Postecoglou gives Australia a sense of belonging to something bigger

In case you haven't seen it, video of one of Awer Mabil's goals, a brilliant free-kick....huge fan of this kids, massive front third game... Any other highlights of the game floating about?

17 Jul 2014
Can Brazil replicate Les Bleus’ home success without a world class striker?

Johnno, if you read the article you will see that I have mentioned Henry and added that he effectively played as a right-sided winger in France 98, not a number 9. That was when he played. If you remember, Henry was only 20 at the time of the tourni and didn't feature as a permanent starter. In fact, in the knockouts he came off the bench in the semi and didn't get off the bench in the final. My recollections are that he emerged at France 98 but his best, most consistent football, followed later. I was a massive fan. In fact, he's one of my favourite ever footballers, but the point here is that he wasn't the main central striker in France's World Cup success. Jacquet effectively had the avg Guivarch as his main number nine, and like Fred he copped a whole heap of criticism. But he ended up a World Cup winner at home.

3 Jul 2014
World Cup domination, yet defeat: Ange and his young Socceroos will learn from the errors

Tim Cahill has now scored five World Cup goals and it just dawned on me a little earlier that the last three (one v Serbia in 2010 and the two here) have all be assisted by the right fullback at the time, Wilkshire in 2010 and Franjic and McGowan in Brasil. Great delivery for all three assists

19 Jun 2014
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