Match Thread: Australia vs Jordan
By - legoland6000
THANK YOU AUSSIE FRIENDS!!! Big love from Vietnam!
Good luck in the next round. I love seeing more ASEAN teams make it through.
Thank you, hopefully we can face each other in the third round
I have loved watching Vietnam's story! Good luck in Round 3!!
Thank you, best of luck to you too (not like you're gonna need it anyway :D )
Typical Australian game, As per usual I'm not looking forward to us facing harder teams.
Jordan's strategy of long balls against souttar surprisingly wasn't very effective
8 games, 8 wins, including our first ever away win against Jordan (Ange and Osieck both lost with better squads), 28 goals scored and only 2 conceded, despite 3/4 'home' games being played in Kuwait in 40 degree heat, all while giving caps to a bunch of young players and experimenting greatly with different formations/lineups.
Inb4 people somehow still complain.
I think we're looking alright for the next phase, assuming that this experimentation is so that Arnie can settle on a lineup/formation going forwards.
Also, this is the first time in almost 2 years that the national team has played together.
It hasn't always been pretty, but the boys will be better for the experience and sometimes you just have to get the job done and move on.
Once things get closer to normal I think we'll see a bit more from them. The ones that get picked again anyway. Not all of them from this phase of qualifying will stick around.
Not only that, but the pitch was atrocious.
Legit we win 8/8 for the first time and people are saying we are gonna get shit on by other teams. We will raise the intensity when we will need to imo. Also it’s 40+ degree heat no wonder the intensity is not as high
To be honest I think the people just have something against Arnold the man rather than Arnold the coach. Or at least, they don't understand that sometimes winning isn't pretty. Sydney under him won a lot of games where it looked like they played dismally... but they still won.
In my opinion, that was Arnold’s biggest achievement at SFC. They used to lose matches that they should have won, but he turned them into a side that could grind out a result under almost any circumstances.
It's not about intensity, it's about threat. McLaren had nothing all game. Boyle had a free kick off target. Hrustic was AWOL. Irvine had a shot tipped over but was likely hitting the bar at best. We needed a corner to the biggest man on the planet to score, and even then it only worked 50% of the time.
People are complaining because we aren't seeing a plan and a structure in attack from Arnie. Playing for set pieces is not going to get you far against the best of asia
> People are complaining because we aren't seeing a plan and a structure in attack from Arnie. Playing for set pieces is not going to get you far against the best of asia
Genuinely don't understand how people aren't getting this, All I see is people saying good win under 40 degree heat. We had an easy group as well.
How are you suppose to structure anything in open play in 41 degree heat on one of the worst pitches we have ever played on? like seriously mate this isn't the hill to die on.
Considering this how we usually play, I'm definitely worried. I'm not a fan of Arnold's tactics. You can be content with it if you want.
We just won 8 from 8 games in the first round of WCQ something we have never done before, seems like his tactics are working for the conditions we are playing in.
When we play Japan in Saitama in 20c weather, and play average, then i think you can complain. But how we have played has been fine for 41c weather.
> We just won 8 from 8 games in the first round of WCQ something we have never done before, seems like his tactics are working for the conditions we are playing in.
Fair enough, 8 wins out of 8 is good. But then again we are playing teams that are NPL quality at best except for Jordan. And every team is playing in the same conditions we are.
> When we play Japan in Saitama in 20c weather, and play average, then i think you can complain. But how we have played has been fine for 41c weather.
I've seen us play many times with Arnold in charge, It's still the same football. It's just his tactics. Like I said, If you're content with those tactics, That's fine. I personally don't like it.
Serious question, did you actually watch all 4 hub games? are you not aware we actually changed formation and tactics for each game?
Socceroos biggest weakness has always been breaking down compact defences. Recent times the closest to a class number 10 we’ve had is Rogic but he’s too inconsistent. These teams have always provided difficult.
Against better teams who will play more expansive the opportunities and goals will come. As long Arnie can get our defence transition* working, we should be half decent.
*Almost all goals conceded against better sides has been in transition after losing the ball. If we can get that working even the best teams in the world struggle to break down defences.
Uninspiring perfection but very excited to see us get into the next bit
Typical 'workmanlike' performance this set of internationals.
