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Match Thread: Australia vs Jordan

Match Thread: Australia vs Jordan

tomng12

THANK YOU AUSSIE FRIENDS!!! Big love from Vietnam!


KTown-2006

Good luck in the next round. I love seeing more ASEAN teams make it through.


tomng12

Thank you, hopefully we can face each other in the third round


Walkerthon

I have loved watching Vietnam's story! Good luck in Round 3!!


tomng12

Thank you, best of luck to you too (not like you're gonna need it anyway :D )


LiveBuyer

Typical Australian game, As per usual I'm not looking forward to us facing harder teams.


XxLeth94

Jordan's strategy of long balls against souttar surprisingly wasn't very effective


SerTahu

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.


dazedjosh

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.


justinqinmelb

Not only that, but the pitch was atrocious.


zanty123

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


Walkerthon

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.


theyfoundit

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.


murseglen

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


LiveBuyer

> 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.


Kogru-au

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.


LiveBuyer

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.


Kogru-au

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.


LiveBuyer

> 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.


Kogru-au

Serious question, did you actually watch all 4 hub games? are you not aware we actually changed formation and tactics for each game?


LiveBuyer

Yes.


akbermo

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.


dwadley

Uninspiring perfection but very excited to see us get into the next bit


legoland6000

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.


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murseglen

What if he does? Why are you laughing at this?


legoland6000

My god Jordan actually want to play football now that they're losing


dashauskat

Jeez that's a harsh red and an extremely lenient yellow.


bamboosaou

nahh deserved for the cheap shot on Behich.


dashauskat

Dorm even think it was a cheap shot. If it were the other way, we'd be fuming


FirstTimePlayer

Well, that is a dumbshit set of moves for a team with just a glimmer of hope for their season...


Kristorpha

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?


ticky13

In theory, yes, but you rarely see that given at a high level.


dwadley

Brenton Too used to AFL. Forgotten what constitutes a yellow card or a red card


dashauskat

I agree with him.


GutwrencheR

Oh I thought the guy punched him.


SerTahu

That's what I thought on first viewing as well. Still a shove to the face, though.


FirstTimePlayer

That 18 should be told to fuck right off.


SerTahu

Number 18 HAS to be sent off there. 23 as well maybe.


biggdogg420

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


dwadley

Bring back the biff


FirstTimePlayer

How the fuck is that not a red?


dwadley

Bullshit


legoland6000

Is Behich actually any good at Football?


dashauskat

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.


dashauskat

How's taggart been going recently? Seems the hype died off a lot.


LiveBuyer

Had a poor last season with Suwon and has been injured with Cerezo.


placeholdr_

Tim Cahill but big tall centre back unit


legoland6000

Imagine how good the socceroos would be if all the Tall fucks played Soccer instead of Aussie Rules.


adzzieindeed

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


KTown-2006

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.


dwadley

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


BakedBeans77

I often wonder about this


kytosol

Not a single replay of the goal. Great work. 🙃


legoland6000

We're gonna win the Euros lads.


iheartOPsmum

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.


placeholdr_

This tall Scottish cunt is gonna shit house us to lift the trophy


GutwrencheR

Don't Jordan need points? Should make for an interesting end to the game.


Azza_

If they don't get a point from this game, Kuwait just has to beat Taiwan by any margin to take 2nd.


Timemyth

Taiwan the team whose unbeaten run of defeat surely can't end.


legoland6000

Scott McDonald couldn't get one in 26 in the best Socceroos team of all time. This cunt has 6 in 6 from CB.


Topblokelikehodgey

Going to be amazing when we have to play a good team in the following rounds lmao


dwadley

Praying for a transmission outage to spare us


iheartOPsmum

i am very scared.


Kristorpha

PUT HIM UP FRONT


SerTahu

Keep calm and cross to ~~Tim Cahill's~~ Harry Souttar's forehead


dwadley

It’s worked before why change


biggdogg420

A qualification campaign based purely on 1 man being really tall....... this will win a world cup 😑😑


theyfoundit

🇬🇷 2004. Neva 4Get


murseglen

Did you miss the Josh Kennedy years?


bamboosaou

BIG HARRY SOUTTAR


GutwrencheR

SOUTTAR TRUE BLUE AUSSIE


dwadley

Big Harry is just stretched Tim Cahill I guess hahaha. 90% of our goals are gonna be headers from corners again


murseglen

Best Harry to wear the jersey


dwadley

THE BIG MAN


legoland6000

I’m just happy there was a shot on goal


dwadley

That was so close


dwadley

Wow look our player got up pretty quick


GutwrencheR

Oh sweet I didn't miss Tagarttuuuuu......


