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This is a very difficult tournament. Firstly, the golden generation has left no remnants.

Secondly, there will be many good competitive opponents because the Arabian teams will play extraordinarily well home. It is more difficult than Ange Postecoglou to qualify for the 2018 World Cup because the qualifying process was home-and-away. So, should Graham can defend the Asian Cup, he is the best Socceroos coach.

According to record, Arabian teams have won 5 times from 8 numbers of Middle East hosting.

Good luck to Graham Arnold.

What have the Socceroos learned from previous Asian Cup campaigns?

What have the Socceroos learned from previous Asian Cup campaigns?

Over confidence!

No strategic approach!

There will be no easy match at UAE.

Arabian teams will play much better in their territories. The home effect is shown by Al-Ain’s winning over Team Wellington, Espérance de Tunis and River Plate in the Club World Cup last month.

What have the Socceroos learned from previous Asian Cup campaigns?

The Sunday match for Brisbane Roar is important, as it shows how Darren Davis handles his team home.

Reportedly, on 3 Jan 2019 by Courier Mail, Roar’s managing director David Pourre and Football Director Pedj Radinovic will fly to Jakarta next week to talk to the owner about the long-term replacement of Aloisi.

On the report, there are numerous applicants for the vacancy, including Robbie Fowler.

However, why bring in another transition that quickly? Should a new coach is hired there will be another change in late January or early February.

Why not use the money to sign a new player, a good defender? In this season, three good defenders have left. They are Jade North, Corey Brown and Ivan Franjic but Aloisi has just replaced with one, Stefan Nigro. The number of easy goals conceded reflects the situation.

Should Darren Davis coaches well in the next match against Glory, the transition should better be at the end of this season. So far, he is okay. As seen on the match against Newcastle Jets, his response to the progress of a match is quick and suitable. The substations of Caletti, D’Agostino and Wenzel-Halls show that.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 11

In agreeing with your saying, I read the Courier Mail this morning and I know which player said JA will be a world class coach. The player is McKay.

However, your saying of Mark Rudan’s squad is a bit deviating from the fact.

Just because of his remarkable performance in leading and coaching lately, I have done a small study on him to find out more facts about him.

For the squad of Phoenix, there has been a big change. There are 10 players in and 12 players out. As for Glory, 8 ins and 5 outs. Another new coach, WSW’s coach makes 9 ins and 8 outs. Phoenix has a big change.

Maybe, people want to compare the starting lining ups. Okay! Should we compare the Phoenix’s lining ups of first rounds in 2017 with 2018, we can see that there are big differences.

Phoenix 2017, first round:

Galloway, Mullen, Rossi, Abbas
Ridention, Paracki
Krishna, Rufer, Vidosic

Phoenix 2018, first round:
Taylor, Durante, Doyle
Fenton, Mandi, Rufer, Cacace
Singh, Williams

Kurto, Fenton, Mandi, Singh and Williams are new.

Half changed.

Then, I try to verify the idea that coaches of a defending player background, coach better. However, that is not right as Graham Arnold was a striker.

Still I believe that good defending is very important as there has been claims that JA has never succeeded in making BR’s defence good enough.

Take a look on the data:

2014/15 Victory’s GA = 31 (lowest) and won the premiership.
2015/16 AU’s GA = 28 (lowest) and won the premiership.
2016/2017 Sydney FC’s GA = 13 (lowest) and won the premiership.
2017/2018 Sydney FC’s GA = 22 (lowest) and won the premiership.
2018/19 Glory’s GA = 10 (lowest) and leading on the ladder after 10 rounds.

The data set suggests working from the defence first.

However, it is still mysterious about why Graham Arnold can coach so successfully with the philosophy of defending being important during his stay in Mariners and Sydney FC.

Five talking points from A-League Round 10

Mayne Rail Yards?

It is an area which is well developed around. It is not a place not well developed like Tarneit where WMG proposes to build a stadium.

Why would Brisbane City Council build another stadium? Cannot see a reason.

Five scenarios for privately funding a stadium in Brisbane

Privately funding a new stadium?

There are just two branches of discussions. Firstly, BR is to build their own stadium. Secondly, a new A-league club to do so.

Why BR has to build a stadium? Apparently, the cost of renting the venue is high. However, where is the break-even point? Can BR start to make money if the crowd number is 18,000 (like the Brisbane Lions)? There are no figures to see or for studying. However, it may be possible to gain insight by comparing numbers from Europe as numbers from Japan and China seem not appropriate.

According to the statistics portal (, the average attendance number in Italy and France is around 21,000.

So, the target number of 18,000 in average is reasonable. This is supported by the experience that a crowd of 18,000 in Suncorp makes spectacular atmosphere.

Therefore, start making money or not at an average crowd number of 18,000 depends on other factors: management, quality of football; and the stadium, etc.

Poor management would lead to poor quality of football. Poor management would lead to wanting to move to a not as expensive venue. In turn, they will lead to lower crowd number. Then, spirally down, it is a dog chasing its tail.