Yes they won, no they didn't even look like losing. Yes, I am a bit concerned for the next stage when the Soccerooos have to face real quality opponents. But then again, the pitches are fucked and the conditions are awful for football.
What if he does? Why are you laughing at this?
My god Jordan actually want to play football now that they're losing
Jeez that's a harsh red and an extremely lenient yellow.
nahh deserved for the cheap shot on Behich.
Dorm even think it was a cheap shot. If it were the other way, we'd be fuming
Well, that is a dumbshit set of moves for a team with just a glimmer of hope for their season...
Did the ref card the player who made the tackle and then afterwards for leading with the head too? Shouldn't he be off then as well?
In theory, yes, but you rarely see that given at a high level.
Brenton Too used to AFL. Forgotten what constitutes a yellow card or a red card
I agree with him.
Oh I thought the guy punched him.
That's what I thought on first viewing as well. Still a shove to the face, though.
That 18 should be told to fuck right off.
Number 18 HAS to be sent off there. 23 as well maybe.
Sainsbury : Daddy can I play in the game against Jordan
Arnie : Sure Trent, I'll change our whole formation and system and I'll even let you distribute from the back, I just love hearing you call me daddy
Bring back the biff
How the fuck is that not a red?
Is Behich actually any good at Football?
Can all the Aussies go down with cramp and need to be stretchered off to be substituted and then get up and clap the crowd just to give the Jordanians a little taste of their own medicine.
How's taggart been going recently? Seems the hype died off a lot.
Had a poor last season with Suwon and has been injured with Cerezo.
Tim Cahill but big tall centre back unit
Imagine how good the socceroos would be if all the Tall fucks played Soccer instead of Aussie Rules.
It's not even a joke, pick a front three...
Eddie Betts * Nick Riewoldt * Cyril Rioli
James Hird * Matty Lloyd * Adam Goodes
Tippa * Dusty * Dangerfield
I’m more interested in the 6’2” guys that run like the wind all day but would rather be World Famous in Victoria. It would be good to see some of them pick football in their early teens.
It’s crazy how many 200cm players there are. We’ve got a 211cm bloke hanging around in the VFL. Can’t get a game we should send him over to soccer
I often wonder about this
Not a single replay of the goal. Great work. 🙃
We're gonna win the Euros lads.
Arnold absolutely ecstatic that he doesn't have to come up with a new tactic other than cross it to the guy that can head it in.
This tall Scottish cunt is gonna shit house us to lift the trophy
Don't Jordan need points? Should make for an interesting end to the game.
If they don't get a point from this game, Kuwait just has to beat Taiwan by any margin to take 2nd.
Taiwan the team whose unbeaten run of defeat surely can't end.
Scott McDonald couldn't get one in 26 in the best Socceroos team of all time.
This cunt has 6 in 6 from CB.
Going to be amazing when we have to play a good team in the following rounds lmao
Praying for a transmission outage to spare us
i am very scared.
PUT HIM UP FRONT
Keep calm and cross to ~~Tim Cahill's~~ Harry Souttar's forehead
It’s worked before why change
A qualification campaign based purely on 1 man being really tall....... this will win a world cup 😑😑
Did you miss the Josh Kennedy years?
BIG HARRY SOUTTAR
SOUTTAR TRUE BLUE AUSSIE
Big Harry is just stretched Tim Cahill I guess hahaha. 90% of our goals are gonna be headers from corners again
Best Harry to wear the jersey
THE BIG MAN
I’m just happy there was a shot on goal
That was so close
Wow look our player got up pretty quick
Oh sweet I didn't miss Tagarttuuuuu......
Don't worry, I got my source in the stadium to send me through a list of all the highlights we missed:
Has the picture quality dropped dramatically? Foxsports using a pirated stream?
Fucking get the game on WhatsApp video call
[Kuwaiti television crew](https://youtu.be/dFlOaZMxAeU?t=44)
Meanwhile, the guy packing up his hotdog stand due to a surprising lack of customers has no idea what cord he just unplugged.
Hot doggies! Get your hot doggies!
I never thought I'd say this, but thank God for E3. The Nintendo trailers are filling this break nicely, haha.
