Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nil All, Good For Qualifying, Bad for Spectators.

Pretty scrappy effort from the Socceroos, Japan out played us, had all the possession and scoring efforts. Cahill played alone up front which surprised me, he was starved of ball and we only looked a chance to score when the perennial mismatch of Kennedy came on all too late.

Puts us in a good position to qualify but made for dour viewing. The main positive to come out of it is that we're yet to concede a goal in this phase of qualifying.


Bobas said...

Australia's inability to control possession was a bit of a worry. Hopefully in Australia with the inclusion of a real striker and kewell, carney and cahill in midfield will solve this problem.

Holman definitely isn't cutting it, created nothing but 3 cardable tackles.

Good to see Chipperfield, Neill, Moore and Shwartzer have a good game in defence, another shutout for the Aussie keeper, single handedly kept Fullham in the game against that div 2 team this week.

Nursedude said...

In Fairness, Japan is still a pretty good side-to get out of Tokyo with the one point was the important thing. Style points are nice, but the Socceroos are in very good shape for going to the big dance in South Africa next year.