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I would say Australia vs NZ is now 1% chance going to happen. Hopefully we get their friendlies live. Probably a smaller chance then 1%.
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Some interesting comments. For all those who think we would beat Oz, your dreaming. If they are a very average international side, what does that make us. Their ranking is far too high and I doubt Aussie or us will get past the first round.
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Leggy wrote:
Some interesting comments. For all those who think we would beat Oz, your dreaming. If they are a very average international side, what does that make us. Their ranking is far too high and I doubt Aussie or us will get past the first round.
That's like saying that upsets don't happen... Fairly stupid comment thinking we can't beat them.
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brettdale wrote:
Depends on the draw.

You are very naive by making this comment.I am one of the AW's biggest supporters and I think that the fact we are in the World Cup is the best thing since sliced bread. I have been the World Cups and Euro Champs and if you really know anythig about football, you should realise that we just don't have the class players to progress to the next round regardless of the draw.
In the last two World Cup games we had 7 players that play in the A league plus Ivan. Our boys have done a great job, but if you really think we can progress to the next round, you are truley a gripper.
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Leggy wrote:
Some interesting comments. For all those who think we would beat Oz, your dreaming. If they are a very average international side, what does that make us. Their ranking is far too high and I doubt Aussie or us will get past the first round.
That's like saying that upsets don't happen... Fairly stupid comment thinking we can't beat them.


You may think it is stupid, but to have upsets in the first round would mean that of the 3 games all of them would have to be upsets.You probably still belive in the tooth fairy.
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Leggy wrote:
Leggy wrote:
Some interesting comments. For all those who think we would beat Oz, your dreaming. If they are a very average international side, what does that make us. Their ranking is far too high and I doubt Aussie or us will get past the first round.
That's like saying that upsets don't happen... Fairly stupid comment thinking we can't beat them.


You may think it is stupid, but to have upsets in the first round would mean that of the 3 games all of them would have to be upsets.You probably still belive in the tooth fairy.
How is winning all 3 games in a pool have anything to do with us beating Australia in a one off game?
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Leggy wrote:
brettdale wrote:
Depends on the draw.

You are very naive by making this comment.I am one of the AW's biggest supporters and I think that the fact we are in the World Cup is the best thing since sliced bread. I have been the World Cups and Euro Champs and if you really know anythig about football, you should realise that we just don't have the class players to progress to the next round regardless of the draw.
In the last two World Cup games we had 7 players that play in the A league plus Ivan. Our boys have done a great job, but if you really think we can progress to the next round, you are truley a gripper.


It's not entirely inconceivable that we could progress to the second round - in one scenario, 2 points are enough to get through. I don't think this is very likely, but it is possible.

I think with a good draw we may be able to get a point or two, with a bad draw...well. Let's hope it's a good one.
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el grapadura wrote:
Leggy wrote:
brettdale wrote:
Depends on the draw.

You are very naive by making this comment.I am one of the AW's biggest supporters and I think that the fact we are in the World Cup is the best thing since sliced bread. I have been the World Cups and Euro Champs and if you really know anythig about football, you should realise that we just don't have the class players to progress to the next round regardless of the draw.
In the last two World Cup games we had 7 players that play in the A league plus Ivan. Our boys have done a great job, but if you really think we can progress to the next round, you are truley a gripper.


It's not entirely inconceivable that we could progress to the second round - in one scenario, 2 points are enough to get through. I don't think this is very likely, but it is possible.

I think with a good draw we may be able to get a point or two, with a bad draw...well. Let's hope it's a good one.


I am praying every night for the perfect draw.
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Leggy wrote:
Leggy wrote:
Some interesting comments. For all those who think we would beat Oz, your dreaming. If they are a very average international side, what does that make us. Their ranking is far too high and I doubt Aussie or us will get past the first round.
That's like saying that upsets don't happen... Fairly stupid comment thinking we can't beat them.


You may think it is stupid, but to have upsets in the first round would mean that of the 3 games all of them would have to be upsets.You probably still belive in the tooth fairy.
How is winning all 3 games in a pool have anything to do with us beating Australia in a one off game?


If we have eight players in the local league and Oz have nine playing EPL or top European leagues, what do you think?
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Chelsea lost to Barnsley in the FA Cup and I would say that was a bigger upset then NZ beating Australia ever will be. You also have to consider that we will "step-up" so to say. Not to mention most of their players atleast when they play for Australia don't play at the same level as they do at club level.
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Chelsea lost to Barnsley in the FA Cup and I would say that was a bigger upset then NZ beating Australia ever will be. You also have to consider that we will "step-up" so to say. Not to mention most of their players atleast when they play for Australia don't play at the same level as they do at club level.

I can see your point and anything is possible, however I doubt that we would beat Oz.
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Leggy wrote:
Chelsea lost to Barnsley in the FA Cup and I would say that was a bigger upset then NZ beating Australia ever will be. You also have to consider that we will "step-up" so to say. Not to mention most of their players atleast when they play for Australia don't play at the same level as they do at club level.

I can see your point and anything is possible, however I doubt that we would beat Oz.


They're unlikely to play each other at the wold cup, or even before it, so it's a mute point in any event.
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diego's son wrote:

Leggy wrote:
Chelsea lost to Barnsley in the FA Cup and I would say that was a bigger upset then NZ beating Australia ever will be. You also have to consider that we will "step-up" so to say. Not to mention most of their players atleast when they play for Australia don't play at the same level as they do at club level.

I can see your point and anything is possible, however I doubt that we would beat Oz.
They're unlikely to play each other at the wold cup, or even before it, so it's a mute point in any event.

