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Re: Soccer talk and Banter , keep it all here

Post by Marshall_magic » Tue 20 Mar, 2018 9:23 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
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Sky Blues seem to have hit the wall CB
ACL has really belted them around I think and shaken their confidence.

This is the reason I am confident Arnie will be an unmitigated disaster for the national team.
Coaching a club team is very different to a national team, especially for a manager like Arnold. Something I think the FFA may find out when we don't win the Asian Cup in January. It was all written in the stars for years since Ange started to drop a few points in qualification. I just wish they forked out the cash to keep BVM until the Asian Cup.


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Post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 8:19 am

Marshall_magic wrote:
Tue 20 Mar, 2018 9:23 pm
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Tue 20 Mar, 2018 2:33 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Tue 20 Mar, 2018 12:14 pm
Sky Blues seem to have hit the wall CB
ACL has really belted them around I think and shaken their confidence.

This is the reason I am confident Arnie will be an unmitigated disaster for the national team.
Coaching a club team is very different to a national team, especially for a manager like Arnold. Something I think the FFA may find out when we don't win the Asian Cup in January. It was all written in the stars for years since Ange started to drop a few points in qualification. I just wish they forked out the cash to keep BVM until the Asian Cup.
Agree. Not sure we'll see our way past the round of 8. We're bound to jag South Korea, Japan or KSA.
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Post by Marshall_magic » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:39 pm

Should be able to knock over the Saudis. Korea and Japan are always difficult, and I can see Iran grinding a 1-0 out against us, our attack is weak. With a farcical 24 team tournament (do 16 or 32, I hate having odd numbers of teams go through the groups) the whole thing will be a crapshoot until the knock out rounds.

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Post by happy tiger » Thu 22 Mar, 2018 1:44 am

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 8:19 am
Marshall_magic wrote:
Tue 20 Mar, 2018 9:23 pm
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Tue 20 Mar, 2018 2:33 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Tue 20 Mar, 2018 12:14 pm
Sky Blues seem to have hit the wall CB
ACL has really belted them around I think and shaken their confidence.

This is the reason I am confident Arnie will be an unmitigated disaster for the national team.
Coaching a club team is very different to a national team, especially for a manager like Arnold. Something I think the FFA may find out when we don't win the Asian Cup in January. It was all written in the stars for years since Ange started to drop a few points in qualification. I just wish they forked out the cash to keep BVM until the Asian Cup.
Agree. Not sure we'll see our way past the round of 8. We're bound to jag South Korea, Japan or KSA.
How is the rankings done for the Asian Cup , would we remain No 1 as defending champions ??

If it was we could get a soft draw early on

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 22 Mar, 2018 8:15 am

Marshall_magic wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:39 pm
Should be able to knock over the Saudis. Korea and Japan are always difficult, and I can see Iran grinding a 1-0 out against us, our attack is weak. With a farcical 24 team tournament (do 16 or 32, I hate having odd numbers of teams go through the groups) the whole thing will be a crapshoot until the knock out rounds.
Should have nailed Thailand too, but we saw how that wound up.
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Post by happy tiger » Thu 22 Mar, 2018 8:31 am

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 8:15 am
Marshall_magic wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:39 pm
Should be able to knock over the Saudis. Korea and Japan are always difficult, and I can see Iran grinding a 1-0 out against us, our attack is weak. With a farcical 24 team tournament (do 16 or 32, I hate having odd numbers of teams go through the groups) the whole thing will be a crapshoot until the knock out rounds.
Should have nailed Thailand too, but we saw how that wound up.
We'd have to be one of the worst nations in the world at completing our chances

But that's the issue top quality strikers are born , not made

Players like Kewell and Cahill were fine against middle of the road sides but get shut down against top sides and a far more dangerous playing off a quality striker

Surely marrying a beautiful Australian girl , house on the harbour , and a stack of green from the FFA could entice a fourth or 5th ranked Brazilian or Argentinian striker to agree with Peter Allan and to call Australia home .......

