Why I loved the Thailand game

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All the so-called experts and many fans on football forums denigrated Australia for their recent World Cup Qualifier against Thailand.


Because we allowed Thailand to score first, we didn't pass with fluency, we launched the ball high into the box too many times, or maybe because we didn't win 6-0.

Bruce Djite is back

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Once labelled the "New Viduka" Bruce Djite produced a Viduka style bit of magic for his second goal of the night in Gold Coast's 3-1 win over a hard working Wellington Phoenix who can just not win in Australia.

A quick flick was all it took to stun Andrew Durrante and Danny Vukovic and Djite's team were back in the lead

And the Gold Coast with Djite already starting to work his way to the top of the scoring charts are looking as though they are in with a shake for the title.

The new Viduka is cooler climes

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We've seen a million "next Harry Kewells" but only one "next new Viduka."

Bruce Djite is clearly not the next Viduka but he did light up the A-League, Asian Champions League and Olyroos campaign and now he's back at Gold Coast United.

In need of confidence as his game suffered as he failed to make a real impact in Turkey, what better place than Australia to make his mark second time around.

Viduka and Moore back, but for how long?

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Mark Viduka and Craig Moore, two of Australia's stalwarts from the last World Cup in Germany, continue to refuse to commit to South Africa 2010.

But Pim Verbeek's confident progress in charge of the Socceroos is allaying fears Australia still rely on a handful of big name players to advance their international cause.

Nearpost radio

Nearpost radio talks A-League: Who's hot and who's not

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Lucy Zelic, Paddy Bordier and Eamonn Flanagan talk A-League to death.

Is Leckie the new Harry and Viduka rolled into one, has Turkey goosed our Bruce, we tell ya the 3 Olyroos who will make the big-time make that 5 and the 5 Olyroos who just won't.

All the wrap from last weekend, who's hot and why Heart's Eli Babalj just isn't.

Nearpost radio podcast download now

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National Show Download
We talk ACL, can the Jets do it?
We hear from Pim Verbeek..found out what he really said about Ljubo, Viduka and Richard Porter..don't believe 442 or Mike Cockerill on these stories.
And we discuss Seb Ryall and that sexual abuse case.

Locally DownloadRuss Gibbs has all the local football scores and news and this weeks local guest is Peter Funnell.


The Scott O'Donell Column

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If you remember Singapore had visions of "GOAL 2010" back in the late 1997 or 98 with the view of qualifying for the recently completed World Cup finals.

They actually set-up a separate "GOAL 2010" department consisting of national and staff coaches as well as the Technical Director. Unfortunately, they soon came to realise that their dream was unrealistic.

Viduka-Blanc-Kewell-Barthez... Nereden Nereye...

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Dwight Yorke'un futbolu bıraktığı haberiyle çocukluğumun bir yıldızı daha kayıverdi sahalardan. Bir zamanlar Manchester United dendi mi akla neredeyse Giggs'den bile önce Yorke gelirdi. Neyse bu vesile ile Premier Lig nostalji yapalım biraz. Fotoğrafımız Elland Road'da oynanan bir Manchester- Leeds maçından.

Harry Kewell

In Praise of Bimbi

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In many ways, Steve Corica couldn't have timed his retirement better. Fairweather Sydney FC fans now have a twofold reason for turning up to the vital game on Sunday (not to mention the finals series); even those fans who drifted away from the fold after the 2005/06 campaign will remember who scored the winner in the inaugural grand final.

Carling Cup Third Round – Ties For The Football Romantic

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I've said elsewhere: there's something about old top flight stalwarts. I'm excited to see Wolves and Burnley up in the top flight again. (Birmingham have come up every other season since I've been watching so that seems too routine to be thrilling.) I'd love to see a club like Nottingham Forest or Crystal Palace or Sheffield Wednesday climb up the Championship table and come back up for old time's sake.


Transfer informant

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Anyone see that new Matt Damon movie...? Anyways:
  • Real Madrid's transfers have them in crazy debt.
  • Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti wants new deals for Joe Cole and Nicolas Anelka.
  • Arsenal reconsidering a move for Chamakh.
  • Viduka's Aussie move is unlikely.

Afternoon transfers

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Not much longer before we're in full swing:
  • Cesc wants closure before he's cup tied.
  • Liverpool to rue selling Alonso?
  • Subotic's agent denies Arsenal move.
  • Italians want less foreigners in Serie A.
  • Bentley now on the move?
  • Madrid to dump van der Vaart for free?

Gimme transfers

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Big USMNT news in the first one:
  • Goff says Freddy Adu is headed to Denmark. As long as he's playing.
  • Jozy completes Hull move.
  • Barcelona keeps talking up Cesc Fabregas.
  • Lack of signings a concern for Everton's David Moyes.
  • Fiorentina sign Zanetti from Juve.

Newcastle United

Transfer Rumors (8 August 09): Liverpool land Aquilani, Toni to sign for West Ham, Real’s Huntelaar moves to AC Milan, and more

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How good of an investment is bringing in an highly-talented but oft-injured player for 20m? Rafa Benitez won't find that out for a month or two, what with new signing Alberto Aquilani on the shelf for the start of the season.

Liverpool aren't the only Premier League side bringing in a big-name Italian import this summer, as West Ham could be set to bring in one of their own before the window closes at the end of this month.

