Roar trio named in Olyroos

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Roar trio named in Olyroos

in some good news coming out if Brisbane, three of Brisbane’s brightest young talents have been called up to represent the Australian U23 side next month in their two match tour of Europe. James Donachie, Brandon Borrello and Jamie Maclaren have been picked by Olyroos boss Aurelio Vidmar to take on the Turkey u/22 side on September 4th in Istanbul, before travelling to Skopje to take on FYR Macedonia u/22 three days later. The two games are being used to prepare the side for next years AFC u/23 Championships in Qatar, which double as the qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Australian’s breezed past Myanmar, Chinese Taipei and Hong…

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An Ikonic Moment for Aussie Youngster

Reports from Italy have emerged stating that young Lazio winger Chris Ikonomidis is set to get his first call-up to the senior Australian squad for the friendlies against Germany and Macedonia on the 25th and 30th of March respectively. The Germany match will take place at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion in Kaiserslautern where Tim Cahill created history by scoring Australia’s first World Cup goal and of course was also the stage for a heartbreaking Round of 16 loss to eventual champions Italy. Alessandra Russo of mondoprimavera.it reported that “Australian coach Ange Postecoglou has decided to reward the excellent performance” of the nineteen…

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Ryan’s Olympic Dream

The Olyroos campaign to Oman at the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Under 22 Tournament ended in the quarter-finals stage against Saudi Arabia. Despite losing out in the quarters the experience and familiarity the squad has cultivated will be important in the road ahead to the Olympics in Brazil in 2016. Perth Glory’s own Ryan Edwards says the time spent in Oman strengthened the playing group and created a better understanding among new and old youth national teammates. “Yes definitely, from this 93 to 95 age group we’ve been playing with each other through previous youth squads, AIS and against each…

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The Missing Link (Part II)

The recent sacking of Holger Osieck has caused the football world to explode with emotions and opinions. In amongst all the finger-pointing and accusations, important issues have been raised that go beyond the role of the national coach. Holger was symptomatic of much bigger challenges facing football in Australia. Arguably, Osieck had to go, just as when any problems surface they must be dealt with, however prevention is always preferable to cure. As mentioned in Part I, the youth teams have been a crucial pathway for a large number of elite young footballers right through to the senior team. Traditionally…

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