2019 Asian Cup

Forum Phoenix

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Kruse deservedly got dragged at 54 and was pissed.

He was useless. But to be honest. Risdon, Trent, Tommy and Luongo were the biggest disappointments for us in that game.

We just weren’t in the right head space.

So sluggish.

Boyle Leckie and Mooy missing is huge for us.

Positives were Awer did ok and Ikonomidis once he settled looks more dangerous than McClaren and Kruse combined.

Our lack of movement off the ball was Mariner-esque.
 

pjennings

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Kruse deservedly got dragged at 54 and was pissed.

He was useless. But to be honest. Risdon, Trent, Tommy and Luongo were the biggest disappointments for us in that game.

We just weren’t in the right head space.

So sluggish.

Boyle Leckie and Mooy missing is huge for us.

Positives were Awer did ok and Ikonomidis once he settled looks more dangerous than McClaren and Kruse combined.

Our lack of movement off the ball was Mariner-esque.
Mooy has never really delivered for Australia in competitive games. In meaningful international competition since the beginning of the main Round of WCQ in September 2016 he has played for Australia 17 times for 0 goals and assists against Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Thailand. Boyle and Leckie missing hurt though as well as Nabbout.

Our midfield was pretty woeful especially in the first half. Milligan just doesn't have the presence that Jedi had. Luongo was poor the first half but improved in the second and I thought he was better than Milligan. Irvine added a bit in the second. Rogic looked injured even before he rolled his ankle.

Can't see Maclaren, Kruse or Risdon starting next game. Trent and Tommy will be lucky to start
 

true believer

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mooy has play behind not at ten . how many goals has rogic scored at 10 ? 2 in 20 ?
in that , how the f**k did kruse get another start ?
 

pjennings

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mooy has play behind not at ten . how many goals has rogic scored at 10 ? 2 in 20 ?
in that , how the f**k did kruse get another start ?
Agree - Tom has performed better for Celtic than Australia. I was just making the point that Mooy out is not the disaster it is painted as. Leckie and Boyle and even Nabbout are much more important to the way GA plays.
 

Insertnamehere

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Played completely the wrong tactics. You've got midget Maclaren up front so youre bashing in crosses from wide. Honestly. How can Arnie be so naive.
 
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