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22 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

@Mr MO posted a question in the wrong thread. HIs question was do we think Jmac is going to the World Cup?

I'd say he's borderline, but I'll say "yes."

Seems ridiculous to think the guys having probably the best first 5 games of any striker in A League history. How can he not be selected!?! 

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29 minutes ago, MHFC-FAN said:

Seems ridiculous to think the guys having probably the best first 5 games of any striker in A League history. How can he not be selected!?! 

I hope he goes of course.

But if he doesn't it will be for the same the reason we don't like to discuss here.

No sayers will say - goals are mainly tap-ins, penalties or deflections he knew nothing about. On the other side, goals are goals, look at the stats, he deserves it. World Cup is different level as well.

Arnold will be looking at a couple different style of strikers to be included in the squad. Who do you think is the most  complete socceroo striker? 

 

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1 hour ago, Mr MO said:

I hope he goes of course.

But if he doesn't it will be for the same the reason we don't like to discuss here.

No sayers will say - goals are mainly tap-ins, penalties or deflections he knew nothing about. On the other side, goals are goals, look at the stats, he deserves it. World Cup is different level as well.

Arnold will be looking at a couple different style of strikers to be included in the squad. Who do you think is the most  complete socceroo striker? 

 

TBH the striking stocks for Aus are currently not great when you consider who's playing international. I would maybe say Cummings is potentially the more rounded A League striker as I can't really think of any Aussies doing particularly well OS...

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3 hours ago, Mr MO said:

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No sayers will say - goals are mainly tap-ins, penalties or deflections he knew nothing about. On the other side, goals are goals, look at the stats, he deserves it. World Cup is different level as well...

 

Fair enough argument if he's only been around a couple of seasons or so, but the reality is he's been scoring goals for years now... And huge amounts domestically year after year.

He might not be everyone's cup of tea, but his numbers totally justify a spot in the squad.

But with Arnold, who knows. More likely to go for total spuds such as Duke or Juric.

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54 minutes ago, rass said:

Fair enough argument if he's only been around a couple of seasons or so, but the reality is he's been scoring goals for years now... And huge amounts domestically year after year.

He might not be everyone's cup of tea, but his numbers totally justify a spot in the squad.

But with Arnold, who knows. More likely to go for total spuds such as Duke or Juric.

The Guardian is writing that he plans to take three strikers and currently two of the most likely are JMac and Mitchell Duke. Third spot is up for grabs: Tilio, Kuol and Cummings with Arzani an outside chance. Given that Australia does not have any strikers playing in the big four leagues of Europe then as noted Australia's stocks are rather thin. Duke provides height and muscle whilst JMac provides ground level scoring. Hard call - Arnold or no Arnold.

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Tilio, Kuol and Arzani would al be in the conversation as wingers. 

I think Maclaren is locked in. Arnold has never hesitated to pick him, and he is in outrageous form in a weak field. 

Striking group is probably out of Duke, Maclaren, Cummings, Taggart with Leckie a left field option as a depth option (has been used there before). 

I understand peoples frustration with Maclaren, we aren't good enough to not be weakened by a striker that basically doesnt get involved in build up play and thats clearly the reason we have used Duke, for all his faults he has a big presence and can hold the ball up a little. But Maclaren is by a long way our countries best goalscorer and as Mr Mo says "goals are mainly tap-ins, penalties or deflections he knew nothing about" which tbh is exactly what we need? 

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On 06/11/2022 at 9:05 AM, NewConvert said:

The Guardian is writing that he plans to take three strikers and currently two of the most likely are JMac and Mitchell Duke. Third spot is up for grabs: Tilio, Kuol and Cummings with Arzani an outside chance. Given that Australia does not have any strikers playing in the big four leagues of Europe then as noted Australia's stocks are rather thin. Duke provides height and muscle whilst JMac provides ground level scoring. Hard call - Arnold or no Arnold.

I recently tried to predict how many goals Australia could score - and I don't see it being more than 5 - at best. But I think it will be less.

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21 minutes ago, The Aardvark said:

I guess incomplete matches don't count towards the tally, which is fair enough. 

Just as Oneils goal will never be recorded,  which is a real pity because it was a nice one.

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On 02/01/2023 at 3:35 PM, recyclosaurusrex said:

Wonder how the derby will play into this one...

 

On 03/01/2023 at 11:43 AM, The Aardvark said:

I guess incomplete matches don't count towards the tally, which is fair enough. 

 

On 03/01/2023 at 12:06 PM, Jovan said:

Just as Oneils goal will never be recorded,  which is a real pity because it was a nice one.

tbf only 20 min was played.  how can it count against macca (agreed that it sucks for o'neill).  maybe when we get the 3-0, o'neill is allowed to keep his?

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