
I think the Govt needs to donate a ball and a set of goals to all boys born after 2013. Tell them to spend every afternoon just slotting them.

Maybe in 15 years time we’ll have a decent striker


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Why should taxpayers pay for that? No one cares.
Nothings stopped the govt spending tax payer money on things people dont care about before....



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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by greeneyed » January 8, 2019, 7:56 pm

Like the soccer World Cup bid?
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Post by -PJ- » January 9, 2019, 6:15 am

I'm having trouble pronouncing some of the Socceroos players names.

Help me out here..

Mark Milligan, Trent Sainsbury, Matt Ryan, Mathew Leckie.
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Dibbers » January 9, 2019, 8:33 am

greeneyed wrote:
January 8, 2019, 7:56 pm
Like the soccer World Cup bid?
To be fair it was only a waste because we didn't win it (thanks to Fifa being a currupt bunch of a-holes). If we'd won it, it would have been a massive boost to sporting and transport infrastructure in Australia that would've benefited the NRL immensely. The rectangular stadium upgrades alone would've been huge.

I get the impression you aren't a fan of the round ball game....
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Post by -PJ- » January 9, 2019, 8:49 am

I hate soccer..will not watch..never..

But when it comes to participation across the whole country, revenue, they're carpin all over the NRL.
AFL is streets ahead of NRL right now, and have been for a few years...
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by Dibbers » January 9, 2019, 9:00 am

-PJ- wrote:
January 9, 2019, 8:49 am
I hate soccer..will not watch..never..

But when it comes to participation across the whole country, revenue, they're carpin all over the NRL.
AFL is streets ahead of NRL right now, and have been for a few years...
Yup, and both are more of a National competition than the NRL. yes AFL is very Melbourne centric, but you'll find more AFL fans in WA, SA and TAS in particular than you would NRL fans, and i'd imagine Soccer fans/players too.

NRL needs to branch out from the eastern seaboard.
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Post by -PJ- » January 9, 2019, 9:11 am

Dibbers wrote:
January 9, 2019, 9:00 am
-PJ- wrote:
January 9, 2019, 8:49 am
I hate soccer..will not watch..never..

But when it comes to participation across the whole country, revenue, they're carpin all over the NRL.
AFL is streets ahead of NRL right now, and have been for a few years...
Yup, and both are more of a National competition than the NRL. yes AFL is very Melbourne centric, but you'll find more AFL fans in WA, SA and TAS in particular than you would NRL fans, and i'd imagine Soccer fans/players too.

NRL needs to branch out from the eastern seaboard.
Just last night I was watching a program about AFL players(GWS)in Wagga Wagga public schools running free coaching sessions..brainwashin em....

NSW/QLD have always been league to me but the AFl is leaving a footprint.
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Post by Dibbers » January 9, 2019, 9:21 am

Rugby League as a whole has a lot to answer for...

While i wasn't a fan of what super league did to the game here, their model did make a lot of sense, much like how the A League started. Minimal teams in each city, teams in all the capitals (A-League missing a trick with Canberra though), a truly national competition.

If someone had the kahuna's to make those changes without tearing the game in two, we'd be in a much better place i reckon.
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Post by BJ » January 9, 2019, 3:24 pm

I’ve mentioned it here before, but whilst the NRL ignores the emerging issues for rugby league in the Canberra region. The AFL is implementing a strategic plan to make AFL the number one sport in Canberra.

Every GWS game on free to air, five times as many junior development officers, poaching the best league and union athletes over to AFL, lots of freebies and incentives to Canberra kids via schools and direct connections into the ACT government with excellent funding agreements.

The NRL commission is happy to let NRL die in the Canberra region, they don’t understand how to effectively use Canberra to keep the AFL enemy from their gates.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » January 9, 2019, 5:28 pm

-PJ- wrote:I hate soccer..will not watch..never..

But when it comes to participation across the whole country, revenue, they're carpin all over the NRL.
AFL is streets ahead of NRL right now, and have been for a few years...
I’ve always had time for Soccer. With the NRL carrying on like clowns (Ref. Tired and worn down thread) I’m becoming more of a fan.

I liked the A League model with minimal teams in each city. I think the 3rd Melbourne and Sydney teams is a mistake. I think the priority should be;
Wollongong/Canberra/Tasmania
2nd attempt at Nth Qld
2nd Brisbane/Adelaide/WA

With Canberra, if the Phoenix consortium fail to get their ducks in a row, Canberra could have a license sooner rather than later
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by RedRaider » January 10, 2019, 12:26 pm

Phoenix currently in red hot form. Canberra Hope's of early A league entry are fading. It doesn't help that the current ACT Government doesn't support games played on open air rectangle fields.

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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by RedRaider » January 12, 2019, 8:57 am

Competent 3-0 victory over Palestine. We still have the Syrians to play in our group and we need another win. Sainsbury won't be able to play against Syria due to yellow card trouble. That will hurt our defence. A second win would get us through. We have the trifecta of injury, suspension and loss of form affecting player availability. We still should win though.

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Post by RTW » January 12, 2019, 9:53 am

A draw should get us through. Even if Palestine beat Jordan they have poor f/a.


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Post by RedRaider » January 16, 2019, 9:18 pm

Victory over Syria 3-2 in stoppage time. Rogic finally hits one with no fiddling around to take the win. Possibly Japan next.

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Post by RedRaider » January 19, 2019, 3:37 pm

Socceroos play Uzbekistan early Tuesday morning our time. Hopefully the defending Asia Cup Champions (us) will be too strong. With Sainsbury back I am more confident in our defence.

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Post by BJ » January 21, 2019, 9:33 am

If anyone has the Optus EPL with the Mini Games. Watch the Wolves v Leicester 20 minute mini match.

Cracker of a game full of magic moments and unbelievable passes. You don’t have to be a Wolves fan like me to see why some newspapers called it the match of the season.

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Post by Woodgers » January 22, 2019, 10:14 am

The only Australia game I haven't seen is the Palestine game. The Socceroos are in a real lull at the moment, we just have no real attacking threat at all. Most teams sit deep against us so our defenders sit on the halfway line playing the ball side to side like the old Simpsons parody until someone gets bored and hoofs it forward with a hopeful ball we're never going to score off. We're getting so little out of the main striker that for the next match i'd just play Leckie there and keep Mabil on the right. I think with Rogic suspended for that insanely ridiculous yellow card we have no choice but to just slot Luongo in there and hope he has a decent match. I don't rate him very highly though.

Arnie's substitutions are mindboggling. I do not know why when you're locked at nil all with almost all the 2nd half possession you take off Mabil who is one of our few attacking threats and one of our fittest players to bring on Leckie. I don't mind bringing Leckie on but he can play in a few different positions so drag someone else who isn't as threatening or fit. Then with mere minutes left to play before the penalty shootout he drags off Rogic who still looked most likely to score or create something and bring on Luongo who didn't take a penalty. Surely Rogic is a better option to take a pen than Behich? It was a mystery what he was thinking which is nothing new. I can't see us going past Korea in the Semi to reach the final if we don't get bundled out next game, we're just not good enough.
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Re: The Soccer/Football Thread

Post by RedRaider » January 22, 2019, 6:20 pm

I ddn't see the game Woodgers. Did Irvine get a run?
From what I have seen we are missing Mooy very much. Little creativity without him. A shame he is injured.

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