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do you think Edward Caspers will get a run this season for Macarthur? He was promising in the NPL last season?

Bulls graze around paddock aimlessly in sombre defeat against Sydney FC

Hi Andy, do you know where Dom Costanzo and Kur Kur are going? Cheers 👍

How does Arnold fit Mooy, Rogic and Hrustic into the same team?

great insight as always Andy 👍

Can the Jets resurrect former prodigy Eli Babalj?

Hi Andy – great article as always.
What’re your thoughts on Jason Konstandopoulos? Do you think he can return to A-League level? Every time I’ve watched him he’s been a stand out.

FFA Cup Round of 16 preview: Adelaide Olympic vs Adelaide United

rawlins doesn’t have the skill set to be a right-back long term, i’d assume he’ll move into midfield eventually. aquilina is someone who certainly has the potential to be a Socceroo.

Divided loyalties: Fran Karačić's unusual Socceroos circumstances

in the SMH article it’s clear that Karacic only chose us to play at a WC

Divided loyalties: Fran Karačić's unusual Socceroos circumstances

Hi Andy – can you name your ideal squad and starting XI in the circumstances? So excluding injured/unfit players like Strain, Degenek and Smith and players like Leckie and JMac who are unwilling to travel.

HISTORY MAKERS! Socceroos charge on with record 11th straight World Cup win, as Japan falter again

abdallah has scored 6 in 8 for the levadia U21 side in the Estonian second tier. Whatever you think of Arnold’s selection someone playing in the Estonian second tier should not be considered.

Why do some people enjoy rubbishing the Socceroos?

AA – would be interested to read another article about your life scouting. Found the previous one very interesting.

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

Go woke. Go broke.

The new A-Leagues logo: Inclusive symbolism or a waste of money?

complete. waste. of. time. and. money.

The new A-Leagues logo: Inclusive symbolism or a waste of money?

Waz – what’s Izaack Powell’s situation?? Has he left the club?

Could Brisbane Roar be this season's surprise package?

I don’t think he was a Westie boy, he went to Joeys which is on the lower north shore

Cristian Volpato is set to tear it up for AS Roma – and possibly turn his back on Australia

In terms of stats – both goals and assists – Peter Makrillos pretty clearly outperformed Stefan Mauk if we want to adopt that argument.

'We can outplay any team': Socceroos off to a flyer after back-to-back wins

And he’s now 6’1-6’2!

A-League clubs should recruit South-East Asian players

strain and atkinson are the two best current australian right backs. strain is playing at a higher level than grant has ever played at – and is doing well there; although his defensive positioning has been a little suspect, he’s been superb going forward for Maccabi Haifa. If he can add goals to his game he will be outstanding

Is Arnie dicing with death if he tweaks his Socceroos starting eleven against Vietnam?

I agree – that’s definitely true, although the players are improving week to week playing against older players – Nestor and Mohamed in particular at times were able to adapt and even match the physicality of their direct opponents. I just thought D’Arrigo was noticeably below-par for a more senior player playing in the youth team. I thought Alagich stood out more in that game and Yull overall this season has been producing better performances as a 15-16 year old with a handful of AL minutes than D’Arrigo, who is an established AL player, did v Blue Eagles.

The A-League is falling behind other Asian leagues in transfer fees

D’arrigo was very average in the midweek NPL game. Didn’t look like a 50 game A-League player playing with kids against semipros.

The A-League is falling behind other Asian leagues in transfer fees

yep, agree with all of that, from what i’ve seen. very talented kid, one of many at adelaide at the moment.

What makes a good football coach?

what are your thoughts on bernardo? seems really talented, very skilful, quick – but in NPL this season from what i’ve seen he seems to go long spells of the game without seeing much of the ball or having an impact, and in possession he often beats 1 or 2 players before taking one touch too many.

What makes a good football coach?

Hi Andy, you’ve said a few times that Brisbane has some of the best young players in the country – who in their current NPL set-up should we watch out for? Cheers

How many expansion teams would work in winter A-League?