Correct
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diego's son wrote:

Leggy wrote:
Chelsea lost to Barnsley in the FA Cup and I would say that was a bigger upset then NZ beating Australia ever will be. You also have to consider that we will "step-up" so to say. Not to mention most of their players atleast when they play for Australia don't play at the same level as they do at club level.

I can see your point and anything is possible, however I doubt that we would beat Oz.
They're unlikely to play each other at the wold cup, or even before it, so it's a mute point in any event.


Moot?
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el grapadura wrote:
diego's son wrote:

Leggy wrote:
Chelsea lost to Barnsley in the FA Cup and I would say that was a bigger upset then NZ beating Australia ever will be. You also have to consider that we will "step-up" so to say. Not to mention most of their players atleast when they play for Australia don't play at the same level as they do at club level.

I can see your point and anything is possible, however I doubt that we would beat Oz.
They're unlikely to play each other at the wold cup, or even before it, so it's a mute point in any event.


Moot?


Something like that, you get my drift though
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Feel sorry for Australia. Probably the second or third toughest group?
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It's not entirely impossible for them to scrape through but yes a very tough group.
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It would be sad that the top AFC team would not get through.

Australia had plenty of strong games in AFC in leading up to this WC compared when they were in the WC2006. Indication are that they are a much more tougher team than were in 2005 with the Asian Cup and AFC WCQ games as well has having Pim coaching over a longer time period. Australia didn't even concede a goal in the final AFC group stage which suggests that they are cohesive in defence.

Of course it is a large step up but the step up would not be as big as they had to step up in 2006. they will definitely put up a very good chance. Can never really write off the Aussies.
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It would be a shame if no AFC team gets through... Japan have a good chance though. This'll be a very interesting group.
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It would be sad that the top AFC team would not get through.

Australia had plenty of strong games in AFC in leading up to this WC compared when they were in the WC2006. Indication are that they are a much more tougher team than were in 2005 with the Asian Cup and AFC WCQ games as well has having Pim coaching over a longer time period. Australia didn't even concede a goal in the final AFC group stage which suggests that they are cohesive in defence.
Yes they did...
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Colvinator wrote:
It would be a shame if no AFC team gets through... Japan have a good chance though. This'll be a very interesting group.


Don't expect any AFC teams will get to the next round. Oz are the best of the AFC lot, but this group I think is too difficult for them.
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If Australia are better than Japan and Korea, I don't think it's by that much.
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They got spanked 3-1 by Korea in a friendly a month or so back.  Threy weren't at 100% strength but they were well outplayed.
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Yeah otherwise the AWs are one of the best teams in the world because we put 3 past Italy and only just lost without Fallon and by far our best player Nelsen.
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I disagree that friendlies count for absolutely nothing. FIFA knows this, as do most managers. You obviously can't say: they beat them at a friendly so they are better, but they shouldn't always be completely ignored.
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Really tough group for the Aussies, the odds are definitely stacked against them but I wouldn't be surprised if they snuck through. No one would've rated them much higher in '06 but they are battlers no doubt.
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just cant see them getting out of the group. its ok though cos john aloisi told everyone not to worry about their tough draw
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Colvinator wrote:
I disagree that friendlies�count for absolutely nothing. FIFA knows this, as do most managers. You obviously can't say: they beat them at a friendly so they are better, but they shouldn't always be completely ignored.


When I was playing the reserves beat us every Thursday night.
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I would say Aussie's group is the second group of death.
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I heart Nicole Kidman

http://media.smh.com.au/sport/sports-hq/afl-wrong-on-cup-bid-buckley-952333.html

Great shout out to OFC and a few clips of the football ferns playing their women's team. Quite convincing promo.
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Castrol Prediction says:

1. Germany
2. Australia
3. Serbia
4. Ghana

Predictions for Australia.

20.0% Chance of finishing the group 1st.
28.1% Chance of finishing the group 2nd.
28.6% Chance of finishing the group 3rd.
23.3% Chance of finishing the group 4th.

Overall chance of progressing to the knockout stages 48.2%

Chances of getting to Quarter Finals 21.6%
Chances of getting to Semi-Finals 10.0%
Chances of getting to the Final 3.7%

Chances of winning the FIFA World Cup 1.3%

If Australia qualify 1st i their group they are most likely to play:

Round of 16: USA
Quarter Finals: Argentina
Semi-Finals: Spain
Final: Netherlands

If Australia qualify 2nd in their group they are most likely to play:

Round of 16: England
Quarter Finals: Uruguay
Semi-Finals: Brazil
Final: Spain
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Mon the aussies, my next favourite team besides us of course.
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Got an official Serbia shirt now so I'll be right jeered up for their game against Aussie!
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Anyone have any idea where to get (ideally cheap) an Australian footballl top...
 
With either:              DURANTE   or       MCKAIN
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Looking good for Durante and/or McKain to start this one....
 

Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Pim Verbeek has given permission for Jade North to leave the camp which is preparing for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2011 Qualifier against Indonesia, presented by FOXTEL, which will be played at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Wednesday 3 March 2010.

 

North is in the final stages of transferring from K-League club Incheon United to Norwegian �Tippeligaen� Club, Troms�, and will leave Brisbane on Saturday to meet up with his new club in Turkey to undergo a final medical test.

 

North had consulted Verbeek throughout the transfer process and the Qantas Socceroos Head Coach understood why North had to leave camp early.

 

"I am very happy for Jade to find another club and it appears to be the right time to leave Korea so he can give himself the best chance to be selected for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa," Verbeek said.

 

"He is going to play in a very difficult league and if he can play regular football he will be much better off,� concluded Verbeek

 

As a result of North�s departure, Verbeek has called up Adelaide United defender Robert Cornthwaite. Cornthwaite made his debut for the Qantas Socceroos in the AFC Asian Cup 2011 qualifier against Kuwait in Canberra last year.

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