2019 AFC Asian Cup Thread [R]

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nurvin, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. nurvin

    nurvin Member

    Feb 11, 2011
    #1 nurvin, Aug 13, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
    Predict here the 23 man squad that could be sent to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
    Here is mine:

    GK
    Mathew Ryan
    Mitchell Langerak
    Mark Birighitti

    RB
    Joshua Risdon
    Lorenzo Sipi

    CB
    Bailey Wright
    Trent Sainsbury
    Matthew Jurman
    Aleksandar Susnjar

    LB
    Callum Elder
    Aziz Behich

    CM / DM
    Luke Brattan
    Jackson Irvine
    Aaron Mooy
    Riley McGree

    AM / WG
    Mathew Leckie
    Thomas Oar
    Ajdin Hrustic
    Daniel Arzani
    Craig Goodwin
    Tom Rogic

    FW
    Jamie Maclaren
    Adam Taggart
     
  2. luka74

    luka74 New Member

    Melbourne City FC
    Australia
    Nov 13, 2017
    Melbourne
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia

    Interesting choices, good to see a few new names in there, and the exclusion of a few older names, who are probably near the end internationally. No love for Nabbout or Petratos ? I like the idea of Taggart as he scores like clockwork in the A league, Mclaren needs to play also. Need as much strike power as possible. If Mgree and Brattan show good form over the first half of the A League season I think they are good inclusions, same with Goodwin, always been a fan of his. A few names I am not familiar with, will have to do some research. No idea what opposition teams are looking like currently, something to watch over the next few months.
     
  3. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Juric will be in there unless he's injured again.
     
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  4. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
  5. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Here are the team bus slogans for our group in the AFC Asian Cup 2019.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Boyle's out :(

    [​IMG]

    https://www.socceroos.com.au/news/martin-boyle-miss-afc-asian-cup-uae-2019-due-injury
     
  7. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
  8. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    A disappointing first up game. Can't really think of a standout performer for us. We had a lot of possession but that was more a matter of the tactics employed by Jordan rather than our own performance. We don't seem to be able to create anything despite the large amount of possession. Those very few clear cut chances we had had some very poor finishing at the end of them. Much improvement is needed if we are to get out of the group stage, and I'm not sure we have it in us.
     
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  9. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I might add that this is now six competitive games in a row where we have failed to score from general play.
     
  10. +PL+

    +PL+ BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jun 22, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Bring back Timmie from retirement. :whistling:
     
  11. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's funny but this loss to Jordon could wind up being some sort of a blessing in disguise for Australia. If I'm mistaken, the top half of the knockout stages looks a lot tougher than the bottom half. Meaning, the winners of groups B, D + F all go through this route. Assuming Iran, Japan + Australia all won their groups, that would mean Japan vs Australia in the quarters and the winner of that game playing potentially Iran in the semifinals. You'd also potentially have Saudi in that group too. Leaving the likes of South Korea, Uzbekistan, UAE, Qatar, etc. in the 2nd bracket. By not winning either of these aforementioned groups could actually give a team an easier path to the final in the long run. But then again, give the tournament so far, who knows what might happen.... could Graham Arnold's long term tactical ploy all along ;)
     
  12. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Maty Ryan- which says a lot........

    Although "the mullet" actually looked ok in his second half cameo as well.
     
  13. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    If that's the beast McLaren can do we may be waiting a while longer for him to break his duck
     
  14. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    It was funny reading comments like that on FB, and ten minutes later- bullet header. What a finish son! ;)
     
  15. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I'm still waiting to decide if the blocking your own shot or the bullet like header is what we can normally expect from him. If its a bit of both it will lead to some frustrating times. for us poor supporters.
     
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  16. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    C'mon now- blocking your own shot takes some skill! :D
     
  17. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
  18. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia

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