Bloody hell I'd almost take Andy Carroll :shock:

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 22 Mar, 2018 8:58 am

Didn't Messi's grandfather live in Australia?
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Post by happy tiger » Thu 22 Mar, 2018 2:11 pm

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Didn't Messi's grandfather live in Australia?
One of the Italian superstars from 80's/90's was an Australian , his hero was Allan Border , having a total mental blank

Answered my own question sorry CB Christian Vieri

49 games for Italy 23 goals

Wish we had a striker remotely that good

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Post by Marshall_magic » Fri 23 Mar, 2018 11:22 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 8:31 am
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 8:15 am
Marshall_magic wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:39 pm
Should be able to knock over the Saudis. Korea and Japan are always difficult, and I can see Iran grinding a 1-0 out against us, our attack is weak. With a farcical 24 team tournament (do 16 or 32, I hate having odd numbers of teams go through the groups) the whole thing will be a crapshoot until the knock out rounds.
Should have nailed Thailand too, but we saw how that wound up.
We'd have to be one of the worst nations in the world at completing our chances

But that's the issue top quality strikers are born , not made

Players like Kewell and Cahill were fine against middle of the road sides but get shut down against top sides and a far more dangerous playing off a quality striker

Surely marrying a beautiful Australian girl , house on the harbour , and a stack of green from the FFA could entice a fourth or 5th ranked Brazilian or Argentinian striker to agree with Peter Allan and to call Australia home .......

Bloody hell I'd almost take Andy Carroll :shock:
True, Juric is not clinical enough, McLaren is probably going to be easily contained at this level and nobody else really steps up. Apart from Cahill I have no faith in any of our guys to score at this level. Maybe one of our midfielders can step up with a goal or two (Luongo, Irvine, Rogic, Jedinak from a free kick, Leckie) but there's no one who is a reliable source of goals, especially if Cahill is left behind.

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:38 pm

West Ham on the verge of some special milestones

One defeat away from 1000 EPL loses

And if they lose by 3 or more they will become the first side in 50 years to lose 4 games in a row by 3 goals or more ( Forest in 1968 )

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Post by hobbo » Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:40 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:38 pm
West Ham on the verge of some special milestones

One defeat away from 1000 EPL loses

And if they lose by 3 or more they will become the first side in 50 years to lose 4 games in a row by 3 goals or more ( Forest in 1968 )
C'mon Saints !
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:51 pm

hobbo wrote:
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:40 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:38 pm
West Ham on the verge of some special milestones

One defeat away from 1000 EPL loses

And if they lose by 3 or more they will become the first side in 50 years to lose 4 games in a row by 3 goals or more ( Forest in 1968 )
C'mon Saints !
Everton have the most losses , 1506

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Post by Marshall_magic » Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:56 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:51 pm
hobbo wrote:
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:40 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:38 pm
West Ham on the verge of some special milestones

One defeat away from 1000 EPL loses

And if they lose by 3 or more they will become the first side in 50 years to lose 4 games in a row by 3 goals or more ( Forest in 1968 )
C'mon Saints !
Everton have the most losses , 1506
That's because we don't get relegated. Can't lose top flight games if you're not in the top flight.

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Post by happy tiger » Sun 01 Apr, 2018 12:27 am

Marshall_magic wrote:
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:56 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:51 pm
hobbo wrote:
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:40 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 31 Mar, 2018 11:38 pm
West Ham on the verge of some special milestones

One defeat away from 1000 EPL loses

And if they lose by 3 or more they will become the first side in 50 years to lose 4 games in a row by 3 goals or more ( Forest in 1968 )
C'mon Saints !
Everton have the most losses , 1506
That's because we don't get relegated. Can't lose top flight games if you're not in the top flight.
Yeah but you get to play Spurs twice a season , that has to count for something

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Post by happy tiger » Sun 01 Apr, 2018 8:34 am

No this isn't an April Fools Joke

West Ham 3 Saints zip

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Post by hobbo » Sun 01 Apr, 2018 8:46 am

happy tiger wrote:
Sun 01 Apr, 2018 8:34 am
No this isn't an April Fools Joke

West Ham 3 Saints zip
How many arrested ?
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by happy tiger » Sun 01 Apr, 2018 8:51 am

hobbo wrote:
Sun 01 Apr, 2018 8:46 am
happy tiger wrote:
Sun 01 Apr, 2018 8:34 am
No this isn't an April Fools Joke

West Ham 3 Saints zip
How many arrested ?
Ohh you thought that was the score

3 Hammers arrested v Southampton 0

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Post by happy tiger » Sun 01 Apr, 2018 8:53 am

Annoys you that your team can play like that and be in the relegation battle

We were so confidant of winning we stuck Joe Hart in goals

Seems I was right , Masuaku was awesome last night along with Jao Mario the scoreline should have been 7-0

7 games left surely we can jag 6 points

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