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Tesla    8,097

Ez qualifying.

Ez first choice left back for Smith.

Ez social media for Cahill. 

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Jovan    2,979
31 minutes ago, thisphantomfortress said:

Keen to join my new Ozzie Ultraz Krew I'm putting together to take on Russia in 2018?

Are you taking suggestions on names. 

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bt50    3,262

Interesting stat i found on 442. Didnt know our home record in World Cup Qualifying was so good tbh:

Australia's last loss in a competitive World Cup Qualifier played in Australia came in May 1981 against New Zealand. Since then Australia has a record of 43 wins, 8 draws and 1 loss in World Cup qualifiers played at home.
The one loss was against China in a meaningless dead-rubber game, when Australia had already qualified for the next round with a game to spare and put the Olyroos out for a warm-up game prior to the Beijing Olympics. 
This includes matches against Argentina, Uruguay, Iran, Japan, Scotland, Israel and Canada, as well as smaller OFC and AFC nations.

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Embee    2,325
23 hours ago, thisphantomfortress said:

Keen to join my new Ozzie Ultraz Krew I'm putting together to take on Russia in 2018?

I thought we were calling it the Krazy Kritter Krew?

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Shahanga    3,509
11 hours ago, bt50 said:

Interesting stat i found on 442. Didnt know our home record in World Cup Qualifying was so good tbh:

Australia's last loss in a competitive World Cup Qualifier played in Australia came in May 1981 against New Zealand. Since then Australia has a record of 43 wins, 8 draws and 1 loss in World Cup qualifiers played at home.
The one loss was against China in a meaningless dead-rubber game, when Australia had already qualified for the next round with a game to spare and put the Olyroos out for a warm-up game prior to the Beijing Olympics. 
This includes matches against Argentina, Uruguay, Iran, Japan, Scotland, Israel and Canada, as well as smaller OFC and AFC nations.

"Murfyesque" post @bt50.  Now that is a FORTRESS.  I had no idea.

A couple of points:

  • Its worth noting for the younguns on here that unlike now, the Scotland of 1985/86 was actually a quality side.
  •  Maradona himself turned out for Argentina in 1993.
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xXJawsaXx    343
1 hour ago, Nate said:

Socceroos WC qualifiers are being broadcast live on FTA, Channel 9

Channel 9 testing the waters for A-League rights maybe?

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Nate    2,567
4 hours ago, xXJawsaXx said:

Channel 9 testing the waters for A-League rights maybe?

hopefully! the more A-League on FTA television, the better.

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Deeming    582
17 hours ago, Nate said:

Socceroos WC qualifiers are being broadcast live on FTA, Channel 9

It will be on their 'Go' channel

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Nate    2,567

Mooy's been trash all game and then boom, perf corner to Sainsbury

Saudis are quality though, I'd be happy with the point away at this stage. 

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bt50    3,262
1 minute ago, Nate said:

Mooy's been trash all game and then boom, perf corner to Sainsbury

Saudis are quality though, I'd be happy with the point away at this stage. 

Dunno about trash, but yeh not as dominant as usual. Rogic clearly the best man on the pitch in the first half.

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Young Polak    1,531

I'd say Jedinak has been trash

if i'm right, Kruse hasnt got game time with his club so far this season and he starts ahead of others correct?... Half expected Irvine to start

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Nate    2,567
Just now, bt50 said:

Dunno about trash, but yeh not as dominant as usual. Rogic clearly the best man on the pitch in the first half.

trash by his lofty standards at least for the initial 20-30 minutes, it was his man that scored the Saudis' goal (even though it was a silky af goal) and was dispossessed several times.

Jedinak looks like he's really low on confidence but I think his leadership qualities makes up for his sloppiness in high-pressure away matches like these. But don't even get me started on Kruse haha, I can't understand how he starts so regularly since his final delivery is always hopeless

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bt50    3,262

Am i the only one that doesn't see it with Robbie Kruse? 

Edit: obviously not haha. He has zero composure.

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Nate    2,567

Leckie lacks composure too but at least he's got pace and a bitta cunt about him, and as we just saw before he can create chances out of nothing. 

All Kruse can really do is draw a foul but 90% of the time, he hits an underwhelming cross that goes nowhere. I guess the problem is I'm not sure who starts on the right wing ahead of him

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Shahanga    3,509

A point in Saudi Arabia. You have to take that. 7 points from 2away and 1 home games.

Looks like Saudis will be a force to be reckoned with in qualifying too.

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bt50    3,262

Yeh 4 points from the trips to uae and Saudi is a great result.The results of the Japan games will be largely irrelevant as long as we can win the rest of the games, which it's expected from this point in.

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Nate    2,567

anyone want a ticket in the active area for tonight's Socceroos vs Japan game? I can't go

 

edit: sold

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KSK_47    5,500
On 08/09/2016 at 9:40 AM, bt50 said:

Interesting stat i found on 442. Didnt know our home record in World Cup Qualifying was so good tbh:

Australia's last loss in a competitive World Cup Qualifier played in Australia came in May 1981 against New Zealand. Since then Australia has a record of 43 wins, 8 draws and 1 loss in World Cup qualifiers played at home.
The one loss was against China in a meaningless dead-rubber game, when Australia had already qualified for the next round with a game to spare and put the Olyroos out for a warm-up game prior to the Beijing Olympics. 
This includes matches against Argentina, Uruguay, Iran, Japan, Scotland, Israel and Canada, as well as smaller OFC and AFC nations.

Sorry to dig up an old post. I was telling someone about this stat and found this post for clarification. 

So technically the stat is incorrect because we have had one loss since 1981? Is that right or have i misread it? Still a great record but just want fo be sure

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Shahanga    3,509
3 minutes ago, KSK_47 said:

Were are not looking dreadful but we seem to be struggling to play as a unit

They are sitting back and harassing us. Boys struggling to cope with the attention. We need to find a way, quick smart 

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KSK_47    5,500
2 minutes ago, Shahanga said:

They are sitting back and harassing us. Boys struggling to cope with the attention. We need to find a way, quick smart 

Yes. Japan happy to let us come at them and are handling it very well when we try. There have been a few signs they may crack though

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