The Missing Link (Part I)

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The Missing Link (Part I)

The Young Socceroos have just completed a low-key AFC U19 championship qualifier campaign in Malaysia. Finishing a disappointing second in Group F, the young Aussies await other results to learn whether they will progress to the Championships to be held in Myanmar next year. A 5-1 loss to Vietnam has left a lot of people scratching their heads to what went wrong and what does this mean for the next generation. While still early in a player’s development, the Young Socceroos provides a great opportunity to expose the next generation of Australian footballers to the demands of international football, tournament…

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The Kids are alright (part II)

In this second part of the two part look at youth development and the young players we have coming through, we shift the focus onto the young players themselves. The players that will be looked at are based in Australia or abroad and will still be under thirty years of age by the World Cup in Russia in 2018. Five line-ups with no players repeated have been named. Line-up 1: GK- Mathew Ryan (CCM, 20) CB- Curtis Good (NUFC, 19), Bailey Wright (Preston NE, 20) RB- Ryan McGowan (Hearts, 23)                      LB- Jason Davidson ( Heracles, 21) DM-…

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The Kids are alright (part I)

This is the first part of a two-part look at the younger players Australia has coming through and how they compare to previous generations as well as looking at how the times have changed. Part one looks at how the times have evolved over the last 20 years and what this means for the players and youth development. Australia’s recent performances on the international stage have caused many questions to be asked of where Australian football is and where it is heading. While it is understandable for fans and pundits alike to be disappointed in the recent results our senior…

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