FirstTimePlayer

Don't worry, I got my source in the stadium to send me through a list of all the highlights we missed: *


lui4fennessy

We're back!!


FirstTimePlayer

Has the picture quality dropped dramatically? Foxsports using a pirated stream?


dwadley

Fucking get the game on WhatsApp video call


legoland6000

[Kuwaiti television crew](https://youtu.be/dFlOaZMxAeU?t=44)


GutwrencheR

Classic.


FirstTimePlayer

Meanwhile, the guy packing up his hotdog stand due to a surprising lack of customers has no idea what cord he just unplugged.


murseglen

Hot doggies! Get your hot doggies!


SerTahu

I never thought I'd say this, but thank God for E3. The Nintendo trailers are filling this break nicely, haha.


GutwrencheR

Fuck me I thought this started at 5am. Fuuuck. Tune in and nothing even on?


dwadley

Powers gone at the stadium lol play continuing we can’t see shit tho


dwadley

Lights gone out at the stadium. Extreme time wasting.


ticky13

I'm at work and watching on mute. What did Adam say the cause was for the loss of signal?


dashauskat

Power outage and transmission loss. Bozza says there is a dust storm in the area.


SerTahu

Lost power at the stadium lmao. I take back what I said about time wasting - this is peak AFC.


legoland6000

Finally, my regularly scheduled transmission error.


FirstTimePlayer

[Don't worry everyone, I got the stream back.](https://youtu.be/WhOZroDC_YA?t=35)


kytosol

Wow. ABC and Kayo footage have both died. What a pain.


RobotNinja1

The gremlins in the satellite again


BakedBeans77

These dives man. Infuriating


cymonster

good damn I hate the asian teams that dive like this. bring on korea and japan who want to play


FirstTimePlayer

I take it they have decided that thats all we need to see of this game then.


ticky13

Time for everyone to go to bed, per Fox Sports.


murseglen

That's fucking atrocious. Keeper deserves a yellow for that dive


dwadley

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


SerTahu

time wasting while the score is 0-0 is peak AFC


dwadley

Well that’s the worst dive. It was so bad it ended the stream


dwadley

LOL. Grabs hammy


dashauskat

No Matildas thread so I'm just gonna comment here that the Matildas have completely fallen off a cliff since Staj left.


bamboosaou

yeaa it's sad. I hope the Matildas find that dominance again.


dwadley

Imagine the impact on the sport if they won a world cup


dashauskat

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.


dwadley

That’s the worry isn’t it? When you can’t place what’s gone wrong.


bamboosaou

Convenient that Matildas are playing Sweden at nearly the same time. Can watch both games.


dwadley

Is it better than this? Would much rather watch Sam Kerr kick goals


legoland6000

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


dwadley

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?


iheartOPsmum

i don't think Arnold realises very much in general.


dwadley

Shame


dwadley

Ffs


kytosol

I'm not sure Maclaren has touched the ball yet...


mattcrick

The orange face masks that they're using over there make people look like they have duck bills lol


FirstTimePlayer

How on earth do you get rid of walls in this game? Is there any serious calls for that, or is this random shittalking?


dwadley

Shit talking. There’s nothing happening so they’re just talking random


Kristorpha

~~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.


legoland6000

jeez Bozza sounds different these days


Kristorpha

Oops


ReReReductive

...It was Andy Harper, not Brenton Speed. Jesus mate, might want to lay off the snuff yourself for a bit!


legoland6000

...not Speedy either


zanty123

NO WAY HE IS SAYING THEY SHOULD GET RID OF THE WALL 😂😂😂


dwadley

There’s discussion of CTE in AFL. The header is a similar thing


dwadley

A few almost scoring opportunities. Just not on target


dwadley

Our strongest lineup yet. Can we actually show some scoring power?


legoland6000

By the looks of it, No.


murseglen

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


Kristorpha

Behich is wank, I wish Callum Elder wasn't injured.


FirstTimePlayer

Is this commentator always as unenthralling as this, or did they just get a news reader in to do the job?


murseglen

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


Kristorpha

If Jordan score first you can guarantee it'll be time wasting and flopping for the rest of the game.


legoland6000

And if the Socceroos haven't scored by the 30th minute.


Kristorpha

Well Jordan need to win to qualify for the next stage


Kristorpha

Fuck me that squad line up is hilarious


zanty123

I was so concerned and confused when I saw it. I was like “geez Arnold really is experimenting”


SerTahu

Like, we're already guaranteed to top the group - if you're gonna experiment, then now's the time to do it.


zanty123

How did they mess up the squad lineup on the game 😂


murseglen

The death of Brenton Speed's football commentating career cannot come soon enough


legoland6000

Get the snicko out here, goalkeeper's middled that