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Unread post by Tiger Come Lately » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 9:11 am

Ange has resigned.


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Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 10:40 am

I hear Ancelotti is jobless at the moment...
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Unread post by happy tiger » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 3:29 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Wed 22 Nov, 2017 10:40 am
I hear Ancelotti is jobless at the moment...
West Ham in January window ....

Ranieri on a serious note ......

or Avram Grant :shock:

A bloke on a West Ham site is convinced that Slaven Bilic is going to be snapped up by an English speaking World Cup side (Totally serious )

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Unread post by ALX22 » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 4:46 pm

Graham Arnold?

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Unread post by Harvey » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 4:53 pm

Will be interesting. The next lot of international games take place towards the end of the a league season. FFA will have all sorts of fun getting a manager released from an Australian club before the end of the season, particularly given ongoing disagreements over the future makeup of voting rights.
Honestly I would like to see an international. What is Guus up to these days?


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Unread post by happy tiger » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 5:06 pm

ALX22 wrote:
Wed 22 Nov, 2017 4:46 pm
Graham Arnold?
If he wants the job he would be the one I'd would be backing

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Unread post by Marshall_magic » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 7:15 pm

Personally I don't think we're at the point where we should be going foreign, however Ange was far and away the best Australian manager and didn't pull up a lot of trees in the NT job, which makes me think we don't have an Aus option available.

The fear of a foreign manager is they will rely on the old heads to do a job, rather than develop players, as when they leave the gig they don't really care what happens. We might get by in Russia relying on Cahill for goals, but we need a better option for the Asian Cup in 2019. I worry as well that the system that was drilled into these players will be scrapped for something different. I don't agree with the system, but surely we can't change it now ahead of a World Cup, we only have a handful of games beforehand.

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Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 7:15 pm

As much as I love Arnie and his efforts with Sydney I don't think he'll work. He lasted six weeks in Japan and he won't have quality foreigners to pick from.
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Unread post by happy tiger » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 7:58 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Wed 22 Nov, 2017 7:15 pm
As much as I love Arnie and his efforts with Sydney I don't think he'll work. He lasted six weeks in Japan and he won't have quality foreigners to pick from.
Arnold and Popovic are the only two coaches remotely in consideration from Australia imo

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Unread post by Masterton » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 8:56 pm

Enjoying the Matildas tonight. I've updated my avatar accordingly.
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Unread post by Tigerdon » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 10:15 pm

Masterton wrote:
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Enjoying the Matildas tonight. I've updated my avatar accordingly.
Sam Kerr is unbelievably good
Ivan "Billy Beane from Moneyball" Cleary!
It's the Ivan of the tiger, It's the thrill of the fight...

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Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 23 Nov, 2017 7:17 am

Tigerdon wrote:
Wed 22 Nov, 2017 10:15 pm
Masterton wrote:
Wed 22 Nov, 2017 8:56 pm
Enjoying the Matildas tonight. I've updated my avatar accordingly.
Sam Kerr is unbelievably good
Wonder what she's doing from about 14th June to mid July next year?
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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 02 Dec, 2017 8:14 am

Cup draw announced

Group C

France
Australia
Peru
Denmark

Not favourable I wouldn't have thought.

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Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Sat 02 Dec, 2017 8:35 am

Could have been worse, could have drawn Englands group or Portugals group. Way harder IMO
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Unread post by formerguest » Sat 02 Dec, 2017 8:45 am

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Sat 02 Dec, 2017 8:35 am
Could have been worse, could have drawn Englands group or Portugals group. Way harder IMO
Know little about the other countries, but having all three in our pool ranked above twelfth sounds about as hard as it gets to me.

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Unread post by Yossarian » Sat 02 Dec, 2017 10:47 am

I think it's a good group. France struggle to score so are susceptible to an upset, Peru struggled to break down NZ and aren't great travelers. Denmark are good but hardly brown pants stuff. I know we're poor away and not brilliant but we're live chance I'd say

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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Sat 02 Dec, 2017 11:09 am

If we manage to scrape through as runners-up we would most likely have to play Argentina in the Round of 16.

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Unread post by momo&medo » Sat 02 Dec, 2017 11:55 am

I’d rate this as medium-hard group.
Then again ... it’s absolutely no way I would want to see us drawing a so called easy group opponents and coming away with no wins ... or worst still 3 losses.
We need to be tested at highest level not in friendlies but when it matters.
So just get us a good tactical coach who will stick for longer term and can show ongoing improvement ... And I will be happy.
And the local admin. hierarchies need to be fixed so that the competition can grow and prosper. We as a country, which participates in this sport in such high numbers, should both deserve and expect football to be managed properly.

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