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Isaac Buatava

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Awesome win Matilda’s….so glad i was wrong. Group becomes really interesting now to.

The Matildas have little hope – but don’t blame them

Hi Lucas, fantastic write up. Agreed with most of what you said. I too am aware of the unexpected success of Atlanta Utd, but wasn’t really privy to how they did it. As a mariners fan, i remember the days of Mckinna and not that he was special tactically, he had an eye for talent and getting the best out of them. He was responsible for alot of those signings that gave arnold the team that won the a-league and the consistency we experienced before then. Miss those days now the jets get the benefit of his football intellect.

Australia isn't ready for Australian coaches

Surely dismissal. I am not sure what the constitution is of the ffa and the process around sacking board members, but in the case of Reid you would hope that she would fall on her sword and resign. But who in Fifa….oh oh i mean ffa resign willingly.

The Matildas have little hope – but don’t blame them

Hi Kanga, yeah agree the matildas are the flavour of the month at the moment. And thats why i referenced m tuckermans article. My ‘fresh’ perspective was more to do with though the girls and coaches have had 5 mths to get over things, the apologies, coaching inexperience and change in defensive structure will in hindsight be seen as elements in a futile attempt to lift the world cup. And i am yes a negative nellie just calling out that because of all that they wont make it out of the group. I really really hope i am wrong and will eat humble pie accordingly. I just feels alot like the socceroos where sometimes hope masks realism.

The Matildas have little hope – but don’t blame them

No worries Jordan,

Got to expect that when brave enough to put your name to an opinion. Anyway, i really do hope i am wrong and the aussies do get through. The best 3rd placed teams might be our saving grace.

I hope the problems at the back are easy to fix…but i think our problem might be more to do with the mental side of things coming from both the off field issues and poor result in the warm up and our opening game. Slippery slope but again hope i am wrong.

The Matildas have little hope – but don’t blame them

I like the Irukandji’s and taipans. Tactical change is absolutely needed to get past brazil.

The Matildas have little hope – but don’t blame them

Sackable offense surely?

The Matildas have little hope – but don’t blame them

Really hope so! I am quietly hoping that milicic’s insistence in the media to not change anything when he actually will is all part of the plan to get over brazil.

The Matildas have little hope – but don’t blame them

Hi Will,

Big call to say they won’t need it as much against fiji. Naisarani would struggle to make the fiji squad itself. Mata, Waqaniburotu, Yato, Cavubati infinitely better ball runners than Naisarani. With 3 of those 4 names going into backrow for fiji i suspect Australia may struggle with the go forward. I am not sure a pocock, Hooper and Naisarani trump say a mata, yato and waqabirotu. Actually they don’t. But agree Naisarani should be wallabies 8.

Wallabies crave a natural ball-runner at No.8 and it needs to be Naisarani

Cameron Bancroft might have had crabs….that’s why the sandpaper!

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

Hi Scott,

“until we win the 4th(which won’t be this year)” …..wow that’s not a lot of confidence but could you be doing the opposite of putting the mocker on them

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

Hi JA, yeah a bit of fun….and wife thinks i am a mad hatter, so your not far off!

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

Do you reckon I ‘should’ have just put “France robbed of the 2011 RWC” as if it were fact.

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

Steve Coniglio contract is up for negotiation at the end of the year….so dusty might become the 2nd highest. But I get the irony.

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

Went to the world cup last year, fantastic time. I share your scepticisms though in regards to rugby having a world cup there. I think the next obvious choice is Argentina, that would be awesome place to have it.

Is Russia ready to host the Rugby World Cup?

The forward pass etc etc doesnt fit my story WC.

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

Kearns is turning into a grumpy old man.

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

Hey we are still best in the world at AFL!

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

I was quite young during the Loe days. All I remember is that it was a topic of conversation among the adults at the dinner table. And where I come from (a league stronghold) it was rare that rugby was front of mind.

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

“Point of this garbage post”….just to distract a little maybe even entertain.
“crap stirring”….absolutely but in a lighthearted manner.
“nothing said in the junk above deserves a comment”……thank you for commenting.
“Havent you got anything better to do”…….than talk about rugby! I suppose the cricket world cup is coming up.

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

Both positives and negatives to playing at home. Will be interesting to see how far the Japanese get?

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

Lol, and the kiwi batsman asked for the ball to be bowled underarm because he knew he was no chance of hitting a 6.

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

Too right! (in my most ocker accent)

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

Interesting claim, the All Blacks for GOAT sports team. That’s a discussion that could go on for days. I nominate Brazil 1958-70′ (the Pele days) won 3 out of 4 world cups.

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

We didn’t find the red duffel bag under the seat…..but we somehow found the Raelene Castle you placed at the Bulldogs. Could you take her back please.

Should New Zealand have really won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?