And the games go on!
Australia plays China- but unlike the 1920s where Australia played “For He’d a Golly Good Fellow” as
the Chinese national anthem, it is unlikely that the Chinese will play “The
Great Long March” in retaliation. Can
the Socceroos cope with the growing powerhouse of
After a nice rendition of Advance Australia Fair the Socceroos outplay a disorganized and lack-luster China to easily win
2-0. The pick of the goals was an
individual piece of brilliance by Bresciano who
powered through the Chinese defence with a flick and
volley into the right corner of the goal.
Again it was a Socceroo performance of two
halves- a full throttle thrill-a-minute first half and half throttle in the
second. A sign of a good coach is an improved second-half performance. The Socceroos could
have gone on and punished the Chinese to gain the psychological advantage for
the World Cup qualifiers but it was the Chinese who emerged as competitive.
Every game under Dopey has been great a great first half followed by an
ordinary second. The Chinese team has
been plagued with internal problems, ill discipline and a coach under enormous
pressure due to poor performances by his team.
Australia must be able to
beat the Chinese if they are to qualify for the World Cup. Asian super-powers are Iran, Korea, Japan,
Saudi Arabia, China, Australia and these
nations will fight out the four places available.
Meanwhile it takes the Chinese steel company Delong to sponsor Perth. Bluescope asleep at
the wheel or is it a case of scratch one of their executives and find a
Meanwhile the FC are off to Indonesia in the Asian Champions League.
Completely outplayed in the heat, Sydney FC go down to Persik 2-1 in Indonesia with a dismal
display of shoot yourself in the foot football.
They now have to win all remaining games to have any hope of
advancing. Brosque missed sitter after sitter and showed
why Queensland were never
able to win with him leading their attack.
He had numerous opportunities to bury the game in the first half but
failed to find the net when it mattered.
Exit stage left for FC and Adelaide who threw away
a two goal lead to finish 2-2 against the Koreans.
The Packielackey and Penguin stinkoes fail to even report the result in their breakfast news
shows, showing what a mob of ignorant anti-Asian bigots that run the media in Australia. Cushy Koshie’s ignorant
bigotry is appalling. Meanwhile, Packielackey buys
into Macau thinking he can rob the Chinese in his
gambling dens and shows his true colours as a crony
capitalist supported by a government media monopoly.
the FFA CEO claims that salary caps don’t hurt AFL, NRL or NFL and should remain part of the A-League fails
completely to understand the competitive nature of sport. AFL aka tiddleywimps, NRL aka packielackey and NFL aka Crappo Americano are not
international competitions. They do not
have a competitive ethic and are regulated to achieve ‘a level playing
field’. In short they are artificial
leagues where competition plays a secondary role to marketing. In Australia they rely on a
media monopoly and in the USA on a globally
isolated uneducated population.
In the world of real football players are in demand
globally. To compete at this global
level requires competitive forces and competitive competitions. How can Sydney FC compete in
the Asian Club Championship if its salary cap for the whole team covers the
cost of one player only in the teams it competes against? Further, the bureaucratic mentality of FFA has forced a ten-fold increase in administration on the
mums and dads who are at the grassroots of the game in Australia. Why are junior clubs expected to fill
innumerable pieces of paper to satisfy the bureaucratic whims of CEOs derived
from the small tiddleywimp stable?
A solid display by FC on ANZAC Day proved too strong for a
resilient and determined Persik, after Brosque missed sitter after sitter and finally got one in
the net. FC 3-0. Adelaide United played
like a team that got hammered 6-0 in the grand final and was outplayed by the
Moonies in the eerie silence of a dying cult.
Meanwhile the pinko stinkoes of the ABC national radio allocated enormous news
time to tiddleywimps and crappielackie
build ups to ANZAC Day games but were intent on ignoring the Asian Champions
League clash by FC. The ABC of Ignorance
naturally failed to recognise that real football was
well under way in Australia before the troops
landed in Turkey to help the
British grab for oil during World War 1 and its use of coercion to establish
its trade monopoly in Africa and Asia. Who was really behind the assassination? No
mention that Brits played football not tiddleywimps
and that the ANZAC were fighting for the Britain Empire.
