Road to Qatar 2022/China 2023

RECKY

I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit
After what we did to Kuwait after what they did to Nepal
What the hell are we gonna do to the Nepalese
 

Rowdy

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Why the hell cant Australia produce proper strikers anymore. Taggart choked.
Blame Leckie !!

I have noticed the last few years that whenever Leckie plays, and concisely, when he is positioned in the wide right attacking role, he sucks into the middle taking up the strikers 'area' & subsequently scores the 'strikers goals' that the striker normally would.

ie. Tap-ins, on the end of crosses & picking up loose balls inside the 18.

Taggart subsequently was getting 'on-the-ball' wider than where he would of liked to have been.

When was the last time you saw Leckie use his 'infamous' pace and footwork ... beating defenders down the line
- then subsequently entering the corner of the 18yrd box & smashing it into the back of the net ???
:popcorn:


& I know some may say, 'well Leckie scored a few!' BUT will he reliably score every game with this tactic of curcumventing whoever's at Striker.
- it just contributes to the conga-line of rotating /searching for the perrenially needed 'reliable goal scorer'

Until this 'creeping' part of Leckie's game is identified & rectum'afied, whoever? plays at Striker, will have less room to work when the pivotal chances arrive.
 

turbo

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Taggart deserves the chance to get some games back to back in that setup. We’ve given others that chance and probably for too long the least we can do is stick with him for a few more games given he’s our most in form striker. Think he had the assist for one, Mooys goal?
 

RECKY

I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit
Leckie does that at Hertha Berlin too Rowdy... But with less results
 

Rowdy

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Look's like a pretty strong lineup by arnie.
EXCEPT at the back !!
- Wonder how many minutes until the Bailey Wright fcuk-up ??

EVERY Socceroo Cap Postecoglou ever gave him SHOULD OF gone to Alex Wilkinson instead.

Interesting to see how the very young Soutar goes if he starts/plays.
 

Rowdy

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I think Archie Thompson will be at home with a big tub of 'American Samoa Vaso' watching this one. :cool:
 

sydmariner

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EXCEPT at the back !!
- Wonder how many minutes until the Bailey Wright fcuk-up ??

EVERY Socceroo Cap Postecoglou ever gave him SHOULD OF gone to Alex Wilkinson instead.

Interesting to see how the very young Soutar goes if he starts/plays.
I wouldn't worry about Bailey Wright we're 3-0 up after 25 mins
 

Rowdy

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Yeah, goal to Harry Soutar on his debut ..... hopefully just the beginning of him pushing Wright out of contention in the future.
 

Rowdy

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Arnold needs/should start as many 'fringe' players as possible against an even weaker Taiwan next Tuesday
... otherwise there's little gained from a certain 3 points :-|
 

pjennings

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It looked like we played a lot of fringe players this time

Souttar - good target but can he defend?. Happy to cap.
Wright - backup at best
Behich - very poor - a long way back to his best.
Milligan - Maybe he would have beem better next to Souttar - poor in the midfield.
Irvine - better when Giannou came on and he dropped a little deeper.
Maclaren - I have Boyle when fit, Giannou and Taggart in front of him.
Goodwin - showed enough to never play for the NT again.
Hrustic - looked much better than Goodwin - happy to lock him in.
 
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