Socceroos must wake-up quickly

Joseph Roar Rookie

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    I am writing from Papua New Guinea as a Socceroos fan. Waking up early to watch you play that pathetic game was a great disappointment. You not only did not play well, you played like school kids.

    I actually agree with Mark Bosnich!

    Tim Cahill was not supposed to be running up front.

    We needed a good tight game.

    Where was Harry Kewell?

    The midfield broke down, the defence did not talk to each other and we played like we did not want to win.

    The game against Ghana is now a must win. Play structured football and do not rely too much on one player as we did looking only to Cahill.

    Play a simple but cohesive game. We laid back too much and did not know any options.

    Let’s go Socceroos! While you are in the Asian confederate, we in Oceania are with you. Good luck! I will be up and early when you smash Ghana.

    From Joseph, Port Moresby, PNG.

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    • June 15th 2010 @ 1:40pm
      sharminator said | June 15th 2010 @ 1:40pm | ! Report

      The 4 – 0 loss against Germany was a disgrace.

      I am an Australian, living in Paraguay … a soccer mad country. Today the national team drew with the past champions Italy,
      an enormous matter of pride for a small country of only 5 million people.

      But the Australian performance was simply shocking. I watched the commmentary in Spanish … and as the commentators said the Australian team lacked skills to compete … and by the second half they said “las Australianos estan muertos” they are playing so poorly it is like they are dead ….

      They ended up lauging about how poor the “Sockeeroos” as they pronounce it, were.

      I dont understand how we managed to qualify for the World Cup … when the team plays so poorly.

      And as for any ideas about Australia hosting a World Cup … forget it .. we are now the laughing stock of world football.

      Before the game … people here were talking about Australia´s athleticism … our beautiful beaches .. our friendly people … thinking that Australia … as a supposed sporting superpower … could compete .. but now everyone I see here tells me how poor our soccer team is.

      Horrific ….

      Lets go back into Oceania ….. and forget about any more football world cups …

      • June 15th 2010 @ 2:03pm
        Art Sapphire said | June 15th 2010 @ 2:03pm | ! Report

        Sharminator – there are many reasons for the poor performance and Saturday and this has been the main subject of discussion in the last 24 hours. Even great football nations have their bad days and their bad football tournaments – just like your illustrious next door neighbours.

        However – a true supporter of Australian football would never say “Lets go back into Oceania ….. and forget about any more football world cups”

      • June 15th 2010 @ 2:33pm
        Farqwar said | June 15th 2010 @ 2:33pm | ! Report


        “F#%k, no one died”–Vince Grella

        If we can’t take defeat with humour, humility and a desire to do better in the future then we may as well just play AFL or League and live in some imaginary world where Australia is always No. One!

        Learning to accept defeat could help to break down the perceived Aussie arrogance. Crack a beer with your South American friends, have a laugh about the game and tell them about the beautiful, sunshine and beaches back home.

      • June 15th 2010 @ 2:39pm
        punter said | June 15th 2010 @ 2:39pm | ! Report

        You will find the last time the Socceroos played Paraquay, they drew 1-1 about 2 years ago & you will find the socceroos were the better team.

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      June 15th 2010 @ 2:59pm
      AndyRoo said | June 15th 2010 @ 2:59pm | ! Report

      Laugh it off and claim the players were probably drunk…..then when no ones looking sneak out a tear or two.

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