FC draws 0-0 with Shanghai after dominating
the game against a packed all-behind-the-ball-defence. Brosque failed to
capitalize on a number of chances and has regressed into his usual mold of
creating excellent chances but being unable to finish off his moves. The cause of this failure remains a mystery. Is it inexperience, brain rushes or panic? Talay missed a
penalty which resulted from a refereeing mistake. Why didn’t Corica
take the kick? This is a mystery as he
is the in-form goal getter at FC. FC now
needs to beat Urawa away. This
will be difficult given the lack of in-form strikers and a missing Middleby who will be suspended after getting a soft yellow
card. FC played a lot high balls into
the Shanghai penalty area
which were easily dealt with by the defence that
appeared very good in the air. The worry
is that Culina didn’t recognize this and change
tactics in the second-half.
The disgraceful attack on Lowy at the GM that raises
questions about his commitment to his work at Westfield’s due to his
commitment to football shows the bigots in Australia’s financial
community. These questions are not asked
of the tiddleywimps brigade in the Melbourne Club. A case of ‘Stevie
Wonders who’s a bigot” and sees himself in the
massively important game looms with FC v Urawa with a complete blackout of the
media coverage of the game here in Australia.
It highlights the great unwashed, uneducated sports media in Australia
with its gaggle of bigots intent on reporting on Dumbos instead. The Ausmoron couldn’t even report the result
of the Olyroos win in the qualifiers against Iran. After all Iran is only a
land of rag heads.
will be without Middleby
who is central to the flank attack and Zadkovich’s
Well, he is a whole in the ground, untried and liable to make poor decisions
under pressure. So again FC rely on
Carney and Corica
to spearhead the attack with a Brosque
likely to trip or mis-kick at the vital moment. Zdrilic used to playing in front of 60K plus fans
will have his last chance to prove that he is a professional striker worthy of
an FC shirt. A win is all that is
required and FC must attack. The danger
is that Culina will demand a damage limitation mission and require the players
to be too cautious for too long and not give FC the opportunity to win the game
until all is too late. To win the group
would be an enormous achievement, but the odds are against it. Here’s hoping FC can do it under the pressure
of the Japanese
Reds and with the bigoted unwashed media morons in Australia rooting
in the making
is the origin of football not Crappielackey Droobball
go down 0-0 with Brosque and Zdrilic missing sitters when it counted. The tactic of Culina was the usual too little
too late. Admittedly he worked with a depleted squad but playing Zadkovich
resulted in a lack of penetration down the flanks. The stacked defence of Urawa held up easily
against the FC attack and showed that to win requires consistent
performance. While a creditable
performance, it must be seen as a missed opportunity and highlights the need
for strikers and perhaps a more tactically aware coach. Culina did get the troops organized to make
it a competition until the last game.
Whether the team has sufficient funds for these is a matter for the
board but they are certainly needed if Sydney is to get a chance at another
crack at the Championships within the next few years. The side will struggle in the A-League unless
these matters are addressed.
Socceroos and Matildas are in action this week.
The Socceroos are trialing new players against Uruguay in what shapes to
be an interesting tussle. The Uruguayans know the importance of such games for
the beginning of the beginning before the Qualifiers. With the Asian Cup soon in July, it is time
to find the new generation, and Arnold to his credit is attempting to do this.
how much the defeat in 2005 had affected Uruguayan football, he replied:
"It was sad, it always is, but life goes on. It is not the first time we
failed to reach the World Cup … we look to the future now, and we have to let
go of the past."
the revenge motive is there but not acrimoniously and the traditional rivalry
between Australia and South American competition continues.
the Matilda play North Korea in the Olympic qualifiers.
error costs the game. Uruguay win
2-1. Arnold is not Houlier.
Asian squad is selected:
Mark Schwarzer, Brad Jones, Michael Petkovic.
Defenders: Lucas Neill, Brett Emerton, Michael Beauchamp, Michael Thwaite, Mark
Milligan, Patrick Kisnorbo.
Midfielders: Mark Bresciano, Harry Kewell, Tim Cahill, Vince Grella, Mile
Sterjovski, Luke Wilkshire, Jason Culina, Carl Valeri, Nick Carle, David
Forwards: Mark Viduka, John Aloisi, Archie Thompson, Brett Holman.