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Lionheart

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Loves all live sport. Played rugby codes as a youth, cricket and athletics. Threw away the golf clubs and bought two bikes. Now a gentle road and mountain bike rider and a football fanatic with age. It's so big, we've just got to be part of it. Brisbane Roar member, NQ Cowboys fan.

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Always disappointed to see players who are so good with their club, Alexander Arnold, Foden, Bellingham and others look not to good for their country. Worse still, when it’s out of (their club) position.

'We're struggling': Kane's brutal honesty as Southgate experiment fails again, Spain beat Italy in 'total mismatch'

I don’t think he’s up to standard Grem. No mention of any other club. He’s only had two A League appearances and hasn’t done much in NPL. I watch some of their games on Youtube and barely notice him, maybe he’s played more U23s. Roar execs have stated that the academy is a high priority, and given they’ve released several other fringe players, I can only think it’s part of a clean out to make way for other young promising talent.

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

it was bad but many (most) of those goals were scored by a quick counter attack. Almost every team we played (Sydney, Adelaide and not many others excluded) had a bus parked in front of their goal and a speedy striker back on halfway waiting for our inevitable mistake and handover. Bulls showed other teams how to beat us, and they did. Hopefully we get that sorted.

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

We don’t hear much about the relationship. I can’t say I’ve ever heard one speak condescendingly of the other, maybe I missed it. In the early days JJ made it clear that he wanted to open the football economy and wanted transfer fees, NSD and P/R. He’s come some of the way, but he has to work with the States which is perhaps just as big a bunfight as APL. He’s been lobbying for better government funding and stadiums. APL pours a lot of money into the game but they’ve also managed their part poorly. I’d like to see much improved management from APL before FA hands out too much cash, there’s just too many other areas of our game that could benefit from the money.

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

and they’ve just announced Tom Aldred is leaving, not sure where to.

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

He was on the FQ Youtube show with his Dad, hosted by Pen Power coach. It’s worth watching though it’s as much about his Dad, a former player. All his Dad’s footballing mates know him well, call them selves his former babysitters. He’s got good company around him.

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

we did play an A League match in Cairns a few years back, v Phoenix. Time was mid-afternoon, would have been much better at dusk or night. Roar’s problem, we get the absolute minimum of A League games in Qld anyway with just one club.

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

keep the faith Waz. Bakries have three options, bottomless pockets, couldn’t care less, or a self-sustaining well managed club. They have clearly chosen the third approach after a decade plus of the middle option. It’s going to take time.

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

that would be Marcus Frekanus I expect

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

he’ll take them as far as he can

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

Ivan Ozzi’s score quite a few goals for Roar’s NPPL side this season. I don’t know where he came from, Lions FC I think, but if goals is a measure, he’s ok.

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

Ryan Lethlean’s played a lot of NPL, not sure why we signed him.

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

I don’t mind , but looking less likely to make it

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

EPL draw is out Grem, easier for you to plan your trip

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

Roar are playing money ball, not surprised they were outbid for Ibusuki, and old Ben’s probably holding out for more than he’s worth, like Tom Aldred. Kai Trewin’s a big loss in my view, like Jordan CP, years of investment for no monetary return. They tried hard to retain Kai apparently but he has a personal attraction (girlfriend) in Melbourne. Marcus the American is actually an Ausy so he won’t be taking a Visa spot, Roar fan as a kid on the Sunny Coast. Let’s hope he’s got the goods.
Agree with Waz, I don’t think Waddo’s off to Spurs just yet, they’d have grabbed him by now if they really wanted him. Still expect a big future for our lad, and a few other youngsters like Quinn MacNicol.

A-League transfer news: Champs already improve, Roar look stateside, while others keep their powder dry

funny though, never seen them in England

'He writes his own script': Jude delivers, Foden's 'sad' struggle, Eriksen's heart warmer, Wout wins out

They would do well to employ a few Optus people

'He writes his own script': Jude delivers, Foden's 'sad' struggle, Eriksen's heart warmer, Wout wins out

I watched the 20 minutes highlights game only but agree with Buddy’s description. The Bellingham goal could equally have been Kane’s had the cross been slightly shorter, mind you Serbia came close right at the end of the first half. Optus do a great job.

'He writes his own script': Jude delivers, Foden's 'sad' struggle, Eriksen's heart warmer, Wout wins out

plenty of Ausy women matches too Grem, tickets easier, Caitlin Ford, Cooney Cross & Steph Catley at Arsenal, Mackenzie Arnold & Minnie Gorrie at West Ham, Mary Fowler & Alana Kennedy at Man City. Lots of choices. Try a pub to view a game too, not all show football (some ban it) and some are designated by clubs.

Yoda and Yengi: Is Kusini the Socceroo destined to bring balance to the Australian football galaxy?

Many people on here are probably better placed than me to advise you Grem. Son-in-law has arranged my tickets. He uses the hospitality package at Liverpool but sits in the stands not one of the exorbitant lounge packages. He and a few of his friends are non-paying members, not with a Liverpool address so down the priority list for normal ticket sales. Otherwise, he’s arranged tickets through friends (West Ham members) or we’ve gone to Championship matches (Norwich). Hammers is cheaper but atmosphere lacks (bubbles aside). The draw’s out shortly, you might be able to get a Spurs match, you can sign up for ticket alerts on their website, or an Ipswich town game with Mas and Burgess.

Yoda and Yengi: Is Kusini the Socceroo destined to bring balance to the Australian football galaxy?

I watched a few games of last years Euros, U21s. England were all class but historically Spain and Italy are the ones, apparently. Watched some highlights of the current Euros this morning, Spain has a 16 year old in their starting lineup.

Yoda and Yengi: Is Kusini the Socceroo destined to bring balance to the Australian football galaxy?

Sadly, that’s true NickA. Hope we have at least a couple of much better players coming through.

Yoda and Yengi: Is Kusini the Socceroo destined to bring balance to the Australian football galaxy?

Have a look at England U20 if you want to see quality

Yoda and Yengi: Is Kusini the Socceroo destined to bring balance to the Australian football galaxy?

Don’t get me wrong, I like Chris but we need a next level forward. Correct me if I’m wrong but Wood’s floated around the Championship and EPL teams fighting to avoid relegation. We need another Kewel or Viduka, a forward with a firm place in a mid-level club in one of Europe’s top couple of leagues. Socceroos need our Sam Kerr and Mary Fowler.

Yoda and Yengi: Is Kusini the Socceroo destined to bring balance to the Australian football galaxy?

He’s a big lad and I’ve always been impressed with his presence whenever I’ve seen him live, but he’s never really impressed me on the ball, at either AU or WSW. He’s no superstar, more like kiwi Chris Wood who will get a few goals if they fall his way. In our favour (& his), he’s still relatively young and will now be playing at a high level every week. Good luck to him.

Yoda and Yengi: Is Kusini the Socceroo destined to bring balance to the Australian football galaxy?

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