Australia used three second-half goals to power past helpless Jordan, 4-0, on Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, climbing back into an automatic qualifying position for the 2014 World Cup in the process.
Incoming Bayer Leverkusen forward Robby Kruse was man of the match and finished with a goal and two assists, setting up the first two tallies by Mark Bresciano in the 15th minute and Tim Cahill in the 61st before putting the game away in the 76th with his own effort.
It's been a roller coaster ride for Aussie football fans over the seven years of the A-League but has the FFA finally embedded the code?
Football has had many ups and downs in Australia over the last seven years. And while the Socceroos are crucial to interest and revenues it's the A-League that is perhaps the true test of our stability and potential for growth.
Lebanon vs Australia 0-3 Highlights Friendly 2012 Socceroos Cahill McKay Thompson Goals Video is
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post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Lebanon vs Australia 2012 ( Lebanon
Socceroos VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Lebanon vs Australia 0-3 ( Cahill, McKay, Thompson)
Tripoli Municipal Stadium, Lebanon- 6 September, 2012- 18.
Japan has the highest proportion of elderly citizens of any country in the world. The irony is when
the Samurai Blue takes to the pitch against Australia tonight, it's the Socceroos who'll attract
all the attention for their age.
The Australian team which drew 0-0 in its opening fourth round World Cup qualifier against Oman had
a combined average age of almost 32.
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post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Denmark vs Australia 2012 ( Denmark
Socceroos VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Denmark vs Australia 2-0 ( Agger pen, Bjelland)
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen- 2 June, 2012- Saturday- Soccer Friendly- 2/6/12 [.
With the restructuring of Australia's coaching badges we've seen an emergence of talented young
coaches taking A-League positions. Nick Cumpston and Nick Amies run the show this week as they
close off the coaching merry-go-round, look at all the latest player movement and dissect the
latest Socceroos squad.
Now I know Australia won last night but Fox Sports continue to suggest this was Thailand's last
They must win - or get a draw to stay alive was the verdict from Australia's best football
commentator, Simon Hill. Simon is always on the ball, pretty much always correct on this stuff so I
was surprised when he went down this line again and again.
It was once the home of one of Australia's finest teams based in Sydney's southern suburbs, St.
George Budapest (who later became St. George Saints), playing in Australia's then-leading
professional division, the National Soccer League (they won the league in 1983). The club had a
rich history, having supplied almost half of Australia's 1974 World Cup team.
Laurie and Bushy take on the ACL, Socceroos, high speed broadband, and even the radio control board, in this comprehensive wrap up of everything A-League in Australia's most incomprehensible soccer show.
Laurie and Bushy look at the A-League All-stars game, the South Melbourne bid for A-League, and yes even attempt to solve the mystery of the magic bullet, all the sublime beats of 90s Swedish reggae - they saw the sign.
Recalled Australia defender Matthew Spiranovic could have joined Brad Jones at Liverpool this
season - but instead landed regular first-team football in the Middle East. The 24-year-old
centre-back, who signed for Qatari Stars League outfit Al Arabi on a lucrative two-year deal in
July, received an approach from new Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers the same month, after the Northern
Irishman had earlier tried to sign him for his former club Swansea City.
Australian under 23 goalkeeper Mathew Ryan will arrive at Spurs at the start August to begin a
week of training and while it seems that this is merely to gain experience, the young stopper looks
a perfect choice as back up to the main goalies.
Ryan was named as the Australian A-League's best keeper during the 2011-12 season and is seen by
many as the natural understudy to Mark Schwarzer.
Melbourne Victory confirmed today that Paul Trimboli has been appointed as Football Operations
Manager. The former Socceroos and South Melbourne star opted for a return home to Melbourne after a
one-year term with Brisbane Roar. Trimboli joins the club having enjoyed success with the
Queenslanders, where he held a similar position last season, as Brisbane
If you've ever read, or even if you haven't read Soccernomics you know that all round the World
it's the Clubs in the biggest cities who succeed....eventually.
Think Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Scotland, England and the answer, despite the odd temporary
hitch is the same. Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Celtic, all win and if they don't win it isn't long
before they do.
Marcos Rojas the young Kiwi flyer showed signs of greatness in NZ - at Victory less so as Managers
struggled to get the best out of him. You can bet Ange will and won't it be great to see the energy
and talent of Rojas go to another level. Ange likes them running and young and it will be
fascinating to see if he has a spot for our Harry.
Feeling buoyant after Australia's resplendent 4-0 win over Jordan on Tuesday — which leaves the Socceroos three points away from automatic qualification to next year's World Cup Finals — manager Holger Osieck decided to treat journalists at a post-match press conference to the words of fourth-century archbishop St Ambrose: "Mulieres taceres in ecclesia.
Nearpost Radio runs on 2xx 98.3fm every Tuesday 6.30pm - 7pm from the Griffin Centre, next to the Canberra Centre, in Civic. Nearpost covers all things Socceroos, A-League and W-League. We're Aussie based and Aussie focused. (Few other, if any, radio or tv shows only cover Australian football) The show was launched by Fox Sports Simon Hill over five years ago and in that time many passionate football fans have been involved in the show.
Training started, already devoid of ideas - then check out Ron Smith's great training app. The App
is only available for your iphone.
Great for players to visualise the exercise, great for you to prepare the exercises as you walk
from the car park or need inspiration when your latest plan isn't working - or a few players don't
turn up - then what happens to the plan?
The A-League is back - the Young Socceroos have played their World Cup - so how many of our young
guns are flying around the league on the opening day of the season? Or come to that the next group
of Young Socceroos?
Steven Lustica - hard to believe a Young Socceroo couldn't get TWO full games with the Gold Coast
over the last two seasons, walks into a four year deal with Hadjuk, has played a number of crucial
games in the centre mid position already.