Suncorp is the best rugby and soccer stadium in Australia, no doubt. So, should BR move somewhere else, the management has to study the trading off. Can the gains in moving balance or overtake the losses?

In business, the is a famous idiom: go big or go home. So, why to go to a smaller stadium with money out of BR’s pocket in advance first? Why not think of better football to bring the crowd number to over 22,000?

Can the number of 22,000 be reached? Yes! When the football is of high quality, number of locals increases. So do the visitors. I have seen big crowds of Jets’s fans (2007 – 2008), Glory’s fans (not the finale match) and WSE fans coming to support their team in Suncorp before. Before!

If you run a restaurant and facing deficit, you don’t raise the price, lowering the food or move to somewhere else.

It is the management, the management to organize and plan, to provide high quality football, to do marketing…

The stadium is just one of the Ps, should reference be made to the 7 Ps of Marketing, Queensland,

The second stream of discussion is a new A-league club to build its new private stadium.

Recently, the Brisbane bids for an A-league licence have exited early probably because of having no fund for a new stadium like the Western Melbourne Group which seems to have property developers to go hand in hand.

Anywhere in Brisbane area that developers would like to invest to build a new stadium to boost property market? Doesn’t seem one.

Would it be better to focus on better football? When WSW had good football, they got a new stadium. Definitely, will go to have a look on the architecture.

Five scenarios for privately funding a stadium in Brisbane

Play like needing warming up like Italians did in many tournaments.

Don’t be over confident, like in the 2007 and 2011 Asian Cup.

Reserve energy for the possible 6 matches in a short period of time.

Take off the major players at the suitable time and don’t let the opponents get well prepared on the strengths and weakness.

In Doha, Australia won Uzbekistan 6 – 0. That was too much. Should substitute and retreat after 3 – 0 to avoid injuries and reserve energy.

Osciek talked about momentum but that scared the opponents.

That happened months ago when Socceroos were doing the the warm up matches.

The winnings of 4–0 over Czech Republic and 2 -1 over Hungary made France and Demark cautious.

Australia smack Oman 5-0, but Asian Cup predictions remain foggy

Wellington Phoenix vs Glory in the Grand Finale in Wellington.

Or, Glory vs Phoenix in the Grand Finale in Perth.

Victory and Phoenix fight out seesawing 1-1 draw

“When one examines his CV, he has little or no experience in coaching a team at a professional level”

Mark Rudan has not but his Wellington Phoenix is in the course of turning around.

José Mourinho was an interpreter.

Aloisi quits Brisbane Roar

“John Aloisi paid the ultimate price for assembling a disjointed squad at Brisbane Roar”

“Aloisi’s “bravery” in calling it quits”, Bleiberg

“leaking goals”

“Avraam Papadopoulos is a good defender but (at 34) isn’t getting any better with the years. Luke Devere is injured, Daniel Bowles is half centre-back and half full-back and Jacob Pepper is a converted midfielder.

“If you compare that to other top teams like Perth Glory, Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory, they have an abundance of good defenders. ”

Why good players have left? Why potential players have not join BR?

“In midfield you have Alex Lopez, Thomas Kristensen and Matt McKay. All three are very good but none are super physical and none of them are a natural number 10. They are all what could be called 50-50 midfielders.”

“None are goalscorers either and they are too similar. There’s something missing in midfield.”

“Jose Mourinho and the third season syndrome…in Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid”

Third season syndrome

“I would advise any young coach not to get into a comfort zone anywhere and try and embrace fresh challenges when they arise, especially after two seasons or more at the same club.”

Comfort zone

“Third season syndrome” and “comfort zone” explain how and why Ange Postecoglou has been behaving? How has he been in Japan?

Aloisi quits Brisbane Roar


Wish you all the best.

Aloisi quits Brisbane Roar

Thank! That shows good professionalism.

Aloisi quits Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar swings the axe on Thomas Kristensen,

As early as after round 3, fans pointed out that Kristensen and Mckay could not defend well. However, there had been no change.

So, the coach has just been keeping on changing the formation among 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3 and 4-1-4-1.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 10

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change. – Robert Anthony – BrainyQuote.”


Aloisi feeling pressure at Brisbane Roar

Why take a not good enough player back?

Aloisi feeling pressure at Brisbane Roar

Oar is over rated. That is why i did not include him. He probably left because of too high his salary, not because of JA’s poor coaching and management.

Maccarone was at the fringe of retiring. So, there was no point for any A-league club to sign him.

Solorzano was not as good when he was older. So, he was omitted in my consideration.

Kaluderovic, agg….. may be maybe.

Hervas, not good enough.

Brattan had left already when JA took over. I have just double checked.

Danning, Jackson, Sarota and Ploenz, they are not impressively good to entered into the list of players possibly left because of poor coaching and management of JA.

Basically, I meant JA had succeeded a very good squad. Then after poor coaching and management, the good enough to be re-signed young players had left.