It Has To Be Onward And Upward For Newcastle From Now On

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It's just 11 days before all our players gather back for pre-season training a week on Wednesday. Steve Harper - Â we need to forget about last season and move on And we mean all our players since we have still to sell one player over the summer, but of course Owen, Viduka, Edgar and Cacapa will have [.

Birmingham Leading Chase For 22 Year-Old David Edgar

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Newcastle defender David Edgar looks likely to join Premier League newcomers Birmingham City, after seemingly failing to secure a new contract at St James' Park. David Edgar - 4 year deal at Birmingham? The Kitchener, Canada-born defender's contract runs out at the end of the month, along with those of Viduka, Owen and Cacapa, and will seeming [.

Viduka Sits On Beach...No One Is Surprised

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Having had such a busy season eating pies and occasionally playing a half-hearted match for Newcastle United, is it any surprise that everyone's favourite football mercenary Mark Viduka has declared himself unavailable for selection by Australia.The Australian coach, Pim Verbeek, gave Viduka extra time to make up his mind whether he wanted to join the Australia squad for their upcoming World Cup

5 Reasons Newcastle United Being Relegated is a Positive Thing

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After our relegation on Sunday the Toon have become the brunt of jokes from football supporters and pundits up and down the country. The jubilation seeping out of Hull on Survival Sunday was enough to make anyone vomit. However, it is what it is and the truth of the matter is that we didn't deserve to stay up, we weren't good enough.

Jamie’s report: Newcastle 0-1 Fulham

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A magnificent result for Roy Hodgson's whites, away from home and in the most difficult circumstances. This felt like a real coming of age for a side that has truly blossomed in the final third of the season and now finds itself on the brink of European qualification and Fulham's highest ever league finish.

Middlesbrough v Aston Villa Live

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Middlesbrough v Aston Villa Live Streaming & Match Preview
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Venue : Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough could be relegated before the end of this weekend, if they fail to get any points from this match and Newcastle win or draw, then Middlesbrough will definitely be playing Championship football next season.

Mark Viduka...

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"PATCHED-UP, put out, played well, the fulcrum of much of Newcastle's play".The great Martin Tyler on Viduka being replaced in the 88th minute of this morning's crucial 3-1 win by Newcastle over Middlesbrough, which could just be enough to keep Shearer's men up, and consign Brad Jones' 'Brough and Richard Garcia's Hull to the drop.

Newcastle United Need a Miracle to Stay in the EPL

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The Magpies look destined for the drop

After another defeat, Newcastle United look destined for the Championship. Alan Shearer's men have three games to save their season, but it appears too little too late, and although it is not mathematically certain they will go down, performances on and off the pitch have made it clear they are just not good enough to remain in the EPL.

Shearer - We Must Take Our Chances

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Alan Shearer has warned his strikers that they must take any chances they get in the game at Liverpool on Sunday. Jonas Gutierrez - fit for Sunday's game That comes after Monday night's game where all 3 strikers, Owen, Martins and Viduka each had a good chance to score - but didn't. Â Â And of course [.

Newcastle United: When Magpies Fall Out of the Sky

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Leeds, Charlton, Southampton, Watford etc. The list is continuous, the list of clubs that in recent years have fallen from the Premiership and now battle relegation at the bottom of the championship. Or in the case of Leeds, Leicester, and come Saturday Charlton have dropped into League One.

Michael Owen To Miss Old Trafford Game

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We thought it was leaving things a little late on the Michael Owen injury situation and Kevin Keegan has admitted today that Sunday will indeed come too early for the Newcastle captain. Michael Owen - will miss game against Man United That's disappointing because it means that both Owen and Viduka, two very important players for the [.


Liverpool v. Newcastle, 3 May 2009

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Newcastle continue the fight for their Premier League lives at Anfield, while Liverpool need three points to stay in position to pick up any scraps United drop.

-Reina -
Mascherano Alonso -
Benayoun Gerrard Riera

Bench: Cavalieri, Skrtel, Ngog, Dossena, Babel, Lucas, El Zhar

Smith Butt Martins Barton
Lovenkrands Viduka

Bench: Krul, Guthrie, Nolan, Owen, Gutierrez, Edgar, Carroll

Be honest, you want Newcastle to go down

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You do, don't you? I know you do, and I don't blame you – who wouldn't want to wipe the smile from Mike Ashley's fat face.

I want Newcastle to go down. I admit it freely. Not because of all the "massive club" and "Geordie Nation" bullsh*t, but simply because Newcastle have been one of the worst three teams in the Premier League this season, and that's what it's all about.

The Rest

Asian Cup: Here's how Australia can win despite the looming long dark night

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As the dark cloud starts to shroud our National Team, it's sad to see us bloggers and media types desperate for chinks of sunshine. And it will remain ever so for years to come it seems!

Tommy Oar, Matthew Leckie, Dario Vidosic, Alex Brosque, Matthew Spiranovic, and now Matt McKay and Robbie Kruse.

A-League Review: Perth Glory wins in Goal Fest

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 A large number of good results this round, including an interesting match in Brisbane, with two disappointing defensive errors gifting a win to a deserving Perth Glory. Central Coast won the first ever Battle of the Coasts, in magnificent fashion. Sydney FC won by a narrow margin, but that seems to be a trend for the Sky Blues.

The Rumour Room: Morning Round-Up

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Rounding up yesterdays biggest transfer news and gossip.

"Is that the way to Sunderland?"

Portsmouth Set To Lose Even More Players.

With negotiations with Sulaiman Al Fahim's in a stale mate, Portsmouth will look to cash in on some of their bigger named players.