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“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning,” said Winston Churchill.

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From the beginning, Australia’s Asian Cup was full of hope rather than expectation, and it delivered in almost every way.

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Fresh from Asian Cup glory, can Ange Postecoglou’s revolution see the Socceroos challenge globally at Russia 2018?

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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou’s overwhelming emotion is relief.

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Much was made of the changing of the guard in the Channel Nine commentary box a few years back when former first-class cricketer and experienced media man Mark Nicholas was appointed to become the face of the network’s cricket coverage.

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The Socceroos’ transfer targets won’t get any advice from coach Ange Postecoglou.

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While Ange Postecoglou’s attacking philosophy is starting to pay dividends for the Socceroos in the Asian Cup, and proving a lot of detractors wrong, it’s the team’s defensive improvements that have been just as impressive and worthy of praise.

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Coach Ange Postecoglou says his Socceroos have a chance to not only win the Asian Cup, but also the hearts and minds of Australians.

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Ange Postecoglou reckons the Socceroos were running on empty when he took over as coach.

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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has a foolproof tactic for penalty shootouts: avoid them.

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Shaken to uncertainty by a calculated China game-plan for much of the opening half, it took a fresh second-half attitude and two trademark big-tournament goals from Tim Cahill to propel the Socceroos into the Asian Cup semi-finals in Newcastle next week.

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Our Socceroos are watchable again, and appear to be on the rise, but a slip-up in Thursday night’s quarter final against a Chinese side that has been making quite the splash at this tournament would mean this campaign is rightly viewed as a failure, despite the early promise.

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Despite the disappointing loss to South Korea on Saturday, the Socceroos are not in crisis mode, and an earlier date with Japan is nothing to seriously lament. But if the aim was to top Group A then Postecoglou has to realise that he got it wrong.

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Social media went into overdrive after Australia lost to South Korea in a match that was always going to be more difficult than many seemed to believe.

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Ange Postecoglou has received a lot of credit for his work in the opening two games of the Asian Cup, while eyebrows have been raised in the direction of Uli Stielike, but on Saturday night in Brisbane it was the German who deserved the plaudits.

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Coach Ange Postecoglou blames sloppy defending for pitching the Socceroos on the most difficult path to the Asian Cup final.

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Unheralded hype, transfer talk and a pockmarked pitch won’t derail Australia’s Asian Cup campaign, coach Ange Postecoglou says.

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Coach Ange Postecoglou has flagged changes for Australia’s Asian Cup fixture against South Korea, but is uncertain if captain Mile Jedinak will return.

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Australian coach Ange Postecoglou says he’s not fooled by the canny South Koreans.

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Most pundits seem to have calculated the measure of success for Australia at the Asian Cup as a semi-final result at worst, with a grand final appearance deemed as a great achievement.

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