Fuck me I thought this started at 5am. Fuuuck. Tune in and nothing even on?
Powers gone at the stadium lol play continuing we can’t see shit tho
Lights gone out at the stadium. Extreme time wasting.
I'm at work and watching on mute. What did Adam say the cause was for the loss of signal?
Power outage and transmission loss. Bozza says there is a dust storm in the area.
Lost power at the stadium lmao. I take back what I said about time wasting - this is peak AFC.
Finally, my regularly scheduled transmission error.
[Don't worry everyone, I got the stream back.](https://youtu.be/WhOZroDC_YA?t=35)
Wow. ABC and Kayo footage have both died. What a pain.
The gremlins in the satellite again
These dives man. Infuriating
good damn I hate the asian teams that dive like this.
bring on korea and japan who want to play
I take it they have decided that thats all we need to see of this game then.
Time for everyone to go to bed, per Fox Sports.
That's fucking atrocious. Keeper deserves a yellow for that dive
Old mate writhing on the ground grabbing his head after touching his shoulder to the other player. In a sport where players actively aim to volley the ball with their head
time wasting while the score is 0-0 is peak AFC
Well that’s the worst dive. It was so bad it ended the stream
LOL. Grabs hammy
No Matildas thread so I'm just gonna comment here that the Matildas have completely fallen off a cliff since Staj left.
yeaa it's sad. I hope the Matildas find that dominance again.
Imagine the impact on the sport if they won a world cup
They seem so far off that, I remember them passing it round, keeping the ball, getting the triangles going and looking really assertive and confident. None of that seems to exist anymore. The worrying thing is that it's with mostly all the same players.
That’s the worry isn’t it? When you can’t place what’s gone wrong.
Convenient that Matildas are playing Sweden at nearly the same time. Can watch both games.
Is it better than this? Would much rather watch Sam Kerr kick goals
I swear to god if someone found a way to get the Socceroos to score in open play it would be the greatest Australian invention since Wifi
Do you think the coach looks at the match and realises we can’t score from open play? Do they realise it’s an issue?
i don't think Arnold realises very much in general.
I'm not sure Maclaren has touched the ball yet...
The orange face masks that they're using over there make people look like they have duck bills lol
How on earth do you get rid of walls in this game?
Is there any serious calls for that, or is this random shittalking?
Shit talking. There’s nothing happening so they’re just talking random
~~MARK BOSNICH~~ ~~BRENTON SPEED~~ SOMEONE HAS JUST SAID HE THINKS FREE KICK WALLS WILL BECOME A THING OF THE PAST AND THAT THEY WILL BE OUTLAWED. FUCK ME DEAD I CANNOT WAIT TO NEVER HEAR THIS COKED UP CUNT AGAIN.
jeez Bozza sounds different these days
...It was Andy Harper, not Brenton Speed. Jesus mate, might want to lay off the snuff yourself for a bit!
...not Speedy either
NO WAY HE IS SAYING THEY SHOULD GET RID OF THE WALL 😂😂😂
There’s discussion of CTE in AFL. The header is a similar thing
A few almost scoring opportunities. Just not on target
Our strongest lineup yet. Can we actually show some scoring power?
By the looks of it, No.
Kenny Dougall I love how you've come from obscurity on the bench with Telstar in the Netherlands to a socceroo... but boy is that a shit haircut
Behich is wank, I wish Callum Elder wasn't injured.
Is this commentator always as unenthralling as this, or did they just get a news reader in to do the job?
This is Brenton Speed. He commentates everything on Fox. And he's equally shit at all of them because of not specialising in anything. He just rambles and has crap stories/segues he injects into the game instead of actually commentating the game
If Jordan score first you can guarantee it'll be time wasting and flopping for the rest of the game.
And if the Socceroos haven't scored by the 30th minute.
Well Jordan need to win to qualify for the next stage
Fuck me that squad line up is hilarious
I was so concerned and confused when I saw it. I was like “geez Arnold really is experimenting”
Like, we're already guaranteed to top the group - if you're gonna experiment, then now's the time to do it.
How did they mess up the squad lineup on the game 😂
The death of Brenton Speed's football commentating career cannot come soon enough
Get the snicko out here, goalkeeper's middled that