Friday, December 12, 2008
Sorry to all the many (maybe double figures?) people waiting so long for a post on this thing. But not a lot has been happening for the Socceroos, well nothing that might have put my lazy arse into gear to post something. Here's a rundown of what has been happening in vague terms.
Harry Kewell, has continued to score, got one last week end then took the next flight to Sydney to see his surgeon, nothing new there.
Bruce Djite has scored again for his Turkish club.
Tim Cahill has been playing but has missed a couple of sitters recently, still to regain his true form after the early season foot fracture.
Carney still not getting a game for Sheffield in the English Championship looks to move in the January transfer window.
Also in the English championship, perhaps unsurprisingly Crystal Palace's Nicky Carle feels he's playing well enough to be in the Socceroos, who would you leave out though for this show pony.
At long last Mark Viduka has returned after an Archilles' injury for Newcastle and played pretty well off the bench, hopefully still an option for the roos come WC 2010.
Moore has played for the Queensland Roar since surgery for testicular cancer, hopefully the door remains open for him at the socceroos.
Jade North is going to play in Korea next season instead of being a marquee player for the next new franchise in the A-league.
Lucas Neil continues the charm offensive by asking for more cash from West Ham despite being one of their highest paid players.
At the moment there is the FIFA Club World Cup in Tokyo, don't know much about the relevance of the knockout competition, but the Adelaide Reds are in it. Last night they defeated Waitakere United 2-1 in a come from behind victory, this sets up a rematch with Gamba Osaka who beat them in the two leg final of the AFC 5-0. They will need to play a lot better to be competitive against the Japanese, Waitakere United are only a semi-pro team and they pushed Adelaide until Dodd's 82nd minute set piece header.
Australia's qualification for the next Asian cup begins next month against Indonesia in Jakarta. Pim wants his Euro stars but one would imagine the A (league) team can take care of these guys, I love it when a plan comes together.
Feel free to add comments, I'm sure there's plenty of stuff left out of this.