Postecoglou Named Socceroos Head Coach

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Postecoglou Named Socceroos Head Coach

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today announced that Ange Postecoglou has been appointed Head Coach of the Socceroos. The five-year agreement runs until August 2018 and will see Postecoglou takes charge of the Socceroos at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Australia and in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian qualification matches. Postecoglou, 48, will officially start in the position next Monday 28 October and his first match as Head Coach will be against Costa Rica at Allianz Stadium, Sydney on Tuesday 19 November (7.30pm kick off) Tickets will be on sale to the Football…

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Broadening the Scope

The story told regarding the Socceroos is one with differing narratives depending on which end of the pendulum you swing. Some say there’s a deep rooted issue in the whole system, others say Australia’s youngsters are simply “not good enough” to borrow a phrase from senior National team player Luke Wilkshire. I don’t disagree there’s a problem with the talent pool, but it’s been an issue pre-dating 2013. Those were the reasons the National Curriculum was introduced, and I’m not here to discuss the success or lack thereof of the scheme. A question many fans, journalists and anyone interested in…

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There’s a Bigger Problem

Australia’s national football teams are under intense speculation. After two consecutive 6-0 defeats to Brazil and France and the under 19’s losing 5-1 to Vietnam just recently, plenty of wide-spread debate and criticism has been aimed at the national team structure. FFA’s hand was forced into sacking Holger Osieck and could you blame the governing body? Ninety-nine percent of the public would’ve acted the same. The team is low on confidence, it is quite simple. Now Lucas Neill has suggested the youngster’s attitude towards playing for their country is not right. His comments have been met with some criticism from…

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With Osieck Gone, Where to from here for the Socceroos

After two successive 6-0 defeats at the hands of Brazil and Les Bleus, Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has been pushed before he jumped with nine months until the 2014 FIFA World Cup. With many crying out for his dismissal or resignation for months, the departure of Osieck only hours after the second of those 6-0 defeats has been met with some sense of relief amongst the Australian football community. Like the football faithful in this country, it appeared that Osieck had lost the support of the dressing room for some time. Let’s return to the last night of qualification for…

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