Aloisi feeling pressure at Brisbane Roar

Who are the good players who has moved out from Brisbane Roar to another good club after JA has taken the rein?

Apart form those moving onto retirement or a semi-professional club, the good players are:

Devante Clut

Steven Lustica

James Donachie

Henrique (transfer back later)


Demitri Petratos

Brandon Borrello


Nathan Konstandopoulos

Corey Brown

Ivan Franjic

Rahmat Akbari

Even if Maclaren (who asked for big salary) is not included, the above players can form a good team which any A-league coach are please to take over.

Aloisi feeling pressure at Brisbane Roar

Rado Vidosic together with Dario Vidošić in the same club!

Jason Culina and Branko in the same club!

JA and Ross in the same club!

Always controversial, always do not get better results.

Ryan Edwards and Cameron Edwards under the coach who is their father. Sick!

Has JA think critically? What would be like for the 1 and a half left in his tenure?

Maybe! As he appeared in the match against Melbourne City, he had not shaved, like Ange Postecoglou’s look under huge pressure when Socceroos was possibly out of the World Cup last year. Luckily, Melbourne City was in transition, transiting from having to not having Fornaroli.

Yesterday, he did not shave again. He must have too busy to think.

Has he thought of family partnership has many problems? What should he do to make him and Brisbane Roar better for the remaining of his tenure?

There are a number of possibilities; resignation; waiting to be sacked; or keeping on struggling for 1 and a half years.

Why good players do not like to remain in Brisbane Roar?

Would it be better to get different opinions from another assistant coach? Would it be better to have the assistant coach resigned rather than both resign?

Aloisi feeling pressure at Brisbane Roar


Ankle not angle.

Aloisi feeling pressure at Brisbane Roar

Adam has missed a golden opportunity to score yesterday. Again!

Why has he been being like that? There were couple of possible reasons came to mind when watching the match in progress. However, after consideration later, there is a most likely reason. The reason is that he has hidden injuries. We know that he wants to perform to show the socceroos’ coach his ability of returning to the international level. So, he hides his injuries.

There is no better reasons as A-league is a decent league.

It is not uncommon that players would hide injuries to get lining up. We have heard sometimes that players telling retrospectively that once losing the position, it is difficult to regain.

This guessing is a reasonable one as Taggart had had injuries back in his stay in the Glory.

This guessing is also supported by my self experience. I had motor-bike sporting injury. No fracture, but many muscles around the angle torn. Then there was plaster casting to make the ligaments grow firm. The doctor said that the cast should not be taken away early, making sure the ligaments firm first before exercising to make them flexible again. Other, he said, you would feel a drop of strength in the foot occasionally.

That was exactly what happened as I remove the cast of plastering early. I could walk but sometimes my foot lost strength on uneven surface. It took me decades to totally recover.

Watch the video again. Taggart lost balance in front of the goal mouth suddenly. This is not the first time he misfire in front of the goal mouth in this season. Despite he has got 6 goals, half of them are from penalty conversions.

JA should find a very good doctor/physio to examine and test Taggart’s legs and feet.

Again, about players hiding injuries, many players would do that. Remember how Jason Culina got Gold Coast United to sign him by hiding his knee injury.

Why JA’s medical staff could not find out the possible injuries of Taggart’s?

Why for a few years, under the management of JA, there have been so many injuries in Roar squad?

Has JA managed or coached well?

Aloisi feeling pressure at Brisbane Roar

The list of points Brisbane Roar has gotten since JA has taken the head coach job is as below:

2015 to 2016 – 48 points
2016 to 2017 – 42 points
2017 to 2018 – 35 points
2018 to 2019 – 18 points (projection after 9 matches)

In 2015 to 2016, the team could still get good results because JA had succeeded a very good squad.

After the players have left to other clubs or retired, JA’s Brisbane Roar squad has become very weak. The list above shows the declining of performance.

Why good players do not want to stay in Brisbane Roar?

Have said weeks ago that JA cannot coach defence.

The squad under his management is so bad. There have been injuries all the time.
Has he considered that he is not good enough to be a coach on this level?

Aloisi feeling pressure at Brisbane Roar

Jose Mourinho has left MU.

Liverpool lop off the rotting head of United: EPL wrap Matchday 17

“John Kosmina says the referees can’t play the game themselves and therefore don’t understand the mechanics of it”,

What is his position in Fox Sports? Paid journalist? Guest? Commentator? Football expert? Is he employed to make people entertained?

What chance do A-League referees have after Kosmina’s ridiculous comments?


What chance do A-League referees have after Kosmina’s ridiculous comments?

Cannot understand!

“One word- Quality.”

“The problem is the game is too fast and not enough Aussies can keep up. Improved quality is just making the game less accessible to the majority of Aussies.” Cannot agree with this. Actually, many matches in this season are slower than seasons before.

How to measure quality?

Why have so many people stopped watching the A-League?