Wednesday, January 25, 2006

 

Schwarzer Withdraws Transfer Request

The Football Federation Australia web site has just released this news article.

It looks like Aussie keeper Mark Schwarzer - after talking with his manager at Middleborough - has decided to withdraw his transfer request.

I was hoping we could see a move into the higher echelons of the English Premier League, but never the less, we are seeing a positive move by Middleborough to keep who I consider one of the best goal keepers in the world within their ranks.

This is a good move for Mark also, as it could have interfered with his preparation for the World Cup. Every Australian I know wants Mark's mind on the job, so we can see Australia upset a few of the World Cup regulars.

I love it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

 

Joeys Squad that will create History

The Australian U-17 Joeys are going to be the first Australian team to compete in the Asian Football Federation. The World Game has written an excellent article on this.

I think this is the beginning of an important step in the future of Australian Football. There is no looking back now.

Australia will finally see decent competition and get some experience in big game situations. Something we have desperatelyy needed.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

 

Hiddink being Targeted

According to this article the current Australian Coach is being persued by the Russian National Team.

Hiddink's contract with Australia lasts until the world cup finals, so that at least covers us up until then. That is not my concern though. Australia needs a top coach. Just because we have reached the world cup, doesn't mean Australian soccer has reached its peak.

In order to become a strong soccer nation, we need someone at the helm that not only know soccer, but is willing to put in hard yards is making sure the players playing in Australia are developing to the point where we will make the next world cup.

Not enough focus is placed on players in Australia. Everybody assumes, if you are good, you go overseas. I suppose thats why we have the A-League now. We need to have the National Coach working with the A-League, strengthening the tallent pool and bulstering the Australian National Team.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

Adidas Official World Cup 2006 Soccer Ball

Just incase you haven't already had a look at the Football to be used in Germany in the 2006 World Cup, we've scrounged around for a few pictures for you. You can read about the new soccer ball here: Adidas Unveils Official Ball

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

 

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Another Roo to ship overseas

According to this article it looks set that Aussie striker Archie Thompson is going to move to PSV Eindhoven, well all thanks to new coach Guus Hiddink.

Once again, this shows the strength of the Austalian Soccer team as more quality teams are snapping up our best players.

This will lead to a stronger Austalian side for sure. Not to mention more confidence leading into Germay 06.

Big things are going to happen. I can tell!

 

Inter Milan Junior Soccer Camps

Australian Soccer Coaching Clinings (ASCC) are holding soccer camps @ Optus Oval in Victoria. But these aren't your ordinary soccer camps! Some of the top training staff for Inter Milan are coming over to run the soccer camps. My advice - start thinking about booking a flight!

Read more at www.ascclinics.com.au/m...


Monday, January 09, 2006

 

Schwarzer to join the Gunners

Looks like Australian Goal Keeper Mark Schwarzer is looking to broaden his horizons according to this site. This obviously has set the rumour mill in motion and there has been talks of a possible link to Arsenal.

Not that I think Arsenal is a great team
or anything, but why should one of the best keepers in the world be an anchor for the one of the best teams in England.

I think Mr Wenger would be a fool to pass him up.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

 

Australia's AFC Asian Cup 2007 Qualifying Draw

"Australia has been drawn alongside Bahrain, Kuwait and Lebanon in their group for the 2007 Asian Cup qualifiers which start in February.

The draw took place in Kuala Lumpur with Australia drawing three sides ranked below it in the latest FIFA world rankings. "

Group D

1 Bahrain
2 Kuwait
3 Lebanon
4 Australia

Sunday, January 01, 2006

 

Australia officially a member of the Asian Football Confederation

Australia officially became a member of the Asian Football Confederation as of midnight on New Year's Eve. As a result of this move, Australian Soccer will benefit from wider exposure and tougher matches in the Asian league, which could bring in higher revenues.

This is great for the Socceroos, who will have a good chance of qualifying in 2010, leaving the Oceania Football Confederation - the smallest of FIFA's six confederations and the only one without a guaranteed direct entry to the World Cup.

View article @ The World Game